Flippers reef 125 gallon

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Flippers4pups, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. FREAKINRICAN69

    FREAKINRICAN69 Active Member R2R Supporter NHFS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    295
    Location:
    Boston
    Should i take the lenses off the MARS lights when i purchase them? And if so what height should they be at? MFG suggestion or should i go about it differently? I'll be re-modifying my canopy to accommodate for height if necessary. I'm already going to be restoring the stand because i don't have enough clearance for my skimmer.
     

  2. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    I'll answer when I get home. I'm at work.
     
    norfolkgarden, Nimitz87 and Fudsey like this.
  3. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Okay here's my advice for your 180 gallon you plan on setting up.

    Lights, you could get by with 3 black box units, running them length wise, but may need 4 for coverage running their length from front to back.
    This depends on how you aquascape the tank. If aquascaped with your rock structures in the center, you could get by with 3.

    Removing the lenses will help with light distribution and blending. I personally have mine hung around 12" above the water line. 60-70% blues and 20-30% whites.

    With a 180, I would want to have two overflows, one in each back corner. I personally have a stock Marineland reef ready with the corner overflows. Each overflow has a "Durso" drains. The stock configuration had the returns coming up the overflows and exiting at the top of the overflow box. I converted these to emergency drains.
    You don't need emergency drains, they are just a assurance in case of one of the drains gets clogged. So the DT doesn't overflow. (Wife, living room tank..... assurance! Lol)

    In your case, I would at least have two overflows draining into your sump. Each needs a "Durso" to keep it from "toilet flushing" and keep the noise down. The way your tank's overflow is now, water will drop down the glass overflow (making a waterfall sound and then "gurgle" down the bulkhead into the sump.
     
    norfolkgarden and Fudsey like this.
  4. FREAKINRICAN69

    FREAKINRICAN69 Active Member R2R Supporter NHFS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    295
    Location:
    Boston
    When they custom built this tank they didnt really think about all that unfortunately . I might have to drill another hole for backup drain and roll with that. Praying it wont crack...:(
     
  5. FREAKINRICAN69

    FREAKINRICAN69 Active Member R2R Supporter NHFS Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    295
    Location:
    Boston
    The less noise the better but if it's just cascading sound i'm ok with it... Thanks for your feed back chief. Wifey is willing to splurge on the lights now so now i'm kinda scratching my head and wondering which way i should go. i will always need a back in case any other fails anyhow so we'll see how this goes. LOL
     
  6. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Heading to a birthday party..... IMG_20190316_165922.jpg
     
  7. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2018
    Messages:
    2,894
    Likes Received:
    10,196
    Beautiful combo piece there.
     
  8. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    It's just over ran by palythoas and I can stand that! Lol

    Finally got my weekend water change done tonight. Yes, been just that busy! Lol.
     
  9. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Been awhile:

    DSC_0009.JPG
     
  10. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    13,213
    Location:
    Holland
    Are you staying bare bottomed..or putting a sand bed back in ..??
     
  11. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
  12. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    13,213
    Location:
    Holland
    I want mine .....:eek::eek::oops::oops::oops::D
     
  13. Jason mack

    Jason mack Monti madness R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    13,213
    Location:
    Holland
    Looking awesome !!!!
     
  14. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Jason,

    I'm pulling it out small sections at a time and replacing it with Fiji pink.
    So, bare bottom for a little while longer.
     
  15. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Thanks Jason!

    Getting crowded. Hopefully this weekend I'll be making the changes I've been wanting to do.
     
  16. count krunk

    count krunk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    looks really great Don!

    you could do some serious fragging in that tank
     
  17. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    Thanks! I've got to soon. Already have too many multiples of same coral. Need more variety. Going for more acros and acans.
     
  18. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    10,730
    Likes Received:
    32,519
    Location:
    Lake Saint Louis, Mo
    IMG_20190327_170439.jpg

    These guys are making babies really fast! (Monti cap frags all over!)
     
  19. count krunk

    count krunk Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2017
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    1,428
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Montis, acans, zoes and some nice long tentacle LPS make for a very nice reef for me :)
     
  20. norfolkgarden

    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,464
    Likes Received:
    5,777
    Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Now that is pretty! Nice work!

    How long has this been similar, but not yet grown so lush?
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page