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    Project cube is here

    The main build is pretty much finished

    As you can see below the lights are in place and fully programmed to the GHL, in fact the Profilux has pretty much full control of every aspect of the tank. This weekend I will do a review of what is controlled, how it is controlled and screen shots of programmed software pages.

    The hanging kit was custom made by Chris (Boboxx) I have to thank him for the amazing job he did of this and also of course the quality stand.

    The pump debate actually produced a huge oversight on my part, I guess running a business and also trying to do a tank build made me lose my head. I forgot the most important element and that was to at least have a flow rate to match the skimmers requirements and I was WAY short of that, this has lead to not enough draw from the surface of the water to stop bio film, so i now have a suitable balanced tunze coming that will draw 500L and hour at 1.5 meters, perfect for the skimmer and tank, thanks to Phil at Xenia for shipping it so fast.

    The photos below show the lights aon about 60% at this time as they are slowly dimming for the evening. As you can see they are mega bright and need to be throttled right back. If you are looking for ultimate light control then seriously get these units. The ProfiLux cloud simulation is amazing also, I have it set to 25% and 50% dimming at random.

    Here are some pics





    Posted 03/18/2010 at 04:41 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Posted 03/14/2010 at 05:07 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Busy weekend,

    Water in - Check
    sand in - Check
    GHL fully set up - Check
    creation of worlds largest wiring tangle - Check (hey gimme time i will clean it up )
    Premium Fiji in Place - Check - Thanks Ottawa Inverts for the cleanest LR I have ever seen

    I am awaiting a new prob bracket from Chris, then the sump will not look like a bowl of string

    pH - 8.08
    Salinity - 51.8mS and rising
    Redox - 177mV (target = 300mV)
    Temp - 28 degrees C

    Rest not worth measuring yet, let the tank settle a bit
    Posted 03/14/2010 at 05:07 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    So i spent the day in and out of hardware stores, and came up with this, it is a work in progress as you can see the lamps need to come forward by about 1 1/4" but that is eaily resolved.

    Chris at Ai said the lamps need to be 6-8" above the surface for a 24" tank so will adjust these up once I have water in the tank

    here are the prototype pics





    Maybe that will give some other users some ideas
    Posted 03/04/2010 at 07:23 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Just add water! I have now run the RO line up through the central air ductwork and to the tank. The slow fill begins.

    Posted 03/03/2010 at 05:50 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    If you want a sump built - Talk to Christian (Boboxx) take a look at this workmanship! Probe holders built in!



    Yep its a squeeze alright!

    Posted 03/03/2010 at 05:49 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Somone has been busy



    Posted 03/03/2010 at 05:49 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Posted 03/02/2010 at 04:50 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Like the stand?



    Posted 03/02/2010 at 04:50 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    So its build time wahoo

    The tank arrived in one piece from Miracle aquariums in Toroto Canada, fantastic job, well made and all edges as they should be, the drill holes are really smooth too, not a single nick

    All drains and returns are bonded in, and the stand pipe put together


    Posted 03/02/2010 at 04:49 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
    Updated 03/02/2010 at 05:28 PM by AQD_ottawa
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    Project cube is here

    Completed stand minus door handle but with the brackets for the Ai. These are 18" above the tank height (which is 24") to give good working clearance.



    And the sump plus ProfiLux controller shelf

    Posted 02/28/2010 at 03:29 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    So here is the main equipment layout

    Posted 02/25/2010 at 06:23 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Update on stand



    If you want an amazing be-spoked tank cabinet talk to Boboxx (Christian)

    Stand and sump ships to me Monday from Chris
    Tank ships Monday from Miracles

    Then the fun begins
    Posted 02/25/2010 at 12:02 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Well today i received the Bubble magus BM150pro skimmer.

    First impressions - Absolutley mind blowing amazing quality!! Even the finest details eveything is so well machined every attention to detail has been thought of here.

    Yes we are the Master distributors for Bubble magus, but we do not take on rubbish products and those companies that charge an earth for a skimmer better watch out, bubble magus have it spot on in quality concept and price!

    Some pics of course -

    I took this one so you get an idea of size







    More after the weekend
    Posted 02/19/2010 at 03:46 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Posted 02/15/2010 at 03:08 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Custom cabinet update.

    Just waiting for staining and door now





    Posted 02/15/2010 at 03:06 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    The stand is now taking shape

    Posted 02/12/2010 at 12:33 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Project cube is here

    Little update



    Now we shall see what these Ai bad boys can do!
    Posted 02/12/2010 at 12:09 PM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Fauna Marin Something For Everyones System

    Water Conditioners.

    Fauna marin have a long line of water conditioners, here we will jsut sample a few.

    Ultra Power Phos

    Ultra Power-Phos is a new wet Iron-hydroxide based adsorber which safely removes silicates and phosphates from the aquarium. The pollutants are bound to the surface of Ultra Power-Phos and will not be released again.
    Ultra Power-Phos can maintain very low nutrient concentrations in your tank. Unwanted Algae growth will be stopped and corals will show their natural colours.

    Instructions and Dosing recommendation:
    Please do all changes in the aquarium carefully and slowly. Start with 100 ml per 300 L of water. After 5 days the dose can be increased up to 150 ml per 300 L of water. Never use more than 200 ml for 300 L of water.
    To obtain best results and maximize adsorbtion efficiency, place the material between two layers of filter wool or use a fluidized-bed-reactor.
    Check phosphate concentration regularly with reliable test kits, e.g. from Salifert, Macherey & Nagel, or Merck / Rowa.
    Do NOT use UltraPowerPhos in tanks that already have very low phosphate concentrations.
    If phosphate concentrations start to increase again, exchange UltraPowerPhos for fresh material.
    UltraPowerPhos is suitable for fresh and seawater. The material can warm up when getting wet for the first time. The red colouration of the water is caused by the fine dust attached to the adsorber. It is not harmful and vanishes quickly. Do NOT rinse the adsorber before use.

    Ultra-Phos is a new aluminium based adsorber which safely removes phosphates and humic substances from the aquarium. The pollutants are bound to the surface of Ultra Power-Phos and will not be released again.
    Ultra Power-Phos can maintain very low nutrient concentrations in your tank. Unwanted Algae growth will be stopped and corals will show their natural colours.

    Keep away from children.
    Not to be used for animals used for food production.
    Do not inhale, do not swallow.
    Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

    Instructions and Dosing recommendation
    Please do all changes in the aquarium carefully and slowly. Start with 50 gr per 200 L / 50 gal. of water. After 14 days the dose can be increased up to 100 gr per 200 L / 50 gal. of water, do NOT overdose!
    Check phosphate concentration regularly with reliable test kits, e.g. from Salifert, Macherey & Nagel, or Merck/Rowa.

    In case the PO4 level starts to increase again, exchange Ultra-Phos for fresh material. Do not use more than 100 g (3.5 oz) per 200 L (50 gal). We recommend to place the material in a filter chamber with high flow, only there it will provide its maximum performance.
    In case of extremely low PO4 levels and non-detectable Nitrate levels Ultra-Phos should not be used.
    Ultra-Phos is extremely strong and suitable for tanks with a high nutrient load. Ultra-Phos also removes unwanted organic compounds and yellowness. In tanks with high organic load (yellowish water) it may take a little while before the PO4 reduction becomes measurable. This is a normal process, you will notice the color change of the Ultra-Phos from white to yellow and the much clearer water in the aquarium.
    For a slower adsorption rinse the filled filter bag with osmotic water before use. To obtain best results and maximize adsorbtion efficiency, place the material between two layers of filter wool or use a fluidized-bed-reactor.
    In case you use the material in a fluidized bed reactor, please consider the much higher efficiency of the material. Reduce the amount of Ultra-Phos by 50 % and carefully control the flow through the filter.
    Ultra-Phos will become warm, when first immersed in water. Do not rinse the material.

    Available in 500ml 1000 ml/2000 ml and 5500 ml

    Ultra Life
    Ultra Life as a carrier material to feed amino acids to clams

    Mix a few drops of Ultramin S and Ultra-life and feed this to your Tridacna clams. You will be surprised to see the increase in coloration!

    UltraLife is a highly active natural clay mineral that adsorbs Nitrate, Nitrite, and Phosphates. The pollutants will be bound onto the mineral and can be removed by the skimmer.

    Its large surface area allows for easy colonization with bacteria. Its has a unique Ion-exchanger capacity. UltraLive efficiently binds ammonia, ammonium, prevents nitrite ad nitrate formation and reduces detritus. It removes unwanted yellowness and toxic substances. Ultralife increases the efficiency of the protein skimmer, especially when using food rich in fat, like SEAFAN or Ultramin F.

    Instruction for use and dosing recommendations

    Please do all changes in the aquarium slowly and carefully monitor the water quality!

    Mix 1 Teaspoon in 100 ml of Reverse Osmosis or de-ionized water. Shake well for 30 seconds before use. The normal dose of 10 ml for 40 L of water can be increased up to threefold. In newly established tanks or with freshly introduced fishes use twice the normal dose. In tanks with high No2-, NH3-, NH4- concentrations, use the fourfold dose daily until nutrient levels come down.

    UltraLife is a natural product that can be extremely helpful in many cases, it is NOT a substitute for regular water changes.

    Highly active natural clay mineral
    Binds ammonia, ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, Phosphate
    Removes unwanted yellowness and organic pollutants

    Ultra Carb-L
    Ultra-Carb L is an acitvated carbon specifically made for permanent and long-term use.

    Extremely pure, vapour-activated and pre-washed activated carbon for efficient removal of yellowness, turbidity and harmful toxins, essential for maintaining good water quality in any aquarium. Ultracarb is almost entirely free of phosphate and has an extremely high capacity. Ultracarb is specifically made for permanent and long-term use but should be exchanged every 30 days. Suitable for freshwater and marine aquaria, cleans the water without any negative side effects

    http://www.faunamarindirect.com/faun...nditioners.php

    We will add more items to this thread as they become available
    Posted 02/12/2010 at 10:41 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline
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    Fauna Marin Something For Everyones System

    Dedicated fish foods

    Over some years FM have developed a unique range of fish foods, all have their own use and need in your live stocks feeding requirements.

    The food range has a large range of ingredients way and above what you will find in many fish foods these days, developed to produce little to no waste thus not creating a nutrient over load.

    Marine Soft Shrimp
    Marine Soft Shrimp complete granular food is a new soft granular food for ornamental marine shrimps anf fish. It’s soft like natural plankton food and contains 10 % Aloe Vera, high omega-III fatty acids and over 1400 mg Astaxanthin. It is the best health and colour booster on the market.

    Ultra Wakeme

    Dietry supplement specific to Tangs

    High-grade food algae suitable for all vegetarian animals. A special procedure allows for the enrichment of ULTRA WAKAME+ with animal fats and proteins commonly lacking in algal foods. Feeding these algae makes it more nutritious for your animals. Fish commonly despising common fish food now find a well-balanced food source and become less susceptable for diseases.

    Ultra Marine Soft Spirulina
    Marine Soft Spirulina complete granular food is a new soft granular food for ornamental marine fish. Marine Soft Spirulina is soft like natural plankton foods an contains 10 % Aloe Vera and Spirulina, and is also perfect for algae eating fish.

    Ultra Health
    Supports the immunal system and strengthens the fishes. Ideal as an initial food after import, transport, or other stress situations.
    Ultra-Health is highly accepted, even by finicky eaters. It contains high concentrations of Omega-3-fatty acids, highly unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and herbal extracts, which are immediately and fully available to the fishes.

    Ultra-Marine Base
    Sole food for ornamental marine fish. High proteins, marine omegaIII fatty acids and our new FPS formula supports the health of your fish and boost their colors.

    CONTAINS:
    proteins 57%, oils 17%, fibre 1,0%, ash 9%, Vitamin A 130.000 I.E., Vitamin D3 600 I.E., Vitamin E 320 mg (Alphatocopherolacetat), B1 12 mg, B2 30 mg, B6 12 mg, B12 60 mcg, K3 24 mg, C protected 300 mg, Folsäure 2,4 mg, CA - D Pantothenat 60 mg, Nicotinsäure 180 mg, Biotin 30 mcg, Cholinchlorid 300 mg, Ethoxyquin, Propylgallat

    Ultra-Marine Base Colour
    Sole color food for ornamental marine fish. High proteins, marine omegaIII fatty acids and our new FPS formula supports the health of your fish and boost their power and colors.

    Ultra-Marine Base Energy
    Sole energy food for ornamental marine fish. High proteins, marine omega III fatty acids and our new FPS formula supports the health of your fish and boost their power and colors.

    CONTAINS:
    proteins 57%, oils 17%, fibre 1,0%, ash 9%

    SOLEFOOD:
    Beta glucane, Antiparasitika, Astaxanthin, Vitamin A 130.000 I.E., Vitamin D3 600 I.E., Vitamin E 320 mg (Alphatocopherolacetat), B1 12 mg, B2 30 mg, B6 12 mg, B12 60 mcg, K3 24 mg, C protected 300 mg, Folsäure 2,4 mg, CA - D Pantothenat 60 mg, Nicotinsäure 180 mg, Biotin 30 mcg, Cholinchlorid 300 mg, Ethoxyquin, Propylgallat

    Ultra Food Energizer
    Vitamin spray for applying to frozen food before feeding

    Many users take various foods and mix them together to make a daily dosing regime unique to their systems live stock, this is a great way of achieving affordable and noticeable results from using the FM food range.

    http://www.faunamarindirect.com/fauna-foods.php

    More product updates later
    Posted 02/12/2010 at 09:32 AM by AQD_ottawa AQD_ottawa is offline

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