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Bunster's Reef

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Journals' started by Bunster, Nov 18, 2016.

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  1. Bunster

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    Queen Angelfish

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    Hello fellow reefers,

    I'm starting a new tank thread to mark the start of my long awaited upgrade.

    Equipment List:

    1. Tank: 5 feet long 2.5 feet wide and 18 inches tall 3-sided crystal 15mm glass. Rimless with bottom bracing. Black oyama back and bottom with black silicone. 3 feet wide bean animal external overflow.

    2. Sump: 42"x22"x16" 8mm glass

    3. Cabinet: 60"x30"x36" kapo wood cabinet with electrical compartment

    4. Lights: 4 units of Radion XR30w G4 pro LEDs

    5. Skimmer: Nyos Quantum 220

    6. Return pump: Vectra L1

    7. Wavemaker: Maxspect Gyre XF250 x2 with advanced controller

    8. Controller: Neptune Apex

    9. Calcium Reactor: Geo's Reef Geo CR612x2 Dual chamber

    10. ATO: Tunze osmolator

    11. Media: 2 marine pure blocks, 10 kg of Siporax

    12. Algae scrubber: Santa Monica Surf4

    13. Scape: 20 kg of BRS rocks and 17kg of Caribsea southsea base rock

    Thanks to all my reefing buddies who have helped make this dream tank a reality
     
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  2. Bunster

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    I camp here
     
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    Camping for updates..


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  5. James72

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    Power setup...

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    Looking forward to this awesome tank build!
     
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    Wow very complex sump design..camping here too.. :)
     
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    All i can say is WOW. Power equipments! With power equipments you're already halfway to have a successful tank!


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  9. Bunster

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    Here's a video of the tank install by the good folks at CRA

     
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    [​IMG]

    Yes, the tank is on the porch but before everyone freaks out about algae blooms, this pic was taken before the outdoor blinds were installed. Its quite shaded now and I think it gets the same amount of sunlight if it was next to an open window.

    I did quite a bit of renovation to get the site ready for the tank, including installing outdoor wall sockets, plumbing for an extra water point next to the tank so as to have a saltmix/rodi station. I also reinforced the decking plus gave the place a nice coat of paint.

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    Space on the side for the CR
     
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    Filling up with RODI water. Ahh... the convenience...

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    The topmost one is the new compressor for the tank. Installed by Derrick.... thumbs up...

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    Best reefing bros... risking their lives to help me install the ceiling mount for the lights
     
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    My initial plan was to give 3 radions a shot, but I realised the coverage wasn't enough.

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    So I bit the bullet and got another one... so much better
     
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    Nice nice. Leave a bookmark first.

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    Nice progress.
     
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    The geo cr with dual chamber looks awesome!!
     
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    Here are the BRS rocks that I bought over from a fellow reefer... Very porous and easy to stack

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    I left it to soak in a tub of saltwater with a wavemaker running... together with the siporax media
     
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    [​IMG]
    Molly Miller blenny checking out its new home
     
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    Found a Daiso tray that fits into my first compartment nicely... can stack 5 layers of siporax

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    first coral in... mystic sunset montipora from oz shipment
     
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    Neat diy tray to store ur bac media.
     
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