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Old 04-27-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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hi. first time here. i found this forum googling a live rock question.
my name is doug, and i'm from paoli, pa.
i've been keeping reeftanks for a few years now, and my current tanks are:
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195 gallon display with 125 gallon sump, and my prop system is a 30 breeder with a 40 breeder sump.

lighting-
over the 195 are 3 x 250 watt hamilton 14k halides in lumenarc mini reflectors, powered by sunlight supply galaxy ballasts, and 4 x 54 watt T-5 UVL actinics with advance ballasts.
(over the refugium site a 125 watt, 6500k mogul based grow light with a batwing reflector)

the 30 breeder has a nova extreme pro T-5 unit (6 x 39 watt )

filtration-
the 195 utilizes a 125 gallon sump with a ASM G4X protein skimmer, a simple filter sock, and a large refugium.

the 30 breeder prop tank has a partitioned 40 breeder as a sump with 50 pounds of live rock in it, and a euro-reef CS6-1 skimmer.

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the 195 has a closed loop with an oceans motions 4 way, and a sequence reeflo dart. also, in the tank are 2 koralia 4's and the return from sump is a mag24.

the 30 breeder has a mag7 for return, and in the tank are 2 mj1200's with hydorflo wave deflectors, and a koralia 2.

here are some pics....not as recent as i would like, but it will give you an idea-

5'x 30"x 25" high 195-


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a pic of my chiller...:p


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Old 04-27-2008, 10:20 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:29 AM   #3
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thanks.
here are a few more pics....
back of tank-


setting up sump with refugium-


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crazy plumbing-
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Very nicely done, BUT look at that empty wall space :p You could easily double the length of the tank

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Looks amazing I am extremely jealous.
Maybe Ill be where you are when I retire in 35years and have saved $20,000:p
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Welcome to the site. VERY nice setup you have there!
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WOW! Very impressive!
I agree with cmor, lots of empty wall space.....! LOL!

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thanks alot!
actualy, i had to go with a 5' tank due to the heater, and hot water heater needing relocation otherwise. believe me, i would have went with an 8 foot tank if i could!

btw-fijiwigi...the approximate cost of this setup(minus the prop system) was about 5 grand.
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Welcome to AA! Your reef tank is beautiful!
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