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Old 09-24-2015, 09:11 AM
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Upgrade time! DSA 225 Pro

So I was in the process of doing an upgrade to a 220 tank. It was a nice tank, starfire front glass, drilled with rear overflow. I was all set to start the stand but didn't love the tank. I wanted a little wider but didn't want to go down the road of a custom tank or do a 300DD. Figured I want to do the upgrade right the first time for what it will take to move tanks.

Well fast forward. In doing some research I found the DSA Pro 225 is 72 x 27 x 27. I currently have a DSA 100 (selling) and I am very pleased with the quality of it, nice beveled glass, Stand is nice and made a custom canopy to fit the lights better.

So I will be making a custom stand for this - still deciding on which direction I am going, but looking for a nice furniture quality stand to showcase the tank.

I think I am going bare bottom, I have all the rock I need.

Lights I have a 60" ATI 6 bulb and going to combine that with the 4 Kessil 350W I have and some moon lights. I am planning (4) MP-40 wes should be good. Return pump is a Hammerhead so plenty of flow.

My sump room was designed and built already for the upgrade so I am good there.

Exciting times!
Here is my build list

NEW TANK IN PROCESS

DSA 225 Pro Tank
Custom DIY Stand
4 - MP40Wes
60" ATI 6 bulb T-5
(2) AI Hydra's
Apex- EB8, WXM,ALD



This is the tank it is replacing
DSA 100 Gallon Pro Set up as a Reef Tank - Wood Stand and Canopy
Power Heads - (2) MP40Wes
Lighting - DIY T5 and (2) Kessil 350W
Apex - EB8, Display, VDM, WXM and ALD


This is all in the sump room
Display Tank # 2- Grow Out tank

75 Gallon Drilled with custom overflow box
(2) AI Sol Blue Led's
(2) 48" T5 with Blue+ bulbs
(2) Tunze Controllable Wavemakers
Controlled by VDM

Tank # 3 - Frag Tank
Deep Blue 30G Frag tank
Lighting - AI -Sol Blue
MP-10Wes Powerhead

Sump Room
Custom 90 Gallon Sump with triple 7" filter sock holder
Reeflo Hammerhead Hybrid Gold Pump (runs DT and 75)
Reeflo Dart Hybrid Gold Pump - runs all accessories, fuge, frag and skimmer
JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/4 HP
Skimmer - Reeflo Orca 250
Reef Octopus CR140 Calcium Reactor
Avast GFO Reactor
GEO Kalk Reactor Hooked up with a stand alone dosing pump
GHL Profilux Dosing pump with Slave
SpectraPure Ultra-Precise Auto Top Off
Reef Dynamics BPR135E Bio-Pellet reactor
CO2 reactor as sump is in boiler room and was having some low PH issues
APEX - EB8 - PM1 - PM2 - ALD- Display - with PH, ORP, Salinity & Temp Probes

Refugium
40B gallon refugium - With T5 grow lights - Deep sand bed

Quarantine System
20L Gallon QT Tank - HOB Filter - Deep Blue Led cover

Water System
BRS 5 Stage PLUS RO/DI System - 75GPD - Got the upgrade kit to make 150gpd
Hooked up to do semi/auto water changes.
Salt water mixing stations includes 2 - 100 Gallon water containers - hooked up with gate valves and a little giant pump to do the mixing.

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Old 09-24-2015, 12:20 PM
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:34 PM
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:21 PM
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Having the same tank since last November I think I could say - welcome in 225 gal club
Good luck with your upgrade
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:00 PM
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Thanks! I will post pics as it progresses.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:28 PM
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dsa

Thanks to Mareks tread I got one my self and I love it.its a great size .thanks again Marek , I'm giving you all the credit for my upgrade.
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Can't wait to see the progress. Thinking about the same tank.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:14 PM
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Thanks to Mareks tread I got one my self and I love it.its a great size .thanks again Marek , I'm giving you all the credit for my upgrade.
Thanks dlugi
Definetly quality build tank with a nice footprint
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:47 AM
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Good luck with the upgrade!

I got dibs on the 100.
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:09 PM
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Got the frame built.

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