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I just wanna say I'm not sure I have ever seen a more Beautiful well thought out setup. I love everything about this build so far and will for sure be following it as it grows. Keep those updates coming!
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Originally posted by Fishfinder07 Fishfinder07 wrote:

I just wanna say I'm not sure I have ever seen a more Beautiful well thought out setup. I love everything about this build so far and will for sure be following it as it grows. Keep those updates coming!

Thank You - I've had a lot of time to think about it, so I think it's paid off. 
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Day 16 of my cycle... Patiently waiting -  

Opened up my lights today and will get them mounted later this week. 



These are the controls for the return pumps and for my Skimmer.



Here is a shot of what is going on with all my controls.  It's insane how much stuff is under this cabinet.  I'm glad I took the time to plan it out or else it would have not fit right.    


Here is a front shot of my Neptune board. 



Got my dosser hooked up to my 1/4 inch lines directly into the sump



T'd in my Vertex reactor for my media (Will add it in a few weeks).  I turned my Skimmer on the lowest setting.  I don't want to skim anything yet because I have no cycled all the way yet.  


I decided to go with the BRS bio-pellet -  



This is for the wife :) Got 2 of them under the cabinet -  They will send me emails and texts if it detects water 


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Looking good man!
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Fantastic build!


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Awesome!!!
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Looking good man! Can't wait to see some livestock in there.
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The morning of the mwrf, I thought I had a small trace of ammonia, but I'm pretty sure I just messed up the number of drops for the test because I was in a hurry.

So I'm on Day 17 and no ammonia....

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Have you decided on how your going mount those bad boy lights yet ? Slide mounts or fixed?

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Originally posted by Akira Akira wrote:

Have you decided on how your going mount those bad boy lights yet ? Slide mounts or fixed?



I'm not sure yet. I'm going to get them mounted on Friday. I'm leaning towards the ecotech hanging kits as of right now...
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Finally get to work on the lights....  I received the other 2 today. 



Several of you have PM'd me about this box and how it works.  As you can see one end goes from the dosser to the sump and the other end goes through the hole and down the back of the box.  It pulls the liquid from the bottom of the box.



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Very nice and clean looking love it
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It is looking really good.  I can wait to see it with the lighting up.  Then with the fish and corals..... Well now that I think about it.  I really think that you should move this tank to my house and I will keep an eye on it for you.  Yes I think that is a much better plan.LOL
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Today, I decided to start messing around with the programming on the lights and get them mounted.  




Mounting the power supply's was kind of a pain because I couldn't figure out where to put them. I settled for the front of the tank and moved them to where I thought they would not be in the way when I change have to work on equipment.  You can't really see them when you are looking into the cabinet from the front.




I decided to go with the Radion hanging kits.  At first I printed off the manual and went over to Home Depot thinking I was pretty smart and that I would find all the parts. NOPE -  They are a little over priced at $45 a piece, but after I spent an hour at Home Depot and pretty much giving up, I decided these kits were a good, SIMPLE and EASY investment for the installation.  


They make it very simple for the installation.

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This is the inside of the cabinet tipped on it's back so that I could mount the buttons. 



Some zip ties, a level and tape measure and we are good to go!




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ANNNDDDDD... We have light!  It looks like I'm getting a lot of micro bubbles from the skimmer I just turned on.  I can make some adjustments and dump the outlet into a bag if I have too.  I will play that by ear over the next few weeks. I threw in a couple shots of the scape with the lights on it. 






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Looks really good and clean. I like it
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Looks very clean. I love your scape and all the swim space it gives. I think it will look amazing when you get some colonies growing in there too!
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