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Old 04/30/2018, 02:04 PM   #26
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Doing similar build right now so appreciate your pics, still 30 days from tank delivery but wondering about setup, t st, disassemble to me be to final location as well. Want to add UV but did not build that piece and n so not sure. Have the synergy Triton 34, 8020 stand (48x 24x36), added led lights guy above sump and dry compartment for electronics
Nice!

I designed my own stand 48"x24"x36", then went on 80/20's website and ordered all the pieces, fasteners I needed. Then prayed to whoever would listen that it would all come together right. Not shown in the pic I posted were the (2) upright light supports, or the black sliding doors that lift off for full access to the sump. On the right end I have all my Apex gear mounted along with an iPad Mini for a display. I have (3) LED light strips mounted under the top controlled by the 24vdc outlet on the Apex 2016 EB832. I am using a Synergy Reef CL34 Red/White sump.

It's been full of fresh water and running for the last 2 weeks to be sure there aren't any issues or leaks. I'm hoping this weekend to move everything in my 80 gallon to a Rubbermaid tub I just purchased, so I can tear it down and move the 120 gallon into it's spot.


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Old 04/30/2018, 02:16 PM   #27
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I have designed a light bar but not bolted it on yet, apex on my next buy list. So you will drain tank and drag it to new home or disassemble it? I am hoping I can meet ve as 1 but that may not be possible.


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Old 04/30/2018, 02:32 PM   #28
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Yes it will get drained this week, all but the stand will be disassembled (plumbing was designed to come apart in sections without any trouble) then
moved to it's final spot. For the past 4-5 months, my "build" room was my living room so I could have 360* of access.
I hope to have it in place in the next few weeks.


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Old 04/30/2018, 07:19 PM   #29
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Worried about aligning the pipe or i should say unions on sump and tank. I used yoga mat underneath so maybe it will all stay in place and not slide around, hope it goes smooth for you.


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Old 04/30/2018, 07:32 PM   #30
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Thanks so do I!

But I've had it apart a few time already, didn't have any problems lining things up.


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Old 06/04/2018, 08:36 AM   #31
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***** UPDATE 04-Jun-18 *****

Well, it's been a long process, but since this was a makeover of my 80 gal, and the goal was to change all that I didn't like with that set-up, I took my time to be sure everything down to the smallest detail was covered.
It's been up and running for a couple of weeks now. I put in all new rock, but seeded it with some rubble from the 80's sump. Never saw a cycle, none of the typical nuisance algaes either. All parameters are good. I added some small frags that I took from the 80, along with some of the fish. These were a mated and breeding pair of Banggai Cardinalfish, Royal Gramma, and a Mimic Tang (that's changing to it's adult coloration) The others I re-homed. I have added 2 new fish, a Purple Tang, and a Magnificent Foxface. Planned additions are a pair of juvenile Lamarck Angels (I lost one during the transfer, he jumped one night from the holing tub) and a Six Line to round out tank. Only other possible addition would be a Stripped Blenny.

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Old 06/04/2018, 08:37 AM   #32
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Old 07/04/2018, 03:57 AM   #33
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Wow that's such a sweet set up. Any updates?


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Old 07/07/2018, 09:38 PM   #34
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Nice job with all the planning. Following.


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Old 07/08/2018, 10:37 AM   #35
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Old 07/18/2018, 09:31 PM   #36
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You're hitting it out of the ballpark. Can't wait to see more updates. Following.


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Old 08/15/2018, 05:49 PM   #37
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***** UPDATE 14-Aug-18 *****

Well nothing much to report, tank has been running a little over 3 months.
I've been slowing moving some of the frags that I saved from my 80 over.
Still trying to figure out the Radions. I did pick up an Apogee SQ520 Quantium Par Sensor. It is the model without the meter. It plugs into your computer via USB and you download their software to log the readings. Need to figure out what I getting for lighting intensity. Weekend project.

I never had a cycle due to the rock from my old tank was in the tub along with the new rock during the transition to the new build. I only used the new rock in the new tank. Also to my surprise, I never got diatoms, or any hair algae. Tank and rock are spotless. I even added a few more fish and (2) Maxima's. On top of that, my mated pair of Banggai Cardinalfish spawned! I was able to save (1) baby. He's doing quite nicely in my frag tank. He's a pig! He won't touch live food, but loves flake! The parents are wild caught, and won't touch flake, go figure.

This Friday, I have a package coming from Pacific East Aquaculture. This should be interesting.

The skimmer I brought for this build an ESHOPPS S-200 is working very well. However, despite the fact they state it's Ozone safe, I can't run it with this skimmer. So I've been looking at the new Avast Ozone Reactor. However after doing a bunch of research, and for about the same price, I've decided to change out my ESHOPPS Skimmer for a LifeReef SVS3-24. It's a Venturi style, and I plan on driving it with a COR20 which I already have. This will also be good, because my return is a COR20, and if it was ever to go down, I can pull the one from the skimmer. I can leave the skimmer off a few days until it's repaired or replace. Another plus with a LR Skimmer is you can use any pump you want as long as it's meet's the minimum flow of 1000gph.

Hope to have more pictures soon. Need to dust off the DSLR!


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Old 09/04/2018, 09:06 AM   #38
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Where's Waldo?

Ordered a Lifereef SVS3-24 Skimmer.

Jeff customized it to mated my sump.

Mine is in there somewhere!

Hope it ships this week.

Pics once I have it in hand!




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***** UPDATE 12-Sep-18 *****

Returning home from work last night, as I drove into my driveway, much to my delight, this was sitting on my front step! I felt like a 6 year old on Christmas morning! Hope the neighbors weren't watching!

I hope to get this fired up tonight! Once running, I'll post some more pics.



All the necessary fittings, hoses, and clamps you would need to install.
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To connect the COR 20, I didn't want a bunch of adapters, so I whipped this
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Good Iíll be following in a mo their two with a 230 g build!! Iím going to learn from your success! Nice tank always btw!


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Good Iíll be following in a mo their two with a 230 g build!! Iím going to learn from your success! Nice tank always btw!


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Thanks! This will be my last build, so I put extra time and thought into the build to correct all the things I wish I had done differently. So far, ever aspect is working as I expected, and i haven't found anything I would change.
Other than the recent skimmer upgrade.


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***** UPDATE 03-Oct-18 *****

Everything is going very well.
LifeReef Skimmer is working like a champ! One of the best
investments I have made. Very easy to dial in, and once set, it
has not changed. Even when mounting frags, feeding, etc that
would have drove my needle wheel skimmer into a frothing frenzy!
Corals are encrusting.
Coraline is starting to show up.
Still no algae issues.
I'll post pics once I find some time to break out the DSLR.

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This is going to be a great thread to use as a guide one day. Love all the work you put into custom parts and plumbing.


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Thanks for the words of encouragement!
This will be the last I ever do. It addresses all of the "Things I wish I did different" with my previous tanks.

I'm hoping once it fills in a bit, I can post a FTS.


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I bought similar sump (triton vesion) and hated where the bulkhead is located for return pump, good luck


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Old 10/09/2018, 05:14 AM   #46
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I bought similar sump (triton vesion) and hated where the bulkhead is located for return pump, good luck
Due to how I had my plumbing configured, I was unable to use the stock location. What i did was cut a slot in the return section cover, and that went around the return pipe. Plus I am using 1-1/4" return and the bulkhead that comes with the sump as supplied is 1".
But in the end it worked out perfectly. Look at post #31-#32, you can see how I plumbed the return.

The sump is very well made, and I personally like the filter sock layout over the Trigger System sump I had.




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Haven't seen that skimmer yet, very cool.


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Haven't seen that skimmer yet, very cool.
Lifereef SVS3-24. There is a "small" thread on them here on RC

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