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40g custom arylic cube

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cbort, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Ok here is going to be my tank thread.
    Quick little History of the tank:
    I had this tank set up last year. I was running a 400W HQI reefstar pendant with a hamilton ballast and a couple actinic VHO's. I like the look a lot but just wanted something bigger. So i sold this tank and got a 80g Oceanic semi cube. I had it up and running for about 8 months and decided i was a little overwhelmed with a large tank so.......i bought this 40g cube back acouple weeks ago and transferred everything back to it. The first four pics are of when i had it set up last year. The butterfly was only in the tank for about a week before i set up the 80g cube. Enjoy!
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    Played around with the camera (cheapo) and got some pics that look a bit better, now just a hair too blue. Here are some pics with the white balance fixed.
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    and my sump set up for now I am going to switch it out for a 15g cuz the water level is just a bit too high for my liking

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  2. RobynT

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    I only see red boxes, does anyone else see pictures?[​IMG]
     
  3. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    where can i edit this post
     
  4. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Here are some of my pics of when i had this set up last year.
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  5. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    i am using photbucket not sure what is going on with this but i can't get them to work
     
  6. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    here is a link to OMS that works\
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    Posted By cbort on 09/06/2008 11:33 AM

    Ok here is going to be my tank thread.
    Quick little History of the tank:
    I had this tank set up last year. I was running a 400W HQI reefstar pendant with a hamilton ballast and a couple actinic VHO's. I like the look a lot but just wanted something bigger. So i sold this tank and got a 80g Oceanic semi cube. I had it up and running for about 8 months and decided i was a little overwhelmed with a large tank so.......i bought this 40g cube back acouple weeks ago and transferred everything back to it. The first four pics are of when i had it set up last year. The butterfly was only in the tank for about a week before i set up the 80g cube. Enjoy!
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    The next set of pictures are from this week! I got the 80g cubish tank down and transferred a bit of the rock to it and put all of the inhabitants into it. Yes there is a Blue hippo and a foxface in there now. They will be leaving me next week for larger (much larger) tanks. I am really sad to get rid of Dori! She has been such a good tang! She eats and is not shy at all! If i could keep her in this cube i would but she needs a larger tank. Biggest difference black sand out and white sand in!
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    pics aren't working for me /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/sad.gif
     
  9. DavidM199

    DavidM199 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    smae here, i just got the first two
     
  10. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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  11. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    how did ya do that? i did that but some worked and some didnt?
     
  12. Lee

    Lee Experienced Reefkeeper

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    looks like you had some sort of additional linkage in the tags ...perhaps something goofy with your copy/paste clipboard.


    If you just copy and paste the precoded links from photobucket you should be good to go. Use the ones that look like this: [img ] http://www.sample.com [/ img]



     
  13. cbort

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    New chiller/heater installed today! Its a CustomSeaLife 1/4 HP chiller/heater, with a Ranco Temp controller. Works sweet!

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    It is used either as a heater during the winter or a chiller during the summer. I have a heater in the back of my tank behind the false wall, and then i dropped the chiller coil into the sump. It has a differential setting and you can set it from 1-30 degrees. I have it set at 1 degree so as soon as my tank hits 78 it kicks on and cools it down to 77. Pretty sweet!

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    And a pic of the Ranco Temp Controler

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  14. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    And here is a pic of my newly added BlueHeaded Fairy Wrasse, so far she is eating very well and swimming quite a bit too.


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    New light came today! Whoohoo! Still not hung yet, but it came with legs so it will just sit on the tank until i get a chance to hang it up.
    Its a 24" fixture made by Odyssey and uses a 250W HQI ballast. The bulb is 15K and also there are 2 55W PC Actinic bulbs. For night time the fixture has 8 LED's

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  16. cbort

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    Just got back from KC and got a sweet new light, its also a Odyssea all in one fixture.

    The one on the left is my Odyssea 250W HQI with 2x65 actinics and 8 moonlights.

    The one on the right is my new fixture, its a 150W HQI with 2x24 actinics and 2 moon lights

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    One light will be for my display tank, and the other is going to be for the frag tank i am planning. It is going to be a diy 18x18x8"T tank. It will be down the road but will probably be a AGA 10g for the time being.

     
  17. cbort

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    Ok....Latest pictures of the Cube! I switched lights. I went with the 150W hqi. I was told the par on 150W HQI's are better anyway. And also the bulb he sold me was a coralvue 20k and i like the color 10x better than the 15k on the 250W.

    And... i suspended the fixture from the ceiling! I hope it stays there! I am using egg crate over the tank, so if it were to fall atleats i will have a safty net! haha

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  18. cbort

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    [B]Some early morning pics and i didn't realize how much sunlight hits my tank on the right side. I am usually at work from 7am-7pm, so i don't see it. No wonder why my toadstool opens up in that direction. He is just sun bathing![/B]

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  19. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    WOW it has been awhile since i have updated this thread!

    Since my last update i have gotten lots more corals, different fish, and a few different toys! Enough talk and bring on the pics!

    Plate coral. HOT PINK by day and purple by night

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    New Clam

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    Some pics of my eagle eyes

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    Christmas tree rock making a huge comback!

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    2 sweet favias first one is purple and lavender second is purple rings with neon green mouths

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  20. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    MORE!!

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