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Old 02/28/2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Building my Dream: It's a Miracles!

2007: Honey, can I get rid of the Japanese wall unit for a fish tank?
2008: Honey, can I get rid of the Japanese wall unit for a fish tank?
2009: Honey, can I get rid of the Japanese wall unit for a fish tank?
2010: Honey, can I get rid of the Japanese wall unit for a fish tank?
2011: Honey, can I get rid of the Japanese wall unit for a fish tank?

The answer I was waiting for came in 2012!

Step #1

Get rid of wall unit.





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My 900 Gallon System Setup.
75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
Filtration includes passive filtration pads, skimmer, ca
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Wooooo hoooooo hurry before she changes her mind. Looks lime you have a ton of room for a big boy. How big you gonna go

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Old 02/28/2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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Step #1 Get rid of wall unit. Accomplished
Step #2 Repaint walls. Accomplished
Step #3 Put hole in floor. Accomplished




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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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whats the hole for? basement sump?


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Old 02/28/2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Step #4 Have area of future tank tiled off for minor spills. Construction area is directly above center post of home; directly above center beam, subfloor, hardwood floor, then added 3/4" plywood and tile. Accomplished.




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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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whats the hole for? basement sump?
Yep.


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Order was placed with Miracles beginning of February 2012 after extensive research and shopping around. Glass was cut by Miracles 2/13/12.
Measurements are 96x36x23. 344 Gallons
Rimless but with triangular corner braces (not needed without waves) but, just in case. Two internal overflow boxes, each containing two 1.5 inch drains and one 1.0 inch return.

Thank you Derek for all your patience and assistance.




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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:47 PM   #9
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Cool, looks promising.
What are you for the stand?

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Old 02/28/2012, 07:55 PM   #10
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Sweet....... Enjoy the road it's long and full of fun!


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Old 02/28/2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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Cool, looks promising.
What are you for the stand?

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Undecided after another company returned my deposit for a stand order. Because of me they have a new policy of not building stands only for a custom order. So, at this point im either going with a local contractor for a wood stand with some experience in stand building or ordering a steel support stand from Miracles (which will be skinned by Miracles or have a local skinning).


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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Old 02/28/2012, 07:59 PM   #12
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Miracles recommends the Reef Central stand template and provides full warranty (5 year) if plans by contractor are approved.


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
Filtration includes passive filtration pads, skimmer, ca
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Old 02/28/2012, 11:53 PM   #13
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is that 3/4" glass?

so even at that length, if your are not doing waves, you can go rimless??


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Old 02/28/2012, 11:59 PM   #14
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what about making your own stand? thats what im doing for mine. im using steel also


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Old 02/29/2012, 06:33 AM   #15
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Wow, tagging along,

Wonder if they would warranty that tank on a diy stand


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Old 02/29/2012, 06:50 AM   #16
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is that 3/4" glass?

so even at that length, if your are not doing waves, you can go rimless??
Yes 3/4 inch glass starphire 3 sides, black background.
23" is the maximum height for a rimless 96x36. Anything higher would require eurobracing.


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
Filtration includes passive filtration pads, skimmer, ca
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Old 02/29/2012, 06:54 AM   #17
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what about making your own stand? thats what im doing for mine. im using steel also
I do not have the skills or the tools.
Can I do it if I spend some money buying tools? Yes
Would the final product look like it was my first job? Yes
Would I have as much confidence as if a professional built it? No


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
Filtration includes passive filtration pads, skimmer, ca

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Old 02/29/2012, 06:59 AM   #18
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Wow, tagging along,

Wonder if they would warranty that tank on a diy stand
I believe miracles requires plans from a professional contractor to be submitted and approved to get the full 5 year warranty. Miracles recommends the RC template.


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Old 02/29/2012, 01:38 PM   #19
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Step #5 New Carpet. Accomplished




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Old 03/06/2012, 07:07 PM   #20
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Old 03/06/2012, 10:09 PM   #21
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looking good!! what are you keeping in there???

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Old 03/07/2012, 12:29 AM   #22
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Awesome! Im in for this one..


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Old 03/07/2012, 01:27 AM   #23
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That is a miracle! Im gonna start nagging now lol! Tagging along


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Old 03/07/2012, 04:39 PM   #25
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looking good!! what are you keeping in there???

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Mixed reef, especially fond of LPS, especialy Lord Acans, lol. I was thinking of, in addition to softies and acans, having just one species of SPS, like just blue torts.


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75% of 344 DT to 125 to 60 refugium to two 40 breeders to 150 sump.
25% of 344 DT to 135 to a 75 to 150 sump.
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