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Old 02-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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the dogs 220 gallon build thread

WARING this is not going to be a fast build as money allows it will get done

Ok so a few days back i posted a thread where my wonderful wife picked up the 220 gallon tank and some equipment for 850.00 for my birthday . the tank is just over a year old .

So over the last few days i been slowly working on cleaning it and getting it prepped to go when the day comes . so far i got the inside of the tank all cleaned out with water a sponge and a lot of elbow grease did not want to use any thing but water as this is not a tank you can take out side to rinse out lol . also got the overflow put back in but i thank i am going to make one the runs the span of the tank unsure yet . also the the return sprayers cleaned up and reinstalled into the tank . next inline is to build a new stan for it as i don't like the oak one it came with . i want to build a skeleton stan with a slip over front so i can take off to make working under the tank easy . also have to make a canopy for it as well . i also got to do some research on leds as i want to build my own light set up

you can see some some equipment the guy gave me with the tank such as coralife skimmer witch one idk but i plan to buy another . a IWAKI EXTERNAL RETURN PUMP it does work but not sure if i want to replace it or not still strong as can be . then there is a sump but plan to make my own with a 55 gallon tank . garbage bag full of new bio balls never going to use and last all the pluming in witch i will replace . just wanted the old for a diagram of how it had it since this is my first tank with a closed loop set up . so anyways if you got lots of patience and want to fallow along please be my gust and if you have a opinion hit me with it all help is welcome

now enjoy a few pitchers












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Old 02-15-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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That is awesome I thought mine was big when I could sit in it I told some chicks it was a see threw hott tub http://youtu.be/GESnxHU1hbk
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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little update . but sorry no pitchers as of right now waiting for my stuff in the mail but i ordered all new bulkheads and a Reef Octopus Diablo DCS 200 DC Internal Protein Skimmer . i know its more in likely not the best choice of skimmer but the wife gave me a 500 $ limit on skimmer lol . i cant wait now just got to find that 75 gallon tank to make a sump and then get this weather to brake so i can get making my skeleton stan for it so i can start the pluming
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