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Old 08/25/2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Old 08/26/2008, 12:57 AM   #2
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I can't wait. This gonna be a good thread.


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Old 08/26/2008, 01:06 AM   #3
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Old 08/26/2008, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 08/26/2008, 01:56 PM   #5
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What a teaser! haha.. Can't wait to see what you're gonna do. Definitely tagging along for the ride.

Let me know what I can do to help along the way.

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Old 08/26/2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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I'll jump on board as well. I love watching a build!!


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Old 08/26/2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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What a teaser! haha..

Yeah - no doubt. Come on Agent, please tell!


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Old 08/26/2008, 04:04 PM   #8
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Old 08/26/2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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Very deceptive... LOL.. looking forward to it.


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Old 08/26/2008, 08:33 PM   #10
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What??? come on....u can't leave us hanging like this??


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Old 08/26/2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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Old 08/27/2008, 05:33 AM   #12
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I like this Suspense !.... Im also subscring !


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Old 08/27/2008, 06:08 AM   #13
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OK ... I am in too!


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Old 08/27/2008, 06:19 AM   #14
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Yeah this is better than Christmas


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Old 08/27/2008, 11:58 AM   #15
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Uh oh!!! Is that an 800lb gorilla in the crate?


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Old 08/27/2008, 02:15 PM   #16
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Its called the 800 pound glasszilla


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Old 08/27/2008, 02:17 PM   #17
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Its called the 800 pound glasszilla
LOL that was good!


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Old 08/27/2008, 03:21 PM   #18
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man i cant wait to this thread take off. talk about suspense!!


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Old 08/27/2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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Old 08/27/2008, 07:38 PM   #20
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I can see why your selling your 225, I was thinking that you were selling it because it was too big, now I can see it was too small. Will the tank fit in the space the 225 is at now? good luck on the new build.


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Old 08/27/2008, 08:25 PM   #21
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Yes, it fit and it was heavy.


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Old 08/27/2008, 10:45 PM   #22
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Congrats on the tank Erik.


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Old 08/28/2008, 11:11 AM   #23
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INTRODUCTION

Well folks the time has come to make a change for the bigger. I have decided to upgrade from my existing 225 system. This should be an exciting build as I have big plans to take it to the next level. I have chosen what I think is the most appropriate title not already taken; “DreamReef”. With power becoming so expensive here in CA, my goal is to keep it as efficient as possible without sacrificing performance or quality. Equally as important, is the requirement for this setup to be something unique!

For those of you who are not already aware, DreamReef represents the ‘reincarnation’ of Invincible569’s (Edward) Ultimate Reef Tank. I purchased Edward’s A.G.E. 300 gallon tank, stand, lighting, and chiller back in June. Everything is custom designed and I must tip my hat to Edward’s vision, impeccable taste, and attention to detail. I had already been planning out an AGE tank of similar dimensions when Edwards’ became available for sale. I have learned from experience that custom work can be very tedious and stressful to plan out and manage. I was able to bypass just about all that headache!! Shipping was a whole other story. Lets just say the crating and freight from TX to CA cost me close to what most people would pay for a decent large tank setup. In the end it was worth every penny as everything arrived without a scratch!! I will post some pics of the crates and packaging later. I will also share my experience and advice for anyone who may need to ship LARGE in the future.

As for the equipment, I have learned from my many years in this hobby that expensive does not necessarily equate to quality but quality, with few exceptions, is expensive!! I also avoid being an early adopter of new products and technologies. I prefer to let others hop on the bandwagon and learn from the experiences they post on RC J

Below is an abbreviated list of equipment:


TANK/STAND:


• AGE ¾” starphire glass tank with ¾” PVC bottom
(72” L x 40” W x 24” T)
• Steel Stand Frame (2” tubular steel)
• Custom black laminate fascia


LIGHTING:

• Giesemann Spectra fixture 3 x 250w SE w/ 4 x T5 (72” L)


CIRCULATION:

• Closed loop using Tunze Master Recirculation pump (~2,200 GPH)
• Oceans Motions 4 Way
• Two Tunze Stream2 6085’s (upgrade to Stream2 6105’s in Oct)
• Tunze Master Recirculation pump for chiller and return

FILTRATION:

• H&S wide body A250 – 2 x 1260 external skimmer (rated 700 gal)
• 57Watt UltraUV sterilizer
• Cryptic zone live rock rubble tower
• 30 gallon in sump refugium
• Shallow sand bed


COOLING:

• Pacific Coast Imports ½ HP Chiller
• Giesemann mounted fans

CALCIUM / ALK:

• H&S 150 calcium reactor
• MRC Nielson reactor fed with SpectraPure LMIII
• 60 gallon tank for topoff

MONITORING:

• GHL Profilux Plus II EX Professional Controller w/ WLAN
• BioMatix eAquatix Controller



AQUASCAPING:

One of the greatest benefits of this tanks dimensions is the flexibility for aquascaping. The 40” width provides great depth of field and allows good spacing between rock structures which creates a more natural look. If all goes as planned, I would like to create a canyon affect between two of the rock outcroppings. I also plan on having several “islands” of rock away from the main rock structure. Two will house anemones for the multiple clown pairs I have. One will be populated with only table corals. While I am not going for the Japanese look per say, I think having all the tables on one rock will create a pretty cool effect. I may even incorporate the spot lights Edward included. I should also mention that unlike my last system, I will be incorporating a shallow sand bed. The sand I sourced is very nice stuff from the Philippines. I was in Bohol last December where I experienced the finest sand beaches I have ever seen. So having a little of the Philippines in my tank conjures up great memories! Also pleases the Pinay girlfriend.

So that is pretty much all I have for now.


Stay tuned...............


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Old 08/28/2008, 11:51 AM   #24
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Old 08/28/2008, 12:02 PM   #25
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I just pd and extended Subscribtion on this thread. It will be a long haul and worth every single read on this thread. All the info so far looks really good .thanks Erik!


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