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  1. Default 25 Gallon Cube Build


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    good morning to all,

    i finally got some time to start this thread. My wife wanted a tank in the bedroom, so with my tax return i went and bought a 25G reef Ready Cube made by marineland.

    Specs:
    tank: 25 Gallons
    Sump:10 Gallon(6-7 useable gallon space hoping anyway)
    Stand: DIY
    Lighting: AI SOL Super Blue
    controller: AI, hydor wave maker
    Flow: 1 425 koralia nano, 1 750 koralia- 600 GPH return pump
    Rock: 20-30 LBS live in tank- 10-15 in sump or DSB(not sure which)
    ATO: DIY auto top off
    Doseing equipment: 2 tom-aquatics aqua lifter's- on a 7 day timer, Cal in the Morning-Alk at night
    Skimmer: Yes

    Tank:
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    Stand Build:(few pics)
    Materials:
    Particle Board(i know the concerns)
    Glue
    Screws(30)
    Door trim

    all will be primed 2 coats(edges 4 coats), exterior grade paint, polyurethane coating for extra water protection (3 coats)
    the design is a knock off of the marineland stand- they also use the same material but the outside is laminated/vainer

    for giggles- 1977 Jig Saw by Craftsman(anyone else remember these- 10 yrs before my time)
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    My dad did want me to break it so he cut the door out(and 1977 jig saw still works lol)
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    Basic stand is built, just gotta add the fancy stuff
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    I will add the final pic when finished- the LED's arrive Thursday as well as my pump and filter socks, im hoping to have this up by my wife birth day on the 17th st. Patrick's day.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Hpimichael02; 03-11-2013 at 09:12 AM.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  2. #2

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this set-up come together

    Any thoughs on stocking yet ? Judging by the equipment, it looks like your setting up a reef tank
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. Default


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    yea there was debate about a FOWLR, but that would only so much and so little fits in the tank. so we decided to go mini reef, with mainly Montipora's and other LPS, and a few small colonies of zoas and palys. i cant wait for everything to get here.

    as for fish and CUC, not sure yet maybe a clown and some blenny's or firefish.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  4. Default


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    so i cant find anything about the overflow drain size- i got 1 1/4 but it screws on \only s few threads =- i should go bigger right ?> to 1 1/2"
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  5. Default


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    or it looks like i can add the pipe inside of the overflow outlets- top is 1" bottom is 3/4 could this work also if i glued the, in with PVC cement?

    i have never plumbed anything from a sink to a reef lol, so this is all new to me. any help would be great
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  6. #6

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    The below info can help with your plumbing

    http://www.reefaquarium.com/2012/aqu...umbing-basics/
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  7. Default


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    thanks cliff, that help out allot, ive test plumbed the tank and man it stinks when the drilled holes are right on top of each other.

    here are the pics- the only thing not included so far is my Unions for both out and return- not adding a ball valve because the over flow can handle 600GPH my pump is a taam rio 2100 which is 696 GPH but the GOH at the top of the head is about 375 GPH minus 100 GPH for the 45 degree elbows.

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    the tank and stand
    temporary_zps5efd32c6.jpg
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  8. Default


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    first mile stone has been reached-

    tank is full of water and the plumbing does not leak --- yessss im proud my first time :)

    got the light installed and realized that pvc wont do the job need the metal conduit - getting that tommorrw and then placing my rock and such -- so exciting

    my downfall is that according to thebox the taam rio 2100 will produce 375GPH up 4 ft not to mention the 45 elbows- it pumps out something close to 580gph
    Last edited by Hpimichael02; 03-21-2013 at 08:02 PM.
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

  9. #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02 View Post
    got the light installed and realized that pvc wont do the job need the metal conduit - getting that tommorrw and then placing my rock and such -- so exciting
    Are you planning to use metal conduit on your plumbing
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  10. Default


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    no just for the light fixture- to hang the Ai SOL
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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