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150 Gallon Build -- Start To Finish

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TrentN   

Stained glass. yea I know it might be a little expensive but think how good it'll look. Or Lowdepot carries a stapped sheet metal. Get the crome or brass ones and place on top of the plywood.

 

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Alot of different designs in crome, brass, copper, brushed nickel, black, and white.

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Degan   

That stand is pretty awesome man. Let me know if you need any moral support when lifting.. sounds like you have all the muscle you need but I can watch probably better than anyone. :)

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kbass   

It has been a few days since my last post. I've made pretty good progress on the stand. I still need to add a couple more coats of the polyurethane. I also need to build the side cabinets and the hood. But I am making decent headway. I will continue to work on the stand, but yesterday I had 240 feet of drain line delivered. So, this weekend I think I will plumb the drain lines for the tank. The plan is to bury the line 8" underground and ending in a rock bed/pit.

 

I'm going to deviate from my plan a little. Although I'm going to start doing some serious fragging, I'm going to keep my display tank up until I'm done with the sump, frag tank, and plumbing. In the next week or so I will put up a list of coral I will be removing from my display. I will bring the requested pieces to the August meeting.

 

I'm kinda on the slow plan.... slow and steady. :)

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kbass   

Thought I would give an update. I've been out of town a lot lately, but I managed to get the main drainage line prepped this week. I plan to have my current display broke down by the end of the month. 

 

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I also decided to just put a solid backing on the doors.

 

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TrentN   

I like the contrasting colors. looks real good.

 

pvc electrical conduit for drainage. lol. are you going any further or just the 40 feet we see? and are you putting a small dry well at the end?

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kbass   

Nice catch. The 2" electrical conduit was a gift and it will work great. They are 20' each and I'm missing one in the picture...so your looking at 100'. It will end in a small gravel pit at the end of my yard. No more carrying 5 gallon buckets of water. :) Flip a switch and water will leave the system...flip another switch and new water will enter the system. Easy water changes.  :-o

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TrentN   

easy water changes? Isn't this why we get into the hoby, to torture ourselves? Next thing you'll be telling me is you've gotten one of those robotic glass cleaners.

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kbass   

LOL. If I could, I would. I thought we got into this hobby to double our work load and spend all of our money do it.  :lol:

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I don't have my water changes set up that easy but the easier they are the more you will keep up with them so good job. That looks awesome being able to flip switch to drain like that. Is water from mixing station back to tank going to be just as easy?

Richard

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kbass   

The plan is to install the RO/DI and Mixing station downstairs and pump it up to the tank. So yes, the mixing station back to the tank is suppose to be as easy as the drain. :) I just have to get it all ($$$) approved through my wife. The nice thing is I'm still under budget. 

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kbass   

It's been a while since I've updated this build. It feels like my tank has been sitting on my dining room floor for like four month...Oh yeah it has. You can imagine how happy my wife is about that.  :mrgreen: Well, progress has been extremely slow, but not at a standstill. So, here's what is new:

 

1. Ordered a BRS dual reactor and two 300w heaters.

2. Finished plumbing the drain lines and brought them into the house. My wife loved the idea of drilling through the external wall of my house...haha. But water changes are sure going to be easy.

3. Bought all the glass for my new frag tank and the bubble traps for the sump.

4. Moved about half the display tank to my frag system. Unfortunately, I have lost a couple of my favorite corals (my pink milli and a large portion of Cali tort. However, I have been able to save some pieces and shared some out (just in case). I have a few more pieces I scared to move...I have a piece of pearlberry that I really do not want to lose.

5.  Built my new frag tank (16"x16"x10")

 

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This tank will be used to heal frags for sale only...not grow out. Got to support the addiction somehow.  :roll:

 

6. Finally, thanks to Larry...I have found somewhere halfway local to buy 75 gallon holding tanks for my mixing station.

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kbass   

I couple people were interest in information on the holding tanks. Larry pointed me to AG Spray in Dothan, AL. I called them on Wednesday to find out prices. Although they can order multiple sizes, I interested in the 75 gal. This tank must be ordered and takes 2 to 3 weeks to come in. They will ship, but it is kind of expensive. I have a friend that is going to pick up two for me.

 

The tanks are 139.47 + tax each.

 

Here's the schematic of the tank: 

 

http://www.norwesco.com/_site_components/uploads/pdfs/Vertical/75%20Gallon%20Vertical%20Tank.pdf

 

I'm planning on placing my order next week.

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kbass   

I've have been working on the sump the past few days. Most of you would have probably finished it in an hour or less...me 1 week.  :mrgreen:

 

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kbass   

After almost 5 months, the old display is finally down. Next project will be to run power off a standalone breaker and add a GFI. Once the power is in, I will bring the new stand up and get it all wired up. :) Then I will build the canopy. Once all that is in place, it will be time to have a tank raising party. Unfortunately or Fortunately (depending how you look at it), I will be doing quite a bit of traveling over the next 3 or 4 months...so I will have the work on the tank around my traveling. This project has definitely taken longer than I expected.

 

Happy Reefing 

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JKaz   

Kevin, I still owe you $5 for that frag. Also let me know and I can drop by and we can get a plan for routing that new dedicated power circuit.  FYI they do sell GFI circuit breakers as well instead of having to hit the reset button in a weird crevis where you have things plugged into you can use the breaker.   Your new setup is going to look great!   - Jordan

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