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brotherd
11-06-2016, 02:33 AM
Here we are. I lost my 180 so I'm starting again from scratch. Almost...I managed by some miracle to save almost all of the equipment and fish from the 180.
My new tank is going to be 72x30x24tall. I also have a new custom 120 gallon sump in the works as well. This is going to be a slow build as I'm going to set up and cycle the new system while my temporary system is still running. Lots to plan and lots to purchase but its in the works:biggrin:

iamfrontosa
11-08-2016, 04:45 AM
sweet...

maron6977
11-08-2016, 04:48 AM
Nice , I love the dimensions !
Good luck

brotherd
11-10-2016, 12:05 AM
Tentatively picking up the tank, stand and sump on the 19th. Gonna be an exciting day:multi:

Piscez
11-10-2016, 03:18 AM
Sounds cool have pretty much the same setup except mine is 30" deep and 24" wide, I'll be tagging along, good luck

brotherd
11-13-2016, 01:06 AM
I'm going to try to find the time on Sunday to stop by Concept and see the new glass boxes :)

brotherd
11-14-2016, 12:01 AM
I found some time to stop by Concept today. Was thinking of taking a couple pics but they have a lot of tank builds on the go so I didn't bother. I have to say the tank is looking spectacular. Beveled edges, fully polished. And it's HUGE! I've never seen a 120 gal sump in person. I have now:eek:

brotherd
11-24-2016, 01:39 AM
Picked up the stand on Sunday. Shiny like car paint and perfectly square. I'm impressed. Now to collect the tank and sump this weekend. I can't wait! Pics to come soon.

iamfrontosa
11-24-2016, 12:58 PM
Sweet..i am also waiting to see some pics

GQsmooth
11-26-2016, 02:24 AM
I'm on the same boat as you, building a 220G, but with a 100G sump.

You should do 30" tall!

brotherd
11-26-2016, 03:00 AM
Almost did. But then I'd want 72x30x30. I had a hard enough time with my original tank at 24 deep! I'm definitely going with some of what I liked and didn't. Aquascape, everything.

brotherd
11-27-2016, 01:45 AM
Had to work half a day today which gave me just enough time to make 2 trips to Concept to pick up the tank and sump. Um..holy heavy! I'll post pics tomorrow after I get it on the stand. Seems like twice as big and heavy as my 180 was. Or I'm just tired :lol:

brotherd
11-28-2016, 12:38 AM
Sorry folks. No progress today. Football instead :)

kien
11-30-2016, 02:27 AM
This thread has no pictures yet?! WTH ??

GQsmooth
11-30-2016, 05:06 AM
No kidding, talk about dropping the ball.

brotherd
11-30-2016, 05:28 AM
Yes I did drop the ball. I had a set back again. There won't be anything to share for quite some time. Peace.

michika
11-30-2016, 04:49 PM
Yes I did drop the ball. I had a set back again. There won't be anything to share for quite some time. Peace.



I doubt that will stop us from asking :D

Is your new tank going to be FO?


Sent from space riding a T-Rex

brotherd
12-01-2016, 05:52 AM
I doubt that will stop us from asking :D

Is your new tank going to be FO?


Sent from space riding a T-Rex

What does FO mean?

duncangweller
12-01-2016, 06:11 AM
I'm going to say it means 'Fish Only'

michika
12-01-2016, 07:34 PM
I'm going to say it means 'Fish Only'



It does.


Sent from space riding a T-Rex

brotherd
12-07-2016, 12:34 AM
Tank is now on the stand with help from a couple of neighbors. That's all I have managed to accomplish so far.

Brighteyes_13
12-07-2016, 03:45 AM
share a pic! lets see this beauty!! :)

smokinreefer
12-07-2016, 05:21 AM
share a pic! lets see this beauty!! :)

+1

And didn't you mention some fancy overflow?...

brotherd
12-08-2016, 05:53 AM
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brotherd
12-08-2016, 05:58 AM
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brotherd
12-08-2016, 06:00 AM
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brotherd
12-08-2016, 06:01 AM
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GQsmooth
12-17-2016, 10:39 PM
Nice, what size bulkheads are your returns?

I called these guys for a quote for a 220G, and they wanted nearly 2g's for a 220G with center braces. Quite expensive IMO.

smokinreefer
12-17-2016, 10:57 PM
I called these guys for a quote for a 220G, and they wanted nearly 2g's for a 220G with center braces. Quite expensive IMO.

Have you found an economical alternative?

brotherd
12-18-2016, 12:56 AM
The holes in the overflow accept 1.5 " bulkheads. I can't speak to whether or not it is expensive. This is the largest tank I've ever had. Polished and beveled edges, 15 mm glass. Is it Elos perfect? No. Am I happy with my purchase? Yes. Probably another month before I get it wet though :redface:

smokinreefer
12-18-2016, 01:31 AM
The holes in the overflow accept 1.5 " bulkheads. I can't speak to whether or not it is expensive. This is the largest tank I've ever had. Polished and beveled edges, 15 mm glass. Is it Elos perfect? No. Am I happy with my purchase? Yes. Probably another month before I get it wet though :redface:

Tank looks slick!

I'll be ordering my tank soon... similar to yours.
Well boxing week sales will be coming up for you to pick up whatever odds and ends you still need! :p

SoloSK71
12-18-2016, 01:32 AM
Nice looking tank.

When you figure the cost of labour and glass and other materials, not that expensive.

Elos and Red Sea look for a LOT more $ per gallon than a local built tank. As said, is it Elos/Red Sea perfect? No, but you are not paying for that level of perfection.

Charles

brotherd
12-18-2016, 01:57 AM
The hook for me was that there is no box inside the tank. The external overflow is huge. There is a small relief above each bank of teeth that would act as a 4 foot long weir should the teeth get blocked or overwhelmed. I can't imagine that scenario but that extra feature is there.

brotherd
12-18-2016, 02:02 AM
I wish there was such a thing as purchasing time at a boxing day sale. I would buy a week of time so I could get this going and not lose any world time.

GQsmooth
12-18-2016, 02:11 AM
Have you found an economical alternative?

Yup, pm me for info, he's located in Edmonton.

The hook for me was that there is no box inside the tank. The external overflow is huge. There is a small relief above each bank of teeth that would act as a 4 foot long weir should the teeth get blocked or overwhelmed. I can't imagine that scenario but that extra feature is there.

That is a nice overflow, I ended up with the Synergy Reef overflow, came out pricey but worth it IMO. Are you going to run 1.5" drains from your overflow as well?

brotherd
12-18-2016, 02:47 AM
I like the Synergy as well. And the plan is to run the inch and a half drains. If I find that the Beananimal is unstable with my return pump being in the basement I may reduce the full syphon drain to 1".