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Old 02/09/2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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Acrylic 60 gallon cube build

I started this build a year and a half ago. It's been about 5 years since my last tank and after buying my house I instantly got the itch to build another, but this time pulling out all the stops.
Sometimes I question myself as to why I'm building such am elaborate system for a 60 gallon and always come back to the answer... why the hell not??
My goal was a room all it's own for the filtration and a dead silent display in the living room. I also never wanted to carry a 5 gallon bucket of water again.
First things first. I live in New England in a house that was built in 1900. The service on the house was a modest 100 amps and supplied the 2800 square foot house with power.. absolutely not going to work. So my first job was to have a 200 amp service change done. Next I had to have the foundation, field stone and brick repaired, and build the 14 x 18 foot room in the far back corner of the basement directly below where my display was going to be. From there it was the plumbing, bringing the circuits over, 2 20 amp, sheet rock and finish.
I had my cube and matching cube sump custom built. But soon decided that I have a full room yo work in so why not expand and Frankenstein some equipment I had kicking around for a few years. So I decided to plumb in an eshopps rs 200 and have plenty of space for a refugium and control space for probes and such.
Here are a few pictures of it to date.

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Old 02/09/2018, 02:58 PM   #2
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A couple more

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Old 02/09/2018, 06:35 PM   #3
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Love it! Excited to see this thing build.
Curious what the first compartment is in your sump?


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Old 02/09/2018, 07:52 PM   #4
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Love it! Excited to see this thing build.
Curious what the first compartment is in your sump?


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The first compartment in the eshopps part?... I'll be using that area as a control space.. probes and ato type stuff. The middle will be the fuge. And the return will hold my heaters and will be the area I dose to.

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Old 02/09/2018, 08:41 PM   #5
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Love it! Excited to see this thing build.
Curious what the first compartment is in your sump?


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Or do you mean the algae scrubber to the far left?

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Old 02/09/2018, 08:47 PM   #6
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The way the two separate dumps are plumbed is weird so it's hard for me to understand what compartment you are referring to.
I wrote down the compartments and numbered then in the series they will flow in

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Old 02/09/2018, 08:50 PM   #7
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Also, the control part is where my water changes will be done. The small mag 5 in there will drain to the mess sink. I'll plumb the new mix in from the water mixing station.

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Old 02/10/2018, 12:40 PM   #8
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Algae scrubber. Never seen one before. Thanks


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Old 02/16/2018, 07:15 PM   #9
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Plumbing the frag tank in and a few other ideas I'm ironing out.

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Old 02/20/2018, 04:44 PM   #10
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Holy shat.


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