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Old 07-05-2008, 12:02 AM   #11
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:50 PM   #13
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We decided not to do too much this weekend. I have to leave for work in a few minutes and I still haven't finalized how I'm going to do the plumbing on the new tank. I will have 2 dual overflows which means I'll have 4 drain lines to deal with instead of the current 2 on the 72. I also think it is a better idea to wait until the rest of my rock (100lbs) gets here so I don't have to go back into the tank and redo rock work later. I ordered base rock so I'm going to just rinse the heck out of it and start building the new rockwork with it. I will have around 240lbs of rock in the new tank. We are going to try and do something similar with the rockwork in this tank as we did in the 72. I like the valley in the center. We have also decided to do a medium sized Zoa rock. I'm going to put a few polyps of every Zoa I have on it and see how it does.

We had a 4th party yesterday so I didn't get the back of the tank painted. I'll work on that this week and have as much done and ready for this weekend.

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Well I have the back painted and I'm still trying to decided whether or not to drill it for a closed loop. I'm getting close to making a decision though. My rock got delayed and will be here tomrrow so I'm behind again with this build. I have to work tomorrow night so I wont get anything done until Saturday.

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You really have to stop taking those sleep breaks :p. They're really slowing you down!
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Tell me about it....I can't finish much more today because I have to work tomorrow night. I'm getting sick of working extra days....The money is nice but it's killing my build! LOL

I think I have decided to drill the tank for a closed loop. I haven't got a pump for it yet but I think I will drill it, put bulk heads and shut off valves in.....
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Great looking tank Allen. I`ll keep up with this thread.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #18
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Thanks Mike!! I'm working on where to put the Closed loop intake and returns right now...I've decided I want the option so doing it now is the smartest thing I can do.
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This is a great thread Ziggy....please keep it going. It's interesting 'watching' the progress....especially when someone else is doing the work! LOL
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So much work to do....yikes!!! I'm getting ready to pull about 32 gallons of water out of the system and replace it with new water. I have to do something to make up the difference between 64g and the 78 I have to have to fill the new 150. After I have the tank moved and set up again I will do a PWC for sure!!
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