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Old 08/20/2014, 03:16 PM   #76
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Wow what a tank. all I can say


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Old 08/20/2014, 08:01 PM   #77
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what are you doing for heating and cooling the system? Do you have an inline heater and if so what type and a little description would be awesome. I have a 1000 as well here in Texas and have 2hhp heat exchanger but no heat set up yet.
Here is FTS before corals introduced about 3 months ago.


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Old 08/21/2014, 11:24 PM   #78
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Geez...
I don't even know what to say...
You took it to a whole other level...
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Old 08/22/2014, 08:01 AM   #79
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You need a choati wrasse in there man

I totally forgot to list him. Thanks for pointing that out. He's in there.


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Old 08/22/2014, 08:04 AM   #80
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Wow what a tank. all I can say
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Geez...
I don't even know what to say...
You took it to a whole other level...
Congratulations.
Thanks guys.

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what are you doing for heating and cooling the system? Do you have an inline heater and if so what type and a little description would be awesome. I have a 1000 as well here in Texas and have 2hhp heat exchanger but no heat set up yet.
Here is FTS before corals introduced about 3 months ago.
I plan on putting an inline in shortly but there just a bunch of heaters in the sump at this point. Cooling is handled via 2HP Artica chiller outside under the deck.


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Old 08/22/2014, 09:13 AM   #81
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Awesome build! Do you have any shots of your acros? Would love to see the head case.


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Old 08/22/2014, 12:56 PM   #82
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nice build!


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Old 08/31/2014, 01:18 PM   #83
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Both the room and the tank look amazing. Very nicely done sir!

I am curious about one thing. With all of that water there is sure to be a ton of evaporation. Do you have some way to remove all of that? I would hate to see the sheet rock start to fall of the studs...


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Old 09/01/2014, 08:56 AM   #84
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Congratulations!

What did you have to bribe your wife with to get a tank this big?


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Old 09/01/2014, 09:01 AM   #85
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Congratulations!

What did you have to bribe your wife with to get a tank this big?
She probably got one hell of a walk-in closet out of the deal lol


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Old 09/01/2014, 11:16 AM   #86
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Thanks guys for the compliments, they're motivational for sure.

I'm lucky enough to have a very supportive wife that doesn't like the hours its taken to get to this point but enjoys the display room very much with our daughter.

So I finally started the clean up process in the filtration room and I have a LOOOONG way to go but its probably worth a few in progress shots.....

This was when we bought the house



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Old 09/01/2014, 11:20 AM   #87
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So at the end of 2012 I got married, changed consulting jobs, bought a house, sold a house and had to fix up and rent out another (all within 3 months of each other). So I scrambled to throw something temporary together to house the fish.......(so ugly)

The challenge was I had a 400g holding tank and 240g sump partly in the place where the new sump and filtration platform was going to be.....




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:23 AM   #88
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So when my new commercial MRC sump arrived I had to first tie it into the existing system before I could tie in the new tank and we had to do it so that the whole thing could slide down to it's final resting place once the temp tanks were removed.




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:27 AM   #89
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So after what seems like a ton of work and time, I was able to completely switch all animals to the display and finally take down the temporary tanks and stand. I was so ready to get them out I took the 400g acrylic tank down and out at midnight by my self. So gratifying.




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:30 AM   #90
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Once that temp stuff was removed I had to drain the sump, cut the temp skimmer lines, and move the filtration platform down 4-5 feet.

Then the massive schedule 80 plumbing starts. Hours of sitting on a bucket or step ladder playing plumbing chess, thinking as far ahead as possible.






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Old 09/01/2014, 11:31 AM   #91
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Panoramic in process shot.




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:32 AM   #92
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80 gallon Frag tank and matching Refugium tank behind.




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:34 AM   #93
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And this brings up to today. Finally able to start cleaning up all the wiring that has been bugging me for weeks.....

Here is the left side of the filatration room. Flow goes into the UV (flow meter) then output feeds the skimmer but they are both valved so I can run either and service the other at any time. I also have my skimmer collection cup plumbed to a 5g bucket with a float switch and mag5 inside. I can do a skimmer washdown and flip a switch to pump all skimmate into the drain of the house. I also have a couple carbon filled snorkels since I run ozone at night.







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Old 09/01/2014, 11:35 AM   #94
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9am LED (ramps up from 0-100% over 3 hours)



11am VHO Actinics (Rears for an hour then fronts for another hour)



3pm Halides (Rolling on then off left to right)
If this were mine. I'd sell my TV & spend all my free time in this room!


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Old 09/01/2014, 11:42 AM   #95
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Here is the straight shot of the sump and manifolds above. I plumbed my carbon and GFO reactors in the sump. I open valves for media cleanout that goes to the drain of the house during water changes. Then the ouputs of these reactors go back to the filter sock area for additional media filtration just in case.

Also plumbed into the manifolds is a bypass so if I had to, i could run the entire system off either return pump. 2HP chiller is outside and it dumps into the main sump entry as well.




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Old 09/01/2014, 11:46 AM   #96
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Here is the view from the right side of the filtration room. Behind the tank entry is to the right. I have a flow meter on the output of the drain to the house so I can easily calculate how much water is exiting during WCs.

I think there around 50 Hayward true union ball valves alone. There are 8 returns to the display alone which presented a challenge from 2 return pumps and part of 2 manifolds.




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Old 09/01/2014, 12:01 PM   #97
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Impressive! I really like that pan shot to show the whole equipment room.

Rerouting the media reactors back through the socks is a brilliant idea! No more bits of GAC or GFO in the sump.

Please don't hesitate to show more details.

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Old 09/01/2014, 12:04 PM   #98
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no doubt about it


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Old 09/04/2014, 01:18 PM   #99
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Thanks again guys. I'll try to upload a little filtration room video shortly.


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Old 09/04/2014, 01:23 PM   #100
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Absolutely amazing!!
You could make a video of the main aquarium?


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