Andre’s Full blown 300Gallon SPS Reeftank up within a week ;-)

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    Water is rising ;-))))


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    Mini project on the side while waiting for the tank to be filled.....
     
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    Following 300 DD
     
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    Nice build
     
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    Fin Is it wet yet? R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Love the stand! Great tank and will be following...
     
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    This is how the filter system will be set up.
    Prepping the baffles at the end and cleaning everything to be ready in a day or two ;-)
     
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    Picture from this morning..... tank is filling up.
    Time for salt and Rockscaping as well the bulkheads, plumbing etc.

    Sooooo much to do !!!!
     
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    Looks great! I think you may want a booster pump for that rodi unit though, the suspense is killing me haha
     
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    Gosh, tried them already with no effect. Our line pressure is pretty high already so the Booster pump did not do anything.

    So I keep flushing the membrane twice a day to keep the unit as effective as possible ;-)
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    What skimmer is that and what is in the reactor?
     
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    Following along for the ride can't wait to see how the scape turns out
     
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    The Skimmer is a SKIMZ Monzter Twin Turbo .........

    Great Skimmer with dual pumps. Only caveat it produces some microbubbles, so good baffling is needed ;-)
     
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    The Stuff in the Reactor chamber is simply C02 scrubbing media from Jorgenssen through vet medical supplies online.

    That keeps my PH up since I constantly battle with elevated Co2 values in the house ;-(
    So this stuff helps greatly to maintain PH above 7.8 in the night.

    -Andre
     
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    Backwall on the stand is installed. All removable ;-)
    Painting will be done in the next days.
    The side walls will be installed in a similar fashion.

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    Also the bulkheads are installed now. Tomorrow I guess I will be able to bring the filtersumps into the stand and cover the sides with foil/tarp temporarily.
    Then I will get salt in and mix the water with the big MagDrive ;-)
    This pump will also heat up the water at the same time.

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    Tank keeps filling......
     
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    Are you going to tile around the stand?
     
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    Starting to get exciting now!! Nothing better than a sexy, fresh, clean glass box to get everyone excited haha
     
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    No, actually the tank is not at it's final position ;-(

    But I have to get my tank back up and running to get the corals back. At a later point of the built, I will relocate this beast within the room.

    So I will either flooring in the final position or carpet around the tank.
     
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    Started to powerwash the first 150lbs rock and prepped my aquascape, all layed down on PVC piping as usual ;-)
     
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    So that's how far the tank is.........
    Need still some more rock and not sure if I leave the scape as is here ??????
     
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