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    Senior Member carrhd's Avatar
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    Hank, Anita, and Lily's 220 gallon built in.

    Here's a picture from today:



    A bigger picture:

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/big%20panorama-m.jpg

    and a stupidly huge (27 megapixel) one:

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/big%20panorama.jpg

    Click the big one only if you're on a high speed link.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

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    Looking good Hank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenzy View Post
    Looking good Hank.
    Thanks. We're pretty happy with the way it is coming along now that the big fish are gone.

    Here's some yellow polyps:



    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/100_1615-cu.jpg

    and a leather:



    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/100_1619-cu.jpg

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    Beautiful tank. 220 is what I want to go too. Just a question, how is your plumbing set up? I see the boxes in the back with piping, which I believe are your overflows. What is the white pipe to the left? Is your tank drilled on the bottom or are they external overflows?
    Heh, I guess that was more than one question. lol
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solowma View Post
    Beautiful tank.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by solowma View Post
    220 is what I want to go too. Just a question, how is your plumbing set up? I see the boxes in the back with piping, which I believe are your overflows.
    Yes, those are silenced overflows. I've got a couple of 1.5" Tigerflex drains running down to a red bucket sump (it's actually a big red bucket.) I use a 25 year old Little Giant lift pump top return the water to the tank.


    Quote Originally Posted by solowma View Post
    What is the white pipe to the left? Is your tank drilled on the bottom or are they external overflows?
    You mean the one at the top of the tank that is shaped like a U? That's the return from my frag tank. It's 5" x 5" x 66" and sits on top of my Eurobracking. The lift pump is a Maxi 1200 that you can just see sticking into the water on the upper right. It is bottom drilled. The water overflows into a 1" PVC stand pipe. The U is to silence it and to catch bubbles.

    The main tank only has the two holes for the overflows. The return is up over the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by solowma View Post
    Heh, I guess that was more than one question. lol
    One question is never enough.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    tanks looking awesome :b6:

    i see the three stripe is still in there, they are sneaky buggers :b7:
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    tanks looking awesome
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    i see the three stripe is still in there, they are sneaky buggers :b7:
    Yup. It hasn't been bothering anything, though, so that's ok. I wasn't sure if it was picking at things but we're pretty certain at this point that it isn't.

    It's amazing, you know, that I always thought it was lighting issues or water quality issues or bad aquarium juju that was causing my corals to slowly disappear. Turns out it was my big damsels picking at them and harassing them constantly.

    Stupid fish.

    Hank.
    220G mixed reef main, 30 G (3 x 10) brood/grow-out, 25 G secondary, 6 G frag with shared sump

    Return Pump: Iwaki MD55RLT
    Water Movement: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060, 4 x MaxiJet 1200
    Lighting: 60" Outer Orbit dual 250 W 10k HQI and quad 48" T5HO Actinic
    Skimmer: Precision Marine Bullet-2 with Iwaki MD55RLT, WC610 waste collector, and gate valve

    Experience: Fresh since 1976 - Marine since 1987

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hank.carr

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    The tank looks really good Hank. What a difference it makes when you can actually have corals in it.

    Now I guess that all you have to do is wait for everything to grow ;-) What's the plan from here?
    65g - 80lbs LR - 4x36" 39W T5 HOs (2x10000K,2xActinics) - CSS125 - 25g sump - Mag 7 return - Blueline SD-1100 Closed Loop with OM Squirt * 2x Amphiprion ocellaris - 1x Paracanthurus hepatus - 1x Zebrasoma flavescens
    29g - with stuff ;-)
    Coming Soon - 120g with more stuff

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    wow, real nice Hank !

    for your panoramas, you should try photoshop or photoshop elements, there is a tool in there to match all the panoramas together.. i've seen some nice results using it.

    Id love to see some pics of the plumbing/sump area always love to see how things work

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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