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Old 02/17/2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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AiKkz 300 Gallon Reef Build

Been in the hobby for a little while and looking to upgrade to a large tank that will be SPS dominant. Several years ago I started with a 40g breeder, then went to a 90 bow front, and recently tore down my 220 because I had to move so now i'm taking advantage of the new house and the wife let me build a fish room.

I've done a ton of research, and settled on custom aquariums for the tank (84x36x24H) I'm not a huge fan of their H2overflow due to noise and limited space behind tank, so i'm going to install an old school internal overflow weir (made of 1/2 inch glass). The tank with be 3 sides low iron and all panels will be tempered.

As for sump i'm going with a custom Bashsea that will measure 72x24x20H (I always love running large sumps) I'm still debating on if I should just use a large rubbermaid trough or another tank for a fuge. I wont be happy unless its atleast 50 gallons.

As for equipment -

Skimmer - Bubble King Deluxe 250 (internal)

Return Pump - Abyzz A200

RO/DI - 6 stage BRS 150gph

ATO - Tunze Osmolator

Controller - Apex (with extra power bar)

LED's - (4) Ecotech XR30 pro (maybe some T5's if on budget)

Flow - (2) MP40's (2) Tunze steams

Calcium Reactor - Geo's CR624

Carbon Reactor - TBD (probably Geo's or Bashsea)

Mixing Station - (2) 75 Gallon containers from e-plastics and Pan World 50PX-X

Live Rock - 250 lbs of pukani

I probably missed a couple things off the top of my head, but you get the idea

Looking forward to discussing my build, and gaining some knowledge.

Here are some pics of the electrial work I did today. Deff sucked running wires in the attic in the Florida heat. I will be running 3 dedicated 20A circuits to the fish room/tank, and Running a Cat6 wire for the Apex.

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Old 02/17/2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 02/17/2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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20180217_145308 by charles aikey, on Flickr

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Old 02/17/2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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Got the rock curing station almost complete. I'm going with (3) 44 gallon brutes and 3 Lifeguard pumps I had, they are about 300gph, so they should do the trick!

20180217_194625 by charles aikey, on Flickr

I added a union to one side so when I need to drain the water and refill I will be able to connect my soft tubing with no issues.
20180217_195334 by charles aikey, on Flickr

20180217_195323 by charles aikey, on Flickr

And a couple more pics of the RO/DI and ATO that came in yesterday!

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