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Doc’s oops I did it again 200 gallon

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Water change station cleaned up. I used the stand I had my old sump on... moves the ro off the floor, that was a project that needed to be done three years ago! Lol dingy basement but I have a place to do tests and frag stuff now! [​IMG]

    The bubble king is killin it! Next is to clean up some wiring... [​IMG]


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  2. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    On Sunday did you tell me you really liked the Synergy Shadow....or was it the other brand that you really liked. I *may* have removed some corner overflows today in preparation....:smile:
     
  3. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I like the looks of the planet aquarium one better. The synergy operates well but is just injection molded now. Not sure what the cost difference is... you may want to ask mural what he thinks as he has two running on the school tank.
     
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  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    The Planet works well, but it did not come with any of the internal plumbing parts. I don’t know if they offer that but I didn’t get that if they do. It is completely acrylic so really sturdy but has some sharp edges on the inside.


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  5. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Wouldn't injection molded be a good thing, no seams to leak? The only way it would fail would be if it cracked? I'm just thinking out loud, I don't actually know any of that to be true or not.
     
  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I had some trouble finding the Planet Aquariums ghost overflow on the internets, do they sell it as a stand alone kit? I saw one from eShopps, one from glass holes.com, and one from Reef Savvy that was $250.
     
  7. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    The reef savvy one is much less from BRS. And yea, injection molded does have it’s advantages.

    BRS has it for 159
     
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  8. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    The reef savvy one is much less from BRS. And yea, injection molded does have it’s advantages.
     
  9. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    I’ve had glass holes and they can be loud if you can’t get it dialed in.


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  10. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Not too bad for just 2 or three weeks?!?! IMG_5869.JPG IMG_5873.JPG IMG_5874.JPG IMG_5875.JPG IMG_5876.JPG IMG_5877.JPG IMG_5879.JPG IMG_5881.JPG IMG_5885.JPG


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  11. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Just snapped a couple pics here. Got an aquarium app for my I phone with a gel filter in the app. Does a decent job. It’s called aquarium cam. I’ll document some more this week.

    A change I made, kinda by short term necessary, is I’m 2 part dosing... I also am using macro in the sump for the first time I. Forever. Really pleased with the clarity of the water. I do still have some algae in the sand but that’s to be expected with a sand bed of this age.


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  12. Djmm1177

    Djmm1177 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking good!
     
  13. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Looks awesome. Will have to try that camera app
     
  14. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looks great! What type of gel for the camera?
     
  15. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  16. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Me right now
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Isn't this about the time that you are ordering and planning the next tank? What is the next one going look like?
     
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  18. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Ha Doug. I’ll stock your 13 footer if you wanna get it into my basement. But in reality this is goona be it for a long while. Maybe a satellite mangrove.


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  19. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    What size is your return line/bulkhead? How did you decide what depth to have the holes drilled for the returns?
     
  20. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    They come with a template. I actually had the builder cut them for me and told them to move it down an extra quarter of an inch so I could have a small wave motion without sloshing things around. Come by and see any time! (Not Sunday as we have a crap ton of kids, family and now apparently a DJ for a sweet 16 party!?!?!) but really whenever!


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