Jump to content
Reefkid88

4g cube

Recommended Posts

Reefkid88

Well here it is guys,I have kinda been hiding this a little from you guys,but time to get it started. 

 

 I originally had plans to sump this with my 2g,had everything bought in 1/2" pvc,ball valves,check valves all the goodies..but.. I really just don't have the room for a stand and all of that good stuff. So,on the in-wall desk it goes. 

 

Equipment:

 -Rimless 4g cube 

 -AC30 Filter

 -DIY LED Light

 -RedSea & Salifert Test Kits

 -RedSea Blue Bucket Salt

 -Aqueon Heater 

 -Chemipure Blue Nano Media 

 -ReefBreeders Prism ATO [Ordering this soon]

 

20200724_195716.jpg

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
NoOneLikesADryTang

Nice! What are your plans for it?

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
13 hours ago, NoOneLikesADryTang said:

Nice! What are your plans for it?

 I honestly don't know lol. I want to do another all sps tank,but then I want a zoa and acan tank. You will eventually learn,I never can carry on with 1 idea. It will change 10000 times within an hour. 

 

 I still need an ato,and a Hydor Pico 180. I will also eventually sump the tank,but idk when. 

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
NoOneLikesADryTang

Sounds like a perfect reason for a mixed reef!

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
6 minutes ago, NoOneLikesADryTang said:

Sounds like a perfect reason for a mixed reef!

 

 Eh,maybe. But I'm not a HUGE mixed reef person honestly. We will see in the next month or so what I decide to do once the cycle is done lol. 

Share this post


Link to post
debbeach13

Nice seeing this. The cycle time might be long enough for you decide. Looking forward to what ever you decide.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
54 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Nice seeing this. The cycle time might be long enough for you decide. Looking forward to what ever you decide.

 

 I'm gonna go get a small piece of live rock for either Top Shelf Aquatics or Oceans Direct with a little sand and start the cycle today. Hopefully that speeds it up but I'm in no hurry. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
cheesesteak

I really like that rock, you have a good scape to start with. I'm looking forward to seeing this up and running! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
25 minutes ago, cheesesteak said:

I really like that rock, you have a good scape to start with. I'm looking forward to seeing this up and running! 

 

 Thank you !!! It has some good little ledges I can use for possible sticks in the future. 

 

 I do think I am going to return the IO salt,and get Tropic Marin or RS Blue Bucket. The alk is a lot higher than I would like and the calc and mag levels are a little lower than I would like. 

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88

Light is hung,I got RS blue bucket salt while I was out and about. I just need to go out later and grab 5 gallons of distilled and the tank will be wet and cycling. I got all the electrical hidden in my "closet" as well. 

20200725_143219.jpg

20200725_152200.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
cheesesteak

Is that a DIY LED? What's the deets? 

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
16 minutes ago, cheesesteak said:

Is that a DIY LED? What's the deets? 

 Yes it is. It consists of:

 

 Makers 6" Slim heatsink

 Coralux 3up ldd board with 3 ldd's

 Meanwell power supply 

 Storm Controller 

 4 Sunplus 445nm Royals [Ch1]

 1x 400-410nm [Ch2]

 1x 410-420nm [Ch2]

 1x 395-400nm [Ch2]

 1x Luxeon Warm White [Ch3]

 1x Luxeon Cyan [Ch3]

 1x Luxeon C Mint [Ch3]

 1x Luxeon True Blue [Ch3]

  • Like 3
  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post
cheesesteak

It looks great! 

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
1 minute ago, cheesesteak said:

It looks great! 

Thank you,it has AMAZING color. Probably my favorite light I have ever built.  

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88

Its filled,salt added. I just dumped a bunch of salt in the tank lol so I already know I am going to have to drian some water and add some fresh but whatever !!! Once salinity is stable at 1.026 I will add the BWA MicroBacter Quick Cycle and get this show on the road. 

20200725_205936.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Amphrites
6 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

Light is hung,I got RS blue bucket salt while I was out and about. I just need to go out later and grab 5 gallons of distilled and the tank will be wet and cycling. I got all the electrical hidden in my "closet" as well. 

20200725_143219.jpg

20200725_152200.jpg

Is that just a big, frosted, diffuser-plate? If so, I freaking love it.

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
6 minutes ago, Amphrites said:

Is that just a big, frosted, diffuser-plate? If so, I freaking love it.

 

 It is,I got it from Home Depot for like $5 thinking it was clear,nope lol. Which worked out perfect. Then my wife makes custom stainless cups on the side so I used some of her frosted transfer paper on the outer side of acrylic to kill the shimmer more. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Amphrites
1 minute ago, Reefkid88 said:

 

 It is,I got it from Home Depot for like $5 thinking it was clear,nope lol. Which worked out perfect. Then my wife makes custom stainless cups on the side so I used some of her frosted transfer paper on the outer side of acrylic to kill the shimmer more. 

Turned out amazing, has some serious coral-care vibes to it and the colors look crazy even and diffused.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
Just now, Amphrites said:

Turned out amazing, has some serious coral-care vibes to it and the colors look crazy even and diffused.

 

 Thank you !! I built the light to hit all the spots corals need for light. Before I add coral I'm gonna rent a par meter from Top Shelf Aquatics and test my par. If I can get 250-300 at the top of the scape I'm happy. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
debbeach13

So clean looking with all the electronics out of view. I like that wall protector. Things are moving right along now.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88
3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

So clean looking with all the electronics out of view. I like that wall protector. Things are moving right along now.

 

 Thank you,all of my previous builds have been so cluttered and just...messy. This is nothing like how I wanted it to go,but it will do for now. 

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88

Well just scored a JBJ Nano ATO !! That is the last major piece of the puzzle,until coral. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88

Man so I forgot to tell you guys yesterday,while I was in one of my local stores yesterday their Tenuis collection is amazing. They have a blue Tenuis,with inner tips are pink,and the tips of the corallites are orange for only $20 !!! So I may already have a encrusted piece set aside for me 🤗.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
debbeach13
12 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

BWA MicroBacter Quick Cycle

Are you still getting a pc. of live rock or just using the quick cycle?

Share this post


Link to post
Reefkid88

@debbeach13The store I was at yesterday literally had no live rock,so the quick cycle it is. 

  • Wow 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...