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Old 07-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Starting over and going larger.

Sorry for the length in advance. In November of last year my 72 bowfront sprang a major leak and I had to get out of the hobby for a little while. In January I started my biocube back up and have a pair of clowns, niger, and angle in there for the moment. I know angel and niger going to out grow the cube but this thread is the start up of a new 120 aqueon glass aquarium where they will call home. It going to be a slow process but have made some good strites to getting it started. I had some left over equipment that I saved and will be reusing. My wonderful wife saw how much I missed having an aquarium so has purchased the tank as a gift for me. She also made a deal with lfs that i had sold all of the fish and coral too for the return of my zebra eel that fortunately they still have for free. Had the tank by itself for about a month until yesterday when custom stand was completed.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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New stand with tank on top.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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Stand gives a lot of access to tank and is very sturdy.

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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Added lights and mounted power strips. Still waiting on sump and plumbing.

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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Looks very nice, I am following. Hopefully I will pick up some tips on my 90 gallon aqueon I am starting this month.
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
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Great start, I am digging the lighting. Oh and hang onto your wife, she's a keeper!
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #7
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Yeah I guess cannot complain too much about her. Lol. Just a small update. Well got my brute can for water storage, egg crate for bottom of tank, and a tarp for the bottom of the stand for sump to sit in today. The tarp was a request from the wife after her seeing it done in a youtube video. Should hopefully have sump and plumbing by end of month.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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It looks cool what are u planning to put in there
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #9
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In beginning will be fowlr, but eventually a mixed reef. I really like triggers so will probably be semi aggressive.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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Very nice tank. Looking forward to seeing this happen
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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Got sump and most of plumbing done. Waiting on pump and loc-line for overflows. Sump is a eshopps r-300. Think I'm going to go with a triton 5 for the pump.

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Looks nice, you are ahead of me. I'm trying to figure out what the plumbing should look like in the overflows, do you know what you are doing there yet?
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Yeah got it in place but didn't glue any of it. My drain holes in tank are 1 in so I used fittings to increase the pipe size to 1 1/2. Return line just I in up to elbow that will connect to lock-line. Still waiting on lock-line to get here. I'll see if I can pull one and take pic.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #14
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Here's a pic of drain line. I drilled hole in top but not sure if large enough. I basically used the design of the aqueon overflows but put it together myself.

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Got pump today and finished plumbing. Added freshwater to clean everything and refilled with treated saltwater once was empty.
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Following...looks good so far!
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #17
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Thanks. Just finished adding sand. Once it clears hope to add rock. I'll post more pics once have rock in. I'll need some suggestions on aquascape.
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Not mine, but I love it. He used acrylic rods and drilled his rock.
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Here are a couple pics of mine, I used 1/2 inch PVC because I couldn't find the rods at lowes.
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