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river2reef2024
03/30/2017, 09:51 PM
So I've had a IM lagoon 25 running since September and i really wanted 2 tanks so i picked up a red sea max 250. But trying to have 2 tanks running is too much for me so my wife said get rid of one. I said I'll get rid of 2 but get one I really want. She said fine. So I'm going with a Aquarium Masters 80 shallow. Hopefully I'll pick it up this weekend. I have will be transferring my rock and coral from my lagoon and rock from my red sea which is now sold. The money will go towards paying the tank. I will be using my dosing pump and ato from the lagoon for this build. I'm still debating the plumbing. A buddy of my buddy posted a sump and other reef stuff on CL he had q trigger systems crystal elite 36 for 100$ He ended up giving it to me. He also had a eshopps 150 skimmer and I gave him frags for that. So my skimmer and sump situation is good.

I trader another reefer a Mr aqua 12 long for 2 Acan lighting led fixtures they are older but have built in timers. I will run them for now. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170331/8838fdfe5e18a8d1629aef5e4d3b1e4c.jpg

I still need to get a return pump. Another bag of sand. I go with tropic Eden.

I started to build my stand. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170331/0d3b1a1aaa99fc39d82baaad31f1bcf3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170331/c498895b564652ab656b80d437d2ab47.jpg

I had to take it apart and redo it because it wasn't level. I will put 1 inch play on top and 1/2 inch ply on the bottom. For the bottom i will wrap it in waterproof membrane to make a shower pan to hold water in case something happens. I will wrap it in 1/4 wood that will attach with magnets or clips so i can access all of the sump when need be. I will cut a square the size of the fuge and place a clear piece of acrylic so I can see inside since I will be placing frags in there. I would like to build and algae scrubber similar to the turbo one. I'm taking my time with this project since I know rushing can lead to mishaps