New A.G.E. 40x28x22 Pic intense

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by BTowned, May 10, 2009.

  1. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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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.
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    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
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    The tank gets a lot of early morning natural sunlight
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    Final aquascape complete
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    Better pics from a member of local reef club
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    heres a side shot showing the openess behind the rockwork
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    FTS
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    hope you enjoy
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  3. kingterra

    kingterra Skunk Shrimp

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    awesome set up you have there
  4. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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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?
  5. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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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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    Blue+
    Aquablue special
    Super Actinics
    Blue +
    Aqua Science 22K
    Aqua Science 15K
    Fiji Purple
    Aqua Science 22K
    Aquablue Special
    Blue+

    Sump, pic taken after getting everythin in there, wires a mess
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  6. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    your tank is amazing...
  7. Cat4wisson

    Cat4wisson Feather Duster

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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:cheesy:
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  9. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    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....
  10. Powerman

    Powerman Giant Squid

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    Looks great. What size is it.
  11. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    The tank itself is just under 110G, thanks :)
  12. invert phil

    invert phil Millepora

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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?
  13. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    the light is for a fuge that is almost as tall as the sump, I have a ball of chaeto, that would fill that thing in a month, I just recently cut it back by 75%. I usually try to do a 20% water change every week, since I dont test for trace elements, i rely on WC to replenish it. Chances are that once i get to undetectable levels the chaeto will die out, then I will just have Live rock in there. The way that section is fed is through my carbon reactor, then it slowly drains into the return section. The long face of the baffle would actually act like a algae scrubber, and I'd squeegy it off every month.
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  15. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Looks awesome dude!! Theres nothing like a new set-up, its like buying/driving a new car. Good luck and keep the pics coming.....lol


    Luna
  16. scenario1313

    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    May I ask is that a Montipora Setosa I see or is that something else. I love the tank. Very nice.
  17. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks, I love the new tank, you're right about it being like a new car. Yes thats a setosa around 4x3" in size, plus I've fragged around 10 pieces off of it
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    scenario1313 Tassled File Fish

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    Very nice coral. Hard to find around here but I just found a local fragging some. Woo Hoo. Once again. Nice tank.
  19. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    ATL Blue Tenuis
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    Tiny Aquascene Enchinata
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    Frag experiment with a Bleeding apple scoly...newly formed mouth eating
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    Warpaint scoly, using new mouth
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    Pink Yuma
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    Tyree Watermelon Chalice
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    Different angle
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  21. Cat4wisson

    Cat4wisson Feather Duster

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    Oh I see, so you upgraded from your 60g established tank. It just seemed over stocked if it had been just setup in april.

    Maybe someday we'll upgrade to such a Grand tank as well.;) Great tank
  22. ReefSparky

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    Absolutely beautiful! :)
  23. BTowned

    BTowned Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks for the comments :)
    Pink Sandollar
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    A favorite, Lineatus wrasse
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  24. Powerman

    Powerman Giant Squid

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    I'm a little slow. The dimensions are right in the thread. :-[

    Anyway, I really like the look of the deeper tanks. I saw a local 4', 120g that was so nice. Yours looks beautiful and I like the aquascape.