Daniel's 120 Gallon Aquarium

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    Dturner Reefer Madness

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    I have finally finished upgrading from my 90 to a 120 in MUCH better condition, both in regards to the stand and the tank itself. I had a guy from my local LFS do the plumbing for me since I have no clue how to and he did an excellent job.

    Everything is running pretty good, there is kind of a small micro-bubble issue coming somewhere from my return pumps to my main display, they aren't in my sump I know that for sure, so I am seriously hoping it's just new pipe's being broken in and hoping it will go away on its own. Anyone with experience in that area, I'd love to hear your opinion on my microbubble issue.

    My sump is a 30 gallon that I bought from someone on craigslist, I sloppily added 3 baffles to the middle made of 1/4" glass, but hey, they work and that's all that matters. I bought the auto-topoff float valve/cord from Autotopoff.com and I am impressed with the quality for the price I paid ($49 with shipping). I have a 32 gallon store container next to my tank which it pulls RO water from and keeps my return part of my sump perfectly full to where there are no bubbles from the water flowing into it.

    I bought a skimmer rated at 250 gallons I believe for my 120 gallon tank so I should have no problems being underskimmed :mrgreen:. It's already producing some skimmate, so I am happy with my purchase.

    So far the plumbing is a little louder than I expected with a huge slurping sound coming from the left overflow that I can't seem to fix, but again, I am hoping that goes away on its own. The water draining into my sump is also pretty loud, I wish I could put some kind of object over that area to lessen the noise.

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    Looks great! Im jealous
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    That's a very nice upgrade. Looking good.
     
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    Very nice looking tank. Great looking corals. :Cheers:
     
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    Lovely upgrade! Everything looks quite content in the new home.
     
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    "small micro-bubble issue coming somewhere from my return pumps to my main display"

    I actually have the same exact 120 as you. When I first hooked mine up I had microbubbles also. All I had to do to fix it was adjust those black snake tubes at the top of the return where the return water comes out of. Sometimes they create pockets and splash around in there creating the bubbles. Hope this helps you also. If not, it may be an issue with some of the fittings in your plumbing.

    By the way, he did a damn good job with the plumping.
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Looks great!
     
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    Thanks, I made some adjustments to the tubes and I am just crossing my fingers at this point. I can't tell if it worked because it caused some loose dust on some rocks to fly around. We'll see!
     
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    Your tank looks amazing!
     
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    Very nice tank!!
     
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    Some new additions, new Crocea clam I got for free with a purchase of $75 or more on MrCoral.com, seems to be doing well so far:

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    Also picked up 2 banggai cardinals from my LFS today, great addition to the tank!


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    Digitata I picked up a couple weeks ago:

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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Very nice job. Very clean and LOTS of room for those fishies =)

    Do you like your portal?
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Awesome corals!
     
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    That clam is amazing. Wish I could get one. Someday very nice addition tho.
     
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    Awesome tank!
     
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    Sorry dude! I never noticed your question. Yes I love the portal, it was worth every penny I paid for it. Really lets you appreciate your corals that much more, especially SPS corals because you can see the polyps so much better.
     
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    Ignore this post... moved to a different forum in a new thread.
     
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    New mari-cultured acro I picked up in Florida, brought it back in checked baggage. In just as good of condition as it was in the store, thankfully. I also picked up a nice chalice that faded just slightly, so I am waiting for the color to be restored before I post it.

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    Couple new additions... finally got a bubble coral! I wasn't a huge fan of them for a while but this one is florescent green so it really stands out. I also bought an additional roughly 4 inch crocea clam, it looks a lot like the one I have but double the size.

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    Heres my new "Sub-Zero" Watermelon chalice that I got from World Wide Corals, the colors are a lot nicer than what my camera shows. They have amazing chalices at great prices.

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