Deep Reef 150 gallon Tall DT Build

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  1. Deep Reef

    Deep Reef Active Member

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    Well here was my 120 DT the first week in September:
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    Then Hurricane Irma hit and after a week without power I lost everything.
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    Well rather then just reboot it I decided it was time to build a new tank and remove all the things I didn’t like about this one.
     
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    At first I was just going to keep my stand that I had built and change everything else. But after finding termites in the stand and canopy I couldn’t trust it and the whole thing had to go.
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    Well since I don’t have room to go longer I decided to keep the same dimensions but go a little taller with a 24x48x30 high and Marineland 150 gallon tall.
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    Well I decided to go with pukani and Tonga dry rock

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    Not only Tonga branching but also flat pieces
     
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    The pickling process was started the end of September.
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    The rock should be ready by thanksgiving.

    I tested it last week ammonia was zero but there was some phosphorus so I started gfo to try to remove it.
     
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    A pair of MP40WQD’s for flow
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    Trigger systems sapphire 34 sump an 10 gallon ATO tank
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    Caribe special grade Reef sand, 80 lbs
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    I'm sorry you lost your tank. Just have fun with your new build.
     
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    Thanks. That’s the plan
     
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    Pipe, fittings and glue all here

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    Tunze ato arrived
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    And a BRS TV shirt cause I’ve been spending so much coin...
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    Picked up the wood for the stand

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    And cut all the pieces for fabrication
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    Frames built, I used pocket screws on the bottom 1x4’s in order to make the area a little deeper for water spills
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    Assembled
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    Pocket screws also at the Control end to give as much clearance as possible
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    Topped out and interior panels in place and caulked, ready to skin
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    Also picked up the canopy and trim wood
     
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    I’m sorry to hear about your misfortune with the loss of your tank. There is a silver lining, as the new build looks great so far. Following along!
     
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    So I pocket screwed the canopy sides together.
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    Assembled the pieces
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    Verified All would work
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    Also received the sheet of 1/4” abs for the bottom of the tank. Last tank I used egg crate and found it accumulated a lot of detritus that my cleanup crew couldn’t get to.
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    Installed the supports for my AI Hydra 52’s, I made them removable so I could pull the frame if necessary
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    Looking nice I am collecting equipment to set up same size tank
     
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    Good luck with your build
     
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    really nice work!
     
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