Grim's 210g (Final update.)

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

  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)



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

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

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  3. bvb-etf-luva

    bvb-etf-luva Banned

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

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

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    welcome to 3reef

    :pics2:
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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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    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

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

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    Hence the new build! The lion has actually been sold and the tang is waiting on the new reef to get finished.
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  15. fishyfinder

    fishyfinder Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Very Nice tank! Beautiful.
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    LOL..tang police tang police. The 30 is absolutely amazing. Definitely one of the better looking tanks I've ever seen. That sucks you got rid of the lion! I want one so bad, they just look so graceful I guess you could say, floating around a reef. Can't wait to see what your new build will look like, amazing I'm sure!
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    haha ya sorry sometimes i cant help myself, im sure hes doing great tho, even better after the upgrade however.....
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    Hello and welcome to 3reef
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    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    Got some pics of the new build!!!

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    That last picture is within the last 5 minutes... It's painfully slow watching the ro/di fill this thing!
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    Thank you!! The lion was AWESOME. But he didn't have the room he needed in that tank. When I got him he was a third that size. I wasn't doing him justice. He's in a local restaurant now though, in a 500 gallon tank!! So he's happy and I still get to see him when I want!
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    Ok now I'm officially a bit jealous... that is the best looking 30 gallon I've ever seen! Nice job! Also think it's a shame to have gotten rid of the lionfish when you're building a 210 now but think it's great you thought enough of him to get him what sounds like an awesome home. Looking forward to following your build when the ro/di gets done filling in... what... about a week? LOL painfully slow is the perfect description in these situations!

    Keep up the great work! and Welcome to 3Reef!
  24. Foreverfishy

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    If your 210 gallon will look anything like your 30 gallon tank, you will have one amazing fish tank.Keep us posted on how it turns out. Man I can only imagine how big that 210 gallon is since I have a 125.

    I have to ask how do you have your RODI hooked up? For mine i am thinking of getting a hose and making a portable unit that I will have my RODI set up on.