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Stang69

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This is gonna be a progress post about the setup and stuff of my tank. This tank has been in the works now for a year or so and is added to as money allows. I got the rock in today thanks to a good buddy of mine. He donated the rock to the Stang69 Reef Project and I appreciate more than he will ever know.

I will start by saying this is a 60x18x24 tank built by IAP here in Bremerton. The stand and Halide canopy were also built by them. The sump was made by Big T and he did a great job on it. It is 48x14x18. Skimmer is a GEO skimmer run with a Mag 12. The closed loop is run by a ampmaster 3600 with dual 1.5 intakes and 4 returns of 3/4th inch. Return pump is a mag 12 also run up and thru dual 3/4 returns.


Lighting is 440 watts of VHO run with a PFO ballast. I also have dual 175 AB 10 k bulbs run with a (much as I hate to admit it) Custom Sea Life Ballast. This will be upgraded after the holidays as I have a dual 250 watt pfo ballast waiting on bulbs.

Water is filtered thru a Kent Marine double cannister ro with a DI on top.


The rock wont stay arranged like this I know Ill change it prolly a dozen times before im happy with it.

My photo editing skills suck so if the pics are too small or whatever yell Ill try to fix em

I would also like to thank Big T and Lake Ed for puting up with my questions and my Im not to shure I wanna do it this way moods.


Let me know what ya think

Jeff
 

LakeEd

Achilles
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Lookin good guy! Now, you need to take a good knife, and scrap the crap out of those 2 rocks I gave you, and let those spores of the Coraline start seeding everything there for ya! Before you know it, you'll have some brown fuzzie's in there guy!!! *grinz*

Ed
 

szidls

Gaitor Wrestler
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Lynnwood
Hey great job Jeff!

What bulb configuration did ya go with on the VHO? You are on your way now.
Scott
 

big t

tankless
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Jeff, you Dawg! Those rocks are super sweet! It should be ready to test out some frags by the time I get back there bud. How does it feel to be reefin again?

T
 

Stang69

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Thanks guys I am stoked. I am pretty happy thus far.

I have 2 atenics and 2 atenic whites

The rock I believe is Marshalls if I am not mistaken may have some tonga mixed in as well


Jeff
 

Angelscrx

Import Fish
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Wow that is looking good. So how many gallons is that? I love the rock too man that is gonna look sweet. How about a pic of your light set up when the new bulbs come in. I like the spray bar across the bottom too.
 

Stang69

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Well I got the 250 wat bulbs I was looking for from Fly n Reef today I will prolly be hookin the 250's up temp to see if I can keep the heat under control.


Thanks Again for the Nice comments



Jeff
 
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esmith

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Shoreline, WA
Jeff, that is going to be a great looking reef once it's all cycled and filled with frags!!! :D

Nice to see you were finally able to get that up and running. I'm looking forward to seeing your tank progress.

Eliyah
 

Stang69

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There is a back on it you just cant see it in the pic. Has 2 holes in it to run cords etc thru the back is white.

The canopy has no back in it though



Jeff
 
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