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Old 05/30/2016, 11:00 AM   #26
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Very Interesting, tagging myself to follow


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Old 06/02/2016, 11:26 PM   #27
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Tank should arrive on Wednesday!

I'm moving this thread to http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2582938 due to the fact that not many people look at the "large tank build" forum


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Old 06/15/2016, 08:42 AM   #28
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I've decided to continue with the thread here.....please ignore my previous post


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Old 06/15/2016, 08:44 AM   #29
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......

I went to see the final product.....and it was a compete disaster

1) They used regular glass.......not Starphire
2) The stand had a big brace in the center that would make it impossible to put my sump in there
3) The corner brackets on the stand were not inset....so I couldn't make the door panels flush with the tank/stand

It's a complete rebuild now.....I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in my life. Better to wait an additional 3-4 weeks for a rebuild than to have the tank of my dreams that's not actually the tank of my dreams. I was offered a $1000 discount to take it as-is....and as tempting as it was.....I need this to be done right.

So I wait.......


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Old 06/15/2016, 12:42 PM   #30
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That is terrible! I would have made the same decision as you. Good luck.


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Old 06/15/2016, 04:49 PM   #31
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Old 06/16/2016, 11:24 AM   #32
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Jim's Custom 274G Rimless Starphire Shallow Peninsula

I decided to build a hanging canopy around the light rack. Here are the results:

Using PVC "wood"from Lowes




Painted it black


Will likely keep the lights at least 12" above the tank. Dang, these are bright!


I decided to put a base on it and cut holes for the Kessils because with the base open they were blinding me


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Old 06/16/2016, 11:31 AM   #33
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Some happy news while I wait for the tank to be rebuilt... My custom sump is done, and it's perfect! It's really cool to see my design come to life:



I've moved my fish and corals to the sump. Old tank is full of rock cutting for the new tank.


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Old 06/16/2016, 11:52 AM   #34
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wow.. nice sump!


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Old 06/16/2016, 11:56 AM   #35
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That sucks about your tank...

Its better to have it be exactly what you want than to settle and regret/question it every time you look at it if you ask me.

I know all about waiting (for what seems like forever) for your custom dream tank to come in... I could only imagine the disappointment. (Luckily mine was only missing black vinyl on the back).

Fingers crossed for the next round.

Solid build so far. Dig the floating canopy and the sump!


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Old 06/16/2016, 12:00 PM   #36
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That sucks about your tank...



Its better to have it be exactly what you want than to settle and regret/question it every time you look at it if you ask me.



I know all about waiting (for what seems like forever) for your custom dream tank to come in... I could only imagine the disappointment. (Luckily mine was only missing black vinyl on the back).



Fingers crossed for the next round.



Solid build so far. Dig the floating canopy and the sump!


Thanks! Completely agree... If I would have settled I would have thought about it every time I looked at the tank


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Old 06/17/2016, 08:28 AM   #37
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great build so far! love the tank dimensions, similar to what I plan on setting up in the near future. looking forward to seeing it up and running!

I might have to steal your canopy idea, I have some of those shelves laying around.


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Old 06/24/2016, 07:53 AM   #38
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Was excited to hear from AGE yesterday that my tank may be ready late next week...which would be a 3-week turnaround! In the mean time, all my fish, frags and corals are in my new sump with a couple of Kessils and my K2 skimmer... which seems to be doing a good job.



I've found some real benefits to running muy sump with a different configuration than originally planned...i will explain later today when I have a bit more time, and ask for your input. Thanks!


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Old 06/24/2016, 06:07 PM   #39
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This i gonna be an amazing build
Sorry to hear they built the tank wrong but it will def be worth the wait
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Old 06/26/2016, 10:27 PM   #40
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Outstanding planning on this. Great idea with the rack and the Kessils, that really turned out sharp.


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Old 06/27/2016, 10:48 AM   #41
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This i gonna be an amazing build
Sorry to hear they built the tank wrong but it will def be worth the wait
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Outstanding planning on this. Great idea with the rack and the Kessils, that really turned out sharp.

Thanks! Hopefully the planning and patience will pay off.



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Old 06/27/2016, 11:08 AM   #42
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Jim's Custom 274G Rimless Starphire Shallow Peninsula

So I mentioned earlier that I'm going to change the way I'm using my sump. Here's how I originally intended to use it:



But after having it set up on my floor while I wait for my tank, I think I'm going to use the area originally intended for the frags, and put the skimmer there. The refugium will move to the area that was intended for the skimmer, and the frags will go where the refugium was going to be.

I believe this has 3 big benefits, that far outweigh the cons

Benefits:
-the skimmer will now be in the first chamber which holds approx 29 gallons of water. I can now put a dedicated pump in this chamber and completely drain it for 10% weekly water changes without having to lower the water level in the DT, fuge or frag chamber. This should allow me to do a WC in about 5 minutes.
-if I turn off the return pump for feeding, or any other reason, the water level in the skimmer chamber remains constant... Only the fuge and frag chamber levels increase due to draining from the DT. This prevents the skimmer from overflowing when the return pump shuts off.
-this allows the fuge to maintain a low level of flow, while the frags will be in chamber with the highest flow...i may not even need to supplement flow for the frags.

Cons:
-i have to put the skimmer on a stand since that chamber is 4" higher than the other chambers. I already built the stand and it's working great.
-smaller area for frags. I can fit 3 6x6 frag racks. Should be plenty. I can always hijack part of the fuge if I need to.

Can anyone see any flaws in this setup?




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Old 07/01/2016, 01:41 PM   #43
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I just arrived home with the tank. Waiting for some people to help me bring it in to the house:







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Old 07/01/2016, 03:30 PM   #44
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And after 3 very long months....


Now let's see if it holds water...


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Old 07/01/2016, 04:25 PM   #45
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if it doesn't hold water, ill kill myself for you.

looks great. what are your aquascaping plans?


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Old 07/01/2016, 05:01 PM   #46
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if it doesn't hold water, ill kill myself for you.

looks great. what are your aquascaping plans?


You and me both!

I have about 250 lbs of live rock ready to go for aquascaping. Some huge real red rock shelf pieces, some branching life rock and some real live rock that's been in my 110g. Going to be playing with aquascaping all weekend! Here's some ideas I have:








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Old 07/01/2016, 08:10 PM   #47
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Never a dull moment...

So they drilled the holes for my synergy reef overflow too close together by an inch.

Really not sure what to do now.... Any suggestions???

The saga continues... All I can do at this point is laugh, otherwise I'll cry


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Old 07/02/2016, 09:04 PM   #48
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Looks like I'm going to have to wait until Tuesday to get a hold of anyone about the overflow. In the mean time I still needed to get the tank up and running so I could get everything out of my old tank and break it down, so I did some temporary plumbing


I still haven't filled it up all the way, but everything is transferred and happy. I need to pull out my DSLR and get some good pics


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Old 07/04/2016, 02:54 PM   #49
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I'd be looking for that $1000 refund right about now

On a good note? Awesome dimensions


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Old 07/04/2016, 10:38 PM   #50
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Horrible company...to make these kind of mistakes more than once.

Your overall design looks awesome!


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