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BeanMachine
11/21/2016, 10:41 AM
I finally got my new tank this weekend!

300 Gallon 72" x 36" x 27"
Acrylic and Glass Exhibits (A.G.E.)
3/4" 4 Sided Starfire (long story :P)
2" Steel Perimeter Bracing Top and Bottom
PVC Bottom
3/4" Acrylic Splash Guard (Euro Style)
No Cross Bracing!
Drilled for 2 x Synergy Reef 16" Shadow Overflow Boxes (1,600 gph each)
Gray Powder Coat

I ordered the stand extended so I can slide my sump further under the plumbing, as well as hide it all eventually with a skin. The shelf may also come in handy later for power supplies and what not.

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savethereef
11/21/2016, 11:46 AM
looks dope. cant wait

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fixmgood
11/21/2016, 03:14 PM
Great looking tank,good luck and welcome to the club.I have a spare bedroom when your wife finds out you have more pics of the tank than your daughter.

biecacka
11/21/2016, 03:56 PM
AGE makes such beautiful tanks. I almost went with them when I was upgrading.

Corey

BeanMachine
11/21/2016, 04:45 PM
looks dope. cant wait

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Its going to take me a while, but should be pretty epic once all setup.

Great looking tank,good luck and welcome to the club.I have a spare bedroom when your wife finds out you have more pics of the tank than your daughter.

Why thank you, I have a lot of her also... its a tight race haha

AGE makes such beautiful tanks. I almost went with them when I was upgrading.

Corey

Thanks Corey. I can't believe she is mine! It wasn't cheap but worth every penny after I saw it in person.

AquaBogie
11/21/2016, 07:37 PM
This makes me want to go bigger than 200... but I think my wife may be ****ed lol.

BeanMachine
04/03/2017, 12:00 PM
I finally made some progress this weekend. Moving and baby has made this quite the long build.

The drains are done. I haven't glued anything yet except the unions on the overflows. The white fittings and pipe will be replaced. I ran out of Sch 80 90s and a couple 45s. Don't mind the extra slack at the sump. I also need to finish the emergency drains and dump them into the skimmer section. I may leave the stand 6 inches from the wall and build the skin to cover the back side in case I ever need to get back there for maintenance. With all the pipes it will be challenging to make a repair...otherwise I'd have to drain the tank and move it which would suck. I was going to run most of the drains under the tank, but it was going to take up quite a bit of head room under the stand.

Nothing like spending a bunch of money on nice PVC. 90% which is now hidden behind the tank. LOL

Next up is cutting and painting the metal strut I bought. I'll use it to support the drains underneath, as well as the return lines and manifold.

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bdinnerv
04/04/2017, 06:00 AM
Great job on the plumbing, looks really nice and the sump looks great too, look forward to seeing it all online.

FishyFishy69
04/04/2017, 01:37 PM
Looks like a great start!

... The random bits of white pipe and fittings would drive me insane on such an otherwise clean build.

Darthv247
04/04/2017, 01:49 PM
smart move extending the stand back like that. great looking tank.

BeanMachine
04/04/2017, 04:44 PM
Looks like a great start!

... The random bits of white pipe and fittings would drive me insane on such an otherwise clean build.

Hahaha I know ... of course I over ordered a lot of the fittings, but came up short on some others. They'll get swapped out its bothering me also! :wildone:

BeanMachine
04/14/2017, 01:34 PM
I'm going to use Vectra L1 and M1s for now, but down the road I'd like to get a couple of RD3 pumps once I can save some more cash.

Not much of an update but I'm almost set on the return plumbing design. I may have to tweak it while on the job though.

Revision 8,359 :)

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BeanMachine
09/04/2017, 10:46 PM
Soooo got really sidetracked with life. I finally got the aquascape done. I just need to plumb the returns and I should be good to go.

The rock is Pukani and I used Aquamaxx Reef Welder to attach the rocks together. A chizzle and hammer bang bang and here you have it. The Reef Welder works awesome! Highly recommended.

https://youtu.be/lTKjt7Uszkk