My Semi-annual upgrade

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  1. Elite

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    Cool.. Post more pics when you can :)
     
  2. tuberider

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    Looking good Ian!
     
  3. iani

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    Thanks Jeremy.

    Here you go Phong.
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  4. Elite

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    Oh you paint the display.. I thought you paint the fuge ;D .. I'm wondering if you paint the sides white or something shinny, would it help reflecting the light?
     
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    wow its looking great man!
     
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    wow dude, awesome dimensions, i think if i were to upgrade, hopefully in the next 6-7 months, im gonna steal them =)

    also, who built the tank?
     
  7. iani

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    LOL, Phong. I was thinking about painting the fuge too.
    Thanks, Sam
    Charles, WMS built it. The build quality could be better, but he was about 600 dollars less then Gen.
     
  8. LeviT

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    Man it's looking good. Just out of curiosity, what type of turn over are you expecting from that overflow?
     
  9. iani

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    Well, I am going low turnover to the sump. My options right now are either 700gph or 500gph total to both tanks (this and the frag tank). So I plan on either 400gph or 300gph to this tank. Norm thinks I'll be fine with the smaller pump. I'm not sure what I want to use. Low turnover = better skimming.
     
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    Looking sweeter by the day.
     
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    Lookin' killer Ian.
     
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    [quote author=iani link=topic=4283.msg54272#msg54272 date=1220376424]
    Well, I am going low turnover to the sump. My options right now are either 700gph or 500gph total to both tanks (this and the frag tank). So I plan on either 400gph or 300gph to this tank. Norm thinks I'll be fine with the smaller pump. I'm not sure what I want to use. Low turnover = better skimming.
    [/quote]I concur, less turnover is better, do you plan on using a submersible pump? If so what kind?
     
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    Thanks, jrock.
    Jeremy, I'm going to use your favorite pump. Quiteone 3000 or 4000. I have 2 of each (one back up of each). One is going to run the chiller the other will run both tanks.
     
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    So are you going to put a PH in a fuge or something? That thing is big 300-400GPH is not for that tank. Algae does need flow too.
     
  15. iani

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    Phong not sure about that yet. Maybe a small one. Going to have sea horses in there and I know they don't like too much flow.
     
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    Ok dude we need updates :) with lots of pics.....
     
  17. iani

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    Damm man, here we go.

    Thanks to Arnold, Eric, Jeff (and Jeff's GF who watched haha) and David.
    Shot of the old display right before we broke it down.
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    Shot of my frag tank that Arnold took (he was the photographer)
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    Breaking down the display
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    Coral holding tubs
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    Setup shots
    Arnold seeing if he can reach the bottom
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    Installing the reefkeeper elite
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    Flush mount :)
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    Placing coral back in
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    Final picture a bit cloudy
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    I'll probably be adding a bit more rock once things settle down a bit. I have tons and tons more room in this tank. The fish are already liking their new home a lot.
     
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    Looking good dude... Glad it all went smoothly.. Thats an awesome looking sump as well :) Fits perfectly next to the fuge... :)
     

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