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Old 12/05/2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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300 Gallon Miracles Aquarium

2 years into the hobby and now upgrading to my 300 gallon Reef Tank. It's made by Miracles Aquariums here in Canada. 84"x32"x27" with a 72"coast to coast external overflow box and Starphire front. 9 holes for returns and Oceans Motions closed loop system.

just unwrapped.


Just like Christmas!

Short video of the delivery.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EBPXXJ1r2Y

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Old 12/05/2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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Nice tank - we'll be watching your progress!


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Old 12/05/2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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Beautiful tank - enjoy and looking forward to the build!


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Old 12/05/2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Following along


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Old 12/05/2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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That tank is sweeeeet!! Look forward to the build thread.


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Old 12/05/2010, 02:13 PM   #6
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tank looks awesome, liking the coast to coast external box a lot


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Old 12/05/2010, 08:33 PM   #7
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The Video has changed. http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HP5rEE5oCQ


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Old 12/12/2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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Nice tank - I am planning the same one, but about a foot shorter in length. With your coast-to-coast, did Miracle give you any other options for the overflow instead of the "teeth"? I thought I read somewhere on Bean Animals post to avoid the teeth if possible. I was currious of your thoughts on this.

Also, can you provide the dimensions for the external coast-to-coast and the diameter of the holes. Thanks!



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Old 12/12/2010, 07:00 PM   #9
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The coast to coast is 72"x6"x12" and the holes are 2" for 1.5" final plumbing.



The teeth are 2 inserts, the back of the tank was cut out 1.5"x72".


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Old 12/12/2010, 07:42 PM   #10
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Are the inserts necessary? Was this your design or Miracles?
Otherwise I guess the 1.5" cut in the back would need to be screened somehow to prevent animals gettting into the sump.
Great tank!


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Old 12/30/2010, 09:25 PM   #11
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New LED Lighting System from Rapid Led

Thank you Rapid Led for your great product and service and a BIG thank you to Rickets Reef on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I_5uh4R_QQ .

I ordered 120 LED's.

60 CREE XR-E Royal Blue 3W LED with 65 degree white Lenses.
60 CREE XP-G R5 Cool White also 65 degree white lenses.

10 Mean Well ELN-60-48D dimmable drivers so I can dimm them via my APEX controller.

8 Drilled and Tapped 4.25" x 9" Heat Sinks and 3 Drilled and Tapped 4.25" x 3.9" Heat Sinks.




I used Aluminium tubes to keep the heat sinks in place and to keep the weight down.
The dimensions of the setup are 78" x 15". I covered the LED rack with Plexiglass to keep water off.



I am running the LED's now on my old tank until I get the new one up and running I hope in the next 6-8 weeks.

The light is and will be perfect for the new tank.
The PAR readings are CRAZY!

Money well spent for sure!

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Old 12/30/2010, 10:00 PM   #12
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Wow really nice DIY led.. and wicked tank with all the perks and extras. Love it. Cant wait to see pics of the LED's over it


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Old 12/30/2010, 10:28 PM   #13
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look's like it is going to be a great build!!! Ill be tagging along.


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Old 12/30/2010, 10:33 PM   #14
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Liking it so far, could you please give more info, pics etc. of the LED setup?


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Old 12/31/2010, 03:46 PM   #15
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The Move!

Today was the BIG DAY! I/we are moving the tank into the house. I made a dolly for the tank to sit on so we can roll it from the garage into the walkout basement doors. In order for us to be able to lift the tank (700-750 lbs) I added rope with PVC tube handles on all 4 corners of the dolly.



We had to lift the tank 3-4 times so the tank would not get jolted.



First exiting the garage and lifting the tank over 1 step onto the patio and then over the door sill into the house. Then we rolled it into my fish/office room. Because the tank is 32"+6" wide I had to place it onto its front (27") so it would fit through the office door. Last lift was onto the stand.

DONE!



Behind and under the tank is a pondliner to keep everything dry, just in case!

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Old 12/31/2010, 04:00 PM   #16
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Nice tank! Following along on this one! What are you putting in it?


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Old 12/31/2010, 04:59 PM   #17
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Fish. LOL


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Old 12/31/2010, 05:37 PM   #18
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Fish. LOL
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Old 12/31/2010, 06:06 PM   #19
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WOW!!! nice lights system


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Old 01/01/2011, 11:40 AM   #20
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nice tank,subscribed


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Old 01/09/2011, 09:19 PM   #21
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Water sensor line

I have this on my old tank and will use it on the new one too.
You may find this useful for your setups?

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1958259

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Old 01/10/2011, 01:16 AM   #22
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I see that your DIY light uses 10 ELN Meanwells. Not sure how much research you did on DIY LED builds but there have been some significant concerns regarding using those numbers of ELN's. The reason is that they are not Power Factor Corrected and so there can be a large inrush of current when they turn on which can create "overheating" concerns on your house wiring.
I'm not an expert but I will be doing a large LED build soon and have been researching it a lot. I would encourage you to take a good look at the DIY LED build.


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Old 01/10/2011, 07:38 AM   #23
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Are you referring to the +1000 ma output to the LEDs? If so I have reduced output to 975 ma. I am also dimming them up and not just full on. Please post a link to the write-up about the problem.

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Old 01/10/2011, 07:49 AM   #24
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Old 01/10/2011, 09:48 AM   #25
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very nice DIY LED set up...


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