jedimasterben

old thread lol

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New thread: http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/327229-beware-the-shallows-is-reborn/

 

 

 

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FTS 06/10/2012 lol

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Display tank:

  • 48"x24"x16" Deep Blue Pro rimless Starphire (!!!!!!) shallow frag tank w/ corner overflow

Stand:

  • Custom built 60"x32"x40"

Sump:

  • 40g Breeder 36"x18"x16"
  • Danner Mag 7
  • Custom algae turf scrubber
  • Deep sandbed

Skimmer:

  • NONE!

Lighting:

  • Custom LED
  • 12x 5000k white Philips Luxeon Rebel ES @1000ma
  • 32x 440-450nm royal blue Philips Luxeon Rebel ES @1000ma
  • 6x 417nm true violet SemiLEDs @700ma
  • 6x 430nm hyper violet @ 700ma
  • 6x 660nm deep red Luxeon Rebel ES @700ma
  • 6x 490-505nm cyan Luxeon Rebel ES @700ma
  • 6x 470nm cool blue Luxeon Rebel ES @700ma
  • 5x Meanwell ELN-60-48P
  • BoostLED Typhon Controller
  • Tube-style aluminum heatsink

Flow:

  • 2x MP10wES, 100% Reef Crest mode

Substrate:

  • 80lbs CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand

Livestock
Fish:

  • 2x Bartlett's Anthias [Pseudanthias bartlettorum]
  • 4x Blue/Green Chromis [Chromis viridis]
  • 1x Black Lyretail Sailfin Molly [Poecilia latipinna]
  • 1x Marble Lyretail Sailfin Molly [Poecilia latipinna]
  • 1x Coral Beauty Angelfish [Centropyge bispinosa]
  • 1x Spotted Mandarinfish [synchiropus picturatus]
  • 1x Firefish [Nemateleotris magnifica]

Inverts:

  • 1x Red Banded Pistol Shrimp Alpheus randalli (a hitchhiker!!)
  • 6x Maxi-mini Carpet Anemones
  • 1x Hawkwing Conch [strombus raninus]
  • ~400x Dwarf Cerith Snails [Cerithium sp.]
  • 40x Florida Cerith Snails [Cerithium sp.]
  • 50x Nassarius Snails [Nassarius sp.]
  • 30x Nerite Snails [Nerita sp.]
  • 1x Fuzzy Chiton Acanthopleura granulata
  • 10x Dwarf Planaxis Angiola lineata
  • 18x Zig-Zag Periwinkles
  • 1x Brittle Star Ophiocoma sp.
  • 2x Serpent Stars Ophiomyxa australis

Corals:
LPS

  • Duncan
  • Branching & Wall Frogspawns
  • Branching Hammer
  • Branching & Wall Torch
  • Acans
  • Blastomussa
  • Wall Pearl Bubble
  • Wall Bubble

SPS

  • Various acropora
  • Various montipora
  • Various pocillopora
  • Various millepora
  • Various stylophora
  • Various seriatopora

Softies

  • Zoas
  • Palys
  • Mushrooms
  • Ricordea
  • Finger Leather

 

 

Edited by jedimasterben

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Did a bit more planning out, and got a nice surprise from my LFS - he's gonna sell me a rimless Deep Blue frag tank (48x24x12, 60g) for the same price as the normal! Hell yeah!

 

Also figured out where it is going to be in my living room. The mrs. agreed to the location and everything!

 

I will probably make the stand first, as to get the tank I will need to sell an LED kit that I won at an LFS raffle, and that will be in at some point in the next two weeks or so.

 

I've also decided for flow I will just use dual MP10wES or a single MP40wES. They're hella expensive, but customization is something I'm all about, and after using four Koralia nano's for flow in my 55g, I don't think they'll cut it in the wider tank, not with SPS. If anyone has some help or any of the powerheads for sale, hit me up. :)

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Sounds awesome. Great deal on the tank btw.

 

What are your stand plans? I've got the same dimension tank and made the stand exra high (40"). The tank is about chest high, but I didn't want to be stooping to look at it all the time. I thought about going higher, but wanted to leave the option of upgrading to a 120 (same foot print) without building a new stand.

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Sounds awesome. Great deal on the tank btw.

 

What are your stand plans? I've got the same dimension tank and made the stand exra high (40"). The tank is about chest high, but I didn't want to be stooping to look at it all the time. I thought about going higher, but wanted to leave the option of upgrading to a 120 (same foot print) without building a new stand.

I was gonna custom make mine, too, unless I could find something that I could buy premade that was tall enough (36-42") and wide enough, which is unlikely. Luckily my dad is a carpenter, so it'll take an afternoon or so to build one that could withstand a hurricane. :)

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I was gonna custom make mine, too, unless I could find something that I could buy premade that was tall enough (36-42") and wide enough, which is unlikely. Luckily my dad is a carpenter, so it'll take an afternoon or so to build one that could withstand a hurricane. :)

Sounds cool. I mistyped btw. I meant 48" tall...

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Sounds cool. I mistyped btw. I meant 48" tall...

jeebus. 48" stand is damn tall!

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My new stand is gonna be 42 inches talk

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Decided on dual MP10s, much to the dismay of my wallet!

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This is will be an awesome tank!

When can we expect pitchuurs?!

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My new stand is gonna be 42 inches talk

 

 

why?

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why?

Most tanks aren't shallow.

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18inch tall tank on a 42 inch stand will be the perfect view ;)

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Most tanks aren't shallow.

 

18 inches isnt shallow by any means...

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Well consider a 2-3inch sand bed plus the overflow head and your looking at 14inches of water...which is barely to my short arm elbow. Its relatively shallow for the size cube it is. Jedi..buy me a avast cs2 black pearl and I'll send you three mp10wes :P

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I'll get right on that one. :P

 

Got one of the MP10's on the way, still looking for another but probably won't actually get one until after the tank is running.

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Haha I gotcha. Your gonna love the mp's

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I certainly hope so, and I hope they don't create a wicked sandstorm being so close to my sandbed (Tahitian Moon Sand).

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Got my first MP10wES in today, and just purchased the second, so it should be here maybe Saturday.

 

Initial impression:

 

It's much tinier than I expected, I was thinking it was 4-5", here it is only 2.5-3"! At first I was impressed with the flow, then unimpressed, then impressed again when my SPS started opening up.

 

I think I'm going to love it. :D

 

 

 

My light kit from one LFS should be in this Friday (yay for free stuff) and I had my friend tell my normal LFS to order me the tank, so it will hopefully arrive this Tuesday or next Tuesday. I will have my dad help build the stand either later in the week or weekend.

 

I'm debating on ordering the LEDs for the tank now or not. I'd have to completely change up my layout on my current LEDs to get any sort of ok coverage. Plus I'd need a mount for them (it won't be in a closet this time, so I can't just screw it to the wall all afro-engineered-like. Plus I'd have to shell out $400+ right now, and wouldn't get the money for my current LEDs for at least another month. Anyone wanna float me some LEDs? :P

 

I'm also trying to figure out whether I want to buy more porous rock or just use what I have in the display tank. Both pieces I have are very large and tall, would probably stick out of the water. I can take them and break them into smaller pieces to make my scape, but it would ruin such pretty rocks! lol

 

I guess if I got all new rocks, it would have to cycle (seeded by my current tank, of course), and that would give me time to make sure the Mrs. won't kill me if I buy the LEDs after spending so much already (she doesn't even know about the two MP10's!). But the rocks would also cost more money ($2 a pound, I couldn't get the reeeeeaaally cheap stuff :( ).

 

My biggest expense by far with the LEDs would be drivers. I guess I could also use the drivers I have now (Aquastyle's "Maxwellen" drivers, 680ma, 30-72v) on the red, turquoise, and violet, and just buy the others when I order the PWM to 0-10v converter (unfortunately the drivers aren't 0-10v already, only PWM) and the DIM4 to control them.

 

If I buy just the needed LEDs, drivers, heatsinks, and optics for the XM-Ls it comes to ~$300. Sad face. $60 to LEDGroupBuy, $184 to Steve's LEDs, and $55 to HeatsinkUSA. Then I gotta figure out some way to mount them, which will be pretty easy, but add maybe $20-30 to that. Sadder face.

 

Well, at any rate, here is the final final final cluster (there will be 6 of them on the tank)

ledcannon-1.jpg

 

So just to get it set up, I'm looking at another $400 with the rocks. Just spent $440 on two MP10's, the tank will be $250 (though I may be able to trade that light kit I won outright), stand maybe $100. Hope the mrs never asks how much this all costs!! :scarry:

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I like the look of those pendants you are planning on setting up and had a couple of quick questions. On the XML's- what kelvin were you planning on using? And, are there going to be any optics on the LED's? I see you are planning on using Steve's drivers for this build, which power supply(s) and drivers were you using?

 

Looking forward to watching you build this!

 

btw, I am down in LaBelle...

 

czim

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Lol....unimpressed with mp10s....just wait lol...NTM, TSM and reef crest will blow your mind load ;P

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What the heck is "le grill"? lol...simpsons...

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I like the look of those pendants you are planning on setting up and had a couple of quick questions. On the XML's- what kelvin were you planning on using? And, are there going to be any optics on the LED's? I see you are planning on using Steve's drivers for this build, which power supply(s) and drivers were you using?

 

Looking forward to watching you build this!

 

btw, I am down in LaBelle...

 

czim

I put the XM-Ls on the back burner for now and will use Luxeon Rebel ES neutrals instead, Steve is gonna be sending me some soon from his first batch. The XM-Ls were gonna be neutrals, so they are 4200-5000k I think. Rebel ES neutrals will be 5000k, so combined with the Rebel ES royals at 440-450nm, it won't be as purple, and the Rebels will be less cost than the XM-Ls but with more coverage now.

 

Plan is now 7x clusters of

2x Rebel ES NW @ 1A

3x Rebel ES RB @ 1A

1x cool blue @ 700ma (dimmed to less)

1x deep red @ 700ma (dimmed to less)

1x turquoise @ 700ma (dimmed to less)

1x violet @ 700ma (dimmed to less)

 

Steve's power supplies are Meanwell, and they provide up to 28v, and the drivers can accept up to 25.5v, outputting 25v to each driver. A single driver can run 8x of any Rebel ES at 1A, and the other colors depend on what your total forward voltage is, since each color uses a different amount. I think I will be using a 1A double for the white, a 1A triple for the royals, and then a few singles for the colors, I think red and turquoise are on the same driver, but I may buy another single to run the turquoise separately, as the red will make the light more purple when ran high.

 

Lol....unimpressed with mp10s....just wait lol...NTM, TSM and reef crest will blow your mind load ;P

I put one on my 55g just because I had already gotten it in, and it immediately blew over several of my SPS that I thought I had glued down lol. I've got it set on NTM right now, not sure if it's doing any more good than just set on long pulse.

 

What the heck is "le grill"? lol...simpsons...

le grill?

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You need more then one for NTM and TSM lol... :P and yea...now imagine 3 on half of your tank rofl...6kgph ;P

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Going to be sick!

 

I love the Le before everything in your diagrams.

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Sounds like an awesome tank! Love the dimensions i was drooling over that tank in their catalog.

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