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Old 05/18/2012, 05:26 PM   #51
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These are all of the guys (and gal) from Simply Elegant Aquatics, that made the install happen seamlessly. We were all done by noon. It probably would have been done earlier if I would not have been snapping so many darn pictures!

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Old 05/18/2012, 06:26 PM   #52
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Amazing looking tank, I'm glad you guys got it in place safely.


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Old 05/18/2012, 07:31 PM   #53
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Awesome! Did this actually happen today or are you just posting it today?


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Old 05/18/2012, 08:02 PM   #54
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tank

Love it, simply amazing!!!

What type of lighting are you going to use?

Also, do you have measurements for the sump you could share (PM me if possible)?

How do you plan to clean the glass, razor blade on a stick?


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Old 05/18/2012, 09:34 PM   #55
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I enjoy watching the progression, Thanks for sharing!


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Old 05/18/2012, 10:01 PM   #56
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Old 05/18/2012, 10:05 PM   #57
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Excited to see the progress on your new build. Looks great!
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You know it's going to be a good one, when you have wall construction and an electrician is called out. I can imagine the electrician, " you are going to put a WHAT here? Following along
Thank you guys for the compliments. It has been a lot of fun. Glad you guys are here and following the progress!


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Old 05/18/2012, 10:07 PM   #58
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Awesome! Did this actually happen today or are you just posting it today?
FishTeen, this all happened today/this morning. Things have been progressing real, real quick. Tomorrow the dry wallers come to the house for repairs, tape and texturing. Sunday morning, we start plumbing.

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Old 05/18/2012, 10:25 PM   #59
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Tank build turned home renovation. Congrats on getting it all in place.


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Old 05/19/2012, 12:06 AM   #60
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Love it, simply amazing!!!

What type of lighting are you going to use?

Also, do you have measurements for the sump you could share (PM me if possible)?

How do you plan to clean the glass, razor blade on a stick?
Thank you attaboy! It has been a long, long day. I am going with LED's and will add more information about them tomorrow. As far as the sump measurements, 6'x3'x2'.

As far as cleaning the glass... definitely some long sticks, strong magnets and a lot of elbow grease!

Glad you are following along!


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Old 05/19/2012, 12:11 AM   #61
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Looking great....that tank and sump combo is sweet...


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Old 05/19/2012, 12:38 AM   #62
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very nice start. Can't wait till its finished


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Old 05/19/2012, 02:26 AM   #63
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Beautiful!!
I love your rock columns! I thought mine was tall at 29".... How are you going to secure them in the tank? I built mine with PVC frame and did a lot of drilling and chiseling also; I used all Marco Key Largo rock.
Lighting has been a concern for me from the start, what have you decided for yours?
I am currently using 2 250 14k and 20k halides, but will be doing a 72 Cree LED DIY with one of the halides as supplement as I'm not sure I will get the par needed with LED alone, my 185 is 38" tall. I just hate the heat and energy needed for halides, but will see.
I will be following along as you are building my future tank
Check out my ongoing build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2139179

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Old 05/19/2012, 04:47 AM   #64
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Cant wait to see some water in there....


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Old 05/19/2012, 06:35 AM   #65
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great progress so far! this is really moving along nicely and quickly.

will you have a drain plumbed into your home main drain for easy water changes?


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Old 05/19/2012, 06:47 AM   #66
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WOW, great tank, great sump, great team. Good install


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Old 05/19/2012, 09:40 AM   #67
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Thank you rcharliesam. It is definitely coming along. I can't consider this a full on renovation. We have lived through 3 renovation and two add-ons in our old house and before we moved here, spent six months renovating.

I am glad that you are following along!


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Old 05/19/2012, 09:44 AM   #68
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very nice start. Can't wait till its finished
Thank you for joining me shaggy and NEPTHEA. The finished build will take some time, but I am very happy. I am waiting for the dry waller to show up this morning so he can fill in all the holes and clean up the place!


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Old 05/19/2012, 09:54 AM   #69
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Beautiful!!
I love your rock columns! I thought mine was tall at 29".... How are you going to secure them in the tank? I built mine with PVC frame and did a lot of drilling and chiseling also; I used all Marco Key Largo rock.
Lighting has been a concern for me from the start, what have you decided for yours?
I am currently using 2 250 14k and 20k halides, but will be doing a 72 Cree LED DIY with one of the halides as supplement as I'm not sure I will get the par needed with LED alone, my 185 is 38" tall. I just hate the heat and energy needed for halides, but will see.
I will be following along as you are building my future tank
Check out my ongoing build thread: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2139179

Best of luck and patience to you!
Thank you Bugs713! First off, your avatar freaks out my wife! I have reviewed your thread before and a number of your postings in the Phoenix (FRAG) forum.

Welcome!

Apache Junction??? You aren't too far. I used to constantly go through there on my way to Canyon or Apache lakes.

As far as the rock columns, I didn't use any pvc or rods and don't feel that I will need to in the aquarium. They are heavy, balanced and secure! I had them sitting outside in the sun waiting for the concrete to fully cure and they withstood a major windstorm. The challenge that I foresee will be getting them into the tank itself.

I will address the lighting later today. Thank you for joining me!


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Old 05/19/2012, 10:06 AM   #70
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Your tank look nice


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Old 05/19/2012, 06:28 PM   #71
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Sweet. Dope sump you got and a sick tank. Now get to work I wan to see more


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Old 05/19/2012, 08:01 PM   #72
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Busy Day, more work completed

It has been a busy day. The excitement continues.... Nothing like yesterday with the tank install, but a day filled with more planning and preparing.

The drywall guys came first thing this morning to begin filling all of the holes, taping and texturing. Unfortunately, this will be a few day process. I was hoping to have the drywall work completed today so that I could paint tomorrow before the tile workers show up. But no such luck. We did get all of the holes patched and the first round of texturing. Even with the 100 degree temperature outside, the drywall mud will take a while to dry.

The drywall guys will come back on Monday so they don't interfere with the tank plumbing that will be occurring tomorrow. I spent the better part of the afternoon and the Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware getting all of the pvc and pipe fittings.

Tomorrow will be an exciting day!

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Old 05/19/2012, 10:23 PM   #73
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Nice tank Build
Next time in Tucson might have to hit you up and come see it in person.


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Old 05/20/2012, 12:15 AM   #74
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Absolutely awesome vision and build, good luck on your journey! +1 Subscribed!


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Old 05/20/2012, 12:50 AM   #75
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Next time in Tucson might have to hit you up and come see it in person.
I'd be happy to show you once it is all set up and established. As much as I am in a hurry, I will be taking things slowly once it comes to selecting livestock, quarantine and placement.

Thanks for following. Let me know when you come to town.


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