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    Default theMerchant (aka Alan) 150g Mixed Reef

    I finally picked the perfect tank for me. I live very close to SC Aquariums and was able to hand pick this tank and stand.

    SC Aquarium Tank dims 60x24x24
    Custom overflow by Exotic Marine Systems , custom made to 48"
    -using Bean Animal drain with 1.5" pipes
    SC Aquarium glass sump , modified baffles for 3 chambers (first chamber refugium, skimmer then return)
    Ecotech marine Vectra L1 return pump
    Ice Cap Gyre 3K



    removed the stock over flow and drilled holes 2 inch bulkhead and return lines


    drill some holes and added water resistant LED strip





    Over Flow



    added a magnetic switch to door, so when I open the door lights come on automatically

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    added some cable management, magnetic child proof locks and fans


    Modified Bean animal drains



    Brackets Installed for support




    Returns

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    Rock Work








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    Looks sweet.....following!

    Reef keeping is life!
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    A drug deal went bad in Ciudad Juarez. He caught a slug in the ankle. He went to the doctor El Magico, who is a midget, to take the slug out. El Magico only takes frags in trade. Now John is in deep with the midget and if he doesn't come up with the frags El Magico is gonna put another slug in the other ankle.



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    I THOUGHT I saw Star Wars molds in the 1st pic...

    Nicely done!!
    240 Gal SPS dominated. Just over 3 years old, but working on it.
    Custom 100 Gal Sump. 5 Gen 3 pro's
    SRO 500 Internal Skimmer
    Jebao 4 way doser
    1 HP Chiller
    APEX controlled

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    Hey Alan where did u get those brackets to hold the pvc?
    170 Gallon 96" x 24" x 17" Visio Glass Mixed Reef w/ coast-to-coast overflow, 2 x 8 bulb TekLight w/ 4 Reef Brites (2 Techs and 2 XHOs), APEX, Gyre 150xf, Modded Tunze 6045, Jebao WP60, 2 part w/ Bubble Magus doser, Kalkwasser top-off, Fluval SP4 return, and AquaMaxx CO-3 Skimmer, and Frag rack in sump.

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    Looking good so far Alan...any thought on going zeovit system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bustayanky View Post
    Hey Alan where did u get those brackets to hold the pvc?
    They sell the brackets in the electrical dept only at Lowes. Im planning on using the larger ones for my UV mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newe70 View Post
    Looking good so far Alan...any thought on going zeovit system?
    Not going Zeovit.... for now.
    Im still going to use Triton.

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    Very nice Alan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndrwater View Post
    I THOUGHT I saw Star Wars molds in the 1st pic...

    Nicely done!!
    Chewwwwy

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    finished up returns and mounted the Emperors Aquatic UV using the same conduit brackets from Lowes.
    For the UV supply, I added a flow meter and gauge




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    Any benefits to having the secondary drain where you have it? Shorter PVC run? I plan to run the emergencies just like you have them, but was going to run the primary and secondary drains to the sock section in my sump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMachine View Post
    Any benefits to having the secondary drain where you have it? Shorter PVC run? I plan to run the emergencies just like you have them, but was going to run the primary and secondary drains to the sock section in my sump.
    this is plumbed like a bean animal with the emergency high on the middle section of sump

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMerchant View Post
    this is plumbed like a bean animal with the emergency high on the middle section of sump
    Yeah I realize that... wondering about the secondary but I guess it doesnt matter where it dumps in the sump?
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