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Old 07/14/2017, 06:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Reefer40b's Mixed 180 Build

Started out with a good old 40 breeder and now after a year its time for an upgrade...
Using a generic stand that came with the tank ...But going to make it into a nice stand that you wont even recognize when i'm done with it.
This is going to be mixed tank with just about everything! Expect tons of pictures and feel free to criticize my work, see something I could do better just let me know.

First picture after bring into the house, one of my cats of course had to check it out
[IMG]WP_20170528_19_11_58_Rich_LI by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Orig Stand picture
[IMG]WP_20170529_21_33_00_Rich_LI by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Removed all silicone wasn't too bad but figured I would start fresh and I also wanted it to be changed to black
[IMG]WP_20170626_23_18_30_Rich_LI by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Sanding started...
[IMG]20170711_141431 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170711_141450 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170711_150608 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Did not like the brown color so Black it goes...
[IMG]20170711_150553 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
20170711_160250 by Will Carr, on Flickr



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Old 07/19/2017, 10:07 PM   #2
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Little more work done...

Base plywood installed and supports for 40b raised sump area. and its official its going to be a peninsula build! Bottom area will be 100% sealed so that in the event of a leak It can hold a ton of water.

[IMG]20170718_194407 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20170718_194356 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170716_233929 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170718_204347 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 07/20/2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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Not much new just drilled some drain hole in the bottom tray so water could flow all the way through in case of flood. and added some small trim boards to the outside.
[IMG]20170718_230125 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170718_230132 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 07/20/2017, 10:38 PM   #4
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Since Nobody is really interested in the tank build... how about a pic of my teal blue stag...[IMG]20170720_173327 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 07/21/2017, 02:21 AM   #5
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Cabinet is nicely built. will like to see the tank on it.


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Old 07/27/2017, 10:16 PM   #6
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The work continues...

[IMG]20170724_172242 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170724_180727 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170725_224901 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170726_004440 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
Holes drilled and custom top made for reefbreeders V2's lights
[IMG]20170727_010901 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
20170727_014017 by Will Carr, on Flickr

Just some jelly!
[IMG]20170726_184739 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 07/27/2017, 11:54 PM   #7
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jeez, that stand is bad-***


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Old 07/31/2017, 10:36 PM   #8
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Thumbs up

Finsining up the canopy and resealed the tank, looking good so far

[IMG]20170730_093030 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170730_100029 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170730_152329 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170730_175726 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170731_165413 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170731_165427 (2) by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 08/03/2017, 12:17 AM   #9
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Thumbs up

Some paint and aquascaping...

[IMG]20170802_223204 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20170802_012304 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170802_224131 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20170801_130242 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 08/11/2017, 12:55 AM   #10
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Cool Lots of work completed... here you go!

[IMG]20170806_182226 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170806_182208 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170807_181234 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170809_134254 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170809_152316 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]20170808_121404 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170807_182407 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170807_181206 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 08/11/2017, 12:55 AM   #11
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Somemore..

[IMG]20170808_121054 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170810_004507 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170810_010214 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]20170809_181805 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]20170808_185401 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170808_180259 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170808_125616 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 08/11/2017, 12:58 AM   #12
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[IMG]20170809_161525 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 08/11/2017, 11:57 AM   #13
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Pics are great. A lot of work and planning involved. Looks like you will have a nice set up. A little commentary along with the pics would be good.


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Old 08/23/2017, 11:19 PM   #14
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Old 08/24/2017, 12:52 AM   #15
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Skimmer Has Arrived!

Well I went big lol... original plan was to get an s-200 but... found the s-300 for the same price brand new and couldn't pass it up! So here she is!
[IMG]20170822_095807 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170822_095937 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170822_101318 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 08/24/2017, 12:59 AM   #16
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Fish have been added..

Some of the fish I just picked up will be transferring everything from the 40b here too but for now just these guys.

One of my favorites, JawFish
[IMG]20170823_171329 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

TANG TRIO. I got the purple one for FREE!
[IMG]20170823_171341 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Blue Jaw
[IMG]20170823_171353 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

CopperBand. Worried about him hes not eating... I just put in an aptashia rock to see if that might get em to eat. Any ideas?
[IMG]20170823_171356 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 08/24/2017, 01:06 AM   #17
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ATO setup and working wonderfully!

[IMG]20170822_085549 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170823_170309 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170822_133255 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]20170822_133241 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]

Install some silicone mats to help out with the vibration of the wave makers
[IMG]20170822_085604 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 09/24/2017, 05:14 AM   #18
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Well haven't been here much due to some set backs... Velvet hit me real hard within that first week of getting the new fish, person I got them from said they had been QT'd already so I didn't worry about ordering any treatment well in the 5 days it took to get delivered I lost most of them, started treatment and lost a couple more and now only have a Purple tang and blue throat trigger left... its been around 3 weeks since then and those 2 that are left are happy as can be. Lesson learned DONT TRUST ANYONE THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY!

BTW chlroloquine Phosphate is wonderful kicked velvets ***!

As far as the Tank goes I got my 2and reefbreeders photon V2 in the mail! and I have mounted it up will have more updates in the coming weeks hopefully will have some jellys in the tank here soon with some pictures of course!

[IMG]20170902_070120 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 09/29/2017, 05:21 AM   #19
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No much new, Dosing Pump Shelf installed... still need to calibrate and install the tubing/bulkheads on dosing containers

[IMG]20170926_004837 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 10/01/2017, 11:32 PM   #20
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Sps Candy..

Gonzo cotton candy
[IMG]20171001_203055 by Will Carr, on Flickr[/IMG]


Light Hung Pictures
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Old 02/06/2018, 09:34 PM   #21
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Great build. Any updates?


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Old 02/06/2018, 10:44 PM   #22
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Update.. sure. Added some T5s 80 watt retro kit with blue plus bulbs. And here is a couple coral shots too. The acro frag is my new WD totally bleached from shipping but it will color good I'm sure.

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Old 02/07/2018, 08:45 PM   #23
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Looking good. WD is on my list along with homewrecker.


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