180gal Tank Project that did not push through

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Postby jackryan » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:58 am

Yep, definitely agree with Sid on this one... :wink:
JackRyan's 225G 6'x2'x2.5' Tank Project

* RO (DDNW-150-6530 2pumps) + ORP
* Teco TR20 + 2x MaxSpect 160w LEDs + Vin's Cab+Sump *
* 2x Vortech MP40W + RKE + FS-WaveBox + 3xTunze Pumps on 2x 7095's + HF20 *
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Postby obet_carlos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:56 am

FO pala.. hehe! i keep on thinking na isda lang sa FOWLR.. my mistake..
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Postby shandy_say » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:05 am

In that case, I really do have to make a separate quarantine tank. Can I use an overhead type filter if the quarantine tank is a FO tank?
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Postby obet_carlos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:12 am

for a qt, all you need is a large enough tank to be stable and small enough for frequent water changes 10-20g would do.. some pvc pipes and fittings for fishes to hide.. an airpump at least.. an OHF would do..
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Postby shandy_say » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:24 am

Kewl! I have 2 extra ohf's bnew which I was supposedly planning to use in the 6ft tank (for arrowana). Due to the change of plans, wala na use. hehe! Thanks! Do I need to put sand in the QT?
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Postby obet_carlos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:26 pm

no sand para madaling malinis yung dumi.. use a net na lang..
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Postby shandy_say » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:01 pm

Skimmer kailangan pa? I have an extra aerator type skimmer now. Can I use that in the QT tank as well?

Would you happen to have a picture/sample of a QT tank?
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Postby obet_carlos » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:59 pm

pwede.. minimum requirements lang naman yung mga sinabi ko eh..:D
marami sa net.. search mo lang.:D
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Postby shandy_say » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:53 am

thanks sir obet!! Will research it and build one.
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Postby shandy_say » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:03 pm

Some updates:

1. Reserved a Beckette Skimmer package from MH c/o Wiley and Gener. Will get it within the week.

2. Setup 2 30gal quarantine tanks with skimmer and overhead filter. Transferred all fishes from my 29gal nano reef tank to 1 qt and put in some new fishes i got in the 2nd qt.

3. Tank design would be external side overflow to maximize viewing space as well as minimize obstructions in the tank. Design is as follows:

http://images.shandygen.multiply.com/image/4/photos/8/500x500/1/Aqua2rev3-1.jpg?et=FZstNqHHmfhwyqUY3zQH1Q&nmid=114569943

**Don't remember exactly whose thread here in RP I got this from but Thanks to him! hehe! :D

4. Purchased a 15inch LED rechargeable emergency light from a friend for moon light purposes.

5. Basic cabinet design of the tank is as follows:

http://images.shandygen.multiply.com/image/2/photos/8/500x500/4/6ft-tank-copy.jpg?et=X0FYbjTrL5Vc47RAQdZeAA&nmid=114569943

Sorry for the poor drawing! Di ako marunong mag autoCAD eh! hehe!

Currently canvassing prices of the tank and cabinet.

Now all I need is the sump design, the prices, some other equipments, piping layout, sand, liverocks, and of course the BUDGET! heheh!

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby nhard » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:40 am

any updates on this tank? im so curious how much this tank ran the guy.. i hope everything went well though, if i was investing this much money i wouldnt like the system crashing after a year. goodluck and hope to hear some updates.. thanks!
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Postby shandy_say » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:24 am

nhard wrote:any updates on this tank? im so curious how much this tank ran the guy.. i hope everything went well though, if i was investing this much money i wouldnt like the system crashing after a year. goodluck and hope to hear some updates.. thanks!


Sorry for not updating but I didn't go through with this tank (cause my wife didnt allow me to build a tank this big). Instead I went with building a 70gal cube tank. You can check it out in my thread at the members tanks.
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Postby nhard » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Oh that's sad. :( 2 large reef tank na ang napost d2 sa thread and nde natuloy.. :( i wonder why..
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Postby shandy_say » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:37 pm

nhard wrote:Oh that's sad. :( 2 large reef tank na ang napost d2 sa thread and nde natuloy.. :( i wonder why..


There are a lot of big tank projects in the members tank section! :)
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Postby Flexi2009 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:48 am

nhard wrote:Oh that's sad. :( 2 large reef tank na ang napost d2 sa thread and nde natuloy.. :( i wonder why..


lol..for married guys wifey has a big say....kaya implement quickly before they change their minds....hehehe
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