Reef Central Online Community
Neptune Systems

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > General Interest Forums > Reef Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 05/17/2010, 03:12 AM   #1
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile My 300G Reef in Saudi Arabia

I dont think so that I will stay and stick with this upgrade and will not upgrade some time in future. So the journey ahead should be fun.


Well here, it goes...



Little Back Ground:

My name is Syed and I have been addicted by Life under the Sea. After 15 years of freshwater tanks I decided to take the plunge into saltwater in 2001 and built, my first reef Aquarium in Bangkok Thailand.

When I move to Saudi Arabia in 2004, the addiction of Marine life was very strong, which forced me to start again a Reef Aquarium. So in August 2007 I started again 120 G Aquarium.

27th August 2007



And after that and and


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 03:17 AM   #2
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
In January 2010 I decided to upgrade my 120G to 300G Starfire custom-made. My current tank is 145cm x 41cm x 52cm custom-made with internal overflow box including a lot of gurgle and vortex sound. Lol, which I sort out last year with playing with Ball valve.

First two years I was completely fail to keep SPS and LPS. Only able to keep Leathers zoos and mushroom. Last November a friend of mine force me to start SPS again, maybe this time I will get good luck and will able to keep them survive. Staghorn and stylopora coral.


Re-aquascaping in left side of the aquarium to place them.





__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 03:20 AM   #3
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

I took some colonies of Bird Nest, Pocillopora, montipora, Purple and Green Acropora.

SPS on the place .






__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 03:27 AM   #4
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
My current system is very simple. No calcium reactor until today, and will not in future because I am too much happy with Randy Holmes Two Part recipe for dosing calcium and alkalinity. But I keep space in my sump for Calcium Reactor in case.

After six months, I realized that this time I got good luck and able to keep SPS.

April 2010 - Left side



April 2010 - Right Side



April 2010 - FTS



Current Tank:

My current tank and equipment.
Lighting: 1 x 400W MH 10K.
2 X 150W MH 20k.
4 x Actanic Blue T5.
1 x Fuji Purple T5.
3 x VHO.
Protein Skimmer: Weipro SA2014 with Atman AT105.
Return Pump: Atman AT106.
Canister filter: ROWAphos 50grm - Activated Carbon 300grm.

and after that


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 04:47 AM   #5
TiTAN
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Kildare, Ireland
Posts: 260
Looks good.


TiTAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 05:34 AM   #6
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

Now, Here we go..:

After much deliberation and research, I've decided The tank will go into the same room the first tank is in and to the right and left of the tank just past the light switches 110V & 220V. The stuff, which are from USA and other countries, are 110V and locally stuff are 220V.

The Room is approximately 10 X 12 and is cooled via 2 Ton (or 24000 BTU) air conditioner. Heating the room is not a big issue, because we have four beautiful season, summer (hottest) winter (Hot), Autumn (Also Hot) and spring (Hot again). My AC runs 20 Hours a day to control room temperature.

Because of the current use of the room and the available space that remains, the tank will be 72L X 30W X 24H.

Thanks Andrew. Andrew from Hong Kong send me his Aquarium stand diagrams for my 300g.

I have made little changes. Instead of making the sliding doors I prefer to use clips for completely remove the doors from the stand. Color will be completely white. I have already ordered the stand, which I will receive by today evening. Ill post more photos by tomorrow.

STAND









And after that and


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 05:54 AM   #7
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

With Ahmed (A brilliant guy) suggestion I choose Starfire tempered Glass 10mm thickness.
This is known as Crystal glass as well.

I decided and designed two external 50cm overflow with 3 x 1.5 holes in each box. One for Regular drains one for Flood drain (in case) and one for return from the sump. I choose Herbie silent overflow for drain. Hope it will work well. Ill post more details as it goes together. Most probably, Glass will be ready by next week. According to the factory, it will take 5 to 6 days.

AQUARIUM







and then after that

and



and




__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 05:59 AM   #8
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

My plan to make back wall like .......

AQUARIUM BACK WALL




Need more and


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301

Last edited by syedjilani; 05/17/2010 at 06:14 AM.
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 06:01 AM   #9
ziyaadb
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South Africa - JHB
Posts: 756
hi syed we cant see ur pics


ziyaadb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 06:07 AM   #10
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by ziyaadb View Post
hi syed we cant see ur pics
may be the server not suporting in S.A. Let me try some thig else. upload the pics on another server.

Anyone else face same problem ?????


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 06:42 AM   #11
shullat
Registered Member
 
shullat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: in exil
Posts: 593
No I can clearly see the algae on the back pane of glass... sorry about that
Did you pick up the stand or ot yet, what about the glass?
I can see in the near future that I may be going custom...
And I'll confirm on wednesday for the dive.
Good luck btw...


__________________
Nick

Current Tank Info: a small fishbowl
shullat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 06:58 AM   #12
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by shullat View Post
No I can clearly see the algae on the back pane of glass... sorry about that
Did you pick up the stand or ot yet, what about the glass?
I can see in the near future that I may be going custom...
And I'll confirm on wednesday for the dive.
Good luck btw...


Nick, your eyes are very strong. Return all my Zoos back with Yellow Goby, which i gave you. lol


It's ready. Stand guy Called me and confirm that i can take. So today

Once stand arrived on place. I'll get proper measurement for Glass length and width

I am with you. Hopw Ahmed As well.


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 06:59 AM   #13
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiTAN View Post
Looks good.
Thanks Bro.



__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 10:57 AM   #14
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

TANK MEASUREMENT

Length: 185cm = 72 inches = 6 feet
Weight: 76cm = 30 inches = 2.5 feet
Height: 60cm = 24 inches = 2 feet

Hope easy to understand for all kind of level.


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 11:04 AM   #15
Cooper Inc
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 133
I cant see the pics, but sounds good Syed!


Cooper Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 12:17 PM   #16
romanr
Registered Member
 
romanr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 1,579
I see the pics. That stand is the best I've every seen! Can't wait to see the real thing.


__________________
Raul Roman
Marion Ocala Reef Enthusiasts (MORE) member
Check us out on FB and RC.

Current Tank Info: 150 DD cube mixed reef, 30G sump, Eshopps S-150 cone skimmer, 400W Radium MH, 156W Wavepoint T5, Internet accessible ACIII controller , Vortech MP10 w/ Icecap battery backup, Mini-Arctica chiller, Katalyst fueled reactor fed to Octopus BH800S skimmer
romanr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 01:45 PM   #17
maroun.c
Registered Member
 
maroun.c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 6,128
Looking good.
how do you get SPS Corals in Saudi?


__________________
390 G mixed reef build

Current Tank Info: 390G mixed reef
maroun.c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/17/2010, 03:13 PM   #18
r-balljunkie
Registered Reefer
 
r-balljunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Doha, Qatar
Posts: 2,061
looks great. i might suggest adding leveling feet to the base of the stand, if not too late.

c


r-balljunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 12:29 AM   #19
shullat
Registered Member
 
shullat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: in exil
Posts: 593
Syed, if possible, when you pick up the glass from the manufacturer could you ask how much it would cost for a tank of the following size 150*80*50 cm, starphire on 3 sides. If possible


__________________
Nick

Current Tank Info: a small fishbowl
shullat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 12:31 AM   #20
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooper Inc View Post
I cant see the pics, but sounds good Syed!
Thanks cooper.

I'll try to use another server for upload the photos.


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 12:39 AM   #21
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by romanr View Post
I see the pics. That stand is the best I've every seen! Can't wait to see the real thing.
Thanks romanr.

Real stand was complete yesterday, but there was little problem in the clips, the guy will change the clips. I will get it hopefully by today evening.

I'll post the pics


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 01:03 AM   #22
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by r-balljunkie View Post
looks great. i might suggest adding leveling feet to the base of the stand, if not too late.

c
Thanks balljunkie.

Thanks for your suggestion. It was in my design earlier, but after get information from the guy who is making the stand, that leveling feet will not exist to hold the weight of glass with the stuff inside (Rocks, water, sand etc). Might be possible some time when your system run with everything it will fail to hold the wait and

Before removing from my plan, I check the floor it's 100% leveled. Btw my 120 gallon on same place since august 2007.


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 01:07 AM   #23
syedjilani
Registered Member
 
syedjilani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jeddah - K.S.A
Posts: 1,700
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by shullat View Post
Syed, if possible, when you pick up the glass from the manufacturer could you ask how much it would cost for a tank of the following size 150*80*50 cm, starphire on 3 sides. If possible
I'll only aske when you give me beautiful seafan in any color except brown for my 300g

I will go for glass today. ll ask.


__________________
Syed Jilani
272 gallons Mixed Reef. Started on 10th July 2013.
2 x 400W MH. Tunze Turbelle Stream 6105 Controllable. Octopus Diablo DCS-250INT.
Old 300G tank thread " My 300 Gallon Reef in Saudi Ar

Current Tank Info: shttp://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2150301
syedjilani is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 02:36 AM   #24
Brando457
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,373
I'm excited to see your journey, your beginning tanks look amazing!


Brando457 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05/18/2010, 02:45 AM   #25
zaheda
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 674
Exciting project you working on. I got back from Bangkok 2 weeks back, lots of reef equipment available at Chituchak. I got hold of some nice waveboxes for my new tank and also wave pumps. The equipment also very cheap.


zaheda is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
300g Reef Tank at Kyoto Japanese Restaurant Travis L. Stevens Central Oklahoma Marine Aquarium Society 13 03/02/2007 06:22 PM
Gabriels (Bebo77) 300g Reef 818 Southern California Reefers 36 08/24/2006 02:47 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:08 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014