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    Default New House...New Tank!

    So I wanted to make this thread to document my adventures with my soon to be new tank. As the title stated, I'm recently having my new house built and my current 100 gallon just didn't look right in the designated location I had for it. It just sort of looked very small and didn't really capture the area well. To be honest, I saw Prancis's tank and now I want to incorporate my acrylic frag tank into the sump area of my stand to avoid having tanks litter my new house. To do this, I need to add another 1.5' to my current tank and so I just decided to move up to a full extra 2'. This will help keep everything centrally located and I will eventually plumb the frag tank so that it can be isolated from the main system if I need it to.

    The tank itself I got from Terry at Salty Fish Aquariums. Big shout out to Terry for letting me know that he had a tank for me sitting in his shop. The tank was a custom job from Planet Aquariums that was left behind, the original person's loss and my gain!

    The tank measures at 72.5 x 24.5 x 18 and is reef ready with two returns and two drains. It's shallower than my current setup, which means I can't go with multiple levels like I originally wanted but the light penetration on this tank will be insane and perfect for my corals.

    Here are some basic pics of the tank in the shop, disregard the black stand that it is on. I'm going with a new one built for the tank through Terry's hookup:



    -Justin

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    1) If you do not GO after what you want, you値l never have it.
    2) If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
    3) If you do not step forward, you値l always be in the same place

    100 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...-Breeder-world
    135 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...267#post978267

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    Nice setup! I love that foot print!

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    Thanks man. I'm really excited about it. I don't even have it at my house and I'm already thinking about the things I want to incorporate in this build:

    Bonsai aquascaping
    waterproofing the floor
    incorporating the frag system
    what to include in my return manifold....
    -Justin

    3 Simple Rules in Life

    1) If you do not GO after what you want, you値l never have it.
    2) If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
    3) If you do not step forward, you値l always be in the same place

    100 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...-Breeder-world
    135 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...267#post978267

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    That's going to be sweet Justin, it's good you're already making mental plans. When I re-did mine it helped that I already had an idea of how I wanted things. Keep us posted.
    -Rob

    125 Gallon Reef- Softies and LPS dominated.

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    Justin how tall do you plan to make the stand? The shallower foot print of the tank makes for a good look down style set up also.

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    I typically like my tanks to be at eye level as I hate bending down to see into my tank. I was planning on having the tank be about 4 feet above the ground which will still give the option of looking down into but still stop me from bending down to look at it.
    -Justin

    3 Simple Rules in Life

    1) If you do not GO after what you want, you値l never have it.
    2) If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
    3) If you do not step forward, you値l always be in the same place

    100 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...-Breeder-world
    135 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...267#post978267

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    Gunna have to keep a close eye on this thread...

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    Nice tank! Congratulations man, can't wait to see the start of this build.


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    Default New House...New Tank!

    Congrats on new setup !!!!
    You know the fun part in this hobby is not only viewing and maintaining your reef but also when u purchase a new gadget or accessories for your tank . When I was going to be moving out to my new place , I had all
    My plans for the new tank laid out . Started buying stuff 6 months in advance . Tank and lights were bought 4 months before I moved in .
    Any way good looking tank u got there
    Thanks
    Lucky...
    Addiction for ur reef will never let it cease to grow!!!!!!
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    I hear you Lucky. There is no other better feeling that to get something new for your tank. Especially a new gadget or bad *** coral. Usually I plan everything way in advance so I can hit it hard as soon as I get the space to move my tank. This time around, I only literally have about 2-4 months with 4 months being the top. Still I plan to salvage the bulk of my stuff from my current tank over to the new one. I just need to order the following:

    (2) New Onyx fixtures
    The racking system for them from RexRoth systems
    plumbing parts - this is the easiest
    new rocks -

    I really like the Bonsai look of tanks with the sand really showing but very little rock resting on the actual sand. One of the problems I had with my 40 breeder was that I had some dead spots along the base of the rocks and stuff just starting looking pretty bad. I think I fixed that with my 100 gallon but over time and frag swaps, my sand is covered up again.
    I plan to use the Marco Rocks shelf rocks and mortar to create some really dynamic fixtures in the tank with probably about 2-3 peninsulas and a zoa garden for the wifey's zoas, not to mention a nice spot for my little clam to enjoy. The only problem is that I need to let the rock seed for a couple of months and Marco Rock is out of the shelf style rocks. I checked some of their competitor rocks, mainly Aquamaxx and Tonga shelf, and they are out as well. I spoke with Marco earlier this week and he mentioned that he will get a shipment this Thursday but the website is not updated and I guess he is away from his phone because I'm getting no answer.

    I know I'm being impatient but what reefer would not be super excited to being getting a new tank to mess with!!!
    -Justin

    3 Simple Rules in Life

    1) If you do not GO after what you want, you値l never have it.
    2) If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO
    3) If you do not step forward, you値l always be in the same place

    100 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...-Breeder-world
    135 Gallon Write up
    http://www.maast.org/showthread.php?...267#post978267

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