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It's about time!

Well my brother got a 345 last week and I decided I had to upgrade too!
Been looking for a used 180/220 for a while but could not find anything I was happy with.

Fortunately I have a LFS in town who does not stock any tank but will order them at cost for ya.

220gallon (72*24*30) Non drilled tank for $440! What a steal!

I'm going to drill the tank on one end for a 2000gph overflow.
the tank will actually stick out 8' from the wall. I'm going to build a 24" cabinet for supplies then the tank.

Plans for now (bound to change)
220g (duh!)
75g sump from my current system
200# LR
8x 80w T5HO Driven by 2 IC 660's and a 430
1500 gph return (blue line)
Etss 800 skimmer
4 Vortech MP40's all on the overflow end.

The return live will flow into the opposite end from the overflow.

Will stack rock along the center of the tank only about 16-20" high.
2 vortechs on each side.

This tank will be bare bottom.

Lots of work to do and this will be a long project but I hope to have it done within 2 months.
 

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w00t w00t ^^ 100th post :blob:

that sounds interesting.. only 1 thing confused me

Will stack rock along the center of the tank only about 16-20" high.
2 vortechs on each side.

4 Vortech MP40's all on the overflow end.


im in the process of building my 125g aga and i am going barebottom as well going to follow this post ^^
 

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w00t w00t ^^ 100th post :blob:

that sounds interesting.. only 1 thing confused me

Will stack rock along the center of the tank only about 16-20" high.
2 vortechs on each side.

4 Vortech MP40's all on the overflow end.

return line in this corner
I--------------TANK WALL---------------------------------I
I __________________________________________________I MP40
I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ___I MP40
I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ___I
I XXXXXXXXXXXX ROCK IN THIS AREA XXXXXXXXXXXXXX___I
I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX___ I
I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ___I MP40
I__________________________________________________ I MP40
I-----------------TANK WALL------------------------------I
return line in this corner


Kinda like that
 

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This should be sweet! I'll be tagging along.:thumbup:
 

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going to use 100% dry base rock. Most likely Morco Rocks.

I want to be 100% sure I get ZERO pests in this tank.

Last time I got live rock I hunted Xanthid and Gorilla crabs for a year!
 

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I have yet to tell my wife about this but the tank is for sure.
I still have to convince her about the peninsula....
 

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I have yet to tell my wife about this but the tank is for sure.
I still have to convince her about the peninsula....

:lol: This may be the shortest build thread ever! :rotflmao:
 

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Well I just got a call from my brother....

Is has decided to NOT setup the 350 he just got.

His company is moving him to North Carolina in November....

Has has basically offered be everything but the tank.

3 Icecap 250w ballasts with IC HQI pendents
ETSS 800 skimmer
250#++ of Immaculate cured Marco Rocks.
Vortech Mp40
iwaki pumps and another dart.

all his corals and fish and he has LOTS!!!

Going to happen over the next month!

It will be awesome to put fully cured rock in and not have to worry about a cycle. :thumbup:
 

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:lol::needpics:
No pics yet... I don't even have the tank ;)

but since you want pics here is the 350 bmy brother will not be setting up..

 

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Well I just got a call from my brother....

Is has decided to NOT setup the 350 he just got.

His company is moving him to North Carolina in November....

Has has basically offered be everything but the tank.

3 Icecap 250w ballasts with IC HQI pendents
ETSS 800 skimmer
250#++ of Immaculate cured Marco Rocks.
Vortech Mp40
iwaki pumps and another dart.

all his corals and fish and he has LOTS!!!

Going to happen over the next month!

It will be awesome to put fully cured rock in and not have to worry about a cycle. :thumbup:
Sweet!!!! You got to love free stuff
 

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OK just gto confirmation on the Tank!

It will be here Sept 9th!

Also going with a Glass Holes Dart Overflow rated at 3700gph dual 2" overflow.

Only plan on about 2000gph but it will be nice to have options.

Also going to use 3/4" Penductors on the return lines.
 

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Ordered 3 new Phoenix bulbs today!

I love the T5 but I do miss the shimmer I will love having it back!

For anyone who reads this and wondering about the T5's. I do honestly prefer them over halide but in a 30" deep tank I fell halide is a better option.
 
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