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Dream-ish build!

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Mccoc033, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So my wife and I have just purchased our first home, and the time to finally start a large tank. We talked to Cris at aquatic art and pending some final measurements we have decided that we would like to try a 180. I would like to try bigger, but since we don't have a basement and are slightly limited on space, 180 seems like a better fit. I plan on building a custom floor to ceiling stand/cabinet. We don't even take possession until August 14th, and we are having a baby at the end of august(busy month lol) so this will most likely be a fairly slow build. I'm hoping that the crawl space in the house will allow me to run all the plumbing into a room built into the garage. I can't wait to get started. I'll update asap.
  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Just make sure the floors can support it!!
    Off The Deep End likes this.
  3. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's now official. I went to the new house today to measure. And I will be able to upgrade to a 180 gallon monster. The tank will span several support beams including the main support for the house. Other great news is that I am about 99% sure that I will have a sump room in the garage. The sump room will be an 8x8 insulated room that will be heated and cooled with the rest of the house. I can't wait to get started on this build.
  4. Dr.DiSilicate

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

    Nice! Congrats
  5. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Tomorrow I am making a trip down to Colorado Springs to pick up 100 lbs of live rock and a couple buckets of salt. I have started drawing up plans and I am picking up a new miter saw (or someone is picking it up for me) as I type this. First thing that will happen is walling in the sump room in the new garage as soon as I get into the new home on the 14th of August. Once I get the sump room walled in, insulated, and cooled I will move the current tank into that room where it will stay until the 180 is fully cycled. Waiting to get into a new home is so hard, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve every day. :)
  6. Shaunv

    Shaunv Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Congratulations! Can't wait for the build thread.
  7. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well, it has been 2 years since I have done any kind of update on this tank! I actually did move forward with a lot of plans, including keeping mos of the equipment in the garage. A huge thanks to Cris from Aquatic Art Inc. for being so patient with me getting everything situated with this build. So, the plans went through several changes over the last two years, but we are finally done for all intents and purposes. I will upload a lot of pictures in a little bit. I hopefully will have some time to be more active in the MASC community again as well lol.
  8. Dr.DiSilicate

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

    Pics brah! 2 years without an update? Is the tank running? We need to see...
  9. SynDen

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

    Good to see you back! Pics or it didnt happen ;P
  10. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome back, can't wait to see how it has progressed.
  11. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    This is awesome, now we just need pics for it to reach greatness lol
  12. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Working on getting some pics up. In the meantime I guess I can list some equipment.

    Main Display:
    180 Gallon Planet Aquarium RR with black vinyl back (6x2x2)
    3 Kessil A360N's
    2 Ecotech MP40's
    Custom Stand

    60 gallon cube(2x2x2)
    Kessil A360N
    Some Korallia

    "Frag Tank":
    45 Gallon Shallow (4x2x1 I think)
    Kessil A360W
    "Mover" Powerhead (some Italian brand I've never heard of)

    Shared Components:
    70 gallon Stock tank Sump
    Vertex Omega 150(will be replaced)
    New Style Apex Controller
    Finnex 800W Titanium tube Heater
    Vertex Dual Chamber Calcium Reactor (CO2 controlled by Apex w/ chinese Solenoid)
    Apex WXM Module (for MP40's and future MP10's on frag and fuge)
    Apex LSM(not yet installed)
    BRS Dual Chamber Reactor
    BRS 6 Stage RODI with Water Saver upgrade kit
    Tunze Osmolater w/ 35 gallon rubbermaid trash bin
    Vectra L1 Return Pump

    I added a 100 Amp subpanel to the garage so everything but the Kessils and pumps on the main Display are on a dedicated Circuit. The garage is also temperature controlled via a Daiken Mini-Split Heat Pump.
  13. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    How do I add pictures lol
  14. Dr.DiSilicate

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

    Press the upload a file button, search for the pics, select and upload. Then post reply. Works on my at least. I’d imaging if you have pics on your computer it’d work as well.

    Well, never mind. Not working???
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  15. SynDen

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

    Ya you're a club member so the upload button should work for you. Be advised that all images max dimensions are 3500px x 3500px though. So if it larger then that, the image will load, but will stop at 100% and wont actually attach to the post.
    You can still use photobucket too, but have to use the 'direct link' instead
  16. SkyShark

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

    Rock on. Excited to see what this looks like. Hard to go wrong when you have Cris helping you!
  17. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking forward to seeing the photos. Sounds like a great build. Welcome back and thanks for the update!
  18. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    B69BE166-F5D7-4102-A3DE-243EFEA51D59.jpeg Teaser test pic of the stand before finishing
    SynDen likes this.
  19. Mccoc033

    Mccoc033 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    6F5A169A-1E92-4B7B-B8F6-FED33F633822.jpeg My wife adding the stacked stone facing 342C5A0A-181A-4436-8037-77EBEB21DCD0.jpeg my 2 year old in the freshly delivered tank 0621E5D1-558C-44E1-B034-C7D0802420AC.jpeg tank plumbed in full and scaped 1ABB49D2-8191-4E52-B1F4-B85E0CB8EFF8.jpeg garage set up
    Dr.DiSilicate likes this.
  20. SynDen

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

    Looks great. Nice work. What did you use for supports on that frame?

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