Jack's grotto !!!!

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Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:16 pm

Greetings,

After lots of up and downs in my tanks finally it seems life is bit settled, finally shutting all the tanks at the house and moving to old place where we use to live. I dont wanna transfer my 6 footer as this ll be too much of hassle so planned to make a new tank for marine and get my 2 footer planted tank. i will not be talking about the planted side of my tank as its pretty simple i just need to move from one house to another, here i will be talking about the marine tank that i am planning. waiting for your suggestions and replies.

Introduction : this name Jacks Grotto is inspired by the Blue Grotto located in Capri, Italy.

my plans are to start with the mixture of softies and LPS and than eventually move on to SPS reef tank, collecting different varieties of Zoas is my plan as of now.

After fighting with lots of noise in overflow in my old tanks and problems faced, read a lot and finally thought and planned this soo far

System Objective : End result with a mixed reef with Flame Angel and Mandarin Fish

System Type : Mixed Reef

System Controlled : by Reef Angel Controller

Planning Started on Date : 28th August 2013

Display Tank : 36 X 24 X 16 , making bean animal external weir, to reduce the noise. 2 nos of plumbing of 1.5 inch to feed sump and 1 no of 1.5 inch plumbing to seed display tank.

Display Light : Kessil A350W

Stand : will make an iron stand and ll cover it with wood, hope this turn out to be good (the only thing i fear about)

Hood : open hood, will plan something on how to hang lights plans are to fabricate something

Sump : 24 X 15 X 18, but still confused want to go for smaller size than this something like 18 X 15 X 18

Refugium : center partition of sump with macro algae and seeded with copepods your views of DSB ??

Refugium Light : 10 W cheap LED

Water : Coral Salt Pro with weekly 30 Ltr water change

Display water circulation : have 3 Jebaos WP 40, will use 1 for the display and eventually plans are to upgrade to Vortech MP 40

Return Pump : 1 nos of 3000 LHP

Skimmer : Reef Octopus XP - 1000 INT ordered today shall be here by weekend

Evaporation : ATO with Reef Angel controller and Water Level Module

Storage Tank : 18 X 6 X 15

any information left ?? :D

any one which is the easiest software to make the sketches ?? i have made everything on paper but gave to LFS for his reference
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:11 am

this is where the tanks gonna be

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sorry avoid the filthy room as the shifting going on
hopefully by sunday the tank ll be in its place :) i am exited
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:59 pm

The stand is here

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Hope the carpenter does nice job..... Last time he just messed everything....
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby mithun » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:53 pm

looking forward to seeing a nice tank.. best of luck bro
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:13 am

Thanks :)
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:12 pm

A bit of pictorial update

The stand at its place

I am nt really happy with the built needs some beautification ... Ll keep it on later part

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Plans are to hang the relay box like this
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Bit of off topic but related pics
The shifting started for other tanks

The cliff before breakdown
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Tank on its place
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The tank at lfs is ready the overflow box is made but needs to be attached to main display
The lfs owner is bit concern about the strength of the same. So will be going there tomorrow and clear out the issue

Hope to see the tank soon on its place

Thanks for tanking time and reading :)
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby Najib » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:35 pm

R you getting the bean done externally or internally?
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:06 pm

Najib wrote:R you getting the bean done externally or internally?


External why ??
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby Najib » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:53 pm

Then your stand will be away from the wall. if you get it done internally then it would look finished as no gap will be there in the wall side. Just a thought :)
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Re: Jack's grotto !!!!

Postby jack » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:41 pm

Najib wrote:Then your stand will be away from the wall. if you get it done internally then it would look finished as no gap will be there in the wall side. Just a thought :)


Its side overflow :p soo back ll b clean and side ll house chiller and overflow soo as such that is going to be bit untidy :)
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