Vincent's 1st Big Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Vhuang168, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What kind of primer and paint did you go with?
  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Just reg int/ext primer. Some kind of hybrid primer, water/oil based but water clean up.

    Using int paint. Behr ultra premium something or other. Got the sample jars just to try out the sheen. If I like it, I probably just need another jar to complete it.

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  3. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Kilz primer are great for the inside.

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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    water/oil based? Ok I'm confused :D
  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Guess I didn't read the description very well. It's oil based performance in a water based primer.

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  6. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    You gotta paint that garage wall too while you at it ;p
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I think he said he did.
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Very full sps rocks!



    And I have a few more coming in next Thursday!

    Guess I better get off my butt and finish the 190 asap!

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  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    1st black coat

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  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Took some pix.

    Some of these were from @neuro 's tank. Thanks again! Hope you feel better.









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  11. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


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  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That looks awesome.
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  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    FTS of interim tank

  14. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Some new pieces from Copps I just received today.

    Turquoise Hoeksemai


    Tyree Pink Lemonade

  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    There's no more rock to attach corals to. You'll have to start glueing new corals onto the older ones.
  16. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Looking good! Time to get the 190 going and getting those sps onto the rockwork.
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Picked up a 1/3hp JBJ Arctica chiller for the days the fans can't keep up with the heat. There have been a few days this year.

    Getting ready to put the tank on the stand!

    Put the sump in and starting to mock up plumbing n wiring routes.

    Found out I don't really have room for another pump to run the chiller and any reactors.

    I don't want to tee off the return since I'll be running a Bean Animal return. So every time I start or stop a reactor I would have to retune the return/drain.

    So I'm toying with the idea of drilling the sump for an external pump. Just scary drilling into a nice sump.

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  18. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Hmm good point on the retuning drain. I was thinking about doing manifold off my return pump to run reactors. But the chain reaction of any adjustment to the drain would be a pain.
  19. coral4me

    coral4me Supporting Member

    If you're worried about cracking the sump while drilling it, I can drill it or route it for you. I am 100% confident that I will not crack it. Just bring it to Mountain View and let me know what size hole and where you want it located. PM me, if you are interested. Also, your progress looks great!! Like everyone else, I'm eager to see this tank setup. Pretty sure it's going to be awesome! =)

  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    I might take you up on that! Once I figure out how I want to run the plumbing I'll pm you. Much appreciated!

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