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Old 02/24/2014, 08:04 PM   #76
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Awesome! All this thread needs is more pics!!


Looking forward to this epic combo build!


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:14 PM   #77
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They need to set up a time lapse camera in the corner and download it nightly after the work is done and then post it up.


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:31 PM   #78
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Yes. I agree with both of you. But I just didn't think tank arriving was all that exciting. Today the fiberglass got welded and bonded together and put into final position. I didn't go back to house to see but pics are coming. I'm not a nig photo guy so I have to rely on yalcin and he's been busy with me. I promise all the pics in some order and equipment pics.


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:37 PM   #79
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Sounds good - all of us are living vicariously through you both in this build....can't imagine how cool it would be to be a part of this set up

the time lapse photos would be really cool!


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:42 PM   #80
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I was thinking it would be really cool to have a live video feed of the build. I probably would not get any work done though. Thanks for sharing your epic build Drew. Looking forward to seeing it come together.


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:55 PM   #81
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Ok guys. I will be more diligent on time order pics or videos. We have a whole bunch from today that needs to be posted.


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Old 02/24/2014, 08:57 PM   #82
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Can't wait to see!


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Old 02/24/2014, 09:20 PM   #83
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Man I need to check this bad boy out in person!!


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Old 02/24/2014, 09:39 PM   #84
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ok come over one weekend


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Old 02/24/2014, 10:06 PM   #85
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What are you planning on as far as control? Custom PLC setup or going with a standard apex, reefkeeper, or the like?


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Old 02/24/2014, 10:18 PM   #86
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A beautifully designed Algae Turf Scrubber would help a lot with water quality on these size builds. Also maybe check out the middle size Hydro Wizard pump it would be nice for the larger tank maybe both


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Old 02/24/2014, 10:20 PM   #87
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at bonding stage.



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Old 02/24/2014, 10:32 PM   #88
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This is a cool build. It makes my 60 cube look like a drop in a bucket.


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Old 02/24/2014, 10:36 PM   #89
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Those last 6 pictures... Did the guys get bonded to or do they just stay in place?

(I know you accidentally double posted them it is just a funny analogy.)


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Old 02/24/2014, 11:18 PM   #90
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I'll bet they (ATM) was cheaper because of how awesome a episode your build would have made for them and all of us aquarium addicts....lol...that could have been all of our time lapse videos of the build and install


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Old 02/24/2014, 11:56 PM   #91
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This is going to be amazing! I'm in


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:05 AM   #92
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This is a serious case of an addict, WOW, Love the build but you need help my friend. We're talking serious coin. You could open a new business for the cost of this tank. HAHA


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:37 AM   #93
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Worm yalcin just not great with the pics yet I guess. Funny. But today they did bond pieced of fiberglass floor together.


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:39 AM   #94
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Rfgonzo. Ya of course this is nuts. Everyone loves their toys and hobbies. Overboard on money that's easy to fix. I'm more worried about my time!!!!!!! Do I need full time staff just for these tanks??


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:42 AM   #95
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Atm wanted to use balsa wood not honey comb composite. They wanted to use 2.5 inch acrylic not 4 inch. They wanted to take every short cut imaginable. When I asked them to price it to the specs I wanted, including the renyolds acrylic the price was much more similar to what I was quoted from Ohio. But it was clear they thought I was crazy for building to this safety factor. Also atm puts in sub bpar equipment and rush jobs. So really wasn't even a factor.


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:45 AM   #96
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Aquatron. How big of algae turf would I need in both tanks. Who buids them? And how much nitrate can they suck out?? Won't the gfo kill the algae?? What else you do for phosphate.


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:49 AM   #97
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I'm in! This is going to be epic. How are you going to light the SPS tank?


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:54 AM   #98
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Acesq. Sps tank will be 12 luminerac reflectors. 6 in each row. With 2 400 watt metal halides in each reflector with top cut out with fan. So 24 400 watt halides. Combo of 20k and 10k and 14k. T 5s in between each reflector. And either vho on outsides front and back going length wise or bunch of blue leds doing same thing. Its same set up I have on my sps system now. Except here I will have 2 rows of 6 instead of 1 row of 4.


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Old 02/25/2014, 06:21 AM   #99
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birth of 2 builds totaling 30k gallons

This system is beyond epic. I still think you should stock the big tank with sharks lol. I wonder how long it will take to fill and cycle.


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Old 02/25/2014, 07:17 AM   #100
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Ahhh,....just got caught up. Andrew, I notice a few pics back, that your floor joists are in close proximity to the top of the tank,...are you coating them,... spray epoxy ect.?---Rick


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