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    Craigars 1540 gallon total build!!!

    The build has finally started!
    So the build has finally started!

    The system will consist of

    a 180 gallon reef (glass tank)

    225 gallon fowler (acrylic tank)

    Under the 180 there will be a 150 gallon 4 chamber refugium different types of macros (acrylic)

    In the basement will be
    a 125 gallon 6 chamber (acrylic) equipment sump which will hold skimmer reactors and all that fun stuff

    100 gallon acrylic frag/anemones tank

    100 gallon rubermaid stock tank
    40 gallon acrylic sump with ATo

    This will all be pumped by a reeflo hammerhead pump which should give me a turnover rate through the sump of
    4.5 water volume per hour

    Here's a quick pic of the layout of the basement sump area
    Top left:125 gallon equipment sump
    Top right:100 gallon frag anemone tank
    Bottom left:100 gallon Rubbermaid

    Bottom right: 40 gall sump with ATo


    the 180 as it currently sits

    The 225 replacing the spot of my 92 Bow front it will be a wall unit with shelves on either side


    http://www.marinecolorado.org/forums....php?p=165629h
    Last edited by Craigar; 05-09-2012 at 08:38 AM.

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    subscribed. looking forward to seeing this build.
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    Updated pics <br />
    Got my final 150 gallon sump in added shelves for frag tank<br />
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    That's gonna be one nice looking filter room.

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    Wow I haven't updated this forever I still have my 180 display its connected to the current fish room current frag tank

    Apex and reactor manifold
    started filling my new frag tank with water tonight 8'x2'x10"
    I also am starting to put in the tank I got from a fellow reefer!!! It a custom 270 72"x36"x24" with closed loop and wave box

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    Total water volume after the new additions 1270 gallons all running off 9 ai sol Bly LEDs 1 reeflo hammerhead 2 reeflo darts

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    Wow you went crazy!! congrads go big or go home wright!!! can't wait too see it all setup and going Jealous am I

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    Everything's up and running except the 270 Inwall which I'm finishing my basement in conjunction with this part of the system Im waiting on 4 sheets of black egg crate for the frag tank and it will be able to challenge me to fill it up with frags

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    Major update!!!
    Got my new tank and put it in today


    600 gallon 96x42x34 tall
    3/4" starfire front
    External cost to coast overflow
    Closed loop!!!

    Check it out!
    Craigars-1200-gallon-total-build!!!!
    http://www.marinecolorado.org/forums...ad.php?t=13499

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    so is it going to be 920 or 1540 total gallons?
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    Total now is going to be 1540! I just can't figure out how to Change the header on here lol.

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    Wow! That looked like a massive chore getting it down to the basement. That sucker must have been heavy. Nice pics!

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    It was a huge chore it took all 10 guys to do it

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    Your making me drool over this...... Good luck with the new tank, and everything else looks AWSOME
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    I am so jealous right now.....wife asked me if we needed an extra bedroom if we get a larger apt or buy a house....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89delta View Post
    I am so jealous right now.....wife asked me if we needed an extra bedroom if we get a larger apt or buy a house....lol

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    Lol that's funny!!!

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    Well after 6 days the 660 is 3/4 full and cycling!!!

    Got all the sand and rock scape done. I have closed loop pipes within all rock so there's a gentle flow out from all areas.

    These pics are horrible due to me not having my lighting over the tank

    I also got my new skimmer on line and all I can say is wow! The bubbles that it makes are unereal millions of small bubbles it almost looks like foam.

    Look at it compared to my old skimmer which is a swc s2-1a

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    Love the rock work!!! How many gpd is your RO/DI?
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    My rodi is a 100 gpd

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    Oh, that is sweet rock work! It must be nice having the luxury of the big tank.

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