Tim's 120 Cube Build

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Hello, I am new to build threads but I will give it a go,

I currently have a 75 gallon tank, but just got a 120 gal cube(ish) tank. 36x36x22.


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Outflow is dual 1-1/2 inch PVC with one service as an emergency pipe.; with with 1 inch Return from the Vectra M2 Pump

Equipment that will be on this tank
Proclear 400 sump 45 x 15 x 16
Neptune Apex 2016
Neptune Apex Dos x2
Neptune WAV pumps x2
Neptune Trident
Neptune ATK
Neptune FMM with 2 floor sensors
Aquatic Life T5 HO Hybrid 4-Lamp Mounting System Fixture 36"
Ecotech Radions G5 Blue XR30 x2
Ecotech Vectra M2 return pump
Vertex Omega 150 Protein Skimmer


Right now it is going to through a series of water tests before I start to fill with salt water.

For sand, I have opted to do about 1-1/2 inch sand bed using Caribsea Aragonite Fiji Pink sand
 
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As of right now I am dealing with 2 small leaks that are tiny. I believe they are coming from the bulk heads and the connector under it. Need to figure out how I can tighten them if that is the case, or if they need new ones. I tried to turn the white pipe but it won't budge, I think I may need counter traction on the bulk head to get it to turn; however the black threads on the both bulk heads show moisture, and after about 8-9 hours, there is a small-medium size puddle on my floor. So need to figure it out before going further.
 

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As of right now I am dealing with 2 small leaks that are tiny. I believe they are coming from the bulk heads and the connector under it. Need to figure out how I can tighten them if that is the case, or if they need new ones. I tried to turn the white pipe but it won't budge, I think I may need counter traction on the bulk head to get it to turn; however the black threads on the both bulk heads show moisture, and after about 8-9 hours, there is a small-medium size puddle on my floor. So need to figure it out before going further.

Yeah I'm dealing with the same issue right now. Have a super small leak where the pvc joins with the bulkhead.

I'm in process of replacing the bulkhead and replumbing that connection. A small leak will quickly become a large one if you don't take care of it.

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In this Cube, I will be transferring my Livestock from my 75, which includes:

1 - Naso Tang 4"
2 - PJ Cardinals
2 - Perc Clowns
1 - Six Line Wrasse
1 - Coral Beauty
1 - Banggai Cardinal

Most corals in the tank are soft corals which are a bunch of mushrooms and some leathers.

What other fish would you add to this compliment or would you just keep it the same.
 
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Lot of work done yesterday, finally got around to do the tank move. Everything is doing well in the new tank, and now working on the control board. I am using the Adaptive reef control board from Sustainable Marine Canada. It is in my laundry room so it does not have to be 100% perfect, but I think it looks good. Still to set up is my Radions on the 36" Aquatic Life fixture. Have to learn how to properly use the hybrid lights, and still have to set up the DOS units, and Trident. More work to be done.

Each fish was acclimated for 30 mins via drip method.
 

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