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Old 03/05/2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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110 reef build done my way(lots of pics)

well i am going to post on here my 110 build that is if northcoast reefers don't mind. well let me start with the measurments 60x18x24 i have also heard this is a 125 tall but it really doesn't matter what it is called. so here is the DIY stand and canopy. I am currently waiting for the canopy to dry from being sealed. The stand is sealed all ready. both are using 1x6 to support the weight. The tank is currently at arch's glass getting ready to be drilled. i am a little nervous about this but we will see how it goes.
Here is the tank as a freshwater tank. I will update when things change.
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Old 03/05/2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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Old 03/06/2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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Looks good. I need to build a new stand for my 125 by the end of April. Keep us posted on how it goes.


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Old 03/09/2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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update

the stand and canopy are sealed pics to come later. new updates the tank is drilled no cracks or breaks i will pick it up this morning and post pics later.
i pick about 100lbs of live rock and sand from craisglist. pics below




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Old 03/11/2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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well the stand and canopy are done. i had four holes drilled in the tank. overflows are put in and the back of the tank is painted. here are the pictures.
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Old 03/14/2007, 09:48 PM   #6
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the refugium is done. it is a 45L only cost me $170. now i need to go get a pump and run some water
Thank you jeffkluse for "making me DIY it" it was fun to make





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Old 03/14/2007, 10:07 PM   #7
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Clay, I am in the process of building a 90, and I am going to make a fuge as well. Is there a reason why you decided to have the return built into the fuge instead of making it external? Or does it not really matter? I was thinking of raising the temp, so
i decided to do it external. where are your baffles and what type of skimmer are you going to use? Nice work.


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Old 03/14/2007, 10:17 PM   #8
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Hey Clay,

where did you get the design for your fuge from. I am going to create a fuge from my old 38 gal. I like the way yours is laid out, and from what I see it's not so hard to do. I can really just look at your pics and get a good idea of what needs to be done. But, if you have a DIY plan, it will be also be a big help.

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Old 03/14/2007, 11:09 PM   #9
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Clay, I am in the process of building a 90, and I am going to make a fuge as well. Is there a reason why you decided to have the return built into the fuge instead of making it external? Or does it not really matter? I was thinking of raising the temp, so
i decided to do it external. where are your baffles and what type of skimmer are you going to use? Nice work.
i did it all in one due to space. I dont think a pump of about 1300gph will rasie the temp in set-up of 150 gallons. in smaller set-ups yes. but no big tanks. My baffles are place where i wanted them each one is about an 1inch a part. i am going to run the RS-80 from euro reef for my skimmer.


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Old 03/14/2007, 11:13 PM   #10
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Hey Clay,

where did you get the design for your fuge from. I am going to create a fuge from my old 38 gal. I like the way yours is laid out, and from what I see it's not so hard to do. I can really just look at your pics and get a good idea of what needs to be done. But, if you have a DIY plan, it will be also be a big help.

thanks RevClyburn
as for the design i just have been looking at other refugiums and picking parts that i like and putting them all into one. It is really easy i just made sure they are striaght and where i want them. As for a plan i just figured how big i wanted my fuge and how big the footprint on my skimmer would be and measured out from there. if you have any questions feel free to pm me or just ask them here i will answer what i can.


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Old 03/14/2007, 11:45 PM   #11
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hey looks good, now you can take that extra money and go with your buddy out to steves and get a few corals for your new tank......ohhh forgot you still have to cycle, we'll you still saved a couple hundred anyway. when you need some macro for your fuge let me know.


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Old 03/15/2007, 12:15 AM   #12
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Do you have to cycle the fuge?

And as for the fuge, I'll just wing and see how it comes out. I've seen a lot of designs, all are basically the same I guess. I'm just a little intimidated with the whole thing, don't want to create a mess. But, hey, if I don't try it, I'll never know if I can do it. Have you thought about making a arcylic fuge? Saw some plans for one, lookd a little easy too. But, let me make a couple before I GRADUATE to that level.

how are you planning on feeding your skimmer and is the return internal or external?

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Old 03/15/2007, 06:59 AM   #13
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Hey nice job, What are the books for in the sump? we all know you are supposed to use beer bottles for scale in our photos. LOL
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Old 03/15/2007, 09:55 AM   #14
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yeah jeff we will be heading up there today. but i still have a nano at work that could use some more corals. thanks again.


Cycle the fuge i dont know. i was planing on cycling it with the tank. the fuge is acrylic. the skimmer will be internal in the return part of the refugium.


the books are the wifes. as for the beer bottles i keep those out of the picks just incase there are kids watching.


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Old 03/15/2007, 10:55 AM   #15
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I did a DIY wet dry to fuge conversion. All I did was add a baffle and we were ready to go. I had an external skimmer.
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It was a 90 gallon rated wet dry. I know it was small but in this 55 gallon reef I had about 90lbs of LR and 70-80lbs of LS, cheato, mangroves, and some red gracilia. My tank was good.


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Old 03/15/2007, 10:57 AM   #16
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I never cycled my fuge. I did use fuge mud and ls sand when I hooked it up. I got a little brown algae bloom for about a day, but my cleanup crew took care of it.


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Old 03/15/2007, 11:09 AM   #17
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Do you have a skimmer Chrismhaase?

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Old 03/15/2007, 06:30 PM   #18
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As for cycling i was talking about his new main tank.


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Old 03/16/2007, 01:58 PM   #19
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yes i had a skimmer. It was a Sea Life Impact Skimmer 250 here is a picture for you. It was rated for 200 gallons I think.
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Old 03/16/2007, 02:02 PM   #20
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This was a picture right after I cleaned it. My buddy has it on his 65. This is a monster. I had a great time using it. It worked really good for me. I had a mag 7 on it and ran it out of the section where the raw water comes in and then flows into the fuge section.


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Old 03/17/2007, 12:18 AM   #21
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i picked up a posidien PS4 pump from a friendly reefer. i will be plumbing it this weekend. i will post pics later.


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Old 03/18/2007, 11:49 AM   #22
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Looks good clay.


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Old 03/31/2007, 08:26 PM   #23
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do you have any pictures of how you plumbed the 2 overflows to your sump?


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Old 03/31/2007, 10:53 PM   #24
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update

ok i haven't updated this forum yet so here i go. The plumbing is complete. There are a lot of 90's but it works good so i am happy with it. pics below.
right side put back also my JBJ ATO(works great)

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Old 03/31/2007, 10:55 PM   #25
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aquascaping is done.

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