My 310 Gallon Build Thread

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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 310 Gallon tank from a different company.

Tank/Equipment Details
Planet Aquariums 96" 310 Gallons (96.5" x 30.5" 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.
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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...
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Pic looking up the stairs wondering what I've gotten myself into.
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In the basement! Whew!
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Picture of the Sump
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12/3/2019 - LFS Framing in the tank
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Busted open a doorway in the back and found I need to get an electrician to move some wires! While the electrician was there, had him put two outlets on their own circuit so the tank is on a dedicated circuit.
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That looks amazing. I like the clean look of the tank it the wall. I think you gave me an idea of my next tank build.
 
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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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1/6/2020 - Plumbing

A few shots from underneath the tank.

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Starting to make some RO/DI in a temporary tub until my two 75 Gallon water tanks arrive.

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