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cav~firez22
03-16-2010, 09:55 PM
Ok, so here it starts.

First 2 are where the tank will sit.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/TankLocation1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/TankLocation2.jpg

This is the tank sitting in my garage. Was just delivered today (March 16th).

Moving all into the basement tonight. Will post more photos of the buils as it goes on.

Also will post the "Contents & Equipment" later :biggrin:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/TankStandinGarage.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/FrontofTank.jpg

mseepman
03-16-2010, 10:45 PM
Awesome!! I saw you selling some stuff and wondered what was going on!

I started a build thread myself the other day and you're already ahead of me!

bauder1986
03-17-2010, 12:12 AM
tagging along :biggrin:

imcosmokramer
03-17-2010, 12:13 AM
yay!!! another 300 build. good luck!!!
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Delphinus
03-17-2010, 12:32 AM
Awesome. Tagging along.. :)

Leah
03-17-2010, 12:57 PM
Wow! :multi:

Chris, had no idea your new tank was going to be this big. :mrgreen:

kien
03-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Aside from 36" deep, what are the dimensions of the tank? Looking forward for more build :-)

cav~firez22
03-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Demensions of the tank are
72x36x27

Will post more tonight :)

Lance
03-17-2010, 07:00 PM
Demensions of the tank are
72x36x27

Will post more tonight :)


Nice dims. You'll love that 36" depth.

whatcaneyedo
03-17-2010, 08:23 PM
What sizes are the overflow/return holes/bulkheads? I'd like to get a 250gal 5'x3'x2' Marineland DD for my next tank but I'm not sure if their typical overflow system will work for what I want to do.

kien
03-17-2010, 09:45 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/TankStandinGarage.jpg]

Oh by the way, i was looking through your build thread again and wanted to point out that you installed the tank upside down. Usually the tank is on top and the cabinet sits below. That is unless you are going for a new and unique look.

Don't feel bad, we all make newbie mistakes, but we're all here to help out.

lockrookie
03-17-2010, 10:00 PM
i thought it was going to be one of these personally

http://3.gvt0.com/vi/5InNVJ_Ythc/0.jpg

cav~firez22
03-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Oh by the way, i was looking through your build thread again and wanted to point out that you installed the tank upside down. Usually the tank is on top and the cabinet sits below. That is unless you are going for a new and unique look.

Don't feel bad, we all make newbie mistakes, but we're all here to help out.

Hahaa not sure what to make of that comment...


They shipped the tank on the bottom, as it is the heaviest item, then a sheet of 5/8" Plywood across the top of the tank, then the stand and canopy. all on a big pallet.

cav~firez22
03-17-2010, 10:21 PM
What sizes are the overflow/return holes/bulkheads? I'd like to get a 250gal 5'x3'x2' Marineland DD for my next tank but I'm not sure if their typical overflow system will work for what I want to do.

The Overflows on all Marineland tanks are drilled for 2 x 1" Bulkheads.

with the dual corner overflows, i am going to use a snapper to return from the sump to the tank, and i have some of the new EVO Hydors, that are controllable by the Profilux, and a few MP40W's.

mseepman
03-17-2010, 11:39 PM
Who did you end up buying the tank from?

cav~firez22
03-18-2010, 02:32 AM
Purchased the tank through Interior Reef

whatcaneyedo
03-18-2010, 03:19 AM
The Overflows on all Marineland tanks are drilled for 2 x 1" Bulkheads.

with the dual corner overflows, i am going to use a snapper to return from the sump to the tank, and i have some of the new EVO Hydors, that are controllable by the Profilux, and a few MP40W's.

I'm guessing the returns are 3/4"?

cav~firez22
03-18-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm guessing the returns are 3/4"?

All plumbing is outside the tank is 1" PVC.

viperfish
03-18-2010, 05:54 AM
So how are you going to get the forklift in your house to move the darn thing?!?! How heavy is it? My buddy and I moved my 180 to the basement and I thought I was going to die!

e46er
03-18-2010, 06:46 AM
im gonna guess beer? maybe pizza as well?

after all alcohol is the cause and solution to all lifes problems............

cav~firez22
03-18-2010, 03:36 PM
Hahah,

The tanks empty weigh is 537lbs.

there were 4 of us.
Palster, who has a 180G tank and expierence moving them.
Jay, who moves large appliances all day long for a job. ( and had the dolly, and blankets requierd)
O'niel, just a friend who helped.

and myself.

We got the tank down to the basment from the garage in about 15 mins.

Tank is now 1/8th full. I emptied my entire 125G, rock, fish and corals last night. i had to add 50G of new water as there was bareley enough for all the tangs to swim.

Still need to plumb the bottom of the tank. at least with a tank this size, i can crawl right under the tank, into the stand to do it all. haha

bauder1986
03-19-2010, 11:10 AM
man that tank is big and heavy haha... sooo with that depth what are you leaning towards for lighting.

cav~firez22
03-21-2010, 11:01 PM
Well, heres some photos of the tanks progress up to full...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/PICT0035.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/PICT0037.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/PICT0041.jpg


the underside is still in the works.

Currently running a Profilux II Plus controller
Sequence Dart for the Return.
Coralife 12X UV Steralizer

Skimmer is undersized but will work for now. Its a euro reef 135.
Comming shortly, Bubble Magus BM220Cs (http://www.bubble-magus.com/en/productShow.asp?id=997)

The Precision Marine Skimmer in the photos wont fit under the stand, so I will have to find another use for it.

Lighting is also Temporary, as its currently a coralife 3 x 150W HQI with 2 x 96W PCs, and 4 x 39W T5HO

Unknown what light i will end up going with.

Calcium Reactor is a AquaCare Turbo Chalk Reactor II.

Cant think of any other details right now. Will post more as i finish the sump area.

Starry
03-22-2010, 12:03 AM
is this going to be a reef or fowlr tank?

cav~firez22
03-31-2010, 04:46 AM
Looks like things are on a pause. My return pump shat the bed.

Keeps on shutting off after being on for a few mins, also has hard times starting to spin up.

mseepman
04-18-2010, 04:45 AM
So how is this build coming along?

zum14
04-18-2010, 07:18 AM
Subscribed! I really like the marineland tanks. This one looks like an awesome size. Interested to see the result as so far looks good. Do the marineland tanks this size get pretty pricey?

cav~firez22
04-18-2010, 04:45 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates.

heres the story.

after the pump died, i had to get a replacement asap. got a new snapper, installed and all is flowing.

So far the only thing i have done is tidy up the underside.

I havent hooked my reactor up yet, as its not quite powerful enough, so therefor, if anyone is interested, I have a AquaCare Turbo Chalk reactor with basi-Tech III Controller, up for sale.

ordering a new one once that sells.

I am also awaiting my new skimmer, as the euro reef 135 from my old system...... just cant keep up.. hahaha

I also need to add some more live rock. By some more, i mean about 200 Lbs. :)

I am going to get the rest of the rock from Interior Reef this afternoon.

If i dont mess up the water too badly, then i will post some more photos tongiht. otherwise, i will post more once my new skimmer arrives and they call me. :)

The Skimmer is going to be a Bubble Magnus 220Cs.
also coming in are 4 of the controllable Koralia 8's and controllers for the Profilux.

I still havent decided on a light.

I was considering the Maristar light from Sunlight supply, as it is very nice and clean, however, it only has 4 39w T5s, which i dont think is enough for a 300G tank.

if anyone has any suggestions for lighting, feel free to post, i am looking for lots of ideas.

Till later on,

Happy Reefing :-)

cav~firez22
04-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Well, I just got the call from interior reef.

My skimmer will be here this afternoon :)

I will post photos tonight once i have un packed it :)

cav~firez22
04-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Here are the 3 photos of the skimmer and its unpacking.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/DSCF0061.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/DSCF0062.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/DSCF0063.jpg

And 1 fts with little rock still. just added 100 Lbs on the left side

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y175/d3vil_Z22/300G%20Build/DSCF0064.jpg

mseepman
04-20-2010, 12:46 AM
Looking good...amazing how little 100lbs of rock appears to be in a 300g tank.