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Quest Library Rebuild!

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by MuralReef, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. drod303

    drod303 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's amazing, actually have this tank on my wish list for bonus time :)
     
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  2. MuralReef

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

    It was purchased at Stone by Rob Mougey who runs CORAL. I’m not sure if the discounted additionally for the school or not but it was really all CORAL.
     
  3. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh gotcha! Well that’s really amazing for rob to do that either way!
     
  4. MuralReef

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

    The system really is beautiful tank, stand, and sump! Should be looking at adding water soon.
     
  5. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    That tank is going to look great in the library! Are you still planning to breakdown and replace the big tank in your classroom?
     
  6. MuralReef

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

    Thanks Neil! That tank has been ordered and is set to be delivered in June right before I go out of town. I will probably be looking at breaking that one down and swapping them out in July.
     
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  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

    Mike, put me on the lost of people who can help with the transfer.
     
  8. Jetman357

    Jetman357 Copepod

    I can give you a hand too Mike.
     
  9. MuralReef

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

    Thanks guys! I’ll post up a new build thread for the classroom tank closer to the arrival. I will keep you guys in mind!
     
  10. MuralReef

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

    I'll take a shot later of the tank with lights and sand. Rob brought by a pair of Gen 1 Radions to flank the AP700 at least that is the plan for now. I am also hoping to do a better aquascape this time. Any suggestions for a material to hold the rockwork together that can get wet? I am planning on glueing the rock together as I add it back to the tank. I don't want it to sit dry for an extended period of time.
     
  11. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    2 part epoxy or the plastic balls they sell at BRS. I have heard very good things about the plastic balls.

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  12. MuralReef

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

    Okay I stalled out. I am hoping to get wet this week, but actually have to go to school. I am thinking of doing a large reef structure on one side of the tank that gradually leads to a sand flat on the other side of the tank. I am left with only my Pygmy angel trio as ick has wiped everyone else out. Right now I am trying to think of what to use to get the rock to stick together. I had previously bought two part PC-11 epoxy, but it was too thin when mixed I may try it again though. Really prefer not to pay a premium for the plastic beads. As the tank stands I will be running two the AP-700 and 2 gen 1 Radions for light. I am not growing anything challenging or light demanding so these will work just fine for my purposes. Now I just need to figure out how to program the Radions.
     
  13. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    If its dry rock you could always mortar with fiberglass rods. If its live you could still drill rods through and use 2 part epoxy as glue but not for strength. Fiberglass rods make all the difference.

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  14. MuralReef

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

    Do this happened last Friday and I stopped in today and all was clear![​IMG][​IMG]


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  15. MuralReef

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

    The ATO tank is difficult to fill though. I’ll need to come up with a system.


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  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

    What’s it look like? Just hard to pour in water to fill it up?
     
  17. 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 great, like the scape.

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  18. MuralReef

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

    It sits on top of the sump and is gravity fed. So there might be 3-4” between it and the stand. Hard to fit a 5 gallon jug in there even with a spout.


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  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

    Wow! You are bringing some class now. Those Red Sea tanks are sexy but the ATO reservoirs are in a weird spot. Maybe drill it and have a float switch in it to fill it??? Maybe remove it and go with another external solution?


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  20. TheRealChrisBrown

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

    An ato for your ato!
     
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