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Unread 09/04/2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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forrealb50's 60 gallon LED cube build!

Finished the build today. Enjoy the pics!

Tank: 60 Gallon Solana XL Cube
Lighting: Ecoxotic Panorama LED Fixture 24"
Sump: Solana Sump w/ media tray
Skimmer/Fuge: CPR HOB Large Combo
ATO: AGA w/ 10gal reservoir
Livestock: Everything from my established 55gal
Controller: AC Jr. w/ DC8




















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Unread 09/04/2010, 06:08 PM   #2
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Unread 09/04/2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for looking!


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Unread 09/04/2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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looks great!


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Unread 09/04/2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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Unread 09/05/2010, 02:06 PM   #6
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About 24 hours later and the tank is running like a champ. The LED's really bring out the color of all the coral better than the T5's. Also the tank doesn't get above 78 with LEDs. When I had the T5's the tank would get upto 82.


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Unread 09/05/2010, 02:13 PM   #7
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So sweet.


What are you using for flow besides the return lines?


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Unread 09/05/2010, 06:33 PM   #8
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So sweet.


What are you using for flow besides the return lines?
Nothing yet, I'm trying to find a decent power head I can hide. Everything has full polyp extension right now and seems happy.


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Unread 09/05/2010, 06:43 PM   #9
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Vortech would probably be the least noticeable option.

I have a feeling my next build will entail an LED fixture.


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Unread 09/05/2010, 07:37 PM   #10
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I like your rock work! Really cool! What is the total wattage consumption of this LED lighting? Looks just so bright!


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Unread 09/05/2010, 08:21 PM   #11
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I like your rock work! Really cool! What is the total wattage consumption of this LED lighting? Looks just so bright!
73 watts. I had to good look it up on their website.


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Unread 09/06/2010, 05:43 PM   #12
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Unread 09/06/2010, 05:48 PM   #13
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Beautiful!!


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My lord that is gorgeous.


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Unread 09/06/2010, 06:15 PM   #15
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My lord that is gorgeous.
Thank you for the comments. I was planning this for a while and really wanted a centerpiece for my condo. I played around for a year with a 55 and spent the last 6 months figured out what I should have done and how to do it. This tank is really the product of forums and members just like this one.


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Unread 09/06/2010, 11:09 PM   #16
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That rockwork shape is insane. The LED fixture is really sexy too. You've done a great job.


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WOW you should inter your tank in the tank of the month.


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Unread 09/07/2010, 05:42 AM   #18
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That rockwork shape is insane. The LED fixture is really sexy too. You've done a great job.
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WOW you should inter your tank in the tank of the month.
Thank you very much. How do you do that?


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Unread 09/11/2010, 09:53 PM   #19
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Very nice! I'm thinking of ordering this tank. Did it come with the light hanging fixtures?


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Unread 09/11/2010, 10:02 PM   #20
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Man you have an eye for aquascape. Can't wait to see this one grow in.


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Unread 09/12/2010, 08:21 AM   #21
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Just took some more pics trying to fill time for football to start!

Top left corner of the aquascapping. How can any fish get bored with this. Shot is with no LEDS and a flash.


I love these guys. Started with 1 and now I have 4 or 5 and a few look like they are splitting again.


One of my favorite chalices. Red and green under actinics. It's about 5+ inches in size.


Another 1/2" frag of one of my favorite chalices.


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Very nice! I'm thinking of ordering this tank. Did it come with the light hanging fixtures?



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Unread 09/20/2010, 12:55 AM   #23
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love this tank.. making me wanna itch my wallet.

haha i see u medred


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Unread 09/26/2010, 04:56 AM   #24
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I think that is the most amazing rock work I've ever seen. How did you put it together to make it hold it's shape? Is the bottom glass, or do you have starboard under the rock? Thanks for sharing.


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Unread 09/26/2010, 06:59 AM   #25
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I have 72 watt of LEDS over my 60 cube and have had it running for abut 8 months now. I think you will be really happy with it. JUst be careful what powerhead you get. I have the same return pump(quietone3000) and I pu in a modded MJ 1200 and there was so much flow my fish literally could not swim. They were pinned up against a rock and could not move at all. I just dont want you to spend $400 on a vortech and not be able to use it. Also I see your still using a hydrometer I would recommend a refracometer.


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