Rimless 240g - boxoflpsandshrooms

Discussion in 'Large Aquariums 180g - 399g' started by boxofrocks, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. boxofrocks

    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank:
    Low Iron 3/4" Glass
    72" Long x 31.5" Front to Back x 24" Tall
    2 x 1.5" Drains 1 x 1" Return
    39 Trigger Systems Sapphire Sump + Matching ATO
    Jebao DC6000 Return
    CoralBox Skimmer
    2x MP40 Powerheads
    Mixed Pukani and Tonga Branch Rock
    Asta LEDs on Chaeto

    Lighting:
    Reefbreeders Photon v2 x 3
    Giessemann Razer T5 2x80w w/ ATI Blue Plus

    IO Salt

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    How to mount reefbreeders to AI arms - use a drill press to enlarge the opening slightly, remove the wire from hanging kit, use hanging kit nut with loc-tite through hydra 52 mount
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    And how it sits today:
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    Mrx7899 Well-Known Member

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    I like it
     
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  3. ihavecrabs

    ihavecrabs Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks really nice.
     
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    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    One of my shroom rocks:
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    Beautiful colors and corals...liking where this is headed.
     
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    Nice. Are those t5 actinics in the 5th pic? Who built the tank?

    Where do you get your shrooms? I need to add a few myself.
     
  7. boxofrocks

    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    ATI Blue Plus T5
    Glasscages - it’s my 3rd tank from them
    Shrooms are from all over. I have quite a handful of them. Funny enough my wwc Sunkist and CB Orange Bubble Bounce are identical. Funny how stuff gets renamed so often
     
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    Tagging along! Gorgeous tank, corals and photo's man :D :D
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous!

    So what size Reef Breeders do you have? Looking like 2x 16" and a 24"? I assume you like the coverage?
     
  10. DancingShark

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    Where do you guys get these big beautiful tanks?
     
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    Denisk Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Great looking set up!
     
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    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    You nailed it. Coverage is decent but if I were an sps guy I’d need another row of T5 along the back. I may still add some later but for now it’s fine for my LPS and zoa/shroom dominant tank. It wouldn’t be even close to sufficient without the t5. Id need another row of RBs minimum.
     
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    Tagging along. This is stunning.
     
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    Wow, good to know. What brightness are the LED's at?
     
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    What camera and lens do you use?
     
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    TheEngineer Formerly icecool2 R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Delaware Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    Great pics!
     
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    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Blues max at 60 most the day, others 25-30ish and below
    Very little white led maybe 5% if I recall correctly. The t5 mixes with the LED well enough that it’s not overly blue but definitely in the 20k+ range mid day.

    Sony a33
    Sony 30mm 2.8 SAM lens

    And because pics are what everyone comes for here’s an iPhone pic of a few growing in the box
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    Wrangy Well-Known Member

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    Love it! Never thought I was a big fan of shrooms till I saw JB's, deadpools and kryptonites all sitting nicely in boxes alongside each other and I've fallen completely in love haha
    Eclectus, candy crush and purple monsters are on the dream list! haha
     
  19. boxofrocks

    boxofrocks Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I still need a Deadpool but the purple monsters are just too far out of my paygrade lol. My candy crush is pretty weak too with just one streak of green still. Maybe the babies will be better.. time will tell
     
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    I was just blown away by them lol. PM's are well out of my paygrade too but a man can dream! hahaha Hopefully the babies give you some beauty then! They're a stupidly impressive shroom so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
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