My piece of the Reef - the new build continues!

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
    New Display Tank Upgrade!

    DSA 225 Pro Tank
    Custom DIY Stand
    4 - MP40QD
    60" ATI 6 bulb T-5
    (3) AI Hydra's
    Apex- EB8, WXM,ALD


    Upgraded a few items so cleaning up the build list - and the build continues to evolve
    updated 1/24/15

    Part 1 Almost 300 gallons total water volume

    Display Tank # 1
    DSA 100 Gallon Pro Set up as a Reef Tank - Wood Stand and Canopy
    Power Heads - (2) MP40QD
    Lighting - DIY T5 and (2) AI Hydra
    Apex - EB8, Display, VDM, WXM and ALD


    Display Tank # 2- Grow Out tank
    75 Gallon Drilled with custom overflow box
    36" 6 Bulb ATI
    (2) Kessil 360WE
    (1) Tunze Controllable Wavemakers
    Controlled by VDM
    (1) MP40QD

    Tank # 3 - SPS Frag Tank

    Deep Blue 60G Rimless Frag tank
    Lighting - ATI 6 Bulb and (2) Kessil A160's
    MP-40QD Powerhead
    Sicce Wavemaker

    Sump Room
    Custom 90 Gallon Sump with triple 7" filter sock holder
    Reeflo Hammerhead Hybrid Gold Pump (runs DT and 75)
    Reeflo Dart Hybrid Gold Pump - runs all accessories, fuge, frag and skimmer
    Tradewinds Chiller 3/4 hp inline with Ranco Temp Control
    Skimmer - Reeflo Orca 250
    MRC-CR2 Calcium Reactor
    Carbondoser Regulator
    Avast GFO Reactor
    GEO Kalk Reactor Hooked up with a stand alone dosing pump
    GHL Profilux Dosing pump with Slave
    SpectraPure Ultra-Precise Auto Top Off
    Reef Dynamics BPR135E Bio-Pellet reactor
    CO2 reactor as sump is in boiler room and was having some low PH issues
    APEX - EB8 - PM1 - PM2 - ALD- Display - with PH, ORP, Salinity & Temp Probes

    Refugium
    20 Long - full of Chaeto

    Quarantine System
    20L Gallon QT Tank - HOB Filter - Deep Blue Led cover

    Water System
    BRS 5 Stage PLUS RO/DI System - 75GPD - Got the upgrade kit to make 150gpd
    Hooked up to do semi/auto water changes.
    Salt water mixing stations includes 2 - 100 Gallon water containers - hooked up with gate valves and a little giant pump to do the mixing.

    The next two tanks are not part of the main system

    Fresh Water African Cichlid Tan/k

    95 Wave Tank
    Custom Stand
    DYI Sump
    BRS Duel Reactor
    Current LED
    1 Sicce Wave Maker for some current
    EB8 is tied into main system to control pumps - temp - PH


    UPDATE - Display tank video - 5/29/16




    UPDATED***** NEW SUMP ROOM BUILD*****
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2017
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    looks like it's in the perfect spot! Welcome to the forum!
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Nice, very nice. Send it to me please. ;)
     
  5. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Okay- I was excited before - but I am getting REALLY excited now. If everything goes right my build will start next week. I am waiting on my RO filter to deliver on the 2nd.

    Once I have that - I will hook that up first so I can start making water. In the interim I am running the electric needed - and doing some carpentry on a stand for the Sump / Fuge in the basement.
     
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  6. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    That is exciting! Hope all goes well! :)
     
  7. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Good news / Bad News! Okay I bought all the electrical I needed today to start running my electric to the boiler room to run everything. It was all going against the far wall directly below the tank. GREAT! Well not so fast - the tank is now moved from the family room to the living room. UGH!!!! The electric I bought was for external as I was going to be on cement. NOW I have to deal with drywall and need a new external pump AND now needing about 30' of drain hose and return hose....

    I am still going to do this right. I am still doing most of the work myself. I am still going to build this right!
     
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  9. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Shopping for a pump that will work for what I need - estimate 35-40 feet to the head. Thoughts?
     
  10. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    just curious, why the move? It looked to be in a perfect spot where you had it....
     
  11. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Astrea Snail

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    Wow! I hope all goes well when you start the build! Must post pics after! :)
     
  12. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

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    good grief charlie brown! thats a LOT of head!
    just the yearly cost to run one of these 24x7 would have me double thinking my tank position...

    Iwaki MD-100RLT (Japanese Motor)
    2136 GPH
    or
    ReeFlo Manta Ray 5040GPH
    or
    ReeFlo Tiger Shark 4300GPH