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
07-18-2010, 04:06 PM #7
Awsome, when I looked up this board the other day, I couldnt find your tank thread..
I'll be taggin along on this one llike ai did the first year of your last..
I' just started a 120 myself 7/4..
Looks great.. looking forward to updates.Oceanic 90
CO2 injected planted
8 Zebra Loaches
6 cory 2 panda 4 pepper
10 Diamond Tetras
1 Marbled Angel
09-15-2011, 03:44 PM #8
its been a while guys but im back after a terrible power outage last year and losing just about everything heres an update!
09-15-2011, 04:15 PM #9
Wow, very beautiful, relaxing view. Well done especially after your disaster!Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
If your not angry, your not paying attention...
150G Cube FWLR (Morays) 75G Fresh (Bichers/Gourami) 24G Cube (Reef/Goby/Seahorse's/Garden Eels)
10G Fresh (Beta) 2 x 29G Breeders (cycling) to be ready for January 15
09-16-2011, 02:46 PM #10
Thanks and yea it has def come a long way!