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Old 09-01-2009, 04:14 PM
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Queens auto's 20g ReeF

well...im anticipating a move back to nyc in the near future...
so since i have a 10g already in NY and a 30g cube in philly..
and the 10g will not hold all the corals i have in the 30g so i decided to change it up a notch and build a new 20g...
(30g cube setup for sale soon**)

this is the 10g a few months ago.


this is the 30g


im going to sell a bunch of my equipment and some corals to make room..
i think the tank will be fairly stocked after i transfer everything...!
well..heres some pics of the 20g build..sorry only had my camera phone










i have made the sump on the upper half of the stand because when time comes to clean the sump or do water changes...i need a pump to remove the water and cant really get much of the detritus out...so now i just need to siphon it...im happy about that....the bottom will hold the ATO resevior and doser/2-part containers and probrably the outlets if i cant find a better place for them.










this is the skimmer thats going into the sump.


stand still need some more work but its almost there...
im going with black vinyl hoses instead of pvc for the drain and return.

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Old 09-01-2009, 04:17 PM
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Nice buddy....Good luck with your build.....It looks like you are going to fill that tank up fast.....
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:20 PM
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equipment:
-hellolights 150w pendant/aro ballast/phoenix 14k bulb
-2 18" VHO super actinics
-lazi's led strip moonlights
-maxijet utility pump for return (500gph)
- clamp-on fuge light with 6500k bulb
-jbj ATO
-aqualifter for ATO
-2 BRS 1.1 ml dosers
-reefkeeper 2
-vortech mp10
-CONICAL skimmer
-4 80mm computer fans in hood

lovestock:
pair of clown hybrids from sanjay
highfin goby/pistol shrimp

corals:
mixed of everything on the higher end that i been collecting

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Old 09-01-2009, 04:23 PM
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Nice buddy....Good luck with your build.....It looks like you are going to fill that tank up fast.....

lol...thanks thane..
i think i will need to sell a good amount of corals to make it work

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That looks like a neat little skimmer.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:50 AM
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That looks like a neat little skimmer.

ehh....bad craftmanship..its like a diy skimmer from china..
but i fixed a few issues and the pump looks like it pulling good air so we'll see..still skimming wet at the moment..
nothing like that cone you got now.!
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Very nice - I like the way you did the stand with the tank set toward the front Best of luck with it!!
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nice build.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:08 PM
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thanks!
hopefully everything will work out the way i planned...trying to go for as quiet as i can get..
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looking good...
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