Saltines 180g Project

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  1. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    So a deal I couldn't pass up came along... now I'm in a little over my head.... going to take my time and make it beautiful!

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    Putting that together is the easy part and it'll go quick! Stocking it with critters is where you really need to take your time. :)

    I'm totally jealous!!!
     
  3. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! That's true!
     
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    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Two days after purchase, all equipment cleaned with vinegar. Painting just about done. Cleaned the majority of the tank, waiting on bulkheads due to arrive tomorrow to do a leak test. Plumbing to start next weekend likely. Picked up a new sump and sand today.

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    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader CTARS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Lookin' good!

    Doesn't look to me like you're in over your head at all . . .

    ~Bruce
     
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    Most of the coralline has been removed!
     
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    I got a used 90 like your tank.. wish mine was that big..lol.
    I coralline all over my over flow and decided to cut it out, soak it and scrub it to death. That spawned my OCD so i cut all the caulk off the edges and redid it all with new black silicone from BRS.
     
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    Haha, I read on the forum, put a few gallons of vinegar in the tank water and let it sit for a few days. I filled it on Tuesday and poured 3 gallons of vinegar in it. It seems to be coming off easier. Leak test going well so far. Looking at moving it into the house next weekend, that will give it a good week and a half in the garage. And give me time to figure out how to plumb it :/.
     
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    Let there be water and light!

     
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    Looks good, i also cannot help but stare at your QT tank...... one wrong move and timber!!! haha
     
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    Haha thanks! It's actually pretty stable. Easy to see the fish.
     
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    Nice project! Always so much fun to start, and see it's progress. Enjoy!

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  14. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Been messing with plumbing for several hours... I'm pooped but think I've got it in a good place. Need to move the tank into place before I can fit the sump in the stand then I'll glue everything. IMG_2008.JPG IMG_2009.JPG IMG_2010.JPG IMG_2011.JPG
     
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    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    In position!

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    Pressure washed all of the rock.

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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looks like a good start!
     
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    Plumbing is all set just need to glue it all together now...
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    That looks just about perfect!! Fingers crossed for the leak-test . . .

    ~Bruce
     
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    All glued in! Leak test this weekend.

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    Side note I screwed up, even with a drop cloth down....
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    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Aquascape complete!

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