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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy
    sweet tank! gonna be running a sump?
    Yes. Plan for a fluidized sump with algae scrubber.

    Once I figure out how big of fluidized bed section I need I will build it out of acrylic. I just posted about sizing on another forum... hope I get a responce.

    So far the design goes... dual return ---> filter floss ---> skimmer ---> fuidized bed ---> triple baffle ---> scrubber ---> dual return pumps
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    whats the footprint ?
    10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
    55G Reef-
    55G FOWLR-soon
    55G Coral only-soon
    150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
    75G predator tanksoon

    DIY live rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpimichael02
    whats the footprint ?
    18sqft tank
    10sqft sump - unless design changes
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Well, tank has been filling with water for 36 hours... half way there! Once it gets a little more I will add the salt, heater and pump to start that process.

    The only downside is so far with everything leveling out I am 1/4" lower on the right side than the left. It may level out like my 120g did but we will see. I doubled checked with the OEM and it is within spec.
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Took the water out of the aquarium and started to shim the entire stand.

    I would recommend everyone to shim their stands from now on. I am amazed how off everything really is. I used a dollar bill to check for gaps and then added the shims. I used the composite ones from home depot which are not expensive.

    Hopefully tonight I can resume filling the tank
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Just want to say that I'm really enjoying this journal and look foward to checking the progress each day! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuckoochews
    Just want to say that I'm really enjoying this journal and look foward to checking the progress each day! Thanks!
    Thank you! I need to post more pics soon
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
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    Just saying (sure you got this covered) the tank will weigh near 3000 lbs - more than many small cars ...over build your tank stand and I assume it will be sitting on a thick concrete level surface - if it shifts at all, that will 300 gals of salt water, all the fish and live rock ... .

    By the way, I thought live rock and algae scrubbers consumed nitrates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cermet
    Just saying (sure you got this covered) the tank will weigh near 3000 lbs - more than many small cars ...over build your tank stand and I assume it will be sitting on a thick concrete level surface - if it shifts at all, that will 300 gals of salt water, all the fish and live rock ... .

    By the way, I thought live rock and algae scrubbers consumed nitrates?
    Yea everything has been reinforced. I also added more stand supports.

    Correct, LR and scrubbers consume nitrates. Since I won't have much live rock the scrubber is a must unless I want to do water changes all the time... which I don't lol
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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    Tank is shimmed to +/- 1/16 of an inch but the 4ft level bubble was in the center at all my points.

    I put the water back in, added 2 buckets of salt, pump and heater to mix it.
    Tonight I will install the sump then add the sand. Maybe by tomorrow it will be fully running? Only time will tell
    300g + 240g in wall build! - Follow Here
    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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