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We are downsizing from two tanks to one (will put the 125 FO/LR up sor sale)
This was the perfect time to finally get new carpet and hardwood floors... so that is happening and finished in the living room where the reef once was and soon will be again. We've used the 125 tank, empty, to fill with the reef inhabitants in the meantime, and cleaned the 120 and replaced all the sump plumbing.

We are also going BB w/starboard instead of sand w/plenum like we did before.
The starboard arrived today, and we have to finish this today (not all the LR placement, but empty the 125 and move it out to the garage) b/c the carpet on that side of the house is scheduled for installation tomorrow.

Here's the pics (per request from another thread)

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

The whole view... Starboard will be cut to fit the two overflows.

The view of the Durso Standpipe, side and topviews.

I'd like the tank to be quieter. Yes, the water falls below the sump water level. The external return pump is not the source of the noise.
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Shirley looks good use the SB cutouts to make a lid for the overflow opening.:)
 

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Yep he has a nice one,the lids will help 50% with noise from that hole.:)
 

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ShirleyM said:
I didn't know SB floats!!! (we're filling... running a tube from one tank to the other...)
Yea isnt it fun?:thumbup:
 

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Definately not I dont use them but they are nice not necessary.If you have them and Steve has the time use them it doesnt hurt,:)
 

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ShirleyM said:
I put some in.... they are 3-1/2 - 4" tall... look kinda weird (I realize in time they might get covered in coralline...) but maybe I'll elevate the back and not the front... ?
Shirley if your gonna do it ,do it right elevate them all you can cut them down and make more right?
 

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Yes, Steve could cut them down if his saw is here and not at school... he's painting a wall that goes to a vaulted ceiling right now... the carpet people come in the a.m. and Steve goes to work at 7 tomorrow morning. I'll see if his saw is here.
THANKS! Your support is AWESOME!! I'm running between tank and computer...:agree: :help: :jester:
 

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Darn wish I was there I would cut them for you.:thumbup: I know you are busy but I want you to do it right.:agree: :thumbup: To bad you dont have any purple pvc primer :)
 

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His saw is at school.
I'd love it if you were here to help! I'd share some of Jeff's blueberries with you on ice cream!
The tank is less then 1/2 full, and I'm trying to do some aquascaping at this point. The corals are still in the 125-gal. The LR has been "cooking" in the garage...
 

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cool ice cream:dance: :beer: Its loads of work im sure you are getting tired by now.
 

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Everything was perfect with water test... now however... just had to tighten the standpipe 'coz it was dripping or leaking on underside of tank really slow once the whole tank was turned on... :( Steve thinks it's fixed... for now... hope so... :eek::help:
 

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Everything was perfect with water test... now however... just had to tighten the standpipe 'coz it was dripping or leaking on underside of tank really slow once the whole tank was turned on... :( Steve thinks it's fixed... for now... hope so... :eek::help:
Just hand tighten it a little more should do it.:blob:
 
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