View Full Version : 220 build

07/31/2017, 02:35 PM
I started this journey a little over a year ago, with a glass 5ft long 180 gallon. I then started to research and collect items to make this happen. While I was getting things together, I cam across a 5ft 220 acrylic, so I bought that and sold the 180. Over the next several months, I continued to collect the items I needed to get the 220 like I wanted it. I decided to go with a closed loop system, tie in my 90 gallon, run a DSB (8in) and convert a closet into a filtration room. My sump is a 65 gallon running 2, 7 inch socks, I also have a roller mat, but not sure if Im going to use that now. Im also running 2, 20 gallon long tanks for refugiums.

I had a metal stand built out of 14 gauge 2x2 steel, bottom in boxed in with a 6 in hight waterproof fiberglass box. The filtration room has a box like this also to hold any leaks or spills.

Im in the process now of building a canopy with 2 actuators that will lift the canopy up to gain easy access to the top of the tank.

Here is a few pics so far. Next is rocks and transfer of fish and corals.

The drains on the tank are fairly loud, they do have holes drilled in the top caps, but still loud. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?

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