Sneak peak of a 12,000 gallon reef we built in the Cayman islands .

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  1. Pigpen

    Pigpen Active Member

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    This is just a peak at a 12,000 gallon tank we built in a home in the Cayman islands . I will update more when I get time .

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  2. Ludders

    Ludders Active Member R2R Supporter UK Reef Club Member Build Thread Contributor

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    wow, that's impressive
     
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    SPR1968 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Like wow!

    Very impressive indeed!
     
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    LowLi Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    mind blowing
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    That is just ridiculous!
     
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    jgvergo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    You know it's a serious build when there is a walkway over the top of the tank ;Wideyed
     
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    MSB123 Check out my new 20 gallon frog fish build! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op Build Thread Contributor

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    Do I see scuba gear? How thick is the front panel?
     
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    Pigpen Active Member

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    The front windows are 3 inch thick acrylic . I have to say they was the worst part of doing this tank . it was 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity that day .
     
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    looks good.
     
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    andrewkw Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks amazing! What kind of rock is that?
     
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    CoralReefer2110 Member Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    I think 'good lord' about covers it....
     
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    Pigpen Active Member

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    That is the rock that was on the island , they would not let us import rock at all so we had to make due . the owner did all of the rock work and in the end it was one of the best tanks I have ever seen . these pictures are from a year ago , I cant find the new ones I have but will take more on my next trip down . we usually go down every two months to work on various projects ion the island .
     
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    we have also got rid of all of the leds we had on this tank as they were not growing coral well and would fail a lot .I had the same problem on my tank and tossed 13k worth of leds and went back to halides .
     
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    Putting the epoxy on in 100 degree heat . i am in the middle and the owner is on the right .

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    Pigpen Active Member

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    Me in the sump from hell . Its 14 feet deep as we did not have the space to go wider and longer .

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    Pigpen Active Member

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    This is a big tank in Switzerland that we are building all of the filtration for . the original contractor screwed it up so bad that the tank did not hold water and it all had to be redone .

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    ReefInskeep Active Member CIRS Member

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    Keep the pictures & stories coming! We get off on seeing the reef tank 1%’ers.
     
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    Sounds like the electricity bill will lead to bankruptcy
     
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    nice work wow
    Grad Cayman?
     
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    Pigpen Active Member

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    Steps going up to the top of the tank, sump is below the steps .

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