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    Starting on the In Wall

    Have the space cleared out, brought the stand in and let it acclimate to the indoor temps. Had to do some modification as we had built it to keep the tank level in the old house when the floor was anything but level..
    Going to install the bottom plywood base (over 2x10 studs spaced 12 " on center) for the sump.
    Will measure the height of the stand plus 3/4" and mark the opening. Once that is done, going to build a 'window' frame to support the load as the weight of the front of the tank will be supported here.
    Next will go over the stud wall and existing stand with 3/4" plywood. Glue it, screw it, fill the holes, light sand and a coat of paint.
    We'll see where things go after that, money is a little tight at the moment.
    I'll take pics as we go..
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    so exciting :b16:

    take your time and do it right the first time, you wont regret it.
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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
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Well we've had the tank a while so have definitely been taking our time
    Do you think I could get away with using my coralife 125 on the tank for a while as long as I don't add anymore livestock?
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    i don't see why not, time will tell for sure. just keep the bioload light for now and feed smart.
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    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
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    I'll have the 55gal sump with about 30gal of water or so in it (guessing here as it has not been designed yet) plus the 116gal in the main tank. I have the CL 125 and a small remora nano from my first tank. Would there be any advantage to running both of these in the sump?
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    if they'll both pull then yes but if you try it and only one is pulling anything then yank the smaller or least efficient one ( from experience ). the theory is that two similar skimmers will battle each other, you'll tune one in and the other will go out, so you adjust and now the first skimmer goes out. two different skimmers are producing different sized bubbles and pulling different 'gunk' so they can work together.

    it is still best to use one properly sized and set up skimmer but with the increased volume and minimal bioload i think you'll be ok for now. :b15:
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    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
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Yeah, I think so too, I only have 4 fish (6-line, perc, 2 engineer gobies)..
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    yea i want to see pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    RO/DI Unit is in..

    YukonDude installed the RO/DI unit last night and it sure went a lot better than the first one we did at the old house! Not one leak first try!! Much neater install also, much to my pleasure..
    Here's some pics, It's already been purged and will probably purge it again one more time before using any of the water.
    Will post pics of the stand once there's a hole in the wall!
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    take it one project at a time, i love doing builds.
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    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
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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