IM 75g Ext "Ryan's TRB"

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  1. Justfebreezeit

    Justfebreezeit Well-Known Member

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    So TRB stands for Tax Return Build. It's going to be an Acro dominant mixed reef.

    The tank is a Innovative Marine 75 gallon Ext with APS stand.

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    I pretty much put the biggest tank I could in this little area and the 75g ext has amazing dimensions.

    The only prep work I did was run two new complete circuits dedicated to the tank. I honestly didn't take to many pictures of the process.

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    I also went to a local plastics shop and had them cut me a textured ABS sheet for the bottom. (Going Barebottom)

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    This is where i'm at so far. I need to grab some black silicone to tack the ABS in.

    A big shipment is coming tomorrow with Marco rocks, 2 heaters, 2 sicce pumps, 26" trigger triton v2 sump (Snagged it with the Sale BRS just had of them), couple pieces of plumbing, and salt! (blue bucket).

    I'm going to take my time setting this puppy up so bear with me, though it shouldn't be to long honestly!
     
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    Why are you using UF instead of Romex wire? Sorry I’m an electrician and I just had to ask.
     
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    I ran the wire under my house and it's outside rated. I realized its probably for UV protection but it was only 4 bucks more for a 100 ft roll and figured why not add some protection.

    Is there something detrimental to running it versus standard romex?
     
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    Just more money that’s all. Nice job!
     
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    Reab Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor CIRS Member Hub City Reef Club

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    That is a sharp looking tank!
     
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    Justfebreezeit Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty impressed by it! Innovative marine did a great job on the build!

    Ok some goodies came today. Sump, some plumbing, couple heaters and pumps!
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    And ROCKS!
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    This is the scape I settled on for now, going to sleep on it and see if it sticks. This is about 50lbs or so of marco rock. I ordered 70lbs total, 40 regular and 30 shelf. I cut about 20 pounds of my regular marco rock with a tile saw so it had a nice flat bottom to sit on the ABS bottom.

    Its really hard to get depth perception from the pictures but there is a ton of spots for coral. I dunked all the peices in a couple buckets of R.O water to clean them out and they turned out pretty good

    I'm doing the 4 month cycle that BRS/WWC hybrid series keeps talking about. I have a little over a year old nuvo 20 with a bunch of corals and clownfish that will just to the new tank when that finishes.

    I'm going to work on plumbing this weekend and see if I can get that done.
     
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    Looking great. I think the aquascape came out excellent.

     
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    Looks like a awesome start, definitely following this build.

    I’m eyeing this same setup. What are your first impressions of the tank and stand?
     
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    Justfebreezeit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks cave! Your clownfish almost made me consider getting one for this tank and rehoming my occ. Pair haha.

    Definitely no complaints so far. The stand is pretty much a blank canvas to modify how you want which is great. Its something to consider if you want something that requires no diy though. The tank looks super sleek in person as well and besides the typical buyers remorse i get after spending big money im happy!
     
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    Got almost all of the plumbing done! I just barely ran out of 1" pvc (My fault for cutting big then trimming)

    Leak testing the bulkheads as we speak.
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    No unions on any of the plumbing (to me its just another place to leak). Though if/when I have to remove the sump or tank I will cut and add them then.

    I'm probably going to have to dial the sicce 3.0's back a bit as I have two and i'm worried about noise in the sump (the in sump overflows, not the pumps itself). They were the same dimensions as the 2.0 so I got the 3's.
     
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    Over the weekend update.

    Leveled up the tank
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    Filled with RO water and ran it over night to leak test. Everything was dry but decided that two 3.0 pumps was just to much. Dropped down to 1 pump and T'd it off. The flow is much more pleasant.
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    Mixed the salt in today. Once I got it to 35ppt I dosed some Ammonium Chloride and dosed Microbacter7. I plan to follow the instructions for the microbacter and then toss in some fritz turbo start a day before I put the first fish in. (In about a month, give or take)
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    That should be it for updates for about a month! See you guys then!
     
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