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Old 01-01-2012, 07:44 AM
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Well, it's been over 4 months since I decided to take the plunge. I sold almost all my freshwater gear, and had to buy even more saltie stuff.
I feel I am close enough now to start my build thread.

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who has been helping me:
Canreef staff and members for their posts, both questions and answers; All members who I have bought from; Sponsors who I have bought from; Myka, both for your posts and communications; neven, for your tips and tricks; My Wife for her understanding and patience; and finally, my wallet, for not caving on me when I really needed you the most

The RO/DI system is running. Gotta love the water here in the GVRD. Last week I tested the tap @ 16ppm and today it's 8ppm. I'm glad I rigged the DI to only run when I need it.

Here's the Drum. And yes, that used to be our Master Ensuite
I had to put a sheet of ply under the drum to clear the sink
Pretty, isn't it ? Doesn't matter, only I use this room.




Here's the RO/DI. I installed it inside the cabinet on full extension drawer slides. Yes, it's a whole lot of plumbing, but I can run the RO with or without the DI with the turn of 2 valves, and I can monitor the TDS 3 ways; raw, RO and DI. Plus I have 2 pressure gauges; one is raw and the other is RO.
The pressure is low in the pics as I was flushing the new filters




I am waiting for my new 75g Aqueon RR and Pine Stand to arrive. It will go in the Living Room here



A used 50g Aqueon for my sump. After a bulkhead leak upon pump install on Jan 30th, I chickened out and decided to put the pumps in the sump.



Here's the pedestal for the sump. A 1" x 0.125 tubing frame under the foam, and wrapped in a garbage bag as I feel it'll last longer than paint, and not stain the carpet with rust.




The Sump is going in my Office, with the plumbing through the wall to the Living Room above the Coax lines. It'll sit where the boxes are, perpendicular to the tanks.
Next to it's space you see the 10g ATO under the 20g New water holding tank and beside that is the 20g QT above some storage


The Sump, ATO and New water tanks will have Pink Styro under them as their stands are not true.
The 20g QT and 75g DT will not need Styro

I have;
Skimz 181
Reefkeeper Lite w/Moonlights, a Hub and 2 x PC4s
Tunze 3155 ATO
3 x 200watt Jagers, with a pair of 250watters on a Ranco for backup (only because I already had them)
Eheim 1262 for the Return
Eheim 1262 for Chiller, UV, Chaeto and Reactors
ATI 8x54w that I modded
2 x MP10wES w/home-made battery backup http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/sho...794#post663794
2 x TLF 150 reactors
1/10HP Eco-plus chiller
15w UV
40 LBS Base rock (to start, although I may buy more)
60 LBS Caribsea Select (although I won't use it all)
15 LBS Live rock
And numerous testers/kits etc

I think, when the tank arrives, I will almost be ready to fresh-test everything.
Of course, I'll still have to plumb the tank, sump, ato, and new water.
Plus, I still have to drill the sump and new water 20g.
I'll be at it for awile yet.

This project is teaching me patience

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:24 AM
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And do not forget, it take a while to cycle the tank especially if you dont have much liverock and sand. Welcome to the salt water plunge.

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Ps...what part of burnaby are you.?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:37 AM
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And do not forget, it take a while to cycle the tank especially if you dont have much liverock and sand. Welcome to the salt water plunge.

Msjboy
Ps...what part of burnaby are you.?
Thanks, and I'm just 8 blocks east of BCIT

I will fully 'Cook' my rock as per Myka's instructions before anything goes into my tank.
I will Not be using live sand.
I plan on starting this tank Very slow.
Live Rock first, small clean-up crew next, then one or 2 easy Corals, next more clean-up dudes and so on.
Just one critter at a time. And each critter (besides the inverts) will go in the QT before the DT (except when I get a Yellow Tang as I know they can be touchy).
I don't have a well-thought-out plan, but you get the idea.

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Looks really good so far..... You already have the most important part covered ........ An obviously understanding and supportive misses
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love the progress so far man can't wait to see it
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Love the drawer slides!

You're off to a great start having mastered the wife's tolerances and your own patience. The rest should be easier =)
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How did the partner ever let you use the master bath like that?

Is that temp or permanent home for your reservoir?

My wife would slap me for even considering that ha ha ha.
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Looks like someone's been on a major spending spree

Bring your wife over for a visit some time Gregg and we'll talk some more about reefing

BTW, all your ex-fw fish are doing great, including the Sterbai family.
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How did the partner ever let you use the master bath like that?

Is that temp or permanent home for your reservoir?

My wife would slap me for even considering that ha ha ha.
Ha, ya that's a permanent spot. My wife never uses the ensuite. Just lucky I guess.
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Looks like someone's been on a major spending spree

Bring your wife over for a visit some time Gregg and we'll talk some more about reefing

BTW, all your ex-fw fish are doing great, including the Sterbai family.
Ya you're not kidding. I already spent all the fw money.
We'll definately have to come by one of these days.
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