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Nuggs
10-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Well thanks to my buddy Jay we were able to get the tank in today (Jay may be crippled).

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7720.jpg~original

48" x 24" x 30"

Its not where its actually going to end up, need to play with the plumbing a bit yet, and possible build a canopy.

Nuggs
10-27-2014, 02:20 AM
Good day and a bad day:


New skimmer arrived. BM Curve 9

First impressions Holy #$%^ that thing is big. (Hat added for size comparison)

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7780.jpg~original




Picked up the paint for the stand and back glass today, then started working on the plumbing.

2 hours later, Drain bulkhead removed, still working on the return bulkhead.
It was installed backwards, and then about 1/2 lb of calking put over it.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_7781.jpg~original

I may cut a hacksaw blade in half and saw the thing off.

Nuggs
10-27-2014, 03:43 AM
BAH!


Finally got the damn things off!


Looks like they're drilled 1/3/4" so I need 1" bulkheads.

mikellini
10-27-2014, 05:51 AM
You'll be happy with the skimmer, I have the curve 7 and it's a beast. That tank is crazy tall tho, interested in seeing your aquascape

eli@fijireefrock.com
10-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Hope Jay is doing fine and resting well from crippling him :biggrin:
Looks like its gonna be a clean build :thumb: following along.

Nuggs
10-27-2014, 02:44 PM
You'll be happy with the skimmer, I have the curve 7 and it's a beast. That tank is crazy tall tho, interested in seeing your aquascape


Yep its gonna be tough to get the scape I want.

I'm either going to have to use dowels drilled through the rock, or epoxy it all.

Nuggs
11-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Well the back of the tank is painted, sump is built and everything is plumbed in.

Leak test and a run in period with FW is done (just to test the flow and tune everything).

All thats left is to build a light mount and paint the stand.

Might be moving everything in tomorrow.

Nuggs
06-28-2015, 12:18 AM
Realised I never updated this thread:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_8720-3.jpg~original

Just some random photos from today:

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9020.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9021.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9026.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9030.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9032.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9033.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9039.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9044.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9051.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9053.jpg~original

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/IMG_9058.jpg~original

Roskoreef
06-28-2015, 04:51 AM
sweet photos!

Nuggs
06-28-2015, 02:06 PM
sweet photos!

Thanks still practicing some photography skills one of these days I'll buy /build a viewing box so I can take top down pics.

Nuggs
08-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Well the 150G is almost ready to be broken down.

All that's left is rock and sand that are spoken for, and the Coral I'm keeping for my 20G

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/09/2a87b07d577c73792a1b11923259f070.jpg


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