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    Nicks 220g Big Boy Build

    I held off as long as I could. The 220 is in my garage. We went and picked it up this morning. Moving it landed my cousin in the emergency room, he put out his back bending to set it down. Still waiting to hear the damage, hoping he is alright.


    I have a 48x24x18 with starphire glass front as my sump. I cleaned it up and need to build the baffles and dividers still. It is a very nice tank, reef ready with two holes drilled in the bottom and a corner overflow. I'll have to cover up the holes, likely by silliconing glass over them... and leaving the overflow in place, hopefully leaving the section with the holes dry. We will see.


    The 72x24x30 display will be in the main room of our basement rec room. It backs onto a large unfinished room which will house my sump, fish QT, coral QT, water mixing and making station, and fish only laundry tub. None of this stuff exists yet, I have to build it and will document the progress.


    Next step, drill the tank for C2C bean animal overflow. Get glass measured and cut for overflow box and sump baffles. Frame stands, and move the DT down to the basement and on the stand.


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    Fish wish list:

    Zoster Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys zoster)
    Pair of Bellus Angelfish (Genicanthus bellus)
    Magnificent Foxface
    Pair of Clowns

    Melanarus wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus)
    Yellow Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)
    Pink Wrasse (halichoeres trispilus)
    Leopard Wrasse juvenile female
    Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus solorensis)
    Mystery Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus ocellatus)

    Tracey's Damselfish
    Flame Angel or Potters Angel

    5 Tangs

    1)Yellow Eye Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus) OR
    Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis) OR
    Square tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus truncatus)
    2)White Cheek Tang (acanthuras nigricans) OR
    Powder Blue Tang ((Acanthurus leucosternon)
    3)Blonde Naso Tang (Naso lituratus)
    4)Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)
    5)Pacific Blue (hippo) tang (Paracanthiras hepatus)

    I am still doing research, but this is where my brain is at the moment.

    Love to hear some insight or advice from experienced fish keepers.
    Last edited by Nick James; 20-11-2016 at 09:10 PM.

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    Congratulations...nice catch
    Definitely you will love the bigger tank
    The fish list is nice too,
    Too many wrasses for my taste.. even if it is a big tank there is chance of fighting... there is a reason why fish store keep them separately
    IF YOU LOVE THE REEF.. SAVE IT!
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    Thanks Luigi. I definately have to do some more research on mixing and matching the wrasses. This "list" may shrink or change over time and may take years to achieve. I definately want a magnificent foxface in there early on and atleast one of the halichoeres wrasses. The leopard is looking well down the road.

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    The DT pre drilling



    The sump..



    The wall where the DT will go. I will build the stand and trim it the same as the wainscotting so that it has a built in look. I may install a fan to suck moisture into the room behind where there will be a bathroom vent set up to a humidity sensor above the sump area.



    The "fish corner" for my sump, QT, mixing station, laundry tub. There is a vent pipe and water source above and the drain stack to the right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nallender View Post
    The DT pre drilling



    The sump..



    The wall where the DT will go. I will build the stand and trim it the same as the wainscotting so that it has a built in look. I may install a fan to suck moisture into the room behind where there will be a bathroom vent set up to a humidity sensor above the sump area.



    The "fish corner" for my sump, QT, mixing station, laundry tub. There is a vent pipe and water source above and the drain stack to the right.

    Ha your sump would be a nice Display tank for me.

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    Wow.. Nick you got
    The "good to go"
    I will be following the build
    IF YOU LOVE THE REEF.. SAVE IT!
    E-MAIL ME. WEB PAGE
    1999-33g Fresh ,2006 planted,
    2001-2014 90g Reef
    2004-30g Saltwater ,
    2014 March 16, 125G
    ,Mak4 for return,DIY sump,DIY Beckett Skimmer(AF37) driven by a Mak4,DIY Calcium reactor(PM),
    MJ MODS 1x400, wp25, RW15,Apex Pro, ATS with leds
    Lighting: 96 X 3W LED's

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71xlch View Post
    Ha your sump would be a nice Display tank for me.
    I know, I kind of felt guilty when i bought it for my sump but the price dropped and dropped and I got it for $75!! It started at $200 on another site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUIGI View Post
    Wow.. Nick you got
    The "good to go"
    I will be following the build
    Ya, I jumped at the moment I was given "permission"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nallender View Post
    I know, I kind of felt guilty when i bought it for my sump but the price dropped and dropped and I got it for $75!! It started at $200 on another site.
    How Big is that sump?? I got a free 135 from my Brother in Law... can't turn that down right??

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