Victoria Music's Custom 180 Rebuild

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180 gallon Midwest Custom Aquariums. Everything else done DIY :)
5 ft long, 30 inches high, 24 inches deep. A complete reboot is underway.

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After the sad loss of my fish, some 11 years old, I am starting over from scratch. This is going to take all winter, I am sure. I removed all the coral and placed them in a 40B. Removed all the sand and LR. Then I ran bleach thru the whole system. I took down and cleaned all the equipment and sump. Now I am running vinegar thru a pump to clean the walls of the tank. This is what I rigged up to disolve the coraline algae from the walls of the aqarium. I almost bought 50 gallons of vinegar. Imagine that!
The house smells like salt and vinegar chips. LOL
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SOME OF THE FISH WE HOPE TO HAVE

1 Scarlet striped wrasse
:) 1 fox face

female Lamarck Angel
:) 1 yellow eyed kole tang,
1 Purple tang *
2 yellow wrasse
:) 1 starry blennie,

1 Pyramid butterfly fish


:) 1 red hawkfish,

:) pair of clown fish
:) school of azure damsels
Pair of green mandarin dragonets

** in QT currently
*purple tang to go in last

SOME OF THE CORALS WE HOPE TO HAVE
neon green toadstool
regular toadstool in honor of my first corals. Orange mushrooms,
green stripe mushroons,
neon yellow sinularia.
blastomussa pink and green
acanth
scoly
-I would like one of each in the future for their fascinating feeding behavior and color.

Most of the zoas I want are around $10 a head.
I will add to my list as I think about it. I had to go back in the thread and edit so I could easily find my wish list. :)

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I love this for water changes. This is hard pumbed to the basement slop sink for water changes. The siphon is amazing! I had mentioned to my husband that a drain to the basement would be so awesome instead of using a hose to the toilet and another person to keep the end in the toilet. I came home from work one day and he had spent the day making it happen. Crawling around in the crawl space. *shiver* An amazing guy!
I added the a section from the python to the drain plumbing. That python hose has been the best investment, and I have had it for about 13 years now. Wow!


The tempory tank is looking kinda pretty. Here are some quick little shots.

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Looking forward to seeing this one develop!
 
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I love this for water changes. I added the larger section of the python to the drain hose and now it reaches the tempory tank. I bought this thing 12 years ago. A great investment.
I got one of those for my fresh tank, game changer for sure! Can't even imagine that I used to lug around buckets! Love the python ;Smug
 
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Hope everything goes great on your rebuild, I also have a 180 Acrylic & see some scratches that will have to be repaired if I ever have to take it down.
Thank you! you know some scratches can be fixed while the tank is up and running?
 

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