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It's been a while since doing a tank build, a really long time. Many things have keep me in the background for sometime now most of it was work related.

The tank is a 120 RR , the component so far are the tank, stand and canopy the canopy maybe coming off it hinder me and setting the lights up.

The lighting will be 1 48 proton 215 watt LED with controller and 2 kessel 160WE with controller. I'm hoping they will support SPS and clams.

The skimmer will be a Life Reef VS3-36 with Mazzei venture ran by a blueline 40 HDX

So far for power heads I have only ordered the Maxspect gyre XF150, I want to see how well they perform

I will also be installing 1/4 chiller as the weather here in the south is hot during the summer months let along the rest of the year. So it was on the list for must have items

I will also be run GFO media and carbon.

The tank will be bare bottom and I will be setting it up base rock and a small amount of live rock.

This is just the start and now I have to wait for everything to arrive .

I will be setting up a QT tank during this time also , it's a 56 gallon I think. I already have it so may as well used it .
 

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For people that need chillers and live in these really warm areas, do your homes not have central air? Do the rooms where you keep your tanks and equipment really get that hot, is there no AC in there?
 

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For people that need chillers and live in these really warm areas, do your homes not have central air? Do the rooms where you keep your tanks and equipment really get that hot, is there no AC in there?
We have central air, but you have to take in account all the equipment such as pump, lights increase the temp, I have had issue when in Kansas and had to run them.
I have never ran LED's don't know if it will be all that much of an issue, but if it is I won't have to worry
 

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I live in a large house with 2 HVAC units and the tank will be located in the living room. But just from knowing how fast things can warm up. I have had tanks get into the high 80's in the past and used ice containers to trop the temp. That was in a cool basement. It was the pumps lights and so on that added heat to the tanks, Metal halide back then. I'm sure all my threads are around along with my tanks.
 

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I live in a large house with 2 HVAC units and the tank will be located in the living room. But just from knowing how fast things can warm up. I have had tanks get into the high 80's in the past and used ice containers to trop the temp. That was in a cool basement. It was the pumps lights and so on that added heat to the tanks, Metal halide back then. I'm sure all my threads are around along with my tanks.
 

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Looking good! Is the 120 a tank you had previously running? Will be following along! :thumbup:
 

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Thanks, No This one I picked up about a month ago. the price was right and had to get it. Can't wait to get everything. I am really glad I went with the skimmer from LifeReef, Paul and Jeff help me go taller. I was going to go with the 24. I have installed them on other peoples tanks in the past and like them, back then I ran MRC skimmers and like them too.
 

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Good luck Vinnie! I see your going to do your tank the hard way. I first thought you were going to do it conventionally, but now noticed you're going to set it up vertically...way cool!:D Following.
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Off to a great start, Vince! :thumbup:
 

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Vinnie said he was looking for increased water-flo.....Niagra Falls is comming to mind with that design though!:dance:
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Going to follow along on this one. Sounds great so far.
 

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Another great build thread from the past!
Congrats Vinnie! Sweet looking stand too :biggrin:

A + with a chiller is if your A/C goes out, you're covered :thumbup:
I ran a West Coast Aquatics 1/4 on my 90 and that thing really
upped the ambient room temp then worked against itself.
Never had an issue in the tank, just cycled more and more.
Went LED on my DT and the WCA chiller sprung 3 leaks before
I got it in, but I never got above 82º tops with the room at 78 and a fan on sump.
stayed around 80-81º for the biggest part of the summer evenings.

When's Jeff shipping? Surprised you went with the BL pump.
It's highly dependable and has a beefy impeller compared to Reef Octopus WB pumps.
You'll like that pump if you don't mind some noise.
 

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Another great build thread from the past!
Congrats Vinnie! Sweet looking stand too :biggrin:

A + with a chiller is if your A/C goes out, you're covered :thumbup:
I ran a West Coast Aquatics 1/4 on my 90 and that thing really
upped the ambient room temp then worked against itself.
Never had an issue in the tank, just cycled more and more.
Went LED on my DT and the WCA chiller sprung 3 leaks before
I got it in, but I never got above 82º tops with the room at 78 and a fan on sump.
stayed around 80-81º for the biggest part of the summer evenings.

When's Jeff shipping? Surprised you went with the BL pump.
It's highly dependable and has a beefy impeller compared to Reef Octopus WB pumps.
You'll like that pump if you don't mind some noise.
I will give the pump a try, if it's don't work out I will change it out. I just got off the phone with Jeff, He is a busy man, Said he was going to try and get it out Thursday .Said he was going to send some hose along with it.

The only ones I haven't heard from was Reef Breeders. on the ship date , they said it was in stock when I ordered.
 

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Said he was going to send some hose along with it.
Oh yehhh, that vinyl tubing he has is a lot more supple than Lowes crud.
odd, just noticed the blue ? "post icon" button over submit reply is MIA for now.
 
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