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Unread 02/19/2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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my 120

Here is the work Ive done so far in preparation...
Stand (got used) touched up and repainted. I'm working on doors now.

Sump resliconed and baffled. Octopus NW200 w gate valve mod

Power center I made, beign tested out on the frag tank. I followed this guy's design - http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...readid=1289946
Also ran a new circuit and installed a new outlet to plug this badboy into.

Hope to leak test the tank this week and get it filled and circulating soon!


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Unread 02/19/2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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Looking good!!!!

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Unread 02/20/2008, 06:01 AM   #3
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Very nice adam. One thing tho, the tools should be all over the place not nice and neet on the walls


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Unread 02/20/2008, 06:21 AM   #4
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Thanks! The tools usually are everywhere, until I finally need to actually use the bench, in which case I clean up.... plus you can't see the huge pile of fish "stuff" out of view to left


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Unread 02/20/2008, 06:47 AM   #5
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Looks awesome...very organized


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Unread 02/20/2008, 07:23 AM   #6
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Looks great~! Give us a heads up when your old tank comes available for the sea horses.


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Unread 02/20/2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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Looks good adam. Better your getting anxious. I know I was.
Looks like you have enough room for your skimmer.


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Unread 02/20/2008, 06:47 PM   #8
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Looks great! What kind of corals and fish do you plan on keeping in it? Stocking the tank is always my favorite part


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Unread 02/21/2008, 06:32 AM   #9
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I'm planning to go mixed reef, but primarily SPS/LPS I think since I'll probably keep my softie tank up and running. Ive got a new style IceCap 250 and a used 250 EVC Electronic I'm going to put over it so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to keep just about anything. Fish-wise I really havent decided. There are so many "larger" fish I have always wanted but couldnt keep in a 37G.


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Unread 02/22/2008, 08:12 AM   #10
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Looking good! I really like how the inside of the stand it white!! Mine is so dark, I can't ever see anything in there. Nice power center as well are they all wired into one of the gfi outlets? did you make that yourself?


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Unread 02/22/2008, 12:57 PM   #11
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Thanks, yes I made it myself, the bottom row of switched outlets are on the load side one GFI and the middle row of switched outlets are on the other. The top left two outlets are always on, non-GFI.


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Unread 02/22/2008, 01:20 PM   #12
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Was it hard to make? What powers it? Did you run something from your fuse box? Any chance you have some type of plans for it? I could really use something like that. My plugs and wires are a huge mess, and a accident waiting to happen. Did you get my PM?


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Unread 02/22/2008, 03:30 PM   #13
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I thought I sent you a PM earlier, I resent it. I can show you if you stop by.
It wasnt that hard to make, although I'd do it differently next time. The whole unit has a power cord and plugs into an outlet. I just bought a 15A extension cord and cut, becasue it because it was cheaper than making it. I added a new outlet in the wall where the tank is going to be, and ran a new line to a dedicated breaker in the fuse box. THe wiring diagram can be seen in this thread:
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Unread 03/02/2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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ok, tomorrow I'm planning to temporarily empty the 37 enough to move it over 4 feet, and then refill it. I'll then be ready to move the 120 into place, hopefully with a little help. Once filled, I have alot of dry base rock and sand that will be going in, along with some live sand and rock from the current tanks. I'm planning to let the system run(un-lit) for two weeks to develop bacterial on the base rock before moving everything over from the 37 and installing the lights. does that sound like a good plan??


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Sounds fine Adam, hope the transfer goes smooth. If you need any help moving stuff let me know.


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Unread 03/03/2008, 09:08 AM   #16
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Sounds fine Adam, hope the transfer goes smooth. If you need any help moving stuff let me know.
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Ditto here too...I can help.


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Unread 03/03/2008, 09:31 AM   #18
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sounds pretty good. just wondering why you arent going to light it during this cycle? also if you need any im around...


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Unread 03/03/2008, 09:49 AM   #19
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Thanks guys I'll see how much I get doen tonight, and let ya know.
From what I've read, lighting can promote an algae bloom on new rock. If you keep it in the dark to be populated with bacteria first, it will help to deter algae from getting hold.


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interesting...now I wonder if I should go the same route...I have had my lighting on the last few days...


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Unread 03/03/2008, 10:09 AM   #21
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Have you noticed any algea growth yet frank?


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No, not yet...thank goodness


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No, not yet...thank goodness
Algea is a good thing. Means there is life. You will have it sooner or later weather you want it or not. Pray it comes fast and goes just as fast.


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Unread 03/04/2008, 12:01 PM   #24
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So, I completed the move last night.... man it is weird to look at a tank full of coral but with no water. Very nerve racking.

So are any of you strapping young lads available tonight or tomorow night to help with the move?? It will just be moving the tank and stand, and we can probably get away with 2 people (that's all I had originally). My only rush is that I want to get this tank going so that I can vacate the current tank for the zoo.
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Unread 03/04/2008, 12:27 PM   #25
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i can help tomorrow night ....tonight is wing night...srry...


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