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She's not gonna kill me build thread!!

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Andrew_bram, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ok so first post and have been given blessing of the wife for a new build.
    Tank 150 marineland cube with starfire front.
    Sump will be plumped into basement and will be a 150 g trough.
    Reeflo sword tail will be used for the return
    Lighting as of now will be 6-8 t5 with to euro aquatic led bulbs
    2 gyre 150 and a sicce power head for tank flow.
    Mrc calcium reactor
    2 pm reactors or gfo and carbon as needed.
    44 pounds live pukani
    88 pounds live tokota

    One burning question is what skimmer I want to use.
    Skimz octa sm 205i
    Or Reef Octopus sro 3000 or 5000 ext
     
  2. Legonch

    Legonch Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sounds like a nice setup! I love the sump in the basement. Starfire glass, sweet!
     
  3. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have been quite happy with my Reef Octopus - and their customer service is top notch too....
     
  4. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    How quite is your skimmer what model. I do want silent silent skimmer
     
  5. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Mine is a 170 int with the DC pump, so smaller than what you are looking for. But, dead silent....
     
  6. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    What was it that you had to contact costumer service for. I love good customer service but when I hear that often from a company I question why.
     
  7. szavoda

    szavoda Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    It was not for the Reef Octopus exactly, but it was to Coral Vue who manages the product. My calls have been about the Gyre 150.
     
  8. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've got nearly the same setup and I'm running a 6000ext. Overkill, and a little loud, but it's an amazing skimmer.
     
  9. projectx

    projectx Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Picts brah! sorry had to. Going to be a nice setup
     
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  10. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh wish I would have gone w the 150 instead of 90 cube! Falling for sure!!
     
  11. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    What would you compare the noise to. What pump are you using to feed it with. I am really leaning towards the skimz do to limited noise
     
  12. Chris_W

    Chris_W Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    You can hear the hum from the BB pump pulling air in. It's not too bad, particularly in a fish room in the basement. I certainly wouldn't put it in my living room though. It's a trade off for a boat load of flexibility for adding to the system.

    Currently I'm feeding it with an old rio pump I had lying around ~900gph. I've got one of those cheapie jebao dc5000's that I'm about to hook it up to.
     
  13. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well my worry is the person sleeping in basement just off from the fish room
     
  14. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Pic will come once equipment starts to arrive and when tapatalk let's me load pictures.
     
  15. projectx

    projectx Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cant wait to see it come together
     
  16. Dr.DiSilicate

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

    Order the skimmer and the halide already!
     
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  17. Legonch

    Legonch Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Order some for the rest of us too!
     
  18. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Umm speaking of halide a 400 watt is being deliberated as I type
     
  19. Dr.DiSilicate

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

    Deliberated or debated? Is she starting to wanna kill you? Lol
     
  20. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    What's that they say ? This thread is worthless with out pics?

    Jk bro anxious to see the new build

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