Islandcreation's 120 starphire tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by islandcreation, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. [quote author=saltwatersig link=topic=4292.msg53551#msg53551 date=1219615528]
    was that a supernatural cap ?

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    Where? Never heard of it...
     
  2. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    its the fourth pic ......what do you call it? it looks like the ora supernatural cap....or it may go by another name.
     
  3. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    it looks like this

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  4. [quote author=saltwatersig link=topic=4292.msg53562#msg53562 date=1219623630]
    it looks like this

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    It looks exactly like that. But for some reason when someone states cap I think of a more evenly spreaded coral. I got it and they stated it was a shamrock monti but as time went on the bodies a darker brown with bright green polyps. The more I see diffrent pics of it the more I'm confident its the same coral. My piece is small only 1x1 but I had a smaller piece brake off which is .5x.5
     
  5. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    cool....same coral just named diffrently (btw i think its an encrusting monti vs cap)
     
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    [quote author=islandcreation link=topic=4292.msg53556#msg53556 date=1219619835]Meaning were the cables be hooked on to the sheet metal? If so how were the lumenbrights suppose to be fixed on to the sheet metal?[/quote]

    You could secure through the sheetmetal down to your metal frame.

    Sure, half exposed, but you don't have attached the cables to the lumenbrights directly if the metal is too light duty.

    Ian and the planted tank guys have been using bent electrical conduit. Nice setup.

    I saw a pic of one of Gresh's made from pipe. Also nice. His attached to the stand and could swivel the lumenarc to the side for access.
     
  7. Thanks for the info. I'm going to look into electrical conduit but the only thing that hampers that is the VHO's.
     
  8. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Holy acans! Very nice tank.

    Curious on the plumbing to the garage, pics?
     
  9. [quote author=badbread link=topic=4292.msg53629#msg53629 date=1219697394]
    Holy acans! Very nice tank.

    Curious on the plumbing to the garage, pics?
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    I'll post some pics. Just trying to make it presentable right now.
     
  10. Its been about 1 month of brainstorming, being lazy, getting materials, having the first run not work etc... My light stand pendant hanger is done :) The only thing I don't like is the nuts and bolts that hold the structure together shows :( Oh well, its up and great for me. So here's the before and after shots.

    Before. (Making a temp to see the height of 16 inches for the lumenbright above the water surface)

    [img width=1000 height=666]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/islandcreation/PictureorVideo179.jpg[/img]

    After :)

    [img width=1000 height=666]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/islandcreation/IMG_3483.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=666]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/islandcreation/IMG_3484.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=666]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/islandcreation/IMG_3485.jpg[/img]

    I don't have my two 110 VHO's super actinics for supplemental lighting :( But I noticed I never used them that much anyways, due to trying to save as much energy as possible. Plus I don't have my moonlights which is whats really getting to me. I feel the fish are stressed or confused on why its pitch dark now? Oh, don't mind the huge frag tray. I have to setup my small frag tank in the mean time to make the main tank more enjoyable. Plus, I am going to zip tie the wiring of the halides to the stand frame too :)

    I am going to a create a black acylic boxed cover to cover the white PVC, seaswirls and the top over flow box. And I may create a a very light boxed hood that would slip over the top of the stand. I guess that would be another month in the making :)
     
  11. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Looking good!
     
  12. earthboy17

    earthboy17 Guest

    I second the request for the garage plumbing pics.

    I'm scheming some schemes in my head, but am very interested in what you've done (and others).

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  13. Tom,

    I'm embarrassed to post pics just yet since I'm still unpacking. Plus I have a monster frag tank in the room too :) I'll post pics after this weekend. I'll clean it up to be presentable at the minimum. Its basically like any other setup but just plumbed to the garage. Water enters filter sock, sump, heaters, skimmer, calcium reactor, orp controller then back to the return pump. I do have another mag pump flowing water to a 75 gallon refugium with the water returning to the sump too.

    [quote author=Earthboy17 link=topic=4292.msg57758#msg57758 date=1223346909]
    I second the request for the garage plumbing pics.

    I'm scheming some schemes in my head, but am very interested in what you've done (and others).

    Thanks,
    Tom
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  14. i saw this tank and garage sump/refugium/frag tank set up tonight in person. All i can say is the pictures dont do the tank justice. It looks amazing! and the sump/refugium is huge! Also that little frag tank is fricken sweet very nice!
     
  15. Thanks Justin for the compliment. I just insulated the pipes going under the house and I must say its making a huge diffrence. I also finally got my auto top off finished. Hooked up to my ro/di unit with solenoid so water top offs are no longer a concern ;D Once I started that job my CO2 tank goes out! If its not one thing its another. Last time I got my CO2 tank filled it took 1 month, I just decided to create my own two part and just did it manuelly ha,ha,ha Talk about being lazy.
     
  16. youre going to have to teach me how to make a makeshift auto top off cuz i have no idea how haha
     

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