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Old 12-22-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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I am going to be putting this build together over the next few weeks. I am starting a thread so I get peoples opinion on parts of it. ordered a 120 48x24x24 with dual overflows that should be here tomorrow. My plans are to set up the 120 with a 22 gallon frag tank plumbed into it. They will have matching stands. Anyway I have alot of stuff and will be looking for some more.

As for equipment I plan on using the sump I have on my 40b thats just under 40g. For lighting I am looking for another 250w PFO HQI pendant or something similar. This would give me 2x250 plus 2x39w T-5ho actinics. As for skimmers, I have a coralife 125 and MRC oceanforce 100. I'm not sure either is large enough so I will probably be looking to do some trading to get one thats more appropriate to the size. I have also tossed around the idea of running both of them. i plan on using a mag 12 for a return. For flow I am probably going to go with 3 or 4 modded maxijets.

On the frag tank I am going to be running a mag 5 and a 175 watt se with a ushio 14k and ARO ballast. I already have all this laying around so it cuts down on the cost. I will throw some K-2s in for flow. It will be plumbed in to the bigger system and the stand will have shelves for storage.

I will get some pics up because I am starting the stand tomorrow, and hopefully going to get the tank.

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Old 12-22-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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Let's get this thing started !!

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Old 12-23-2008, 8:04 AM   #3
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Sounds good so far!

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Old 12-23-2008, 5:57 PM   #4
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And so it begins !!! Big thanks to Sal at Saltwater City for getting this so quick.

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Old 12-23-2008, 7:12 PM   #5
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Nice cant wait to see this build come along

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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Big props go out to Shromy for helping me move some stuff around. We got my 40b moved to make room for the big tank. I didn't get the stand started today but I will get it and the canopy done over the next week.



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Old 12-23-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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Uh why are your eyes so red Steve? The one in the picture, not me.

That tank looks like crap John.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
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Uh why are your eyes so red Steve? The one in the picture, not me.

That tank looks like crap John.
LOL, Guess I will just toss it.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:54 PM   #9
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You probably should, just leave it in the protective cardboard and set it out by the street tomorrow night. Santa will surely come for someone!

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #10
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shromy looks like he is on shrooms.

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:56 PM   #11
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Annce called it! But really John, I'm gonna have to come check out your set-ups.

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Old 12-26-2008, 7:58 PM   #12
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Got started on the stand. I may get it skinned tonight also. Probably over built it, but better safe than sorry.





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Old 12-26-2008, 8:03 PM   #13
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Sweetness! You can't overbuild a stand John. Make it sturdy; you won't be sorry.

Good to see you're making it without a center brace. Those center braces are a PITA.

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Old 12-26-2008, 8:07 PM   #14
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Sweetness! You can't overbuild a stand John. Make it sturdy; you won't be sorry.

Good to see you're making it without a center brace. Those center braces are a PITA.
Yeah, I chose to do the top in 2x6 because I didn't want the center brace.

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Old 12-26-2008, 8:17 PM   #15
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Did you use screws?

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:25 PM   #16
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Got the sheeting on and most of the trim done. I still need to put the floor in and build the doors. There are also a couple of pieces of trim I have to put on the corners . I plan on painting it black. I will be building a canopy for it next.

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #17
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Looking good John, what skimmer are you planning to use, and is this going to be mixed reef?

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #18
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Looks nice man!!!! Ready to get water in it? I need to come by and check it out.

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Looking good John, what skimmer are you planning to use, and is this going to be mixed reef?
Yep its gonna be a mixed reef. I still havn't decided what I am going to do for a skimmer. I have 3 sitting here.

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Old 12-26-2008, 10:51 PM   #20
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