evo_2679

Evo's AIO 40 Breeder - MODs Please Close Thread

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Been lurking on Nano-Reef for a little over a year and I finally decided to create a post now that things have settled down from my move from Sacramento, CA to Oro Valley, AZ. This addiction all started with my 14 Gallon Bio Cube which I had runny for over a year until I moved / but the Bio Cube is soon to my frag tank. My new 40 Breeder was started on October 22, 2010.

 

Specifications

 

Display Tank: Aqueon 40 Gallon Breeder Aquarium (36 x 18 x 16) - 4 panels painted black and custom false wall.

Light Fixture: Nova Extreme Pro Light T-5 HO Fixture (36", 6x39W)

Light Combo: Front to back - Blue+, Aquablue Special, Blue+, Purple +, Aquablue Special, Blue+.

Live Rock: 32 LBS Fiji Dry Rock / seeded with 3LBS of Fiji

Substrate: None – Bare Bottom

Filtration: Chamber 1 - Media Rack (Filter Floss/GFO/Carbon) / Chamber 2 - SC-65 Skimmer / Chamber 3 – Fuge with Chaeto and Submersible Double Lights / Chamber 4 – Return Maxi-Jet Submersible Utility Pump (Model 1800) with Pacific Coast Flow Accelerator

Circulation: Ecotech Marine VorTech MP10 (set to reef crest mode at 100%)

Auto Top-Off System: Auto Top Off – Double Switch Controller (Sump Model) / Maxi-Jet 900 Powerhead return

Controller: Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite

Temperature Control: 200W Stealth heater

Cleaning Crew: 20 pack from Reef Cleaners

Fish: 1 Blue/Green Chromis - AKA Blip

1 Fathead Sunburst Anthias - AKA Sunrise / Killed by MP 10 :angry:

1 Sailfin Blenny - AKA Spike

1 Green Mandarin - AKA Humphrey Bluegart

1 Black & White Ocellaris Clownfish - AKA Midnight

1 Fox Face - AKA Bandit

1 Yellow Tang - AKA Le Mon

2 Banggai Cardinal

 

FalseWall-Front.jpg

 

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Great set up. Did you make the false wall yourself or did you have someone make it for you? I was interested in doing the exact same thing when I was replacing my 55...

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Very nice work. I have thought abt something like this for a breeding project.

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ScubaJ - I had John from Advanced Acrylics make the false wall - it only took about 7 days total before i had the wall and all i had to do was silcone it to the back of the tank . I must say it fit like a glove when i put it in the tank. Here is his web site on ebay Advance Acrylics

 

fote03 - Thanks so far it's been a fun project.

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It's been a few months since I updated - so here i go :

 

Updated - Tunze Nano DOC Protein Skimmer 9002 to the Bubble Magnus NAC5E

BubbleMagusNAC5E2.jpg

 

Won this Fish at a Coral Auction - Fat Head Sunburst Anthias

FatheadSunburstAnthias.jpg

 

Last a FTS Shot -

FTS.jpg

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Here are some close up shots of the Coral with my iPhone

 

Riddler Chalice -

RiddlerChalice.jpg

 

Rainbow Acan -

RainbowAcan.jpg

 

Purple Stylo -

PurpleStylo.jpg

 

Purple Eyed Diploastrea -

PurpleEyeFavia.jpg

 

Pink Birdsnest -

PinkBirdsnest.jpg

 

Palythoa Grandis / Gold Rush Milli -

Palythoagrandis.jpg

 

Orange Montipora Cap -

OrangeMontiporaCap.jpg

 

Bali Green Slimer -

BaliGreenSlimer.jpg

 

Acan Lord -

AcanLord.jpg

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And last here is what's in my Biocube waiting to be transfered to the 40.

 

Photosynthetic Gorgonian -

PhotosyntheticGorgonian.jpg

 

Kryptonite CandyCane -

KryptoniteCandyCane.jpg

 

Hollywood Stunner Chalice -

HollywoodStunnerChalice.jpg

 

FTS -

FragTank.jpg

 

FragRack.jpg

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Skimmer working like a charm -

 

Only 4 days of skim mate

 

4DaysofSkimming.jpg

 

4DaysofSkimmate.jpg

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Damn, that's nice for 4 days

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Thanks bensanders - I have to admit I am really impressed with the Bubble Magus especially since it's a HOB skimmer.

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Man... that's some great skim! Great job on the build. I me likey the false wall. Looking forward to watching this grow out!

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Thanks DC - I can't wait to see how this tank grow out and fill in. Plus I am really digging your custom rimless tank.

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Transfer completed to the 40 :

 

FRAGRACK1.jpg

 

FRAGRACK2.jpg

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Sorry for the bad pics taken from my iphone:

 

TURBINARIA

TURBINARIA.jpg

 

SUPERMAN MONTI / GREEN CAP :

SUPPERMANMONTI-GREENMONTICAP.jpg

 

FTS - WITH THE NEW FRAGS MOUNTED:

FTS-FRAGSMOUNTED.jpg

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Looks good.

 

Did you ever buy coral from me when you still lived up here?

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Wow five thumbs up to the last FTS - lookin sharp! What kind of coral is the one directly in the middle, it's red? I love its colour!

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Looks good.

 

Did you ever buy coral from me when you still lived up here?

 

Thanks Pismo - no unfortunately I never bought any coral from you when I lived in Sac (wish I would have though / You and bluenassarius had Really Nice Coral B) ) but if you like / would love to start fragging and trading? I have never shipped before but there is always a first for everything.

 

Wow five thumbs up to the last FTS - lookin sharp! What kind of coral is the one directly in the middle, it's red? I love its colour!

 

Thanks Paigee - I believe the coral you are talking about it the red/purple Acan Lord. Below is an old picture.

 

AcanLord.jpg

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I was just curious.

 

I'm trying to hunt down some frags of my old junk.

There's certain things I just want back, ya know?

 

Like all my old Cyphastrea's.

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It's been a minute since the last update, so this last weekend i ended up reorganizing my cords / re installed my RKL since i just got it back from Digital Aquatics and my itemp now works properly B).

 

This is what the cords looked like :

 

WIRESMANAGEMENT1.jpg

 

And this is what it looks like now :

 

WIRESMANAGEMENT2.jpg

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I like your tank. If I ever upgrade to a 40b I would do and AIO like u did it. How much did it cost for John to make it for u?

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I like your tank. If I ever upgrade to a 40b I would do and AIO like u did it. How much did it cost for John to make it for u?

 

GoodgREEF - i don't think John from Advanced Acrylics is making tanks anymore at least that's the rumor / plus his online eBay store is offline but for the acrylic wall I went with the thicker black acrylic (so it would not flex or bend) plus had him add teeth to the refuguim part of the chamber in order to catch any floating cheato. But I know you can buy the same acrylic from Taps Plastic and I am almost positive there are others out on Nano Reef that can build / work with acrylic - might want to PM Pismo Reefer as he just made a false wall for his 14 Gallon cube.

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Updated live stock on Page 1 / Now for the Pictures:

 

Sunrise :

SUNRISE1.jpg

 

Spike (hiding out by the Superman Monti):

SPIKE.jpg

 

Spike and Humphrey:

SPIKEANDHUMPHREYBLUEGART6.jpg

 

Midnight :

MIDNIGHT2.jpg

 

MIDNIGHT1.jpg

 

and an updated FTS:

FTS1.jpg

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Looking great. Nice work with the wire loom and zipties :D

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Looking great. Nice work with the wire loom and zipties :D

Thanks KissMyDSM :)

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