Coral in the Capitol

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  1. ccurnick

    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    FTS update 03-10-19:

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    I’m back to the hobby after a 4-5 year break, hailing from Washington DC. All of my goodies from BRS came in today, still waiting on my tank, lights, pumps, and stand to come in some time this week. Then i will seal the inside of the stand and get to plumbing!

    Still waiting on:
    Ecotech mp40w (will add a second in several weeks)
    Radion XR30 G4 (will add a second in several weeks)
    90 Starfire cube (36x24x24)
    Ecotech M1
    36” solid grey oak stand
    Red pipe from BRS


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    My plan is for this to be an SPS dominate tank, with a few softies/LPS. Fish list is TBD. I will eventually be adding the Neptune two part doser.

    Can’t wait to start and share this build with all of you!

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  2. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman Troglodyte R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Sounds like a great start! Welcome to R2R!

     
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  3. Devaji

    Devaji Valuable Member

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    Hell yeah bud!
    I have the same tank you will love it. I am in the process of rebooting it after a moving it to redo the floors.
    looks like you got a nice order from BRS :D hope you are a perffered reefer those points come in handy and ad up when dropping the big bucks.

    I found a good deal on plumbing parts (union ball valves etc) if you did not order them from BRS let me know and I will share the site.
    also stop by the official SCA tank thread and say hello.
     
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  4. ccurnick

    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! I did get my points from the purchase, and please do drop the link to the plumbing parts. I still have to pick (most) of these up.

    Looks ike my tank hit a bit of a delay but should be here by the end of the week still!
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    Devaji Valuable Member

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    the place I order most of my plumbing parts is called supplyhouse:
    https://www.supplyhouse.com/ they have good ball vavles and schedule 80 fixings if you want to go that way..
    they dont have PVC gate valves tho or colored PVC :(

    glad you got your points did not want you to miss out! :D
     
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    Devaji Valuable Member

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    oh BTW Get a buddy or 3 to help with the tank. its heavy...no really.
    and inspect it BEFORE sighing.
     
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  7. MKNuggets

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    I'm ordering the same tank at the end of October. I can't wait to get it! Looking forward to see your build as well. I ended up going with a basement sump to make things a little easier. Please post lots of pics! Good Luck!
     
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  8. SneakyTortuga

    SneakyTortuga Well-Known Member Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Welcome back! I did the same and went on a 3-4 year hiatus! Good luck
     
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  9. ccurnick

    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank is finaly in my local area!! Waiting on them to call to schedule delivery... Was hoping it would be this past week as I was off all week but... yeah. Anyways I should have it in the next 2-3 days!
     
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  10. ccurnick

    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    ITS HERE!!

    Currently got the stand in place, and i am costing the inside in a water proof paint/silicone to protect the stand.

    Also- don’t worry, the tank doesn’t get any direct sunlight in its current spot, and blackout curtains are on the way!

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    Looks good! Love the pooch! Does their stands come assembled? I was thinking of going with an all white stand.
     
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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    The one that i ordered did, but i don’t know if the MDF stands come pre built. The solid wood ones are about $180 more, but it is extremely nice.
     
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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Progress has been made! I got the tank up on the stand and finished painting/sealing/siliconing the inside of the stand. The thing is GORGEOUS.

    Unfortunately i can’t leak test the tank until i plumb it as the overflow has slots in the bottom of it as well. I got a bit of the plumbing done today, and will be able to dry fit most of the stuff tomorrow, but i have to wait until my gate valves arrive in the mail to finish the plumbing. Hoping to have it wet and set up by next Thursday.

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    Looks very nice. This is always the most fun stage to a new build. I've been contemplating a Red Sea Reefer 250 or the 90 Sca and your build might win me over.
     
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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Leak tested and getting more of the parts in place. Waiting on my gate valves to arrive in the mail before i can do the bulk of my plumbing though. I’ll start aquascaping today/tomorrow.

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    What rock are you going with?
     
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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    I just got BRS life’s saver rock, and if it’s not enough I’ll pick up some cured live rock from an LFS.
     
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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Got most of the aquascaping done today. I love the right side of the tank. Going to add more rock (cured live rock) to the left side once it gets wet.

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    ccurnick Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Plumbing is finished, and water is starting to go in!

    Still a lot more work to do, but it’s at least moving! 9D4E4156-0403-4714-A373-1132DAECEAB0.jpeg
     
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    Aquascape is off to a great start!
     
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