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Hinds04
04/19/2017, 08:28 PM
Old hobbyist getting back into the saltwater game. This time I am putting in a 125 reef in wall across from my basement bar.

Hinds04
04/19/2017, 08:33 PM
Progress

neilp2006
04/19/2017, 08:41 PM
Any tank info? Dimensions, rimmed/rimless? Sump plans?

And is that frame 2x4? Is that spam going to hold up to a 125 that looks to be , what, 72" wide?


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Hinds04
04/19/2017, 08:52 PM
Standard 125 dual overflows. Will have a 30 gallon sump beneath and a refugium on the other side of the wall. Looking into going LEDs this time. It is a 2x4 frame but it t is all doubled. I'm was actually interested in people's opinions on the frame. Trying to post another picture that shows the frame finished.

Hinds04
04/19/2017, 09:16 PM
Finished frame

Hinds04
04/19/2017, 09:17 PM
More progress

Hinds04
04/19/2017, 09:19 PM
Current picture. Need to square off a few more openings and then it's on to the doors.

Hinds04
04/21/2017, 12:02 PM
Ready for paint and doors. Anyone have any feedback on this frame supporting a 125?

Neil0887
04/21/2017, 12:34 PM
Looks good. Are there 2X4's behind the bottom of the face piece for extra support?

Hinds04
04/21/2017, 05:06 PM
Yes doubled up 2x4s all the way around.

CK00020
04/22/2017, 12:16 PM
Looks great, keep up on the pics

Hinds04
04/23/2017, 11:49 AM
Still need to scavenge a few more cabinet doors.

dimasv
04/24/2017, 06:52 PM
Looks really great. It is a bit dangerous to keep tank at the bar :-)

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Hinds04
04/29/2017, 05:17 PM
Little update. Doors are finished now I just need to do knobs and some trim work. Opening on far right will be open shelving. Horseshoe bar will sit on opposite wall.

paphater
04/29/2017, 09:01 PM
Looks great.

Hinds04
05/04/2017, 07:15 PM
I'm trying to use some stuff from my old frag system. I was wondering your opinions on this return setup. It's jebao dc12000. I was thinking having the two outside returns going to opposite sides of the 125 and the middle return going to the refugium. I'm just wondering if this is going to be too much for the overflows to handle? Worse case scenario I guess I could add another return line that empties directly back into the sump if it is to much.

Hinds04
06/02/2017, 01:14 PM
Tank ordered and will be ready for pickup Wednesday... I have all of my rock so I'll be ready to start my cycle right away.

Hinds04
06/06/2017, 10:55 AM
Some sand to get me started arrived today. 60lbs

Hinds04
06/08/2017, 06:28 PM
Tank is in and aqua scale done. Ready for trim work...

Hinds04
06/11/2017, 09:10 PM
Ready for cycle... If anyone is reading this at this point. I kinda feel like I'm doing a video blog on Mars for when they find my lifeless body lol

Maverick1
06/12/2017, 12:19 AM
Looking good. Your not that far from me.

Bsvenonius
06/12/2017, 01:45 PM
Very sweet build! keep it up!

Hinds04
06/18/2017, 06:01 PM
Got a little trim work done today and first fish is in...

Hinds04
06/26/2017, 01:08 PM
I picked up a top off tank, an acrylic sump I'm going to use as a refugium and a reef octopus 3000 XP EXT. when I'm finished plumbing in all of that, water changes will be as easy as turning valves.

bowfrontboy
06/26/2017, 04:30 PM
Thats really cool

Hinds04
06/27/2017, 12:04 AM
Deal also came with several fish and a good amount of coral. Tank is a little early still so I used a bottle of Doctor tims and am doing daily water changes. All fish eating and seem happy. Coral is all open and happy.

Hinds04
06/28/2017, 12:57 PM
Picture I got today of one of the clowns hosting a toadstool.

Hinds04
06/28/2017, 01:07 PM
Another pic from today...