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Old 05-10-2009, 10:16 AM
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I finally took delivery of my tank mid April after a long 10 week wait. But once I removed the top of the crate, i was extremely pleased.
Here it is on the custom stand built by a lfs.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_4854.jpg

40x28x22 three sides of starphire, external overflow box of 1/2" acrylic, and 1" PVC bottom, rimless design. 2@ 1 1/2" Drains 2@ 3/4" returns

Equipment: custom acrylic sump, ATB Small Cone, Schuran Jetstream1, 2 Vortech MP40W, Eheim 1262 for return, Tunze Osmolator, 1/3HP drop in chiller with dual rancho controller and ATI 10x39W Powermodule. 75 lbs. Live rock, 40 lbs live sand: just for the look up front and around the rocks.

Transfer complete, centering light
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_5008.jpg

The tank gets a lot of early morning natural sunlight
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_4990-1.jpg

Final aquascape complete
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_5102.jpg

Better pics from a member of local reef club
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_0227.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_0505.jpg
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heres a side shot showing the openess behind the rockwork
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_0461.jpg
FTS
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/IMG_0450.jpg

hope you enjoy

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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awesome set up you have there
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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Love your sps, that looks like a brilliant set up, have you got any pics of the sump? What T5 tubes is it set up with?
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the comments...here's my bulb set up
The bulbs I run are from the
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Sump, pic taken after getting everythin in there, wires a mess
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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your tank is amazing...
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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Wow I love the look of your tank, very nice and clean design.
How old is this tank? You seem to have a lot in it if you just got it this past April.

Keep posting the pics,

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Wow I love the look of your tank, very nice and clean design.
How old is this tank? You seem to have a lot in it if you just got it this past April.

Keep posting the pics,

Awesome
Thanks, I ordered the tank in January, and within a week, had rocks cooking in a big tote, I used rocks out of my sump to seed Marco Rocks I ordered. I placed 80% new rock in with 20% rock from my existing 60G custom that was up for over a year. None of the rock i reused was in the old sandbed. And each rock was sloshed in 5 gallon buckets of saltwater to get rid of any detruis build up. Because some of the rock had GHA and BA on them, I began a mild vodka dosing schedule using 2 ml of vodka a day. I also started the tank with 2 vials of Prodibio Biodigest to boost the bacteria in the tank.

Just short of 3 weeks, and my corals are starting to show the tell tale signs of ULN's, so I will start to dose 4 drops of Zeovit AA's every few days. My telltale sign of good parameters is my RBTA which looks better than before since he held onto his rock and i was able to get it into a lower flow area...
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The GHA in that pic has disappeared from the tank....
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:18 PM   #8
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Looks great. What size is it.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:33 PM   #9
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The tank itself is just under 110G, thanks
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Is that bulb over your sump just to allow you to see into the sump or is there a mini refugium incorporated into part of the sump? I have read that bacteria systems to produce ULNS use a lot of potassium, do you test for this and supplement or are you doing more frequent water changes?
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