Thread: JPEConsult's Saltwater Aquarium
09-06-2008, 05:52 PM #1
JPEConsult's Saltwater Aquarium
Alright, alright. After a few requests, I finally got off my butt and took some pictures of my saltwater reef balanced habitat. A little info before the pics:
Display Tank = 240 gallons
Sump/filter tank = 55 gallons
Refugium/coral frag tank = 75 gallons
(2) Pumps, one that retunrs the water from the filter, one to run a closed- loop system stricly to add current to the display tank.
A skimmer which is a tall cyliner that pumps water and air to trap debris,
including fish crap at the top of the bubbles to filter the water
(2) 250 w metal halide lights on display (white light in the display tank)
(3) VHO Actinic bulbs for the blue/florecent color in the display tank
Approx 75 different corals
Approx 25 fish
My house is only one year old, and I had a filter room built into the house, so all the filtration is in this 6x12 room behind the tank. The walls were insulated with spray foam for sound supression. As you will see the display tank has two viewable sides, one 3' x 25" facing the front door/foyer area, and the main view is 5'x 25" facing the living room.
Many people have asked its value, and I am reluctant to tell. I have put a lot of extra money into the equipment early in the build to ensure the best success I can give it. To put it in PWC terms, I have approx a RXPX invested in it.
Enjoy the pics... (please disregard the toilet in the background and the girls' toys on the floor)
Pics of the filtration room may come later if some of you are interested in them. --jeremy
09-06-2008, 06:16 PM #2
Dude that is assume!!!! I would love to see pic's of the filter room (Rh,Rh,Rh)Tim Allen... How do you fair with the power outage???
09-06-2008, 06:38 PM #3
09-06-2008, 07:22 PM #4
WOW! that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics.
09-06-2008, 07:50 PM #5
generator ran one return pump, skimmer and two box fans. Pump ensured re-oxygenation to keep the fish alive. Skimmer removed the fish crap and other debris from the water. Box fans kept the water temperature below 80 degrees...when the fish start to stress (ick), and start eliminating each other. I did not lose one fish. I did lose a large Mexican Turbo Snail, because he fell off a rock, and I did not have lights to see him. Hermits got him...lol.
Filter Room pics coming up...argh, argh, argh
09-06-2008, 07:53 PM #6
By the way. I was scheduled to go to MACNA XX (North American Marine "club") in Atlanta this past weekend...Gustav. I have more money invested in my livestock than a $140 ticket. I sent an email, on Thursday when I got my electricity back, asking for my $140 back, with no response yet
09-06-2008, 07:55 PM #7
Check out my jet pilot shoes by the front door. I had those on along with my Frogg Toggs during portions of the hurricane...lol.
Pic 2 has white clips that have a suction cup sticking it to the glass. Dehidrated seaweed go here. m It also shows the magnet in the top right corner of the tank. You hold the magnet on the outside of the trank, and the other side of the magent, inside of the tank, has a surface similar to velcro to clean the viewing areas. Genius, I know.
09-06-2008, 08:05 PM #8
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Jeremy, That is killer Bro! Thanks for sharing!!! Awesome!!!
09-06-2008, 08:12 PM #9
Going to buddy's house for the UFC pay-per-view, which is in Atlanta. I would have gone in person, thanks Gustav. Filtration pics will be posted shortly. Stay tuned. --jeremy
Last edited by jpeconsult; 09-07-2008 at 12:24 AM.
09-06-2008, 09:14 PM #10
its on my "to do" list.....
even on the crappy days......my love/obsession for the water would still be close by.....very cool.
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