BAR Members Take On One @$%#* 250 Gal Tank !

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    So long story short a buddy asked me to help him with his dad's 250 gal tank. After taking a look at it we could have A. Put a band aid on it or B. Do it right and tear the tank down. We decided to go with B. This was a job way bigger than one person....so I had to recruit the assistance of some BAR members (Denzil, Tankguy, Jestersix & myself).
     
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    The tank is 8'x2'x2'. It is on floor level in the kitchen and elevated 4' in the family room.
     
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    The tank was one of the worse we've seen. It was covered in hair algae and extremely scratched up.
     
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    It took the majority of the afternoon to drain the tank, remove the rock, sand, & relocate the animals. Big thanks to Bob aka Tankguy for swinging by after a long day at work to help remove the sand bed.
     
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    The animals were temporarily relocated to a 40 gal breeder. The animals include a pair of clarkiis, a tomato clown, a pair of yellow damsels, sailfin tang, bird wrasse, and a panther grouper (which will reach 20+") !
     
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    The rock was placed in a Rubbermaid trough and given a muriatic bath.
     
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    The acid doing it's thing.
     
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    Johnny (Jestersix) and I trying to figure out what pieces will work for the tank.
     
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    Some Jestersix creations !
     
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    Busy reefers!
     
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    That is a understatement E. Wait until you see how Denzil transformed the tank !
     
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    Seeing what Denzil did for a glass tank, this must have been no problem :D
     
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    It was a 2 day affair to get that baby looking good.
     
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    This is cool. Another 'Pygmalion' for fish tank junkies.

    More pics and did anyone bring popcorn?
     
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    More pics coming soon. BYOP !
     
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    Will this be set up as a floor tank?

    Awesome idea and I will want to look into this setup when I try to figure out how to do a coffee table tank for top down viewing SPS tank.

    Scheduled for 1-2 years from now. ;)


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    It's on the floor in the kitchen and elevated in the family room. A similiar laid out SPS tank (without a hood) that could be looked down would be pretty cool.
     
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    Where is the plumbing and sump? Is it basically a peninsula style tank? Or more an inwall. Trying to figure out where all the equipment hides.

    Pic if you have time.


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    You are going to love how this thing was plumbed. Stay tuned for more pics !
     
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    wow that must have been one crazy pain in the ass to take down! glad you guys are doing it right! what are you guys doing about the scratches?
     

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