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Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 02:20 AM
hey everyone:)


so since we shut down our last tank ive been after denny ( aka reefwars ) for the last year to set up another display tank. with our frag systems still running and work busy for us both we just didnt have any mojo :)

near the beginning of summer dennys co-worker and friend wayne ( aka wayner ) was planning to set up a small frag tank for himself to prop some sps , he made it all the way to the lighting stage then realized he doesnt have frags lol the offer was there to buy a small stylish shallow tank and included a already made stand and light :mrgreen:


so we bought the setup with no real plans in mind and brought it home the following weekend.

me and denny talked about what we wanted to do for the design and we agreed we would do another theme tank and just needed to settle on a theme. my last tank was a nano waterfall tank where water flowed over three panes of glass into a moat so i wanted to do something along the lines of a waterfall theme , denny wanted to do the island volcanoe theme he had always liked.


so we met half way and settled on a tank that would house a vertical structure in the center of the tank that rose out of the water and on top of the tank in the back corner we would build a water fall. this is to be a mixed reef with all our nice zoas around the islands water edge and select sps pieces and lps etc to fill the rest of the tank:) fish ...TBD


so it began.......


the idea is to have water lines which are fed via the return pump to feed the waterfall and to have a few lines that ran over the island. the water that flows over the island ( 3 outputs ) will collect into some basins in which we will grow some corals in :)



we will try to keep this updated and log as much as we can as this will be a pretty interesting build:)


so here's what we got , we are actually already running with fish and corals but we will start this from the beginning as all good stories start:)


next up ....the set-up:)

enjoy!!!


ruth:biggrin:

Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 02:34 AM
ok so now thew theme has been determined we needed to figure out how we are going to run this idea:)


so heres what we came up with:mrgreen:


tank specs:

36 x 20 x 14h
rimless aquarium
polished edges
external overflow on back panel
drilled for herbie silent overflow
1 x 3/4" returns on the back panel right side of overflow
black silicone
black acrylic back panel


stand: 2 x 4 construction painted black ( skirted later)

stand dimensions: 36 x 20 x 36h


sump: 32 x 20 x 16h -

its full custom built from concept ( obviously) and designed by me and denny we maxed out every last inch of space available so its a bit of a jig saw puzzle lol

drain entry from display chamber
1 x 7" filter sock section
refugium section
skimmer section
return section
ATO compartment
custom built in dosing chambers ( ca/alk/mg/vinegar)


equipment:


t5 6 bulb tek light
bubble magus curve 5 protein skimmer
2 x 150w eheim jager heaters
jebao dc12000 return pump
2 x koralia powerheads (2 x jebao rw-4 wireless on order)
kamoer 4 channel doser
tlf 150 reactors x 2 ( gfo/carbon)
tunze osmolator 3155





here are some tank pics once we got it home from wayne and plugged in the lights:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140721_192804_zpsc9f825b8.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140721_192804_zpsc9f825b8.jpg.html)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140721_192822_zpsd2f7b057.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140721_192822_zpsd2f7b057.jpg.html)

reefwars
10-18-2014, 02:41 AM
Uh oh :) this should be entertaining;)

eli@fijireefrock.com
10-18-2014, 02:46 AM
That tank dimensions WoW.
you know you can build anything you want with Pukani and friends from fijireefrock.com
check it out as I am sure there is at least a rock or two you might like to use for this crazy but neat idea of a water fall in the middle of a molten volcano.with your guys wakoo ideas...

matt_C
10-18-2014, 02:47 AM
More pictures!

Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 02:51 AM
That tank dimensions WoW.
you know you can build anything you want with Pukani and friends from fijireefrock.com
check it out as I am sure there is at least a rock or two you might like to use for this crazy but neat idea of a water fall in the middle of a molten volcano.with your guys wakoo ideas...



thanks eli!

when its all said and done all good projects start from a great foundation , in this case we went with the pukani its shapes were perfect and we couldnt pass it up:biggrin: eli was nice enough to let us sift through the rock late one night at a last minutes notice and helped us pick our pieces , he supplied us with the cement and information for the design not to mention the actual stones:) he didnt even think our idea was stupid lol

this tank has fijireefrock written all over it lol



up next: our pics on how we made our structures , the rock we chose and a few tutorials on how we finished our design and made it all come together:)

Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 02:52 AM
More pictures!

patience young grasshopper:mrgreen::mrgreen:

Zoaelite
10-18-2014, 04:04 AM
This tank has me rethinking how I do reefing :razz:.

Beauty in person, excited to see how the zoas grow out.

Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 04:29 AM
Haha now that's what I am talking about...thinking outside of the box :) thanks Levi!! .we are really pleased with how its coming along, all our collector zoanthids will be beautiful once grown out and the system has matured :)

FishyFishy!
10-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Ive literally wanted to do this for years!! One of my favorite tanks out there was the famous volcano tank. Really looking forward to this!!

Skimmer Juice
10-18-2014, 05:04 PM
I'm pretty jealous of the aquascape , one of the coolest tanks I have seen just on the set up alone .

Misses.ReefWars
10-18-2014, 07:47 PM
so before the island we did the waterfall:)


for the waterfall we entertained the idea of buying an already made structure and simply modifying it to work in a reef , well that didnt work as none of what we seen online was going to work , so denny has a background in stone work and figured you know what we will just make it ourselves lol

so while we had our tank home we went and picked out some rock for the waterfall , the idea was to buy a thick piece of shelf rock shave the back to a perfect 90 degree angle so it sits flush on the rim of the tank in the back corner , with the shelf rock we wanted to create a basin in the lowest part so that we can put some corals in to grow. then we would build up and then down after the main plate/basin was created.

problem........


all the shelf rock is either very flat or doesnt have a already made basin in it


kinda like this:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20141018_122450_zps7bb9c2b9.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20141018_122450_zps7bb9c2b9.jpg.html)


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20141018_122457_zpsfb92ee9f.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20141018_122457_zpsfb92ee9f.jpg.html)

so we broke out our 4" angle grinder and diamond blade and went to work making our own stone basin and working from there.


here are some pics of the cutting to make a basin we had to do......was dusty stuff :)


we had to make a plywood tank template to make sure when we got home it fit the tank perfectly:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_185330_zpse9999a7c.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_185330_zpse9999a7c.jpg.html)

some grid lines up and down and left to right then snapped off the slivers with a flat head screwdriver , once it was all removed we used the saws blade and scratched back and forth untill it was all smooth.

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_185337_zps4ec04949.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_185337_zps4ec04949.jpg.html)



placing the basin inside the tank.....yeah that was to much work and then we had to find a way to make it sit up there permanently ( cant have it break under its own weight right)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_191103_zpsf4f5f140.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_191103_zpsf4f5f140.jpg.html)

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this was the dry sScape we finished with that night and was to be the starting point on the waterfalls overall design:) we had one main output in the front and then i made two emergency outputs on the left and right side slightly higher just in case a snails sits on the waterfalls main output and clogs it and water flows over the back side....couldn't risk that lol

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_193210_zpsa1d90a29.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/IMG_20140722_193210_zpsa1d90a29.jpg.html)

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brought home and a quick dry fit before we sealed it all and made it one piece:) still is a bit shaky!

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/468_zps5ab57818.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/468_zps5ab57818.jpg.html)

top down of the raw rock after being cut out, still alot of work to be done on this before its running:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/471_zps45519cb7.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/471_zps45519cb7.jpg.html)

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next up: the island design!!


enjoy!!

ruth:mrgreen:

lastlight
10-18-2014, 08:53 PM
very cool idea it's going to look sweet with the water spilling over.

reefwars
10-18-2014, 08:56 PM
very cool idea it's going to look sweet with the water spilling over.

thanks brett:)

the finished product is def pretty sweet:)

Zoaelite
10-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Photos or it didn't happen.

Zoaelite
10-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Even though I've seen it in person :lol:.

reefwars
10-18-2014, 11:12 PM
Even though I've seen it in person :lol:.

so it did happen lol :)

were getting there slowly hehehe:)

Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 05:10 PM
next up we started to work on our island , we didnt want to use multiple small rocks to build the structure we were hoping to find either one large one or two large ones joined together.

to get the look we wanted we ended up with two large rocks , out of the box they weren't exactly a perfect fit but had the right profile....just needed a little trimming:)

out came the old saw again and we started cutting to what we wanted:)



problem was neither rock had a flat bottom to it so one had to be trimmed in order to fit comfortably on the other rock :)


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/479_zps3c9436b9.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/479_zps3c9436b9.jpg.html)



about this much had to go :

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/480_zps97d58a6d.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/480_zps97d58a6d.jpg.html)


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repeat as necessary:)


getting there:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/488_zps40c8227b.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/488_zps40c8227b.jpg.html)

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Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 05:14 PM
brought it home for the final touches and a quick idea of how it looked in tank:mrgreen:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/496_zps3ddf8809.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/496_zps3ddf8809.jpg.html)

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lights:


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/505_zps0aee97dc.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/505_zps0aee97dc.jpg.html)

nice straight alley in the back:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/507_zps8c9dd34c.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/507_zps8c9dd34c.jpg.html)

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Skimmer King
10-21-2014, 05:22 PM
Denny you should have like a slope coming from the rock mang to high in the middle like a rock face sloping down BYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY:biggrin:

Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 09:52 PM
next up we had to seal the waterfall to hold water in its basin as well to make sure it didnt leak through the back and onto the floor , as much as we liked the all natural stone look seeing the water seep through the pores had me worried about if the waterfall backed up or if we may have missed something when planning , so we decided to seal it from the bottom and backside :)


good ol fijicrete to the rescue ( fast setting mortar) to seal the stones and then we used spray foam , 2-party epoxy and silicone to seal the outside and finish off the top off the waterfall :)


after making our cuts i realized this wont hold water lol


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/515_zpsd7325360.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/515_zpsd7325360.jpg.html)

hmmm...big hole here...that wont do either lol

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/516_zps59dc68c0.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/516_zps59dc68c0.jpg.html)

the lip of the waterfall , as well the emergencies on each side(less noticable)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/517_zpscd9aa37f.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/517_zpscd9aa37f.jpg.html)

the underside of the rocks.....see this wont hold water at all lol


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Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 09:55 PM
fiji crete:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/520_zps38a8515c.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/520_zps38a8515c.jpg.html)

a can for mixing:

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some water:

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very technological mixing spoon:)

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top portion of the waterfall also needed to be sealed:)
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Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 09:56 PM
time to get messy:)


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/528_zps8a3dd515.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/528_zps8a3dd515.jpg.html)

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consistency of peanut butter:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/534_zps4e6805cb.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/534_zps4e6805cb.jpg.html)

Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 09:58 PM
like icing a cake:)


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/546_zps8363b1df.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/546_zps8363b1df.jpg.html)

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dont be afraid to get your hands in there:)

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afterwards a little shot of water and then smoothed out with my finger to get full coverage and make sure theres no pinholes in the mortar:)

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Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 10:02 PM
while that dried we got to work on the water channels for the island , since this rock is so porous we decided to use some vertex 2-part epoxy to create our water channels and focus water where we want it , as well to build our basins/pools that the water flows in to later:)


stinky stuff but molds well and doesnt dry nearly as fast as that fiji crete lol


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/590_zps861058f7.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/590_zps861058f7.jpg.html)

poke it right in there:

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looks ok?

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/595_zpsccd1cad4.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/595_zpsccd1cad4.jpg.html)

basins at the bottom:)

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Slyguy00
10-21-2014, 11:11 PM
gonna look awesome when its done!

eli@fijireefrock.com
10-21-2014, 11:42 PM
I like it ,I really like it:rockon:
Cannot wait to see the end results.

Misses.ReefWars
10-21-2014, 11:55 PM
it was nice to have two months to work on dry rock vs live thats for sure ,we actually had a lot of fun doing this build , took all summer but its coming together nicely:)

our build is also on RC if anyone ventures out that way:)

sposing you all want to see the finished product eh?:mrgreen::mrgreen:

lastlight
10-22-2014, 12:17 AM
it was nice to have two months to work on dry rock vs live thats for sure

you don't have 2 months to finish posting your pics fyi.

reefwars
10-22-2014, 12:19 AM
you don't have 2 months to finish posting your pics fyi.

hah well im trying to do it as fast as brads build while keeping some suspense hehe:P


ok more coming today!!!

maybe even make it to the water stages...excitin stuff!!

reefwars
10-22-2014, 12:19 AM
gonna look awesome when its done!

thanks nick , you should see it now looks incredible:)



little peeved the misses may get a TOTM before me though:(

reefwars
10-22-2014, 01:29 AM
next up now that our fijicrete was dry was to build the aterfalls platforms


we used a mix of expanding foam , epoxy and fijicrete to complete it all:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/606_zps26451d39.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/606_zps26451d39.jpg.html)

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had to seal all the outside as well:0

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then coated the inside with fijicrete to hide all the foam and epoxy as well create a stone look:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/613_zpsb7ef4b46.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/613_zpsb7ef4b46.jpg.html)

Seriak
10-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Very Nice!

reefwars
10-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Very Nice!

thanks buddy were really excited for this tank:)

more coming today!!

Misses.ReefWars
10-22-2014, 10:52 PM
ok so we had to design a sump , this is right up our alley and we got to work and drew something up

these were the plans we made:


http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/dennyandruthsnewsump_zpsad04547b.png (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/dennyandruthsnewsump_zpsad04547b.png.html)

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basically our down pipes from the external overflow are plumbed into the chamber marked drain entry form display , water then flows over the baffle and onto a 7" filter sock try , when the socks are running normal water flows under the next baffle and when they clog water flows over the notch and into the fuge , after the socks the water flows through the refugium and then into the skimmer section , through some bubble traps and into the return. we have added a small ATO in the back corner as well some dosing chambers for vinegar, alk , cal and mg:) there is an acrylic cover for both the ATO and dosing chambers with holes drilled for lines:)

will post actual pictures of our sump and how it turned out next:)

Misses.ReefWars
10-22-2014, 11:07 PM
and the actual sump all glass:)



http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0055_zpsdb0e20a8.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0055_zpsdb0e20a8.jpg.html)

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under the stand

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0144_zps2a6692cf.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0144_zps2a6692cf.jpg.html)

skimmer and reactor laid in place

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don.ald
10-22-2014, 11:25 PM
Like the sump, great design.
Is there a reason the skimmer compartment is after the refugium? My sump is the same flow pattern, however I sometimes think the flow through the skimmer then refugium before return could benefit pod growth. Just curious?
Rick

Skimmin
10-22-2014, 11:36 PM
Wow thats a really intricate sump! Nice work.

reefwars
10-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Like the sump, great design.
Is there a reason the skimmer compartment is after the refugium? My sump is the same flow pattern, however I sometimes think the flow through the skimmer then refugium before return could benefit pod growth. Just curious?
Rick

IME theres not a pump in the world that can chew pods up , amphipods maybe but not copepods

i use to see them in my skimmer and reactors constantly so im sure they make it through as they got in there:)

thanks guys for the compliments more to come soon:)

tang daddy
10-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Nice work guys, can't wait to see this up and running. Plus 2 on a custom sump, like how you've set up ato and dosing compartments in it aswell.

Out of curiousity what does a sump like this cost?

reefwars
10-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Nice work guys, can't wait to see this up and running. Plus 2 on a custom sump, like how you've set up ato and dosing compartments in it aswell.

Out of curiousity what does a sump like this cost?

thanks man we love the sump and i could have went a bit more crazy but this is all i really needed for this setup :)

sump was about $300 and runs completely quiet and bubble free:)

ive done sumps that make this look basic and simple , some of the crazy designs we have came up with customers have kept me on my toes lol :)


more to come!!

Misses.ReefWars
10-24-2014, 12:11 AM
ok time to get the water lines on the island and waterfall and to fill this with water and take it for a test drive:)


for the island we were going to use 1/4" tubing but after going through all the trouble to install it all even hooked up to a mag 9 couldn't push water through it , an option was to use a dosing pump but they don't have a lot of flow so....we had to go with a slightly larger tubing at 3/8" diameter

the lines are fed via a " tee " off the jebao 12000 and there are three lies in total for the island and one line for the water fall , this way by using a large return pump we had some extra umfff and set the flow rate properly:)

once the lines were figured out we used some small pieces of pukani to cover them up and then some fijicrete and sand to hide it and make it not so notciable:)

you can also get a better view of the epoxy basins we made for the island:)

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0254_zpsaf49d106.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0254_zpsaf49d106.jpg.html)

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one line we decided to not have a basin and flows down into the water line:

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t599/conceptaquariums_denny/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0284_zps2076e279.jpg (http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/conceptaquariums_denny/media/40g%20island%20build/pics%20for%20journal%2040%20g%20island/0284_zps2076e279.jpg.html)


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waterline neatly hidden down the backside of the island:)

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it works:)

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Misses.ReefWars
10-24-2014, 12:17 AM
water in to see how the levels all lined up:)

video of the fill:

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pics:

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had to add a small piece to the waterfall as the drop to waterline was to much and created noisee and bubbles:)

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Misses.ReefWars
10-24-2014, 09:49 PM
ok so fast forward through our cycle and we have a rough finished look , even a few first tester corals from our prop systems:)

light has now been mounted above and about this time hooked our doser to automate additives:)

we have been carbon dosing vinegar since the first day water was added and have had no measurable No3 or P04 and to this day am still on my first batch of gfo :)

gotta love nipping it in the butt right out the gate:)

tank is being dosed 40ml of %5 white vinegar throughout a 24 hr period:)


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pay no attention to the ugly koralias there are rplaced by 2 x jebao rw-4 shortly:)

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getting close to where we are today , tank still has a lot of corals to add but is coming along nicely :)

we will post our stocking plans here next for corals and fish

thanks for following!!

lastlight
10-24-2014, 11:10 PM
great job guys i love the look of that.

reefwars
10-25-2014, 12:28 AM
ok so stocking plans:)


we have quite an extensive collection of zoanthids so the idea is to populate the island right at the water line with all our collector zoanthids , some sps and a few other frags :)

below the waterfall and bottom section of the island will be mostly lps with a few zoanthids mixed in:)

fish/shrimp so far we have :

2 x clown gobys
2 x neon gobies
1 x sailfin blenny
1 x sunburst anthias
2 x cleaner shrimp
1 x halloween crab



we would like to still add:

more cleaner shrimp ( 2 more)
some more clown gobies ( 2 more )
my pair of trojan clownfish ive had for years
my citron goby



coral list so far that we have:


too many zoanthids to list lol ( 150+ types)
large golden torch ( 6 heads)
metallic green octospawn
metallic green wall hammer
black torch ( hehe )
green tip octospawn ( wall )
ausiie warpaint scolymia
dragon soul favia ( x 2 )
25 ultra florida rics ( 100 more coming !)
large green and white flower anemone
favias ( green/red, toxic, black eye favia )
white polyp toadstool
orange clove polyps
large acan lord ( red and blue)
4 x chalices ( tubbs alien eye , alien eye , meltdown , cotton candy )
large blastmussa colonie ( 40 heads-purple and green )
gorgonians ( ORA grube, purple frilly , corky etc)
NPS gorgonian - menella sp. ( red with yellow polyps)
golden scroll coral
yellow fiji leather
australian lobo ( very nice)
cluster of red mushrooms
green and teal symphyllia
joker australomussa ( green and purple )
colony of aussie duncans


sps:

RR red diablo
ponape birdsnest
birds of paradise
pink birdsnest
joe the coral
blue tenuis
tyree pink lemonade
bali green slimer
orange setosa
a few RR wilds as well :)

inverts :5" ultra tahitian clam from reefraft





quick wish list:


master scoly
some australian dendros
orange elegance
red or blue gigantea carpet anemone
rainbow chalice
some more RR sig sps
rainbow welsophyllia
rainbow australomussa


plus im sure a lot more:)


up next , pics on where we are today as well how it all looks now :)

stay tuned!!

reefwars
10-30-2014, 01:51 AM
and some pics of where we are today


still lots to add but we will post pics as we go along


enjoy!!


some fts:


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next up some close ups in and around:)

reefwars
10-30-2014, 01:53 AM
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reefwars
10-30-2014, 01:55 AM
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reefwars
10-30-2014, 01:57 AM
some tops downs:

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reefwars
10-30-2014, 01:59 AM
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reefwars
10-30-2014, 02:05 AM
and heres a video we took of how the tank looks at the moment:)

enjoy!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raiJ-48C0Ic&feature=youtu.be

eli@fijireefrock.com
10-30-2014, 02:26 AM
its amazing how different taking a video from pictures as it shows the better details of the build.
And of course love the filling of corals

monza
10-30-2014, 03:40 AM
It's really coming along, looks great. I wonder if there is like a beach crab or a plant or something you could add to the above water line exposed rocks might be another level of reef??

reefwars
10-30-2014, 03:42 AM
It's really coming along, looks great. I wonder if there is like a beach crab or a plant or something you could add to the above water line exposed rocks might be another level of reef??

There is indeed I'll have more on that later but the top has some big plans we still have mangroves to add as well:)

Thanks guys camera sucks at picking up the tanks beauty:)

monza
10-30-2014, 03:53 AM
Mangroves came to mind but I thought they'd get to tall? Looking forward to what's coming.

(My zoos are all rocking, thanks again!)

reefwars
10-30-2014, 04:32 AM
Mangroves came to mind but I thought they'd get to tall? Looking forward to what's coming.

(My zoos are all rocking, thanks again!)

Hey buddy , glad you like the zoas we got some cool ones coming to add to the collection and the display :)

If they anything like my mangroves I have now it's been 2 years and I'm at about a foot lol I have some ideas for the mangroves and if they become to tall I can trim them off , I did that with the ones I have now prob why they wont grow fast lol

:)

tang daddy
10-30-2014, 06:12 PM
Wow nice build, filled it fast too. Can't wait to see the tank mature....
Great job!

kien
11-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Finally getting around to catching up with this thread. WOW. That's looking killer ! Love the bromie aquascape !

Misses.ReefWars
11-06-2014, 06:18 PM
starting to get the bulk of our goods in there , we still have some arranging to do but here's some updated pics just after adding our clams and some more livestock:)


fish list :

2 x clown gobies
2 x neon gobies
sailfin blenny
2 x trojan picasso clowns
3 x adult mated trio of pajama cardinals
1 x citron goby
1 x heniocus




enjoy:)


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once we finish arranging some things we shoot some more pics we still have alot to add lol :)

Misses.ReefWars
11-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Finally getting around to catching up with this thread. WOW. That's looking killer ! Love the bromie aquascape !

good timing we just did a quick update :)



thanks kien!

Ryanerickson
11-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Great looking tank mr. and Mrs. Reefwars 😃

Misses.ReefWars
11-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Great looking tank mr. and Mrs. Reefwars 😃

thank you, we are fully enjoying it :mrgreen::mrgreen:

lastlight
11-06-2014, 08:09 PM
looks awesome love the floating scolly. your gridwork frag layout on the floor will get randomized? your photos have improved a bunch too =)

a little clip showing the water falling in would be sweet hint hint...

Misses.ReefWars
11-06-2014, 08:16 PM
forgot our 1x tailspot blenny lol :redface:

Misses.ReefWars
11-06-2014, 08:19 PM
looks awesome love the floating scolly. your gridwork frag layout on the floor will get randomized? your photos have improved a bunch too =)

a little clip showing the water falling in would be sweet hint hint...


ahh i am on to you ;P as for the frag layout that's denny's beautiful work :lol: soon enough we will have them glued randomly onto the rock work hehe

JDigital
11-09-2014, 10:38 PM
Looks awesome guys! You did a great job with it!

Misses.ReefWars
11-13-2014, 01:48 AM
hey everyone:)

a little video we took :) its really starting to get full :mrgreen:

so we have 100 ricordias florida arriving tomorrow for the front as well this weekend we really start to fill in the top of the island with our zoas:)

enjoy everyone:)


cheers

video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mtEJX54CwM&list=UUWM64MlYISqTEXU_Zqv-P9g

FishyFishy!
11-13-2014, 02:55 AM
Private Video?

kien
11-13-2014, 03:49 AM
Private Video?

That's exactly the kind we like around here!

.. wait, what are we talking about ?

FishyFishy!
11-13-2014, 03:56 AM
That's exactly the kind we like around here!

.. wait, what are we talking about ?


BAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

reefwars
11-13-2014, 04:38 PM
haha fixed :mrgreen::mrgreen:

enjoy:)

reefwars
11-23-2014, 06:19 PM
Took some pics over the weekend and we will post them in the next few days but tank is on cruise control , our large maxima the one that had pinched mantle seems to have made a full recovery and back to his normal self after a few fresh water baths. All our gorgs we added have now finished doing there shedding from going to a new system and look great:)

A little while ago we had a mishap with the doser and I put the wrong cap on the vinegar bottle instead of an A I put a V on the Alk bottle so I thought it was vinegar ...stupid me set it up and was dosing Alk on a vinegar schedule while another pump was dosing Alk on its reg schedule , dkh went to 14 before we caught it but is now back down and problem rectified . We got a little stn on a couple acros but that has stopped so could have been worse :)

We are going to be finishing the cabints over Xmas which we are going to be doing I think in stone if not some sort of tile :)

Funny enough the loudest part of the system and the only thing that can even be heard is the jebao dc pump even on speed 3 it drives me nuts lol the enclosing of the stand should help though:)

Will post pics soon as well another video:)

FishinGoalie
11-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Just read threw the whe thread and that is so AWESOME i love the idea of a waterfall. Just wondering if you have problems with crabs and snails climbing out?

Maybe i can come take a peak at it sometime soon and get some more corals as well :)

Looking Great Ruth and Denny :p

reefwars
11-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Glad you like it little buddy , so far we only have a Halloween hermit he stays down low but all the snails hang out of water all day which has been working great at keeping both the waterfall and island clean :) none on the floor yet but everyone keeps asking if the snails are OK out of water and I say they found their way there themselves lol


Swing by anytime buddy and check it all out , calgary should host a tank tours I'd gladly showoff the waterfall tank and zoanthids beds for anyone who would like to see them:)

FishinGoalie
11-23-2014, 09:07 PM
Glad you like it little buddy , so far we only have a Halloween hermit he stays down low but all the snails hang out of water all day which has been working great at keeping both the waterfall and island clean :) none on the floor yet but everyone keeps asking if the snails are OK out of water and I say they found their way there themselves lol


Swing by anytime buddy and check it all out , calgary should host a tank tours I'd gladly showoff the waterfall tank and zoanthids beds for anyone who would like to see them:)

Awesome ill see what my plans are for this week :)

reefwars
11-27-2014, 01:03 AM
tank is crusing along well :)


lost our bannerfish though which wasnt a big surprise ive never had much luck with them before but was hoping it would be diff but alas it was not:(


as well our squamosa over the last week has been shut down , i couldnt figure out why but was home most of the day today and found out the issue ....turns out our pair of neon gobies are eating him , they are attacking him every five mins so ill have to set up a small trap and get the little buggers out its not worth losing $800 in clams for $40 in fish lol

on the plus side our large maxima tear drop on the right of the tank has recovered fully from the pinched mantle after some freshwater baths , and the gobies dont seem to be interested yet i the maximas only the squammie lol


here are some pics , i need to invite someone over that has a better camera than my s5 does but till then it gets the job done:) (kien!!!)

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Misses.ReefWars
12-15-2014, 07:09 PM
things are doing well , we added the rest of our ricordias puts us at close to 100 shrooms lol as well we added a very large sebae anemone to the family :) had to move the tube anemone to the back in the dark to make room for the sebae:)


rock is becoming covered in coraline and everything is healing nicely from the dosing going awol

still at 40mls of vinegar and no readable nitrates or phosphates , still on original batch of gfo and the tank has only seen a couple water changes:)


flow is a bit of a bitch but we are working on it , still have the koralia in there until we decide what top do :)


here are some pics and a video coming once it loads:)


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all blues on :

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Zoaelite
12-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Ruth I'm still in love with this tank, that being said your photos don't do the tank justice! Colors are SO much more vivid in real life.

When I come over next to grab another frag pack I will bring the Canon!

Misses.ReefWars
12-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Ruth I'm still in love with this tank, that being said your photos don't do the tank justice! Colors are SO much more vivid in real life.

When I come over next to grab another frag pack I will bring the Canon!

100% agreed!!! Sitting in front of it zoning into all the beautiful colours and movement aren't captured as well in photos even in videos, I think most reefers will agree to this:lol:

Oooeee please do bring along the canon, we could sure use your photography expertise ;ppp

reefwars
12-15-2014, 08:24 PM
we took a video of the tank enjoy :)


video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7a2KloYg_c&feature=youtu.be

lastlight
12-16-2014, 12:11 AM
i'm going to have to swing by for some zoas one of these days so i can see this in person. love the amount of awesome you've crammed in there.

Kellyscoral
12-16-2014, 06:28 AM
Wow - your tank is absolutely gorgeous.

Misses.ReefWars
12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
thanks guys :mrgreen:

Misses.ReefWars
12-30-2014, 05:29 AM
Tank is doing well , we added some more stuff over Xmas mainly inverts but some corals as well :) we still have more inverts to add But we're running out of room the rest of the tank will most likely be filled with zoanthids here and there.

Here is where we roughly are now for tanks inhabitants :)

Current Livestock list for tank

Inverts:

4 x cleaner shrimp
1 x blood shrimp
1 x Pom Pom crab
1 x anemone shrimp
20 x blue leg hermits
1 x emerald crab
6 x feather dusters
1 x Halloween hermit
1 x large sebae anemone
3 x maxima clams
1 x squamosa clam
1 x green and white rock flower anemone
1 x tube anemone
1 x fromia starfish



Corals

Dragon soul welshyllia
Orange setosa
Numerous zoanthids
Neon octospawn
Neon wall hammers x 2
Misc photosynthetic gorgonians
Florida ricordias (est 100)
Orange leptastrea
Misc acros
Aussie Duncan's
None green bubble coral
Warpaint Aussie scoly
Australian ultra lobos
Indo orange lobos
Red mushrooms
Misc chalices
Misc favias
Green and purple blastomussa
4 heads fathead dendro
1 head rhizo
1 multicolor Yuma mushroom
White tipped toadstool
Yellow Fiji leather
Golden scroll coral
Misc acans
Orange cloves
Pulsing Xenia


Fish list

Pair of Trojan Picasso clownfish
Mated trio of adult pajama cardinals
Citron goby
Tailspot blenny

We made a Video last night of the tank and will post it next as well as some new pics in the next little bit:)

Misses.ReefWars
12-30-2014, 05:30 AM
Here is a video of the tank that we took last night , this is just off our cell but will have to do :)

Enjoy!!

Video here : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=llvlKZcayzg

lastlight
12-30-2014, 06:44 AM
that looks so naturally lit it's awesome. i'd never guess this was a new setup it's got a rich, mature look already.

love the euphyllia pile and the floating scoly.

must also be nice to have the world's most hyperactive cardinal :lol:

Skimmer Juice
12-30-2014, 05:05 PM
MMMM floating scollies:hail:

Cody
12-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Very cool! I enjoyed catching up on this thread, looks incredible!

reefwars
12-31-2014, 01:59 AM
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reefwars
12-31-2014, 02:01 AM
that looks so naturally lit it's awesome. i'd never guess this was a new setup it's got a rich, mature look already.

love the euphyllia pile and the floating scoly.

must also be nice to have the world's most hyperactive cardinal :lol:

thanks buddy , i could trade some zoas for pics lol stupid cell pics are ruingin it all lol

MMMM floating scollies:hail:


mmmmm doughnut!

Very cool! I enjoyed catching up on this thread, looks incredible!

glad you like it buddy , looks much better in person and was a fun build :) debating on a sps theme tank next hehe ;)

Madreefer
12-31-2014, 04:38 AM
Looks pretty cool. Does it smell though?

reefwars
12-31-2014, 04:43 AM
Looks pretty cool. Does it smell though?

Thanks man , we get asked that a lot but it doesn't at all I even asked guest to tell me if it did as I figured I slowly got use to it lol
But the verdict is it doesn't :)

One major design flaw on my part though , corals at waters surface look cool but only until your return pump dies while your at work xmas eve , corals were in the air all day we didn't lose anything really but did get me to think about getting the controller hooked up to it.

Madreefer
12-31-2014, 04:59 AM
Thanks man , we get asked that a lot but it doesn't at all I even asked guest to tell me if it did as I figured I slowly got use to it lol
But the verdict is it doesn't :)

One major design flaw on my part though , corals at waters surface look cool but only until your return pump dies while your at work xmas eve , corals were in the air all day we didn't lose anything really but did get me to think about getting the controller hooked up to it.

Yea but in that really big fish tank the tide goes in and out and corals are subjected to air and that big bright light:lol: they all survive

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-31-2014, 05:01 AM
And I thought my tank was overcrowded. Based on today's pics, I can double my corals and still be okay. Good to know.

Looks totally awesome, btw.

Anthony

reefwars
12-31-2014, 10:50 PM
And I thought my tank was overcrowded. Based on today's pics, I can double my corals and still be okay. Good to know.

Looks totally awesome, btw.

Anthony

Thanks Anthony :)

We are trying to group corals based on knowing how they act and grow , for example the scoly and lobos only have feeders on the large polyp and are small at less than an inch , it would take a few years for these pieces to grow into each other and the feeders currently only have access to the bottom or skeleton of the piece above it .

I worry about the bubble as it almost touches the scoly but I only had the bubble fight with it the first day it was in , since then it doesn't see it as a threat most likely because of the angle and flow direction , this will likely change as the bubble grows large and fast though so at any given time the scoly can come off its glue and small tower.

We're going to fill in the gaps tonight with zoanthids and then we want to finish off the stand skirting And doser shelf in the next couple of weeks .

Got some good news last night as I noticed that the pink lemonade acro has covered its base and colors are almost back , this is the first real signs of improvement since dosing too much Alk thinking it was vinegar so I may add back more sps , right now it's only a couple acros and a montipora setosa in there the rest are patiently waiting and healing in the frag tank lol

Also finally got confirmation that our Pom Pom crab is still alive and doing well found it's cave last night Under a chalice and until now she's remained pretty elusive lol even snapped a blurry pic lol

Happy new years everyone!!!


Denny and Ruth :)

Howie
01-16-2015, 04:53 AM
Awesome looking tank guys. I can't wait to be able to start stocking ours lol. And thanks for all the help so far Denny and the rest of the guys from concept.

mufflerfist
01-18-2015, 02:17 PM
Great job guys.. sooo jealous :)

Misses.ReefWars
01-23-2015, 07:18 PM
Great job guys.. sooo jealous :)

thanks alot glad you enjoyed , we are going to update here shortly with new pics:mrgreen:

reefwars
01-28-2015, 05:58 PM
little late on the update but here goes:)

over the last while we added a bunch more inverts so our list now includes cleaner shrimps(6), anemone crabs(2), anemone shrimp(3) , harlequin serpent star(1) , fromia sea star(1), candy pistol shrimp(1) , blue legged hermits(20) , emerald crabs(1) ,halloween hermit(1) , pom pom crab(1)....plus more im sure im forgetting lol



the problem was though as nice as it is having shrimps running around with no fear of predators they were picking on the clams and just about anything else that moves lol

we dealt with this for a while but the clams were getting worse so......


enter the guard dogs!!!


we added a full grown pair of scott's fairy wrasses


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so now the shrimp are in hiding...caves, ledges etc. not as active but the reef overall appreciates it and these two seem to show no interest in the shrimps and are the show fish of the tank (damn costly lol)



we added a large sebae anemone a while ago but was hit or miss one day it would attach the next it wouldn't , after killing the flow for a few weeks we decided to pull the bugger out so that space is now empty and we are debating on doing an acan garden in that spot or reserving it for something else down the road lol


we haven't added much for corals but a few more zoanthids around the top :)

we are fully stocked for fish atm

3 x full grown pj cardinals
2 x trojan clownfish
1 x citron goby
1 x sailfin blenny
1 x baby kole tang
2 x scotts fairy wrasses



here are some pics of how it sits today , we finally did another water change last night of 5g to freshen things up a bit.

water results have stayed consistent and still no measurable po4 or no3 and this is even with me babysitting 9 fish in my sump, no new gfo as of lately either.


tank is maturing on schedule and without a hitch :)


pics:


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will post some full tank shots here next :)


hope you enjoy!!


ruth and denny:)

reefwars
01-28-2015, 06:01 PM
and some full tank shots , a mix of blues and whites :)


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Myka
01-29-2015, 02:54 AM
Looks great!

reefwars
01-29-2015, 03:01 AM
Looks great!

Thanks mindy :)

Not bad for a tank that's all dry rock lol we still have plenty of zoanthids to add we're doing that part slowly polyp by polyp but it's getting full :) we are maxed out on fish but do plan on some more inverts (porcelain crabs, some more anemone shrimp etc)

Overall though we have had prctiacally no issues with this tank and everything is getting along fairly well:)

Over the next little while we are going to finish the stands exterior as well I need to make a mesh cover somehow for the guard dogs (big jumpers)

Once this is done I guess we will have to walk away for a year to let it fill in tightly or set up another lol kinda wish We went 36 x 36 or 48 x 48............


Hmmmm I wonder if a larger upgrade would fly so soon lol



Hmmmm...


Hmm..


Hm


I want to lol:mrgreen:

Howie
01-29-2015, 03:10 AM
Great looking pics, I am still loving the waterfall idea.

reefwars
01-29-2015, 03:17 AM
Great looking pics, I am still loving the waterfall idea.

Thanks Ian buddy , you guys will have to come check it out In person soon, I've actually been thinking about setting up a tank tours for Calgary maybe have a large group of people go and see calgarys best setups on certain days ....would be cool and I'm sure I know a few nice reefs to nominate (kien!!!)

I could do the zoanthid systems and the waterfall tank in one shot:)

That's another story though lol

Cheers buddy

Denny

Howie
01-29-2015, 03:20 AM
Lol we would love to come check it out sometime, pick up some zoas maybe as well. Haha just need a day off sometime.

Misses.ReefWars
02-05-2015, 12:42 AM
we took some random top down shots last night with the flow off :)


enjoy!!!

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reefwars
02-28-2015, 04:46 AM
Time for a quick update :)



I have recently had both my gfo and carbon reactors clog (no surprise there lol) and we were getting some cyano but with a quick net mod to the tlf it's now almost impossible to clog and cyano disappeared as soon as they were back online.

We have increased our vinegar dose by 10mls a day and so far so good

We Have a mystery on our hands , shrimps are disappearing exoskeleton and all , it's either the pistol shrimp doing it or the Scott's fairy wrasse , theres no visable signs of anything what so ever and the tank is too small to hide ....the missing shrimp are small like sexy shrimp, anemone shrimps and a single small cleaner shrimp. The wrasse I've been watching like a hawk and it doesn't seem like he's interested at all in them but the pistol is elusive and is never seen only heard lol it's one of those two for sure

We added a cool little goby , a flaming prawn goby he's cryptic and isn't out much and about 1/4" to 1/2" in size , he has found the fire shrimp and lives side by side just doesn't come into the light so I have a crappy video I managed to take but does show him as well we took some pics in a white dish before adding him to the tank :)

Still having an issue with all the shrimps in the system picking at the clams , the wrasse works great at night but he's a 9 to 5 fish and night is when play time begins so its Time to find a night time worker :)

Finally lost the large blue maxima clam , after several fresh water dips for pinched mantle he would look ok then not the next week , the shrimps picked him to a stress point when I finally pulled it you can tell when it's time :(

Mot much room for corals anymore but We added some more dendro colonies to the dark area where the clam was sitting as well I've been adding some zoas around top and here and there :)


Wll post an up to date video tomorrow as well some fts pics we took :)

Cheers

Denny and Ruth

WarDog
02-28-2015, 07:17 AM
Sorry to hear about the shrimps and clam :cry:

Could you possibly tell me what this mushroom is called?

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reefwars
02-28-2015, 02:22 PM
Certainly can buddy , that is a rainbow Yuma that I can't get a picture of to save my life lol

reefwars
03-11-2015, 11:49 PM
some close up pics:)


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03-11-2015, 11:50 PM
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Skimmer Juice
03-11-2015, 11:56 PM
those ricordias are looking very colorful , you two have done a great job on that tank

lastlight
03-12-2015, 12:03 AM
agreed i love the ric blanket in there. my own tank is doing quite well yet my two struggling rics have been about the size of a pencil eraser head for months. any thoughts as to why rics aren't doing well for me?

reefwars
03-12-2015, 12:15 AM
agreed i love the ric blanket in there. my own tank is doing quite well yet my two struggling rics have been about the size of a pencil eraser head for months. any thoughts as to why rics aren't doing well for me?

put them in lower light and lower flow , in strong lighting or strong flow they shrink down to a dime or smaller;) problem is you risk color loss in lower lighting but none the less there's a happy medium:)

Howie
10-07-2015, 01:06 AM
How's the tank doing guys?? Miss the updates lol