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Old 03/21/2017, 08:27 PM   #26
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I like the idea of the white baseboard. Everything else is white and I feel that a stainless steel one would pull your eye downward away from the tank.


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Old 03/22/2017, 10:03 PM   #27
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Plumbing is done !!!

Here you can see the shadow overflow... and a little bit of the water movement with just the two return pumps


Here is the sump


On the rightmost baffle the water comes in from the primary and secondary drain, also you can see the external skimmer intake with an elbow to prevent it from sucking air bubbles... an inlet strainer is on it's way for it...

Then three 4 inch filter socks, which will have a level sensor to alarm when they are dirty and water is overflowing them

Then a general purpose baffle, for some powerheads to keep detritus from settling, heaters, aqualifter for calcium reactor, sensor probes, doser outlets, maybe some media reactor, etc...

And finally after a bubble trap the return intakes (also waiting for strainers) and the ATO will be there too... with a mechanical float valve and some sensors for redundancy

On this video I removed the last 2 pvc pipe sections to give an idea of the real flow going through the sump...



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Old 03/22/2017, 10:07 PM   #28
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The other parts of the system, left to the skimmer is the place for the calcium reactor... the geo624 i have didnt fit so i am waiting now for a new geo618






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Old 03/22/2017, 11:52 PM   #29
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More with the stand...


Beautiful tank. Which company built it?


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Old 03/23/2017, 07:36 AM   #30
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Beautiful tank. Which company built it?

Thank you !!!


I built the stand, canopy, plumbing and electric... the aquarium itself was build in site by a local contractor that builds custom aquariums, sump top was designed and made by me using waterjet cnc from a friend, the final sumo build using that top piece was done by the sane custom aquarium contractor...


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Old 03/26/2017, 04:52 PM   #31
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What year is the Audi R8? Looks small in background. Maybe a kids car or something?


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Old 03/26/2017, 08:37 PM   #32
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What year is the Audi R8? Looks small in background. Maybe a kids car or something?


LoL... it's a RC mercedes benz sls


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Old 04/21/2017, 09:29 AM   #33
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Long time without posting...

Some pictures say more than a thousand words...

Bermuda pink aragonite:
















Optical IR sensor for detecting when socks are clogged:


ATO using float valve and optical sensors:



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Old 04/21/2017, 09:36 AM   #34
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Preliminar rockscape

Left view



Front view


Right view


Working now with two maxspect gyre 250, i guess i wont use the vortech mp60 i was planning to add


Finished the doors, canopy etc...

It has around 2 weeks cycling and some diatoms already in place









Next move is the rock, corals and fish in my current tank, along with tearing apart the old tank i will install the apex and make final arrangements on cable routing and management


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Old 04/21/2017, 10:21 AM   #35
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Very impressive! Great job!

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Old 04/21/2017, 12:39 PM   #36
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Love how you can get into the top, great looking build so far!


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Old 04/21/2017, 01:52 PM   #37
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Acorral 250g large cube build

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Love how you can get into the top, great looking build so far!
Thanks !!

It was one of my first objectives with the design... easy access

On my other tank it is awful and I hate it for that


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Old 04/23/2017, 01:56 PM   #38
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Yesterday I moved rock, corals and fish from the old tank to the new one.

Ended up with way too much rock to my taste but i left it that way to keep the bio filter.... after a couple months I will remove some of it to have a cleaner rockscape...

https://youtu.be/v-dWNZGy5_E

On the move process I found my randall goby, I have with him 5 years but besides the day he arrived I had only saw him a couple years back once...

Was great to see him for a couple minutes on transfer

https://youtu.be/1TtMLrxylJc

After going into the new tank, guess what? He was gone in a minute...


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Old 04/23/2017, 02:32 PM   #39
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That's like my engineering goby. He's still really small, so he hides most of the time. If I stand 'just right' during feeding time, then I can see him zip out and grab a bite.


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Old 04/23/2017, 05:36 PM   #40
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nice build


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Old 04/26/2017, 08:30 PM   #41
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really slick stand!


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Old 04/26/2017, 11:26 PM   #42
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Just installed a CO2 scrubber.








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Old 04/28/2017, 08:28 PM   #43
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Awesome build


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Old 05/12/2017, 11:14 PM   #44
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Long time without posting ...

So far everything is looking fine, the corals are getting better coloration nd growth tips...

This is one montipora spumosa that lost its,s color and is now green again...





This acro was almost black and now its turning purple...



An overall view of the aquarium



I need to install some fans because the temperature climbs too fast inside the canopy.

PH has been steady around 8.3 so the co2 scrubber is turned off most of the time...

Keep you posted...


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Old 05/12/2017, 11:52 PM   #45
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Some new additions to the QT tank... I will post pics as soon as i have time to sit with the camera to chase them...

- Cleaner wrasse
- Neon Dottyback
- Black Lined Blenny
- Swissguard Basslet
- Klausewitz Blenny
- African Midas Blenny

Three more to arrive on monday:

- Female Bellus Angelfish
- Male Flasher Wrasse
- Orangeback wrasse

Got one Possum Wrasse that I have been looking to get for years and it was Dead on Arrival...


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Old 05/14/2017, 04:58 PM   #46
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Did you mention the dimensions of the tank?


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Old 05/16/2017, 02:16 PM   #47
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How do you like the Gyre 250's so far....


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Old 05/16/2017, 08:24 PM   #48
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This looks so clean and nice!
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Preliminar rockscape

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Front view


Right view


Working now with two maxspect gyre 250, i guess i wont use the vortech mp60 i was planning to add


Finished the doors, canopy etc...

It has around 2 weeks cycling and some diatoms already in place









Next move is the rock, corals and fish in my current tank, along with tearing apart the old tank i will install the apex and make final arrangements on cable routing and management



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Old 05/18/2017, 10:48 PM   #49
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Did you mention the dimensions of the tank?


110 cm wide x 120 cm long x 75 cm tall


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Old 05/18/2017, 10:50 PM   #50
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How do you like the Gyre 250's so far....


Great and even better when using more than 1 !!!

More than enough flow for now... maybe with large colonies i will need more but now its ok with those two gyres


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