360G Reef ni Paul

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360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:20 pm

I have always wanted to have a tank large enough and worthy of this section, this is it.

After accomplishing tons of documents for the construction and bank loans of the house, now I have the final start date, November 17. Construction will last for 7 months so I have around 9 months from today for the tank build.

It's been a year since I started, from 50g to 100g then another 50g. I have learned the basics with the help our our masters and gurus in RP. I have managed somehow my nitrate and phosphate via water change, chaeto, gfo and biopelets. Now, I'm trying my luck again in SPS to learn the art of balancing alkalinity, calcium and magnesium via dosing.

I will document this build as detailed as possible to:
1. Get comments and suggestions from the experts.
2 Have a comprehensive guide for other reefers on how to build a large tank.

The Plan:

- Size: 360g 96x30x30 1/2 inch thick glass
- In-wall design. I prefer a tank instead of a tv in the living room
- SPS dominated since I want to put angels together with my tangs
- Bean animal overflow using 1 1/2 inch pipes. I already got 6x 1 1/2 inch
bulkheads.
- DIY leds with 234 3W LEDs equivalent to 702W total. I already have 6x 66W inventronics, 6x 42W inventronics, leds and lense, etc.
- Water mixing station for easier water change. Already got an RO from Wilcon.
- lots of live rocks on the sump. I will also try DIY rocks
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby obet_carlos » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:39 pm

Its 1 1/2" bulkheads right? You might want to add a fishroom at the back.. Maybe the sump is at the back also..
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:45 pm

Yup, 11/2. Napansin ko din hehe. Parang may fishroom sya na ang access sa labas ng house tapos may access din sa harap. I will post drawings later
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby seth » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:16 pm

Sounds like a fine plan. :) You may want to check out Melev's system as well.

http://www.melevsreef.com/tanks/400-gallon

Re DIY rocks, go for the Perlite+Sand+Portland recipe. Oyster grit can be messy. Make sure to keep it damp as well. Cure the whole batch as long as you can before soaking it in fw.
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:43 pm

Sakto ang size seth, ang lapit sa plan ko. Sa meetup natin mag sample naman kayo ng rocks DIY
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Hailea HC-500A Chiller
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby seth » Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:11 am

Sure thing! Next batch mag try ako ng may colored grout or pigment. Para kulay coralline. :D
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby obet_carlos » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:52 am

Post some sketches na sir.. hehe!
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:15 am

Here it is

I don't know yet how to arrange the sides. I will have frag tank, sink for washing, some equipments like controller, adaptor, RO filter, drivers, chiller etc.

Living room side

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Back side

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Overflow

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104g Sump - 40x30x20

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Stand Frame

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Jebao DC-12000 return pump
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Reef Angel Contoller
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby potring » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:44 am

paulmt8 wrote:Here it is

I don't know yet how to arrange the sides. I will have frag tank, sink for washing, some equipments like controller, adaptor, RO filter, drivers, chiller etc.

Living room side

Image

Image

Back side

Image

Overflow

Image

104g Sump - 40x30x20

Image

Stand Frame

Image



Huwaaahhh can't wait to see this project finish...tsaka na renovate or built bahay unahin na yang tank na yan bwahahaha :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:59 am

Mahirap unahin yung tank mabigat ilipat. Pero malamang yung stand and sump mauna kong gawin hehehehe. Dapat 3 months bago matapos ang house start na mag cycle. Para kapag nag blessing may laman na :)
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Hailea HC-500A Chiller
Reef Octopus NWB200
Jebao DC-12000 return pump
1x Jebao WP25, 1x Jebao WP40
84x 3W LED DIY
GFO and Biopellet TLF Reactors
Reef Angel Contoller
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby seth » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:37 am

Looks good! What will you be using for the stand? Wood glue mo lahat ng joints/gaps. Gamit ka rin stainless steel screws. Well worth the investment hehe
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:50 am

2x4 and 2x6 wood. Yup I will use wood glue. Oo nga no, dapat stainless steel screw baka kasi mag rust and bumigay katagalan. Concrete nail kaya? Thanks Seth
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Hailea HC-500A Chiller
Reef Octopus NWB200
Jebao DC-12000 return pump
1x Jebao WP25, 1x Jebao WP40
84x 3W LED DIY
GFO and Biopellet TLF Reactors
Reef Angel Contoller
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby trggerman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:55 pm

my contribution ...

buhos ng slab instead of wood stand. its gonna last a lifetime but you''ll be stuck with it and its permanent

also, drainage on the floor below the tank area.
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby paulmt8 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:35 pm

Ok din yung slab kaya lang wala pa ako nakita na reefer. Mas ok yun hindi kailangan ng chiller kasi sabi nila malamig yung bato. Yup, noted on the drain.
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Hailea HC-500A Chiller
Reef Octopus NWB200
Jebao DC-12000 return pump
1x Jebao WP25, 1x Jebao WP40
84x 3W LED DIY
GFO and Biopellet TLF Reactors
Reef Angel Contoller
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Re: 360G Reef ni Paul

Postby seth » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:57 pm

paulmt8 wrote:Ok din yung slab kaya lang wala pa ako nakita na reefer. Mas ok yun hindi kailangan ng chiller kasi sabi nila malamig yung bato. Yup, noted on the drain.


Better kung mapa-slab mo then granite. Mas matibay. :D Pero halos walang significant benefit yan sa pagpapalamig ng tank hehe kahit concrete sump, unless malalim. :) (another good idea yung concrete sump, lalo kung lalaliman mo kahit isang area. Geothermal cooling na yun. Hehe) Just make sure kaya ng frame/slab yung bigat ng stand, tonelada na bigat niyan hehehe

Re screws wag concrete nail hehe mahina yan.
Cheers,
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