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ULM cubicle reef

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by mebeknob, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    Been slowly gathering all the supplies and finally have enough to get started!

    Here is a teaser
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  2. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks pretty fetch. What are your plans for it? Butterflies? Angels? Zoa garden?


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  3. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    Main goal is low maintenance and quiet since it’ll be at work and I sit fairly close to other people.
    I want to keep it simple. Zoas, ricordia, acanthus, GSP and euphillia. Maybe even some Xenia on a little island rock because even though it’s a weed... non-reefers love watching it!
    I’ll prob do 1-2 clowns, a goby/shrimp pair, a Pygmy angel and a cleaner shrimp.


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  4. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    So here is the plan

    Equipment
    -IM peninsula 20
    -2x XR15
    -sicce return pump
    -XF 230 gyre
    -InTank media racks
    -Neptune Apex
    -Neptune DoS for Auto Water changes
    -Neotherm heater
    -Caribsea Liferock

    Livestock
    -naked clowns (if I can find them)
    -dwarf angel (flame back, potters, etc)
    -goby and pistol shrimp
    -cleaner shrimp
    -crabs and snails
    -Algae Barn refugium started pack... chaeto




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  5. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    [​IMG]
    Well packaged
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    Nice and thick glass
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    They improved the design since my last Nuvo tank


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  6. Cherub

    Cherub Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    nice looking tank
     
  7. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looks great. Following along for sure.
    I agree 100% about the Xenia, non reef people love it! Same with the GSP I have covering the back of my tank.
     
  8. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

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    FMM for the atk and probably an ATO emergency solenoid. WXM to control radions
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    Auto water change
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    Refugium in AIO
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    GYRE ( if it’ll fit) with icecap backup


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  9. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    ISSUE #1-gyre won’t fit due to magnets in the back interfering with AIO baffles and stuff

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    I really don’t want to put it on the glass sides so gotta find a way to make this work.... or do a different wave maker

    One solution [​IMG]
    I don’t love this mainly because I will probably have sand and this will blow it everywhere. But this would work fine for bare bottom

    Any other ideas?


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  10. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    How about using a gyre 1k instead? That is a bit smaller and can still be controlled by apex with an add on interface.

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  11. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    I didn’t know about this. Great idea. After watching their video I also wonder if I can use just half of the xf230....


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  12. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    You might still have the magnet not fitting problem with the 230 even if you take one half off.

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  13. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    I think I’ll have magnet issues with any pump because I have a media rack in the 1st and 2nd then the return pump plumbing gets in the way of the 3rd


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  14. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    You might be able to design and 3D print a bracket to hang on the back wall and hold the gyre farther forward, abandoning the magnets all together.
     
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  15. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    I’m going to need a cabinet under the desk to support the weight of the tank and hold all the ATO, AWC and controller

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    The long paper is where he tank will sit
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    View without doors
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    If I ever move I can just put the tank on the stand
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  16. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    Problem #1- Fixed!
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  17. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    What you doing with the other gyre?


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  18. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    Selling it


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  19. mebeknob

    mebeknob Copepod

    Next Step: who can guess what the next step is from this picture??

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  20. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    What plumping are you using the shark bite on they do contain copper is only reason I am asking.

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