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  1. #1
    Join Date
    09-24-2015
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    Default Corpus 180 gallon 72x24x24

    Howdy all, I'm back and looking to get back in the swing of things with a new build now that I'm settled here in Corpus. First and foremost, looking to meet, trade and sell corals with nearby neighbors. I'm not opposed to going to SA but trying to find people who love the hobby as much as I do that lives relatively close. Anyways, the tank should arrive in 2 weeks and here are some ideas and equipment I have planned out for it.
    -180 gallon rimless reef ready tank
    -120 pounds of dry reef rocks (currently bathing in bacteria laced saltwater)
    -open scape with painted bare bottom
    -6' basic sump with large skimmer rated for 400gal & large refugium filled with pods and marine pure blocks-lighted with Kessil H80
    -Utilizing 3x Kessil 700s to light the tank with extensions
    -return pump with manifold for connection to future frag tanks and ease of water changes

    Please reach out to me if you live in the Corpus area. Like to see if there is a interest here in Corpus and can't wait to get the build going once the tank arrives. I have all the equipment minus the tank, stand and sump. I'll be in need of some chaeto and some frags to get me started. Let's do this!

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    welcome back and please post pictures

  3. #3
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    Thanks, will do. Trying to go more natural vs high tech approach this time. I've always been a fan of natural setups and less is more imo. This will even apply to the rock work that I'm going to implement. I'll keep everyone posted and very excited to get started. I thought about going with a larger build but realized that that really isn't feasible for me given the space and upkeep of such a tank. This size and dimension is ideal and comfortable.

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    09-24-2015
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    It has begun!!!! My tank finally arrived and in one piece. Still waiting on sump but will begin painting the background black this weekend to allow ample time to cure and set. Rocks are still curing and will work on Basic plumbing and getting the fittings where I want them. Need to also work on my water storage bin and my auto topoff reservoir plumbed and ready as well. Here are some unboxing of tank.09528FF1-ACD0-4DBD-996B-3FC8FA2943FA.jpgA0FC8F82-826D-4D42-97FA-715E80F99121.jpg049DDEBD-143F-4937-839A-4A4F7A7C2885.jpg

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    Looks like a great start! Keep the pictures comiing

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    09-24-2015
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    Disaster on the 180. It took awhile to get all my items needed for my build and always there is that thing called life. Anyways I was doing a unboxing on the complete tank as I had several reefers on standby to lift and place tank on stand when we noticed what appeared to be a small chip under the tank next to the black silicone. After reaching out to the supplier Seaside Aquatics numerous times, they basically shorted me the sump and a chipped tank which they declined to replace or substitute. Needless to say they will never get my business again and never recommend them to anyone. With that said, I purchased a new sump and tank (basic Aqueon 180). Which brings me to... “Selling or trading the 180 with a slight chip. Never used and is reef ready. Let me know if interested. Looking for $100 or coral trade when I’m ready to receive them. Thanks

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    Sounds like a nightmare, I maybe interested in the tank. How soon do you need it moved out?
    I sent you a pm
    Last edited by alton; Wed, 18th Jul 2018 at 07:53 AM.

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    Dan nice meeting you on Saturday, Minh reads through these post so he and you will definitely need to become friends because his knowledge of our hobby is unbelievable. It is obvious that they chipped the front panel before assembly, I am just not sure why they still used it in the construction of the tank? Definitely poor workmanship. I have it filled up in my garage waiting a month to see if it holds up. I do have a clamp fit loosely on that side just to make sure if it blows it only leaks since my car is park a foot away. Don't let this get you down, your new build will help you get over this nightmare.

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