Rocketman's 370g 5'x5' Square Build

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by rocketmandb, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hey Darren - I really enjoyed helping out - actually I should say... I really enjoyed watching you get soaked. :lol:

    Your new tank is absolutely stunning.

    How does it look today?

    matt
     
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  3. rocketmandb

    rocketmandb Ocellaris Clown

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    It cleared up quite a bit and looks great. Lights go up tomorrow.

    I also found another starfish, a bunch of crabs, some zoos and a few frags we missed from the other tanks.

    Midas Blenny sighting confirmed. Only two anthias accounted for, two unaccounted for. All the tangs are doing great. Potters too. Clowns acting clowny.

    Polyps were out on many corals.

    So far so good.
     
  4. Rob&Gab

    Rob&Gab Astrea Snail

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    omg just read everything on each page. AMAZING BUILD>.< ! i would be so scared or that leaking or over flowing lol it would go everywhere. 0.o canttttt wait to see it packed with coral! im so stoked for watching this come to life

    totally following.!
     
  5. rocketmandb

    rocketmandb Ocellaris Clown

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    Thanks!

    I will be getting the lights up tomorrow (hopefully) and I'll take a pic or two. A lot of broken coral right now so it will take some time to look good.

    The fish are definitely happy. They really seem to love the wide space.
     
  6. QuackAddict

    QuackAddict Astrea Snail

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    Did you have a fish stock list for this beautiful tank?
     
  7. rocketmandb

    rocketmandb Ocellaris Clown

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    In it right now:

    - Powder Blue Tang
    - Purple Tang
    - Yellow Tang
    - Red Sea Sailfin Tang
    - Kole Tang
    - Potters Angel
    - Midas Blenny
    - Mated Pair Charcoal Clowns
    - 1 Bartlett's Anthias
    - 1-3 Lyretail Anthias - I've only seen one since the move
    - Limbaugh Chromis
    - Splendid Dottyback - not seen since the move
    - Flame Hawk

    I plan on adding some Bartlett's and Lyretails. I'm also considering adding a few Royal Grammas (small and at the same time so they will go together)
     
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  9. QuackAddict

    QuackAddict Astrea Snail

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    Potters angels are so sweet and powder blue tangs are my favorite! Midas blennies are awesome too! Gah so many sweet fish haha I really like your selection!
     
  10. rocketmandb

    rocketmandb Ocellaris Clown

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    I have pics!

    First, we finally got the lights going. Here is the sequence:

    This is the main mounting plate. You can see on the plate a number of standoffs connected to it with a stainless steel rod through them.
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    Here is a close up of a standoff. You screw through the bottom and the stainless steel rod fits in the socket. A set screw holds the rod in place.
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    I set the lights in a 3x3 pattern. The 5 Sol Blues are the 'X' and the 4 Hydras are the "middle" lights. This is one row connected with the AI ELT rail system.
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    Here are all 9 next to each other. Note that the Hydras are thinner than the Sol Blues.
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    There is no attach point for the standoffs on the ELT rails so we had to drill.
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    Here is one of the standoffs installed.
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    Here are all 9 lights with standoffs installed.
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    Now the rods and mounting plate go on.
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    Now the brackets for the mounting rails
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    Close up of the brackets
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    Tank shots. Note that the three hydras I had on one of my previous tanks are not on. I don't have the director set up correctly - it thinks it is the middle of the night so they aren't on. Will fix tomorrow.
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  11. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    RoloSaez Millepora

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