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Featured Steve's 250 Litre Cube Upgrade

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by steve861uk, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. steve861uk

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    Have just bought a custom made used 250 litre sumped cube, complete with cabinet and enclosed hood for £1 per litre (bargain ).

    Just need a return pump and heater then will be ready to get wet and salty

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    Very nice indeed Big Thumbs Up Any pictures ?
     
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    As requested [MENTION=22835]CEECH[/MENTION]

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    Sump is a great size, 3 large compartments plus a large one on the right for RO

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    May have to take a leaf out of your thread and get a wee dory (excuse for future upgrade ).

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    That looks ace so it does. What lighting are you going for ? Look forward to seeing it up and running

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    lol its the only fish my mrs likes lol and she loved the mandrin until he jumped but will get another in time :)
     
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    I'm going to transfer as much as possible from my Kent Marine. I have 4x TMC 600's (led light strips) that I will secure to the new tank lid. The top of the tank has sliding glass and is almost fully sealed Re: Fish ......I let the wife choose them all so naturally she thinks they're all awesome

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    Lol be careful not to add to much to fast

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    Tank is now wet, just need to fix a leak then will be time to add salt and heat Sand will be next, then ready for the big swap

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    Am going to have filter sock, plus siporax in compartment one as well as external filter acting as reactor/s. Next compartment will be heater and curve 5 skimmer. Last compartment is dc6000 return pump. Will also add the algae scrubber to the 2nd compartment.

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    Tank is now salty and sandy/gravely

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    Thank you. But won't always be

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    Old tank now transferred to new tank
    Hardware all in and inhabitants love their extra room
    Bring on the diatoms (new sand/gravel so is bound to happen).
    Pistol shrimp is busy digging his new tunnels and loves the TMC medium gravel.
    Pics to follow......

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    Pics.....
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    Wow, tank now looks amazing at night. I've got a royal blue led at the back and a Fuji blue at the front

    Has made all my coral colours more iridescent (awesome). A shame my camera is s.h.1.t! else I may have been able to capture it.

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    Looking good buddy lots of space for corals

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    And fish Here's how my sump looks tonight:

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    A 600l skimmer in a 250 cube should do the trick

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    I just need to sort out a ro top up unit now and fill the ro reservoir. I have one but am using it as a mixing pump

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    I just got this ro unit to try out. My mate swears by it.
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