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Old 12/17/2017, 01:18 PM   #1
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No. 1's 120 Gallon Upgrade

And it has begun!
Over the course of the upcoming weeks/months, I will be replacing my current 80 gallon with a 120 gallon.
My current 80 gallon has been up and running for over 3 years, and while there aren't any problems with it, I wanted to redo a few things.
A few of the main reasons for the upgrade/redo:
1: Change the sump/overflow/plumbing to a easier to maintain, and quieter system.
2: Redo the current aquascape
3: Since all my SPS are overtaking each other and growing out of the water, time to weed the coral garden.
4: Reduce the current fish selection. No way in hell to catch them now.
5: And this is the main reason.... Rid my tank once and for all of all the PITA mushrooms that take over everything! Trust me, I've tried all the methods, only sure way is to never let them in in the first place.

The new 120 Deep Blue with a Synergy Shadow Ghost Overflow on the end will still be bare bottom, running (2) 250w DE MH with 2 T-5 Atinics, and Calcium reactor. Just the basics as this work perfectly for me.

My 80 currently is under full control of my Apex Classic, but the new 120 will get the full on Apex 2016 system. Flow meters, Cor Pump, new optic sensors, PMUP, etc...
However, I'll still be using my MP-40's for water movement.
A few new items will be:
Synergy CL-34 Sump White/Red
Eshopps new S-200 Skimmer
Vertex RX-6D Calcium Reactor

So follow along if you want... enjoy the adventure with me.


It's a start!


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Old 12/17/2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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For reference, this was taken 02-Feb-17.
Pretty much all the coral at the top of the tank is now at the water line.
Hence the redo.
Sorry to say, I don't have any up to date pics, since I already started the weeding process.




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Old 12/17/2017, 01:39 PM   #3
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Old 12/17/2017, 02:11 PM   #4
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Based on your prior tank...excited to see how this one turns out!


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Old 12/17/2017, 07:34 PM   #5
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Old 12/17/2017, 07:35 PM   #6
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Based on your prior tank...excited to see how this one turns out!
Thanks, so am I!


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Old 12/17/2017, 09:48 PM   #7
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Old 12/19/2017, 03:51 PM   #9
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***** UPDATE 19-Dec-17 *****

Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

Unless of course you're a Reefer and it's a diamond tipped hole saw!

More goodies have arrived!




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Old 12/20/2017, 04:14 PM   #10
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***** update 20-dec-17 *****

More stuff.....

1½" Schedule 80 Unions for the plumbing from The Shadow Overflow to the Synergy Sump.

2" x 2" Raceway to help manage/hide the wires and cables.




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Old 12/21/2017, 08:37 PM   #11
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***** Update 21-Dec-17 *****

My new Margarita Mixer arrived!

Eshopps S200 - very well made. Looking forward to the day I can fire this baby up!



With a Sicce pump, this should not give me any troubles what so ever.
Notice the bubble plate on top of the pump. Eshopps claims it rotates the water to give it more dwell time. We shall see.



Note the clear venturi. Easy to see any calcium buildup. A nice feature!



Hope it works as good as it looks!




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Old 12/22/2017, 02:20 PM   #12
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***** Update 22-Dec-17 *****

Lots of goodies today!

Tank arrived, drilling two holes in the end for the Synergy Shadow Overflow.

Drilling....



First hole done! No cracks!



Hole 2 done! My heart started up again!



It's getting hot up in here! (2) 250watt Eheim (Ebo) Jägers.



EcoTech Driver Mounts.



HDPE - I run a bare bottom! ½" for the bottom of the tank, ¼" will be to build the mounting board for the Apex and modules.



Red 1½" for the drains, 1" for the returns under the stand, 1" black for the returns inside the tank.



Misc. 1" black fittings.




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Old 12/26/2017, 10:21 PM   #13
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Doesn't look like you're holding back on anything! Following along.

BTW that drill guide sure comes in handy. One thing I regret not getting a while ago. Comes in handy with a lot of other projects I have outside reefing.


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Old 12/29/2017, 02:40 PM   #14
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***** Update 29-Dec-17 *****

Nothing like the sound the back-up alarm makes as the UPS truck backs into my driveway! 5 Big boxes!

Opened the first one, pictures of the other stuff tomorrow!

Such a pretty box!



Well packed!





I'll post an assembled picture when I set it up in a few weeks.


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Lots of goodies today!

Hole 2 done! My heart started up again!


This looked like you cracked the tank lol


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This looked like you cracked the tank lol
Thankfully I didn't!


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