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Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by naca, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. naca

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    hello.
    thought ide start a tank thread explain a little bit about my new set up im starting next week, ive got a whole room to play with this time :clap:
    no more moaning of the misses for messing up the house.
    the room needs a little work, its a single skin brick building, so needs insulating,bit of damp course, batton, kingspan, plasterboarding, which ill start next week,Big Thumbs Up
    few details about the system.
    main display tank will be 55x33x24.
    sump tank 48x24x19.
    also connected to the sump will be a 50x24x19 frag/growout tank.
    lighting for the display will be my 54w power module.
    and for the frag tank a 400w 20k raidium on a light rail.
    light for the rufugium will be a 125w envirolight 6500k.
    skimmer. deltec tc2060.
    return pump. newjet 4500lt.
    this system will be run pretty simple, large cheato bed, big skimmer, phosban reactor if needed.
    stock will be mainly sps, few lps tho to.:thumbup1:
    looking forward to having s frag/growout tank to play with, try different lighting, still playing with the idea of 1 extra tank installed for easy water changing, need to work out if i have enough room tho ?? i will post some pics when i start the work, Big Thumbs Up
    a few pics of my old system. thanks for looking.
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  2. Realist

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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    I don't know what to say Steve tbh, thats a stunning looking tank. A great mix of LPS and SPS and one of the finest I have ever seen.

    Looking forward to the the new build.
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    Sounds like a great project

    shame you had to break down the current tank in advance
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    stunning setup :thumbup1:

    Will follow this thread closely as I'm planning on tanking a very similar room (single skin brick building). Bill of materials would be useful too :biggrin:
     
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  5. naca

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    thanks chris thas very kind, it had its ups and downs but in the end it settled down just nice, shame i had to brake it down, but im looking forward to setting up a bigger better reef fingers crossed :dance:
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    Stunning.
     
  7. naca

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    it was heart breaking, i managed to get all them acros out with out 1 single frag , even the hystrix, i couldnt believ my luck :yahoo:
     
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    not a prob ill sort you one out tommoro.Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    absolutely stunning, my favourite tank as it's a mix of SPS & LPS....I'd love to be able to keep SPS & LPS in one setup

    Dave
     
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    thanks Ged, :cool:
     
  11. killi

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    Steve stunning as always mate ,and when you come down to Nev's i will try and get a few frags over for you ,,,Pete
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    thank you ,
    i struggled to start with, finding the right amount of light to keep the sps happy and the lps happy was a pain,to much light the acans sulked, in the end i went for alot more blue tubes and a little less flow in my tank and all was happy :thumbup1:
     
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    cheers pete, be good to meet you to mate:thumbup1:
     
  14. swin

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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    last tank was stunning looking forward to new one ,mines in a single brick room but i messed up with the roof ,so good luck with yours
     
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    Stunning mate
     
  16. naca

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    im pretty lucky the roof is fine, just the walls need doing, its double glazing in there too so that was a bonus :dance:
     
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    thank you alexBig Thumbs Up
     
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    flat or tiled roof?
     
  19. naca

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    flat roof mate .
     
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    Re: 2 tanks 1 sump 99%sps

    same here ,you need to think about making it a "warm roof system"or check out ventilation issues as i have a major condensation problem now about 2-3 years after doing mine,warmth and moisture is hitting the cold roof
    i used 100mm kingspan in mine
     
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