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Old 11/05/2017, 12:39 PM   #1
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300 DD Build

So I started a thread a while back about my build but have decided to start a new one because:
1. I did a bad job uploading pics.
2. It's titled 210 reef and I'm building a 300 gallon.
3. It was a very slow start.
Soo... here we go for round 2.

Here's a pic of the tank in the store

[IMG]Snapchat-292756224 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]

Loaded in the truck. Wasn't as heavy as I thought. 4 guys handled it pretty easily.

[IMG]20171105_130615 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


I'm on my way home with it now. I'll keep you guys updated.

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Old 11/05/2017, 12:41 PM   #2
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And again pictures aren't showing up. I am posting a link from flickr using the yellow mountain icon in the editor. Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?

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Old 11/05/2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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hey Liam, once you've got it on flikr open the photo and hit the little arrow to the right of the mountain:



then select "BBCode" and choose the size, clicking the text will copy it to the clipboard so you can just quickly paste it in your thread:



Luckily editing is open right now so you can add your photos back to your first post on this thread!


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Old 11/05/2017, 06:23 PM   #4
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Luckily editing is open right now so you can add your photos back to your first post on this thread!


Thanks for taking the time to walk me through it. I finally got it figured out! Haha I appreciate it.



Some pics of the tank during the move. It was a lot harder carrying this thing once it was on its side.

[IMG]20171105_174249 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


and the final resting place with some rodi

[IMG]20171105_202156 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]



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Old 11/06/2017, 11:38 AM   #5
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Built a stand for the sump since the floor was unlevel. Used some 2x4s and plywood.

[IMG]20171104_201309 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


Painted and topped with Ply

[IMG]20171105_204719 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]

Leveled and ready to fill

[IMG]20171106_122443 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


The room directly next to it is where I have my qt, rodi, and other equipment. I still need to go out and buy another brute trashcan to finish the mixing station.

[IMG]20171106_122428 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20171106_122403 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 11/06/2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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Very Nice!! I have been watching that tank for a few weeks at the store you purchased from. Good luck with the build, and i will continue to watch this tank now!!


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Old 11/07/2017, 09:29 AM   #7
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Very Nice!! I have been watching that tank for a few weeks at the store you purchased from. Good luck with the build, and i will continue to watch this tank now!!
Thanks! Im glad I called them otherwise i would still be waiting for the other store to order me one.



Tanks about halfway full. A booster pump is definitely next on my list because this Rodi is terribly slow.

[IMG]20171107_101146 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


I am using durso overflows with 2 emergency backups..... returns are running over the side of the tank. I understand a lot of people have issues with dursos but I've never had any problems, but Ive also never run this much flow, so we'll see how it goes.

20171107_101210 by ldubz123, on Flickr

I had a tough time hard plumbing the return(laguna maxflo 2400) but I figured something out. It definitely doesn't look the best, and the pump sits at an angle when every things connected but it should work. May be temporary.

[IMG]20171107_101155 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]

I forgot a few fittings so I'll have to run to home depot after work to finish it up.


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Old 11/07/2017, 12:35 PM   #8
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I am setting up the exact same tank next week. Have all my equipment ready to go! Are you planning on adding the salt directly to the tank to mix? I was thinking of doing this to make things easier

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Old 11/07/2017, 01:58 PM   #9
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I am setting up the exact same tank next week. Have all my equipment ready to go! Are you planning on adding the salt directly to the tank to mix? I was thinking of doing this to make things easier

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Awesome, you already have the tank? It's pretty sweet.

Yea I already have the tank half full with rodi. I'll test all the plumbing once its full then add the salt.


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Old 11/08/2017, 09:24 AM   #10
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Finished up the plumbing lastnight

[IMG]20171108_100600 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20171108_100611 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


Also built a shelf next to the tank for when im doing maintenance.

[IMG]20171108_100742 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


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Old 11/08/2017, 10:56 AM   #11
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Awesome, you already have the tank? It's pretty sweet.

Yea I already have the tank half full with rodi. I'll test all the plumbing once its full then add the salt.
Yeah I already have the tank and all my equipment. All my livestock from my old 90g is in a holding tank. Just waiting to pick up the custom stand next week and then I can get rolling.

Why did you decide to use all 4 holes as drains and have the returns come over the top?


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Old 11/08/2017, 11:55 AM   #12
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Yeah I already have the tank and all my equipment. All my livestock from my old 90g is in a holding tank. Just waiting to pick up the custom stand next week and then I can get rolling.

Why did you decide to use all 4 holes as drains and have the returns come over the top?
Haha I had a 90 previously also. Everything's in a 37g and some Rubbermaids for now.

Two of the holes in the tank are for the main drain while I used the other two for emergency backups. If anything every clogs my mainline, it won't flood my floor because I have them.

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Old 11/10/2017, 10:52 AM   #13
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That's a great spot for a tank with that depth.

Nice build!


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Old 11/10/2017, 01:17 PM   #14
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This setup is looking good!!!


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Old 11/11/2017, 07:18 AM   #15
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Looks great. I’ve gone from a 35 gallon to a 75 gallon and now on 120with a 40breed for the sump with another 40forma frag tank. I’ve been running this for a year and am already wish I had done a 180 instead of the 120. I really like the size of your tank. I see another upgrade in the future.


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Old 11/12/2017, 01:18 AM   #16
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Great booking setup so far. Looking forward t it being filled up


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Old 11/12/2017, 07:18 AM   #17
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This setup is looking good!!!

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That's a great spot for a tank with that depth.

Nice build!
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Looks great. Iíve gone from a 35 gallon to a 75 gallon and now on 120with a 40breed for the sump with another 40forma frag tank. Iíve been running this for a year and am already wish I had done a 180 instead of the 120. I really like the size of your tank. I see another upgrade in the future.
I was originally going to get a 210 but figured id want to go bigger eventually so why not just do it now..... now here i am




Ive got the main tank full and im working on filling the sump. I ran out of Di resin the other day so I had to wait for that to show up to continue.

20171112_075425 by ldubz123, on Flickr

I also noticed some air bubbles in the right seam near the top that appeared once the tank was practically full. My 90g had these bubbles so im not too worried, but now we're talking 300 gallons of water and also a lot more money into the tank so i'm a little frustrated. Ill write it off for now and keep an eye on it.

20171112_070043 by ldubz123, on Flickr

I went to order sand (reef flakes and miniflakes) and my card got declined. Turns out my account got hacked so now I need to wait for my new card to arrive in the mail to place the order.


Ill post some updates when I get my card and can actually continue with the build


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Old 11/12/2017, 09:28 PM   #18
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Following alond too. Love the tank location and the accent wall paint behind it.

I just did a 220 build and went with the Reef Flakes too. Best sand I have ever had. You will love it.


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Old 11/13/2017, 08:25 AM   #19
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Following alond too. Love the tank location and the accent wall paint behind it.

I just did a 220 build and went with the Reef Flakes too. Best sand I have ever had. You will love it.
I appreciate it!
That's good to hear about the sand. Can't wait to see what it looks like in the tank.


Finally got the tank full.
I made a mistake and used loc-line on the return on the outside of the tank. It was my understanding that they were water-tight but i learned the hard way that they aren't. I'll have to replumb the end, no big deal.

[ url=https://flic.kr/p/ZpbWhN]20171113_085503[/url] by ldubz123, on Flickr


The return pushes a massive amount of water! Sump is pretty loud because of it but hopefully once I get the stand faced off it won't be as bad.

20171113_090215 by ldubz123, on Flickr

20171113_090052 by ldubz123, on Flickr

20171113_085602 by ldubz123, on Flickr


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Old 11/13/2017, 08:31 AM   #20
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Just curious if you're going to run the sump that full... and if so, can it handle the back-flow from the display when your return pump is off? There really isn't much room to spare in it now.


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Just curious if you're going to run the sump that full... and if so, can it handle the back-flow from the display when your return pump is off? There really isn't much room to spare in it now.

Yea plenty of room. I only have the return outlet about a half inch under water so it won't siphon much. I have probably 5-10 gallons to spare after the siphon.


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Old 11/13/2017, 09:54 AM   #22
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Here's a picture of the room before I revamped it.(ignore the bad drawing, used this when I was deciding where to put the tank)

[IMG]20170703_145654 by ldubz123, on Flickr[/IMG]


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