Teds 45 gallon mixed reef

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    Hello everyone, I haven't been around much. With the divorce and then my 10 gallon contest tank winner having a catastrophic heater failure. I was just treading water for a while. Running my two tanks to keep the live rock alive and not much else. Well my brother gave me a new tank. A 50, its still smaller then I would like but what the heck. Its more of a normal shape and I will be able to do a under tank fuge for the first time. I have already ordered all the equipment I will need. I am scrapping the 10 and the 48 corner pent. The rock from those will go in the new build. I am wanting to have a nice clean look for a change. Nothing wired from the ceiling and very little hanging on the tank. No more HOB fuges and weird rigged lights. So here goes. I am going to include some photos of the tank before I scrub the :pooh: out of it.
     

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    Oh by the way he did have this a freshwater set up. He bought it set it up bought a :pooh: load of fish and everything died because it wasn't cycled. He got disgusted tore it down and it sat in his garage for a few years. I know it never had any chemicals used in it. So should all be good.
     
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    Welcome back...I'd do a leak test on it first if you haven't already done so.
     
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    ya when I clean it I will test it.
     
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    cant wait to see more of this build Ted :D
     
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    All the new toys are in the mail......:bounce: sump, lights, pump, skimmer, drain line, return line, heater, overflow.......I hate waiting on UPS :grumble:
     
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    Same here I'm waiting on my new PCR overflow as we type LOL
     
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    so the sump/fuge is suppose to be here Saturday. All the rest of the hardware, lights pump, skimmer. heater, plumbing lines, overflow have a ETA of Wednesday. I am nervous about getting the sump into the stand....I am thinking that I will need to take out the middle support to get it in and then reinstall the support. Also was thinking of painting the inside of the stand white. I was thinking that it might be brighter for the refugium. or does that really matter. Plan on cleaning the "new" tank tomorrow. Just dont want to drop it really need a extra person to help carry it. Anyone have a extra person they can send me? :scratchch
     
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    I have been looking forward all day to getting the sump in....checked the tracking on FedEx and either I looked at it wrong or it was changed to Tuesday. I picked up some Aiptasia RX yesterday and nuked some aiptasia I found in my soon to be scuddled two other tanks. My daughter was helping and she freaked a little when she saw the aiptasia move then melt into nothing. She was telling me she felt bad for them...:grumble: Then I pointed out that we kill all the fleas on her dog when they come over from her mothers does she feel bad for them.. She said "no" I told her its basically the same thing..Except aiptasia are harder to get rid of. :D
     
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    Just ordered two Koralia evolution 550's to run with my wave maker.....
     
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    Think I'm jumping on board to watch your build. Can't wait for ya to get it up and running. Thanks for the help about the hob refugium and everything else. Hoping to get them soon for my $100 build. That'll put it a lil over but if you say it runs like that it'll be worth it. Thanks again Matthew.
     
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    no problem at all. I am getting more excited about this build each day. Moved the tank to the back porch so I can do a good clean out and water test tomorrow. Plan on painting the back as well if everything goes well. Tuesday sump should be here Wednesday lights pump and plumbing. :^:
     
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    What kind of lights are you getting?
     
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    Sounds good Ted I understand the excitement. Sure up just upgrading my filtration but still super exciting because this is my first sump. Well I hope the tank passes the water test can't wait to see more shoots of the build.
     
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    Well I am on a budget and I have used this company before with no problems. This is the lights coming Wednesday Odyssea T5 Aquarium Lighting I have 150 watt MH pendant on another tank I got from them three years ago and have had no issues. :D found out that the tank is actually a 45 not a 50. I was going on the info from my brother...No biggie still will be nice. Looking at mainly softies and some zoahs.
     
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    Hey Ted its all good I'm running a quad T5 By Odyssea doing good by me :D
     
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    My next build has the 18" 150 MH & t-5 combo. That are odyssa.
     
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    More progress made tonight. The old 10 gallon contest winning tank is no more. Took it down and scrub all the LR with a new toothbrush. Trying to get off as much as that dang bubble algae as I can. I figure the new tank will need some emerald crabs because there is no way I got everything. After the scrubbing the LR is in the corner pent staying wet and happy until all of it gets relocated to the new tank. Still a long way to go but making progress.....The new tank will be located on the now empty space that the 10 gallon was on.
     

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    looking like a good start
     
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