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Old 08-23-2014, 08:52 AM
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DK638 lol, yea its good to have the wife on board when it comes to the expense but she is letting me go all out because I am giving my 29gal to one of my boys and I am donating my 75 setup to a navy wounded warrior here on the island when he gets home. So my wife is totally onboard.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:26 AM
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My plan is to run 3 Radion G3 pros. I was going to upgrade the G2s I have on the 75 and then add a new g3 but then I would have to get some lighting for the 75 so I can donate a full set up. I don't know yet I will figure it out after I build the canopy. I'm planning on building the canopy but having it attached to the wall and celling and not resting on the tank.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:31 AM
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:32 AM
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you will get some degree of justification when it comes to buy LE corals instead of buying bags. lol
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:16 PM
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Can't wait to see how it turns out. That's the same tank I want to upgrade to within a year or so. Keep up the great work.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:25 AM
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Ok just a quick update tank is in place and I built a canopy that is suspended from the walls and celling. My wife and daughter did the aquascape and the tank is up and running. Just need to move things around a bit and build my cabinet to hold all the electrical stuff.
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:34 PM
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Beautiful job. Awesome gesture with the wounded warrior

Only question I've got is, why the check valve? Most find it to be taboo in a SW setup.
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Did you build the stand for the tank it looks great?
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masterswimmer, the check valve was suggested to me by my son who ordered the pluming for me, this is the first time I have used one on a setup. We will se how it goes lol.
vder, the stand is from marineland, I built the canopy so I can have more access with the bigger door. I also made it so that the lights can slide back and forth incase I need full access over the tank.
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masterswimmer, the check valve was suggested to me by my son who ordered the pluming for me, this is the first time I have used one on a setup. We will se how it goes lol.

Does your son have reef keeping experience or just FW? Most reefers plumb their systems without check valves. The void space in your sump should be enough space to handle any backflow from a power outage situation and therefore there would be no need for a check valve.
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