My SCA 150 g Build Thread

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  1. Martyd

    Martyd Active Member

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    Sorry for the bad pics. I just received the tank today. I went with SCA stand was pleasantly surprised with what I got. It's solid wood and very heavy. I'm going to work on making the interior more moisture/water resistant, probably with a coat of Kilz and possibly a custom made PVC tray to catch any spills. The tank will be sitting on hardwood floors (I know, I know) and I want to do as much as I can to prevent water from reaching the floor.

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    The tank was as I expected, except for a wonky overflow cover (the actual overflow is made of glass), which is warped. I'm looking into options to fix that before the tank is filled.

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  2. Acro maniac

    Acro maniac Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ill tag along
     
  3. Chrisfish

    Chrisfish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018

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    Congratulations, looks good :)
     
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    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor SCAA Member

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    How’s the build going?
     
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    Any updates on the build? My overflow looked just like that. Just seeing if it hindered anything.
     
  6. Martyd

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    The tank is doing well. I haven’t had any problems at all. I’m very happy with it. I’d be happy to ask answer any questions.

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    How are you liking your sump with the 150? Curious just trying to figure out if I go larger than the trigger sumps I've been looking at.
     
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    I wanted some room in the stand for other equipment, so I’m very happy with the Trigger sump. You could go a bit larger depending on your needs, but I don’t think it’s necessary.
     
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    How quiet is your sump? I really want to try minimizing sound as much as possible. It's the trigger 39, right? Yeah I keep on bouncing around 1 main reason is my skimmer is a bit to big for most sumps it's the super reef octopus 3000. I wanted to run the triton sump but the skimmer section is to small and the trigger 39 is the only sump that I can run it in skimmer or fuge with out going custom.
     
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    Very quiet, but that’s due to my overflow set up. I use a Herbie overflow. It’s pretty much silent.
     
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