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Old 08-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Smile Tank2379 60G Cube Build

I have been away for awhile- A Long while alot of things have gone on but in the coming weeks I will be starting my build so thought I post it here as well.
I am going to start this build off on the right foot- after my 45G Cube crack from trying to drill it for an overflow to save money I ended up cracking my first tank,(Not the first time drilling a Tank mistake on my part) anyhow got a great deal on a 60G cube so I just upgraded and went taller. Here it is getting ready to be filled in the next two weeks along with a few other items pics below


Stunner Strips

Apex Jr

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My equipment List
-60G Marineland Cube RR 24X24X24
-Sump (Acrylic) designed by nanoseacreations 20X20X16
-Lumen Bright Mini Wide 250Watt MH Pendent style Black
-Exocotic Stunner Strips 2 x 12.5 453NM Blue for Dusk/Day effect
-MP10wES
-Tunze Nano Pump 6015
-Octopus NW 150 Skimmer
-Apex Jr controller with no Display
-ATO
-Carib Sea Live Sand Crushed- 90lbs 3inch sand bed
-100LB of Live Rock which was bleached and dip in Acid from my 72G
-Return Pump Tunze Recirculation Pump Silence 1073.020


This project will start in the next week or so just though I start this now and share my equipment list for now, I had a ton of SPS that ended up dying off on me from moving so this will be a fresh start like new.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:15 AM   #2
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Great list! Looks good, waiting to see how it all comes together!

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I am shooting for the middle of the week to start on it, I need my SPS back
here is a Video of my 72BF before the crash
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I am shooting for the middle of the week to start on it, I need my SPS back
here is a Video of my 72BF before the crash
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Very Nice. Some day I will be there.
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This looks like is going to be good, I'm following along!
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Thanks guys- I am just waiting for our apartment to be finish with the rehab and we should be able to move right in this weekend coming up there has been some setbacks but until then I got nothing...LOL
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Should I put a Check valve in the return area?
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Should I put a Check valve in the return area?
I am curious to see that answer as well. Only reason I could think of not too is that it may get gummed up and stop working but I think that is pretty slim possibillity. I am looking forward to what the experts have to say about it.
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I want too but problems can happen but I might whey my options
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I built a pond several years ago with a cascading waterfall feeding it. The first time I shut the pump off the lower pond overflowed. At first I couldn't figure out why then it dawned on me, not only was that 30 foot of 1 inch pipe full of water it was siphoning the water out of the upper catch pond. I put a check valve in line near the pump and have never had a problem in about 4 years.
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