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Alexey's Shallow 30x30x12 - New Acro Colonies !

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Berlibee

Hello ! :lol:

I was introduced to that hobby by my good friend Shaun. At this moment I run a small Pico 20g but I really love Shaun's shallow build. So inspired by his system I've started to build my own 30x30x12. We're thinking to move this year and it would be super hard to move a large tank, so it's going to be a very very very slow updated thread before we move. Then I'll follow with all the updates when finally I would be able to run what I've started. ;)

Shaun thanks again! :wub:

Stand: DIY.
Light: ATI 24" SunPower + Kessil 160we Tuna Blue.
Tank: Crystal Dynamic Aquarium 30x30x12
Sump: 20g with OceanboxDesigns Reef-Reactive Sump Kit
Skimmer: Vertex Omega 130
Reactor: Vertex RX-Z 1.5 ZEOlite
Controller: Apex
Doser: Kore 5th
Main Pump: x2 MP10WES Vortech
ATO: Kore 5th
Return pump: Syncra Silent 2.0
Overflow: Synergy Reef Overflow 16"
Heater: x2 Cobalt Neo-Therm 150W

Kessil 160we on max blue settings and x2 ATI Actinic Bulbs ON. (First and last two hours of the day):
 

 


Kessil 160we on max blue settings and ALL T5 Bulbs ON. (MIddle 10 hours of the light cycle):

[Video Soon]

 

 

Lighting Schedule 16 hours a day:

 

 
2 Hours only Kessil on max blue settings.
2 Hours Kessil + x2 ATI True Actinics.
8 Hours All ON.
2 Hours Kessil + x2 ATI True Actinics.
2 Hours only Kessil on max blue settings.
 
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at 12" over the water level.

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Colors of that combination with no Kessil only T5:
 

 


Setup ( Zeovit System ) :

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Zeovit dosing schedule:

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Dosing on Sun. is after the water change.

 

 

List of the dosing products:

1. Coral Snow.

2. Zeo Start.

3. Pohl's Xtra Special.

4. ZeoBac.

5. Sponge Power

6. Coral Vitalizer.

7. PIF Concentrate.

8. Coral Booster.

9. Amino Acid Concentrate.

10. B-Balance.

11. Vibrant.

 

Zeostart is dosed directly into the reactor when the reactor is OFF for 30 mins.

0.5 liters ZeoVit with a flow of ~ 50 US gallons per hour through the reactor and 100gr. of activated carbon passively flown.


Index:

Current tank views: Last Update March. 2017

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Berlibee

First step: Stand (Done).

 

Size: 30"x30"x34".

Color: White.

Paint Inside: Rust-Oleum - Appliance Epoxy.

Paint Outside: 1. Kilz primer + 2. Rust-Oleum Enamel.

Silicone: GE White Paintable Silicone.

Removable sides on magnets.

Leftside: White LED decoration.

Fun: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition.

Dust reduction: Silverstone Tek 120mm Ultra Fine Fan Filter with Magnet Cooling.

 

I never ever build something before, so I did a lot of mistakes but I like it anyway hehehe ...

Will just need to add foam under the tank later.

 

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If there is a nice sponsor of the forum who can create a 30x30x12 rimless tank, I would be very interested to see the prices. :) Thank you.

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Michelos

Ohhh..new build man!...Following!..:)

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HarryPotter

If there is a nice sponsor of the forum who can create a 30x30x12 rimless tank, I would be very interested to see the prices. :) Thank you.

 

 

Gonna have to be custom I think- I recommend ReefSavvy or Miracles Aquariums.

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Berlibee

Ohhh..new build man!...Following!.. :)

 

Thanks, very very slowly hehehe .... ;)

 

 

 

 

Gonna have to be custom I think- I recommend ReefSavvy or Miracles Aquariums.

 

Yes, I haven't found a ready tank as well. The closest is the Deep Blue 24x24x12. These two are very expensive but awesome tanks, we'll see. :) Thanks !

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4x5

Bring on the shallow. :naughtydance:

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jtgrimes

Following Along. Looking great so far!

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Berlibee

Thanks! :)

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Berlibee

Finally added the sump today. I've ordered the sump kit from Oceanbox Designs and used a 20g tank from the local pet store. The packaging of the kit was really nice, lot of protection each piece was packaged separately. I've used the GE Silicone 1 to install them, the quality of the kit is really nice I would only like to see maybe a video tutorial with that kit, how to install it. But I've nothing else to add, I've even got red kit color for no additional charge ! Very happy with my choice, just need to clean the glass a little bit more later. Thank you again to Oceanbox Designs, awesome work. :lol:

 

Sump added:

 

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4x5

Looking good. :naughtydance:

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Berlibee

Looking good. :naughtydance:

 

Thank you Master ! :) Next step ... Vertex Reactor hehehe ....

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Michelos

Great work☺

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Berlibee

Great work☺

 

Thank you! :)

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Berlibee

Tank update:

 

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I've got an awesome deal through Aqua Lab Aquaria for the tank I was looking for. Kent is very helpful and referred me to an awesome builder called "Crystal Dynamic"

 

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Aqua Lab Aquaria

Looking forward to delivering you an awesome tank!

Best,
Kent@ALA

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4x5

Are we there yet? :naughtydance:

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RollaJase

Very impressed so far. Shaun's build was inspiration for my new build also haha.

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ifarmer

the stand is very nice. good job

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Berlibee

We have a little delay with the tank build, but Kent from Aqua Lab Aquaria promised the tank in the next 2-3 weeks so i hope he'll not break his promise. Can't wait to get the tank already ! Some fresh pictures after moving the tank to the new location, looks like corals are happy again:

 

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4x5

Looks beautiful man. :wub:

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RollaJase

Damn those zoas look nice!

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Berlibee

Thanks guys, I can't wait already to move all of them to the new system ... I hope it's going to happen soon as planned. :lol:

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Berlibee

It was a long way but tank is finally here. http://www.cdaquarium.comprovided an awesome service with super friendly customer support during all the way. If you're planning to work with them in future I would recommend working directly, not like I did through Aqua Lab Aquaria. But working that way have also it's own advantages. Tank is just great, delivered in few days, nice clean seems, clean return holes and glass edges. At the bottom of the tank there is a black layer of hard foam / plastic attached for stability and leveling. I've installed a Synergy Reef Overflow 16" and waiting now for the plumbing parts delivery. I hope I can run it on the weekend ! :wub:

 

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Reefkid88

Thats one hell of a transfer/upgrade,following along.

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gus6464

So wait, you got the the tank through ALA but the tank was actually made by CD? I know CD very well as they are local to me. I thought ALA did their tanks in house?

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