New tank 29 to 80 gallon move

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Moving from a 29 gallon cube that's been established for 8 years to a 80 gallon I will use the Triton method on the new tank and have set everything up with this in mind. As of now i have 80LB of live sand in the new tank I moved about 40Lb of live rock from the old tank to the new and added about another 50LB of cured dry rock and brought over 15 gallons of water from the old tank to the new and added microbelift niteout II for good measure and I have a single clownfish brought over from the old tank I have the 10 times turnover big sump for chaeto with a grapefruit size ball and led grow light with the red and blue spectrum set for 8 hours at night have a skimmer that's rated for 100 gallons heavy load and running media reactors with carbon and Purigen main light is the current marine IC. my goal is definitely for a ULM tank with inverts softys and maybe some hards in the future.
 
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so this is the first setup getting things layed out how i like them.

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so next night and finally have water in it and my skimmer that i have held onto for the last 5 years leaks everywhere I'm a bit ashamed to admit that it learned to fly and now is retired like the company that made it lol. so i ordered a ice cap 120 to replace it ive also learned of the kirby method over flow and have ordered gate valves to do this.
 
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filled up and running with my new gate valves love how quit it is i put one on the emergency incase i ever need it why not lol for now running filter socks and the sump as is but plan to take the dividers out of the first compartment to have more volume to follow the triton method.
 

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next morning and everything has cleared up and i moved the clownfish from my 29 over i have ordered the new orbit marine ic loop as i can add 1 light bar to it later to make it the pro model when i start to get more corals going this weekend ill cut 1 chamber out of the sump to make the 10 percent or more requirements for the triton method install the new light and the new skimmer my kids lost the parts to my reactors for the internals so had to order those if they come in will have my carbon and purigen running right now i just have carbon in a sock in one of the canisters DONT JUDGE! lol.
 

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Got my media in love Amazon same day delivery! Also my light came in and I decided I liked it I too if the tank rather than hanging what do you guys think? It is a lot brighter and cleaner looking but that could also be because it’s the IC model tank got cloudy during the day hope that’s normal been so long since I did this and never started a larger tank off another one.
 

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New skimmer came in seems good got it in the sump lots of micro bubbles in the tank but as I understand it that will be the case till it breaks in this is my first in sump skimmer
 

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New skimmer came in seems good got it in the sump lots of micro bubbles in the tank but as I understand it that will be the case till it breaks in this is my first in sump skimmer
So after a week and a half it started to work but it was randomly noisy as hell and the company’s tech support never gave me a manual and would answer my emails with 1 line answers that were definitely canned responses I’ve order 2 other brands and will report which one I keep.
 
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The first skimmer has come in I’ve not had much info about it but reviews on Amazon are great and seen a few article here that would suggest it works right away I’ve notice compared to the ice cap it has a built in air adjustment on the silencer it’s a dc controllable pump quality is nice the flow adjustment knob is stiff to where I’m not worried I’ll axidently bump it like on the icecap this is the IOAOI PS150 $240 on Amazon came with instructions is easy to take apart seems like a dc controllable aqua max in design I think it may be the one I keep waiting on the 3rd to come in monday
 

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If your wondering how to reduce bubbles getting sucked into your return pump and a good way to keep it from sucking up junk and cheato found this submersible sump pump bags on Amazon and it’s simple cheap and works great.
 

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So of the 3 skimmers I ordered the icecap the ioaoi and the reef octopus I’ve chosen the ioaoi the quality is amazing for the price it’s stupid quite and it was making skimate in 6 hours and is super adjustable with adjustments for air intake water outflow level and pump speed super easy to clean and work on
 

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Runner up was the reef octopus 115 int this was supposed to be the external model was shipped the wrong thing but seeing the size it was just to small for me
 

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