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    I have all Memorial Weekend to finish up this in-wall project I started over a month ago but just haven't had the time to complete. Hopefully, I will now! :icon_bigg

    I call it "Swiss Cheese II"


    The dimensions are 48x34x24(170g)


    Roland
    Old Yeller Tang
    Almost a ZEOhead
    Last edited by Old Yeller Tang; 05-26-2005, 02:19 PM.

  • #2
    Beautiful Roland, thanks for sharing. Can not wait to see pictures when the tank is completely up and running.

    Welcome to zeovit.com!

    G.Alexander

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    • #3
      That must of took some thinking to do! Especially under the stairs! I love the outcome of it! When do you think you will have the rocks and water in it?

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      • #4
        Roland... When did you take down the "LONG" tank? I know this was it's replacement but I can't remember were the stairs were in relation to the old tank. To be honest, after seeing the tank that's all I remember seeing.

        What made you go cube style instead of replacing the long one?

        You should post your website address here.

        SteveU
        “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
        ...Charles F. Kettering

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        • #5
          Thanks guys! I'm eager to what the tank is going to look like when it's finished too!

          Edward, having the tank under the stairs caused a lot of inconveniences. I was unable to go with the nicer larger lumenars and had to settle for the mini's and I have a small 4ft door that I have to crawl in and out of to access the tank but I'm getting used to it quick.

          Steve,I hope to have my 10ft tank out of the house by next weekend but we'll see. If I do, you think you can house a few frags for me until new tank is stable? You should stop by sometime to check it out.
          My website is very old and in need of serious updating. It will once my new tank is up.

          http://rolandsreef.freeservers.com/index.html

          Roland

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          • #6
            Your still not finished! Dang Roland, you need to hurry.

            I'm trying to get Pauls tank, but can't seem to talk the wife into it yet

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            • #7
              What are you goals for this tank? All SPS? Rock Wall?

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              • #8
                Little bit of a setback today! I replumbed the closed loop eliminating the flex spa and using sweepers instead. I did get better flow but I had a leak spring up from my Oceans Motions. I hope I can fix myself or else it's time to give Paul a call. Couldn't work on the leak tho as family stopped by to slow the progress.

                Ken,

                Don't do it! The tank will be cursed w/o your wife's blessings! :hahano:

                Edward,

                My goal is to keep mainly angels and sps' and never allow algae to grow in my tank ever again!lol Another thing I really didn't want, is the look of ugly ph's in my tank. That's why I had holes drilled on the sides of the tank. They are like hidden tunze's with the awesome flow I'm getting with the barracuda running it. Sold me tunze and gemini real quick! I'm also hoping zeo will keep me from having to keep cheato in my sump as well.

                Hope to have pics real soon.

                Roland

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                • #9
                  Roland, where did the leak come from in the OM? I have a brand new one here if it helps you. I don't mind giving it to you if it's quicker than getting a replacement from Paul.

                  I can't wait to see this tank. I think it's going to blow away your 10 footer.

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                  • #10
                    BTW, did you try those new bulkheads out? Let me know if you like them or not.

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                    • #11
                      Hi is the barracuda pump quite? i was going to get a couple of the dart pumps, but if the barracuda is quite also then i will try those out.

                      thanks again!

                      Nick
                      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                      • #12
                        Madison,

                        I have the older version right before the latest ones. Don't think you'd want to trade but if so, I'll gladly take yours!lol Here's the leak. It's coming from some tiny hole that's drilled in the midsection of the OM. Does yours have that same hole?


                        Yeah, I do like those directional jet stream bulkheads. These are exactly the same as the short bodied bulkheads, they just have a ball and collar in the bulkhead to hold in the directional ball. You can simply take out the collar and then you would have the short bodied bulkhead. I dig the collar they use on them cause I'll be most likely removing the directional ball since I like the flow path I'm getting and inserting black pieces of eggcrate so no critter go in there instead. Really love them collars!

                        Nick,

                        Go with the Darts! They are nearly silent. Just make sure you drill a 2" hole on your tank for the inlet and your set. Had I done the same, I would've went with the Dart too but already had a 1.5" hole drilled and I would lose some flow which I didn't want so I stuck with the Barracuda and it's quite noisy compared to the Amp3k. Darts are more energy efficient as well. As long as you don't have much head pressure, the Dart is definitely the way to go.

                        Roland

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                        • #13
                          Wow that frame around the tank is awesome!

                          Eat you heart out Klaus!
                          400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the help!

                            instead of going with a 2" hole i am going to use 2 1.5" holes for the DART that way the suction will be less and fish wont get sucked to it.

                            plus it will allow more flow with 2 1.5" bulkheads draing to the dart.

                            thanks again!

                            Nick
                            275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                            • #15
                              Roland, what is the purpose of those bulkheads and where did you get them from?

                              Nick, I may have to take Madison's advice that he gave to you and add a second closed loop suction hole.. either that or do a 2" as Roland advised for a Dart. Would the Hammerhead be too much flow for me (450g)? Or should I stick with a Dart (for closed loop)?

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