Ndz98’s Tank

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  1. ndz98

    ndz98 Valuable Member

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    Out of town this weekend but when I get back I'm starting the plumbing now that I've got all pieces needed to do so. I'm hoping to get it filled with water by next weekend.
     

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    ndz98 Valuable Member

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    Started plumbing.

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    ndz98 Valuable Member

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    Got a little bit more done.

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    ndz98 Valuable Member

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    And a little more this morning...

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    Finished the return side of the plumbing for the most part and the inside of the overflow. The last thing I need is a barb fitting for the end of the return so I can soft plumb to my return pump. Going to try and order that tomorrow. Other than that, it should be good to fill up with water.

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    Nice dude. Looking real good.
     
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    ndz98 Valuable Member

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    So I got the tank in place. Just have to create the scape and then I can get the water in.

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    Very clean looking man. Hats off to your build.
     
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    Pushed myself to create the scape tonight so I can finally get this tank filled with water. Turned out alright. I'm not the best when designing scapes. Rocks were pretty large also which made it a little bit more difficult to work with. Just going to let the rodi system do its job and make 75 gallons of water for me.

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    Yeah those are big. Now you just accumulate smaller pieces and some shelf pieces and fill it in as you go.
     
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    Well I didn't want to put too much rock in there to the point where it seems crowded. I tried to make it look cleaner by having more space between each island of rocks and I also made sure they had plenty of room for water to flow behind as well. If there's one thing I learned from my current tank, it's that more rock isn't always better. It just clutters the tank and gives detritus more spots to build up in.

    A little update:
    We are about half way full.

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    And we are full ladies and gentlemen!

    Only had a slight issue:
    Small leak where the union meets the red pipe. In the process of fixing it. Then I can turn everything on.

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    Okay we are up and running now. Have to figure out my light situation now.

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    Looking great so far! Can't wait to see this fill up!
     
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    I think I fixed the leak situation. Got the salt added to the tank. Currently at 1.022 salinity. We have officially started the cycle process.
     
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    Nice man. Let's get that salinity to 1.025-6
     
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    Couple of updates. Got the lights hung and moved the fish and coral over. Still gotta round up the cuc in my other tank.

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    Nice looking setup man.
    Those lights like to make zoas see through no matter how much you adjust.
    Have the same setup over a 60 gallon frag tank.
     
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    Everything seems to be adjusting well. GSP I figured was going to be finicky but I’m sure it’ll pop out in a few days.

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    Got the DIY screen top kit from BRS and went ahead and constructed them today. I think they turned out pretty nice!

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