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Offline bigguy

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50cm Cube Bedroom Tank
« on: September 14, 2013, 05:54:38 PM »
Well Been on here a While And i Do Post to Other Forums But thought as i am A Mod i best get a Tank Thread Done

This will be the Tank i plan to project my DIY on and if all works to Plan Use it on my 4ft tank thats Empty in front room

I also Have a 3ft x 2ft x 2ft running in there but thats up and running and not much DIY on it

Apart from a Bad stand :)

Here is the Tank stuff :)

The Tank Is a 50cm Cube With Sump :) Bought Second Hand

Did not Like the Back Shiny Cab that it came with



Yep thats not the Light Unit for it lol


this is the Old Tank it is replacing when we was in a different Bedroom



Here are SOme of the Stand Build It was More a New Desk for my Computers and the Tank for the bedroom





Some Storage above :)



This Is where the New Sump will Go and the tank were the PC is



All from Recycled Wood and old Desks i Do not like to throw anything away :)
As my Wife can Vouch for lol



Even Papered the Wall after it was Built First Time to Wallpaper in about 10 years lol





Computers On Top Shelf out of way




This has changed now but I will show that later



This is were my 2 clows from Bedroom Tank are at the moment next to my 3ft tank in front room





3ft Tank in front room



With Holding Tank Next to it :)

These are shots taken today



4ft Tank Possibly Next Year Now (Will do Thread for this when i start it)



Full of Junk (Fish Stuff)

Here it is when i got it



had to cut the pipe work and broke the front Weir Glass But might remove this not sure yet

Back to the cube :)



this will be the view from were i sit at my desk

This is was the layout of the sump



i did not like it so got a mate to change it for me



Now water comes in top left in to next chamber then under to the long front heater section over to the last chamber Deep Sand Bed
before the return section
a lot better layout :)

Fill Up Day :)





she wanted to help granddad what can i say lol





rear pipe work

Sump



Had a leek on rear Pipe :(



good job it was only ro water + i got my return pipe ball valve on wrong pipe :)



was a little pin **** of a hole so decided to replace the lot
the following weekend



Salt Water in and Sand in :)



dirty sand for deep sand bed :(



Layout Of the rock work :)

My Light Unit i bought until i get the DIY Lights Done





My View from were i sit at my desk



Some of the Sump :)





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the live rock in sump it to help the tank seed i will take the one out of the left hand chamber and the cheato will go in there :)

Ok Tank Filled on the 18-8-2013

First Test done on
31st -8 - 2013
Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknown
Nitrate No3 = could be 25 high or 5 low how would you tell ? Same Kit
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.5 and 0.25 same kit again










View From My Bed



3rd - 9 -2013







And some more test results
31 st results
Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknown
Nitrate No3 = could be 25 high or 5 low how would you tell ? Same Kit
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.5 and 0.25 same kit again

8th September Results

Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknow
Nitrate No3 = could be 50 high or 10 low how would you tell ? Same Kit
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.5 and 0.25 same kit again

Also Did Some Tests with a Red Sea Algae Control Test Kit

No3 Test .50 ppm Age again Unknown ?
P04 Test .08 ppm to .04 Same Kit as No3

And Just Because i was Enjoying this Did a No3 With a Salifert Kit

No 3 Test 10 ppm
PO4 Test 0.1 ppm

so Not Sure What To Make off all This apart from 1 Test Kit Differs From The Next

Yes they all could be out of Date But i suppose its a guide.
Will I be Buying a new Test Kit

on the 10th i put 2 bottles of these in :)



And Here it is up to date

todays Pics









And Finlay Full Shot of it in place in Bedroom



Watter TEsts Tomorrow :( (Hate Doing this)

Clean up crew is next

then about 3- 4 weeks after that move stock from old holding tank

I Have the following to do

Sorta  door out for sump


and start all DIY projects on this Tank

Power bar with Switches first

then get tank controller sorted with LED Lights

Tank Hood

I will Try and update regular if your Interested

Thanks for taking the Time to look and read

Simon
Cube LED Build The Journey :)
http://ukreefs.com/index.php?topic=975.msg8156#msg8156
Large Fat And Dam ugly But Happy to Try and help if i Can :)
Enjoy Your Stay Here.

50cm Cube Tank Thread
http://ukreefs.com/index.php?topic=1005.0

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Re: 50cm Cube Bedroom Tank
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 06:27:25 PM »
Test My Green Tank Day :) lol

31 st results
Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknow
Nitrate No3 = could be 25 high or 5 low how would you tell ? Same Kit
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.5 and 0.25 same kit again

8th September Results

Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknow
Nitrate No3 = could be 50 high or 10 low how would you tell ? Same Kit
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.5 and 0.25 same kit again

Also Did Some Tests with a Red Sea Algae Control Test Kit

No3 Test .50 ppm Age again Unknown ?
P04 Test .08 ppm to .04 Same Kit as No3

15th 9 -2013

Nitrite No2 = 0.1 Red Sea Test Kit Age Unknow  Same as last 2 :(
Nitrate No3 = could be 25 high or 5 low how would you tell ? Same Kit gone down :)
And Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Between 0.25 and 0.0 same kit again  gone down :)

Also Did Some Tests with a Red Sea Algae Control Test Kit

No3 Test .50 - 0.75 ppm Age again Unknown ? lower end of the .75 :)
P04 Test .64 ppm to .36 Same Kit as No3

Some Pics of the Green Grass growing :(

Full Tank Shot :)















This is the Worst Stage hope it starts to burn out Soon :(

No Clean up crew Until next weekend might do a small water change this week not sure yet

The Pods are still alive and still have work to do on the Door and Hood

then the electrics then the fun stuff Tank Controller :)
Cube LED Build The Journey :)
http://ukreefs.com/index.php?topic=975.msg8156#msg8156
Large Fat And Dam ugly But Happy to Try and help if i Can :)
Enjoy Your Stay Here.

50cm Cube Tank Thread
http://ukreefs.com/index.php?topic=1005.0

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Re: 50cm Cube Bedroom Tank
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 03:43:54 PM »
suppose i should keep an eye on you here as well eh mate  C:-)

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Re: 50cm Cube Bedroom Tank
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 05:13:43 PM »
  ;)

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