120 Gal new build

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  1. chewy tabacca

    chewy tabacca Active Member

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    Well guys, if any of you want to follow along, I am starting a new tank. It arrived today at the LFS and will start the set up tomorrow. Moving up from my 46 Gal, hang off the top skimmer with a canister filter. BOOO!
     
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    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Congrats on the new tank. Looking forward to seeing it come together.
     
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    Here is the 46[​IMG]
     
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    chewy tabacca Active Member

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    Got my new tank today, stand and sump. Sump was to big to fit in the stand so had to disassemble the stand to put the sump in. Then it was to wide so I had to chisel about 1/4 inch out lol.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I call it the Trump sump. First I tried foam
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    But then realized when I get my skimmer it won't fit between the stand and the top of the sump
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    Excited! Following!
     
  8. chewy tabacca

    chewy tabacca Active Member

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    Finally got the sump set up and full, added 2 heaters [​IMG]

    And put in the return pump
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    Later some dried rock in the refugium, stuck a hydor power head on the side out of my 46 Gal display tank with algae on it to start the flow of water. Ran out of salt will have to hit the LFS tomorrow and start the rock work and sand bed.

    Anyone that is following, my skimmer is on back order, hopefully will see it later this week.
     
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    Still waiting on my power heads and my skimmer, for now I have slowy been adding rock. I am still doing 5 gal a day out of my 46 gal established tank and putting it in the 120 tank. I also transferred over 1 rock from the 46 gal tank. I am also phantom feeding every now and again.

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    Ammonia is at 1ppm, nitrite is at 0ppm and nitrate is 1ppm.

    I want to put one of my blue legs in there to see how it does lol. Rock work won't be finished until the 46 gal teardown. Still changing it, let me know your thoughts
     
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