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    RobinL`s 125 tank specs

    Hi everyone I have been so busy with work and all I have barely had any time for forums,I have renovated my basement and after speaking and pleading with my better half , I had to down size my plans for the new setup from a 220g to 125g , due to the renovations and space available, guess I canít have it all. I am still going to get my large setup but only if we move in couple of years.

    I sustained a few losses while renovating and preparing the other tank . Next time I wonít be renovating gyp ,painting and redoing the electricty at the same time ever again thats for sure to risky. I am presently looking for some more SPS to stock it looks empty so if anyone has some frags to sell let me know.


    So here is the info on the setup.
    Sytems filtration is in a Filter Room so I do not have to hear it.Electricity to the system runs off 2 seperate 15 amp breakers that are dedicated only for the system.

    Tank:

    125g Miracles in glass 48 x 24 x 24 w/ acrylic corner overflow.
    3 x 1.5Ē bulkheads: 1 for the over flow to the sump, 2 for the intake of the closed loop.

    Closed Loop:

    Runs with a Reef-Flo Dart, 2 x 1.5" intakes and 3 x 1Ē returns at different depths, with unions and valves for quick disconnect.

    Sump:

    90g w/ baffles return is done with a Rena 1250 submersible pump.

    Refugium:

    I always used the Ecosystem method works well for me. The refugium is 30g. The water is supplied via a Gen x sub pump.

    Protien Skimmer:

    Can Foamer 830 Aerofoamer knock off which runs off an inline Mak 4.

    Lighting:

    I love these units T5 and HQI combo Aluminum fixture, incorporated fans full aluminum case with electronic ballast in the hood it holds 2 x 250w HQI and 2 54w Actinic T5.Each has its own fuse and switch and plug for timers/controllers

    Calcium Reactor:

    Geo C-Reactor great little unit Co2 is supplied via a Sera Co2 kit with controller.

    Controller:

    Neptune II Pro another great investment, the only thing is I have to get filters for the electronic ballast.

    Wave Makers:

    Another good product is the Reef Rat itís a Canadian made product has no o rings like the Sea Swirl so no chance of leakage in the future which I heard is issue with the SS.I used 1 on the return (Rena 1200) from the sump.

    AquaScaping:

    After getting the Idea from Achilles on RC,I decided to make some Acrylic Racks and create a canyon look looks really nice, especially when you see a fish swim towards the rear of the tank and disappear to emerge at different locations also its great to cut down dead spots since circulation is good behind the rock work.
    I would suggest to everyone who has a 24+ wide tank to build these.

    R/O:

    Is done with a SeaChem Pinnicle 100 which water is filled into a reservoir and then a float switch is in the main tank which refills as need via a small pump.

    Salts and Additives:

    I use only Seachem. There products are top notch.

    Chiller:
    Pacific Coast CL650 1/4HP when I researched other brands other units didnt have a heater controller incorporated and did not have a 10 degree drop down on a 180 gl tank I would have to buy a 1/3 HP unit to have the same type of effeciency.High quality, durable,completely enclosed. Digital contol.Titanium heat exchanger
    HTH

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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    wow..sounds like a nice setup..
    I want pics

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Will be taking some this weekend.but here are some pics of the plumbing ect.
    HTH

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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    Closed Loop

    Just glued.
    HTH

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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    The returns 3 x 1"
    HTH

    ReefSalt

    Before you buy anything......Read and Research .
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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    Reef Racks

    Reef Racks
    HTH

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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    Rear View of tank
    HTH

    ReefSalt

    Before you buy anything......Read and Research .
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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    full shot

    this isnt the best res I modified the size ect but came out fuzzy.
    HTH

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    Setup:
    265 gl SPS Reef. AquaScape Marco Rock 150lbs ( Upgrading to a 300gl Deep Dimension)
    Ecotech Radion Pro x 4 & Ecotech ReefLink
    Decante 75g
    Pompe de Remonte PCX55
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

    Frag Tank:
    Perfect0 45 cube sur le system central
    Totoka LR 50lb
    Radion Gen2
    Vortech MP10W

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    i like it. can you post that link for the aquascaping?
    your set-up seems great.
    did you need the chiller? how hot does your tank get without it? i am hoping to get away without one, and have a fan over the sump.
    Albert
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    p.s. i tend to lean toward seachem products too for some reason. i guess i may have been impressed by their website, they seem to cover all angles. but can they be the best at EVERYTHING?
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