Large Reef Aquarium Build

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Fishfingers, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Fishfingers

    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    Some members had requested i start a thread highlighting my current project. I am installing a large reef tank at a clients residence and will try to add pictures as I go through it and remember to bring the camera, of course.

    The client is upgrading a 220 gallon reef with mostly soft corals or large polyp stonies. He may venture into some SPS but has not requested that the new system be built to accomidate them (mostly with respect to lighting wattage).

    Here are the details to date:

    - 96" x 30" x 36" tall - 435 gallon +/-
    - 3/4" tempered starfire on front and two end panels
    - 3/4" tempered bottom
    - 2 overflow boxes
    - Closed loop powered by Reeflow Gold Dart at 3800gph
    - Oceans Motions 4 way flow diverter
    - Return pump Reeflow Gold Dart (some return flow diverted)
    - Bullet-3 style skimmer built locally but with re-circulating pump design
    - Reeflow Wahoo for skimmer re-circulating through venturi at 1550 gph
    - Aqua Medic Ca Reactor
    - 5 x 250 watt M.H. with 20000k AB bulbs
    - 8 x 55 watt T-5 fluorescent actinic
    - Central spill tank to calm water and remove bubbles/ house Ca reactor
    - Refugium/ Frag Tank
    - Algae filter
    - 36 gallon water change reservoir and 36 gallon online/ offline tank
    - Neptune controller

    I will post some startup pictures I took last week. Stay tuned, I will try to keep up with this thread.

    Kel
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  3. Fishfingers

    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    Alright. I hope these come out a resonable size. The first few are of the existing tank.

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  4. Godbert

    Godbert Montipora Capricornis

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    is this the 220 or the bigger one?
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The existing tank pics are stunning - what a beautiful aquarium you have there!

    Good luck with the new tank too. I look forward to seeing more.
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    wow that is awsome!
  7. Fishfingers

    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    The first 3 pics are of the existing 220. The last 2 are of the new install I am working on that is detailed above.
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    phenominal, can't wait for more!
  10. Fishfingers

    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    Overtime for an update

    Well I received an email today from the forum regarding the card contest and it spurred me into checking out my old posts.

    I realized that I had never posted the updated pics on the new build so I will try to remember my camera the next time I am there (tomorrow).

    The tank has been going for about 2.5 years and has settled in nicely.

    Sorry about the huge delay but I will try to get on it soon.

    Cheers
    Kelly
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    O-M-G its huge!!! Its pretty though :)
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    Kelly: Simply awesome very nice...
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    what company made the tank
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  15. Fishfingers

    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    Update of large aquarium install with pictures - Finally!

    Hobbies come and go with me. There is writing/ recording and playing music, restoring antique outboard motors and sometimes, aquariums ... after a good hand washing. The fact that aquariums are not just a hobby on the list but also my job tends to burn the interest out for me but every once in a while, I get interested in the science and mechanics again.

    So, hopefully this should help explain my dilinquincy in finishing this long ago posted thread. Not sure if there were any thoughts left on the table from the old thread so I will just post some pictures of the new aquarium (now 2 years old) and leave it at that. I can post more if interested.

    Kelly

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    BigReefin Astrea Snail

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    very nice! i love mega builds ;D
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    Zoanthids21 Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    Sweeeetnesssss!!!! Thats a HUGE hammer!
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    Fishfingers Astrea Snail

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    Some more pics

    Few more pics. The Rose Bubble anemone has recently split in two. One of the sisters is now beginning to move away from home. Sibling rivalry.

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