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Old 02-11-10, 23:03
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Chris' Braceless Zeo Reef

After having my custom nano tank for just over a year i have decided to upgrade it (never thought i would want to!)

Over the last 5 months i added a few SPS frags which took quite well imo. So this tank will be mainly SPS with a few softies and a couple of LPS.

The New Tank
Approx. 59x22x19inch (LxWxD)

At 18 inch water depth it will hold
92 gallons (UK)
110 gallons (US)
417 litres

It will be constructed out of 12mm with opti-white glass on the front and both side panels. It is being built by Keith of Windsor Aquatics.

The weir will be in the back left corner. I will be using a twin standpipe + an extra hole for the return.

I will be using a Eheim 3000 compact for the return pump.

I will be using my existing sump which measures around 27.5 x 14.5 x 17 inch (LxWxD)

23 gallons (UK)
28 gallons (US)
107 litres

Water Circulation
1 x Vortech mp40 (12,113 lph)
2 x Modded Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6025 (stated at 2500 lph)

This will give me around 42x flow without the return pump or the added lph the modded Tunze will give (if they give any)

Other Equipment
I bought a Vertex zeo reactor while i was in the states so this will be used

Ive also got a Bubble Magus Nac6a which i will be using on this setup from my last set up

Just bought one of those cheap babyfish dosing pump of ebay, so as long as it performs ok this will be getting used.

Lighting
I will be making my own suspended t5 light fixture. Im currently getting the metal bent and will then be getting it powder coated. Im going to use arcadia reflectors.

It will contain
2x 80w tubes
5x 54w tubes
1 set of moon lights

I will be able to switch the tubes in pairs (except 1 tube which will be a single)

Frag Tank

I'm building a frag tank measuring 24x15x8 inch. It will be in the cupboard on a draw underneath the main tank. The draw will make it easier to get into the frag tank (this might not get used but will build it in).

The tank will get its circulation from a Eheim compact 2000. It will be lit be 2 x 24w t5.

This is the design of the stand I'm building


Livestock
Ive already got a list of fish for this tank. (The count at the moment is around 37)

Hopefully tank will be due around the 4th to 11th December

Thanks for looking
Chris

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Old 03-11-10, 15:14
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Sump and other tanks will look great if set up like that.

37 Fish...you gotta share that list? you going for loads of tiny ones?
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Old 04-11-10, 17:56
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Got the day of work tomorrow so am going to finish the structural parts of the stand aswell as paint to seal it. Will also be adding in an extra joist while i have the floor up.

Am also picking up the acrylic and my metal for my suspended lighting unit. Hopefully the frag tank will be built by tomorrow night!

Yes the list does contain a fair few small shoaling fish. Mainly cardinals.

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Old 06-11-10, 13:33
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Picked up my metal for my suspended pendant, also picked up the acrylic for my frag tank.

sorry about the poor pictures but they were from my phone. Ive got 2 end caps for these.


Last night i put together the frag tank minus the brace bars. Ive just done a quick wet test and didnt get any leaks Not too happy with how the joint came out as theres quite a few bubbles. There was no bowing in the tank at all so will probably leave the braces off.



Just finished undercoating the stand. Will be giving it the first coat of gloss tonight.

Before the undercoat. balanced everything to make sure it all would fit.


Thanks
Chris
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Old 06-11-10, 13:44
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This is looking very interesting!!!!
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Old 19-11-10, 22:13
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Got back from a short holiday yesturday and had today of so done a few little things.

Before i went away i painted the stand with gloss to protect the ply from the water.

Today i went to rs components to pick a few things up for my light pendant. Hopefully i will be starting this Sunday.

I added a piece of ply to the back on the right hand side so i could mount the sockets. Hopefully i wont need any more!
12x double sockets


Stand almost ready. Just need to add the frag tray and the sump stand (need to make sure it was 100% level first.




Thanks for looking.
Chris
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Old 19-11-10, 22:58
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Looking good mate that's some plugs you got there how Sid you put the
Frag tank together did you use welding glue and how easy it im would mornings having a go myself
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Old 20-11-10, 15:46
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Thanks

I used pk1 adhesive to weld the acrylic together. There is a user who can get some if you want his user name let me know.
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Old 21-11-10, 17:35
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Finished the stand today (Frag tank 'draw' and sump base). All i need to do is give the new bits of ply a coat of pva to help seal it, ive also got to put a few pieces of metal on the underside of the ply frag tank 'draw' to stop it bowing once full of water.

Finished stand


Frag tank draw


Hopefully only another 13 days till the tank comes
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Old 21-11-10, 22:48
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