130g custom build

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by mediumrare, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Nav

    Nav Director of Marketing & Photography

    That was fast... Congrats :)
  2. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Haha, yea it did happen fast, we have been very lucky with the process, however we did start looking in early August.
  3. Ahruk

    Ahruk Guest

    Congratz :) Very exciting!
  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Congrats! Where abouts!?!

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  5. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Finally after much silence....a teaser.

    solid blocking, 6x6 beams and 3 6x6 columns, per structural engineer's recommendation.


    To the left, in that little closet like space, there is one more beam/post
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  6. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Quick pick of the move. Had to take it up to the front door which is above be garage up some rather steep deck stairs. Took a breather on the landing halfway up to rest.

  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And you lifted that tank all by yourself I bet! That's why the weight lifting belt. Grabbed those suction cups and moved it like a boss!!! :D
  8. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Definitely not by myself :p that thing must weight at least 300 lbs
  9. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Congrats , been along time. Last time I saw you it was at your apt in San Mateo
  10. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Its been a while since Ive been really excited about my tanks but i think its coming back. Between the house hunting and generally being busy i missed some parameters and had a major crash resulting in an almost complete loss of SPS. A tad disappointing to say the least, but on the bright side, it'll make moving the 40g into the new tank that much easier.

    Here's the current timeline for the 130:

    We're having our floors refinished this week, and we are moving into the house officially this weekend, so i will start filling the tank next week.
    Today I am combining the 28 Biocube we have with the 40g and we will relocate the 40g the following weekend and it'll live temporarily in the basement until the 130 is cycled.

    Stay Tuned!
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  11. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Update: near final stand placement. Also have an electrician coming on Friday to install two sets of outlets, each one on a separate breaker. Conveniently one of the electrical panels is in the same room, on the same wall.
  12. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Will the tank interfere with access to that panel?

    Love your optimistic timeline. It's going to be a lovely tank!!
  13. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Beautiful looking tank and sump setup. Is that a Trigger Systems Tideline? I can't tell if it's the 36 or 48.
  14. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Haha, yea my timelines got thrown out of the window, but we'll be taking this slow. I hope to start filling it this coming weekend, and we will only start stocking it a few weeks after that.

    Yea, its the 36 inch tideline.
  15. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Awesome, I think you'll be very happy with it. I have a Tideline 30 and it's been great over the last year.
  16. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Im just excited to have a built for purpose sump. having a regular tank converted into a sump is a mess.
  17. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    Some noteworthy updates over the weekend.

    The 40g is now in my new house in the basement. After the 130 is up, I'll use this as a quarantine tank.

    On that note 130 is finally going up on the stand tomorrow. Wahoo!

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  18. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    We have water!
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  19. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    No buckets Status achieved! Water station fully plumbed for mixing and feeding fresh salt and ro to the second floor via iawaki high pressure pump, and drain down to basement sink. Pics to follow.
  20. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    here are pics.

    Outlet and drain on the second floor:

    Plumbing goes up the laundry chute:


    It is a mess of plumbing but it all works! All driven by Iwaki WMD-40RLT (American motor)

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