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In Wall 300 Build 2 years 3 months ago #33625

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Hey Scott, Not going to MACNA this year. Just got back from Sturgis, so not going to take another trip until next year. You know I run a Lifereef Skimmer and have for a long time. I love it and it may be old School, but it skims like mad and is easy to maintain. Plus Jeff at Lifereef is an awesome guy to work with.
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In Wall 300 Build 2 years 2 months ago #33762

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Small update I have continued to buy things in preparation of starting this thing one of these years! I purchased some large Pukani (one piece is like 24" across and about 40 lbs by itself!) The old dead rock has started to cook and will for several months as I get everything else ready. Once stable I plan to dose Seaklear (LC) to eliminate any phosphate issues. I have allot of this rock for over 15 years, so it will need a long soak to get it cleaned up. I also plan to add 50 lbs of Tampa Bay Saltwater Rock to aid in seeding all the old rock.

I also just bought a lightly used Build my LED actinic (72") and the build quality and light output look to be great. This will supplement the center MH along with whatever T-5/LED combo I come up with. Still looking at controllers and will be ordering a sump from Advanced Acrylics once the stand & fish room is built. Will probably be framing & building the stand once it's to cold to work outside, that's it for now.

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In Wall 300 Build 2 years 2 months ago #33763

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In Wall 300 Build 2 years 2 months ago #33764

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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34241

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Hey all looking to start building a saltwater mixing station as part of my build. Anyone no where to find two (2) 55 gallon water plastic containers locally like in the pics?

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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34243

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Hey all looking to start building a saltwater mixing station as part of my build. Anyone no where to find two (2) 55 gallon water plastic containers locally like in the pics?

Wolfie/Steve used those on his build, but I'm not sure he got them off the self locally. I know that NAS will get them through Doltmeir Supply for you though.
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Thanks, I will check out Doltmier. I appreciate it!
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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34258

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You might also check with TSC (Tractor Supply CO) as well.
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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 10 months ago #34283

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Hey all looking to start building a saltwater mixing station as part of my build. Anyone no where to find two (2) 55 gallon water plastic containers locally like in the pics?

Wolfie/Steve used those on his build, but I'm not sure he got them off the self locally. I know that NAS will get them through Doltmeir Supply for you though.

Yeah, I got them online before I heard of Dultmeier. You should be able to get them directly from there too, as I've gotten some harder-to-find bulkheads just walking into the store.

Shipping on them is horribly expensive, so if you can get them locally, definitely do.
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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 9 months ago #34649

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Hey all, it's been a while it seems time just keeps moving! I have bought some equipment and have laid out the outline of where the tank will sit. Excuse the mess but here is the rough layout:

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I am going to bump the new wall out a bit to allow another 18" width in the equipment room so this will be give me a wider space between the main display, and the frag tank/mop sink and water change station. So the next step is to frame the walls and I am going to sawcut the floor to allow for two (2) floor sinks/drains one for the mop sink drain and the other for water changes and emergency floor drain. I have an Elite Aquatics sump arriving this week which should be nice, I will have four (4) bulkheads going into the sump two (2) for the main drains and two (2) for the emergency drains. (Herbie style)

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After the two (2) floor sinks are installed I am going to pour a 4" concrete curb around the tanks stand. In case of overflow, tank leak whatever hopefully this will keep the water in the fishroom and divert to the drains. I am also going to use a commercial floor epoxy for the entire floor with a solid flake which will give it a little texture so the floor is not to slippery. I also just ordered a new DBP 60 gallon frag tank, which should be a nice addition.

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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 9 months ago #34650

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For my rock, I have a bunch of things going on. I saved about 50 lbs of true live rock from the crash this last summer. I have been running a turbo L4 scrubber on my 55G Rubbermaid Stock tank. This rock is older so I have been amazed the phosphate that has been drawn out of the rock by running the scrubber. The rock is finally clearing up and the hair algae is pretty much dying off this rock now. I also did vinegar baths on another 100+ lbs of dry rock and some of my dead rock pictured here:

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Once this dry rock has been added to the main tank and cured. I will add my old living rock plus another 50 - 75 lbs of live TBS rock to the main tank, sump & frag tank. I have also settled on a skimmer which will be a LifeReef
SVS3-36 IN-SUMP. That's it for now next time I will talk about my lighting...


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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 9 months ago #34651

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Looking good! What size is that sump?
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It's their RS-40, which is 40" x 16" x 15".
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I also ordered two (2) 70 gallon holding tanks for my water changing station, they should work well. The best feature is they are built to be stackable so I will not have to build a stand for them.

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In Wall 300 Build 1 year 9 months ago #34657

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Where did you order your holding tanks for water changes from? Those are schaweet.

Oh and btw,
I cannot wait to see more progress on your build. Looks like it's gonna be flippin amazing!
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