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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:01 pm

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Waiting for their new home!
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Re: 240 Gal reef tank build

Postby tickle on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:39 am

Wow. Looks amazing. Great work.

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Re: 240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:56 am

tickle wrote:Where did you get the substrate from? I'm looking to make a purchase in the next month here.

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Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Stayed up till 3am rising the substrate...Everything is running! Waiting for my RO system to give me more water. Will have the sump running later today. MOre work tonight and start my aquascaping this weekend. It's going to look sweet!
Here's the info on the substrate. Not sure if you use Reef Crystals if you do it's on sale right now.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... catid=7326 Gravel
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=16764 Gravel – Live sand
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... catid=4856 Salt


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Postby tickle on Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:11 pm

That's where I was thinking about placing my order again. Just never had em send sand in bags zip tied like that before. Did you pick a pump out yet?

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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:54 pm

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Filling the sump!
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:46 pm

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Things are moving right along. Had a problem with the pump I added to my filter. Way to big 2300 gal per hour. Pushing way touch water. Went down to a 1500 gal per hr. running strong. Lots of water movement thru the filter. 4" socks are doing their job. Tank is clearing fast. Cleaned the socks out for the night.
Tomorrow get my aquascaping grove on. Found a picture of this "cliff / ledge look I'm after.
Also any good input on a small schooling fish? Something outside of green chromis?
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:47 pm

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The look I'm after !
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Re: 240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:32 am

So today I received the good word all my marble from Italy will be ready for pickup! The marble will encase the enitre viewing area around the tank. There will be no water lines visible from the 3 viewing sides. Pictures to follow!

Sad news I won't see my skimmer for another week or so. This shouldnt be a problem with the tank running and live rock going in this weekend? Any input on it?

Also I will be uploading pictures from the beginning stages, demo, construction, etc. So the entire process can be seen.
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Re: 240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:05 am

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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:10 pm

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Marble is ready!! Sweet!
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:47 pm

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Marble going in.
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:56 pm

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Marble is complete. Now off to do the fun stuff aquascaping!! Rock is going in next!
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:20 pm

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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:54 am

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Corals That will be going into a new home.
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240 Gal reef tank build

Postby bubblewood on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:21 pm

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