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Old 09/23/2015, 01:03 PM   #26
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Your sump looks sweet.


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Old 09/23/2015, 04:52 PM   #27
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More pics..

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Old 09/23/2015, 05:22 PM   #28
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More pics..

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Old 09/23/2015, 08:47 PM   #29
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Looks great! Following along.


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Old 09/24/2015, 09:24 AM   #30
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Your sump looks sweet.
Very well built. Also massive measuring 30" deep. Trying to decide if I want to make the large middle section a refugium or keep it clean


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Old 09/24/2015, 09:27 AM   #31
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Looks great! I'll be tagging along
Thanks! Hoping to finish the rest of the plumbing this weekend. Going very slowly.


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Old 09/27/2015, 09:27 PM   #32
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Plumped the return. This panworld pump will be moved over to the left bulkhead on the sump and run protein skimmer & Reactors. The iwaki 70 will take its place and strictly run the return.

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Old 09/27/2015, 09:29 PM   #33
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Also added 6.5 bags of salt and a few heaters to get it up to the right temp


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Old 09/28/2015, 04:59 PM   #34
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My instagram account is @wildaquatics23! Feel free to follow me on there too as I post a ton of photos/videos of my build. I'm really enjoying the project so far and can't thank everyone enough who follows it and is interested by it. Thanks so much!


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Old 09/29/2015, 01:03 PM   #35
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I've been looking around threads to find pics/designs for an aluminum light rack. I have 3 orphek atlantiks and thinking of supplementing with a couple t5 attinic/blues on the front and back.

If you have pics of yours or know any good examples please share!


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Old 09/30/2015, 10:29 AM   #36
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I'm following along on this build. Keep The updates coming. Really enjoying the build so far.


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Old 10/04/2015, 09:42 PM   #37
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Thoughts?

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Old 10/04/2015, 09:48 PM   #38
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Old 10/04/2015, 09:54 PM   #39
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Lots of exposed wood in the fishroom. Really should be painted/sealed before the humidity gets much higher in there.

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Old 10/05/2015, 05:58 AM   #40
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I like the rock work. I can see where the project is going, and I really like what I imagine the overall look will be. I agree with dave.m you want to make sure that you do it right with a set up like this. Painting the exposed wood will help prevent future issues.


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Old 10/05/2015, 06:54 AM   #41
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The tank is gorgeous. I love the sand space. I'm a fan of tonga branch mixed I the rock. It gives life to swimming space as well as space for sps corals up top or at the bottom to middle mushrooms or zoas. It doesn't take up sand space.


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Old 10/05/2015, 08:59 AM   #42
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Lots of exposed wood in the fishroom. Really should be painted/sealed before the humidity gets much higher in there.

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Dave--the stand where the sump sits has several coats of poly on it. Are you referring to the beams in the ceiling? There will be a commercial dehumidifier in the basement which will help have a vent in the fish room.

With that do you think its still necessary to coat the ceiling beams?


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Old 10/05/2015, 09:10 AM   #43
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I was looking at the stand, wall studs and plywood. If you're saying they're all sealed with polyurethane then obviously it's no problem.

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Old 10/05/2015, 10:40 AM   #44
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I REALLY like the rock work. This will be a great build to follow. Where is the skimmer going to be placed?? Between sump and display stand?


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Old 10/05/2015, 12:55 PM   #45
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I REALLY like the rock work. This will be a great build to follow. Where is the skimmer going to be placed?? Between sump and display stand?
Thanks!

Skimmer will stay on the shelf (where it is now) a long with reactors. All fed by manifold run by the panworld pump


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Old 10/07/2015, 12:38 PM   #46
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Old 10/08/2015, 08:06 AM   #47
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your measurements of 75x30x24 come out to 233 gallons, not 300. do you mean 300 total water volume?


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Old 10/09/2015, 07:48 PM   #48
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Old 10/12/2015, 08:14 AM   #49
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Hey i really dig the rockwork.. One thing to consider though is the 5:3 ratio of the 2 islands placement and size


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Old 10/12/2015, 02:20 PM   #50
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your measurements of 75x30x24 come out to 233 gallons, not 300. do you mean 300 total water volume?
Just realized I miss-typed in the first post the dimensions of the tank are 75 x 30 x 27. Which is still a little under 300g. However the sump has at least 100g in it.


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