Hibye's 125 Gallon Build Thread!

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    hibye

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    Hello everyone! Summer is coming and I am ready to buy new things for my tanks.

    Today I moved the 125 gallon tank and stand downstairs to my bedroom. I also have about a 5 gallon bucket full of gravel ready for the tank. One tall 20 gallon sump, and one long 20 gallon sump. The tank is made by marineland. The back is spraypainted matte black. I have about 50% of the plumbing parts nesscary for the tank currently. I have "Miricle Mud" for the refugium and some of the algea scrubber finished.

    Now some pictures!
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    Stand, still needs doors and all the electric wiring.

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    Five gallons of gravel. (Not including a pound or two still in the tank.)

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    Tank, is that a reflection of Hibye?!?!.

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    Two Sumps with plubing and miricle mud

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    Future plans (Not including Fish or rock)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Wow finally a picture of the elusive Hibye!! :)

    I'm glad you are getting your big tank up and running. Looks good so far. Did your dad help with the stand?

    Can't wait to see more updates throughout the summer!
     
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    hibye

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    Thanks, And Yeah he helped me out with it. I plan on buying a 760 watt Odyssea Halide setup, Odyssea UV steralizer, and other things. I am not sure on what skimmer or pumps to buy yet. I cant find a cheap/good skimmer and im not sure what brand/GPH pump to get?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Octopus skimmers are pretty cheap (a couple hundred bucks). You could even try to find a used one.

    What fish do you want to keep?
     
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    Whassup hibye...that is gonna be one sweet build. Can't wait to see it all come together.
     
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    Wow Hibye you have been a busy boy! Can't wait to see everything come together. It's gonna be a very nice set-up. Congrats!
     
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    hibye

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    I plan to keep smaller fish and maybe a tang or two. I still have my yellow watchman goby so he'll be in there as well.
     
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    wow Hibye! I can't wait to see this thing all put together! :D thats gonna be an awesome looking tank :)
     
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    Hibye growing up before our very own eyes!Great job so far,a 125g. will give you alot to play around with.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Maybe take a look at the Mag pumps.. I use a Mag 9. A Mag 12 will do 1200gph without headloss. The reason I'm suggesting a mag pump is that it has a sponge on the intake that you can remove and easily clean. You want to try to keep as much gunk from getting back to the tank as possible. Some people have complained that they're a little loud but I don't notice it. But before buying, let others state there opinions is the tank is in a main living area. You certainly don't want a loud pump.
     
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    I don't notice the noise on my Mag pump either PRC. That's what I would of suggested.
     
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    My mag is dead silent...the only way I can tell if it's not working is if the sump overflows.
     
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    I've used a Mag for my sump for 5 years. Never heard a thing from it.
     
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    I originally purchased large Mag pumps but the were tremendously loud so I returned them. I have found the Qoiet One pumps to be more acceptable. It my just be the sheer size of them and it may not be an issue in the smaller pumps.
     
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    My Mag was loud as heck!It was the big 2400 model though.
     
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    Wow, a pic of you. Nice tank and get it set up already!!!
     
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    Those pumps are a little expensive but What GPH should I have?
     
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    In my 125, I use a mag 9, which puts out 9000 gph before headloss. I have dual returns, so not sure if you have the same or not, but that's what I did.
     
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    I think Amanda meant 900gph.

    You will need something around 1200gph at zero head height for your dual overflows.
     
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