View Full Version : 700g Sunlit Tank


calireefer
04-11-2008, 1:01 AM
This is my dream tank

http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic70159-25-1.aspx

Sprayin70
04-11-2008, 5:50 AM
Awesome tank bro. Thanks for posting!

Amberjack
04-11-2008, 6:35 AM
Unbelievably Serious !!:wow2:

purpleGORILLA
04-11-2008, 7:16 AM
Amazing....didn't really read the post..But anyone know how long the lights last? Is it 4 pm. to 8 pm?

sagent3000
04-11-2008, 7:40 AM
thats INSANE

Derek_S
04-11-2008, 8:31 AM
Awesome. I read most of the post... All I have to say is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$^10

Stroid
04-11-2008, 8:44 AM
yeah this is sick what an awesome tank

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 11:22 AM
That's nice. This is what I used to feel was my "dream" tank: http://oregonreef.com/

Make sure you check out the cold water reef too: http://oregonreef.com/sub_coldwater.htm

Derek_S
04-11-2008, 11:56 AM
The coldwater is awesome. If it wasn't so difficult to obtain the livestock, I'd probably look into that more.

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 11:59 AM
The coldwater is awesome. If it wasn't so difficult to obtain the livestock, I'd probably look into that more.
Well, you know what they say,

"It's not what you know, it's how much money you have to blow on your reef tank!"

;)

calireefer
04-11-2008, 1:50 PM
Amazing....didn't really read the post..But anyone know how long the lights last? Is it 4 pm. to 8 pm?

More like 8 am to 8 pm in the summer. You should read the post, very interesting. He's also using a 10 kw solar system to offset his reef tank and koi pond.

That's nice. This is what I used to feel was my "dream" tank: http://oregonreef.com/

Make sure you check out the cold water reef too: http://oregonreef.com/sub_coldwater.htm

That was a nice tank. I read somewhere that it crashed. :sad:

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 1:56 PM
That's nice. This is what I used to feel was my "dream" tank: http://oregonreef.com/

Make sure you check out the cold water reef too: http://oregonreef.com/sub_coldwater.htm

That was a nice tank. I read somewhere that it crashed. :sad:
The main one did. He cleaned the skimmers and went on a trip. The skimmers were working to well and kept overflowing while his top kept dumping fresh water into the system. He lost most of his SPS and I believe a lot of fish. It's still up, though. I think he's working on bringing it back to full glory. ;)

The cold water reefs weren't affected, as far as I know.

calireefer
04-11-2008, 2:10 PM
Here's another of my favorites. I'm in the planning stages of moving up to a custom 150g Starphire braceless next January, modeled after some of these.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1178405&perpage=25&pagenumber=1

calireefer
04-11-2008, 2:19 PM
The main one did. He cleaned the skimmers and went on a trip. The skimmers were working to well and kept overflowing while his top kept dumping fresh water into the system. He lost most of his SPS and I believe a lot of fish. It's still up, though. I think he's working on bringing it back to full glory. ;)

The cold water reefs weren't affected, as far as I know.

Wow! that sucks. I guess the lesson is to have your skimmer hooked up to something that will shut it down before it drains too much of your tank.
I have kept my tanks skimmerless for the past 11 years, but I just decided to add one and I was thinking of this very problem. I travel a lot and need to come up with a way to shut down the skimmer before it overflows the collection jug. I think I might get one of the MRC wast collectors.

http://www.myreefcreations.com/psaccessories.htm

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 4:11 PM
Here's another of my favorites. I'm in the planning stages of moving up to a custom 150g Starphire braceless next January, modeled after some of these.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1178405&perpage=25&pagenumber=1
Which one? There's a lot of them. :)

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 4:12 PM
Wow! that sucks. I guess the lesson is to have your skimmer hooked up to something that will shut it down before it drains too much of your tank.
I have kept my tanks skimmerless for the past 11 years, but I just decided to add one and I was thinking of this very problem. I travel a lot and need to come up with a way to shut down the skimmer before it overflows the collection jug. I think I might get one of the MRC wast collectors.

http://www.myreefcreations.com/psaccessories.htm
Or have an in-sump skimmer that has not waste collector. ;)

You could also have a pressured waste collector. Or a float switch in the waste collector that turns the skimmer off when it reaches a certain level.

calireefer
04-11-2008, 4:28 PM
Which one? There's a lot of them. :)

oops! I'm looking at the 200g AGE with the pvc bottom and glass sides.
Seventh post down. Same footprint, 60x30, but only 20in high. For a total of 155.8g.
I'm looking at having a built in external wave box as well as a closed loop and 2 external overflows on the far back corners of the tank.

Bleedingthought
04-11-2008, 4:51 PM
oops! I'm looking at the 200g AGE with the pvc bottom and glass sides.
Seventh post down. Same footprint, 60x30, but only 20in high. For a total of 155.8g.
I'm looking at having a built in external wave box as well as a closed loop and 2 external overflows on the far back corners of the tank.
Ah, Mike's tank. That tank is awesome. If you're making it 20 inches, it will be even sweeter! :)

DannyBradley
04-11-2008, 6:17 PM
What a great build.

Anyone else notice the pallet of MRC stuff on page 8? :)

calireefer
04-11-2008, 8:22 PM
Top of the line all the way.:)