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Old 10/19/2005, 06:42 PM   #1
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OK! Enough chat...Starting a 1000g+ Reef

It will be in-wall, 8'L x 5'D x 35"H, with refugium, DIY skimmer, etc.

Little hitch-hiker, until now!




Shot of door & East wall.



Display wall.


Sink room (to be removed but the sink stays.


Display wall meeting West wall.


And apparently I have no pictures of the North wall, but it does look like a wall, and I will include pics later showing exhaust sytem/wall interface.--J


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Old 10/19/2005, 06:46 PM   #2
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SWEET!!!! I've been waiting for this project to begin!


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Old 10/19/2005, 06:52 PM   #3
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The first hole is the scary one. Found mold from a shower leak too, and I need to slip in a 6 x 18 x 10' header...yikes!--J


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Old 10/19/2005, 08:17 PM   #4
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Yep, this will be good! Count me in on this, it looks like you have your work cut out for yourself.


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Old 10/19/2005, 08:23 PM   #5
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Ya think?


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Old 10/19/2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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you bought live rock already?


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Old 10/19/2005, 09:26 PM   #7
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It sounds like you are going to have one impressive set up! I am truly looking forward to watching this thread... I am glad another great reef is being set up in the North West!!!


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Old 10/19/2005, 10:03 PM   #8
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Masson:

Yeah, I got some rock when I bought the tank. About 200lbs. or so of MI. I am keeping it in a Rubbermaid tub with a Prizm and a few hermits. Boiled by accident and killed several thousand bristleworms...that was fun! Seems to be doing fine although I have to top it off a lot.

NR: Thanks...I wish there were some good reefs around me to inspect for ideas. The tank is still in the back yard (now with leaves in it) so I need to get on with it. I am really concerned about it freezing. Some alterations to the walls and bringing in electrical over the next week. Hard to sleep at night.--J


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Old 10/19/2005, 11:34 PM   #9
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Can wait to see it done!


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Old 10/20/2005, 04:54 AM   #10
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good luck i had my tank sitting in my parents garage over this past winter hoping it would make it thru ok and its cold in their garage but my tank made it thru with no real hitches and now has 300g of water and 3/4 of a bucket of salt in it and my SG is only at 1.008 heh guess once i get the floor covered ill add the sump/fuge and add more salt and water

what are you using on the floor? i got the garage floor sealant and im going to put that down. did you have any ideas? if not may want to look into that just before the tank goes in.


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Old 10/20/2005, 06:46 AM   #11
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1000gal ...wow. keep posting pics and thoughts!

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Old 10/20/2005, 07:42 AM   #12
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"Can't wait to see it done"... you guys are a riot!

Keefsama2003: Whatever you do, do not use a garage floor paint product or anything with the Behr name on it. It will come right off.

I have a neighbor who finished cement professionally for years and he is coaching me. The first hurdle is getting it clean, since it has carpet glue on it etc. Essentially he said to use a citrus cleaner and sand the floor with an orbital sander, like one you can rent. I am a glutton for punishment (duh) so I will sand it with a hand-held sander. Once it is clean, I'll be getting advice for the sealant. I repeat, do not use any paint product!!!

LB: Thoughts? What thoughts? We don't need no stinking thoughts!--J


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Old 10/20/2005, 09:06 AM   #13
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time to HOP on a new thread im here for the ride


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i was looking at the stuff i have and i dont remember the name of it but i hope it holds well as im going to be applying it tonight. no more money atm to buy anything else and have some livestock i need to get into the tank so i have to start cycling this big thing.

any other suggestions? i cleaned the cement last night with the foaming cleaner and let it dry over night got the cement really nice and clean surprising from the dull grey look at the rest of the floor.


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Old 10/20/2005, 10:34 AM   #17
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No other advice...my floor has very poor finish quality so it will take some elbow grease.

Welcome guys...what's a 35g clown?--J


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Old 10/20/2005, 10:35 AM   #18
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not sure but sounds like a big fish. guess you will need abig tank to keep one :-P


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Old 10/20/2005, 12:15 PM   #19
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can't wait til you finish this tank it will look awsome, best of luck.


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Old 10/20/2005, 12:16 PM   #20
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I'm pretty sure he means he has a 180G Reef, and a 35G Clown Tank. A tank, with only clowns in it.

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Old 10/20/2005, 12:17 PM   #21
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Julio: I really appreciate your confidence in my skills!!--J


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Old 10/20/2005, 01:24 PM   #22
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What kind of DIY skimmer are you looking at doing? Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.....


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Old 10/20/2005, 02:52 PM   #23
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Is this going to be a 14 day project?


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Old 10/20/2005, 02:55 PM   #24
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Looks like a great project- what kind of time frame are you thinking till it's up and running (notice I didn't say 'finished' as they never seem to be 'finished')? What other equipment are you going to have?

keep the pics coming and good luck!


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Old 10/20/2005, 03:12 PM   #25
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Is it done yet wheres the [email protected][email protected] tagging along looks interesting my 32g could be your refugium!!!


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