Grim's 210g (Final update.)

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Thatgrimguy, May 25, 2011.

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  1. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Hey everyone, I am relatively new to the hobby. Been keeping tanks since I was a kid. Got into salt water a few years back and started keeping a few corals about a year ago. Been a lot of learning since then... killed many a poor invert/fish/coral :( Currently I'm maintaining a 30 gallon softy/lps, 65 gallon fish only and a 150 gallon FOWLR that's located at my business.

    After adding the other tanks to my nano 30 I am now much better educated, serious and passionate. So, I'm going BIG! Just started pulling all the pieces together for my new set up!!
    I'm looking seriously at a Neptune Apex controller in the future and may add more Sol units if my PAR isn't acceptable! Other than that I picked up the Vortech today, stand tomorrow and start the build!!! Waiting on backorder on the lights though..

    210 Gallon display (72x24x29)
    40 gallon Breeder for sump (Mag 24 return pump)
    Warner Marine MFK251 Protein Skimmer
    5 Aquaillumination SOL Super Blue LED kits (all 40 degree optics)
    2 Vortech MP60w ES
    GFO and GAC Bulk reef supply dual media reactor
    36 watt UV filter
    2 250 Watt Titanium heaters

    Added later:
    - Neptune Apex controller with lab grade temp/ph/orp/conductivity probes!! WxM, Dimming/Variable, and I/O breakout modules
    - Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Algae Scrubber
    - Continuous auto water change system
    - 4 BRS1.1ml dosing pumps for various things
    - Geo 818 Calcium Reactor with aquariumplants.com regulator and run by a continuous duty peristaltic pump
    - 3 Custom LED supplements with 3 red, 3 green, 3 violet and 3 royal blue leds each to bring out more colors
    - 40breeder frag and lps tank tied in to system (2mp10s, 1 AI sol blue, 2 24" ATI t5ho w/tek reflectors and 3 violet leds)



    (added pictures after original post)

    The 210 gallon build! - to keep up with the progress over time 210 Gallon Mixed Reef pictures by thatgrimguy - Photobucket

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    [​IMG] Last update 9/20/12

    Upgrading from:
    My 30 gallon as of 4/12/11

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    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
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  3. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    welcome to 3reef, post pics asap!
  4. JJL

    JJL Purple Tang

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    Welcome to 3reef
    It sound like you have some great setups...PICTURES ;)
  5. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    welcome to 3reef

    :pics2:
  6. khowst

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    Nice, if your gonna go... GO BIG! lol.

    Just noticed your from gulfport. I am looking at potentially coming down that way for work. If it happens, i'll come over & help with the build. lol.
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef. :)
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  9. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    I know.. no pics makes for a boring post.. But all I have to take pictures of so far is a tank with the back painted black on my garage floor and a collection of boxes strewn about my floor and me, looking like a 5 year old on Christmas morning, sitting in the middle of them!
  10. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    those would be good pictures from which to start a build thread IMHO

    Welcome to 3 reef, Thatgrimguy
  11. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    How about pictures of my 30 gallon for now!!!

    My 30 gallon as of 4/12/11

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  12. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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    looks great! however the lion and tang looked cramped. you should move them onve they reach full size to the larger tank