Reef Central Online Community

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 > More Forums > Reef Club Forums > MidWest Region-Reef Club Forums > Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS)
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 07/18/2011, 09:54 AM   #1
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Post Tank2379 60G RR Cube Build

I am going to start this build off on the right foot- after my 45G Cube crack from trying to drill it for an overflow to save money I ended up cracking my first tank,(Not the first time drilling a Tank mistake on my part) anyhow got a great deal on a 60G cube so I just upgraded and went taller. Here it is getting ready to be filled in the next two weeks




My equipment List
-60G Marineland Cube RR 24”X24”X24”
-Sump (Acrylic) designed by nanoseacreations 20”X20”X16”
-Lumen Bright Mini Wide 250Watt MH Pendent style Black
-Exocotic Stunner Strips 2 x 12.5” 453NM Blue for Dusk/Day effect
-MP10ES
-Tunze Nano Pump 6015
-Octopus NW 150 Skimmer
-Apex Jr controller with no Display
-Carib Sea Live Sand Crushed- 90lbs 3inch sand bed
-100LB of Live Rock which was bleached and dip in Acid from my 72G


This project will start in the next two weeks just though I start this now and share my equipment list for now, I have all my SPS that I just decided to keep,they are all brown at the moment do to lack of maintenance.

I will update once I get all the plumbing done...


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 10:10 AM   #2
xtlosx
Just Reefin'
 
xtlosx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Algonquin,IL
Posts: 2,774
I am tagging along for this one since I have to same tank... Lookin forward go seeing what you do on this tank.

Btw, most of us with this tank have 2x mp10s. Are you lookin to add another in the future?


__________________
Current tank: 150G 60x24x24 - 3x Radion Gen2s - 2x MP40s, Skimz SV223 DC, 40B Sump\Fuge - Purple S. Gigantea
xtlosx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 10:29 AM   #3
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtlosx View Post
I am tagging along for this one since I have to same tank... Lookin forward go seeing what you do on this tank.

Btw, most of us with this tank have 2x mp10s. Are you lookin to add another in the future?
I might not since the newly discovered findings and the actual GPH this pump puts out almost 2100GPH, I feel this should be enought plus I have the Tunze which would be structured into the rock work.


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 10:44 AM   #4
TheReefNinja
Imagination superfreak
 
TheReefNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: West Chicago, IL. near RT. 59 and RT. 64
Posts: 1,698
Good stuff I have this one also. And I have seen one mp10 doing just fine on this most use 2 but run them only halfish power 1 at full power will knock down frags as it does in my buddies cube.

Here is mine




__________________
Regards, Tom

Current tank: 45g acrylic cube, Sunpod 150w 14k bulb
Current Fish: Hey I gots some fish..
TheReefNinja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 11:34 AM   #5
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Also forgot to add my return Pump using a Mag 7 might have to dial it down a bit but will be enough flow to T off for my bio-pellet reactor


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 11:35 AM   #6
nanonubey
Shogun
 
nanonubey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Illinois, Montgomery
Posts: 2,048
Great cube, the only one I'd pick over that is 150 dd.


__________________
250 DD, Nanoseascreations custom sump and reactor with Seaslug bio pellets , (2) 400w MH Lumen max2 (20k Radium) and (2) 80w ATI aqua blue plus t-5's ,(2) Tunze 6105's w Tunze 7095, (2) Vortech mp40w es,ReefKeeper Elite, JBJ ATO, Reef octopus extreme 200, and Arctica 1/5 chiller.

RR 20l frag tank, Nova Extreme light with ATI bulbs, (12) bulb d.i.y. reefledlights.com , (1)Vortech MP10es.

" My girlfriend hates when I use the F word in any of it's various forms, fish, fish tank, fish store...."

" Ninja fish trips weekly"
nanonubey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 11:36 AM   #7
gig
Registered Member.
 
gig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Posts: 3,003
Do you already have the Mag 7? they tend to output alot of heat, I would consider soemthing else, if you can.


__________________
It's ILLIE!!!!!!!!!!!

Current Tank Info: Current Tank Info: 180G RR in wall mixed reef moving toward SPS dominated (247 gal total system), 300lbs+ LR, VHO/T5 mix of lighting, X3 MP40w ES.
gig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 11:47 AM   #8
BigKev23
Registered Member.
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 799
Nice choice... you will love it!!!


BigKev23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:05 PM   #9
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by gig View Post
Do you already have the Mag 7? they tend to output alot of heat, I would consider soemthing else, if you can.
They really do but in the winter it actually kept my temps right @ 78 degress but I have a plan to keep that down if it works., but I actually was looking at the Tunze Silence 1073.05 which has been tested to put out less heat in your aquarium and is extremely quite... But I don't know if my pockets can handle the pricing on it... LOL


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:08 PM   #10
SkullV
They Got My Number
 
SkullV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 6,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tank2379 View Post
They really do but in the winter it actually kept my temps right @ 78 degress but I have a plan to keep that down if it works., but I actually was looking at the Tunze Silence 1073.05 which has been tested to put out less heat in your aquarium and is extremely quite... But I don't know if my pockets can handle the pricing on it... LOL
Get an Eheim pump man, come over and listen to mine, you can't even hear it.


__________________
-Ted-

Be cautious of those willing to share their "knowledge" but not their results.
SkullV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:10 PM   #11
BigKev23
Registered Member.
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 799
I run the smaller of the tunze silence pumps for my return and it's great. I picked it up on the for sale forums for $45.


BigKev23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:14 PM   #12
badazztealcobra
Registered Member
 
badazztealcobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Streamwood, IL
Posts: 7,394
I'm using a Tunze Silence on my setup (T1073.040) and it is by far the quietest pump I've ever run..... Great pump and you cant beat the service from Tunze....

Eheim would be my 2nd choice though, followed by Quiet One.... The QO pumps can be hit or miss, but when you hit with one they're pretty silent...


__________________
Currently in between tanks at the moment... Planning my next project...

"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer th
badazztealcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:22 PM   #13
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by badazztealcobra View Post
I'm using a Tunze Silence on my setup (T1073.040) and it is by far the quietest pump I've ever run..... Great pump and you cant beat the service from Tunze....

Eheim would be my 2nd choice though, followed by Quiet One.... The QO pumps can be hit or miss, but when you hit with one they're pretty silent...
So this should be enough?

http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Rec...PHFF-4-vi.html


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:24 PM   #14
BigKev23
Registered Member.
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 799
Yep... the 1073.020 is plenty.


BigKev23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:25 PM   #15
gig
Registered Member.
 
gig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hawthorn Woods, IL
Posts: 3,003
I was running a Mag24 on my skimmer a couple years back, it even had an effect on a 240G total volume system.

When I switched it for a GenX55, I first used it in my mixing barrel, I was shocked at how fast it raise the temp of a barrel of 28 gallons so fast and so hot, it was like bathwater...and yet, using the 24 was way overkill for mixing


__________________
It's ILLIE!!!!!!!!!!!

Current Tank Info: Current Tank Info: 180G RR in wall mixed reef moving toward SPS dominated (247 gal total system), 300lbs+ LR, VHO/T5 mix of lighting, X3 MP40w ES.
gig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:34 PM   #16
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Thanks for the Suggestion Guy looks like my pocket will be safe with the smaller Tunze...


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:55 PM   #17
badazztealcobra
Registered Member
 
badazztealcobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Streamwood, IL
Posts: 7,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tank2379 View Post
I think the .020 would be perfect for you, but I'm a believer in having slow flow through the sump so other's may disagree with me.... I actually have a .020 as a backup incase I ever need it.....


__________________
Currently in between tanks at the moment... Planning my next project...

"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer th
badazztealcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 12:59 PM   #18
SkullV
They Got My Number
 
SkullV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 6,898
That should get you slow flow Frankie, I mean figure...Tunze ratings - 40% and you are good to go! Smiley


__________________
-Ted-

Be cautious of those willing to share their "knowledge" but not their results.
SkullV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 01:06 PM   #19
badazztealcobra
Registered Member
 
badazztealcobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Streamwood, IL
Posts: 7,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
That should get you slow flow Frankie, I mean figure...Tunze ratings - 40% and you are good to go! Smiley
If he were using a 6205 for his return pump then that would be the case, fortunately their return pumps are just about right based off other pumps I tried before sticking with the Tunze for the silence factor (pun intended).....


__________________
Currently in between tanks at the moment... Planning my next project...

"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer th
badazztealcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 01:28 PM   #20
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Thanks for the suggestion guys I think I might give Tunze a try- Ted I love you


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 01:35 PM   #21
SkullV
They Got My Number
 
SkullV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Posts: 6,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tank2379 View Post
Thanks for the suggestion guys I think I might give Tunze a try- Ted I love you
Love Me Please!!!

(inside joke)


__________________
-Ted-

Be cautious of those willing to share their "knowledge" but not their results.

Last edited by SkullV; 07/18/2011 at 01:49 PM.
SkullV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 02:52 PM   #22
nanonubey
Shogun
 
nanonubey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Illinois, Montgomery
Posts: 2,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
Love Me Please!!!

(inside joke)
Its your story tell it how you want Ted


__________________
250 DD, Nanoseascreations custom sump and reactor with Seaslug bio pellets , (2) 400w MH Lumen max2 (20k Radium) and (2) 80w ATI aqua blue plus t-5's ,(2) Tunze 6105's w Tunze 7095, (2) Vortech mp40w es,ReefKeeper Elite, JBJ ATO, Reef octopus extreme 200, and Arctica 1/5 chiller.

RR 20l frag tank, Nova Extreme light with ATI bulbs, (12) bulb d.i.y. reefledlights.com , (1)Vortech MP10es.

" My girlfriend hates when I use the F word in any of it's various forms, fish, fish tank, fish store...."

" Ninja fish trips weekly"
nanonubey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 04:10 PM   #23
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
Love Me Please!!!

(inside joke)
LOL... Thats classic


__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 04:15 PM   #24
Tank2379
Registered Member
 
Tank2379's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago(Logan Square/Humbolt Park)
Posts: 4,204
Today I received my Apex Jr- I am already in love with this thing and using Aqua Notes is the coolest feature ever Messed around with it for a bit just to see how easy is it to connect- I have a Gaming adapter on order also to make it wireless ...




__________________
90G- Powered By Tek T-5 8 bulb 1X MP10wES,1 MP40wes, Waveline DC4000, Octopus Skimmer NW150, Apex lite, Eshopps RS200 sump

80G Frag system- Powered by 2X MH Pendants with 250W 20K Radiums, DIY S
Tank2379 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07/18/2011, 08:49 PM   #25
sonict72
Registered Member
 
sonict72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by gig View Post
I was running a Mag24 on my skimmer a couple years back, it even had an effect on a 240G total volume system.

When I switched it for a GenX55, I first used it in my mixing barrel, I was shocked at how fast it raise the temp of a barrel of 28 gallons so fast and so hot, it was like bathwater...and yet, using the 24 was way overkill for mixing
Mag 24 uses whopping 265 watts. That is why it runs so hot. And why mag pumps put out more heat than other comparable pumps.


sonict72 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
Remove overflow from 60g Marineland cube RR? trmiv Reef Discussion 14 04/23/2015 05:39 AM
Where to get 60G RR Cube? Wolf74 Chicagoland Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) 4 02/23/2010 07:08 PM
60g 2' Cube Build Thread binaryterror Reef Discussion 92 11/12/2008 01:52 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:08 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 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
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.