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Old 03/22/2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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Jim's 180 build

I've been waiting years for this thread!!!

Okay, here's the deal.

All the tank threads in this forum have given me so much inspiration over the years, that I set a goal to one day add my little piece to this forum! I want to thank all the reef-ballers out there for being so innovative, and really pushing this hobby to new levels!

Last Friday I ordered the tank from a local shop (Your Reef) who are having it built by a company called Visio (no, not the LT's favorite TV ), and it should be coming up in about 3-5 weeks from L.A.

72"x24"x24"
Starfire front
Center overflow
Black silicone
Diamond polished
Split bracing up top across the middle (they wouldn't do euro)

My plans for stocking are still a little up in the air. I want to do a mixed reef, with some zo's, clams, rics and some acans. Maybe sps down the line. But my main thing is that I want lots of "life" in the tank, so I will also have some tangs anthias and wrasses because I love fish so much.

This will be a VERY modest build thread considering the company!! I don't have a huge budget, but I have enough to build a great system, that will hopefully satisfy my unsatisfiable fixation with fish tanks. I waited until I had some progress to show before I started my thread.



Today I worked on my canopy with the help of a fellow club member.

After few bad cuts and another trip to HD, I got it right. Thanks for the help bro!







Then Fed-Ex stopped by and dropped off my LA mini's I was stoked....






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Old 03/22/2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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I didn't get to finish it tonight, and tomorrow, I'm not sure how much I will get done.

Here it is with most of the trim.



More to come guys!

Thanks for looking


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Old 03/22/2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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Very nice Jim. Congrats on the new tank. I can't wait to see your progress.

Thanks again for all of your help


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Old 03/22/2008, 10:40 PM   #4
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No prob Mark! Your build has given me so many ideas too!

Thank you!


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Old 03/22/2008, 10:45 PM   #5
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Sweet, Looks like you had a great helper.

So the Mini's did arrive, too funny!

Did you not go and get new wood? Looks like you did it Mark style with the molding on the side like that


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Old 03/22/2008, 10:49 PM   #6
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Yup. Went up and got a new sheet of plywood.

Yeah, I copied mark's trim layout. I like his a lot more though. The pain square trim looks much better IMO. But becasuse I'm gonna use the stand I build last year, I'm going to make the canopy match the best I can.

Yeah when the Fed-Ex guy showed up I was surprised!! I didn't expect them them until Monday

Worked our reeeaal Niiice


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:01 AM   #7
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I found you! I will be following this


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:04 AM   #8
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Great to have you on board T-bone!!!


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:12 AM   #9
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t-boning will be kept to a minimum


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:17 AM   #10
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I'm sure there will be plenty of t-boning going on. No worries bro!

Quick update:

I didn't realize last week that today was Easter, and just figured it out last night. I'm in my own little world over here.....

Anyways,

I called HD but it seems like they're closed today, so not much I can do. I painted the inside of the canopy white, and I'm waiting for it to dry before I can do a second coat.

Other than that, I'll get some trim next week, and finish up the outside. The move onto to staining

I'll post some pics tonight.


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:19 AM   #11
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depot is closed? that doesnt sound right.


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:20 AM   #12
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I called this morning, and got the machine. Said they were closed, but not because of Easter. I'll try back....


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Old 03/23/2008, 11:22 AM   #13
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NICE!

I just called up there. 9-6 today

Away I go.....


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Jim, since your interests include "hot chicks and table tennis"...








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Old 03/23/2008, 11:23 AM   #15
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Perfect combo my friend


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Old 03/23/2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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Hey Jim, let me bring this back on topic

have you thought about your equipment list yet?


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Old 03/23/2008, 01:00 PM   #17
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Quote:
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Hey Jim, let me bring this back on topic
RC Police, arrest this man for identity fraud

T-bone bringing a thread back on topic; Isn't that an oxymoron?


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don't ya see my occupation??? I'm the VICTIM here!


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Old 03/23/2008, 03:17 PM   #19
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Hahaha

Yes, t-bone, I have thought quite a bit about what equipment I will run.

Lighting:
LA mini's with XM 250 watt 20k's run on my current Hamilton M58

Reactors:
(2) TLF phosban reactors
Geo reactor 618 or Aqua C for calcium (down the road)

Skimmer:
Right now, I'm gonna run my RC180 euroreef, but as soon as the ATB externals hit the market, I'll up grade.

Temp:
Ranco DS on ebo jager's

Top-off:
Tunze osmolator

No chiller for now

Flow:
2 tunze 6100's and maybe another 6000/6101 or 6055's (down the line) + Tunze 7095

Return:
Pan World 100x-px

Prolly be some changes, and upgrades as I go, but this is what I got so far.

I decided this morning that I didn't like the trim, so I pulled it off and got some new stuff. Paited the inside w/2 coats now I gotts clean it a bit, sand it a bit the stain it.

More pics:








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Old 03/24/2008, 09:27 PM   #20
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Update:

I drilled some holes for my fans and stained the canopy tonight after work. Thanks for the hole saw Mark!!!





Gotta mount and wire the LA mini's and the fans still. Prolly get to it tomorrow

Time to watch the rest of the King's game.

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Old 03/25/2008, 12:29 AM   #21
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Old 03/25/2008, 09:10 AM   #22
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Thanks Mark!

I think I'm gonna drill some more holes today or tomorrow for venting and cords.

I'm still out on whether I should mount 2 more fans up on the top-rear of the canopy. What do you think??


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Old 03/25/2008, 09:18 AM   #23
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I might add two 3' fans to suck the air out. If you order, lmk as I will piggy back. I spent 4 hour rescaping and regluing last night. I need to let my tank stabilize before I kill everything

Are you going to add a center trim piece to break up th elinear distance. I ended up doing it and I likes it a lot better. I have pictures of both before and after if you that will help.


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Old 03/25/2008, 09:29 AM   #24
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I was thinking about adding a center piece, but I'm not sure. The problem is that the trim is not two sided. One end is thicker than the other. If I put it down the middle, I'd need to find a new trim piece.

If I order up the fans, I'll let you know for sure, but I was going to mount them for sucking air out too. Two on the sides for drawing in new air, and two up top for sucking it out.

Are those pics in your thread?


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Old 03/25/2008, 10:02 AM   #25
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Yes, the pics should be there, if not they are on hd.

I understand about the trim. I guess I overlooked that.

I am down for two 3" fans to draw air out as you said. I am just trying to get everything dialed in so I don't lose anything else


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