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Old 04/12/2019, 01:45 PM   #1
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150 SCA Shadow Overflow - Custom Stand

Starting a fresh build thread. This wont be a glamorous build with top equipment, but rather a slowly pieced together build. But I wanted to start out right. So I placed an order today for SCA 150 and having a new friend build out the stand.

Here are the specs so far:
150 SCA w/ 16" Shadow overflow (Plan to setup using BA overflow to sump)
Custom stand housing 40 gal breeder sump
2 Vipar Spectre 165w LED's (Will upgrade these eventually, maybe add a 3rd light)
Bubble Magus BM-180 (Plan to upgrade)
Couple of Hydor Koralia 1150's (Want to upgrade)
Refugium Light: Kessil A160 (Leftover, should work well?)

Still Need:
Plumbing to come after stand build
Return Pump *How much flow here? I am thinking around 900gph*
Upgraded Protein Skimmer
More/Upgraded powerheads?
ATO System
Battery Backup
**Insert your suggestions here**

On a previous build, I diverted some of the return pump's flow into my refugium to supply the waterflow, is this what most are doing? So should I get something like a 1100gph return and let some go into refugium?


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Old 04/13/2019, 12:28 PM   #2
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So it has begun, accidentally. This morning I was organizing the garage and started mounting the RODI on the wall and did the most embarrassing thing of the year. I mistook my new home's water main for a stud....when the valve is mounted right by my feet. Idk I was in a hurry or daydreaming about my tank on the way. Anyhow, water spewed everywhere, but I turned a bad thing into a good thing and added a water valve for my RODI so now I don't have to run the water hose into the garage every time I want to mix up some water. Thought you guys would enjoy my misery on a saturday morning.


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Old 04/15/2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Is it bad that I laughed at this?...

I'm going to stop and get the wood for your stand on the way home from work. Have the plans and cut list sorted out.

Scott.


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Old 04/16/2019, 02:36 PM   #4
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Tank has arrived in all its glory. No issues or damage that I could find. Starting to get excited about filling it up!


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Old 05/10/2019, 09:07 AM   #5
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update, I am in the cycling process now, we made it through the custom stand build, moving the tank inside (that was fun), and the plumbing. I tried not to cut any corners on the plumbing, besides things like a manifold, but I also have plenty of spare pieces to add onto the plumbing later.

I made it to my first reef conference (Reef Currents in Houston) and picked up my first corals, currently being babysat by a friend.

Here is some pics of the journey so far.


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Old 05/10/2019, 09:08 AM   #6
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here is the rest


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