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Old 03/21/2018, 05:19 PM   #1
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Tristian's Reef : 325 Gallon Build Prbly Flooding the Floor Again...

Hi,
I'm Tristian aka Asonitez. I have a problem.I flood floors (Floodicus Floorus Maximus). - There I said it. My wife (Reefus Wifus Hotticus) despite her better judgement allowed me to buy a tank. So I bought a tank and made a build thread.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2627948
187 Funky Dimension Prbly Gonna Flood Floors Build.

After not flooding the floors for a whole 8 months. I flooded the floor. (Just a little bit.)

https://youtu.be/J655yrjS8ys

Later that night - my wife turned to me and said. I think you went too small. That tank is nice but its already growing out and your completely out of space. I don't like how it doesn't take up the entire stand either. You should get a new one.

I immediately jumped on the coach website, ordered a nice clutch purse, and a 200 dollar gift card to ULTA in her name. I also called her mom and told her she raised a good daughter, and I don't mind the beatings she gives me because I know its because she loves me. --domestic abuse is no joke kids..--

I also went to my office upstairs and started planning my new build. This will be the last build. It's scary to say that but it will literally be the largest tank that I can fit in the space my wife gave me and afford. Yes that's right... My Sugar Mama set a budget. So I guess I'll have to get the rest from my girlfriend....reminds me I need to order another purse.

Here is my Display as it stands a Day ago and some of the Adventures I will be getting up to to support the build!

https://youtu.be/A-qJG3jPc2E

So...

The Equipment

Tank: AGE 96 X 30 X 26
Overflow: Synergy 20"
Water Movement: 4 X Apex WAV Power heads and 2X Gyre 250's
Lighting: 4 X Radion G4 Pros
Stand: Framingtech.com Extruded Aluminum Stand Customized
Sump: Crystal Aquatics Stealth 60
Skimmer: ReefOctopus Regal Elite 250SSS
Ozone/UV: AquaUV 54w UV Sterilizer

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Will be Transferred from my current tank
250LBS of Cured Real Reef Live Rock (Need to pickup another 75lbs)


Sump is 2 Weeks Out
Tank is 8 Weeks Out
Stand is 2 Weeks Out

Estimated Time of Completion: May
Probable Time of Completion: - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

I'm going to be documenting the build here and on my YouTube Channel: Tristian's Reef


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Old 03/21/2018, 07:15 PM   #2
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Hereís a quick idea of what the framingtech.com stand will look like.

It will be wrapped in acrylic and have some cool things cut out for some backlighting









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Old 03/21/2018, 08:00 PM   #3
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I went through that same progression, I had carpet....flooded the floors stained the carpet, put in wood floors (dumb idea)....flooded the floors warped the planks, put in wood looking tile.... GREAT IDEA!!! flooded the floors... mopped it up.. life was good... Lessons learned make you wiser. Just wished I didn't have to learn all this the hard way!!! It does seem like you went overboard with the frag plugs, that tank would have had a lot of territory disputes resulting in biological warfare. Good luck, hope you have success with this one.


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Old 03/21/2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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I run goodncarbon and no territory disputes to speak of. I also like the plugs because it lets me reposition frags or entire colonies if I like. A lot of the old corals have overgrown their plugs and I can hardly see them anymore! The newer more recent stuff are what you see.

I didn’t flood the floors badly only about 5 gallons and no warping thank god.


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Old 03/22/2018, 11:05 AM   #5
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I was talking in the future, I've done it, I've seen many do it as well. We're like a kid in the candy store, not knowing when too much is enough. When that tank matured... 3-4 years from now, you would have some serious biological warfare, to the point no carbon can help...


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Old 03/22/2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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Just a quick update today. I have started working with my stand maker to design and build my stand. My existing stand is around 40" high. After all is said and done this gave me quite a bit of working distance inside of the stand to do things.
This time around the tank will be 26 vs 24" high. Those extra 2" + the 3/4" Plywood and 1/2" foam will make for a VERY high tank.

I'm thinking of making the sand 36" Tall. Do you guys think that this is too short? The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to find out what people hated about their stands. I don't know many people WITH aluminum or Steel stands and I'm hoping to
get a few tips and pointers of what to look out for.







Finally - Here is the SUMP that I have ordered and will be using: It measures: 60 x 22 x 16 tall

My EXISTING sump is 54 X 24 X 18 (it has a 12" chamber for ATO which reduces the over all size of ACTUAL sump area).
Although using the synergy overflow for this tank I WON'T have that much "backfill" going into the sump when I CUT my return off . Any tips in this area?





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Old 03/22/2018, 09:24 PM   #7
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I ran through doing an aluminum frame for a 200DD tank, forgot the total cost but the beams were fine, it was when all the fasteners added in, any sort of holes being tapped, etc, that it got to the point where I say "screw it, I'll do it out of wood" (although the kid in me wants to build it anyways). That said isn't 45mm overkill? Seems like an awfully thick amount to go for aluminum.


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Old 03/23/2018, 05:02 PM   #8
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Tristian's Reef : 325 Gallon Build Prbly Flooding the Floor Again...

Iíd be careful with the feet on the stand- youíll be concentrating your tank weight over the 6 small points of contact. It might cause big issues depending on your choice of flooring.


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Old 03/27/2018, 08:35 AM   #9
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My flooring is thick hardwood on a concrete slab. Glued NOT floating. Think I will still have a problem?


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Old 03/27/2018, 11:21 AM   #10
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That Sump is AWESOME!!! I wish I had the room/patience/$$$ to do something like this!

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Just a quick update today. I have started working with my stand maker to design and build my stand. My existing stand is around 40" high. After all is said and done this gave me quite a bit of working distance inside of the stand to do things.
This time around the tank will be 26 vs 24" high. Those extra 2" + the 3/4" Plywood and 1/2" foam will make for a VERY high tank.

I'm thinking of making the sand 36" Tall. Do you guys think that this is too short? The reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to find out what people hated about their stands. I don't know many people WITH aluminum or Steel stands and I'm hoping to
get a few tips and pointers of what to look out for.







Finally - Here is the SUMP that I have ordered and will be using: It measures: 60 x 22 x 16 tall

My EXISTING sump is 54 X 24 X 18 (it has a 12" chamber for ATO which reduces the over all size of ACTUAL sump area).
Although using the synergy overflow for this tank I WON'T have that much "backfill" going into the sump when I CUT my return off . Any tips in this area?




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Old 03/27/2018, 02:03 PM   #11
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Does your wife / sugar momma have a sister?


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Old 03/27/2018, 02:07 PM   #12
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Does your wife / sugar momma have a sister?


She does! Who you think my girlfriend is !! Hahaha


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Old 03/30/2018, 05:37 PM   #13
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Playing with my camera and took some shots of the reef!













Tank and stand are on schedule!


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Old 04/01/2018, 06:20 PM   #14
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Old 04/09/2018, 08:58 PM   #15
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Hey Guys went down to Reef-A-Palooza to do some fishing and buy some corals. Here is DAY 1 of my adventure!
I got to meet some of the people building my new fish tank and a lot of my sponsors!




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Old 04/10/2018, 05:23 PM   #16
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So I finally got some pics of my new tank siliconed. They are getting the eurobrace and stuff ready. Tank should be ready by end of the month or sooner. I’m so freaking excited!!!








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Tank is looking great. I went to reefapaloza too. It was a blast

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Old 04/12/2018, 09:31 PM   #18
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Day 2 of my Florida trip! Including shopping at a coral farm for my new build!




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Old 04/23/2018, 09:14 PM   #19
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Updates:

My entire tank is complete and ready to ship.
The stand is complete and shipped today.
The sump is almost done but not ready. There was an issue with the first protype which required a rebuild.








In the mean time I was able to acquire some more corals for the new tank










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Old 04/27/2018, 12:39 PM   #20
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So my stand Arrived! After unboxing I was too tired to continue playing with it but I'll be building it in the next day or 2 and filming the process!




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Old 04/29/2018, 09:39 AM   #21
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The stand is built!!! Can’t wait for my sump to arrive!

Do you guys prefer pics or videos?





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Old 05/07/2018, 09:56 PM   #22
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Just finishing up he little details of the stand





My overflow also arrived.




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Have you received the sump yet? If so how is the quality?


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Old 05/08/2018, 11:21 AM   #24
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The sump is being delivered Tuesday. So Iím going to have a challenge pivoting the tank away from the wall to slide the sump into the stand.

The tank delivery is locked in for Friday and Iím moving the stand into place tonight. The sump is going to get itís own video as will the tank. I was hoping beyond hope that it would arrive before the tank but truck drivers can only drive so many hours and it is coming from wayyyyyyy across the country lol.


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Old 05/10/2018, 11:48 AM   #25
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In other news the tanks here lol delivery is scheduled for tomorrow.






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