View Full Version : My 125 build

05/25/2017, 11:29 PM
Currently have a 90 gallon reef. Had a 125 gallon full of FW fish and decided to turn it saltwater after I fell in love with this hobby. Here's where I am at...

Drilled for 1 1/2" drains. Herbie style internal overflow

Drilled for 3/4 locline returns on either side of aquarium

Custom overflow box being made

Built custom stand, painted back of aquarium

Ran electrical outlet in wall

Custom screen lids made and painted flat black

Still need to get plumbing done, using my same 40 gallon sump that is currently being used on the 90 so it's going to be a little tricky getting everything rite without having the sump under the tank to lay it out

Need to get another mars aqua led 300 watt as I only have 1 over the 4 ft tank rite now.

All livestock, live rock, and coral will be transferred over. Need to get new sand. If anyone has some they can donate I would appreciate it. Or is there a safe sand to use that's not "Live"? Trying to save some money...

Here's some pics I will update thread as I move along. Shooting for next weekend to get everything transferred over.

If anyone has any advice or has a source for sand I would appreciate it.

BTW I ordered the acrylic internal overflow with a inside dimater of 2 3/4"... I cannot find a 90 to work inside that slim of a box even with cutting a 90 down. 1 1/2" drains.... anyone know where to get a tight radius 90? Or am I screwed? Cut a 90 down as far as possible and go it too 2 5/8 but you would never be able to pull it out once I silicone the overflow...


Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

05/25/2017, 11:30 PM
More picshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/20236f3ca7be0f1279ed66bcc61626ca.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/b7ddf4ea407ad7993eac7fdbbada79c5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/1ad8103c39aba7f79aae9036d50f29a8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170526/6152e98fc24fb189eeea8265e87785f4.jpg

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

05/27/2017, 08:39 PM
Plumbing done https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170528/730342a23bfa423046e425519f214a68.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170528/653f60014b11d9f50b9d04117f3389db.jpg

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

05/27/2017, 08:46 PM
Looks really good following

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

06/02/2017, 09:50 AM
Built a canopy and got the overflow siliconed in. Fish go in tomorrow!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/c27bd349867cbf08a1380173ba1902e4.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/23ca5d08369a5b446c3a9e8dfa78223c.jpg

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

06/03/2017, 06:56 PM
Got everything transferred over. Can someone please look at my tests results in the picture. My PH seems really low. Using API test kit for everything https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/54959b7b489f30ba6cbf40b563a40bf9.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/b8f48a96b869761765dc8bff4058d8c6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/47d2fcdf26f032db57001175f6dbc755.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/b518bfa3d42fa360af24cb4f266e2072.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/f460200af42fa92277bbce7d5f41fbc7.jpg

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

06/03/2017, 07:21 PM
Forgot to add my salinity is 1.026

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk