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Zeovit or vodka? Anyone have any suggestions? I am 100 percent going to go low nutrient. Just dunno which one.

 

Any ideas?

 

Also any other feedback on the system particuarily how the sump is set up?

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MedicBMC

Your video is captivating and simply beautiful! 5 stars.

 

What type of substrate is that?

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AJ_Tsin
Your video is captivating and simply beautiful! 5 stars.

 

What type of substrate is that?

 

It's sugar sized Carib-Sea Aragonite it's a really nice look and is better for anaerobic bacteria. Detritus does not get caught up and lost in the sand, rather it gets blown on top of the sand bed and eventually gets taken up by the overflow or eaten by the CUC.

 

Also.. another update...

 

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I have installed a second aluminum shelving unit. It fit nicely attaching to the existing shelf. This allowed storage of the fresh water above the sump water level. That means gravity fed top off. No pumps, no potential malfunction etc. The huge bin can still be filled by the RO unit directly it just sits up on a nice shelf rather than the ugly old wardrobe.

 

This top off is a new addition to the system and I am positive everything in the tank will benefit from precision salinity. I have been using a Sybon Refractometer to mix new water and track salinity but until now it seemed that the accuracy a refractometer offers was a waste when the salt level was fluctuating every day or two with evaporation anyways.

 

Now I can pick a salinity level and it will stay constant.

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AJ_Tsin

More updates to come this weekend!

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Bio-Reef

Congrats!

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Weetabix7

Congrats, it really is an awesome tank. :)

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Dasani

A shallow cube is going to be my next project! Omg I flippin love it!!!!!!!!

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AJ_Tsin
Congrats!
Congrats, it really is an awesome tank. :)

 

Thanks guys. Appreciate it. Im really happy the Glassbox peeps liked it too, I love that site. Design meets reef. Awesome!

 

A shallow cube is going to be my next project! Omg I flippin love it!!!!!!!!

I highly recommend it.

 

I am still getting used to this setup but I love it.

 

I am not 100 percent sure but I am pretty confident I can keep some bigger fish in there too because of the huge footprint. The system has 80 gallons total and the footprint of the 47g display is the same as a 90 gallon or at least a 75 in square footage. This is just my logic and not an educated assumption but I would think I could keep a fish rated for about 75 gallons in this display because there is a ton of room to swim and the extra gallons in the sump make up for water volume. Maybe someone could chime in with some advice here. I figure the fish don't really swim up and down much so as long as there is a lot of space to cruise and a ton of filtration in the sump they should stay happy no?

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cbort

AJ, you have seen my tank. Thats about all i am going to say on that matter. Tanks looks great!

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AJ_Tsin
AJ, you have seen my tank. Thats about all i am going to say on that matter. Tanks looks great!

 

Ha good point!

 

I will be running ZeoVit as well, so I suppose that makes the bioload not much of an issue. I plan on getting a Copperband Butterfly next but I know they are hard to get to eat and I don't want to kill a fish because it won't eat. It's a moral debate I am having right now. The latter argument is that someone else will buy it and probably far more likely to kill it then me so I could be "saving" the fish. Hahaha.

 

Anyways... I'm proud to be on Glassbox and thanks for everyone who is tuning in here this thread has a TON of views for only being a couple weeks old.

 

- A.

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cbort

if you get a Copper Banded Butterfly, just ask the LFS to see the fish eat. Generally if it is eating at a fish store, it will eat for you at home too. Better to be safe than sorry. Atleast you know if they cannot get the fish to eat, chance it may have not eaten for awhile.

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AJ_Tsin
if you get a Copper Banded Butterfly, just ask the LFS to see the fish eat. Generally if it is eating at a fish store, it will eat for you at home too. Better to be safe than sorry. Atleast you know if they cannot get the fish to eat, chance it may have not eaten for awhile.

 

I will definitely do that. I ask the LFS to feed anything I buy anyways. Thanks for the input, I'll post updates when I add a fish anyhow.

 

Does anyone else have input on the large tank footprint vs water volume argument? The subject of bioload is usually a pretty heated debate.

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AJ_Tsin

Here are some shots of the plumbing from tank to basement.

 

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The overflow features a silent Stockman standpipe and is plumbed through the floor into the basement sump room making the reef virtually silent.

 

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All the plumbing is one either 1" rigid IPEX pipe or braided 1" Flex Tubing. Ball valves are used to regulate flow to and from the system.

 

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At the sump a "T" joint is used to split the flow. 60% goes into the main skimmer heating and Phosban chambers 40% goes into the fuge this ratio is regulated by another ball valve.

 

A Mag 9.5 return pump moves the water from the sump up about 7' to the dual adjustable returns.

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Here are some shots of the plumbing from tank to basement.

 

IMG_5533.jpg

 

The overflow features a silent Stockman standpipe and is plumbed through the floor into the basement sump room making the reef virtually silent.

 

IMG_5529.jpg

 

IMG_5528.jpg

 

All the plumbing is one either 1" rigid IPEX pipe or braided 1" Flex Tubing. Ball valves are used to regulate flow to and from the system.

 

IMG_5516.jpg

 

At the sump a "T" joint is used to split the flow. 60% goes into the main skimmer heating and Phosban chambers 40% goes into the fuge this ratio is regulated by another ball valve.

 

A Mag 9.5 return pump moves the water from the sump up about 7' to the dual adjustable returns.

 

I need to hire you to build all that stuff in my house when I start my next tank. Awesome stuff.

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AJ_Tsin
Congrats for having your tank featured on Glassbox!

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike. Cool to combine two hobbies.

 

Cheers.

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AJ_Tsin
I need to hire you to build all that stuff in my house when I start my next tank. Awesome stuff.

 

Hahaha that would be an awesome way to make a couple extra dollars,

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Aquabacs
Thanks Mike. Cool to combine two hobbies.

 

Cheers.

 

What was your set up for filming & post processing. That is the next set I need to do for my aquarium but I need to film it at a macro level. As I continue to document the keeping of Azoox corals.

My tank was Glassbox the day before

 

 

Mike

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AJ_Tsin
What was your set up for filming & post processing. That is the next set I need to do for my aquarium but I need to film it at a macro level. As I continue to document the keeping of Azoox corals.

My tank was Glassbox the day before

 

 

Mike

That is a really cool tank. I saw it in the Glassbox post, looks cool, very unique setup.

 

As for what camera I get asked this a lot, the camera is a Sony XD Cam EX1 with a Cinevate Brevis 35mm Lens Adaptor (This helps with macro lenses.)

 

Theres a picture of it in the thread earlier... Camera, tripod, lenses and lens adaptor cost more than my car put it that way. I own a video production company in Ontario we make commercials etc. so I am just combining hobbies/career. You can get a pretty good DSLR these days that does HD video.

 

I edit the uncompressed HD footage on a 8 Core Mac Pro with FCP Studio 2.

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That is a really cool tank. I saw it in the Glassbox post, looks cool, very unique setup.

 

As for what camera I get asked this a lot, the camera is a Sony XD Cam EX1 with a Cinevate Brevis 35mm Lens Adaptor (This helps with macro lenses.)

 

Theres a picture of it in the thread earlier... Camera, tripod, lenses and lens adaptor cost more than my car put it that way. I own a video production company in Ontario we make commercials etc. so I am just combining hobbies/career. You can get a pretty good DSLR these days that do HD video.

 

I edit the uncompressed HD footage on a 8 Core Mac Pro with FCP Studio 2.

 

Cool, thanks! My Nikon DSLR shoots ok video but I would rent out the equipment for a weekend shoot.

 

Mike

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AJ_Tsin
Cool, thanks! My Nikon DSLR shoots ok video but I would rent out the equipment for a weekend shoot.

 

Mike

 

I'd try with your DSLR first. I am a firm believer that its not the camera its the operator. If you have a few different lenses and a tripod that's all you need. Just do some smooth pans and focus pulls.

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Aquabacs
I'd try with your DSLR first. I am a firm believer that its not the camera its the operator. If you have a few different lenses and a tripod that's all you need. Just do some smooth pans and focus pulls.

 

The issue I had was with the autofocus on my 105mm macro lens on my Nikon. I shot it with it on and off while the camera was on a tripod. The video quality did not seem the same compaired when I used hd camcorder. I will try to shoot it a few different ways, practice more with the video functions within my camera, and see what happens.

 

Mike

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