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Old 11/27/2017, 10:02 AM   #1
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New 150g SC tank

I am going to upgrade my 55g DT to a 150g from scaquariums.
I am trying to take pics of all the process.
I Will use a 40g breeder for sump.
And the equipment is Reef Octopus Diablo Pump for return pump, 2 MP40, sc302 skimmer, Neptune Systems ATK, 2 Radion G4 Pro, Jebao 4 channel dosing pump (Will upgrade to Apex Soon), Two little fishies 150 reactor with bioplastic npx media.
But the real magic Is the new TiO2 aditive with a UVA light for photocatalysis.
Lets start with the base pictures.

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Old 11/27/2017, 11:21 AM   #2
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Interesting stand design. That spot in back, why not just go straight across? The pipes for the internal overflow would still fit I would assume?


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Old 11/27/2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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I would have the "legs" of the stand rest on the bottom frame. If you have to shim to get the tank level you will have screws holding all of that weight.


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Old 11/27/2017, 04:04 PM   #4
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I would have the "legs" of the stand rest on the bottom frame. If you have to shim to get the tank level you will have screws holding all of that weight.
They are 3" screws. Strong enough don't you think. 11 legs.

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Old 11/27/2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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Screw length doesn't really equal strength.


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Old 11/28/2017, 05:00 AM   #6
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Unless you can get it where all 11 legs are touching the ground, not sure I would trust screws. water weight in the display alone is ~1200lbs.


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Old 11/29/2017, 02:00 AM   #7
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I received the the tank today, and it is broken. I almost cry when I open the box.
The front Glass has a big crack.
Yesterday I get the ATK, tomorrow arrive the new MP40 and the upgrades for my old MP40. This week Will buy the 2 radions. But now, I need to fix this trouble with the broken tank.

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Old 11/29/2017, 05:27 AM   #8
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Ah man that really stinks. They should take care of it for you without issue at least.


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Old 11/29/2017, 05:43 AM   #9
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I know that was heart breaking when you open the box and saw that. Steve will make it right!!! Hang in there!


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Old 11/29/2017, 04:36 PM   #10
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Steve is a great guy. He is sending a new tank ASAP. The best customer service ever.

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Old 11/29/2017, 04:56 PM   #11
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Good! They are definitely a company on my short list for the upgrade to a real large tank I want to make in a few years.


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Old 11/29/2017, 11:31 PM   #12
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Shipping delivery companies are kill joy


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Old 12/01/2017, 10:45 AM   #13
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Wow that looks professional!!!


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Old 12/02/2017, 03:39 AM   #14
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Well, the new tank it's on the way. Just waiting to everything goes perfect this Time.
I Will Update all my steps

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Old 12/07/2017, 10:15 AM   #15
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Ok. Today Is the big day.

I will set the new tank today. I am going to be short un light for this tank, so I order 2 radions G4 Pro to chnge my Lights, but they Will arrive saturday or monday.
I ordered a few acrylic sheets to build my own sump, but by now I Will still use the same 40g breeder I have.
Ok, lets go to the pictures.

This Is going to the right side aquascape

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Old 12/07/2017, 10:18 AM   #16
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We started to mix Salt Yesterday. I am short a few gallons, but I allready have my RODI working.
My wife Is very helpful.

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Old 12/08/2017, 03:47 PM   #17
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A lot of work Yesterday, it takes me all day long to migrate the 55g to the 150g. Sorry for the crap pictures buy I was tired.

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Old 12/08/2017, 04:15 PM   #18
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Well done. Now get some rest.


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Old 12/08/2017, 04:20 PM   #19
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Well done. Now get some rest.
Thanks.

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Old 12/08/2017, 11:31 PM   #20
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That’s a lot of gallons of water. 2 pallets


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Old 12/11/2017, 07:41 AM   #21
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Very nicely done!!!


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Old 12/13/2017, 04:19 PM   #22
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Update.

New equipment

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Old 12/13/2017, 04:22 PM   #23
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New Sump Construction

The outside rim Will be installed today

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Old 12/14/2017, 12:38 AM   #24
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Christmas came early. Nice


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Old 12/14/2017, 07:18 AM   #25
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Particularly enjoying following this build. Very nice setup. I like the choice of substrate!


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