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Old 09-17-2017, 08:07 PM
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Rideit's 180 SPS Tank

A couple of friends and members here know that my 75 gallon sps tank is coming down. It has been a roller coaster of fun and love and of course frustration over the past few years as my first real reef tank, but it has come time to move on to bigger and hopefully better things. Thanks to who all who have helped, come by over the years, complimented and enjoyed the tank with me! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my tank before it comes down in the near future.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:17 PM
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On to the new stuff. Here's the equipment list as of now.

Tank: Standard 180 no built in overflows
Lights: ati 8bulb 5 foot fixture
Skimmer: Reef Octopus 250sss
Return pump: Varios 8
Flow: (4x) Mp 40qdwes
Sump: Still undecided


The main reason for the upgrade is that I bought a house! With the help and inspiration from some great tanks I had the idea to frame out a room for it, as I wouldn't be able to plumb to the basement. The spot I chose was an old closet in a room that I was mostly gutting already so I figured it wouldn't be too hard to blow out the closet that was in the room and make it an in wall fish tank room.

This is the room and the closet where the tank room is going to be.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:28 PM
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Of course the paneling was coming down Then skim coated and painted the walls and ceiling and put up the moulding. Ripped up the lanoliam floor, framed the room and ran the electric for the room to be on its own circuit. Sorry two of them are sideways
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:30 PM
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Foot for reference.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:33 PM
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Then we added the walls and tile on the floor, finished the electric, put the door up and finished painting.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:36 PM
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Which pretty much leads us to here. My progress has slowed down because I have the summers off and got a lot of work done then but have now gone back to work. I will be looking to make or buy a sump and get the plumbing done soon. And of course add moulding and trim around the tank to finish the look.

As always, thanks for looking.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:39 PM
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Very nice! ...good luck with the build...will be following along.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:22 PM
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Very nice Dan, congrats!. Looking forward to more progress.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:47 PM
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Awesome looking!!!
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:40 AM
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Very nice!
Did you reenforce the floor under the closet/tank room?
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