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300 - a little late build.

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Chris_W, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well, I've asked enough questions and shared a few photos through those threads. Figure I should share my build and get any recommendations to make it better.

    Tank is a 96x30x24 acrylic.
    Filtration is in the basement & consists of an acrylic sump that feeds a reeflo tarpon for 2x 40b and a 75g future-fuge. It also feeds into a Rubbermaid 100g tote that supplies a reeflo hammerhead to the main tank. (Hope this makes sense).

    Skimmer - Sro6000 ext
    Ca/rx - geo 618
    Lighting - 2x 32" & 1x16" SB reef Wi-Fi led.
    2x jebao gyre pumps and 2x rossmone mover pumps
    Apex controls everything

    The tank houses a few different sps/lps. Current fish:
    M/F pair of bluethroat triggers
    2x chronic
    1 Lightning maroon clown
    1 desjaardin
    1 blue tang
    1 yellow tang
    1 diamond goby
    1 yellow Coors wrasse
    1 cleaner wrasse
    1 emperor Angel

    Open to any questions, comments, suggestions or feedback.

    - Chris[​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. halmus

    halmus Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks great Chris! How about a few close up pictures or video of the filtration room in the basement. I'm curious how it's all hooked together.

    How long has everything been up and running?
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  3. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks man, coming from you it's much appreciated! That build you've got going is phenominal!! I'll have to bribe you with some beer to check it out one day.

    I'll get some pics of how it works up soon. Currently watching the kids and the two great danes, the basement is off-limits until I'm relieved of duty by the wife.

    This tank has been up for about a month and a half. Pulled most of my rock from my 150 that was up for about 2 years.

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  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice to see another big reef around here! Watch those Jebao pumps closely. They are notorious for failing. Love the build!

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  5. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks man.

    They are notorious for failing, but so far have been awesome. For the price, I can replace the entire unit 3 times for the cost of a maxspect (which I've tried and have had fail much faster).

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  6. JZinCO

    JZinCO Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Would love more details on the build.
    Also, the excess shim lengths are super distracting
  7. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    The shims are gone. Short work of that after the first stubbed toe.

    Fisrt picture is the sump I used to have for my 150. Keeping it mostly empty with some algae for now. It's catching the majority of the detritis, making cleaning pretty easy.

    Second, two 40b frag tanks. Hoping to gill one with nem's and the other with the random corals I see, but can't figure out where I would put in my display. Under the right one is the 100g Rubbermaid that feeds the barracuda for the display. I really wanted a reservior that had nothing at all in it prior to the return. Easy to throw a filter dock in there and also little fluctuation for the ato.

    Third pic - 75g future-fuge. Thinking about macros and xenia with maybe some cool little predator in it (frogfish).

    Fourth is how the plumbing leaves the sump and feeds the tarpon for the fuge/40's. Behind the reactor (624, not 618 like I stated at first) is the line that leads to the Rubbermaid.

    Sorry for the long post.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here it is during the day, after all the sand settled. Thanks again to everyone who commented in the aquascaping thread this past weekend.


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  9. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    This setup is sweet.. Love to see it in person
  10. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks. No problem, as soon as it's settled in and I can buff out the scratches that don't show up in the pictures!

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  11. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    vermitid snails - superglue closed or is there a method that you prefer? I've had limited success with the glue in the past, just curious what everyone else uses.
  12. Kayvon

    Kayvon Copepod

    I have tried the glue trick and it didn't work too well. I heard of kalk paste as well, but that has its drawbacks as well. What worked best for me was getting a wrasse to deal with it. :whistle:
  13. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Settling in nicely.[​IMG]

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  14. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Wow, looking great!
  15. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    I take my bone cutter or pliers and just crush the base of their tube. I wouldnt recommend doing it with your hands as their tube can break off and cut you pretty good. Learned that the hard way, but found that the fragging tools worked better then anything.

    Just curious, how far off the water are your lights? They look really far away from the tank. Are those light racks adjustable? Do any par tests with them to determine optimal height?
  16. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member


    The lights are 15" from the water. Was going to pull them down to 12/13 but there doesn't seem to be any problem with growth or color after a month or so.

    They're not adjustable, just aluminum angle iron bolted together and mounted to the wall.

    I'm going to start working on the snails soon. They're not put of control, yet. Thanks again for the info!

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