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Brian's 270 Starphire


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    dejavu - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Brian's 270 Starphire

    Well most of you have see this before but I thought I would add it here to share.:D.

    The tank designed as followed:
    270 gallon (72x36x24) 3 sided Starphire glass

    4 1/2" Eurobracing

    Trimless

    One internal overflow:
    (2) 1.5" bulkhead for drain and (1) 1" bulkhead for return

    black vinyl back applied to exterior of back panel and black silicone.

    Here is my current equiment list that I have been gathering over the last year or so. 90% of it I have and I'm sure there will be more to add as I go along with the build.

    Equipment
    -Skimmer: BK 250 Internal
    -Sump: 48x24x16
    -Frag Tank: integrated in the sump
    -Return/Circulation: Sequence Blackfin 1800
    -Circulation Power heads: (4) 6105 Tunzes Streams
    -Circulation Control: Apex
    -Lighting Ballast: (3) 400 watt Blueline E-Ballast
    (1) Icecap 660
    -Lighting for Frag tank: Icecap 660 T-5
    -Light Bulbs: 400w 20k Radiums
    -Reflectors: (3) Lumanarc III
    -Tank Automations: Apex
    -Ca Reactor: GEO 624
    -Media Reactor: PM SR45 and TLF PhosBan Reactor 150
    -RO/DI: BFS Premium Series 100 gpd RO/DI System
    -Heaters: (2) Finex 300w
    -Auto Top Off: Tunze Osmolotor

    for nore my build can be found here
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    Last edited by jimsflies; 09-15-2011 at 04:12 PM. Reason: added thumbnail image for display

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    dejavu - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here is a resent FTS.

    IMG 3631 - Brian's 270 Starphire

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    I like the island aquascaping.

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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    Very nice, how are you liking that Apex so far?
    I simply can't trust people that don't like bacon,

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    dejavu - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidgoose View Post
    Very nice, how are you liking that Apex so far?
    I love it! Much better than my old profilux. Better customer service by far.

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    Looks absolutely awsome! I can't wait to see this one grown out.

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    Mike - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Love the pyramids!!!!
    anacroporamademepoora
    --Lifetime member of the "No Mud Club".:

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Very very nice! I like it a lot!

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    dejavu - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by schminksbro View Post
    Looks absolutely awsome! I can't wait to see this one grown out.
    Thanks! Me to!
    Quote Originally Posted by thefishgirl View Post
    Very very nice! I like it a lot!
    Thanks!

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    dejavu - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Love the pyramids!!!!

    Here you go Mike .

    IMG 3556 - Brian's 270 Starphire

    IMG 3561 - Brian's 270 Starphire

    IMG 3563 - Brian's 270 Starphire

    IMG 3585 - Brian's 270 Starphire

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