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A New Chapter in Reefing

Discussion in 'SPS Reef Journals' started by Admiraltian, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Admiraltian

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    Hi SGReefers,

    I've decided to start my first tank thread here to record the journey of my new tank. As some of u may know, my old tank ran in some problems, basically it crashed one day & so I decided to take this chance to upgrade since it's quite old too, 7 yrs running. My old tank gonna decom this sat to make way for a new 4ft tank. Going for full sps this time around. Will reveal the list of my equipments in due time, though some of them are actually from my old tank & 2nd stuffs. Will upgrade when the need arise. Will also shift the 5 remaining fishes to my new tank although not advisable but I just can't bear to let them go. Lol

    Without further ado, here's a drawing of my new tank. Pls comment and give advise but now maybe too late to make changes as tank will be arriving in this sat. Haha...

    Enjoy...
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    Ok, leaving u guys with a last pic of my old tank. Gd nite!!

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  2. James72

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    Looking forward to your new tank

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  3. Admiraltian

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    Thanks, bro. Like to take this opportunity to thank some of bros here who has given me advises on my new tank.
     
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  4. youdontknowme

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    Wa Saturday! Looks good. Full sps dominated this time?

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  5. Admiraltian

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    Yes, bro. Going for mostly acropora genus this time. Maybe will add a few of my lps favs like scoly & acan in future. Let's see how it goes first.
     
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    Excited for you bro! Keep the updates coming


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    Excited for you. Looking forward for more updates!
     
  8. Admiraltian

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    Sure thing, bros. I'm excited too!!

    Some infor abt my new tank. It's made by Iwarna using their tank maker, Ah Heng. Tank dimension will be 48"x22"x22" display with front side crystal glass, 12mm thickness. Sump is kinda like I copied a little from Royal exclusiv dream box design & also getting advises from some of my reefing bros.

    Went to Iwarna to choose my rockscape which I will be using Aquaroche ones. (Piece of mind, no hitchhikers & pests!!)

    Here a pic of the dry scape at Iwarna store...

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    So far quite satisfied with this scape. Pls give comments, thks.
     
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    That scape is awesome imo. I can imagine it being fully filled with colonies of sps! But the middle seems a little bare. Maybe you can add a small rock scape there, then can put more SPS. It will look wonderfully beautiful imo.

    Can the right scape move a little more to the right side ? As the middle part seems to be touching one another.

    If possible, do soak all these rocks in rodi to leech out any silicates etc. Reduce algae problems hahaha


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    Very nice scape bro. How much does it cost?

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  11. Admiraltian

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    Ya, intend to add a small rock or maybe a clam in the middle in future. All aquaroche rocks came with portable plates. The base structure are also shiftable. I can still shift them but this is juz a tentative scape. Will improve further once it goes into my tank.

    Aquaroche rocks r supposed to be silicate & phosphate free... Haha. Let's see.
     
  12. youdontknowme

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    Lets see.....

    Rmeember to leave some space away from the glass at the left and right sides of scape. Can put big stag/plating sps :)

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    Yes, will keep that in mind. Dun wan the tank to look too cramped & also leave allowances for corals to grow.
     
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    Yup. How about your equipment choice??

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    Haha... Thot u oredi knew some of the equipments I gonna use. Anyway will reveal soon in my next few posts.

    Tank arrived as scheduled on Saturday morning but first have to decom & clear out old tank.

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    Water drained and livestock removed to temp holding styrofoam box.

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    Heng and his co worker bringing cabinet in first.

    [​IMG]I chose black duchess laminate for my cabinet.

    [​IMG]Ventilation box up for compressor chiller.

    [​IMG]Display tank arriving at my door.

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    Heavy tank, need 3 persons to lift and carefully place on top of cabinet.

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    Fixing up 3 durso for bean animal.

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    Ah Heng doing rest of the plumbing.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Special grade reef sand & aquaroche ceramic rocks in!!

    [​IMG]Installing giesemann bracket for hanging my lights. Turn out to be too short. Need to add an extension rod to it. Have to do another day then.

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    Iwarna's Karthi putting water in & Compressor guy also came to install my Dalkin 1hp compressor chiller. Water is mixed with rodi using Royal Nature synthetic salt.

    [​IMG]Coil is in.

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    Setting thermostat to kick in at 27deg and out at 26deg. Really fast in cooling. Abt 1-2 hrs to cool down from 29deg to 26deg. Can further improve efficiency by improving flow in the coil compartment as advised by Derrick either by adding circulating pump or a plastic sheet between skimmer compartment baffle and coil to deter flow into coil compartment. Flow is too direct in from skimmer compartment according to him.
     
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    Continued...

    [​IMG]Using 2 jebao dc9000 pumps.[​IMG]Using Skimz RR113 to run aio pellet. So hv to fix the pellets clumping together problem. Nv soak my pellets haha.[​IMG]

    Pic of my sump. Inspired by Royal exclusiv dream box & Trigger systems tideline series sump designs. Still have some tidying up to do. Using bk my old skimmer, Deltec sc1455.[​IMG]

    Kaisu a bit here. One way valve to prevent water to back flow into sump from display.

    [​IMG]Fts for now. Now question is to cycle or not to cycle? My 5 old fishes, one red plate and some remaining cuc are back in. Using back 10% old tank water & some remaining old LR and added some liquid bacteria. Light not align directly above DT as bracket too short. Tank maker will come bk to fix another day. Btw I using my old 3ft lights. Looked a bit weird now on the 4ft tank but bo bian cos pocket burnt one hole liao. My target next upgrade, lol.
     
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    Run lots of po4 remover and carbon, you will see algaes growth on these rocks.

    The height of the scape are too level. You might want to play with high low scape for better visual of depth.

    The sump looks good. You manage to convince ah heng on your custom design sump?


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    Bro I see your bean animal both pipe same height?


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    Is the water level in the slump too high? I tot suppose to be lesser than the plates?


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