The Official Build Thread Of Slm32123 (Steve)

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    slm32123

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    Hey guys, I finally ordered ALL of my equipment that I still needed for my 75 gallon build. I know I made a thread previously, but it is about 3 months old now, and definitely dead. So I will link that thread so I won't have to post all the pictures again. So here's the old thread...
    Pictures start on page 5, the first 4 pages are discussion on which lights to get. https://www.livingreefs.com/slm32123-75-gallon-build-t27987.html

    I will keep you all updated, as boxes and boxes of stuff arrive!:^: I expect the first shipment to get here sometime around tuesday or wednesday next week.

    Oops. Just remembered, I still need the plumbing equipment... AND A RETURN PUMP!:frustrat:
     
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    Ok guys, I just redid the silicone in the tank. I took a lot of pictures, now i just have to wait until tuesday and i will do a leak test, ive never resealed a tank, so hopefully it will all hold perfectly!
     
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    Well everyone... ALL MY EQUIPMENT IS HERE!:boldblue: Now if I could just get my card-reader to work so I could post pics...:frustrat:


    I know how pics are like your guys' crack... hahaha :rofl:
     
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    Congrats,post pics when you can.
     
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    Finally got the pictures onto my computer! :^:

    The first ones are going to be of redoing the sealant in the tank.
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    The old silicone
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    And the bottom old silicone
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    All the old stripped out
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    Here it is all taped up and ready to begin sealing
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    I think this is the tank after resealing
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    Heres the new stuff
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    And heres what I used, just over 1 tube was needed!
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    great work steve!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    So much better! What an improvement!
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    FYI. You could have used GE Silicone Sealant and saved about $15. Im sure that was not cheap.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    That silicone I used only cost 4.50 a tube so it wasn't bad. And I still have enough left to make the sump with.
     
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    Ok everyone ive got another update for all of you, Heres the boxes i came home to on monday... they totaled up to about 97 pounds

    The boxes
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    The first box, 50 lbs of dry rock
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    The second box had everything except my heaters... RO/DI, powerheads(wrong ones), and my octopus DH-B300 HOB skimmer
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    The other box was just the heaters. I originally ordered 2 300 watt hydor theos, but they were out of stock, and didnt advertise them as out of stock on the site, so they asked me if i would be alright with the more accurate finnex heaters for no extra cost. So of course I obliged :D

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    Nice stuff!

    Great job on the silicone.It needed it.
     
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    Thanks
    Oh yeah it definitely needed it. I wasn't even halfway tempted to risk a leak about a week after I set it up.

    Just wish I would have been smart enough to order the right powerheads the first time, now I have to wait for them to get exchanged from BRS, luckily its only in wisconsin and im in indiana
     
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    Hey guys, I just sent back the two koralia 3s today. I am hoping to get the replacements on friday.
     
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    Heres some more pics!

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    And even more!!:bounce:

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    And all of that came in these 3 boxes.
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    I have some more pics of the lights, ro/di, and skimmer that I still need to upload
     
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    Also, Here is the aquascape I decided for the dry rock, I will be adding all of my live rock in on top of this as well however.

    FTS
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    Left Side
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    Right Side
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    Little closer FTS
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    That looks great! Are you going to fasten the rocks together somehow? Or just leave them be?
     
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