My Next Step: The Drop Off Tank

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  1. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Hi all

    Well it's been a long 2 months with out a tank, I am a week away from delivery now so I thought i'd start my thread.
    The tank is a 3x2x2 optiwhite front and side, Here is a picture of how the tank looks as of yesterday.

    [​IMG]10527479_310022825838347_4346387643053909263_n by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    The tank is going to have 2 x ocean life returns and black viynl added to the back and side.
    The stand is steel which has been powder coated, This will be clad in high gloss black panels.
    The tank will also be Euro braced.

    I have already got all my equipment,

    Return Flow
    Dc3000 x2

    Heating and cooling
    Aquamedic titanium heater, Aquamedic heating and cooling controller and GHL breeze fans

    Flow
    Mp10's x 3

    Doser
    GHL independent 3 channel doser

    Lights
    8x39w ATI Hybrid

    Skimmer
    Deltec sc1455

    Top up
    Tunze 3155

    Reactor
    D&D frm

    [​IMG]10459026_309889342518362_4578272840001145864_o by Sea Wookie, on Flickr


    I have over the last 6 or 7 weeks been treating dead rock to rid of p04, It has been bleached,de chlorinated and dried in between each step.
    The rock has been sat in a container with a mp10 and a reactor with rowaphos and RO, Every 3 days I have been switching out the rowa and RO.
    I made a few mock ups of the scape and also had a play around with my angle grinder.

    [​IMG]20140605_054601 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140605_054649 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    I intend to cut certain pieces so they hang neatly over the step, I only cut one piece as I want to do the rest to suit the tank.

    [​IMG]20140604_164507 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    The ceiling has been cut and noggins fitted to hang the lights

    [​IMG]20140622_120308 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140622_121628 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140622_121827 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140622_122732 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140622_124700 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20140622_125624 by Sea Wookie, on Flickr


    All work is finished and the room decorated.

    The lights are absolutely amazing :)

    [​IMG]10450166_307530839420879_7155576925266315375_n by Sea Wookie, on Flickr

    I have also been rinsing Carribsea sand, It has been a long process and I couldn't believe the amount of cr@p that has been coming off the sand.
    It is currenting soaking in RO which I have been changing daily.
    Not much else really to say, But I will leave you with a picture of one of my corals that a friend is looking after for me.

    [​IMG]DSC_6412 by chopsie326, on Flickr
     
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  2. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Oh man I am so excited about this new tank!! We need to work on your thread title though. LOL!
     
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  3. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    LOL yes Rev, But what?
    I don't like seeing these sort of titles "GHL Hybrid Vortech deltec powered reef"
    So I thought of just a simple "My Tank" I did think of "Another step bigger"
     
  4. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Yea I like that! Shall I change it? LOL!
     
  5. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Okedoke thank you
     
  6. cdness

    cdness 2006 - Present Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice looking tank!
     
  7. ShippD

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    Oh yeah gonna be a great build woot woot
     
  8. Sicks Rocks

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    Nice project. I don't know much about lights so I'll ask. Does your light fixture Come with leds aswell?
     
  9. audi772

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    Following this one!
     
  10. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you all..
    Yes the light is the T5 led hybrid from ATI.
    2x75w clusters of led and 8x39w T5. It's a beautiful light with serious punch.
     
  11. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Valuable Member

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    I want your tank or scoly.... maybe both.
     
  12. bairdimusprime

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    WOW!! This is going to be epic
     
  13. NanaReefer

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    Sweet build to say the least!! :)
     
  14. skinz78

    skinz78 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus

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    Subscribed! It's about time you posted an update here!
     
  15. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you all...
    Im very excited and cannot wait to get started.
    I forgot to mention the tank will be running with the Triton method.
     
  16. TUSI

    TUSI Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018

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    Mick looks awsome and its empty. Imagine when you are done with it. What made you decide to do the triton method? Is that what you had before?
     
  17. ritter6788

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    Following along. Good luck with the build.
     
  18. inkedsparkster

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    Hurry up and finish! Following along!
     
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    I am glad I was surfing the forum and came across this interesting tank thread. Looks like this is shaping up to be a future gem tank in the making great choice of salt there equipment looks top notch and pics are sweet. Tagging along
     
  20. bknapp

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    If this one comes out even 1/10 of your last one it will be epic!
     
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