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Unread 01/28/2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Calvin415's ADA 60-P Build

Official equipment list...
Everything is either delivered, or in the mail:

ADA 60-P rimless 18 gallon 24x12x14
Vortech MP-10 ES
25lbs Marco rubble rock
AquaIllumination Super Blue Sol LED light
AquaIllumination LED Controller
DIY custom acrylic sump with built in turf scrubber
Sicce Syncra 2.0 return/turf pump
Reef Octopus XP1000 SSS skimmer
As always, gravity fed ATO from 55g drump in the garage

Pics to come as everything arrives and things start to come together...


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Unread 01/28/2011, 05:56 PM   #2
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What do you have in mind for this tank ?

Have you used the Sicce pumps before ?


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Unread 01/29/2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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Still making it up as I go, but it will be minimalistic... Strategic rock placement, coral selection, and hope to put in a pair of bangaii cardinals to do the funky dance. . I haven't used this model of Sicce before but everyone seems to love them and the videos are remarkable so I figured I'd give it a shot. The larger ones have mixed reviews but couldn't find anything bad about these smaller ones.

Tank arrived tonight, I do have to say these ADA tanks are a freaking work of art! Not sure I will be able to convince myself to ever use anything except one of these tanks ever again, I am truly speachless at the craftsmanship, I wish I had the tools to build tanks like this.








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Unread 01/29/2011, 12:35 PM   #4
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I would love to see the turf scrubber.


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Unread 01/29/2011, 04:29 PM   #5
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Very nice. Looks similar to my build. Did you end up drilling for a sump?


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Unread 01/29/2011, 05:40 PM   #6
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I would love to see the turf scrubber.
Will do as soon as it's built... Was going to get started on it today, but not looking like I'm going to have time now.

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Very nice. Looks similar to my build. Did you end up drilling for a sump?
Not yet, but I will be drilling it. Almost a crying shame to put a hole in something this perfect!

FedEx was here this morning and left a nice gift.



All assembled.




And tank/skimmer size comparison, the cord on this skimmer I swear is 25' long! LOL




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Unread 02/02/2011, 11:14 PM   #7
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More packages when I got home from work!!!!







And then spent the night working to mount it:














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Unread 02/02/2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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These lights are so cool!!! I wish I could afford more than 1. LOL!

I wanted to show how the thunderstorm setting works, but my camera has a hard time with it. The lighting strikes too fast for the camera, 3 strikes show up as just 1 big white blur. Not to mention the camera keeps changing it's light sensitivity so you can't tell how dim the light is actually getting when the clouds come. But if anyone has the chance to see it in person, it is sweet!!! Just be careful, it might give you an epileptic seizure according to my wife. LOL! The lightning is bright when you're eyes adjust to the lower light levels.


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Unread 02/03/2011, 12:03 AM   #9
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Umm... sweet!


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Unread 02/03/2011, 08:30 AM   #10
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Calvin, I was curious how you mounted the 80/20 aluminum in the wall. I am doing a similar mount for a 40 breeder. I was going to mount a routed 32" board, painted to match my molding and anchor that to the wall. From that board I was going to add my extruded aluminum peices but I like what you have done here. Thanks in advance.


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Unread 02/03/2011, 11:12 AM   #11
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Is this tank where your 157 went?

Very nice btw. I always enjoy reading your builds and wish I had your skills.


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Unread 02/03/2011, 11:44 AM   #12
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Nice clean set up. Looking forward to seeing the progress.


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Unread 02/03/2011, 08:04 PM   #13
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are you going to use a garden mat under this? did you get the tank from adg?


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Unread 02/03/2011, 11:12 PM   #14
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Umm... sweet!
Thanks (again).

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Calvin, I was curious how you mounted the 80/20 aluminum in the wall. I am doing a similar mount for a 40 breeder. I was going to mount a routed 32" board, painted to match my molding and anchor that to the wall. From that board I was going to add my extruded aluminum peices but I like what you have done here. Thanks in advance.
I shoved it through the wall (drilled first) into the chase where I attached it with a couple of screws into the adjacent 2x4. I'll work on getting a picture of this for you.

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Is this tank where your 157 went?

Very nice btw. I always enjoy reading your builds and wish I had your skills.
Thanks! Yes, I sold the 12'er and down sized to this. Enlarged the stand into a bar and tiled the top (still to be grouted).

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Nice clean set up. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
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are you going to use a garden mat under this? did you get the tank from adg?
Not sure what will be under the tank yet but there will be something for sure... Plumbing logistics are the issue at hand and that will determine what I put under the tank. Yes I got it through ADG.

Almost forgot, I did also get the Sicce Syncra 2.0 yesterday, so while I have some bar items to finish up the only thing left to do for the tank is, drill the tank, build and install an overflow box, and build the sump. Lots to do, but that's the fun part!


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Unread 02/04/2011, 12:47 AM   #15
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I got an ADA planted tank also. They are very high quality and looks awesome!


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Unread 02/11/2011, 01:50 AM   #16
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Any updates? I appreciate your suggestion of the ADA tank, and i will hopefully be ordering one in the near future


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Unread 02/11/2011, 09:21 AM   #17
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I finally finished doing the grout on the bar, now I'm just going through and sealing it... Time consuming as I'm trying not to get sealer on the glass tiles. I drilled the tank (side and bottom) and drilled the counter to accept the pipe that will run through the bottom. I think I have my sump designed, and will start building that once it warms up a little, the acrylic is sitting in the work shed waiting to be cut.


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Unread 02/11/2011, 09:22 AM   #18
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Oh, and I need to recharge my camera battery...


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Unread 02/11/2011, 12:29 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=calvin415;18284617]
I shoved it through the wall (drilled first) into the chase where I attached it with a couple of screws into the adjacent 2x4. I'll work on getting a picture of this for you.

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Thanks a lot Calvin; I cant wait to see this build progress.


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Unread 02/11/2011, 05:39 PM   #20
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Goo start. I'm subscribing to this thread.


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Unread 02/15/2011, 12:45 PM   #21
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Thanks a lot Calvin; I cant wait to see this build progress.
Well it's a crappy pic (phone) since I keep forgetting to charge my camera battery, but you get the idea...



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Goo start. I'm subscribing to this thread.
Thanks!


Grout is done, working on wood work under the bar, and the tank is drilled and ready for some PVC pipes... But I need to finish under the bar, then build my sump and overflow box. Maybe this week.

Again, sorry for the bad phone pics, I'll get some better ones before water hits it.










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Unread 02/15/2011, 01:04 PM   #22
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This is such a nice little build. This is going to be such a cool tank when it's done.


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Unread 02/22/2011, 11:55 AM   #23
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Getting a little closer...


Sump is built, a few tweaks are still needed, but the shell is done.


















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Unread 02/22/2011, 12:24 PM   #24
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Looking awesome!


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