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So I went to Monroe today and picked up a sweet deal on a 120g and stand (thanks fastuno) and now we have a display and a breeding tank. Gonna clean the tanks and put them in the school tomorrow and then hopefully over the next week we will plumb it with the help of cmantis and Imorphine and anyone else that can help.
I will be going around to collect the pieces from everyone who agreed to donate and we will be putting up a thread to follow the tank build as it happens!!! Thanks everyone has participated and for all those who we are going to have help in the future.
 

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My sister said people work there every day from 9-4 during the summer so the a/c is on but if we could get a chiller or a fan for the tank just as insurance that would be cool.
 

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That's where I was going I will donate a chiller I don't use , U just need to call jbj and get the correct fuse for it I tried from other vendors they kept sending me wrong one. I believe its a JBJ artic 1400 not sure off the top of my head.
 

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Wow!! Thank you so much. I actually didn't see that coming.
I'll pm you my number to arrange pickup. Thanks for all your help and advice .
 

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So today's project is getting some more wood to reinforce the stand and stain/polyurethane it so it matches and can have a chance against saltwater then cleaning and moving the tanks into the school. Anyone have an extra set of megaflow kits for a 120g or know where I can get/make them?
And what I should use to get old coralline algae off the tank? I was thinking just scrape it out and wash with a hose, but I am open to suggestions.
 

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So today's project is getting some more wood to reinforce the stand and stain/polyurethane it so it matches and can have a chance against saltwater then cleaning and moving the tanks into the school. Anyone have an extra set of megaflow kits for a 120g or know where I can get/make them?
And what I should use to get old coralline algae off the tank? I was thinking just scrape it out and wash with a hose, but I am open to suggestions.


Try a an old credit card or razor blade
 

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When your ready i have some gsp and stunner chalice frags also ithink i have a couple of koralias if u need them
 

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Thank you for the offer how many korellias do we need for a 120g (48"x24"x24") and a 55g (4"x12"x24" i think) I have one and I morphine is donating some .
 

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So the measurements of the wood I had cut to add to the stand were exactly an inch off [sigh] back to Home Depot for a new piece of plywood to cut. Rookie mistake I forgot to account for the tank trim which adds 1 inch to each side.
Anyhow I took the opportunity to clean the tank it's drying out now. Most of the coralline came off some of it that grew on the overflow refused to come off even with a razor blade which was weird, will that effect anything or will it help the cycle?
 

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Update : tank is clean stand is waiting for the plywood to dry the live rock (courtesy of STHILL) is sitting in a tub with an old Korellia staying live.
Chiller is sitting next to the empty tank.
Hopefully by the end of next week everything will be moved to the school building and we can work on getting it set up.
Do we need a sump as a base for all the return pumps to sit in?
We are getting an ARID reactor and we have the 55 gallon RR to use as a breeder tank/ frag grow out and of course the chiller needs to bet some flow. I was thinking maybe we can have all the equipment running off of one return, is that possible?
 

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It is possible to use one return pump but it would have to be pretty big and you just build a manifold. As for a sump you need it at least for the water to drain into and back up as well as the chiller.
 

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I'm confused..you have a 120 and a 55 and now you are looking for a sump..you are setting up 2 tanks? Wouldn't it make sense to set up the 120 as a display and use the 55 as the sump? it's a good size and makes the most sense. 20 gal would be way too small anyway, you want a sump at least half the tank volume and 55 is close enough.
 


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