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post #31 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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NICE STAND! You can always tell when the reefers comes over to the green side. All the technology and cool gadgets that are incorporated into their builds.
Reefers constantly push technology when it comes to aquariums, LED lighting is just one example of this. A lot of things I tried to incorporate into this tank are the result of all the mistakes I made reefing and the things I didn't like about my reef tank.

Just for fun the last FTS of my reef


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I know a ex-reefer that does planted tanks now. His tank is like a reef tank minus the salt....auto-fert dosing, auto water top offs...sump...aquacontroller...the whole nine..

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I may end up doing some kind of auto fert dosing and auto top off we will see.
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I'm sure it'll be sweet if the stand is any indication. What is that big white coral smack dab in the middle of your tank? Next to the clown fish.

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It is Trumpet coral some people call them candy cane coral. It looks a little washed out in the picture, it was much greener than that.
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Ok got some work done tonight since I slept off my hang over all day. I started mocking up all my equipment positions and got lights running while I am figuring out the final position for the tank. So I got a ton of pics for everyone. Here we go.

Here is a pic from the side


Here is the setup to keep the side panels attached.


Here are the lights on from the front


Here are the lights on from the side


more to come.
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One thing I really hated about my reef tank was opening the canopy to work in the tank and being blasted by a ton of light. so the split canopy that opens on itself was necessary and here is exactly why.

Lights on and canopy open


And now with my drift wood in the tank!!


MAN THAT LOOKS NICE!!!!
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REALLY GOOD BUILD!!!

I can't wait to see it come together! Everybody is getting their 40B tanks setup from the last $1 per Gallon sale, and mine is still in it's packing on the kitchen floor!!! Dang it sux to be broke!!!

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P.S. What kind of filter are You running on the tank?
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REALLY GOOD BUILD!!!

I can't wait to see it come together! Everybody is getting their 40B tanks setup from the last $1 per Gallon sale, and mine is still in it's packing on the kitchen floor!!! Dang it sux to be broke!!!

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Again GREAT BEGINNING!!!
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I'm to the point now where I am getting super excited because I know I'll be putting water in the tank in the next 24 hours. There is nothing worse than staring at a tank day in and day out thinking "when when can I set this thing up!" I got to do that for like a month+ at this point. On a good note i've spent the evening working on cable management so it wont be super ugly under the tank. here are some pics of the progress.

lighting ballast


Cords all zip tied


Back of the power center so far



I still need to move my Co2 system over from the other tank once that gets torn down and get 1 more light timer for the co2. I plan to have the lights and the co2 on different timers so I can start co2 before lights come on and go off before lights turn off.
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P.S. What kind of filter are You running on the tank?
For filtration I jumped on the SUNSUN band wagon. I had a rena filstar about 10 years ago when I bread african cichlids, so I knew what I was looking for but didn't want to spend my life savings on an ehiem canister. I ran the filter for about a week on a 5 gallon sparklets bottle when I first got it to help flush some of the dirt off the media I will be using and to make sure it worked. I have all sorts of unboxing pictures that I will post as well as some initial thoughts about the filter.
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So on the topic of filtration, I really want to try and limit the amount of equipment in the tank because I hate looking at it. So the current plan is to use an Up aqua inline co2 atomizer with a PERFECT(read sunsun) HW-404B. Specs are pretty nice on the filter, it has 9w UV sterilizer(not sure how effective it will be) 4 very large media trays, It pushes 525gph so I shouldn't ever need a power head in the tank and it only draws 55w of power with the UV running. I am using Seachem Bio Matrix in 3 of the 4 trays, I picked up a 4L bucket of the stuff and used all of it. I have 3 filter pads in the bottom tray, 2 totally full trays of bio matrix and the top tray is 3/4 full with a filter pad on top. When there are no trays in the canister it will hold almost 5 gallons of water, its approx. 19"Hx12"Wx12"L darn near the size of a 5 gallon bucket.

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The Box


How it was packed



Filter vs 1 gallon of milk


Trays/accessories/UV


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It looks pretty cool... Let us know how it did.
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post #44 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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ITS GOT WATER. Only bad thing....LEDS don't add shimmer.

Lining the path


Starting to fill it in. I see your $20 sand flatteners and raise you a $2 spatula


Filled


Closer


Left


Right
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post #45 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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well its been up and running coming close to 24 hours and the sunsun filter is putting a lot of heat into the water. the tank is about 81 right now and the temp is the house is in the mid 70's and I'm not running the lights on the tank. I was running the UV But I just turned that off so we will see how things progress
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