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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:57 pm

I am still trying to get my apex unit up and running. if anyone has skill in setting up an apex I would gladly pay you for your time to come up and set up my apex. thanks, steve
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:59 pm

putting a few pics up to show how the tank looked this week.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:01 pm

and a few closer in shots.
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still looking for anyone who could help me set up my apex unit.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby MadCityReefer on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:54 am

Steve great looking tank. BTW just call Apex customer support and they will set your Apex up for you.
KEEP ON REEFIN ON!!
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:57 pm

thanks, I literally did not think of that. will try to get it done tomorrow, although I may be busy in the garden since it will be cooler.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:10 pm

a few pics of what ive been working on lately. been setting up my shadowboxes behind the tank and getting the led strip over them running right. I still don't have the whole tank set with it as I need one new strand of color changing led strip and then it will be done. also have a bunch of new corals in the tank and a lot more to be added in the next 2 weeks. growth has been decent and I added a new ca reactor to keep the ca levels stable as the demand increases. anyhow here are a few twilight photos from last week.
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I think I will run it a little less bright and a little deeper blue when I get the whole thing set up. I am also starting to work on some leds to run along with my MHs. looking at 11 clusters, with one central warm white at 30 or 40 watts, a couple lime, a couple pc ambers, a couple cyans, a couple blue, about 6 royal blue and 8 violets from 405 to 420. each cluster could run from 60 to almost 90 watts total. I plan on cutting the mh time down if I like the look with the clusters. it will allow me to have a staged sunrise/sunset with about an hour of actinic lighting at each end of the day and a brighter whiter main lighting period. been too busy to get really working on it yet but I do have enough power supplies, heatsinks, leds, and controllers to put at least 3 of them into action.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:45 pm

just a few updated pics on how the whole tank looks. have about 20 more frags to add this week and then It will be time to let it sit and grow.
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my anemone island showing 2 purple with greenish tip anemones that are supposedly long tentacle anemones, and one greenish ritteri with the skunks in it.
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fts showing the effect of the shadowbox behind the tank but the back glass is a bit dirty and the light color on the box is not quite right yet.
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one more fts. I will try to get some close ups later today and maybe a pic when the lights are off showing the whole tank with just the shadowbox lighting on.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby starboard on Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Looking good Steve!
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:21 pm

a few updated pics to show how the tank is doing. lost a few frags to bleaching but most stuff is slowly growing and coloring up nicely. will be getting going on a few diy leds for the tank to try to make it a bit more controllable and overall less blue.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:04 pm

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Re: 700 build thread

Postby clriafzey on Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:36 pm

I've been in and out of this hobby for 11yrs now and I have to say that's one of the best looking aqua scapes I've ever seen! Absolutely amazing! Great work! Love the way you covered the overflows but somehow made the overall look very reef like.


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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:04 am

in the midst of a redo of my fish room. took out one sump and large frag tank and will be building a new sump that links to the remaining old one, 3 new frag tanks/ refugiums, sending all of my sea swirls for repair/maintenance, and adding flexibility in flow with a new pump and new valves connecting everything. so just some progress pics today.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:28 pm

a few updated pics of the tank. things are settling down now that the sump and frag tank redo are just about done. lost a bunch of colonies during the change over and had some bleaching and color loss on many colonies and frags. on to the pics.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:50 am

just a couple of update pics now that I have a new hosting site. slow growth and occasional bleaching have been going on for the last 6 months. fish are doing great. trying to get the flow up a bit and getting my ca reactor back online.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:51 am

for some reason the fts did not show up so trying again.
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