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    312 Gallon Tank Build

    Well im starting a new tank to replace my existing 120 gallon system. I am having built a 5'x5'x20" acrylic tank. The system is going to be setup for SPS on 5 rock islands surrounded by my chalice collection on the bottom.
    There will also be a 112g sump in the garage to run everything.
    Here is the current equipment list

    Neptune Apex system
    Two 1.5" Seaswirls
    Reeflo Dart/snapper hybrid
    Reef Octopus SRO-5000INT
    Two Ecotech MP 40
    Korallin C-3002 calcium reactor
    4 ecotech radions

    Also looking at either two kessil 350w or two orphek pr72 for supplementing the radions

    Here is a rough sketch of the system


    The growing parts pile

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    Very COOL, love the dimensions and plans of the DT and will definitely be following this thread.

    Cheers, Todd

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    Sounds like the start of a great build. Wish i had a "parts pile" that had 4 radions in it!...lol

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    Sounds awesome
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    Thanks guys! Stand is being built this weekend. Should have the tank done by the end of this month. Currently working on how to move 355 lbs of salt in a 55 gallon barrel. Enough salt for 1000 gallons or a couple water changes lol

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    Another great build to watch here on RF.
    Your pile of goodies are top notch!
    Who is building your DT?
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    A great guy in portland oregon. Since the size of the tank we are building it at my house. Having the stand completed this weekend. Then the tank will be built ontop of that. The tricky part will be moving all my corals and rocks from the old 120g to tubs tanks etc. Then move that tank out and put the new one in and plumb everything through the wall into the garage where the sump will be

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    and the pile keeps growing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by stylaster View Post
    A great guy in portland oregon. Since the size of the tank we are building it at my house. Having the stand completed this weekend. Then the tank will be built ontop of that. The tricky part will be moving all my corals and rocks from the old 120g to tubs tanks etc. Then move that tank out and put the new one in and plumb everything through the wall into the garage where the sump will be

    Is it by any chance John L. ???? envisions??
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    Nope not James, his name is Charles

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    That sounds like a really great system. Love the dimensions and great use of the MP40's below the overflow. I have seen systems where dry boxes next to overflows have been used for MP40's but I really like layered design. I am excited to tag along.

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    Yes i wanted the entire back edge of the aquarium to be an overflow. The box behind the overflow will hold dual bean animal setups

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    Ive have got to ask why are you installing 2 Bean Animals? What amount of flow are you going to run thru your return???
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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    Doing 5,800 gph flow through with 1.5" beans animals. I wanted to make sure that it could handle the volume so we put in two of them
    The return is going through two 1.5" seaswirls. So im hoping to achieve a good rate of flow with the two mp 40's backing that up
    Last edited by stylaster; 02-08-2013 at 10:22 AM.

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    WOW!! That is some serious flow!!

    Are you using 1'' or 1 1/2'' bulk heads for your BA? The 1'' bulkheads will only handle approx. 1500 gph. That would leave you a bit on the short side.

    I didnt know that the seaswirls came in the 1 1/2'' size. Just goggled it, Wow $600+ ea? Why not closed loop??

    Also couldnt find a reeflow snapper hybrid that produced those gph. The Hammerhead will at about 1' of head. The reason I have brought this up is I have the hammer head for my up coming closed loop.
    You cant possibly know how you want to run your reef-system, until you have ran one.
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