Brandons 180 gallon upgrade

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Bmart, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Bmart

    Bmart Guest

    Sep 6, 2016
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    So its finally time to start the tank journal for the "new" 180 build. Picked up the tank from @euod after he upgraded to the massive 375 gallon build (jealous). Making the large jump from 45 gallon cube to the 180. Euod had kept the tank in great shape and other than a bunch of coralline algae on the glass and overflows no major scratches or problems with the tank.

    Equipment list thus far:
    180 gallon all glass aquarium with dual overflows
    Synergy Reef CL-44 sump
    Bubble Magus curve 9 skimmer
    2 titanium 300 watt heaters
    1 BRS dual chamber reactor
    Vectra L1 return pump
    50 lbs pukani rock
    50 lbs fiji dry rock
    probably a few other things that I can't remember at the moment

    Over the past couple weeks I reinforced the stand replaced the hinges that had begun to rust out and a few other improvements. I scrubbed the tank and removed all of the algae and calcium build up from the glass and as much as I could from the overflows.

    Working on uploading photos this afternoon.
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  2. Gablami

    Gablami Guest

    Sep 28, 2016
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    Hey Brandon, sent you a PM about your skimmer :)

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  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Maybe when @euod upgrades to the 900g on craigslist you will upgrade to the 375
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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2005
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    Great thing about coraline algae on a glass tank, a razor blade makes quick and easy work and you're left with a new tank! Can't wait to see this guy turns out.

    And don't be jealous of his 375 upgrade, when you go larger all the problems and maintenance get larger, as it stands going from a 45 to a 180 might give you a bit of "culture shock" :D
  5. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
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    That's true about going larger.
    I had to treat one of my fish with maracyn this morning and just realized, dang, that is going be a lot of maracyn if I had no choice but to dose a 500 gal system.

    Let me know if you need assistance Brandon on setting up the tank since I know it well. But then again, I am sure you will make it better.

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