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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby billy ocean on 03 Dec 2012 00:07

Thats Andy on the ball every time well done mate
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 03 Dec 2012 14:26

Cheers...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 06 Dec 2012 10:12

The stand is ordered...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 06 Dec 2012 11:02

Got the return pump ordered aswell...
Its a EcoMax 5000l/h 3.5m head . And the best part, only 40w ...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 06 Dec 2012 11:17

40w that very good I got a OR 6500 for the new tank which I think is 90w I have being thinking over the last few days about uv and I put an order in for the new d-d 80w uv version but was thinking off usingy old return which is the ehiem one its 65w so that would be running 145w just to uv

So came up to t off the OR 6500 to feed the uv also something to think about

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 06 Dec 2012 12:07

I think EcoMax 6500l/h is 50w . Thats one model up. Have a look on ebay...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby BlueRam on 06 Dec 2012 12:09

It's to late for me I got the OR already got it for a very good price so don't really mind ya know

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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 06 Dec 2012 13:12

Ok cheers...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 13 Dec 2012 15:20

spons wrote:Got the return pump ordered aswell...
Its a EcoMax 5000l/h 3.5m head . And the best part, only 40w ...
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Got it delivered yesterday , looks very solid... :D
Found out that there is automatic shutdown in case no water. Is that normal on return pumps?
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 10 Jan 2013 22:43

There has been a delay in the stand, my friend who is making it got sick. The stand will be done at the end of the month...
I cant go and build it my self(i would...). He has all the material, just needs to be put together...
Its OK in a way... My rock is still curing so patience is going to kill me before the tank is up and running! :twisted:
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 10 Jan 2013 22:46

In the mean time, ordered some powerheads, filter socks and holder, and a heater. So all i have left then is coral sand(75kg), and salt...
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby SullyD on 11 Jan 2013 14:05

spons wrote:In the mean time, ordered some powerheads, filter socks and holder, and a heater. So all i have left then is coral sand(75kg), and salt...


Hey man, listen I have a big bag of coral sand that you are welcome to if your ever up close on the city :D I can also give you a bit of my sand bed to seed your own one.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 11 Jan 2013 14:26

Cheers. How big is the bag in weight and how much for it? I have some live sand from my existing system.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby SullyD on 11 Jan 2013 20:31

spons wrote:Cheers. How big is the bag in weight and how much for it? I have some live sand from my existing system.


For free mate :D its around 25kg weight ive no use for it now, ive even been siphoning out some sand bed from my reef tank. Was having trouble with nitrate bubbels so im reducing it way down.
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Re: 6ft reef tank build

Postby spons on 11 Jan 2013 21:18

I would take it of your hands no problem. Are you coming to our next meeting maybe, you could bring it up? If not can you pm your number to me please, to arrange me going up to Cork...
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