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Old 27-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default EvolutionZ's Shallow reef build.

i've been reefing for about 5 - 6 months now with a small 1ft cube and the poison got me and i upgraded to a tank 8 times larger.

Tank size : 120x60x36cm (12mm rimless)
Sump tank : 35x50x45cm (6mm)
Skimmer : Deltec MCE 600
Lighting : Maxspect G2 170W (26 white, 22 RB, 8 Violet)
Return pump : Eheim 1260
Chiller : Teco TR15
Substrate : CaribSea Special Grade reef sand (40lb)
Wavemaker : Jebao WP-40

filtration :
30kg Live Rocks, Rowaphos (with TLF reactor), biopellets and chaeto

Planned corals :
Mixed reef (softies and LPS mainly)


Hectic morning, went to buy Live rocks and few packs of NSW. Tank haven't arrive yet.


started scaping. using 2 main big rocks and afew other smaller rocks. total 30kg used. should be settled for this




Tank arrived hours after settling for the scape. loving the shallow look!


Sump tank, due to cabinet's not meant for sump (reuse cabinet from freshwater set up), have to customise an empty tank to be my sump. using overflow box to send water down.


first time having a big rimless tank!


lights are hanged.


Right now waiting for silicon to fully cure, before testing tank with water. will then start scaping the rocks on monday (2 days later) and filling with salt mix and start cycling!

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Old 27-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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nice... waiting for more updates.
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Old 28-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Looking and camping for ur update! Where ur old tank? 
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Old 28-04-2013, 03:44 AM   #4
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Are you bubbling the live rocks? They will die if its out of the water for too long.
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Old 28-04-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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nice... waiting for more updates.
Thanks bro!

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Looking and camping for ur update! Where ur old tank? 
thanks! you mean my freshwater? given away to my altum buyer liao.. so altums are still back into the same old tank

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Are you bubbling the live rocks? They will die if its out of the water for too long.
Yes bro, fill NSW into the pails and the rocks are fully submerged with a powerhead inside each pail.
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Old 29-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #6
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Some updates.. filled the tank and sump with DI water straight to test for leak and to test out my overflow box..

previous owner mentioned he use 2400l/hr pump for the box. However my 1260 (2400l/hr) was too strong for the overflow box to handle. i'll be sourcing for a ball valve to restrict the flow of the 1260.. Reading online suggest that using ball valve on centrifugal pump like 1260 would not damage/overheat the pump, but instead, improve the pump life span since its gonna work less. Anyone know where to find ball valve to fit a 25/34mm pipe?

overflow and return..
the U-pipe in the overflow box is 1" diameter so it should be able to handle 2400l/hr pump.. no idea why it cant.. the return flow feels really strong though!


testing out the wp-40.. great waves at w1! but worried it may splash out..




Sump tank.. hopefully still got space for some chaeto


live rock still in pails.. each pail have a powerhead circulating the water.
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Old 29-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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Ur tank see buay swee.. i wish my house have space to put such a big set up.. looking forward to more updates.
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Old 29-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #8
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is that marble floor???
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Old 29-04-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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Yoz nice look. Bro, pls cont to post yr photos. Shallow tank looks great!
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Old 29-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #10
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nice tank...I also like a swallow tank.. I had a 422 swallow tank once.. but setup is to cultivate and grow SPS and zoas for sales.. now had decomm and really miss those time.
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