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Old 01-29-2019, 04:06 PM
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150+ gallon tank build (fish room and all)

So a friend of mine was having issues with his tank so he decided it was time to upgrade
Here are some photos of the tank build

Tank is a Marineland 150 long with two overflows


Stand is also Marineland


He wanted the back glass blue we painted it royal blue with acrylic paint it took about 10 coats letting it fully dry in between coats



He wanted the stand in white so we primed it and painted it using a roller and brush it took about 5 coats



We shimmed it so it was level
(Sorry don’t have photos of that)

Then we plumbed it using 1 inch pvc
Both returns are on the same line the drains are on separate lines we have all the lines going down to the basement where fish room will be he did not want any unions personally i would have added unions on the bottom of each pipe and where the pipes meet the wall (he did change his mind and added 3 to where the pipes meet the wall)




And water testing with a level to make sure everything stays level


We bleached some rock for 2 days 5% bleach
Then used prime and now drying it
Sorry i don’t have better photos


Gluing some pieces together




I will try to update this thread as often as i can feel free to ask questions as thats what we are here for
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Old 01-29-2019, 04:20 PM
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Nice build and like the rockwork!
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:35 PM
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Looks great from here
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:44 PM
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Didn’t have many options with the rock he wanted lots of swimming space with arches
its a fish only with possibly a reef plumbed in







Added some sand and now we wait


Here are some photos of the quarantine tanks fish room is a work in progress





The unions that were installed under the tank


And some of the plumbing in the fish room
Some stuff will change



This is how we are cycling the tank
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:16 PM
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Water cleared up


He is starting the cycle
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:09 PM
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Nice start. Good size tank. Whats the fish list?
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