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New to Colorado and MASC

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Colored Sticks, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Colored Sticks

    Colored Sticks Copepod

    My name is Ryan. I am new to Colorado and just purchased a new house in Thornton area. Planning on building a SPS dominate peninsula reef ( 250 gals plus ). Here from Arizona. Any tips and tricks to dealing with housing slabs moving so much here?

    Old 260 gallon reef setup:
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  2. Cake_Boss

    Cake_Boss Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome Ryan! That’s quite the setup you had. We’ll look forward to the build thread.

    Slab shifting, as in your basement?


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  3. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    Welcome and what year was the house built? Also Great looking old tank lol

    P.s I'm not the newest guy anymore!!!

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  4. halmus

    halmus Cuttle Fish Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Welcome! If you’re talking about putting the tank in the basement on a slab, it might be worth just avoiding the expansion joints. The slab can move around quite a bit then with no real concern.

    I’ve only seen one house since I’ve been here that suffered from movement. Their toilet was levitating off of the ground because the drain line didn’t move and the floor did.
     
  5. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome to MASC!! Look forward to the build thread and another member.
     
  6. MuralReef

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

    Welcome!
     
  7. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Cheers~ we love build treads and pics bra
     
  8. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken 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

    Welcome to CO and MASC.
    As far as slab movement goes, that is actually kind of rare around here. The only area that I know of that is really prone to that sort of thing is around Roxbourgh park, but in general the ground is pretty solid here due to the hard clay soil that dominates the front range.
     
  9. TheRealChrisBrown

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

    Welcome to MASC, glad you found us! Can't wait for a build thread. Are you going to try something new, or go with what worked?
     
  10. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome Ryan! Hope you enjoy your new home.
     
  11. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Welcome I vote build thread. Let's see what your planning. Do you already have the tank?if so we even like seeing empty tanks. We may tell you get water in it but that's the name of the game. One last thing dont forget to pee in it for the cycle.

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  12. Colored Sticks

    Colored Sticks Copepod

    House was built in 2002. Nothing wrong with the new guy!
     
  13. Colored Sticks

    Colored Sticks Copepod

    I was planning on putting the entire system in the basement. The basement is a walk out basement which is not as common as I thought here. I will start a build thread full of photos. Due to the basement being unfinished, I have the luxury and "permission" to build a fish room right behind the new tank. I will be working with Cris ( aquarium art) to get a new custom tank built for my project. Shooting for a peninsula about 6-8ft long, 30-36in width, and 24in height. I appreciate all of you who chimed in about the basement slab moving, because it made me very nervous to put that large of a system on concrete that could move putting non linear stress on the glass and cracking it.

    Build thread and project start is middle to end of November.

    Everyone seems to always like pictures. Here are some old ones of 260 build and 120 reef ( and yes in the first photo I plumbed into my sewage system (patched part of dry wall) so water changes were east HA) .
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  14. Todd Rozenboom

    Todd Rozenboom Copepod

    Cris at aquatic art is awesome and helpful. I am there almost every week lol. the tank itself looks great man and can't wait to see how it transforms.
    For the fish room being a walk out basement I suggest insulating it some what, the cold colorado winters drops temperature in basements a little bit. As always welcome and keep us up to date.

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  15. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Great Size for new tank! Fallowing!!
     
  16. MuralReef

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

    Sounds cool start the build thread!
     
  17. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I’m in the process of my build along with finishing our basement. I’m in Thornton too. Are you going to be finishing your basement before the tank is in?
     
  18. Colored Sticks

    Colored Sticks Copepod

    They are going to go hand in hand. Most likely the tank will be ready before the basement just due to more passion lying in reef tanks versus remodel haha.
     
  19. 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

    Hey, welcome! Great to have another stick head around.


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