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Old 10-30-2014, 06:31 PM
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So back on August 12, 2014, my temperature probe came out of my 125 gallon's sump on a weekend(the tank is in an office). Needless to say, the water got a little warm over the weekend. Almost all my coral, my 2 RBTA's and 3 fish died. This is what ended up being left:


This is a shot of the the tank from the previous year:


I had to do massive water changes over the next week to try to save what was left. This is after days of water changes:


I had considered a tank upgrade in the past, but never wanted to disrupt the system, or try to deal with a tank loaded with corals/anemones/fish. My heart was sank at this point.
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After pondering for a long time and getting over nuking my tank, I decided on a 8x2x2 upgrade, along with an Apex controller. After tearing down my old system, moving it to the back of the office and partially refilling it, I was ready for the new system.



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I went with a side overflow, and beanie animal system. It is dead silent, and the only noise you hear is a slight amount from the powerheads, skimmer and return pump. My old system was quite loud due to the design that the manufacturer had decided on.

My stand is 4 feet high as we get a fair amount of kids in the office, and they loved to bang the glass on my old tank. That was why there was a jut out on the old system. Already the height under the tank is awesome for working in the sump. I did bolt the stand into stubs in the wall to prevent tip over.

I still have a tonne of finishing work on the canopy and stand, but the tank being 8 feet long is awesome! My regal tang has been loving it!
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I had just upgraded to 2 radions and 2 - 4 foot 2 bulb T5 fixtures for my 125 gallon, so I added 2 more radions to this system. I would have prefered to use the new Kessil's for cost sake, but felt it would be a waste of the radions and I didn't want to mix different types of LED's.

I picked up 2 Jebao RW15's and use them with a Tunze nano and a Jebao 25 from my old system. The amount of flow compared to my 125 is very nice. The regal tang and female clownfish love to ride the streams from the pumps.
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Im doing something similar with a new 210G. Looking forward to seeing your canopy and stand design. (cause im still thinking about mine lol)
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Picked up some new items and got a little more wood working done. Going with mainly softies and euphyllia.


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I was lucky enough to find a firefish pair. I'm also trying a school of 9 chromis. Some people on reefcentral have had some long term success with multiple feedings per day, so I've got automatic feeders set for 5 times per day.
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ru going to put some SPS in that tank later ?
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