My Reef Savvy V2

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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Guys/Gals back at it, this time with a new tank!!! While I had nice success with my current 60 Gal Reef Savvy, Im looking to improve and avoid the pitfalls of the old system. The new tank is a rimless 66"x28"x22"tall which is roughly 176g Display with actually water volume of the DT being ~160 Gal. I plan to have a rather large sump so I'm quite confidant ill have around 200g water volume, which is one of my goals for stability. (Update: total actual system volume is 173 gal)
     
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    Nice ... Following!!!:)
     
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    Heres my equipment list:
    Tank & Stand: 66x28x22H Rimless Reef Savvy with the New Ghost Overflow/Phantom Bottom/Armored Seams
    Sump: Custom Building An Obsession Sump (in design Stages)
    Skimmer: Bubble King Double Cone 200 With RD3 Speedy
    Return: Red Dragon 80W with 10v
    Lighting: 60" Giesemann Matrixx II & 60" BML Led Strip (405nm/420nm/450nm/470nm)
    Flow: 2 Ecotech MP40QD (Debating if Ill need more)
    Nutrient Export:Turbo Aquatics L2 Scrubber - *Edit 3/13/17- Now contiplating switching to a Kessil H380 II over the refugium with cheato Algea
    Controller: New Apex with Additional EB832
    ATO: Neptune FFM (should be released shortly)
     
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    Nice List!!
    Can't wait to see this build!;)
     
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    Forgot to add dosing will be controlled by an Apex Dos
     
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    Nice.:)
    That is my plan too!!!;)
     
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    Here's a few pictures of the stand. The right door is the electronics compartment. The main doors are nice and large without a center brace which is awesome!!! I can also use the access door on the left. Going to wire the led lights to my breakout box so they automatically come on when any doors are opened.

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    Nice stand and looking forward to the new build!
     
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    Love the stand!!!
     
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    Added lights to the stand the other day! We are making progress. Sump looks like it will be very similar to the brs sump and similar dimensions 48x24x15H IMG_1037.JPG IMG_1038.JPG
     
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    50346611508__F3B9F77C-1990-4841-ADE2-A12B028C0238.JPG Here's a picture of my buddy Zaffor and I mocking up the sump!
     
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    So I siliconed all the seams at the bottom of the stand so if any water spills it won't go into seams of the stand

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    Looks sweet! Following along
     
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    Following this thread ....good luck with it !!!
     
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    Nice stand! How do you control the cabinet lights?
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Currently just by plugging in the power supply but eventually my apex will auto turn on the lights as soon as a door is opened. You just use magnetic alarm contacts and wire them to a breakout box
     
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    Nice thats what I was wondering thanks!
     
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    So today we braced the trusses for hanging the lights. Here's pictures of the bracing in the attic and the light after it's hung IMG_1711.JPG IMG_1712.JPG IMG_1713.JPG
     
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