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Caliban07 11-06-2016 01:51 PM

Caliban's AquaOpti 85L
 
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As some of you may already know I have purchased my new tank. It's an Aquaone Aquaopti 85 with Inspire 60 cabinet.

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Due to the quick sale of my Juwel vision 180 I had to set it up fast and 'rough' just to get my fish back in a swimming around.

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As you can see I had to put a makeshift filter in there at the moment. I have no biological colony at present. Just what is in the plants and eco complete maybe so I'm testing for ammonia and changing water daily. The JBL e1501 canister would be too powerful for this tank at nearly 20x turnover and so I am looking in to the Ehiem Ecco pro range.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eheim-2034-.../dp/B0056GMZ8I

The internal is so quiet though. The thought of the hum of the canister is making me cringe.

The plan is to mount a spray bar and use a diffuser for misting placed in the tank. I can always rig the inline up if I'm not happy with the way this pans out but with a spray bar in this size tank I don't see any reason why the co2 would not mix well enough. The only reason for an inline would be to keep things out of the tank which if it bugs me enough ill change it.

Also using a makeshift light unit that is actually for an Aquanano 40. The plan was to rest the an old Juwel T5 fixture across the top until my new LED came but it sold too quickly. There is no co2 hooked up yet. Had to use a couple of heaters just to keep the temp at 25 as they are for smaller tanks. I still need to buy a heater.

My LED is a Chihiros A series by Hinterfeld 60cm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KucbHXm4ffc

Really looking forward to getting the light on here.

Substrate is eco complete and will be using EI fert dosing.

I've just set up a rough scape for the time being. It is far from finished. Any thoughts are welcome.

Caliban07 11-06-2016 01:54 PM

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Not sure why I double posted the last picture.

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And the view form my chair [emoji5]

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Brookster123 11-06-2016 01:59 PM

That light is brighttttttttt

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Caliban07 11-06-2016 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Brookster123 (Post 3387190)
That light is brighttttttttt

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It's just a regular bulb. A bit bigger than the one that is supposed to be in it. I had a poxy fluval LED think but the glass is too thick for it to clip on.

PerfectDepth 11-06-2016 07:04 PM

Cal's Aquaopti 85L
 
Congrats, that is a sharp looking setup! Glass lily pipes and a ~1000 Lph canister maybe? That's what I would do.

Caliban07 11-07-2016 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by PerfectDepth (Post 3387236)
Congrats, that is a sharp looking setup! Glass lily pipes and a ~1000 Lph canister maybe? That's what I would do.


Thank you! Hmm still debating on the glass. I'm a bit clumsy at the best of times. I think the filter will be between 700-1000lph. I need to get the balance right with flow. The fluval 205 I just sold would have been a decent stand in at this point.

Bert2oo1 11-07-2016 02:27 AM

Looks good! Although I'm a big tank person myself I have a soft spot for the nano builds people do.

I highly recommend the inline with a spray bar. I use this method and the co2 spread is insane. Solid pearl every day. However with 10x tank flow and a spray bar my plants at the front of the tank tend to bend backwards. Not as much of an issue with stiffer plants like crypts but any stem plants get blown back.

Just something to think about when scaping ;)

Definitely following this build!

Autumnsky 11-07-2016 02:43 AM

The white cabinet looks sharp! Very nice tank. I am a small tank person, love it!

Caliban07 11-07-2016 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bert2oo1 (Post 3387299)
Looks good! Although I'm a big tank person myself I have a soft spot for the nano builds people do.

I highly recommend the inline with a spray bar. I use this method and the co2 spread is insane. Solid pearl every day. However with 10x tank flow and a spray bar my plants at the front of the tank tend to bend backwards. Not as much of an issue with stiffer plants like crypts but any stem plants get blown back.

Just something to think about when scaping ;)

Definitely following this build!


I know what you mean. Had that setup running on the vision in its prime. I don't think there is a better method for co2 delivery other than a reactor to break the bubbles down completely before entering the tank or putting the co2 on the inlet side of a canister rather than the outflow.

Having said that, many pros don't use a spraybar so they are by no means necessary. I'm thinking it through, despite being at work all I can think about is this new tank.

I think I'm going to build the substrate up even higher at the back and look in to getting some rock[emoji2]

Caliban07 11-07-2016 05:24 AM

Cal's Aquaopti 85L
 
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Originally Posted by Autumnsky (Post 3387302)
The white cabinet looks sharp! Very nice tank. I am a small tank person, love it!


There was a moment yesterday when I thought I had gone too small. But I'm going to have so much fun with this one. Downsizing will be more economic for me too as I'll have to use less of everything. The small gaps at the side will allow much better access for me to fiddle until my heart is content. The slightly smaller depth and height means I can reach over and see what's going on behind the tank. Despite being just over 6 ft this was a problem with the vision because of the bow too..

I do like the white cabinet. They do white and oak and black and oak too.

Now to look for a snazzy heater. What wattage am I looking for in an 85L?

TMaier 11-07-2016 08:26 AM

Looks sharp. But the view from your chair....
I think some furniture moving is in order. You need to be able to position yourself smack dab in front for full viewing pleasure. IMHO.

Bert2oo1 11-07-2016 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Caliban07 (Post 3387311)
There was a moment yesterday when I thought I had gone too small. But I'm going to have so much fun with this one. Downsizing will be more economic for me too as I'll have to use less of everything. The small gaps at the side will allow much better access for me to fiddle until my heart is content. The slightly smaller depth and height means I can reach over and see what's going on behind the tank. Despite being just over 6 ft this was a problem with the vision because of the bow too..

I do like the white cabinet. They do white and oak and black and oak too.

Now to look for a snazzy heater. What wattage am I looking for in an 85L?


I'm guessing that's 85litre? U will only
Need a 100w heater :) they say 1w per litre

Caliban07 11-07-2016 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Bert2oo1 (Post 3387341)
I'm guessing that's 85litre? U will only
Need a 100w heater :) they say 1w per litre


Yeah I was thinking 100W. It's 85 litres. I put an L after the 85 in the title to hopefully clarify as I realised that nowhere did I state the size [emoji23]

Still debating on a filter...they all seem to be pushing 100 just for a 600-800lph.

Bert2oo1 11-07-2016 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Caliban07 (Post 3387358)
Yeah I was thinking 100W. It's 85 litres. I put an L after the 85 in the title to hopefully clarify as I realised that nowhere did I state the size [emoji23]

Still debating on a filter...they all seem to be pushing 100 just for a 600-800lph.


I've read a lot of good reviews on the sunsun canisters. There extremely cheap and parts are also cheap. No need to go to fancy, after all it's just a box that pumps water ;)

Caliban07 11-07-2016 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Bert2oo1 (Post 3387359)
No need to go to fancy, after all it's just a box that pumps water ;)


Yeah buuuuttt I want one that pumps a decent amount of water, is quiet, easy to clean and prime and will accommodate the inline if necessary all for a reasonable price. I think it's gonna be the eheim Ecco pro 300

Bert2oo1 11-07-2016 02:22 PM

Sunsun will do that ;) if u ask me the eheims are louder than most. The aqua one 1200 I have on my 30g is disgustingly loud. I can hear it in the next room when I'm sleeping :s
My mate runs a sunsun 3000 and it's completely silent

Caliban07 11-07-2016 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Bert2oo1 (Post 3387371)
Sunsun will do that ;) if u ask me the eheims are louder than most. The aqua one 1200 I have on my 30g is disgustingly loud. I can hear it in the next room when I'm sleeping :s
My mate runs a sunsun 3000 and it's completely silent


Hmmm will look in to these. I did do a quick search for them on Amazon just to check the price. Will have another look. Cheers

Brookster123 11-07-2016 03:29 PM

I run 3 sun sun cans, I've had no issues, they're extremely quiet and easy to clean and service.

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TMaier 11-07-2016 04:50 PM

I've had my Sunsun since May. It's so easy even I can do it! And it's quiet.

Caliban07 11-07-2016 05:26 PM

Thanks. What's the smallest the do? The HW-302?


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