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Old 03/10/2017, 08:41 AM   #1
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New 1000g build

Hi
Been lurking for a while , love this site
But Havnt been overly active
So thought I would start a journal of our new 1000g build
We currently have a 400g well stocked mixed reef that's 2 yrs old
Fish ate growing fast and so is our addiction apparently.

New build
8.5 x 4.9 x 2.4 starfire peninsular
6 x 3.5 race track sump

Tank is due for delivery 7th of April
So not too far away
We decided to hopefully do things right the first time & have spent many months planning & purchasing

Will post as the build comes together

The first major hurdle is moving the 400g into another spot to make room for the new build
Am working in this happening in the next week or so m
Extremely stressful but hoping all goes well


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Old 03/10/2017, 07:07 PM   #2
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Interesting.

Increasing by 600g.

Using most of your existing equipment? Or just a few upgrades there? Return pump change? Estimated flow rate?


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Old 03/10/2017, 08:30 PM   #3
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Interesting.

Increasing by 600g.

Using most of your existing equipment? Or just a few upgrades there? Return pump change? Estimated flow rate?

The current set up has sold
Everything except the uv
So the new build is all new
We've purchased the Vectra 11,600
So full volume turn over will be roughly the same as we run now
3.5 times
Been extremely happy with the results on current set up so decided against change


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Old 03/10/2017, 08:33 PM   #4
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Can I ask where the tank is from, and what did you pay for it? I'm looking at having a tank similar just a little smaller built. You can pm me if you want to do it that way I'll understand


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Old 04/20/2017, 08:50 AM   #5
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She's in place
Very happy
Now just plumb fill


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Old 04/20/2017, 10:06 AM   #6
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are those 36 inch or 48 inch fixtures? Assuming 36 that's ~1000 watts of T5? 1300 if they're 4 footers?

Cool looking build anxious to see more about the lighting and other items you've chosen. Following along!


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Old 04/20/2017, 03:06 PM   #7
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tagging along..interesting build...


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Old 04/21/2017, 09:23 PM   #8
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Whos the tank builder?


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Old 04/22/2017, 02:57 AM   #9
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are those 36 inch or 48 inch fixtures? Assuming 36 that's ~1000 watts of T5? 1300 if they're 4 footers?

Cool looking build anxious to see more about the lighting and other items you've chosen. Following along!
The tank is 4'9 wide. So we chose the giesemann matrix dimitech
4 x 54w (4foot) 6 units & 5 full spectrum 54w led pulsars to run across the tank instead of length ways
The pulsars have been delayed in shipping

We have installed a linear actuator which lifts the complete lighting fixture to the roof allowing easy access when attending to maintenance
This has been installed & hidden within the roof cabity


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Old 04/22/2017, 02:59 AM   #10
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Interesting.

Increasing by 600g.

Using most of your existing equipment? Or just a few upgrades there? Return pump change? Estimated flow rate?
We have chosen the Vectra L1 11,600 return pump


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Old 04/22/2017, 03:01 AM   #11
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She's in & scaped



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Old 04/28/2017, 12:35 AM   #12
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Going to be awesome! Stalking


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Old 04/28/2017, 01:47 AM   #13
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Following along!


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Old 04/28/2017, 03:23 PM   #14
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You have a lot of good friends. I had trouble finding 2 people willing to help me lift my little 120


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Old 04/28/2017, 09:14 PM   #15
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Following. This should be great


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Old 04/29/2017, 08:27 AM   #16
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Old 05/01/2017, 05:18 PM   #17
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great size I love the dimensions. will be watching it grow.


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Old 05/03/2017, 11:21 PM   #18
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Big size, big project


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Old 05/13/2017, 10:30 AM   #19
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How'it goin ? Are you up and running with water yet ?

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Old 07/07/2020, 03:40 AM   #20
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Which tank manufacturer did you consider for large reef tank?


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Old 09/08/2020, 11:10 AM   #21
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Quite a project.


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Old 09/09/2020, 05:01 PM   #22
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thats a really cool tank. did you decide on all the gear yet?


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