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Old 04/18/2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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205 Gallon tank log. (w/ pics)

Well to start the tank display is 130 the sump is 20 and the refuge is 55

i got the tank afew months ago and started installing it

here is a lay out of the tanks flow for now

water flows from the 130 down the drain pipe and into the 20 gallon sump. from there it is pumped at 30 gph into the 55 refuge then siphoned back into the sump
from there it makes its way to the ocean motion at 1000 gph and back into the tank

there is also a evaporative chiller that can be turned on when needed


expect more soon as i am building my canopy in a few days!


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Old 04/21/2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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Ok update
i am curerently draining the refuge so that when i add hte base rock (150 pounds) the tnak wont over flow. ill take a pic of the rock IMO it wasnt wortht he price. there is less rock per pound then real LR and it wasnt that much cheeper.

icecap is sending me my ballast today so im going to start building my canopy right now.. i need to find my camera's wire so i cant upload the pics..


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Old 04/21/2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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found my cam! but now the water is soooo clowdy im building the rockwork by feel... you get good at it if your used to working im muck (try setting a mooring for a boat in water where you have to hold a dive gauge against your mask just to see it :P any way that was a fun day) ill take some pics after it settle and then a few more of how it looks after i rearange it
i am using a method that ( should be) extreamly pleasing to the eye that many FW planted tank people use.


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Old 04/21/2006, 10:48 PM   #4
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reef rock 150 lbs total







tank still to coudy for pics


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Old 04/21/2006, 11:50 PM   #5
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in a few days i will order some LR from dr fostersmith.com cant decide what i want yet


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Old 04/22/2006, 12:01 AM   #6
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Get marshall island or kaelini. Marshall is what my next tank will be.


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Old 04/22/2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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i was thinking of 3 different types. 22 lbs of premium select blablabla figi some of the tonga and koulu . or somthing like that. ill look again later . i just rememebr for thae longest tiem they were all on backordre lol

what do you like about marshall?


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Old 04/22/2006, 06:26 AM   #8
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indonesia from www.reefscience.com is great too, it would be really good to seed your tank


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Old 04/22/2006, 11:47 AM   #9
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got any pics of the life that comes on it?


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Old 04/22/2006, 02:39 PM   #10
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DARN!!! i had some one helpingme ( asked him to just clean the dust off the rock while i put it in) i go to the bath rooma nd he adds the sand and CC.. now its nearly impossiable to make the rock touch the bottom. the tank is so deep i can hardly reach the bottom to move the sand out of the way.. ohh i could kill him LMAO~!!~


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Old 04/22/2006, 05:27 PM   #11
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two shots. one of front one of tank room





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Old 04/22/2006, 05:28 PM   #12
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yes i know there boxers on the floor.. they work great when you dont have a towel :P


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Old 04/22/2006, 05:35 PM   #13
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any one want me to lable the pipes next time? or does no one really care :P


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Old 04/22/2006, 06:30 PM   #14
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be sure to keep up with the thread. It's cool being able to look back on it.


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Old 04/22/2006, 06:37 PM   #15
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i love taking pics so i know at the very least ill have tons of picts to look back on

i may be setting up several wireless webcams on the sid eof the tank ( possiably in the tank if i can be told for sure that the RF wont hurt any thing.

im going to do a few wierd things in the tank . ( possiably try to use mirrors to effect the way SPS grow to come up with cool shapes...) also i plan to sell any coral frags i get so im going to try to get some rare or LE corals

im building my canopy tommorow and i will have alot of picts

soon i will build a pully sytem for my canopy since it weighs about 100 pounds ( knotice it isnt on the tank LMAO)


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Old 04/22/2006, 06:40 PM   #16
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lol, i take a million pics too Can't wait for your new pics


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Old 04/23/2006, 07:15 PM   #17
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ok update. canopys half done..... i messed up but its an easy fix ( bulbs are 1/4 inch to far away from end caps.... DEDEDE

illpost a pic when get on my other pc


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Old 04/24/2006, 03:29 PM   #18
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ok this is a warning to any one who builds there own any thing!
knotice my canopy



do you see the problom?
maybe this will help


according to ice cap the bulb MUST BE FLISH WITH THE END CAP OR ELSE ARCING CAN HAPPEN!!! be careful this isnt "good eonugh" now i have to redo my canopy and mount he other 3 lights
i was expecting 880 wats of light but im only going to beable to have 770 watts im really really really upset that i couldne tfit the last bulb...


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Old 04/24/2006, 03:34 PM   #19
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now ill show how to fix an annoying problom. btw ill post some pics of the construction of the tank room after i find my old Harddrive) should be able to retive them if i dont use it as the primary drive)


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Old 04/24/2006, 04:00 PM   #20
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heres some of the base rock. im still not done. i dont want hte base rock htat high since im gonna cover it in real LR






here is my refuge you can see my tunze skimer in there along with a smaller tank that maintains constant water lvl for the tunze. ( not needed but i wantd to use the tunze as a recirculating skimer instead of a flow throu so )



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Old 04/24/2006, 04:07 PM   #21
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in my last picture on the left side you can see a pipe with a airhose comming out. cant you? this pipe is a siphon that returns the water from refuge to sump. i sshould of made the pipe wider but.... im dumb, ill take a full shot of it later


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Old 04/24/2006, 05:14 PM   #22
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you need to use a flash or turn on some lights on your tank shots lol


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Old 04/24/2006, 05:18 PM   #23
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yeah it will look bettetr nce i get the lights on there
im using an underwater camera that is very anoying. im gonna be replacing it soon. ( camera was 600 bucks so im tyring ot hold on to it as long as possiable)

it always under exposes or over exposes except when at 60 ft on an overcast day with a external strobe.... sucks dont it


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Old 04/24/2006, 07:12 PM   #24
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Looks good!


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Old 04/24/2006, 08:51 PM   #25
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ok orded 150 ish pounds of lr and payed nextday shipping. should be here in 2 days. price wasnt much for for firstday so what the hey

anyways its like 50 lbs of laulu or somthing 50 lbs of figi "premium" and 50 pounds of baserock


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