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Old 10-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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Starting my 240 gallon in wall build

Tomorrow I will be putting in a header in my basement (future man cave) that will hold my future 96x24x24 240 gallon reef tank. I will also have a 75 gallon sump, a 75 gallon refugium, a 20 gallon long frag tank, and maybe a couple of 20 gallon long stock tanks for selling fish. I currently have the 75 gallon I will use for the refugium. I am picking up another 75 for the the sump on Sunday that is a running reef loaded with huge corals and a few fish. Go big or go home. Hope it doesnít take me 5 years to complete.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
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Going to watch this one come together. Even if it does take 5 years. LOL
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:22 PM   #3
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this is the livestock the 75 comes with:
over 125 lb of live rock
Giant Frogspawn
Large Hammer Coral
green and brown leather dish
Multiple green acans
Red/white acans
Candy Cane LPS coral
Duncan LPS coral
Green Star Polyps
Purple Monte-cap coral
digi SPS corals
other SPS coral
Some button coral

2 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
2 PJ Cardinals
Green Chromis
Pair of clowns
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
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Very nice. I spent the afternoon yesterday thinking I was getting a free 140 complete system. All I was going to have to do in trade was a couple days worth of electrical work. I was pumped since I only have a 45. Then, last night the guy backed out. Said someone beat me to the punch. Not sure why he didn't say that when we were negotiating on the phone.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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have you found the 240g?

i plan on building myself a plywood 8x2x2 but maybe i'll go with a 8x3x2
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
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I have found a couple in st louis on craigslist. I may just go with a new one from glasscages.com
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
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Should my current lighting be ok for the new corals? 4x54 t5ho with ati bulbs and 1 whole fixture reflector.
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Awesome ,,i'll be following along

side note about glass cages though,,,pull up some reviews ,,i have read many nightmare stories in the past on other forums
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Definitely wanting to see how this turns out!
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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Got the header in today. I am going to finish the stand tomorrow and I’ll post some pictures.
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