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Old 02-18-2009, 11:59 PM   #1
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launch's 220 build

Hey, I haven't posted in a while because I've been very busy with my 220 build. it's been consuming my life. lol. anyway, here's an update on the build.

started with the purchase. i bought everything from a local reefer who was taking down his tank.

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Oceanic 220 glass tank 3/4" glass (this bad boy was HEAVY!)
Aqua C 400 protein skimmer with MAG 24 pump
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3 250Watt HQI halides with electronic ballasts
1/15 hp dolphin return pump
ľ hp JBJ Artica chiller
Phosban reactor
plus i'm going to use my phosban reactor and run 2
oh, and it has a denitrator
and stand too.

Here's everything in my garage after cleaning the tank:





replumbing. I have never worked with pvc before. lol. (this is about 1/3 of what I ended up buying for the plumbing)


I decided to have a local cabinet/kitchen wood working shop redo the stand to match all the furniture in my house. so here is everything sitting in my living room while the stand was being redone and i worked on the plumbing. i have no idea why my wife didn't divorce me. lol.


the 150 more lbs of live rock living in the pond in my living room.



the stand got back from the woodworkers. now time for more plumbing!


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the big day! the transfer! oh btw, i decided to paint the room too.


the tank is now up and running. yay!




now i'm going to rearrange all the rock, finish painting the room, hook up the denitrator, phosban reactors, and hide all the ballasts/wires.
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Beautiful job!!! I love the way the cabinet looks now.

I think your rock work looks pretty darn good!
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Awesome job. How long it took you to put it together.
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Nice looking. Couple o' things though....

Too late to paint the back glass? I think you would've liked that better.

Also, that skimmer is rated for a Mag 18 and 700gph pump. Why the larger pump.
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Very, very nice.
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Very nice. I love the rock work you did here. The stain on the wood looks sweet and the room will look awesome. I like the paint choice you chose for the walls too!! HAHA Awesome.
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Thanks. it's been a lot of work. i spent some time rearranging the rocks last night so i'll get some new pics up soon.

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Awesome job. How long it took you to put it together.
it took me about 2 weeks to get everything done, plumbing, stand, but i work ALOT so it was only an hour or two a night. the actual transfer took one full day.


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Also, that skimmer is rated for a Mag 18 and 700gph pump. Why the larger pump.
i read quite a few online reviews and people seemed to get much better results with the 24. i believe aqua c recommends the 18 or 24. also....it was on there when i got it. lol.
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