Hawaii Joe's Elos 100 Build

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  1. Hawaii Joe

    Hawaii Joe Member

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    A little updates on my Mandarins, they have been doing a little mating dance each night when the lights turn off. My female Mandarin has always been a little on the heavy side but these two have no issues eating frozen foods.

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    Have had these two for about one year.

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  2. nhat

    nhat Well-Known Member

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    I have alot of fishes lol.
    12 chromis
    yellow, chervon, purple, powder brown tangs
    Butterfly copperband
    They all on my system over 6 months. tank is 1 year old all acropora.
     
  3. Hawaii Joe

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    Had a second XR30 Gen III Pro laying in the basement for a while and finally decided to get it mounted. Had some free time today and began work on lights

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    I have one reeflightmounts XR30 mount centered in my Elos 100. First step was removing it in order to extend and modify the control arm over the tank

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    Bought the 3" steel bar from Lowes and cut it on my miter saw. It is sturdy enough to not bend from the weight of the lights. I eye balled all measurements, used basic tools to make this piece.

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    Coming along well. Will have lights running perpendicular to the tank. Cross bars are made from 1/4" aluminum bar. Again all metal was cut by miter saw. I angled the edges 50 degrees for a cleaner look.

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    Eye balled all measurements, able to drill indentions to accommodate the bolts on the top of each Radion. Drill bit used was 1/4". This enabled the aluminum cross bars to sit flush with the top of the lights

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    Another shot of the work done. Granted it's already past 10pm but am driving along...

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    Both cross bars have now been installed and fitted. Everything is looking well. Now to measure out the cross arm which will support the lights. Again cross arm is made of steel and will be painting over the completed product with spray paint epoxy.

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    More work being completed on the cross arm. I will be securing the cross arm with 4 stainless steel bolts.

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  4. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Really nice work on the mounting!!
     
  5. Hawaii Joe

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    Thanks mdbannister. Here a a few pictures of the mount completed and up on the Elos. I am currently running them both at 13.5k @70% intensity. I have to calibrate the lights still because during the low intensity phases, it is clear one is bluer then the other

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    Lights mounted on the cross bars. I am happy at the way they came out. This is the look prior to painting the lights.

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    The paint I used was black appliance epoxy spray paint. I put about three light coats over the newly made mounting arm

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    A picture of the lights mounted prior to install on the tank. The mount that I do have allows me to adjust the height of the Radions over my tank. When I ran one XR30 Pro over my tank I had the light running at 13.5k @100 intensity

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    A side view of the lights installed on the tank. The lights are roughly 8" apart. The height of the Radions above the water level now 12". Additionally, I removed the wide angle TIR lenses on my first XR30 and reinstalled the original lenses.

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    This is the view of the new mount from the front. I'm very happy as to how it came out. Again all materials were purchased at Lowes and I used basic tools to get this look.

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    A top down view of the tank with two XR30 Pros mounted. An Elos100 is roughly 40" across, so I believe I now have enough light to support the corals I'm wanting to keep. With the unveiling of the new Gen 4 XR30's I'm hoping the prices of the Gen 3 Pros will drop. My goal is to have 3 Gen 3 Pros mounted, but obviously I'll have to come up with a solution as to how to mount 3 with the current mount that I do have

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    Wanted to share a few shots of the corals. They're starting to take off. I'm dosing 40ml of ESV 2-part along with KZ Potassium, Zeo Bak, Zeo Food, and Magnesium.

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    Random SPS I've gotten from trades and a bunch of poor man corals. Unfortunately I will have to break down the tank within the next 6 months. But until then I'll keep driving on.

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    A random Neon Green Acro that I've made into a mini colony. I've been somewhat successful in cutting longer pieces of Acro frags and being able to putty them together to form small Acro colonies.

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    A picture of "Mr. GetOffMyLawn" as my wife and kids like to call him due to his grump demeanor and nature. His companion is always busy improving their foxhole.

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    And lastly, a new addition to my tank. I added a frag rack a month ago, which I am hopefully going to be able perfect the fragging skill. Someday hope to make some type of profit of this, but obviously won't with the frags on this rack!

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    Please let me know what you think! Enjoy!
     
  6. FMF0331

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    SWEET
     
  7. revhtree

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    Tank looks great!
     
  8. guarda

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    Beautiful! Would you mind sharing the plumbing list for us with same/similar tanks? It would help a lot of us. Thanks
     
  9. drawman

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    Tank looks great Hawaii Joe! Are you actually located in Hawaii? I've always wondered how reefing would be out there.
     
  10. Clayton Jessup

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    What a beautiful tank , you got to love Elos builds. Very nice and very nicely done on your build. Amazing job...
     
  11. Clayton Jessup

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    I don't know if I missed this somewhere on the the build. But I am wondering if those are two MP10's or Mp40's on your back walk Hawaii Joe?
     
  12. Hawaii Joe

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    Sorry for the late reply unfortunately I had to tear the tank down because of a move. I was using 2x of the old school MP40s. Thanks for the positive comments!
     
  13. Hawaii Joe

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    No not located in Hawaii, just originally from there! I don’t think they do much reefing there though.
     
  14. Hawaii Joe

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    These were just a few shots of the tank before I tore it down. A lot of growth from the coral and I began dosing heavily as the tank matured. Enjoy!

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    Clowns posing as usual

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    Also had a pair of Potters Angelfish
     
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  15. USMC 4 LIFE

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    Hi . What genders were your potters pair?
     
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