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Hey fellas! some of you might know im actually downgrading my tank and this thread will be for my new tank. It's not a big downgrade, and to some extend its an upgrade as well. Here are the tank specs:

Tank size : 90x45x45 10mm Front crystal with Bean animal C2C Overflow made by CRA.

Sump tank : 60x40x45 6mm 2 compartment

Skimmer : Skimz Mini DC SN123

Lighting : Maxspect Razor 160w 16k + 2x24w T5

Return pump : Jebao DC 9000

Chiller : Hailea HS-66a

Substrate : CaribSea Fiji Pink 40lb

Wavemaker : Jebao Rw-8

After i cleared my old tank, i borrowed a blue FGT tub from a friend and transferred some zoas, SPS as well as 2 fishes (mandarin & Bi-color blenny) and also some leftover live rocks over and so far its been a week and all corals and fishes are doing well. The LR will be used to seed my new dried rocks and will be placed in the sump.

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As i said above, i will be using only treated dried rocks for my display. A total of 12kg Tonga + Tonga-like rocks were purchased, soaked in bleach & Vinegar and sun-dried.

These are the rocks

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Bought this from AM with their current promotion! they will be used to scape my rocks.

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My inspiration comes from Mr Kang's reef tank from korea.. Simply love the overhanging and floating look and will attempt to do a similar rockwork, though i do not have access to such beautiful rocks of his.. Im currently scaping the rocks and will do updates as and when i can!

Thanks for viewing!

EvolutionZ's Floating Reef:

(Decommed) EvolutionZ's 4ft shallow Mixed Reef Build :

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Forget it. You got no patience for such scape.

Thanks guys! @Harlequin, Yes i do have plans to do that, but not for preventing water splashing though.. right now i've tuned the overflow to be just slightly below the water level so it flows dow

Update: Today is Day 25, and its almost a month! Decided to upgrade to a bigger skimmer and got my self a Bubble Magus Curve 7, the curve 5 was my first initial choice but after researching

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Camping!

300Gallons of Pure Goodness! >Dimensions 6x2x2 (Foot)

1: Maxspect 160 Watt qty-2

2: Vortech MP 40 Wes

3:Jaebao WP40 qty-2

3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

R2R forum->>>http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/photography-forum/154896-ashwins-reefing-photography.html

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I will be camping here waiting for your new build

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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Wow nice. Another bean animal overflow from CRA. They getting a lot of request for this now I guess. Camping here to see the setup. One question on bean animal c2c overflow. Anyone done it on the width instead of length? Reason I'm asking is cos I plan to do a 4x2x1.5 and fit the width side on the wall as a living room partition with the overflow on the width closer to the wall.

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Camping here to learn a thing or two :)

Shadow Walkers's 4 ft Shallow Reef Chronicles

4 Ft - 120.35.35

3 Ft Sump

Skimmer: Bubble Magus NAC7

Chiller: Hailea 1/4 HS66A

Lights: T5 4 tubes ATI + Maxspect Glaive Led

Refugium with Liverocks and Cheato and lots of pods

Refugium light: Par38 Full spectrum

Return pump: Hailea HX6540..stupid pump so noisy

Wavemaker: Maxspect Gyre 130

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Wow!! Good and detail write up!! Camping here liow, don't let me wait too long for next update.

Thanks bro! i will try to update as and when i can!

Same here! Following you closely!

Thanks!

:thumbsup: Following your thread

Thanks!

yay!!!! new tank thread!!!! Gonna be an epic one for sure! I already pitched my tent when u told me u upgrading. HAHA

I hope it will be! alot of effort and espcially money had been dumped in!

Camping!

Thanks!!

I will be camping here waiting for your new build

Thanks!!

Cant wait to see your build

Thanks!!

Looking forward to updates.

I'm keen to know how you are mounting the T5 with the Razor.

Thanks! im using those lousy aquazonic light set. meant as a supplement. they will be tied to the razor using metal wires.

Like your previous tank built very much. Looking forward to see another great setup here.

Setting up my tent here too! :)

Thanks for your support!

Wow nice. Another bean animal overflow from CRA. They getting a lot of request for this now I guess. Camping here to see the setup. One question on bean animal c2c overflow. Anyone done it on the width instead of length? Reason I'm asking is cos I plan to do a 4x2x1.5 and fit the width side on the wall as a living room partition with the overflow on the width closer to the wall.

EvolutionZ's Floating Reef:

(Decommed) EvolutionZ's 4ft shallow Mixed Reef Build :

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Indeed they have been. They might be the only tank maker able to do it in sg. I don't see why you cant do in on the width!

Sounds like an interesting rock scape!


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Thanks! i hope it will be!

Going to be another great tread to follow.

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(Decommed) EvolutionZ's 4ft shallow Mixed Reef Build :

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Bro, hope to see ur new tank soon.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Kkk121... T5 recruitment drive ah

hope to be recruited soon Armed With Sunpower Keke

300Gallons of Pure Goodness! >Dimensions 6x2x2 (Foot)

1: Maxspect 160 Watt qty-2

2: Vortech MP 40 Wes

3:Jaebao WP40 qty-2

3: Skimz Becket Skimmer/ Ehiem 1260

4: Dymax XC 900 Calcium Reactor

5: American Pinpoint PH Controller

6: Iwaki MD 55 And MD 70 (Return)

7: Hydra Aquatics FR45 Reactor

8:Hailea 10HP Chiller

R2R forum->>>http://www.reef2reef.com/forums/photography-forum/154896-ashwins-reefing-photography.html

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Update:


Today is my final touch up on my rocks and its finally completed!

First off, 3 base rocks were epxoyed and glued to create a stable base, 2 support branchy rocks were used to build up the foundation of the scape. You can see i used newspaper and masking tape to map out my tank so i am sure that the rock scape can fit.

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Next, 4th base rock was added and i start to do the branching out part. It was really difficult from this point onwards.

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Next, Rocks and zip ties were used to support the branches that were hanging in the air, They were given 24 hours for the epoxy to dry and harden before i continue my work.

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A picture showing the base rocks, very stable and solid, Kind of an arc shape design that allows fishes to hide in.

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Oh well, most part of the scape were completed the next day and i had forgotten to take a picture before i move on to attaching the tonga branches. So this was the almost completed scape.

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Today i did the final touch up on the rocks. nothing much difference from the picture above but small tonga branches were added.

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All in all, i spent a total of approx 7-8 hours scaping the rocks! 2.5 tubes of Aquapharm Epoxy, 1 tube of Bondite, 1 tube of Epo putty and 2 tubes of BSI Glue gel were used to complete this rock scape.

The rock scape also consist of 4 base rocks, 5 main supporting rocks and 8-10 medium to small tonga branches. The scape measures 70x25x25cm and the overhanging portion hangs 20cm above ground. Overall, im quite happy with the scape and wished i had more time to hunt for more suitable and branchy rocks!

Thats the end of my update today, and my tank will be arriving in 2 days time!

Thanks for viewing!

EvolutionZ's Floating Reef:

(Decommed) EvolutionZ's 4ft shallow Mixed Reef Build :

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