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Here are some pictures of the 180 gallon tank move.

The move went pretty smoothly, thanks to some good help.



We (Well, really they. I just took pictures:) ) took out all of the sand, live rock (about 200 lbs), and fish and put them into trash cans and buckets.


















mpdharley loaned me this 4' x 4' x 18" holding tank to hold all of the rock and fish. The move would have been so much harder without the holding tank. He also put baffles in a 75 gallon acrylic tank that will be used for the sump, and built a box to hold my asm g-4 skimmer.
Thanks Mike.

Thanks also to Atlantis and Bioreef for their help


We hope to have it completely set up next week. More pics soon.
 

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The top bracing is regular glass. You can really see the green tint. The front and sides are starfire and look much more blue.
 

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The sump we are using is a 75 gallon acrylic tank that came with the 180. Because of the bracing on the sump, we weren't able to fit the asm g4 skimmer, so we asked mpdharley to build us a separate acrylic box to hold the skimmer. It will connect to the 75 using 2 1 1/2" bulkheads. The only downfall to that is that we have no additional room under the stand. So, the pump is going to be behind the stand. I can easily access it through the stand if necessary.
Lord willing, we will have the tank on the stand tomorrow and most of the plumbing finished. Mr. Teach is doing a great job. Thanks for all of the advice Robert.
 

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Looking great! Can't wait to see complete setup.
 

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The tank is finally out of the garage and in the house! This thing was a beast to get onto the stand. I actually had to help this time. :p
Hopefully we will get the plumbing finished in the next day or so.

 

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That is a great looking tank and stand. What are your plans to hide the overflow piping, carefully placed aquascaping?
 

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Ocnreef said:
That is a great looking tank and stand. What are your plans to hide the overflow piping, carefully placed aquascaping?
Acrylic covers will go over the overflows.
 

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Does the top flip open also? And I imagine the front hood doors open. That is sharp looking. It is Oak with a natural finish correct? Sorry for all the questions.
 
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