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Old 02-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #11
 
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Nice! what kind of reef are you planning on keeping in the tank? With that light anything is possible. you might want to leave the lights on for the full 8 hours then check the temperature of the water because the water can get real hot when using MH especially using that refuge light you have on the bottom. you might want to get a fan and blow across the surface and that will cool the tank alot but evaporation will occur fast. I hope you plan to use RO/DI water too since you have such a nice start. Great setup. wating to see the final approach to the end product!
Ya my temp went up about 2.5 degrees.
I'm planning on having fans until I get my chiller. Hopefully soon lol

I'm planning on making this a sps tank.
And yes I am using a 5 stage spectra pure RO/DI unit. 0 TDS :D

I will keep you guys updated.


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This tank is beautiful! Great job.
Thank you

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wow.. thats amazing. thats better looking than a biocube. I like the silencer you came up with too
Thanks
It really did work out great. I can barely hear anything.

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Nice! Can't wait to see more!

What kind of fish are going to live there?
Thanks you

Im planning on having 2 true perculia or black clows, 2-3 carberryi anthias, maybe a red madarin....those are the fish on my list now. I might add another fish or 2, just dont know yet lol
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:20 AM   #12
 
yes you are off to a great start. I am thinking about getting the same tank and I believe that I can pick it up locally as the cad showroom is close to where I live.
I am excited as I should be able to see a lot of their products and the plumbing they use.

How do you like the stand?
Are you going to use the BM NAC6A as your protein skimmer?

I will more than likely need to use a chiller here in socal. Any recommendations on good chiller for this tank?

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures and your progress.

PEACE

Philip
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:09 AM   #13
 
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yes you are off to a great start. I am thinking about getting the same tank and I believe that I can pick it up locally as the cad showroom is close to where I live.
I am excited as I should be able to see a lot of their products and the plumbing they use.

How do you like the stand?
Are you going to use the BM NAC6A as your protein skimmer?

I will more than likely need to use a chiller here in socal. Any recommendations on good chiller for this tank?

I am looking forward to seeing more pictures and your progress.

PEACE

Philip
Thanks buddy

I also bought my tank from their showroom. The place is huge and Eddie (the head guy) is a really cool guy. Their display tank is just beautiful but fake corals :(

The stand felt a little weak but once the water was in. This thing is a rock.
The stand is really roomy, plenty of place to mount things. I really like it.

I am actually going to use a AquaC EV180 protien skimmer. I wanted to 1 up the skimmer because I am planning on making this a SPS reef tank. Thats why I had to redo the sump.

JBJ arctica is the best chiller you can buy. I know a guy who has had it for 10 years now and still works the way he first got it. It really depends on how the owner treated it.
I'm going with a 1/10hp JBJ Arctica chiller.

Let me know if you have anymore questions.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #14
 
Bro, thanks for your reply...
Of course, I have more questions lol
Anyhow:
It does not look like you are using their durso drain and loc line plumbing kit?
do you think the chiller would fit inside the cabinet with sump?
What do you think about swc cone skimmer?
Do you feel the system is loud?

Of course I will have more questions
Looking forward to more of your updates...
Thanks
Philip
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:53 PM   #15
 
More questions:
You basically just purchased their 50g artisan with stand, sump and light ?
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:31 AM   #16
 
I made my own plumbing. Their plumbing didnt look all that great.
A chiller would be impossible to fit in the stand. It's not a good idea to put a chiller in a stand anyways.
SWC skimmers are really good skimmers. Can't go wrong.
The system is pretty quiet. I don't have any complaints.

Yes, I just bought the tank, stand, sump, and light.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #17
 
Your plumbing looks really good.
I read the sticky about sumps and it was helpful.
I am having trouble seeing where the skimmer will be placed. Also, why the valve going into the second chamber versus the first to third?
I hope my questions are making sense?
I want to do this and get it right the first time.
How would the chiller fit into the overall plumbing?

Thanks

Philip
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:33 PM   #18
 
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Your plumbing looks really good.
I read the sticky about sumps and it was helpful.
I am having trouble seeing where the skimmer will be placed. Also, why the valve going into the second chamber versus the first to third?
I hope my questions are making sense?
I want to do this and get it right the first time.
How would the chiller fit into the overall plumbing?

Thanks

Philip

The skimmer will placed in the first chamber with the outlet going into the second chamber.
I will post pictures once setup to show you.
Well I put the valve in the second chamber because it was easier plumb, it won't cause as much back pressure to plumb it back to the return chamber with all the extra plumbing, and it's close enough to where I can hook my phosphate reactor.

I have seperate plumbing for my chiller. Alsmost the same design but with a barbed fitting on my pump and a barbed fitting near the second vavle.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:48 PM   #19
 
thanks for the input, as always
are you going to have 2 returns to the tank, one for the return from the sump and the other to return the chiller?
Also, what are the actual dimensions of their sump?
I am looking forward to more updates!!!
Thanks bro
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:58 AM   #20
 
My return setup is going to be hooked up to my chiller. It will be working more efficiently.

I believe it's 20x17x13
The chambers are: 1st-7" 2nd-5.5" 3rd-6"
The glass is also pretty thick.
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