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Old 04/15/2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Mkart’s 150 long build

In January I decided to get back into the hobby. I previously built in a 220 Sps with a basement fish room to support it. I have been out for about 4 years and decided the new house had a great spot to start again. I am building this one into a basement bar with as much support equipment underneath it as possible. I am dedicating a small space in the unfinished basement but completely separate from the main tank due to distance. I went with a 150 this time since I needed the shallow depth of 18”. I like to build everything I can for fun so lots of projects to keep me interested. To get started I bought a 120g that had much of the equipment I wanted and will sell what I don’t use as I go along.

This is where I started



I removed the back bar completely to build it back up from scratch.



I moved a few things around and added an exhaust fan I can place on the Apex. Also added outside air connection for my skimmer.



Reinstalled the marble and drilled 3.5” holes in it for the plumbing, much easier with a Starrett diamond bit than I thought it would be.



I then set the tank and filled it to start the cycle. The plumbing is temporarily going through a Rubbermaid since I have not built my sump yet.




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Old 04/15/2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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This is my plumbing so far



I am also going to try an algae scrubber. I just looked at pictures online and built something similar. Easy fun project with acrylic. I received the lights yesterday and am just waiting on black thumb screws and need to make a lid.



Decided to go with black pipe before gluing anything






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Old 04/15/2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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Looks great! I'll be following along!


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