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Old 12-21-2010, 03:22 PM
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James983 180 build

My tank build started with clearing space in the boiler room to house my aux. sump/fuge. The tanks stand is all acrylic 72"x30" sump which is divided into six sections. Due to access of the sump being limited I decided to go with a second sump/fuge as shown.

Electric was added to boiler room for obvious reasons. 2 double gang gfci with individual 20 amp breakers.

A manifold was added to the plumbing to feed my MRC dual stage CR and a carbon reactor. A seperate BRS reactor was added for GFO.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:24 PM
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The tank is 2 1/2 weeks into its cycle. Nitrites have been high over 8 days now. More pics to follow.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:48 PM
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cool setup good luck with it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:38 PM
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love the rock work. marco rock?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:06 PM
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Thanks guys. Jerl, the base rock is Marco Rock, the top is BRS Pukani. I really think you cant get better than the Pukani for the $$$. It was on special for $2.50 lb around Thanksgiving.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:07 PM
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Wow, I like. Keeping my eyes on this thread.
Keep the pics coming.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:14 PM
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i used that stand as my sump, best thing i ever bought
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:49 PM
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omg dude I would dream of having that tank amazing job
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:57 PM
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Nice job James! I will difinitely be following along to watch it progress.
What are you using for lighting?
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for the complements guys. More pics to come.

Here is a list of my equipment so far:

Reeflo Blackfin return pump
72" Aquactinics T5 Costellation, holds 14 39 watt bulbs
Vertex 180 Skimmer
MRC Dual Chamber Calcium Reactor, Aquarium Plants Regulator
Vortech MP40, soon adding a second
ReefKeeper 2 controller. I know its old, but it works until I save some $ for new one.
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