Rock-n-Reef’s 200 Gallon build

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The UV clamps from Neat Aquatics... really loved this stuff. sturdy and solid holding it together.

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Mounted the UV vertical, so that it is easy for maintenance. BTW, I do not turn on the UV unless I see any issues. In the last 4 years I had it, I have probably run that for two times. But it is good to have it plumbed in so that I don't have to scramble if needed.

Once a month, I turn up the flow on this loop heavily to flush out any detritus build up. Otherwise the flow rate thorugh it is about 200 gallons an hour.

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Time to move the live stock in... (and the first snow of the season! 10/30/2020)

Removed the lights from the old tank, and mounted them

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The blue tape on the tank is to give me a visual on how tall I can go with the rockscape.

The canister that you see on the left side in the picture above, I ran a 10 micron filter and a carbon block as I was moving the things. Not sure if it helped, but didn't have any casualty during the move.
 
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I didn't attempt to aquascape as I was moving... only focused on dipping some corals and cleaning up few rocks before moving them into the new tank. If I tried to dip the corals, clean the rocks and aquascape, I knew it was going to take forever and didn't want to stress the corals too much.

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10 hours later! all the rocks are in the new tank. going to let them settle down

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The anemones were moved to a stock tank for a couple of days while I can get that small tank plumbed into the system.

The small tank was not drilled for the return line... so drilled that for a 3/4 inch return line

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installed a new overflow for this tank and on to the stand!

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Really happy with how the stand for the small tank turned out. This stand will hold most of the electronics away from the sump and all the water splash.

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I didn't want to crowd this panel too much to keep everything easily accessible. So build a second cabinet that went on the left side of the main tank sump.

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This will hold all the battery backups for the main tank, trident and few other devices.

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The aquascape has been kept really simple... goal was to keep at least 9 to 10 inches of space above the tallest point in the rockscape, incline the rock work towards the back and to the right side of the aquascape to give it a bit of depth and build a few open channels between the rock work.


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Left section:

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Middle section:

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And the Right most section.
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The aquascape has been kept really simple... goal was to keep at least 9 to 10 inches of space above the tallest point in the rockscape, incline the rock work towards the back and to the right side of the aquascape to give it a bit of depth and build a few open channels between the rock work.


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Left section:

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Middle section:

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And the Right most section.
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Nice, looking good!
 

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I love it...... I think I need to invite you over to my house to opine on my plumbing challenge as I’m looking to plumb in a remote sump...... holiday meet up?!?!
 

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Okay, I have been lazy with updating the thread... "tank build got in the way" :p

it has been a month since the last post.

Slacker I've gone over a year IIRC in my build thread :cool:

Awesome looking set up for starters looks even bette than I imagined based on when you started the thread... I did have a question. Is there a reason you haven't painted the back of the clown/anemone tank? Are you having issues with the sun coming in through the doors? I was just curious if you planned on keeping it see through/peninsula style did you ever think about putting the overflow on the right side?

Sorry if some of these questions have been answered in the first few pages I didn't look back over the whole build thread I just forgot based on the month long lack of updates :p
 
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