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Old 02/17/2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Shallow reef tank Tank rebuild!

Hi everyone I am redoing my tank and I'm going to try and keep track of it on here. The tank is a 8'x 24"x 14" tall acrylic.. It has coast to coast overflow with three 1.5" drain lines. The pics are from about 2 years ago when things were going great. Most stuff died so I'm redoing things and here we go!

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Old 02/19/2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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Got some of the rocks put together, then I will somewhat build the closed loop around them to make sure everything has good flow

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Old 02/20/2018, 08:11 PM   #3
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Got a start on the stand for the sump. Still need more supports but it's a start.

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Old 02/24/2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Got the new sump today. It's actually a wave tank, I'm just converting it. 8' long x 22" wide

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Old 02/24/2018, 06:07 PM   #5
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It’s coming along well


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Old 02/25/2018, 11:38 AM   #6
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Itís coming along well
Thanks. I'm making my reef great again, haha!

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Old 03/01/2018, 06:13 PM   #7
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Started adding the outlets today, 8 of them will be on their own switch split up between two circuits. And a third circuit running some regular outlets. All switches will be grouped together at one side of the sump.

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Old 03/03/2018, 09:03 PM   #8
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No pics of coral yet, but I got the wire ran from the switches to the outlets and started putting up drywall. Maybe tomorrow, adding a tee to the main sewer line so all water changes, skimmer waste, and ro waste will be tied into that line. Getting there

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Old 03/03/2018, 10:50 PM   #9
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No pics of coral yet, but I got the wire ran from the switches to the outlets and started putting up drywall. Maybe tomorrow, adding a tee to the main sewer line so all water changes, skimmer waste, and ro waste will be tied into that line. Getting there

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Nice build. Circuits were a huge part in my current build. I went so far as to upgrade my panel to accommodate my new basement sump room build.

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Old 03/04/2018, 08:14 PM   #10
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Nice build. Circuits were a huge part in my current build. I went so far as to upgrade my panel to accommodate my new basement sump room build.

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Thanks I agree. I've always used multiple circuits. I know 4 power strips plugged into one outlet can't be good, haha. Not that I never did it in the past. I also try and keep my outlets above my tank.



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Old 03/04/2018, 08:16 PM   #11
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Got the drywall up and first coat of mud on. Wired in the switches and most of the outlets today.

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Thanks I agree. I've always used multiple circuits. I know 4 power strips plugged into one outlet can't be good, haha. Not that I never did it in the past. I also try and keep my outlets above my tank.



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I used these boxes when I realized I didn't plan the layout keeping them above the water line.

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Old 03/04/2018, 09:03 PM   #13
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I used these boxes when I realized I didn't plan the layout keeping them above the water line.

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I almost got those, I think I planned it where the ones I have will work, but if not I'll get the one like you have.

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Old 03/05/2018, 07:48 PM   #14
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All primed. Almost ready to start plumbing

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This side painted and out covers on. Almost ready for plumbing

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Old 03/09/2018, 05:24 AM   #16
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Getting closer

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I definitely need to stop renting so I can build something like this, Sweet set up.


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I definitely need to stop renting so I can build something like this, Sweet set up.
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Added a drain today for skimmer, water changes, and ro waste

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Nice job. Makes maintenance life so much easier

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Old 03/31/2018, 10:31 AM   #22
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Got the pump where it's going to sit, drilled one of the lids for the (x3) 1.5" drainlines and cut lid to access the socks. Next, to add a frag tank inside the sump as part of it, some water will go through frag section, the rest will flow behind it, all flow is from left to right.

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Got the frag tank built inside the sump. It's 4' x 13"deep x 11" tall. There will be live rock behind it in the main part of the sump

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Old 04/09/2018, 08:27 PM   #24
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