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Rabid's 45C


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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    Well, after 2 years of sitting around the cube tank is being filled with water. The trip to MACNA revitalized me and I have been thinking saltwater since I came home. I used a lot of things I already had, but purchases were based on the probability of another upgrade. Tank is in the basement (dungeon) so functionality trumps appearance.....

    45 cube

    35# Marco rock
    25# Special grade Seaflor sand
    Ocean Runner 2500 (625 GPH @ 0 head) return pump
    Apex controller
    Finnex heater
    Aqua C Remora Pro w/ Mag3 protein skimmer

    Lighting

    4 bulbs on 2 ballasts retrofit into a canopy... All ATI bulbs...

    Blue+
    Blue Special
    Blue+
    Blue+ (front of tank)

    It will be mostly a zoa/paly tank w/ a frag tank attached at some point, probably sooner rather than later. Fish list....TBD

    Still sorta undecided about flow, I have a Tunze 6045 I'll use for now. Would like to try a Vortech but I hear to many
    stories about how great their warranty service is and how fast they ship out replacement parts....

    Painted, drilled and eggcrate on the bottom to set the rock on....

    picturephp?albumid7&amppictureid21 - Rabid's 45C


    Here's the rockscape I decided on...at least for now

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    Front view

    Front - Rabid's 45C

    Left side view w/ some of the plumbing and sump

    Leftside - Rabid's 45C

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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    4xT5's in canopy

    4xT5 - Rabid's 45C

    and lit....

    FRONTLIT - Rabid's 45C

    Mesh top for those inhabitants with suicidal tendencies
    (Mesh material from jimsflies)
    IMG 0643 - Rabid's 45C
    Last edited by Rabidgoose; 10-01-2010 at 10:12 PM.
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    Watching this one!! cant wait to see it grow!

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    Thanks guys, it's going to be a slow process but I will try and remember to keep it updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidgoose View Post
    Still sorta undecided about flow, I have a Tunze 6045 I'll use for now. Would like to try a Vortech but I hear to many
    stories about how great their warranty service is and how fast they ship out replacement parts....
    That has to be the best quote ever. That is always what you hear " oh they work great and the warranty service is #1" well if they worked great you wouldnt know about the warranty service.
    So had the same thoughts on that and was glad to hear someone else speak it aloud
    I love cube tanks, I was trying to decide if I wanted the hassle of setting something like this up kinda plugging it in to my system just a cube zoos and for a fish an angler. Feel free to use that idea. lol
    Looks great so far will tag along and live my cube dreams through you.

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    What are you using for a sump? Is that custom?

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    Yeah, I made it out of 1/4 inch acrylic...

    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    What are you using for a sump? Is that custom?
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    I'm always a sucker for the "lagoon" style 'scaping. Can't wait to see this grow out as well!

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    Well, its been up for a couple of days....SG @ 1.024....temp @ 78.9...so I thought I would be safe adding an invert....I'm not sure now though, he doesn't look so good....

    TigerShrimp - Rabid's 45C

    Last edited by Rabidgoose; 09-23-2010 at 12:54 PM.
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    What is that?? :-0
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