The Zesty Cube!

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  1. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    So, just wanted to kick this off. I have a basic 3D model of what I am planning.
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    My list of have vs need.

    Have:
    Lights (LED) on order from https://reefledlights.com/
    (2) RW-15s, got to have that flow!
    Glassholes 1500 overflow (my daughter loved the fun dip!)
    New sand
    New rocks for new scape
    New return pump (DC5000) Mag 9 will be backup. I won't run a DC pump without a backup on hand.

    Need:
    The tank...
    The stand
    The return plumbing

    The drain plumbing is 1 1/2", so I may have to cut another hole in the wall. No big deal. However, if I have 2 drains, I wonder about putting one drain in the fuge and one into the skimmer section. :huh:

    That's all I can think of as of right now. If there is anything I should add, feel free to comment! I have had to directly tell myself to relax about this build. I have to take it slow... I can't rush this... I have to take it slow...

    ok, I think I'm good :biggrin:
     
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  3. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    So, as some equipment is coming in, my glassholes overflow showed up. Great great quality and the extras won over the child!
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    However, my favorite part was the last two steps in the instructions.

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    :D
     
  4. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    LOL That's funny. I love companies like that. Have fun, enjoy life.
     
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  5. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    So true too.

    Matt, let me know if my truck is needed to help you with your new cube, etc.

    Todd
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Only 2 drains? Kinda like my set up, which by valving only one of them for a siphon line, works great when the other stays wide open as the bailout/failsafe. My second line has an air vent with the hoses' end running back down and has the open end just at the high water level in the overflow area.
    So if/when the water gets that high, the end goes underwater and turns the secondary line into a full siphon and quickly drains the overflow area down.
     
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  7. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I wish I understood plumbing!
     
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  9. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    Santa brought me a new stand! Yay, another step closer!

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    This is better than anything I was going to buy or even attempt to build...
     
  10. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    That is a nice stand, looks solid, cube next?
     
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  11. zesty

    zesty Sailfin Tang

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    Actually, Arizona next, starting sunday for 9 sun/fun filled days! Se exciteD!

    Then after I take in how different this is going to be, yes! The cube will be one of the last items. I know plumbing will sneak up on me as well.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Let me know if/when I can help with anything Matt,

    Nice stand, was it designed for a sump?
     
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