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So this build will be coming together over the next few months. I will not be setting it up until September-October when I get back from doing research over the summer. The plan is to do a SPS cube with a few fish that I have been wanting to keep for some time. The 60 cube (2'x2'x2') was ordered via my LFS and has a custom overflow and comes predrilled with a 1.5'' drain and .5'' return hole.

The List:
60g Visio (24"x24"x24") cube with black stand
10g Visio glass aquarium as sump
Ecotech Radion XR30w
x2 Vortech Ecosmart mp10w
200w heater
mag 7 return
x2 BRS Doser (1.1 mL/min) for use with b-ionic 2-part
JNS biopellet reactor with NP Biopellets
Super Reef Octopus 1000int skimmer
TLF 150 reactor powered by MJ600 with GFO/Carbon
JBJ ATO
50lbs LR (30lbs marcorocks with 20lb of choice LR from my previous 20h)
40lbs marcorocks coarse sand

Livestock:
x1 perc clown
x1 possum wrasse
x1 pink bar goby
x1 flame angel
x1 mccosker's flasher wrasse
x1 ornate leopard wrasse
x1 leopard wrasse (meleagris)
x1 yellow coris wrasse
x1 crocea clam
x1 cleaner shrimp
x1 acropora crab
x1 porcelain crab
x1 orange starfish (Echinaster sp)
and a ton of snails, some hermits

Coral:
SPS and zoas

Tank Progression:
4/18/12
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3/29/2012
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2/23/2012
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11/16/2011
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10/21/11:
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Edited by SoCalDude, 18 July 2012 - 07:41 PM.

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This would be great..

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Cant wait to see it filled.

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ridiculous!

check out the pieces I just got...
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also, JBJ ato? I usually DIY my own float switches or get one off autotopoff.com for way cheaper
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Great plan. This should be a killer setup.

Not much help from me on the skimmer, but if the jbj ato is more reliable, I would go that route. Better to spend up front and with what you already have... Well you know.

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also, JBJ ato? I usually DIY my own float switches or get one off autotopoff.com for way cheaper

I already have the JBJ so I might as well use it. You are right though that a DIY would be more cost effective.

Great plan. This should be a killer setup.

Not much help from me on the skimmer, but if the jbj ato is more reliable, I would go that route. Better to spend up front and with what you already have... Well you know.

Thanks man.

Cant wait to see it filled.

Me either :)

This would be great..

Thanks. The idea is currently evolving, but it will be up and running by the end of this summer or early fall :happydance:

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Simple and cheap

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Jealous as ####, and following closely...

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Jealous as ####, and following closely...

I think you should upgrade so I have something to look at in your tank :P I jest...

Decided on ordering a mag 7 pump for the return as well as a BRS 5 stage RO/DI maker.

Still kicking ideas for the skimmer back and forth... It is between either a Reef Octo 150 or possibly a Bubble Magus NAC7. Tough call.

Edited by SoCalDude, 31 May 2011 - 09:35 PM.

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till the end of summer!?!? you're killing me!
guess i'll have to wait ;)

i have no personal experience with either of those 2 skimmers, but i think i'm set on a magus nac6. it's gotten great reviews and i found some online for $130. but in any case, let us know which you decide on.

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till the end of summer!?!? you're killing me!
guess i'll have to wait ;)

i have no personal experience with either of those 2 skimmers, but i think i'm set on a magus nac6. it's gotten great reviews and i found some online for $130. but in any case, let us know which you decide on.

It's killing me too! All that equipment and the new big tank sitting their dry as a bone. But, it will give me something to look forward too.

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huzzah!

fantastic. its almost agonizing isnt it? looking at empty glass with all sorts of ideas for what to do with it. following for sure. :)

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huzzah!

fantastic. its almost agonizing isnt it? looking at empty glass with all sorts of ideas for what to do with it. following for sure. :)

Thanks! I cannot wait for September so I can build thing thing. My plan is to do a pillar/mountain zen scape. I will get about 50lb of dry rock and some aquarium mortar and build the scape later on. It will be pretty epic. Going for the minimalist look like all the other cool kids with cubes.

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Thanks! I cannot wait for September so I can build thing thing. My plan is to do a pillar/mountain zen scape. I will get about 50lb of dry rock and some aquarium mortar and build the scape later on. It will be pretty epic. Going for the minimalist look like all the other cool kids with cubes.



I dig less rock tbh, too much rock looks ghetto. Its all about the zen.

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I dig less rock tbh, too much rock looks ghetto. Its all about the zen.

Ya, I think 40 or 50 lbs will be ok

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Ya, I think 40 or 50 lbs will be ok



IMO try to get bigger pieces, the mass doesnt matter as much as the number of pieces, I need a bigger piece for my new tank so i can toss a couple little one.s

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In Peru and Germany until further notice. Will be back in September to get this build started. Cheers!

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Have a blast. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

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This is gonna be sex!

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This is gonna be anal!


:o :o :o :o :P

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Have a blast. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Thanks!

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know it! B)

Edited by SoCalDude, 19 June 2011 - 01:23 PM.

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Want. So jelly...

You can reef vicariously through my thread :lol:

I am currently researching plumbing ideas for my tank while I am abroad so I can start right away when I return to the states in a month. Also, I am considering a SWC 160 cone skimmer over the BM NAC7. Thoughts?

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