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The Dr. Has gone insane Re-build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member


    So, after the crash I did some serious thinking about what I want in my home. My wife encouraged me to get my dream tank that'll fit into our home and life.

    Here's what I did. Sold the 215, I think. Ordered a tank that'll work in the family room. Then getting started on the new sps domination insanity!!! Hahaha

    The pics represent what I ordered. Cadlights will hopefully text me pics of the tank and start in progress!!! I told them I'd give them props if they do...

    60"x30"x22" euro braces three sides starfire.

    Single overflow drilled with 1.5" drain, 3/4" safety for the herbie, 1" return.

    Mocha stand (Canadian birch) and a matching floating hood.

    Deciding on weather to use a 75 or 40 breeder for the sump, depends if I can get a 75 into the stand.

    Three Chinese led, supplemented with t5 retro.

    Calcium reactor.

    Reefkeeper light controller.

    2 wp 40 for circulation

    Cadlight skimmer

    Water blaster 7000 return pump.

    10 gallon tank for ato.

    Sand and rock that I already have.
  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ooh yea, my wife gets an African grey!
  3. Munch

    Munch Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice, I almost ordered a custom 75 from them. Just had a QC issue that kept bugging me, hoping yours goes well.

    Outta be sweet!
  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've heard they have issues with shipping. They do seem to fix problems in the end though. The price is fair, way less than everyone else, and they actually called me back! Thought about having Craig build the stand but would have had to wait on the tank first so went with them. The stands are custom as well. Über stoked!
  5. xxHLTxx

    xxHLTxx Users with zero posts needing moderation to determine if they are spam bots

    hey just curious, not to hijack ur thread. this 180 i got, i have a stand, but how much u think itd cost to get a decent hood for it? something i can hang some LEDs inside? doesnt need to be spectacular, the stand is a rough just wood stand, but you cant sit in the room with the tank when the lights are on because theres no coverage...
  6. jgonzz

    jgonzz Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    sps dominet heck ya !

    better get you some halides fella ;)
  7. High Plains Reefer

    High Plains Reefer Sardine Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    you did what I've been pondering with all the issues I've been having I have been considering a 4 letter word elos!
  8. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Plum, I paid 200 for my hood, shipping for the whole thing is $300. You could piggy back on my order If ya want... Or call craig. He does fantastic work and no shipping.

    Gonzo, really? Maybe 2x250 watt? Or would I need 400 waters. Only 22" tall

    Rings, look into cad. Very elos like without the European price tag. Not quite as nice but about half the price.
  9. jgonzz

    jgonzz Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    250s would work great for growing acros. thats what i use on my 30 cube

    20k radium
  10. bazeball05

    bazeball05 Copepod

  11. aztecdreams

    aztecdreams Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I loved how my Sps looked with 250 watt 14k. I would have kept them but it made my basement to hot and humid at my new place
  12. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm thinking of running 1 mh and 2 led with the supplemental t5. It's only a 5 foot tank. This will give me the best of a lot of worlds.

    On another note![​IMG]we just brought this 7 year old Timneh African grey home today. The wife is in love!
  13. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Now that is what I would call full spectrum
  14. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Can't wait to see it! Nice looking bird.
  15. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    The woman we got her from, a former students mom, furnished us with...
    Super nice cage, travel cage, huge perch, and some of kia's favorite foods. She's already stepping up and acting at home with us.
  16. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    If mamas happy everyone's happy!! Awesome addition bro!!!
  17. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Happy wife = happy life! That's a nice looking bird. :smile-new:
  18. xxHLTxx

    xxHLTxx Users with zero posts needing moderation to determine if they are spam bots

    The true unwritten code to having a successful relationship...

    ...With an addiction in this hobby at least!!
  19. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Mike, I think we need to get you back on your anti-psychotics :p
  20. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    said the man with like 500 watts of led's over his 60

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