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Old 02-08-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Hello reefers and DiY handy-people: my husband and I have a new tank we bought used. I am very green at saltwater and quickly realized that the tank is well beyond my ability to reconstruct, so I humbly turn to you for a build adventure!

My personal tanks include my FW 29 planted tank and a 2-3 month old 55 gallon FOWLR tank (no sump) I recently expanded into and have been enjoying very much!

So much so that my wonderful partner finally started to think I was having *too* much fun and started getting interested in the hobby as well. He has since built himself a pea puffer nano tank and has caught the bug that got me bad (yay)

Just like my 55-gal fell into my lap when I felt the MTS itch-- my partner Gabe decided he wanted corals and WHAM! 2 days later the ultimate set up went up for sale for crazy cheap!

How's this for a deal: $150 for a 29 acrylic with a 30g sump and stand, LEDs, 4 powerheads, new skimmerS, heater, a billion tubes, parts and "sumpy" supplies and all the accessories that a dedicated hobbiest collected for his reef

I have a dozen pics I'll organize to catalog this epic haul! I am only scratching the inventory surface here: new python waterchanger, three crates of fish foods, coral meds, additives and testing kits. The seller was pretty upset to let it all go but had to move ASAP, thank you Craig, you angel from San Francisco, your genius idea continues to bless me with bargains

I need some hardcore reefer experience to help me decipher this deconstructed tank that, when rebuilt, will mix my fish world with my domestic sphere, at last, my two loves shall combine!!

By the way this spectra pure RODI unit is as yet unused, however I plan to order the refills either from BRS or the manufacturer depending on what other supplies I end up needing after I put what we have together for this project...

A pictorial review of my addiction up until this new addition:
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Photo catalog, photos A, B

A: Tank w/ built-in overflow, stand, timer-power strip

B: Sump, acrylic square piece (for sump?), water changer
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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Photo catalog C, D, E, F

C: coralife65 skimmer, asst pump pieces, asst plumbing pieces, rigid PVC, clear rectangle "lid", small clear tube with special valve

D: skimmer 1: Coralife 33000 65G

E: close-up pump and random pieces un-identified

F: close-up plumbing pieces un-identified parts
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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Photo catalog G, H, I, J

G: four power-heads rated 250 GPH each

H: 2x Rio 1100

I: Askoll 402 (Italian brand)

J: Odyssea EX-250
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How nice score everything looks to be in great condition too. Time to start plumbing and order some rock and sand!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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How nice score everything looks to be in great condition too. Time to start plumbing and order some rock and sand!
Thanks!! I have half the alphabet left to catalog of odds and ends. He bought 45lbs of rock a month ago when a nice lfs nearby went out of business for $2 per lb!! I'm a sucker for a deal hehe so we make a good team

This is the rock, in a tub in my kitchen since December 15th
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Photo catalog K, L, M, N

K: 3 more powerheads, koralias and a unmarked model but I found the manual to a "Zoo Med Power Sweep 212/214/226/228"

L: bag of blue bio balls, 3 Un-identified plumbing pieces

M: strip of submersible moon light LEDs

N: close-up: Odyssea 110volt 60 Hz (15 bulbs and 20" long)
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O, P, Q

O: various fish foods, sealed and dated, feeding ring, auto feeder

P: hydrometer, fluval foam, carbon, mesh bag, cleaning stuff(used already on the last 3 powerheads and in-tank items with coralline or debris), CorAffix gel, and testing supplies galore!

Q: liquids various
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:39 PM   #9
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Finally... I got pics of the last of the equipment!

I need to identify the tank to sump hardware, for starters. I have no clue where to start! Please help!

Photo catalog R, S, T, U, V, W, X

R: Scraper, odyssea powerhead with used tubing

S: powerheads and stuffs

T:Close-up of the last shot Maxi-jet 600

U: Octopus skimmer and phosban reactor parts asst.

V: PhosBan closeup

W: Tubes! odds & ends

X: closeup Eheim green tube













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Old 02-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #10
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Help please? Pretty please? Ill try any suggestions and retake pics when I hit a road block
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