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I've just started planning my tank and will start to post my Ideas here soon.

This is my planned setup.

Setup:
Tank ($78.00) - 12"Lx12"Wx9"H (12"Lx9"Wx9"H display)
Light ($194.00) - 36 watt Eco-lamp LED
Fuge Light - If needed the light from my JBJ Pico
Return Pump - Tunze Universal pump Mini 5024.04 5 watts 79 GPH
Skimmer - Tunze DOC 9002
Heater ($15.00)- Hydro Mini Heater 15Watts
Chiller ($145.00) - Iceprobe with temp controller
Power Head/Wavemaker ($199.00) - EcoTech Marine VorTec MP10
Controller ($550.00)- DA ReefKeeper Elite
DIY Stand Solid Oak ($70.00) -
Granite ($60.00) - Granite Pro Inc
DIY Light Hanger ($15.00)

Livestock:
1 (Hymenocera elegans) Harlequin shrimp (20.00)
1 (Amblyeleotris wheeleri) Wheeler's Watchman Goby (16.00)
1 (Alpheus bellulus) Tiger Pistol Shrimp (9.00)
4 Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp) (40.00)
Orange Ricordia Yuma (10.00)
1 Green and Purple Ricordia Yum (10.00)
Rohdactis Mushroom (5.00)
Green Hairy Mushroom (5.00)
Purple Death Zoanthid 2 polyps (10.00) From my stock
Feather Duster (7.00)
Tiny Pipe Organ frag 4 heads (5.00) From my stock
Green Star Polyps 1/2" (3.00) From my stock
Anthellia frag 1/2" (3.00) From my stock
Green Rohdactis Mushroom (10.00) From my stock
Montipora Cap 3/4" Frag (5.00)
Spotted Mushroom (5.00)
Stripped Mushroom (5.00)
5 Head Hammer (25.00)


CUC: Ordered from Reefcleaner.org

5 Nassarius Vibex 2.25
5 Dwarf Cerith 1.25
5 Virgin Nerites 5.00
10 Zig Zag Periwinkles 2.00

Removed Items
2 Green Ricordia Florida (20.00)
Acan 1 polyp (10.00)
Cyphastrea Ocellina(5.00)
2 Acan Frags In really bad shape(10.00)
Green Death Zoanthid 4 polyps (20.00) From my stock
Blue Millepora 1/2" (5.00) From my stock
Montipora Cap 1/2" Frag (5.00)
Montipora Cap 1/2" Frag (5.00)
Small Zoanthid frag 6 heads (6.00)
Small Zoanthid frag 7 heads (7.00)
Small Zoanthid frag 7 heads (7.00)
Small Paly frag 2 heads (2.00)
Zoanthid frag 10 heads (10.00)




Total Cost To Date: $1226.00
Total Spent On Livestock To Date: $203.50 ( Remaining $46.50)

Current Tank Picture Taken 4/08/10


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Edited by bob21115, 08 April 2010 - 11:55 AM.

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sounds good cant wait to get started on mine :) (building my own tank)
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sounds good cant wait to get started on mine :) (building my own tank)



After I paid for mine i thought I should build mine out of Starphire glass, but then I saw you have to use the same material as Eric.
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I'm buying a DA Reef Keeper Elite for my larger system. I'll be using it on my 12" tank during the contest.

I hope to use the network function to update my signature with the tank parameters.


Plans for the Stand and Canopy

Canopy
No canopy plans going topless the Eco-Lamps LED is to sweet looking to hide.
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Stand
I'd like to do a 1x2 frame and cover with a fake facade. Like the picture below. I'll be able to remove the facade to work on the Reef Keeper. I don't plan on putting in a door since the facade will slide off. I'll mount the RKE in the front of the facade.

I want to find a piece of Marble to place on top of the stand and the tank on top of it.

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I've alway done the standard stands here are some of my stands:

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Edited by bob21115, 01 August 2009 - 06:22 PM.

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Oh snap! those are nice!! good luck with the contest...tagged :P

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I'd love to know how the RKE works out with the networking stuff. I am interested in one of those myself.

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dayum bob those are some very nice looking aquariums, and a lot of them too..
Good luck on the contest; though i honestly dont think you'll need it ;)

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dang nice tanks.... I had a thought that I wouldn't win the contest and now I KNOW i won't hahaha...

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dang nice tanks.... I had a thought that I wouldn't win the contest and now I KNOW i won't hahaha...


Its easy to take care of tanks that are all on the same water system. At one time I had a total of 3000 gallons of water. Friday morning I had 1100 and friday night I was down to 800 total gallons.

I wanted to do this contest to remember what it was like to do a AIO tank.
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Well I started my stand today.

Here are the pictures then Ill explain it.

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This is the frame for the stand
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This is frame skinned the frame
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The is the facade that will go over the stand
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This is the facade slide into the tank
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I'm going to look for a piece of marble to sit on top of the frame.
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After I paid for mine i thought I should build mine out of Starphire glass, but then I saw you have to use the same material as Eric.


yeah i know i will be using the same acrylic he does. nice stand btw........... ;)
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holyhell man you have alot of tanks the cost to set all those up rivals buying a used car i bet xD good luck with the comp!

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Here's the stand painted and the facade stained and pollied.

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holyhell man you have alot of tanks the cost to set all those up rivals buying a used car i bet xD good luck with the comp!



I've set them up over 8 years.
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wow bob i just checked out the website in your sig. nooooooooooiice! i really like that 800 gallon look down tank ;)

Edited by scooternerd, 02 August 2009 - 06:28 PM.

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Nice stand!
At first I thought you were planning a facade around the "cube" but this makes more sense and I like the extra moulding
You got me thinking about the marble as a base - I was planning a very simple moulding base as the cube will sit in a bookcase - but marble might transfer heat out of the cube easier - do you think it'll have any effect on temp?
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Nice stand!
At first I thought you were planning a facade around the "cube" but this makes more sense and I like the extra moulding
You got me thinking about the marble as a base - I was planning a very simple moulding base as the cube will sit in a bookcase - but marble might transfer heat out of the cube easier - do you think it'll have any effect on temp?



I never thought about the temperature transfer to the marble.

I know pastry makers like to use marble because it holds the cold. I'll have to do some research.
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I just called about the marble and the need 2 to 3 weeks lead time and its going to be about $150.

WOW
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You have a lot of tanks. They're all pretty absurd. Poison Dart frogs?! Really? That's awesome. Good luck with your cube build.
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I did a search on Craigs list and found a guy the had some granite.

He had some really cool colors but I think they were to thick.

Here is a picture of a random piece to show how thick it was.

Tell me what you think...
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This piece is 1 1/2" thick. I'm going to look for one thats 1/2" to 3/4" thick.

The granite wont hang over the edge like in the picture.
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I found a place locally cut and polished the size I need for $60.

On top of that they say 2-3 day and I can pick it up.

This is what it looks like

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Edited by bob21115, 04 August 2009 - 08:59 AM.

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Very nice!!!!!

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The chiller arrived today.

I can't wait for the tank.
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Ha yea i know, i just want the tank to be here, so i can actually start setting it up.

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I just got a email that my light will ship from Hong Kong Tomorrow.
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