My piece of the Reef - the new build continues!

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Reefbuilder, Dec 21, 2013.

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  1. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    One word..... Wife
     
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  3. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    The lateral distance is long - that makes up most of the distance. I am only going from the basement to 1st floor - re measuring looks to be about 20' lateral and then maybe 10' up total.
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Revised my build

    Well yesterday was a great day. Not only did I get a GREAT deal on some beautiful rock - I am changing directions.

    I was able to pick up a REALLY nice used pump - 3400 GPH and has enough power to hit the head on the DT upstairs.

    I also took the custom sump he had built with the plumping from the sump to the pump and a 70 gallon he was running off it as well and a killer 30 gallon refugium!!!!

    So now this is my plan

    In the living room - 100 gallon Reef - SPS & Fish
    in my office - (other side of sump so only 2' maybe from sump) the 70 gallon and will set that up fish only because I REALLY want a lion fish at some point.

    plus he threw in a TON of stuff - all together picked up
    2 new pumps ( one huge 3400 gmh and one pan world 100px)
    a few heaters
    55 gallon brute with bulk heads and kill switches built in
    2 cases salt
    large box of carbon
    150 pounds live rock
    over flow box
    70 gallon tank
    55 gallon sump
    30 gallon refugium

    all for a incredible deal. Less than what the LR would of cost at the LPS.
     
  5. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    congrats Reef!! sounds like yesterday was a SCORE day for you!
     
  6. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Electric is done!

    Today was a very productive day! Got my electric run.

    Ran the entre system off a 20amp -

    Put in a GFCI and receptacle - to the Waste water barrel (basement is below my drain line - need to pump water up - yuck.

    Put in a GFCI then 3 panels with switches to run - lights - sump - skimmer - ETC, on the wall where the sump will go.

    Put in a GFCI and receptacle on the other side of the wall where my water supply is so I can have a heater/ powerhead in my water.

    overall great day and only one cut!
     

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  7. Salmo salar

    Salmo salar Flamingo Tongue

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    looks good bud, Im looking for a tank just like that.
     
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  9. Reefbuilder

    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    Thanks - I love the tank, cant wait till its more than a blue box.... lol.

    Tomorrow I am cutting in the water line so I can make my RO water and starting the plumbing downstairs.
     
  10. Manny_World

    Manny_World Astrea Snail

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    Wow, this is interesting. My wife wouldn't have approved this :(.
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I am allowed to have two rooms in the house. The basement and the garage!!!

    Trust me - if she went down there today and saw the ceiling ripped open for the plumbing I am running - she would not be to happy - I try to just show her the "finished" results :)
     
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  12. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Smart man!! Congratulations on getting so much done!