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Old 12-09-2012, 06:37 PM
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Brando's 180 Gallon in Wall!!!

So after a long few months my 180 gallon in wall is almost ready to be cycled! The only delay is I ordered some rock from reefrocks back on October 7th and still waiting on that to ship.

Once I have the rock I will cycle and then the fun begins!

I will post pictures of the build process as the room went from blah to whoaaa.


Purchased my skimmer today, went with a BNIB ATB 840 v2.0 for my tank. I also have the avast marine skimmate locker to pair with it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:43 PM
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Here is an album of the initial build process!

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:44 PM
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I will post more pictures shortly as the room is painted, tv hung, couches down, etc.
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Nice! Good luck with it! If i end up buying the house i live in now, im going to put a 180 in the wall behind my sofa and make a filtration room behind that wall in my garage
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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Nice! Good luck with it! If i end up buying the house i live in now, im going to put a 180 in the wall behind my sofa and make a filtration room behind that wall in my garage
The filtration room is part of the laundry room where the tank is also sitting . Not the prettiest of rooms, but it houses my mixing container, ro container, and sump.

The sump is a 75g tank baffled for skimmer, fuge, return.

I need to figure out what skimmer to go with now . I have a few recommendations, but I can't decide!
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:57 PM
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One oversight on my part is that I bought 2 x 300 watt jager heaters, which are 19.3 inches long. Well my sump are is only 17.5 x 19! DOH!

I will be ordering I believe 2 x 250 watt heaters instead as they are only 17.3 inches long!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:37 PM
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Cant u put the heaters on an angle in the sump?
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Good luck with the build!
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 PM
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Cant u put the heaters on an angle in the sump?
I tried that and well they're just too big

Good news is I only bought two of them, one will be sent for my mixing container and the other one I am considering leaving in my overflow.

Not sure if that is wise to have it in the overflow, but we will see.

Right now I am looking at what skimmer to get. I got a few recommendations from NYREEFNOOB, but I just can't make up my mind.
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Skimz SM201 Monzter E-Series 214 - 533 $ 449.95 20 9.4 x 9.4 x 21.8 Skimz ES5000 NYREEFNOOB good review
JNS SK3 225 $ 479.99 27 15 x 11.4 x 22.8 Sicce pump









ATB 840 v2 249 $ 658.99 21 10.5 x 14 x 20 Sicce Syncra NYREEFNOOB 1st choice
























































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Old 12-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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180!!!! Huge upgrade for you. Congrats dude!
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