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Featured Hazey's 4x2x2 Updated March 2014

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by Hazey, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Hazey

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    Well some of you know I have been planning this upgrade for 12 months or more. I shut my 3 foot tank down approximately 4 months ago and it has been killing me not having a tank in my house.
    Over the past 6 months I have been collecting my equiptment for my new set up.
    I went for a Godiva Executive 4x2x2 tank in Oak effect
    Lighting is taken care of by an 8x54w ATi unit with 3 Blue plus, 3 Special blues & 2 Fiji purple tubes.
    The light unit I bought brand new from Billy of Woodson Aquariums

    This was my 3 foot tank just before I broke it all down

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    I have decided to go with a full rock set up comprising of reef bones only, no live rock. The reason is so I do not get any nasties.....what I put into the tank is what ends up in it.
    I soaked the rock in a VAT full of RO water & a reactor with Rowaphos and my Deltec MCE600 skimmer with carbon in it's media basket.
    I have been doing regular 100% water changes on the VAT every 5-7 days and that has been running for 6 weeks or so in my garage

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    I thought about building my rock work onto eggcrate so set about building some platforms. Here is my first attempt

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    The stand is in place

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    Here is my tank in place

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    Added the Ati light unit. Decided to rest the unit on small blocks rather than on lght brackets so the tanks pelmet hides the whole light unit

    Here is the light unit

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    Here is how it looks as a FTS

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    Here is all of my rock work that I took out of the VAT to dry out ready for today
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    I will update later with the scaping results


    A huge thanks to Dan1 for his services today, he spent all day helping me with this....cheers Dan Worship

    Regards Dave
     
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  2. Mr Dave

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    LooKs a great tank mate
     
  3. jrob3rts

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    Nice start to the tank thread. Looking forward to upcoming pics and updates.
    Bet you're happy to have a tank in place now.
     
  4. diver 807

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    great tank Hazey,one of the local guys has just set one up and I thinl they are great lookng tanks
     
  5. Neil

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    keep the updates coming
     
  6. Carlos

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    Looking good Dave, I bet you cant wait to get to get all up and running

    Carl
     
  7. killi

    killi Moderator & Jedi Master

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    Looking good bud Big Thumbs Up
     
  8. PaulW

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    About time matey.. tank looks magic:)
     
  9. ray

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    nice tank it will look real nice when you start stocking it :)
     
  10. heller792

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    exciting, you have gone for same colour as me pal, very nice. Delivery guys are good too arnt they?

    Dave
     
  11. Inklinkerman

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    very nice.. same finish as mine:)
     
  12. Hazey

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    The scaping..... All of the rock is held in place by small amounts of Epo Putty (great stuff Jan Big Thumbs Up)

    The left hand side

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    The right hand side

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    FTS

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    The plan is to have a 90% SPS set up.
    The left hand side is going to be for Stags, branching SPS & the other side for monty's & acropora's etc

    I have not finished the scaping as I need a few more bits of rock to hide all of the egg crate so you wont see any. The basic structure is there what I have in mind.

    More to follow soon

    Thanks for looking, Dave
     
  13. Hazey

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    Yeah, they are called Martin & ones self :-d
    I bought this tank around 5 months ago from a fellow reefer in Rugby, it is only 10 months old :dance:
     
  14. Hazey

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    your not kidding, a long time coming this but it is going to be a slow project, I have a plan :smile:
     
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    Looking good pal, that scape is top notch, loads of ledges :-D
     
  16. Dan1

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    Looking good Dave. Cant wait to see this beaut stocked. What have you got in mind re fish?

    Dan
     
  17. Matt@Epo

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    Looking very nice Dave. the scape will allow loads of room for the corals to grow and will look stunning in a year or so.
     
  18. dave mc

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    Looking very nice Dave,it will look good with that fish init
     
  19. Dan1

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    That epo putty is bloody sticky stuff! Best used dry tho as a little moisture and it looses grip a little. Good stuff tho.

    Dan
     
  20. heller792

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    Re: Hazey's long overdue upgrade has finally arrived

    are you going with a dsb or just leaving on the platforms pal?
     
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