aquakevem

Kev's 9.2g

54 posts in this topic



Here's my attempt to get back into the hobby.

 

IMAG0538.jpg

 

Direction with this tank -Coming soon!

 

Livestock

  • Fish
  • Red Striped Goby (Trimma cana), pair
     
    Invertebrates
  • Banded Coral Shrimp, Blue (Stenopus tenuirostris)
  • Cerith Snail (Cerithium sp.), 10+
  • Astraea Conehead Snail (Astraea tecta), 4
  • Super Tongan Nassarius Snail (Nassarius distortus), 2
     
    Coral
  • Rusty Gorgonian
  • Sun Polyps
  • Montipora capricornis, variety of different colors
  • Montipora digitata, variety of different colors
  • Montipora undata, 'white' polyp

  •  
    Marine Algae
  • Dragon Tongue Algae, Dr. Mac
  • Blue Scroll Algae
  • Ulva Sea Lettuce Algae
  • Chaetomorpha Algae
  • Red Gracilaria Algae

Drygoods

  • EHEIM 9.2g(35L) 12.2x12.2x14.2 inch, 5mm glass
    Drilled (2) 3/4 inch *Closed loop
    +GF+ Georg Fischer Sch 80 plumbing Grainger, local

  • Vertex Illumilux I 12" Marino Bianco
    LEDs operating at 750 mA/~2.5W
    3- Royal Blue(450nm)
    3- White(7000K)

  • EHEIM Jäger 50w Heater, inline
  • Sicce Syncra 2.0 Pump(Closed loop) Amazon
  • Milwaukee Instruments SMS120 pH Monitor, inline probe
  • Neptune Systems AquaController Apex Jr
    Probe Module 1 (pH/ORP, Temp)
  • Avast Marine Works Digital Output Top-off Kit
    EHEIM 1048 pump

Water Purification

  • SpectraPure MaxPure MPDI 60GPD
    0.2 Micron Zetazorb Sediment Filter
    0.5 Micron Carbon Block Filter
    60GPD SpectraSelect Ultra-High Rejection RO Membrane
    SilicaBuster Super DI Cartridge

    Salt
    E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System

Edited by aquakevem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oooooooooo pretty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oooooooooo pretty

 

Thank you, wait until my little tank is up an running.

 

Thats awesome bro!, so we filling it this weekend lol

 

here is my new project...

 

http://mraqua.net/products/frameless-aquar...glass-aquarium/

 

 

let me know if you need anything! txt me tomorrow if you need fish, putting together an order for early next week.

 

Rob

 

Haha.. I wish, all of the small items that need to be purchased are keeping me from starting the nitrogen cycle soon.

 

Not quite sure which fish to get just yet, possibly just one(1) fish for this tank, though.

 

I need to make a list of everything that needs to be done(Do-It-Yourself). fingerscrossed

 

Top priority

  • Closed loop plumbing
  • Purchase glue or epoxy for aquascaping, possibly EcoTech Coral Glue

Edited by aquakevem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks like you have your work cut out for you. good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
looks like you have your work cut out for you. good luck

 

Ha! Believe me.. It sure felt like it would be, but that's the way i like it ;)

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
let me know if you need anything! txt me tomorrow if you need fish, putting together an order for early next week.

 

Rob

 

I may choose a Blue Fin Watchman Goby by

Proaquatix.

 

Fasciatus-goby1.jpg

Edited by aquakevem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you, wait until my little tank is up an running.

 

 

 

Haha.. I wish, all of the small items that need to be purchased are keeping me from starting the nitrogen cycle soon.

 

Not quite sure which fish to get just yet, possibly just one(1) fish for this tank, though.

 

I need to make a list of everything that needs to be done(Do-It-Yourself). fingerscrossed

 

Top priority

  • Closed loop plumbing
  • Have tank drilled by Aquarium One, $20 per hole
  • Purchase glue or epoxy for aquascaping, possibly EcoTech Coral Glue

 

Are you getting the PR7?

 

And get some aquamend or jb water weld can be found at hardware stores. I use loctite glue as you saw no ill problems!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are you getting the PR7?

 

And get some aquamend or jb water weld can be found at hardware stores. I use loctite glue as you saw no ill problems!

 

I'll check those out.

 

I am actually in the middle of trying to decide if i want the PR7 or Vertex Illumilux(Provides better coverage area), why do you ask bro?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'll check those out.

 

I am actually in the middle of trying to decide if i want the PR7 or Vertex Illumilux(Provides better coverage area), why do you ask bro?

 

Wasn't sure if you doing a par 38 type system or not. The vertex would def be better if your going to sps or clams

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wasn't sure if you doing a par 38 type system or not. The vertex would def be better if your going to sps or clams

 

Yep! And the first frag i want is a purple Montipora Capricornis, placed on one of my Aqua-Mags.

 

What did you end up ordering today?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thats a really neat color morph of the watchman goby - scratching beard - where abouts are you getting that fish from?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thats a really neat color morph of the watchman goby - scratching beard - where abouts are you getting that fish from?

 

I plan on visiting Dr. Mac's Aquaculture facility to get mine.

 

Proaquatix may be able to help you locate a buyer in your area.

 

General Sales

(Domestic & International)

Seth Pierce

Spierce@Proaquatix.com

Phone: (772) 245-SETH (7384)

Fax: (772) 567 4204

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so if i wanted one of these where can i get one? :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thatfishplace.com have them. So does ORA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Aquascaping

 

I never could have imagined of spending $30 on glue, but EcoTech Marine's glue works wonders!

 

IMAG0771-1-1.jpg

 

IMAG0766.jpg

 

Earlier today.. I had decided to piece together half of my rock work, other half will be a mixture of Aquacultured Florida Live Rock, Real Reef Live Rock(Used as foundation for caves) and Fiji Live Rock.

 

There's probably 4-5 lbs of Fiji(Reusing rock from previous aquariums) here.

IMAG1211.jpg

 

IMAG0234.jpg

Edited by aquakevem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep! And the first frag i want is a purple Montipora Capricornis, placed on one of my Aqua-Mags.

 

What did you end up ordering today?

 

 

We order wholesale. Ordering Sunday night for tuesday morning delivery to bwi. Oh and premium aquatics has the vertexes on sale :)

 

I can cut you a piece of my blue rim green tyree cap if you'd like

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We order wholesale. Ordering Sunday night for tuesday morning delivery to bwi. Oh and premium aquatics has the vertexes on sale :)

 

I can cut you a piece of my blue rim green tyree cap if you'd like

 

I'll be purchasing my Illumilux from Aquarium Specialty for $147.19, shipped.

 

I wouldn't mind that at all, how 'bout i give you an Aqua-Mag for one. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plumbing



 

Bulk Reef Supply

Savko Plastics

Grainger "For The Ones Who Get It Done"

Mouser Electrics

 

  • Closed Loop

    Sicce Syncra 2.0 Circulation Pump
    3/4" Loc-Line modular hose -Pressure
    3/4", 1", 1 1/2" Sch 80 plumbing(Bulkheads/Fittings/Pipe)
    3/4" +GF+ Georg Fischer Coloro Ball Valve Type 355



Weld-On Primer & 'Gray' Cement

IMAG0946-1-1.jpg

 

Sicce Syncra 2.0 Pump

+GF+ 3/4", FPT Unions(Quick-disconnect for maintenance)

IMAG0936.jpg

 

+GF+ 3/4" x CL Nipples were used to connect PVC fittings to Unions, Unions to Pump

IMAG1128-1-1.jpg

 

  • Inline Heater

    EHEIM Jäger 50w Heater
    Heyco-Tite Liquid Tight Cord Grip, 1" fitting (.590 - 1.000 inch Cable Range)



 

SDC10024.JPG

 

SDC10023.JPG

 

SDC10029.JPG

 

+GF+ 1 1/2" Slip Socket Tee

+GF+ 1 1/2" x 1" Reducer Bushing, FNPT x Slip

+GF+ 1 1/2" x 3/4" Reducing Bushing, Slip Socket x Spigot

IMAG0039-2.jpg

Edited by aquakevem

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When is that fixture supposed to arrive? I just ordered one as well lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When is that fixture supposed to arrive? I just ordered one as well lol

 

Good question... I was told by Aquarium Specialty that my fixture would be shipped directly by the US importer, arrival is unknown at the moment.

 

I wish Vertex would go ahead an release the dimming module, along with their swappable(Supposedly) LED boards/modules. fingerscrossed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Good question... I was told by Aquarium Specialty that my fixture would be shipped directly by the US importer, arrival is unknown at the moment.

 

Thats funny, I was told the exact same thing....how long have you been waiting? Do you have tracking info yet? I was hoping to have mine by Friday, but doesnt look like thats going to happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thats funny, I was told the exact same thing....how long have you been waiting? Do you have tracking info yet? I was hoping to have mine by Friday, but doesnt look like thats going to happen.

 

 

looks go so far...let me know when you want to meet up and ill grab the mag from you and start growing your cap :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thats funny, I was told the exact same thing....how long have you been waiting? Do you have tracking info yet? I was hoping to have mine by Friday, but doesnt look like thats going to happen.

 

I'd say two(2) business days, had ordered the Illumilux on Saturday evening.

 

Aquarium Specialty should supply me with a tracking number soon(What was told to me).

 

looks go so far...let me know when you want to meet up and ill grab the mag from you and start growing your cap :)

 

Yeah bro! Coming along slowly... But i expect to have my tank drilled this week, ordering the plumbing from Savko 'Testing circulation to see if a EHEIM 1250 is sufficient'.

 

Sure thing, possibly sometime before the end of the month? I'll keep in touch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now