Thread: Milt's 120g SPS reef
06-06-2010, 04:45 AM #1
Milt's 120g SPS reef
I think its now the time to start a new thread as my new project is about to begin. The tank is a standard oceanic 120g 48x24x24 drilled for a closed loop and a 40g breeder sump will be used.Im going in somewhat of a different direction with this reef and it will ultimately be a full SPS unlike my current reef which is a mixed reef. For this reason after some research I decided that a closed loop would be the best option for flow and aesthetic reasons, for those who dont know a closed loop is another way to provide flow for the tank without the need for powerheads.The display will also be sandless and a DSB will be located in my sump. All my other equipment will be coming from my current build which include a Reef octopus 200 skimmer, quietone 600 return, geo 112 ca reactor and ATI powermodule hoT5 for lighting. The tank woont be ready to set up until I get my plumbing done next sunday after that I will run the tank with water for a couple days and then move everything over! I will ultimately switch my lighting to two 400w Metal halide.
well heres some pics
tank right after getting drilled by my friend Mike who owns the most amazing system I ever seen I will make a thread about his system soon, I will say that his system is about 1,800 gallons!
it needed 7 holes to accomplish the closed loop and overflow!
here it is now at his shop all done and ready to go
for my closed loop I will be using a blueline 150 pump and an oceans motions 4 way controller, the tank has two holes on each side that will alternate creating a natural wave motion and all detrius will stay suspended and ready to go to the skimmer!
06-07-2010, 12:23 PM #2
I can't wait to see this tank evolve
29 gallon-planted community
20 long frag tank
75 gal-planted goldfish
75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump
06-07-2010, 12:29 PM #3
Another tank build!!! Awesome Keep the updates coming.Kimberly
06-07-2010, 12:49 PM #4
Can't wait to see it finished!! Looks like its going great so far!
06-25-2010, 05:00 AM #5
Thanks guys! sorry I havent been on lately but I have been busy to no end :(
The tank is up and running now I moved everything over from the other tank yesterday I must say that it was A LOT of work but all worth it!
here's some pics from a couple of weeks ago when a few of my friends brought the over the tank and helped plumb it!
06-25-2010, 05:09 AM #6
my friend holding plumbing for overflow