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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Jason's 240g Miracles

    We will be closing on our new house outside Grand Rapids within the next month, with the new house comes a new tank. This build will be somewhat on a budget. basically what money I've squirreled away for rainy day tank funds.
    Current Account Balance is $6,200. This thread will help keep track of what I've spent on this setup. I will be selling off some of the current equipment to supplement some of upgrades.

    I've spent the last month researching tank builders and have settled upon Miracles in Glass.
    Tomorrow I plan on calling Derek and putting in my order.

    So far I've settled upon 240g 8'x2'x2' 3/4" glass all around,
    Starphire front, Coast to coast External Overflow 3x 1.5" Drain BeanAnimal style, 2x 1" returns, Euro braced top
    Initial quote was $2900 + $340 shipping to depot.
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    Last edited by jduck; 12-31-2012 at 05:36 PM.

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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    Sounds like fun! Keep us up to date and take a lot of pictures please.

    good luck.......chuck

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    Sounds cool!

    The new CR premium membership will offer the ability to hide threads like this from your wife.

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet dimension !! Will be following along for sure. A tank build without the wife knowing?? Please leave detailed instructions how to pull this off so I can finally do my 500 gal dream build without mrs binford knowing. Lol

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    Sounds cool!

    The new CR premium membership will offer the ability to hide threads like this from your wife.
    Ah. How much does that cost?? Send it in pm tho because she reads allot. Lol

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here is my current equipment list that I have been gathering over the last couple years or so. 90% of it I have and I'm sure there will be more to add as I go along with the build.

    Equipment
    •Skimmer: Warner Marine K2, Looking at upgrading to the Super Reef Octopus XP3000 External ~$685
    •Sump: Coustom built by me 42x18x18, would like to upgrade to 60-72" x18x18 ~$440 for acrylic
    •Frag Tank: 60 gal 48x24x12 currently not in use
    •Return/Circulation: Mag 18, to be upgraded Reeflo sequence/Dart Hybrid $270
    •Circulation Power heads: (5) Ecotech Vortech MP40w's, upgrade to (2) MP60 $1200 used
    •Circulation Control: APEX VDM
    •Lighting: (6) AI Sol Blue Led's currently in use over tank and sump.
    ATI Powermodule 48" 8x54w not in use
    •Lighting for Frag tank: ATI sunpower 36" 6x39w
    •Biopellets: Octopus 110 reactor
    •GFO/Carbon: (2) Warner Marine MR1 reactors
    •Tank Automations: APEX controlling 24 outlets, WXM for Vortech, 2xPH probes, temp, salinity, VDM for AI LED
    •Ca Reactor: GEO 612, AquariumPlants.com's Electronic CO2 Regulator
    •RO/DI: bfs Premium Series 100 gpd RO/DI System
    •Heaters: (2) 150w
    •Auto Top Off: Gap Controller Level Loc, on 15 minutes every 6 hours

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by binford4000 View Post
    Sweet dimension !! Will be following along for sure. A tank build without the wife knowing?? Please leave detailed instructions how to pull this off so I can finally do my 500 gal dream build without mrs binford knowing. Lol
    My wife defiantly knows about the tank, just not how expensive everything really is. She came along 6 years ago when I purchased the current 90 Gal setup and knows that it cost $1k with livestock. Which was the amount that she said that I could spend for a new tank. After a few months of research decided that I wouldn't be lucky enough to find the exact tank I was looking for. So I cashed in my stock options.
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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Wall tank will be going in
    IMG 3479 - Jason's 240g Miracles

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    IMG 3539 - Jason's 240g Miracles
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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I picked up a couple like new mp60w. $1200
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    Last edited by jduck; 04-25-2012 at 04:53 PM.
    240 gal. Miracles, 3x 1.5" Beananimal overflow, 60 gal. Frag tank, 120 gal sump. Skimmer: SRO XT5000 EXT, Return Pump: Reeflow Hammerhead Gold Hybrid. Reef Dynamic Biopellet reactor, GEO 6x12 Ca reactor. Lights: 9x AI Sol Blue. Controller: Apex, 40 gal QT

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    Gonna be a nice build

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