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    150 gallon build

    Picked tank up from amphispur on the forum.
    Sanded and repainted stand. Added a wood skin to help strengthen and give me something to attach final wood to later. Also reworked 75 gallon sump. Put in two bubble traps and holders for two socks.
    Drilled multiple holes in tank to add a second overflow and to run return lines.
    Put a 10 gallon tank on top of sump for a refugium. Also drilled sump for water changes so I can drain all chambers. Sump also drilled to attach uv sterilizer. ATO also added.
    Return pump is a jebao dc pump. I use it to run the sterilizer, refugium, and for water changes.
    For the drain I used a couple of gate valves. Also put in an emergency overflow.
    Filled with fresh water to check for any leaks. Luckily didn't have any so started to transfer.
    This is close to the finished project. Have to finish stand and hood. Also I will be adding 1 more light. This is only my second attempt at building a saltwater tank so if I missed or should've done something different please let me know.
    Forgot to add that the protein skimmer is a reef octopus. The heater are also two 500 watt reef octopus controlled by a Ranco temperature controller. The lights are two 165 watt leds which I will be adding 1 more. Thanks for any input.

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    Might want to turn the J downward in the Durso standpipes. Makes it quieter flow. Looks real nice and a solid build!
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    The 1 that's turned up is the emergency overflow and because of space restrictions I had to turn it up. There is two drains on one side. One can't be seen under the other. Thanks for the input.

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    Off to a great start. Following along.
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    Got to see this in person last weekend. Very well thought out sump and ball valves. Great work.




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    Looking really good. Is the blue hose running into the filter sock for noise reduction?

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. And I also forgot to thank my family for all the help. My dad and sons who helped me move it. My wife and daughter who helped with the smaller details. Thank you

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    The drains are all running into separate socks. Couldn't get a good picture of them all together. Three drains in total. 1 1/2", 1", and the emergency is 1 1/2". The 1" is mostly so the water doesn't stagnate on that side.

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    Man you have been holding a tank build on us. Looks great. Following along. Stocking ideas?

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    Partially stocked from previous tank. Right now have a monti, some polyps, zoas, hammer, mushrooms, kenya trees and xenia. Most came from members of the group. Nothing out of the ordinary yet. Fish include foxface, blenny, clowns, coral beauty, rainbow bta and a wrasse. No other ideas on other coral yet. Will just stock it slowly.

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    Little bit of an update on build. Have been building a stand. Added in a frag tank and larger refugium. Just need to finish staining and do a little plumbing to tie new tanks in. Thanks to my wife and kids for helping me do this.

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    Refugium is a 55 gallon tall that I'm going to display. Was able to drill it for drain.

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    Also have plenty of storage space now.

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    Very nice. I see filter socks hanging there. How'd you do that. I only ask because I built a rack to hold filter socks also.

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    I had some corner guards that I just screwed to some wood.

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    I LOVE IT!

    Multiple tanks for their own purpose all to benefit the main dt.
    Great planning and use of space.

    What are your plans for the refugium? Looks like you have a great chance to do a cryptic fuge.

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    Thanks. Not familiar with a cryptic fuge. My plan or I should say my wife's plan was to stock it with different color macroalgae. Already have some dragons breath she likes that has grown immensely in the sump.

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    A cryptic is an are that starts with LR only that recieves no light. It creates its own sponge and other NPS which consume negative particles in your system's water column.

    That is what my LR tank is and I love going downstairs with a blue light and looking at all of the pods and new growth of weird stuff

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    Wow is the only word I can think of that isn't censored lol! Absolutely amazing!


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    Got the rest of the tank stained. Other tanks are almost plumbed in. Makes a total of 305 gallons.
    Was thinking of making frag tank a anemone tank. What species can coincide with each other if any?

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