spspirates 150 gallon build

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  1. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Time for a new build thread! Totally stoked on this build because this was a dream build I have always had in mind but never was in the position to make it come true. This will be a slow thread at the moment but things will sure to speed up as time goes on. Glass has been ordered and build should commence here shortly. Estimated time of completion May?

    Tank: Reef Savvy (custom 150 gallon peninsula style) Dimensions 48"x36"x20" .75" glass black silicone braceless trimless. 24" Ghost Overflow
    Skimmer: will be up grading to a ATB 1050
    Lights: 3 ft Reef Brite Halide Hybrid 2x250 watt Radiums supplemented with blue LED's.
    Stand: Custom build by me and my dad :)
     
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    mike007 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Rest In Peace Moderator Emeritus

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    Wow sounds great. When you get it going we want to see some pics.
     
  3. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Should have some pics of stand build here soon but for now here are some eye candies I'm hoarding for the new reef.

    Tyree Pink Lemonade

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    Unique's Superman Millepora

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    AWESOME! you beat us by 30 Gallons! :)
     
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    Very nice Andy good luck will be following
     
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    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    You know it Mike!
     
  7. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Thanks Rob! Tagging along on your build too.
     
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    Thanks!! Looking forward to a bigger tank.
     
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    EW_Fish Valuable Member

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    great andy. this build is going to be epic
     
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    Thanks Josh! I'm pumped about the room I'll have in this tank. Room for my favias to grow to somewhat full potential......LOL not really but a lot bigger than they are now. Going to head down there and pic it up.......ROAD TRIP!!!!!!
     
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    not shipping it?
     
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    shrimplet Valuable Member

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    Cant wait to see this andy!
     
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    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Going to be in Miami anyway so mind of well check out Felix's shop and save on the shipping.
     
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    id do the same thing. just thought you were driving just cause lol
     
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    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Seems like an eternity! Still doing some planning.
     
  16. NeverlosT

    NeverlosT SPS nut Build Thread Contributor

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    Following along, this is gonna be great!
     
  17. spspirate

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    I got a lot of catching up to do guys! Sweet build you have over there.
     
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    And so the stand/cabinet begins. Tank stand dimensions will be 50"x38"x32" Will have 2xcabinet doors may go for a third door on the front panel of the cabinet. Purchased a Kreg Jig to create pocket holes for strong flush joints. Looks great and very simple.



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    Got my dad doing some drilling

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    iReef86 Reefin' since 1998.

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    Andy!!! I can't wait to see some pics! It's going to be a great tank! PS: Im drooling over here, to finally get my frag of the tyree pink lemonade! The day can't come fast enough! You weren't kidding about the color!
     
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    Looking awesome so far Andy can't wait to see the tank in person. When you get home with it give me a call if I am in town I will come give you a hand getting it in the house. Congrats on you build.
     
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