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Old 11-28-2017, 05:44 PM
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Tank swap 54 corner to 92 corner

My 54 running since March 2017 is being upgraded to a 92 corner...
Same spot so I have to do a breakdown and build up same time .
New tank is drilled (yay!!!)
New sump, skimmer, sand bed (switching from crush coral to graded Fiji pink live)
Power heads, lights, apex, ato reservior, rock , corals, fish being swapped...
In middle of making 100 gallons of ro to mix...
Figure 40 gallons from old tank,, 70 gal New
And the rest to rinse rock and dip coral b4 in New tank...

I have to remove rock and coral
Drain water into pail
Put fish in transfer bucket
Slide out old tank
Slide in New tank , add water, rock, fish, corals, New live sand...

Lined the tank stand with 40mil shower pan liner.,
Installed sump, skimmer and plumbed up nice,,,ato res will fit under as well...

Any suggestions ????
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:11 AM
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A lot of work..not envious of you at all for that. Lol, nice upgrade though. I'm sure it will look great when it's done.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:48 PM
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I like it.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:49 PM
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Started at 7pm last night, kinda finished st 6am,,,
Will post pics tomorrow,,,
Have a small drip where the drain line hooks up to overflow, have to get a better hose
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:48 PM
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:59 PM
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Started at 7pm last night, kinda finished st 6am,,,
Will post pics tomorrow,,,
Have a small drip where the drain line hooks up to overflow, have to get a better hose

Always takes a lot longer than you think it will.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:06 PM
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Nice. can't wait to see the pics. What kind of sump are you using? i know space is very limited beneath the tank.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:18 PM
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Felt pads around perimeter and middle to keep slightly off wood floor
Lifereef nano sump and lifereef svs24 skimmer w/co2 scrubber
My 54 had a homemade 10gal 3 chamber sump w/4" sock
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:21 PM
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Lined stand with 40mil shower pan liner, which is good cause i have a slow drip on my drain lone, the water is creeping up the spiral on the tubing, gonna get different hose today
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:23 PM
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I teflon taped the barbs and put a real hose clamp on and still small drip
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