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    Posted: February 06 2018 at 10:28pm
Hello fellow reefers!

So, a brief intro.  Been reefing since around 2002 (125gal reef/90gal aggressive), but in 2015 my company moved me to Northern California. There I had a 20 gallon tank in an apartment for two years.  Well, we moved back!

Time to play!

This will more than likely be a very slow build, but that's okay! Here is the start:

Here is the room that we decided to use.



I did not want the tank on the carpet, so decided to tile.  Notice on the upper left, I had the tile setter cut out a piece of tile so I can plumb down to the basement for the sump, etc.



Here we are ready for some tank action.



I bought the tank and stand used from Jerry @ Reef On.  If you've been to the store, you've seen my tank. lol  I then got ahold of Chad with Upgrade Your Reef to give me a hand (like a lot of hands) to move the tank to our home.

 

Talking about the fun to begin!









And here it is, just needs to be set up!


So, this is just the beginning.  I do have some of the equipment from before like my Apex, MP40s, AI Sol Blues, etc. but things have really taken off technology wise so I'm open to suggestions.  I need to figure out a return pump that is easy on the electric bill, but is suitable for a basement sump as well as lighting; I only have 2 of the Sol Blues and this is a 6' tank.

More to come!

Thanks for looking and I'm glad to be this close to being back!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote shaggydoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 07 2018 at 7:40am
Looks like a very nice start. Good idea putting that tile in, and I wish I could plumb down into my basement for a fish room.
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I love having the a fish room that is away from the tank. It is nice to keep the noise away from the display. Just make sure you think about ventilation cause it will get humid down there


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Thanks knowen87, I'll keep that in mind.  Right now it is a totally unfinished basement, so I can certainly plan that in as needed.  Here is a picture of the soon to be fish room.




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Nice. Love that tank.  Powerheads I would look at the WAV from Neptune since you already have the apex.  As far as pump goes your are putting utter in the basement so plan on spending too get one with head height and lots of flow. Maybe an Abyss DC pump or one of the big  barracuda style pumps. Most other DC pumps won't have the heart height you need.
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Thanks Krazie4Acans.  I'm really looking hard at the Maxspect XF250 and selling my MP40's.  Anyone have any experience with these?  

As far as the Abyss DC's, not thinking I want to spend that kind of money...maybe back to the Iwaki style...gotta do some more research indeed!
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Minor update.  Holes have been drilled and the plumbing is somewhat in progress.  Bought a Reeflo Dart/Snapper Hybrid. The tank came with 1" bulkheads.  I measured the holes and found that I can upgrade to 1.25 bulkheads.  So, the plan is to now plumb with 1.25 spa flex and I'm going to replace the Durso system with Herbie.  Still need to frame the basement, so moved my air compressor down and borrowed a nail gun, just need to find a few hours! :)

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Parts is parts



I'm ready?

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