5 x 3 x 2 Reefbar
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:02 AM
I am planning on building a 5 x 3 x 2 tank eurobraced with a sump system based outside giving a total volume of around 1000l. I want to put all the equipment outside to reduce the noise and provide better air exchange and cooling. The tank is going to be located in my kitchen and will have a bar set around it mirroring the breakfast bar i currently have.
Lighting i am thinking of going down the T5 route, mainly because i like the idea of being able to change the spectrum and it runs less heat than halides. If this does not work out i will probably swap to 2x 400w halides.
Flow is going to run from a single 12000l red dragon run with an ocean motion 4way, i also have a vortech i can use if this is not enough.
Stocking wise its going to be SPS based, however i dont want to have too many species. I plan to have 3 separate areas in the tank, with the largest rock structure having mainly Acropora humilis, Acropora gemmifera and other similar corals with maxima clams mixed in. I will try and find different colour combinations of these. Then i am hoping to have 2 bommies one in the middle and one the other end of the tank. The one at the far end i fancy trying the deeperwater smooth corals like, Acropora Loripes, Acropora Granulosa, Acropora lokani etc and the middle bommie with 3 different coloured milli's on that i hope will plate out. I will also try and fit a couple of hysterix corals in. Then around the base i will have the LPS space fillers with a few euphylias acans etc that i still have.
Well that is the plan, i will try and take some pictures when i get to start the project and have the funds to allow it
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:07 AM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:24 AM
laguna 7500 return pump, ocean runner 6500
tunze ts 24 kit
Grotech hea 250 skimmer, deltec 601 calcium reactor tmc, controller-monitor
deltec fr509 reactor
2x 400 watt luminarc 10 k 2x 54 ati actinic , sanders 200 mg ozone . orp controller
ro auto top up & ball valve sp3000 kit
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:36 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:38 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:44 PM
I will try and do a step by step build but its going to be a couple of weeks before i start
Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:07 PM
Chat soon m8
Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:30 AM
Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:37 PM
This is the space before we started
We built the top and bottom first
After this we leveled the tank in position adding all the uprights
due to the radiator decided to build th stand over the top as it would have been a nightmare removing it. I will drill some access holes incase it needs draining
we then fitted the bottom to square up the bottom frame
then we have the finished stand in position after a days hard graft.
I have to thank my mate tony who without the woodwork would have been a no go
The next job is to find a suitable work top to build the overhanging bar which will surround the tank but i have a slight cashflow problem now after getting robbed of 3k so it might be a bit of a wait before the next update.
Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:01 PM
Posted 03 October 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted 03 October 2009 - 09:18 PM
Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:27 AM
Will follow this build with interest!
I suggest a change of plan... Let the wookie win
Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:56 PM
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