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acropora

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I have recently started a new 450 gallon set up and I would like to share some pictures. The tank is a glass tank measuring L96"xW 36"xH 30" with two corner overflow boxes. It weighed in around 1200+ pounds and took 12 people to safely carry it in.I used sections of PVC to roll the tank closer to the doorway.Here is a couple of tank move pictures......
 

acropora

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Here it is after three months.
It currently is lit by only two 250 watt 12000K
Coralvue bulbs for the break in period.
I will soon be switching over to 5 x 400 watt bulbs.
 

acropora

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The tank is on a slab and I used flex PVC
to work my way over and down to
the sump in the basement.
I plan on adding some lighting for the fuge today.
 
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acropora

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Thanks guys:) Kevin that is a dual beckett with an 8'' diameter riser and it is a My Reef Creations protein skimmer.I do carry and recommend the skimmer. The tank on the other hand is from Inter America,also known as Bow valley aquarium and I do not recommend them.That is another story,but if you are interested shoot me an E mail.
Regards
 

acropora

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wooddood,esmith

Thank you.....
Kevin, Yea, I was one of the ones who learned the hard way with Mitch. However , it is water under the bridge.I'll keep this post on an upbeat note.:)
 

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Anthony that is going to be one unreal system. Make sure you keep the pictures coming I cant wait to see this tank get filled up. Congrates Anthony.


Mike
 

acropora

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mojoreef,Montanarocknreefer
Thank you........
I also am anxious to get the 400 watters running. I have two 10-12" Derasa clams that have been living in my sump, that are more then ready to go in. I am going with five halides across the length of the tank,1,2,3,4,5. I will first have #1,#3 and #5 come on since the light spread does light the entire tank. That will be followed by #2 and #4 for a full noon blast. I will supplement with t-5 actinics.Thanks again, I will post pictures as they become available.
 

acropora

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Erik, I don't have any pictures of the plumbing at the moment.I used 2" flex PVC from each overflow box with 2" B.H.s and a Durso standpipe in each overflow.I ran the lines out the side of the stand and I boxed them off with lumber to form a small seat adjacent to the stand.From this seat the plumbing goes into the wall down into my sump.I had to do this since the tank is on a slab. I used two salt buckets to catch the overflow and help disapate the bubbles caused by the long drop into the sump. I ran a 1 1/2" Flex PVC line from a Sequence pump back up the same way.When it reached the tank I plumbed in a PVC tee into two returns through the overflow boxes.You can see some of this in the picture of the sump room above. I still have to plumb a chiller and I will eventually add a Nilsen reactor when the tank is fully stocked.
 

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That works just as well as a picture for me, thanks for the desription. The equipment aspect of reefs always interest me. I think I may be more in love with setting up tanks than watching them.

-Erik
 

acropora

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Macbeth417 said:
That works just as well as a picture for me, thanks for the desription. The equipment aspect of reefs always interest me. I think I may be more in love with setting up tanks than watching them.

-Erik
Your not alone. I can thank my interest in Aquariums for getting me started with all aspects of construction,including Plumbing,Electrical wiring and carpentry.:)
 

NaH2O

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WOW!!! That is an amazing tank! I'll keep an eye out for your updated pics!!
 

Maxx

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Wow, awesome tank.......cant wait to see how it grows and matures....
Nick
 
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