Shawn's Reef Tank Version 3.0 in Wall Build

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  1. Bronc

    Bronc Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow!!! Very nice job! I love it!
     
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    ws6kid Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Really came out nice! Location is great for viewing frequently.
     
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    Finished painting the frame tonight, all that’s left is the background and then the real fun will start!! Ready to grow some coral!!!!

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    Very nicely done. Honest question to you XxJDMcivicEK9xX , how are you liking the 3 Kessil A360’s over your tank ? Are you thinking maybe of adding more light down the road either T5 or more LEDs ?
     
  5. XxJDMcivicEK9xX

    XxJDMcivicEK9xX Member

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    Honest opinion, I really like them. They don’t get enough credit and I feel have been overlooked by more “bells and whistles” led lights. Here is a video of my last 125gal setup running 3- a360we programmed with my Apex.

     
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    XxJDMcivicEK9xX Member

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    Finally got the black background cut out and put on tonight!

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    That looks so good!!
     
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    XxJDMcivicEK9xX Member

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    Finally got around to taking a full room shot!!

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    XxJDMcivicEK9xX Very nice set-up ! Loved the 125g ! Thank you for telling my your honest opinion about the Kessils ! I am currently battling to get a pair of Kessil A360wE or a pair of Ecotech Marine XR15PROS, for my Aquaticlife T5 4 Bulb hybrid.. for the LEDs over my 75g . I am assuming you would tell me or encourage me to go the Kessil route lol :)
     
  10. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice work. The 125 is looking good! Will be following your progress!
     
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    Small update, finally got my automatic humidity control fan switch installed tonight! Excited to see how it does!

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    Did a little rearranging of some coral and picked up and installed some Loc Line Fittings on the returns. I’m debating on painting the white pvc parts with black Krylon fusion opinions?

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    It should get covered in coraline in time so it’s your opinion
     
  14. S-t-r-e-t-c-h

    S-t-r-e-t-c-h Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    If you're going to remove it to paint anyway, just pull the pipe and replace with sch 80 (gray) instead...
     
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    You will be a lot happier with SCH. 80 I think.
     
  16. ihavecrabs

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    Nice tank! A few questions:

    1. What did you use to cover the back and sides of the tank? Is it removable and replaceable?

    2. How did the humidity switch work out? Do you have an air exchange or a vent fan?
     
  17. XxJDMcivicEK9xX

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    That did cross my mind but I will see how quickly it gets covered in coraline
    Thanks for the input! I think I will see how quickly it gets covered in coraline


    It is black foam board that I cut into sections that fit snug between the top lip and bottom lip of the tank

    the switch is working good, I will say ended up setting it on an interval schedule to run every hour for 30 min. I think the humidity was rising to slowly to set the actual sensor off as much as I was wanting it too. I use a cent fan that vents the humidity to the exterior of the house.
     
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