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A&S的Reefing梦想

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Journals' started by sherilyn91, Oct 13, 2015.

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    After a year plus of experience with marine tank, we decided to decom our 2ft cubes and setup a new 3ft tank with a coast to coast bean animal. Thanks to the Bokalihaosiao group (Charles, Ken, Jowen, Shao Hao, Luke, Rodney) and YDKM for the valuable advice.

    Tank and Equipments
    - 36"x20"x22" Coast to Coast Bean Animal
    - Skimz SN143 Skimmer
    - Skimz CM113 Calcium Reactor
    - Skimz RR113 Recirculating Reactor
    - Sparkle Dragon 12k DC Return Pump
    - 2 X Hydra52
    - 2L aluminum CO2 cyclinder
    - Intense CO2 Regulator with Solenoid
    - Milmaukee
    - Maxspect Gyre xf130
    - Atman UV
    - Marine Pure Block and Bac King
    - Madpetz Rasin Rockscape

    After the long wait, our tank is finally here!

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    CRA doing the final piping work.


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    And there goes the piping work!


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    A little more detail about bean animal overflow piping, on the left side is the open channel pipe which needs to be higher than the full siphon pipe on the right side. The middle pipe is known as the emergency pipe which will only activates when the water level in the overflow goes beyond the pipe level.


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    The open channel pipe needs to have a hole on top for intake of air.


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    All the equipments are well fitted into the self customised sump.


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    Labelling is advisable for easy maintenance.


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    Finally, all is done!


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    Now its time to place in the madpetz rasin rocks!


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    Lastly and also one of the more challenging task was the installation of 2 Hydras up on the ceiling.


    Stay tune for the commissioning of our 3ft tank!
     
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    Wa very swee start up!!! So neat as well. The resin rockscape is nice.
    Good that u have biomedia as fake rocks has lesser surface area for bac to colonise. Remember to keep the biomedia clean!

    Mind taking a video of your sump operating? :b

    Faster stock up fully with sps. Will look very nice


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    I am camping here for update
     
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    The three outlets along the return piping will be used for?
     
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    Ok sure.. Will take tonight.. Hopefully will make it for sps.. Haha


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    Chiller, UV and one more spare in case need in future..


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    Looking good...go slow on stocking and give ample time for bacteria to colonize.

    Monitor your co2 pressure regularly as your cylinder is small, will use up fast. Cylinder pressure can be read from the intense regulator PG whenever the solenoid is shut mode.

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    Noted on the pressure.. When should I do the PAR meter testing? Before stocking?


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    When u doing rockscape
     
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    No hurry, after your water cycling completed and preparing to stock up corals. The par data will help you make a good judgement where to position the corals.

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    Haha ok thanks! Will look for you again maybe next month!


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    Video of slump operating!


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    Nice setup, James is right abt 2l cylinder. Mine used up every 1-2 mths. The longest record it lasts me is 3mths. Better standby some spare co2 tanks as backup.
     
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    Noted on it.. Will take note and monitor..


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    Can easily buy a used CO2 tank as a standby from AQ forum, quite frequent to see members selling them. All my 3 CO2 tanks are used type, much cheaper plus I don't see a need to buy a brand new one.
     
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    Yes agree, theres no need to buy new one. Bought mine 5Lit co2 @ tampines k&k lfs for 65$. Nearby me, anytime conveniently can go x change 1-1 hahaha

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    Thanks for the advices!


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    C328 sells 2nd hand co2 canisters occasionally too


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    Just noticed the title of the thread.. Now got 3 tank thread name similar!
    "的梦想" clan

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    Haha.. it's a magic word.. Lol


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