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Old 12/23/2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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OranguTangs 60 Gallon Cube

I feel I can finally make a post about a tank I have! As of right now there is not much to it, but this will be my log thread. I plan on doing mostly SPS, maybe the occasional micro or ricordia.

Here is the hardware right now, I dont have the skimmer for SPS right now, but I plan on getting a new one in a few weeks.

60 Gallon Cube
SS Lumen Max 2 SE
SS Galaxy 400w Ballast
XM 400w 20k
18 Gallon Sump
Aqua-Euro USA Skimmer ( I know I know )
QuietOne 3000 for the return, I figure it is putting about 300gph out the return which is what I wanted.

I had a single K4 in my 60g long and I decided to change that out for 2 K3's. I only have one on at the moment, makes the LPS mad.

As fast as livestock, it is pretty slim at the moment, a pair of mated clowns (they are about 5 years old now), a small 6 line wrasse, and a lemonpeel angel.

Inverts include a marshall island electric blue hermit, a few nassarius snails, and about 12-15 turbo snails, as well as a sand sifting star I have had about a year now.

Currently 90lbs of LR in the tank, I wanted some vertical space to allow the SPS to grow up.

There is an open brain I plan on keeping, and the hammers I am trying to get rid of right now actually.

On with the pics?

Here is the tank shortly after it was setup.



And here it is a few days later.



Here is the male clown, I couldnt get any decent pics of the other fish...lol



Here is the brain.




Here is one of the hammers...might as well.



And that is it so far, the tank keeps a temp of 80 during the day. It is winter here and I anticipate the need for a chiller when the summer comes.

Enjoy...


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Old 12/23/2007, 01:42 PM   #2
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I love the cube!

jedireefer where did you get the cube? I used to have a 60 gallon Oceanic cube back in th mid nineties and it always made a great looking reef. I would like to find another......

Your tank looks great!


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Old 12/23/2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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I got it right here on RC from a local reefer!


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Old 12/24/2007, 12:41 PM   #4
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What should be next, Korallin Ca Reactor + pH controller or a new skimmer?


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Old 12/24/2007, 12:43 PM   #5
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Nice Looking tank


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Old 12/24/2007, 01:08 PM   #6
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What should be next, Korallin Ca Reactor + pH controller or a new skimmer?
I would say the Korallin Ca Reactor + pH controller. The skimmer you have now should serve the purpose until the time being


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Old 12/24/2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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I was thinking the same...

Here is the Marshall Crab.




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Old 12/24/2007, 06:30 PM   #8
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I've always wanted to do a 60g cube seahorse tank like this.


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Old 12/24/2007, 06:46 PM   #9
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Looks good. The only thing I might mention is that the fan will be more effective if you point it at the water rather than at the light...


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Old 12/24/2007, 06:49 PM   #10
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I understand that...evap = cool. But my return section is rather small and I dont have an ATO system yet. But it keeps the tank rather cool actually. 80-82F

I plan on getting a chiller sometime after march when it starts to warm up.


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Old 12/24/2007, 07:41 PM   #11
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Sounds good. I'll look forward to seeing future updates!


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Old 12/24/2007, 09:57 PM   #12
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nice looking tank bro...what camera you using for them sweet pics???


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Old 12/24/2007, 09:58 PM   #13
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Canon XTi, too bad I dont know how to use the damn thing hahaha.


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Old 12/25/2007, 01:03 PM   #14
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I started the Prodibio yesterday. So far the only visual difference I see (not that any was expected) is that my brain has opened up significantly more.


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Old 12/28/2007, 08:55 PM   #15
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Here are a few pics of the lemonpeel.






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Old 12/29/2007, 02:27 PM   #16
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Tank looks awesome! Yeah it is to bad you don't know how to use that camera of yours,Real Funny!!!!! J/k Looking forward on seeing more pics!!!!


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Old 01/01/2008, 05:21 PM   #17
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Thank you

The royal gramma is getting more comfortable with the tank and is coming out more. I will try to get a good pic soon. The angel was pretty shy at first and now it cruises around the entire tank grazing and eating off the seaweed clips. All is well, so far.


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Old 01/01/2008, 07:54 PM   #18
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Here is a shot of the gramma.




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Old 01/03/2008, 09:11 PM   #19
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Looking good,love you choice in fish,great colors!


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Old 01/08/2008, 05:55 PM   #20
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Your slacking off on you thread there buddy! Can you post a picture of your cube close up?


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Old 01/08/2008, 06:20 PM   #21
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Great looking tank. I just picked up a 60gal acrylic cube. Did you build your stand? Can we get a shot of the sump in action??

Keep the pics coming!! Great job!


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:57 AM   #22
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LOL sorry Deb. Here are a few pics. I have been slacking working on this: http://thebinaryreef.com

impur, here is a shot of the sump, it is a POS for the time being until my TriggerSys BR is built.







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Old 01/09/2008, 11:23 AM   #23
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Thanks for the shots! Hey if it works, whats the prob right??

Looks great, hope mine comes out as nice.


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Old 01/18/2008, 12:42 PM   #24
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Here are a few fish pics. I can NEVER get a good pic of the 6 line. Also working on getting a decent shot of the mated firefish pair.

Fiji Golden Sailfin


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Old 01/18/2008, 01:23 PM   #25
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Very nice photography Marc. Great tank too.


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