My 75G Reef Build

Discussion in 'DIY' started by bigdeeezy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    i have decided to upgrade to a 75 gallon tank and make it a reef tank...i picked one up from aquarium concepts about 3 weeks ago when they had their $1 over wholesale sale. And here it is:
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    The project has finally begun.... ;D

    THE PLANS:
    75 aga rr tank
    custom stand and canopy
    2 250w halide w/2 t5 super actinics
    mag 7 return pump
    20-29g sump
    2 hydor koralia 4s

    livestock:
    ~ 100 lbs of live rock
    1 blue hippo tang
    2 clarkii clowns
    1 sailfin tang
    1 humu trigger (trying to sell or trade)
    1 snowflake eel (trying to sell or trade)
    1 black ribbon eel (trying to sell or trade)

    looking to purchase if anyone wants to get rid of them or are selling them:
    big skimmer
    electronic monitors
    RO/DI unit
    phosban reactor
    calcium reactor
    or anything else that can help with my build
     
  2. Elite

    Elite Guest

    So which part is the DIY part? ;D
     
  3. stubbsz

    stubbsz Guest

    I think the word cheeky could be applied to Phong.
    He does say: "custom stand and canopy"

    For me, if I plug in my own pump then it's DIY :)
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    To me custom is paying someone to do it. Homemade is DIY.. :D

    Anyway I was just messing around.. Didn't you see the big ;D ?? hehehe
     
  5. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    sorry i meant home made...
     
  6. stubbsz

    stubbsz Guest

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=3368.msg38101#msg38101 date=1205788177]
    To me custom is paying someone to do it. Homemade is DIY.. :D

    Anyway I was just messing around.. Didn't you see the big ;D ?? hehehe
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    I don't always use smilies. Just assume that everything I say is not serious :)

    Good point about the word "custom" where I come from it was usually implied you were customizing it yourself.
     
  7. stubbsz

    stubbsz Guest

    Back to the plot! How much was $1 over wholesale if I may be so bold?
    -Adrian
     
  8. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    192.99 for the tank before taxes

    some progress on the stand:
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    and heres another project i got going:
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    ;D ;D ;D ;D
     
  9. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    put together the top and bottom frames and the corner supports earlier this week and basically got the frame down...i was debating on if i should go BB or DSB for the tank but i think my flow would be too much for a SB...2 koralia 4s, 1 maxijet 1200 w/mod and mag 7 as return pump...wat route do you guys think i should go?

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  10. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    any of you guys know where is a good place to buy some crown molding? i wouldnt want to order it and wait for it
     
  11. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Home Depot should have it.
     
  12. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    tried home depot but the good looking moldings need to be special ordered @ about 60-100 bucks per 8ft...looking for a place to just come and take em home
     
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Ah, ok. Yah, the stuff there is kinda so-so.

    If you're in the Eastbay, try Truitt & White lumber for stuff that the pros use.
     
  14. svalereef

    svalereef Guest

    [quote author=bigdeeezy link=topic=3368.msg38904#msg38904 date=1206598497]
    any of you guys know where is a good place to buy some crown molding? i wouldnt want to order it and wait for it
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    Southern Lumber in SJ on Alma St.
     
  15. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    [quote author=svalereef link=topic=3368.msg39304#msg39304 date=1206994787]
    [quote author=bigdeeezy link=topic=3368.msg38904#msg38904 date=1206598497]
    any of you guys know where is a good place to buy some crown molding? i wouldnt want to order it and wait for it
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    Southern Lumber in SJ on Alma St.
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    definitely going to try that place out tomorrow. BTW does anyone have any enkamat to spare? willing to buy it off you guys...need it for my mesh mod for my RS80
     
  16. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Molding is expensive. Southern Lumber costs more than HD but you will get great customer service and selection.
     
  17. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Theres a Victorian molding store here in SF that I goto a lot. Tell me if your interested and Ill look up the info...
     
  18. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    [quote author=Paradox link=topic=3368.msg39466#msg39466 date=1207112904]
    Theres a Victorian molding store here in SF that I goto a lot. Tell me if your interested and Ill look up the info...

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    if you can give me their information that'd be great...maybe i can give them a call to see what they have...in the meantime here are some pics of the progress as promised:

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  19. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    The outlet of the T is at the level of the skimmer cup? Probably will make the skimmer overflow.
     
  20. bigdeeezy

    bigdeeezy Guest

    [quote author=Mr. Ugly link=topic=3368.msg39484#msg39484 date=1207142637]
    The outlet of the T is at the level of the skimmer cup? Probably will make the skimmer overflow.
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    i actually need to add another piece of pvc to the top of the tee...ended up running out of pvc piping so i left the top open until i can get some more
     

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