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Sneaking back after 3 years 150g cube

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by sethsolomon, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hey Everyone!!!

    So picked up this 150g cube from a buddy out here in DC for a deal I could not pass up! FREE! So going to build it out and try and make a tank as good as my 120g was back out in Colorado. So far I have been working on the stand and getting it built. I have rebuilt my old rusty RO/DI unit. And just been taking my time getting it set up.

    Planned stock is going to again be my usual wrasses and some other random fish I find cool. Coral is going to be mixed reef.

    Equipment list so far:
    Marineland 150g cube
    Trigger Systems Ruby 30 sump
    Jebao DCP-8000 Return Pump
    2x Jebao Crossflow 150s
    Apex
    Aquatic Life 36" T5 Hybrid Retro
    2x Radion G4 xr30s
    Skimz Monster DC Skimmer
    2x 150w Ehiem Jager Heaters with Zen Reef Dual Heater magnet mount

    So far sitting on about 140# of dry rock and still going to need more
    for sand I am doing 60# of Aragonite dry sand and 40# of Carib Sea Fiji Pink live sand


    Projects working on building for the tank:
    Stand
    Hood
    Algae Scrubber (Using 2x 50w Hydroponic Floodlights for lighting)
    under tank 10g QT tank and Refugium

    And some pictures for the process up until this point.

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  2. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

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    I am thinking about doing black piping with red fitting for my plumbing. Not sure if I should do Matte or Gloss for the red.

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  3. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Nice to see y back seth!! More pics!
     
  4. 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

    Good to see you back man! Looks like a good start
     
  5. MuralReef

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

    Looks good! What are the dimensions on a 150 cube? Didn't you have some other tanks up and running out there? I remember a few different builds from when you first got out there.
     
  6. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    its 36" x 36" x 27". I had some but have since moved around a bunch and now bought a house so figured it was time to get a new tank. But yah I had a 150g (48" x 24" x 30"), a 70g, and a 250g. The 150g I sold the tank, and taded the stand with a 120g tank i had bought for the 250g. The 70g broke in a move. The 250g i had to sell it because I was moving in with a friend for a bit while I saved up the cash for the down payment on the house.
     
  7. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dang! Welcome back Seth! Glad to see you’re getting back in and life is treating you good. Build looks great, look forward to seeing it come together.
     
  8. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Tonight I am going to start laying out the inside of the stand and figure out how to put a QT 10G tank under the main tank and use it also as a large refugium.
     
  9. MuralReef

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

    That 150 cube looks pretty cool and I like those dimensions. I thought you had a bunch of tanks.
     
  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

    Great to have you back in the hobby man! Keep us posted!!!


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  11. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Very cool to see you back on the forum!!!
     
  12. Sophie1213

    Sophie1213 Amphipod

    Welcome back! Can’t wait to see this! I remember when you helped me with my lights, and I got to see all the tanks in Colorado. I’m sure this one will be great!


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  13. fishguy69

    fishguy69 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hope that new controller will keep you safe. Thanks again!
     
  14. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yup should do the trick. Just need to track down a trident now.
     
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  15. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here is my planning for plumbing so far. Still need to order 2x 1 1/4" unions for on either side of the manifold.
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  16. 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

    One of my best equipment purchases. Saves me from myself.


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  17. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am guessing it will take it another 2-3 months for it to come back in stock after the christmas sales.
     
  18. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    There’s been a few on r2r but have to act fast
     
  19. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    a lot of them are hyper marked up. last one I saw was $800.
     
  20. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    What he said is so true

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