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Old 07-27-2019, 01:15 PM
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Something exciting is brewing in the shallows

Ive decided to start working on an upgrade.
Im going to double the footprint, going from approx. 30x20 to 40x30. New tank is also slightly taller at 17in instead of 13.5-14.

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I started the planning a few months ago, by deciding on the measurements and that I wanted to try my hand on siliconing my own tank

Ordered 10mm glass, 3 sides optiwhite/low iron and waited.

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Test fitting the glass

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Drilling

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Test filling was fun, but a success!

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I decided I wanted to use a smaller profile overflow box for this tank, and landed on the modular marine 1200gph version. Initial impressions without hearing it running, good quality and looks great in the tank.

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What Im going to use as a background Im undecided on at the moment. I had a custom made one made, based on one of my favorite builds ever (a reef in the sky), but Im wondering if maybe all black would be a good choice instead. Ill probably end up test fitting the background and if it looks great Ill keep it, if not Ill go tried and tested black.


Next up, stand!
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:17 PM
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One of the biggest flaws with my current tank is the stand. Its almost impossible to do any kind of work in the sump area, and getting to the electronics is, well, a pain to say the least.

Consisting of only painted MDF its sturdy, but prone to chipping and not really fond of water.

I decided to go with an aluminum profile stand, rated for easily 8-10x the weight.

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Bottom and top will be covered by 19mm MDF, primed and painted enough times to avoid chipping (lesson learned). But will also only be visible once you open the cabinet doors.

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I also set out to start dry-routing the plumbing, which is now done with the exception of a gate valve which I will take from the old tank.

So this is how it looks at the moment, excuse my work-space (haha!)

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Next up equipment
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:18 PM
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Equipment-wise Im trying to use as much of the current equipment as possible, but it turns out Im planning to use less and less :p

Lights I initially planned on getting another ATI hybrid to replace my current. But I got a great deal on two basically brand new G4 Pros, so I will be using those to begin with, and if I find it necessary Ill add T5s later. But I figure if I mount them high Ill be alright considering tank depth.

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Flow Im still undecided on. Ill keep my MP10s (hopefully they wont struggle too much with the 10mm glass) but Ill need to add more. Currently considering two MP40s or two XF330. Since I use reeflink at the moment (for Vectra, Radion and Mp10), Im leaning towards the MP40s, but the gyres are tempting!

If anyone has any input Ill gladly take it!

Other than lights and flow Im going to use a Theiling Compact on the overflow to try to polish the water a little bit

Im still undecided whether to use Zeovit on the new tank, but as my tank is doing quite well at the moment without, Im holding off on that decision for a while.

Other equipment is still on the table, but most likely Ill start by using my Pac-sun Kore 5th for dosing, maybe replace that down the line.
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:22 PM
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Now you guys are basically up to date!

It's going to take some time before the tank gets wet, but once everything is ready I'll use my "old" sump and start it up.

Waiting on a shipment of live rocks to reach my LFS, once it gets there I have first dibs to pick and choose the prime pieces Those will be put in a bucket of salt water, with flow and light and a bag of carbon, and I'll feed and change out water once in a while to have the rocks in perfect condition and ready for the new tank
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:39 PM
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Hello blackizzz, so cool, looking forward to the future, Diy's ability is great, sticky glass, glass drilling, very admire. Don't forget your safety during the busy hours. Aluminum profile bracket This is also great. Share this process a lot, I like it very much.

I have used a tunze for the flow, I feel good and quiet, it can adjust the angle compared to the MP series. Tunze seems to be able to do linkage
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Old 07-27-2019, 01:59 PM
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Hello blackizzz, so cool, looking forward to the future, Diy's ability is great, sticky glass, glass drilling, very admire. Don't forget your safety during the busy hours. Aluminum profile bracket This is also great. Share this process a lot, I like it very much.

I have used a tunze for the flow, I feel good and quiet, it can adjust the angle compared to the MP series. Tunze seems to be able to do linkage
Glad you like it! Hopefully the rest will be as good or better

I like tunze, and use them in my sump, but they're quite large and bulky
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:40 PM
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I must whisper, I don't have any special research on the flow generator, and I don't see the difference. What I observed in my tank is that the direction of coral growth is indeed affected by the direction of the water flow. Good brand and popular, I believe that they are good choices.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:04 AM
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Good luck for your new project and than you for sharing it with us

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Old 07-28-2019, 03:08 AM
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Good luck for your new project and than you for sharing it with us



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Thank you G!
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Old 07-28-2019, 03:11 AM
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I must whisper, I don't have any special research on the flow generator, and I don't see the difference. What I observed in my tank is that the direction of coral growth is indeed affected by the direction of the water flow. Good brand and popular, I believe that they are good choices.


Flow definitely is important the more random and indirect but strong flow, the healthier corals. Im leaning towards the MP40s just because itll make control much easier, plus they look quite sleek :P

Using 4 pumps + the return pump should allow me to get quite randomized flow!
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:44 AM
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Not much to report here, tank is still running along fine. Just got back from a little vacation and the tank didn't skip a beat.

The new tank is still waiting for the room where it'll stand, getting closer and closer to completion, but still a little while to go.

Growth in the new tank is very slow, but some growth is showing. Coloration is in most cases improving pretty significantly.

Can't wait for the new tank to get up and running!

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Old 12-02-2019, 03:48 AM
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Oh and pretty much finished with all equipment for the new tank, pumps wise I landed on 2 MP40's, to complement the 2 MP10's I currently use.

Only thing left to complete on the new tank is stand doors, need to decide on a color, then have the doors made and painted
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:27 AM
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Can't wait for the launch of this new project, great, Blackizzz.

Make sure that there is a certain distance between the paint and tank when working. If possible, indoors and outdoors, this can avoid some unnecessary trouble, and ensure that the paint is completely dry before installing.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:32 AM
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Can't wait for the launch of this new project, great, Blackizzz.

Make sure that there is a certain distance between the paint and tank when working. If possible, indoors and outdoors, this can avoid some unnecessary trouble, and ensure that the paint is completely dry before installing.
Will do Jacky! They'll be painted professionally to make sure they'll be perfect, so that should be okay As always glad to have you following along!
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