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Old 11/22/2018, 12:03 PM   #351
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Just found this thread. I'm in awe. Beautiful reef tank !!!

Where in CT are you located? My 180 gallon is coming together now, going to be SPS dominated but a few other softies and LPS to mix things up a bit.
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Old 11/22/2018, 06:48 PM   #352
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Awesome, I'm stopping by tomorrow !


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Old 11/22/2018, 07:59 PM   #353
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Awesome, I'm stopping by tomorrow !
haha. where are you located? what stage of the setup are you? what is your plan for the tank?

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Old 11/23/2018, 05:34 AM   #354
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I'm in Old Saybrook. I'm plumbing the tank right now to make sure all filtration works right and there are no leaks. Then I have to carry it to it's permanent spot and drill holes in the floor for the basement sump.

I have 11 days off around Christmas and I'm going to make that happen.


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Old 11/23/2018, 10:12 AM   #355
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I'm in Old Saybrook. I'm plumbing the tank right now to make sure all filtration works right and there are no leaks. Then I have to carry it to it's permanent spot and drill holes in the floor for the basement sump.

I have 11 days off around Christmas and I'm going to make that happen.
cool. well let me know if you are coming to or near monroe and you want to see the tank. i am glad to answer any questio s too while you work on your build

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Old 11/27/2018, 01:46 PM   #356
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Awesome build. I was thinking of 400 gal but now that I see how great yours looks I'm contemplating 500 ( 120x32x30)
Question: what size lumber did you use for the tank stand ?


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Old 11/27/2018, 01:52 PM   #357
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Should of clarified; You mentioned 9.5" LVL What is LVL ? Will 2x10 work?


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Old 11/28/2018, 06:39 PM   #358
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Should of clarified; You mentioned 9.5" LVL What is LVL ? Will 2x10 work?
its a 9.5" microlam..."laminated vaneer lumber" that is manufactured so it is true, perfectly straight. they are used for headers when you take down a wall for example

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Old 11/28/2018, 06:39 PM   #359
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probably closer to 2x2by10's

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Old 01/11/2019, 08:21 PM   #361
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did some rearranging. sps are doing great. alk up to 8.3, calc at 550, mg at 1380

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Old 01/11/2019, 08:25 PM   #362
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Old 01/11/2019, 08:30 PM   #363
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Old 01/11/2019, 08:46 PM   #365
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Old 02/11/2019, 09:17 PM   #366
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picked up a coral lab lens for my phone camera. amazing how much better my photog skills are now


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Old 02/12/2019, 08:34 AM   #367
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I've seen a couple reefers touting these recently. May have to try one myself.


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Old 02/12/2019, 08:36 AM   #368
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I started building a frag system in my basement. So far it consists of:

8'x3'x14" tank with a 40 gallon breeder for a sump
vectra L1 return pump with battery backup
2x mp10 circulation pumps
2x radion xr30g4 pro
1x AI sol blue
1x AI prime hd
Apex classic w/ph probe, temp & eb8
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10 gallon refugium w/light
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Old 02/12/2019, 08:48 AM   #369
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Wow, very nice !!


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Old 02/12/2019, 09:02 AM   #370
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Very nice ! The addition to your camera makes a huge difference. I like the rock work/scape job you did.

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Old 02/13/2019, 10:30 AM   #371
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Old 02/16/2019, 05:49 PM   #372
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Been stocking the frag system. I have some nice black widow nems

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Old 02/16/2019, 06:17 PM   #373
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Wow ! Simply stunning man ! I myself love a bare frag tank with frags everywhere ! No sand just glass bottom with lots of colours ! Beautiful work !

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