Roc's 120 version 2.0 - FOWLR tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Roc, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Got the stand finished sans doors, got everything stained and inside painted with killz, gonna work on getting the plumbing set up so I can get some LR and water to n there
     

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  2. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well got some work done, got the plumbing all complete which was a major step towards getting my garage cleaned out....lol. Got my eels home started , picked up some sand and rock from Diablo corals, and started killing the rank. Gonna try and get the hood finished tomorrow
     

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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    If you get too much vibration from the pump try a section of flexible pipe between the pump and bulkhead.
     
  4. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Never had an issue before, the pump is kinda flowing in the water
     
  5. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well realized my big forget (I always have 1 when i try and do tank builds while doing to much other stuff), forgot to put a gate valve on the main drain, so right now the tank is louder then a 6 year old playing drums, gonna pick one up on the way home and fix that right away.
     
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Fun eel home!
    Good progress.
     
  7. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Got the plumbing fixed, trying to figure the flow as the sand on the far side of tank is being displaced , so that a work in progress. I hooked up my carbon/gfo reactor cuz the water was so drity looking from the dry sand, not sure if it's good to do or not, never heard anyone say not to, just not to run the skimmer at 1st. I'm almost done with the hood, which will be nice to at least have some kind of color....lol
     

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  8. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Thanks , I have been going really slow compared to years past and old tanks
     
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    You're still way faster than my build.
     
  10. Roc

    Roc Guest

    yea i have seen your progress, I am going slow for me, but not I'm trucking, tank is running, got the powerheads moved so it not moving my sand all around, got the hood built today and got the 1st coat of stain on it, gonna finish the stain tomorrow, wire up the lights and boom I will have some color, only blue, but its better then nothing...LOL
     
  11. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well we have light ppl.......#JUICED

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  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

  13. Roc

    Roc Guest

    thanks its getting there
     
  14. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well I got my test kit in today so I did some tests

    Results 6/8/16
    Amonina 2.0ppm
    Nitrite 2.0ppm
    Nitrate 20ppm
    Ph 8.0


    So it's ready for fish right guys.....
     
  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Sure, if you want to see them float.
     
  16. Roc

    Roc Guest


    I was wondering where the ammonia came from, the live sand?
     
  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Gorgeous work! You did really well.
     
  18. Roc

    Roc Guest

    6/12/16
    Results 6/12/16
    Amonnia .25ppm
    Nirtrate 10ppm
    PH 8.0
    Nitrite 2.0ppm

    Things are going in the right direction, I'll test again in a week or so


    Learned a big lesson yesterday while adding some water to lower the salinity to 1.025, if you use locline as a return when the pump is off it will create a back suction and keep dumping water back into the sump even through the water level is now lower then the drains, finally figured it out but not before I dumped some water on the floor.
     
  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Gotta bend it up so it is near the water line
     
  20. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Yea I realized that afterwords. I like it down a bit since my tank has all flow going from right to left, and the area on the lower right side doesn't get much flow, but I am working to find the sweet spot
     

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