about a year ago I aquired 2 20nin deep blue cubes at a steal of a deal. at the time I planned them to be just fish room tanks. shortly after I moved semi unplanned, and the tanks never used just moved with me. now a year later, new fishroom is built out and finally ready to get a couple nice diplays. i've long wanted to have a more long term hightech tank, i've had a couple expirments, but nothing lasting more than a few months. so one of the tanks will be a high tech planted. prolly a igwamami hybrid of some sort. the other is going to be a reef.
Today I picked up the stands, have 2 identical setups like this.
the plan equipment wise is both lights will be DIY. with below specs:
CHannel 1 Freshfish 1211 cob by luxeon
CHannel 2 Vero 10 3k 90cri
CHannel 1 K16 Royal Blue
Channel 2 Vero 10 4k 90cri
CHannel 3 2xstars from Steves led with the following LEDS 2xHyperviolet 2xCool Blue 1xLime 1xCyan
Controls for both are not finalized. I bought a Pi Zero W and a PCA9685 board to mess with Reef-Pi, it looks really promosing as a simple diy controller that is user friendly. if it works i'll get a second to control both, if I don't care for it possibly will just modifiy a couple TC420s but we shall see reef-pi is looking like a win so far. waiting on a few more bits and bobs to assemble lights.
Fresh going to do a Corner Matten Filter with a 300-400 GPH pump. planning on injecting c02 in to the pump intake, possibly creating some sort of reactor inline with the intake. have a few ideas but not sure if it will work.
Salt just a simple 10 gallon sump with a refugeum, might add a skimmer later
Fresh Still debating here. i've been doing a ton of dirted tanks lately and always loved the results. but i noticed in my last hightech tank my standard substrate of 3/4 dirt 1in sand the plants grew great for about 3 months now there is obvious signs of nutrient defficeny so if it only will last such a short time under high light I guess there is no point to dirt and I might just go straight sand.
rest of the bits are mainly salt related, i'll prolly be posting pictures from the salt project but i'll most likely have a second log for most of the salt stuff on another forum.
would love thoughts on plans and coments, this will be a long term project, hopefully work stays sane enough so I have time to make progress.