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Old 07-31-2018, 08:19 PM
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Photos 120Gal Mixed Reef Build - Journey to expert

So I've finally decided to start sharing pics and info from my latest build. I'd say my current skill level and knowledge is advanced in most areas . Hopefully I'll reach that expert level we all strive for from my experiences on this tank. That being said, please feel free to chime in with any questions and/or advice. Enjoy!

Pics - Initial setup done approx 4-1-2018 (Last three photos are approx 8-1-18)

https://youtu.be/0424KOR7BOs
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:45 PM
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what kind of 'vents' do you have on the overflows? i just recently changed mine to 'T' elbows. I just don't have a valve for air on the tops.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:42 PM
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Sorry for the late reply... The 1in. 'T' elbows on the overflow essentially has a reducer fitting then a 1/2in. male to 1in. slip fitting as the vent (https://www.amazon.com/1-1-PVC-Male-.../dp/B00D4C7XL0)

It runs really quiet to. Let me know if you want to see some close up pics. Good luck with your setup.

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what kind of 'vents' do you have on the overflows? i just recently changed mine to 'T' elbows. I just don't have a valve for air on the tops.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:52 PM
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I love the overflows position ( one side , in stand back) is a WAY more efficient , most of the water flow go side to side , NOT front to back, make easy for Detritus to be faster OUT.

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Old 08-06-2018, 10:37 PM
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Yea, I love it to. Had the corner flow on my previous tank (60gl cube) and the flow was way to difficult to manage.

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Old 08-07-2018, 03:04 PM
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One more think referring to efficiency.

I run to MJ 1200 pumps behind Protein Skimmer ( left and right), push back to P.S. intake whatever miss.
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:46 PM
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Never thought or heard about that one.... i'm already considering trying that out on this build. Thanks for the tip

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One more think referring to efficiency.

I run to MJ 1200 pumps behind Protein Skimmer ( left and right), push back to P.S. intake whatever miss.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:08 PM
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Photos Post cycle - First month after setup/transfer

Wife approves in first pic after the dust settles (thank the heavens... lol)

These pics are from the first month of the setup/transfer. The tank was setup using all my rock and sand from my previous build (60gl Cube). I was able to get this tank to do a heavy cycle in about a week.

Most of the livestock (including two anemone) lived in a temporary biocube setup for about 7-10 days.

https://youtu.be/CJ4ZMidTqdA
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