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Old 03/18/2018, 09:21 PM   #26
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Really cool. Just finished my first build. Wish I had thought of the all ply stand. Would have given me lots more internal space without all my 2◊4 framing


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Old 03/22/2018, 07:12 PM   #27
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What did you use to paint the inside of your stand?


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Old 03/26/2018, 02:51 PM   #28
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What did you use to paint the inside of your stand?

I had some leftover Kilz Glossy Latex. Also, I caulked all creases and corners with white silicone.


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Old 04/03/2018, 02:36 PM   #29
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Outstanding job on the stand! I really like those SCA tanks, especially the 150's!


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Old 04/03/2018, 02:55 PM   #30
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Yea nice stand..
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Old 04/04/2018, 12:45 PM   #31
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Have help to set the tank on the stand on Thursday. Iím excited. Borrowed these suction cups.


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Old 04/04/2018, 12:47 PM   #32
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Plumbing rough sketch. Gonna order gate and ball valves today.



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Old 04/04/2018, 02:12 PM   #33
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Old 04/05/2018, 06:39 PM   #34
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Tank on stand. Progress should be more consistent now.




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Old 04/05/2018, 07:11 PM   #35
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Very nice.. wish there was a like button.


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Old 04/13/2018, 11:34 PM   #36
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Mounted some of the apex equipment in the basement with the water station. The tank is directly above through the floor access.


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Old 04/13/2018, 11:36 PM   #37
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Mocked up a little plumbing. Will replace with better looking pipe. Concerned with the tee off the durso drain but have no choice to feed the refuge and skimmer on other side.


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Old 04/15/2018, 10:41 PM   #38
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Power. Fresh breaker position with GFI and kill switch. I had the kill on my last system and I liked it if something bad was happening like a broken pipe and the switch would kill all the pumps instead of fumbling with the computer.

Also I wired for 20A service since the incremental cost was low and it gives me 600W headroom over 15A service.




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Old 04/16/2018, 08:13 AM   #39
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Nice job so far! No more hauling buckets with the water system you are building!

What type of tank is that, custom, glass? It's the same dimensions I was looking into using on my next build.


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Old 04/17/2018, 08:14 AM   #40
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Looking good can't wait to see water in it


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Old 04/17/2018, 09:33 AM   #41
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Nice job so far! No more hauling buckets with the water system you are building!



What type of tank is that, custom, glass? It's the same dimensions I was looking into using on my next build.


Thanks!

Itís an SCA Aquariums 150 rimless. My last 125 was a marine land and I always regretted it.

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Old 04/17/2018, 09:58 PM   #42
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More electrical. Itís ready for Apex wiring and plumbing. Starting to come together.




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Old 04/18/2018, 11:28 PM   #43
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Not perfect but Iíll leave well enough alone.



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Old 04/23/2018, 08:16 PM   #44
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Roughed in the lights. Cable management will come at some point. There some rock in just because not final rockscape.




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Old 04/26/2018, 07:13 AM   #45
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DIY ATO for the Apex. Redundant floats just because.




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Old 04/26/2018, 03:06 PM   #46
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Old 04/30/2018, 06:38 AM   #47
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All setup. Apex running. Cycling. Skimmer pump shot need to retrofit or replace but not emergency.


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Old 05/29/2018, 01:56 PM   #48
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Itís alive. All equipment running including apex, CaRx and skimmer.




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Old 05/29/2018, 01:58 PM   #49
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Old 06/07/2018, 09:00 AM   #50
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looks amazing, I'm going to be starting my 125 build soon, it won't be as high tech but hopefully I can get it to look just as clean.

What is the light you're using for your chaeto?


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