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DaveFason

Well after a 2 year break I am back. I used to sell a ton of stuff on here before I was traveling all over for paintball. Now everything has calmed down and I am back at it!

 

 

iTech 100

Rock - Picked from my local store curing in a rubbermaid with the skimmer

Vortech MP20/MP10

Nano Box LED

15g sump made by calvin off the forums.

Eheim 1250

DIY Tank 30x18x15

DIY Stand

 

FTS 12/1/10

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supernip

I have the f110-2000. H&S are good skimmers but mine is oversized for my tank =/

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shrimphombre

excellent

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DaveFason

thanks guys! Yea they had such a good price on the H&S I could not pass it up!

 

Its rated for 66 gallons

 

-Dave

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supernip

i would say thats a very conservative rating. can you take a picture of the bubble production for me? I want to compare it to my external h&s

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divecj5

Looking good Dave. Glad to see you finally started up a thread for this.

 

SunnyX's tank over on RC is one of my favorites as well....definitely something to aspire to and try to emulate. Shows what an awesome tank and corals you can have with T5s.

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DaveFason

supernip - I will get pictures tonight for you.

 

UPDATE - I just ordered a ATI Sunpower 24" 4 bulbs fixture! I am very excited about this. I could no afford a powermodule but have heard great reviews! I should have it next tues or weds.

 

Also it looks like I will be having the tank built my calvin415. 30x17x15 eurobraced with external overflow. Really amped!

 

-Dave

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divecj5

Sounds like all the details are coming together on the tank. I'm sure the ATI Sunpower T5 will work out perfect for your tank. Looks like a sweet fixture.

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DaveFason

I just received my Sunpower fixture today! This thing is awesome!

 

I will post pictures tonight.

 

-Dave

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DaveFason

I got my Sunpower fixture! I also finished my DIY stand that turned out really well.

 

Its a Sunpower 24" 4 bulb. I am running a 2 Blue Plus's, UV 75/25, Aquablue

 

I am going to build my tank this weekend too. 30x18x15.

 

Stand without top

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Stand with top

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In the room

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Sunpower

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If you guys want any other shots just let me know!

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divecj5

Looking really good Dave. The stand looks like it turned out perfectly...great DIY skills there.

 

The Sunpower looks nice and sleek. Great bulb combo as well. Not sure if you mentioned this but what are your plans for stocking the tank? I know that you wanted to have loads of smaller fish but what about corals? Any plans to keep SPS?

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DaveFason

Looking to stock mostly SPS with a few micros and chalices.

 

I just picked up my acrylic here and will be building the tank this weekend!

 

30x18x15 3/8's with Eurobrace

 

Cant wait!

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MarvinsReef

welcome back Dave... it's gonna be a killer tank after a year or two.. :)

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Falcon_Punch

This sounds like it's going to be sweet! GJ so far!

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Gerber77

I agree that tank is gonna look so good.

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DaveFason

Thanks guys!

 

I will be posting pictures tm of the DIY tank. First time doing this so I am kinda nervous. If I get it all finished this weekend then I should have it up next weekend.

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Well I had a late night Friday and had to "rest" so my headache would go away ;)

 

But I was able to start the tank tonight and make a mess! I have ALL the acrylic finished and gone over the cuts with the router. This being the first time with acrylic it was MUCH easier than I expected. My first go with the solvent I had a few small bubbles but then I got the hang of it and the other joint looks great! I should have the tank finished tm. I hope to have everything up by next Sunday.

 

Here's the run down on the final equipment list

DIY Acrylic tank 30x18x15

DIY Stand

Nano Streams 6025 modded

H&S Skimmer 90-F1000

ATI Sunpower 24x4 Fixture ( 2 ATI Blue Plus, 1 Aqua Blue, 1 UVI 75/25

Marineland 650gph pump

Custom three compartment sump

50W Heater

 

Should be it! Now for a few pictures

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Gerber77

Very nice, but there is such thing as outside and you wont have all that crap all over your floor. :P

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DaveFason

I know. its 27 here in NC and I was lazy! Sure my neighbors were wondering what was going on next door!

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Gerber77

oh damn 27 it was almost 70 here I guess thats the luxury but we dont get beautiful 4 seasons as you do in NC

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DaveFason

Well I should be getting the bottom down tonight and cutting the teeth for the overflow. After that I will cut the eurobrace and get that down too. Hopefully it will be up this coming weekend!

 

-Dave

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divecj5

Looks like your first attempt with working with acrylic was a success for sure. Great job. This thing will be full of water and going before you know it.

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DaveFason

Some updates...

 

I have the bottom down as of last night and have the brace all cut. I am going to do this by hand and make it have a polished look. 200grit/400/600 then buff it out.

 

Hopefully I will have the teeth cut tonight too do get the overflow in place.

 

Its getting there! I hope to have it up by next week!

 

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spanko

Tagging along to watch what proves to be a detailed DIY project. Have you done acrylic work before?

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m'akoyPINOY

sweet tank.

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