Barry's 120 Gallon Reef

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    Grassman Learning on the fly!

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    I just returned from picking up my new to me 120 gallon tank. Yes I am still alive. Kim is a little pissed that I bought it without consulting her, but I think she'll enjoy it.

    Anyone want to help me unload it? She refuses to carry it the 4' it needs to go to the garage.

    The dimensions of the tank is 48" x 24" x 24".

    It came with a metal stand that has more rust on it then my 13 year old car does.

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    The back of the tank is blue, but thank gawd it's only a back ground. I'm off to pick up some black spray paint when I take the truck back to work tomorrow.

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    It needs a major cleaning, and the overflow should be redone with bulkheads as it's just siliconed ABS right now. This thread may be one of the slowest in history, but when it's done I won't have any of the headaches I've had with my current tank.
     
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    Yay! How exciting!!
     
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    Not as slow as mine!
     
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    YAY!!! New tank!!!
     
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    lol mine i seem to be telling myself what i did with the few comments i get,nice tank though! look forward to seeing it finished!
     
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    congrats! looking forward to it!
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    Ohhh yeaa, nice!!!
    I seem to get more excited for other peoples builds than my own! :? Hahaha
     
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    Very nice! I can't wait to see it come to life.
     
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    That looks to be a nice sized tank. I like the blue background personally.
     
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    Waddi Shenanigans? VIP Member

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    hahaha nice. very good price too!
     
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    Grassman Learning on the fly!

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    Nah..just finished my equipment list. Unless I get some serious side job it's gonna be quite a while! Looking somewhere's in the ball park for $5,000.
     
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    (whispering), ok, we won't tell...shhhh. :)
    Nice pickup by the way.
     
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    $5,000!?
     
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    Grassman Learning on the fly!

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    120 Gallon Setup

    Tank - $125

    Stand
    Pioneer Cabinetry

    Plumbing
    Me

    Renovations
    Me

    Skimmer - $125
    Xtreme SWC 160 Cone Protein Skimmer

    Sump - $60.00
    45 Gallon LONG Aquarium QUICK SALE! - London Pet Accessories - Kijiji London Canada.

    Lights - $299 + shipping, exchange & customs
    Odyssea 48 inch Metal Halide Fixture 2x250W HQI + 4x54W T5 +6xDual LED

    Live Rock - $2.99/lbs = $405.44
    Premium Reefer Rock - per/lb : Eco-Reefer, The finest marine rock in Canada!

    6 Bags Substrate - $201.03 + shipping
    Caribsea Arag-Alive Indo Pacific Black Substrate - 20 lbs.

    2 Heaters - $69.27 + shipping
    Jager 300 Watt Aquarium Heater (Eheim)

    Auto-top Off - $158.14 + shipping
    Aqua Medic Niveaumat Aquarium Top-Off System

    Test Kit – $228.98 + shipping
    Elos Aqua Test Complete Marine Set

    Refractometer - $50.79 + shipping
    Vertex Salinity Refractometer

    Thermometer - $41.75 + shipping
    Lifegard Aquatics Lifegard Big Digital Alert Thermometer

    Powerheads - $101.11 + shipping
    Hydor Koralia Evolution Powerhead (1050 GPH)
    Hydor Koralia Evolution Powerhead (550 GPH)



    Bulk Heads & Fittings - $144.70 + shipping
    2 @ Standard Threaded Bulkhead Fitting (1-1/2")
    2 @ Double Threaded Bulkhead Fitting (3/4")
    6 @ 3/4" Modular Piping Fitting - 6" Length
    2 @ 3/4" Modular Piping MPT Connector Fitting
    4 @ 3/4" Modular Piping Flare Nozzle Fitting
    2 @ 3/4" Modular Piping Y Fitting
    1 @ 1/2" Modular Piping Assembly Pliers

    RODI Unit - $150 + Shipping, exchange & customs
    Filter Direct Online Store (C)

    Salt - $180.78
    Reef Crystals Salt 160 Gallon Mix [RC160] - $79.99 : Incredible Aquarium

    TDS Meter - $39.31
    Handheld TDS Meter [tdsmeter] - $34.79 : Incredible Aquarium

    Pump - $201.08 + shipping
    Danner Mag-Drive 1800 Supreme Water Pump

    Black Acylic For Corner Overflow - $33.90
    Parker Plastics

    Resealing Tank - $90.40
    Lyle Recker


    $2705.68 + stand, plumping supplies & renovations

    I'm still waiting for a quote on the stand and canopy cover, but I know already that Art's work isn't cheap. You get what you pay for and he's the best cabinet builder in the area. Old school builder.

    Renovation is part of the deal with me getting this tank. I have to finish the basement. Drop ceilings and panel/drywall with chair rail walls. Plus electrical that up to code with inspection.
     
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    Congrats Barry, can't wait to see it come together
     
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    Grassman Learning on the fly!

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    Thanks Brian.

    I've been removing the silicone from inside the tank, and I removed the old overflow. It was missing teeth.

    Rob is going to pick up the skimmer next week. I'm going to try it out in the old tank.

    I'm going to test the back and bottom tomorrow to see if the glass is tempered or not.

    Going to grab a piece of black acrylic tomorrow from work and see if I can build and new corner overflow for both back corners. I'm thinking if I put the heater by the aluminum brake I should be able to get a tighter 90 without breaking the brake or acrylic.

    Only if I get the bunny's nesting box done as she's suppose to have babies again next week and get the new table sanded.
     
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    Grassman Learning on the fly!

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    If anything on my list doesn't look good, please let me know.
     
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