CONSTANTNE

CONSTANTNE's 40 Breeder SPS Tank

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Heres some quick specs on my tank. Tank is currently 2 years old.

 

Tank: 40 Breeder with custom made stand and glass-holes overflow

Return: Eheim 1250

Skimmer: Super Reef Octopus XP 1000SSS

Lighting: 2 Aquaillumination Sol Blues with custom fixture tree

Flow: MP40 & MP10

Dosing: Bubble Magus doser for alk, ca, and mg

Others: Cheato, TLF reactor w GFO, and rox carbon in mesh bag. Also using an older Reefkeeper 2 still :)

 

I first started the tank with an ATI Sunpower T5 fixture. About a year ago I switched to the AI's and have absolutely no regrets.

 

 

My very first FTS around November 2009

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Wow cool rockscape and Awesome looking SPS. Could you give me an average how much this setup cost you equipment wise? I have a 40-50gallon(unsure exactly) tank and I would like to do something like that!

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Wow!! That's an amazing tank! Why haven't you shared this beauty before?

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Wow cool rockscape and Awesome looking SPS. Could you give me an average how much this setup cost you equipment wise? I have a 40-50gallon(unsure exactly) tank and I would like to do something like that!

 

Thanks! :D

 

It depends on the equipment you get. You can definiately use different LEDs or powerheads and save money. But equipment alone I would say around 2,500. Lights alone costed me around 1,000

 

Wow!! That's an amazing tank! Why haven't you shared this beauty before?

 

Thanks Paleo! I have this thread on another forum but I honestly dont know why I didnt post it here lol. Better late than never right?

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Woah! Man I need that money! I am used to the prices of picos. Ha and the stand is really slick! How big is your sump?

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Absolutely a stunning job. I am always impressed by naturally "outgrown" SPS tanks.

 

Can't wait for my current tank to get to that growth milestone.

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Looks insane gus!....im glad you finally decided to make a thread for this awesome tank..

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Woah! Man I need that money! I am used to the prices of picos. Ha and the stand is really slick! How big is your sump?

Sump is an Ecosystem 3012. I have a picture of it when I first set up the tank. Now its full of cheato!

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Absolutely a stunning job. I am always impressed by naturally "outgrown" SPS tanks.

 

Can't wait for my current tank to get to that growth milestone.

 

Thanks! I couldnt wait for it to all fill in. Still have some spots that I would like to fill in.

 

Looks insane gus!....im glad you finally decided to make a thread for this awesome tank..

 

Thanks man! Im glad I did too. Have lots of pictures to post too lol.

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Epic tank! Get a full tank shot! From AI lights to the stand! Looks great!

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Epic tank! Get a full tank shot! From AI lights to the stand! Looks great!

 

Thanks! Yea thats a great idea!

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Amazing growth man! Whatever you're doing they're liking!

 

And that is a cool shot :)

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Love seeing this tank. First time I saw it was on YouTube.. haha.

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Amazing growth man! Whatever you're doing they're liking!

 

And that is a cool shot :)

 

Thanks! Im pretty happy about the growth, cant complain :)

 

Love seeing this tank. First time I saw it was on YouTube.. haha.

 

Thank you! Yea I made a few videos. I definitely need to make a new one.

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How long have you been using the glass holes overflow?

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How long have you been using the glass holes overflow?

 

Ever since I set up the tank. So around 2 years.

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Ever since I set up the tank. So around 2 years.

Is that a 700gph overflow?

No issues with blockage I assume?

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Is that a 700gph overflow?

No issues with blockage I assume?

 

Yes it is. I really like how it takes up minimal space in the tank. No issues with blockage at all. I use a piece of eggcrate so for extra safety but glass-holes also sells a black acrylic cover for them which is nice.

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Yes it is. I really like how it takes up minimal space in the tank. No issues with blockage at all. I use a piece of eggcrate so for extra safety but glass-holes also sells a black acrylic cover for them which is nice.

Word. That's good to hear. Seemingly typical.

 

I like how non-invasive the glass holes overflow is.

I've considered it for my build, although I'd probably get the 1500gph version.

Having just a single drain line wouldn't help me sleep at night lol.

 

How's the noise level on yours?

Sorry for the 20 questions.

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Word. That's good to hear. Seemingly typical.

 

I like how non-invasive the glass holes overflow is.

I've considered it for my build, although I'd probably get the 1500gph version.

Having just a single drain line wouldn't help me sleep at night lol.

 

How's the noise level on yours?

Sorry for the 20 questions.

 

No problem at all. I dont mind answering questions.

 

Yea I thought about only having one drain but to me its really hard to clog up a 1.5 inch flex pipe. Like I said snails cant get in from the overflow and my skimmer section doesnt have any snails. Plus most reef ready tanks only have one drain as well.

 

I have absolutely no noise. At first it was just a tad noisy but once it got coated with the tank running it quieted down. But im only running an Eheim 1250 which is only 320 gph so if I used a stronger return pump I would expect it hear more water running through it.

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No problem at all. I dont mind answering questions.

 

Yea I thought about only having one drain but to me its really hard to clog up a 1.5 inch flex pipe. Like I said snails cant get in from the overflow and my skimmer section doesnt have any snails. Plus most reef ready tanks only have one drain as well.

 

I have absolutely no noise. At first it was just a tad noisy but once it got coated with the tank running it quieted down. But im only running an Eheim 1250 which is only 320 gph so if I used a stronger return pump I would expect it hear more water running through it.

Do you have a model with teeth or without?

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nice tank man. saw this tank on youtube and then the next week gota 40 breeder lol.

 

nice stags got any other pics?

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nice tank man. saw this tank on youtube and then the next week gota 40 breeder lol.

 

nice stags got any other pics?

 

Thanks. Cant go wrong with a 40 breeder. Really nice foot print to do a lot of nice aquascapes.

 

I have a lot of older pics. I need to start taking more newer ones.

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