200 Gallon build

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    JohnVH Reefer Madness VIP Member

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    JohnVH submitted a new Showcase Item:

    200 Gallon buld

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    Looking good @JohnVH! :D

    I love seeing build progress threads :).
     
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    Will this be updated in the future?

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    Received some more stuff for the build. Got the last two AI Hydra 26's and a pair of the Neptune WAV's, planned on getting 4 (want something on the back wall for random flow) thought that 4 WAV's through the APEX could come up with some great flows to minimize dead spots. I have a Maxspect Gyre 150 on the 120 now, was thinking of picking up another with an upgraded dual controller to have a pair on the back wall. A pair of WAV's would cost a little more but with the Gyre's I would be able to add an Ice Cap or equivalent battery backup in the future.

    Also picked up Neptune probe holder and the Neptune ATK, and for the return pump I decided to go with a Magnus 12000 VSB by Sunpole.
    I definitely wanted an internal pump. It can push a ton of water and the sump will be directly below the tank in the basement no bends head height will be 11.5 ft.

    Should be getting new pics of the tank soon it is also still evolving

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    Still have to design the sump and finish scraping wall paper and paint the living room

    equip.jpg wall1.jpg wall3.jpg

    I am taking away my wife's favorite place to sit

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    Build update, well the living room finally got painted and some work in the basement for the new sump.

    Before
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    After
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    New sump design. Sump is 125 gallon with 5 chambers. 1st chamber intake, 2nd chamber is the largest and will hold Skimmer and items for manifold as well as function as water change chamber for water changes (aprox. 40 gallon), 3rd chamber will be for Cheato Refugium (aprox. 30 gallon), 4th chamber planning on Marine Pure Balls (aprox. 15 gallon), 5th Chamber return.
     

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    The tank should be in the house within the next 2 weeks getting ready to go.


    Revamped my RO/DI system
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    Have pretty much all I need.
    So far equipment for the new build.
    Apex Controller with:
    -ATK
    -DOS
    -WAVs x2
    -Breakout Box
    -1" Flow Sensor
    -Magnetic Probe Holder

    800W Finnex Heater
    will also have 1- 300W and 1-500W for backup

    newequip1.jpg newequip2.jpg

    3 x AI 26HD's
    I also picked up the Aquatic Life 61" T5 Hybrid fixture for the AI 26HD's w/ 2 80W ATI Blue Plus and 2 80W ATI Purple Plus bulbs to supplement the LED's. I was going to get a 4th AI 26HD but decided to go with the hybrid instead.

    Vertex 200i Omega Skimmer
    AquaMaxx VSB-12000 Return Pump w/ controller for Apex
    Evergrow Nova S2 90W LED Refugium Light
    2 x Maxspect Gyre XF250 Pumps w/ Advanced Controller
    2 x IceCap Backup Battery
    2 x Gate Valves and Unions
    LocLine for return

    Tank has Herbie style overflow.
    Will post more when the tank comes and when the Sump is done.
    Basement is done sump stand is built, teleposts are in all I need now is some PVC and Elbows and I will be ready to go.
     
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    Looking good @JohnVH! Hope the rest of the build goes well :thumbsup:
     
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    Got the frame for the new build from my friend that built the tank. My wife said if its in the living room it has to look nice. It is very large, originally when the tank was built the sump was going to be in the stand but that changed to the sump going into the basement the wife's idea. A couple of trips to Home Depot and Lowes and basically winging it, I ended up with this ready to be sanded stained and finished and hardware. Tank is coming soon after that.

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