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Zombies 29g biocube superbuild

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Projects' started by zombie, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    So rather than get out completely, I decided to downsize (thanks to tango). Everything is still in really early stages, so I will post up more pics as I build more. Below is the plan for the tank.

    Equipment
    - 29g biocube with "in tank" refugium and media baskets
    - retrofit hood with ONYX LED instead of PC lights and supplement cooling with 120mm PC fans.
    - Apex light with one EB8
    - VDM for dimming channels
    - UPS ...that is intentionally bold
    - (2) WP25s with torx harness

    Livestock (right away)
    - Aragonite sand
    - my coolest fiji rocks from the big tank
    - Huge frogspawn
    - Gold torch
    - Yellow scroll
    - quad color hammer
    - Rastas
    - Tubbs blue
    - God of war
    - purple/green Duncan
    - fire and ice
    - yellow pinwheels
    - and other sps I can salvage

    Livestock (planned)
    - Onyx clown pair
    - yasha goby / tiger pistol pair
    - McCoskers flasher wrasse
    - Bangai cardinal pair
    - Mandarin goby (if I can get pods booming or start a farm. I am aware this is difficult in a 30)
    - Melanarus wrasse (possibly if mandarin is no go. Kinda iffy in a 30g)
    - millepora, echtinata, and Acropora up top
    - euphyllia in mid levels
    - duncans, favia, and zoas in sand bed and low rocks.
     
  2. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Some early pics

    Carefully gutted hood
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    Spare parts
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  3. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Glad to see that you are keeping the dream alive with the 29g!
     
  4. Highway66

    Highway66 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    With the utmost empathy for your misfortune... that was the fastest, "im out" then "im back in" ive seen. I really need to get myself a UPS as well.
     
  5. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Mounting ONYX

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    Installing evaporative cooling fans
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    Attached control wires and ONYX power supply, then put splash guard cover back on.
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  6. Tango

    Tango Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking good u did what i never had the guts to do
     
  7. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    All assembled and ready for the other equipment. [​IMG]
     
  8. Tango

    Tango Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    That looks good
     
  9. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Calling it a night, but got my apex lite hooked up.

    Display
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    Toggle switches
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    EB8, BOB, VDM, apex lite
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  10. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    What do the toggle switches control?
     
  11. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I haven't decided yet. The way I had it set up before was one switch turned on my cabinet lighting, one would shut off items to perform a water change, and the other one would shut off the sound alarm. I will probably have it set up the same way.
     
  12. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    I made sure to get a UPS right away. Will power essential flow and the apex for about 12 hours. I got a second ups for my router as well.
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  13. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's pretty cool. How easy was it to make your DIY switch box?
     
  14. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Took like an hour.
     
  15. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice. Any instructions/resources you could point me towards?
     
  16. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's pretty simple.

    Parts required
    - radioshack project box
    - 3 toggle switches
    - 22 AWG wire
    - solder

    Tools required
    - soldering iron
    - drill
    - wrench

    Steps
    1. Solder wires to the toggle switch
    2. Drill clearance holes into the project box for the toggle switches
    3. Drill exit hole on bottom
    4. Mount toggle switches
    5. Mount project box to tank
    6. Connect wires to breakout box.
     
  17. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    That does sound simple enough. Thanks!
     
  18. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Got some quieter and more powerful fans

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    Added ATO reservoir and cabinet lighting
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    Added probe holders
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    Added airline holder (for ATO)
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    Added float switches
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    Added livestock
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  19. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Livestock settled in

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  20. FinsUp

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

    NICE!! I had one of those, and loved the size of it. I had a painful time trying to get it dialed in, because I wasn't familiar with the AIO tanks, but I'm sure you're smarter than me. Can't wait to see this come together. Glad to see that you changed your mind about getting out.
     

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