Rêverie Reef

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  1. Ardeus

    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I will keep updating this first post with the current status of the tank.

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    I ordered a custom tank and I asked for photos of the progress.

    This is the 1st I got.

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    It's the lock for the cabinet! He began the tank construction by picking the lock for the cabinet :)

    For a variety of reasons I think this will be the last fish tank I get.

    I will keep the tank description updated here:

    Tank size: 140x90x60 (55"×35"×24")
    Tank volume: 756 liters (200 gallons)
    Sump size: 100x45x40 (39"×18"×16")
    Sump volume: 180 liters (48 gallons)

    Lighting: 2 × Aquamedic Angel 200 Watts + 1 Maxspect Razor 180 Watts.
    Refugium lighting: Led grow light 12W + Led full spectrum 12W

    Return pump: Jebao DCP-10000
    Skimmer: Wo! 180
    UV: Jebao 55W
    Oxydator: Söchting Model A
    Circulation pumps: 2 × Jebao CP-150 with T1 wifi controller - 27000 liters/hour (7133 gallons/hour)

    Heating: 1 Eheim 300W + 1 Sicce 300W
    Heating alarm: JBL

    Energy backup and redundancy:

    - Coral box powercell battery for the return pump
    - 2700 Watts generator
    - Extra Jebao DCP-10000 Return pump

    Dosing:

    - Kalk with vinegar through dosing pump
    - Red Sea Reef energy A+B
    - Trace elements (Red Sea Color Program)

    Refugium: 2 sections - Chaetomorpha / Bubbletip anemones

    Fauna:

    - 2 Banggai cardinals
    - 1 Diamond goby
    - 2 Flame angels
    - 3 Ocellaris clownfish
    - 2 Threadfin cardinals
    - 1 Tomini tang
    - 2 Yellow assessors
     
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    NY_Caveman "listen to the colour of your dreams” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    That is great. Love it. Now I cannot wait to see more.

     
  3. Ardeus

    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Me too. The guy who's making it is a bit of an artist so he's enthusiastic that he will be able to do something a bit different.

    The reason I am upgrading is because I feel sorry for the fish. My original plan was to have a clown harem, but things didn't work out so now I am left with a tank that's not a friendly environment for the existing fish.

    They need some space away from all the anemones.
     
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    leahfiish Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    I will be following, I just read your thread about your magnifica. Hope it's doing well for you. :)
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    It's doing fine and it's a stunning animal.

    I have made this stupid video with her and it went viral with over 500.000 views... go figure.



    I never had a sump so my knowledge how they work is very limited but I am trying to plan everything as best as I can.

    I got a Jebao DCP-10000 as a return pump and a Jebao CP-150 as the main circulation pump.

    I think that 10000 litres/hour of the DCP-10000 is an overkill so I was thinking about using it in pulse mode as a wave maker. Is it a bad idea?

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    My idea is to put the CP-150 attached to the overflow near the surface.
     
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    MSB123 Someone out there put something smart here. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Love the video!
     
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  7. Ardeus

    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    She looks like that quite often.
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Does this look right?

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    Following!
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I made this short video to show the guy who's making the tank how I want the sump.

     
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    In the last picture it's possible to see how the tank will fit 3cms below the structure. The idea is to cover the sand line.

    I am starting to consider the possibility of making it 4 inches taller... the 140cms/60cms seems to have a more harmonious ratio than the 140cm/50cms. But that would be 20% more water, the tank would become huge.

    The height of the stand is 80cms (31.5 inches).
     
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    NY_Caveman "listen to the colour of your dreams” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I think we are all looking forward to your aquascape plans. You probably already have videos rendering.
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I think you will be disappointed, because I can't change much on what I already have unless I can get rid of all the BTA's.

    I need to keep them in an island.

    I also need to keep the magnifica by itself. There's another island.

    All the other corals will be in a single structure. I will try to make this structure similar to this one so the fish can hide underneath it.

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    Love it so far!

    I think you are going to wish you went a bit taller on the stand. Just my opinion.
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. Why a taller stand? The one he made has 31.5 inches.
     
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    Room underneath to do maintenance. I have always gone at least 34" usually 36".

    You would be surprised what a difference it makes taking off a skimmer cup or pulling it out of the sump for cleaning.

    It may work for you. Just thought I would mention it.
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks... I would probably have changed it. I will take that into consideration when choosing a new skimmer. Right now I have a hangon Deltec MCE600.
     
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    Looking great. Love that cabinet lock - great first pic. I really like the tank dimensions as well. Lots of possibilities.
     
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    Ardeus Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    This tank will have to accomodate all the animals that I currently have and the requirements of having over 30 anemones in a mixed reef limits the options I have.

    I definitely don't want rock anywhere near the glass.

    With all these constrains, I can't escape a 3 island layout.

    I will try the larger structure with the corals on the left, the sexy magnifica on her pedestal close to the centre and the BTA's island to the right.

    What bothers me is that that BTA island will be a no fish land, maybe the banggai cardinals will be in there.

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