Tr1ggers 100G Artisan II

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by tr1gger, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    So it is finally upgrade time! I have been dabbling with an upgrade since July of 2013 and was on track to working with a 40B and 20L setup. Well, after much thought and savings I chose to go with a MUCH nicer setup, a CAD Lights 100G Artisan II! I had a CAD Lights tank in the past and it was an easy choice to go with them again.
    I really look forward to putting this one together and sharing my progress! [​IMG]

    CAD Lights 100g Artistan II
    Ordered 2/13/2014
    Arrived 2/25/2014

    1/2" Starfire
    47.5" x 23.5" x 20"
    3 X EcoTech Radion G3 Pros
    Reefkeeper Lite
    EcoTech Marine Radion LED Hanging Kit
    EcoTech Radion XR30W Long Rail Kit
    EcoTech Radion XR30W +One Long Rail Kit
    CAD Lights 250G Capacity TIA-1220 Protein Skimmer
    CAD Lights BR-1 Conic Media Reactor
    (2) Jabeo WP-40
    Elos ATO
    Bubble Magus Doser
    BRS 5 Stage PLUS RO/DI 75g Per Day
    2 Jager Eheim 150w Heaters
    Purple Tang
    Leopard Wrasse
    3 Lyretail Anthias
    Pearly Jawfish
    Longspine Cardinal
    Solar Wrasse
    Starry Blenny
    Pair of Darwin Clowns
    3 Fire Fish
    Diamond Goby
    Fire Shrimp
    Peppermint Shrimp
    Fighting Conch

    70lbs BRS Dry Pukani
    100 Caribsea Fiji Pink

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
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  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Gorgeous tank. That is gonna be amazing. Congrats!
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  3. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Thanks Kris! Hope you eat your wheaties so you can help me carry it upstairs LOL!
  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Oh no, there's gluten in wheaties!!!! HA!!!! Come on, you asked for it. :cool:

    You know it, I'll be there.
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  5. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Ordered 100lbs of Fiji Pink, 100lbs of BRS Pukani Dry Rock, 5 stage BRS RO/DI unit and some other oddball things. [​IMG]

    Now I have to decide on the lighting plunge...
  6. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Very nice. That's gonna be a big step up from 5.5! Of course you have been 'in training' at Kris's! :)

    How high is the top of tank from floor?

    Will you put a screen top on it?
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  7. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    The stand itself is a bit on the short side @ 36" but I really do enjoy the top down view more. So total height would make it 56"

    I do plan on a DIY screen similar to the one most people make.
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man what are you going to do with all that space? That's like 100 times more tank than you have isn't it?? :)

    If you need a set of strong hangs give me a buzz, although two people should be able to carry that no problem... well ok it'll be heavy, but it's a bit small to get another set in there.
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  9. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    I know right. Maybe a fish or 6? LOL

    We SHOULD be able to get it. Apartment has an elevator and Kris has a dolly thing-a-ma-bobber. If we can't I will reach out. Thanks! :)
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Hurry up and get that thing cycled I'm sure a San Francisco or Peninsula tank tour is coming up soon! Hell I'm trying to get mine up and going too :D
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  11. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    gosh i love cad light setups.
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  12. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Well my 3 year old male cat had a urinary blockage 2 nights ago @ 3am which prompted a $1500 emergency bill followed by a 3 day stay at a local vet for observation and fluids for another $1300. Needless to say my little buddy is going to be OK and I am so happy BUT he cost me my lights for the tank :/

    Me too!
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Ouch! Feed that cat some cranberry juice! (I kid I kid) You already spent the money anyways ;) But yikes, that's expensive care, I've been fairly lucky with my cats, 8 years and not a single big issue. Ok though you're excused until next year when hopefully you can get lights for your tank :)
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  14. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Went ahead and made a pretty big decision today and ordered 3 Ecotech Radion G3 Pros and the hanging rails and cabling.


    So everything is set, I am just broke for livestock LOL!
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  15. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    nice setup! if you need a chiller or calium reactor LMK I am looking to sell them. I also have those glass holders and lifting straps we used at Vince's.
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  16. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Going to be sweet Dan. Lmk if you need help moving.
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  17. That's a beautiful tank! I'm going to have to look up your 5.5g build. I never had luck with pico tanks. I used to have a 3.4g pest tank. Aptasia, eunicid worm, pistol shrimp, and bryopsis. It crashed.
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  18. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    100lbs of Fiji Pink arrived today along with my RO/DI unit

    I get everything plumbed up all nice and neat, its all under the sink hard lined to the water supply and drains into the sink drain all within the cabinet.

    Turn it on....sprayed with water for a good 45 seconds. :mad:


    Cracked elbow in shipping. BRS is replacing it obviously but not making any water any time soon :eek:
  19. Marc

    Marc Guest

    ACK! I think Fidel had the same thing happen to him with his RO from BRS.

    What are you doing for the sump?
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  20. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    That stinks! I know it will get fixed so its all good :)

    Sump wise it comes with a 30g glass 4 chamber sump. I will know more once it gets here.

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