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    Thumbs up theMerch's 150 Gallon

    Well the bug bit me hard and after just 1 year with a new 75 g tank I want bigger,

    I purchase a 150g tank from a fellow reefer who was planning on doing a rock wall. I had different plans, starting with the overflow.

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    150g 48w x 24d x 30h 3 sided sapphire euro braced
    AA Custom Sump
    Exotic Marine 35" Overflow with 1.5 drains
    ATI 48" 8 Bulb Sunpower Non Dimmable
    Emporer Aquatics 40w UV
    Rlss DC10000ii pump (may change)
    Bubble Magnus DC Skimmer
    Aquamedic 4 channel doser
    Triton System


    Here is the tank as I got it:


    Step 1 remove overflow. I did this by using a box cutter, the type that can extend the blade far enough to slice into the silicon. I bought one from Dollar tree.





    all clean



    I plan on patching the original drain with glass and silicon
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    Interesting built alan.

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    I really wanted a coast to coast overflow for this build. I also wanted to keep it clean inside the tank and have as much real estate. Even though the 35" inside box is not a true Coast 2 Coast, it will give me room to drill the returns on each side. Because Im going to be running the Triton system, Im aiming for a turnover rate of 1500 gph plus. I might need a bigger pump, but the drains will keep up.
    Here is a picture of the sexy 35" overflow. Taylor at Exotic has answered all my questions and seem very knowledgeable, you can find him on R2R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMerchant View Post
    Well the bug bit me hard and after just 1 year with a new 75 g tank I want bigger,

    I purchase a 150g tank from a fellow reefer who was planning on doing a rock wall. I had different plans, starting with the overflow.

    Build list:
    150g 48w x 24d x 30h 3 sided sapphire euro braced
    AA Custom Sump
    Exotic Marine 35" Overflow with 1.5 drains
    ATI 48" 8 Bulb Sunpower Non Dimmable
    Emporer Aquatics 40w UV
    Rlss DC10000ii pump (may change)
    Bubble Magnus DC Skimmer
    Aquamedic 4 channel doser
    Triton System


    Here is the tank as I got it:


    Step 1 remove overflow. I did this by using a box cutter, the type that can extend the blade far enough to slice into the silicon. I bought one from Dollar tree.





    all clean



    I plan on patching the original drain with glass and silicon
    Was it difficult to stay clear of the bottom rear seam? A friend of mine may be doing a similat operation but I am worrying about that seem. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3ace9 View Post
    Was it difficult to stay clear of the bottom rear seam? A friend of mine may be doing a similat operation but I am worrying about that seem. Thanks
    No hard at all. I made a score parallel to the seam so I knew when to stop. The silicon would come off at the score line. You do have to be careful anyways. I do plan on adding some silicon on the bottom seal for safe measure since I'll be patching the drain hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iReefer View Post
    Interesting built alan.
    Wait till you see me drill my nano and have it share this sump

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    Are you planning on building your own stand? Skin?
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    Yes. I'm planning on a metal stand for the main tank and nano already has its wooden stand.
    The metal stand would be very similar to my 75g. But the new stand dims are 48x36x36. I like having extra room in the back for power supplies and electrical, so it's now inside the sump area. Will skin it with wood panels and magnets

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