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Old 10/07/2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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125+60 combo build

Hi All,

Im still new to this hobby and this site as well. I currently have a 60 gallon cube and will be upgrading/adding a 125 gallon.

I have been collecting and ordering items for this build for the last 6 months and finally ordered the tank last night.

I'm going to be setting up both tanks feeding into one sump. I will be posting photos and updates on the progress of the build over the next couple months.

I would love feed back and input on the build as i go from the more experienced people in the hobby.

Current list of equipment
60g cube deep blue rimless.
aqueon 125 duel maga flows.
custom extended emerald 44 from trigger systems
Trigger systems 10g ATO container
ATI sun power 60x6 T5 light
Nepune apex classic
Tunz osmolator ATO
Skimz monster br103 biopellet reactor
2 - Skimz fm100 media reactors for carbon and gfo
Skimz monster sm163 protein skimmer
300w eheim jagger heater

Im sure there are some other odds and ends and i will show all that during the build photos.

I cant wait to get started and share the progress here, please comment with advice and input


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Old 10/07/2016, 07:31 PM   #2
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I forgot i also picked up a pair of mp40's


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Old 10/16/2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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Photos

Stand build
I would like to get some input from others if this stand is strong enough.

it will have a 60 gallon cube and a 125 on it together.

I didnt add a support in the middle so i could have easy access to the sump.

I used 2x6 for the top and some of the bracing on the sides and 2x4 for the bottom.











Some other items for the tank like the sump and sikimmer












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Old 10/16/2016, 10:34 AM   #4
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Old 10/16/2016, 10:35 AM   #5
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50 pounds of pukani and 10 pounds of branch



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Old 10/16/2016, 10:44 AM   #6
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Yes, the stands will be plenty strong for both tanks, as long as they are square.


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Old 10/16/2016, 04:35 PM   #7
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Old 10/18/2016, 02:22 PM   #8
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More photos and build updates

Moved the stand to its spot



Finished the lower part of the stand.





For the power station/apex install started.





Light and bulbs






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Old 10/18/2016, 02:31 PM   #9
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More photos

Carbon and GFO reactors



Bio pellet reactor



ATO



Sump area put together with ATO container





Will be setting up a QT tank soon.



Going to give this stuff a try to jump start the cycle.




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Old 10/18/2016, 08:56 PM   #10
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Im looking for my return pump not and wanted to know if anyone had any experience with the vectra pumps? Im thinking about the vectra m1 ?


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Old 10/29/2016, 10:34 PM   #11
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Good looking build!


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Old 10/31/2016, 12:17 AM   #12
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More Progress

Working on the Rocks



Painting the back of the tank



Going to try both mp40's on one side to start with. I might move one or add another on the other side later.



Control center coming together



Trying out the light for the first time.



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Old 11/05/2016, 03:55 PM   #13
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Getting close

I hope to be only about 2 weeks from water.

Got the rock work how i want it i just need to glue it and put the other sand in.

I went with black sand.

I will post more photos this weekend, im working on the fish room and getting the hood over the tank for the light.












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Old 12/31/2016, 02:11 PM   #14
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Up and running.

Sorry for the long time with no update i have been busy with the holidays, I got the tank up and running about 2 weeks ago here are some photos.

Starting the plumbing
http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/...psnsn8ijv0.jpg

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Light
http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/...psewxa2rlj.jpg


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Old 12/31/2016, 02:15 PM   #15
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Up and running

Sorry for the long time with no update i have been busy with the holidays, I got the tank up and running about 2 weeks ago here are some photos.

Starting the plumbing








Light



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Old 12/31/2016, 02:16 PM   #16
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Upgraded water system

Upgraded water system






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Old 12/31/2016, 02:20 PM   #17
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Up and cycling





Sump area




Tank


Control Panal


Battery Backups


Tank cycle should take another couple weeks before adding anything fish.

I still have to get the ATO setup and a couple other small things but its looking good


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