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    Cool In Wall 125 Gallon

    So some of you know I just got a new house and there was a 125 in the wall already. I didn't want to take risks with old stuff so I am replacing it.

    What follows in this thread is the replacement and upgrades to the system for years to come.

    Thanks for viewing and I hope you enjoy.



    p.s - if you have any recommendations, concerns, or comments post them
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    I found this to be funny as I didn't know they made big tanks.
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    Now to find some muscle to remove the old tank and put in the new one.
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    I decided I had to start curing my marco rock. I was thinking, why not use the natural light and heat of the day to help. I have a power head and heater in each container with about 30+ lbs or marco rock.

    Comments, concerns, or questions on this?

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    Did you add a piece of really purple live rock as a seed?

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    Not yet. But thanks for bringing that up didn't think to do that this morning

    I want to see if I am able to keep the temp up during the night.
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    What happens when you don't drill big enough holes for overflow? :p



    Couldn't move tank myself so I went under and drilled holes bigger...
    I guess I have to plan stuff better...
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    I'm planning on building wall and putting my 125 Gal tank in it. I'm looking for any suggestions, plans, or stories about their attempts.

    I love DIY projects and creating unique conversation pieces. Since it's all new construction I'm sure there are some great ideas.

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    **** be careful with your eyes... Wow nice pit, is it a red nose pit

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    Yes she is. Also have a bull dog/mastif mix
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    wow very nice

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    So, I ordered my sump tanks, and another mag 12 for a return. I will be using 2 Mag 12s for return, and the sump will be 2 29gallons piped together. I decided to do this so I don't have to remove center brace of stand.

    I will add pictures once I get the tanks drilled and installed.
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    This is the front view so far. I will have better pictures when I have the tank up and running.




    Also, should I use a refurgium or a algea turf scrubber?
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    Looks very good, can wait to see it after you get your hands on it!
    55 Gl. non drilled, Mix reef, HOB protein skimmer, BRS bio Pellets reactor, 180W led.
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    75 Gl. Rimless drilled, Vertex IN250 protein skimmer, BRS Biopellet reactor in serie with carbon reactor, return Eheim 1262, 180 watts LED, 3 pump doser for A-B, strontium and magnesium
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    Starting to do the plumbing on the tank.

    To reduce the chances of vibration I used aquarium silicone and laid several beads in the tank for the return pumps to rest on. I will also be using flexible pvc tubing to connect to the hard lines that will be fixed in place.

    Several ball valve unions and unions will be used for safety and to optimize cleaning or reconfiguring down the road.

    I will have more pictures to come.



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    Cool idea, I like the concept
    55 Gl. non drilled, Mix reef, HOB protein skimmer, BRS bio Pellets reactor, 180W led.
    29 Gl. Biocube stock Mix reef
    75 Gl. Rimless drilled, Vertex IN250 protein skimmer, BRS Biopellet reactor in serie with carbon reactor, return Eheim 1262, 180 watts LED, 3 pump doser for A-B, strontium and magnesium
    Reef keeper eliteV2 Controler
    and feeding like crazy, no more low nutrients, yes to a high nutrients and explosive growth

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    Im jealous, I want a tank in the wall so bad.

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    Cool idea, I like the concept
    Thanks, I have done some studying on my setup. Want to try to do it the best that I can.


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    Im jealous, I want a tank in the wall so bad.
    Lusenut2, It was a selling factor for the house .
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    I bet. When my girlfriend moved in I need to make a small room for her son to live in until my roommate moved out. So I made sure when I put the wall I did the frame work for a tank to sit on. Im torn now, I really want to put the tank up but I dont want to kick my roommate out. lol

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