My 240 Gallon Build Thread

Brian Drab

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My current tank is a 60 Gallon 24x24x24 tank that I have in my living room. I've had it a couple of years and there's simply nothing else I can put in my tank. I've been dreaming of having a bigger tank where I could put more coral and more fish and I finally decided to go for it.

I ordered a 270 Gallon tank on 3/23/2019 from my LFS. Unfortunately after about 6 months and it not showing up, the tank order was cancelled and I placed a new order for a 240 Gallon tank from a different company.

Tank/Equipment Details
Planet Aquariums 96" 240 Gallons (96" x 24" x 25"), Crystal Front Glass, Black Silicone, Internal Overflow, Black Background
Bashsea SS-60 60x15x16 Ferrari Signature (Sump)

10/28/2019 - Tank shipped from Arlington TX and arrived to Northfield OH where my LFS signed for it and took a picture for me.
Tank Arrived.jpg

10/29/2019 - LFS brought tank to my house for the fun part. Getting it in the basement. WOW was this heavy!!

Here's a few pics of getting it down the basement stairs. Top of the stairs...

Pic looking up the stairs wondering what I've gotten myself into.

In the basement! Whew!

Picture of the Sump
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12/11/2019 - Purchased more equipment

Neptune Apex Package - With WiFi
Neptune 12v Power Supply
Neptune Advanced Leak Detection Solid-Surface Probe for FMM × 2
Neptune Auto Top Off ATK v2
Neptune COR-20 Pump × 2
Neptune DOS Dual Reservoir DDR
Neptune Wav Pump × 2
Apex Wav Starter Kit
Neptune Apex Fluid Monitoring Module
Neptune Apex Auto Feeder
Neptune DOS Fluid Monitoring System × 2
Neptune Optical Sensor with Mount × 2
Neptune Solenoid Valve 1/4"
Finnex 800w+ Titanium Heater Element
Finnex Digital Heater Controller HC-0810M
4" 200 Micron Felt Filter Sock × 12
75 Gallon Water Tank × 2
Red Sea Coral Pro Salt 200g Bag × 2
Kessil A160/A360 Unit Link Cable × 3
Kessil A360 Control Cable - Type 1 × 2
Kessil A360 Control Extension Cable
Kessil A360WE Tuna Blue × 4
Kessil H80 Tuna Sun Flora
Aquaticlife 36" T5HO Hybrid 4-Lamp Mounting System × 2
AquaMaxx ConeS CO-5 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
Vertex RX-U 2.5L Media Reactor × 2


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Weren’t you scared to death to frame and drywall above and all around your beautiful new tank? (Following— great job).
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