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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
    Chesaning, Michigan

    Default 125 rimless

    Great Lakes Aquarium 125 rimless $1,200.00
    25lbs dry rock $100.00
    30lbs misc live rock $200.00
    25lbs fiji live rock $250.00
    100lbs manado live rock $600.00
    Precision Marine R36+ refugium w/ RL225 protein skimmer $799.00
    Precision marine kalreactor KR620 $269.00
    Neptune Systems AquaController $500.00
    JBJ T3-800 True Temp Heating System $180.00
    JBJ Oceanstream powerhead X2 + Duo wavemaker kit $100.00
    JBJ Oceanstream powerhead $43.00
    Iwaki MD70RLT Water Pump $350.00
    190 lbs caribean direct live sand $350.00
    Maxspect Mazzara Lighting system $1,700.00
    Acan 104AC-12B $700.00
    Coralife turbo-twist 6x UV sterilizer $226.00
    100 gallon a day RO $200.00
    Misc parts $300.00

    It has taken a while to get up and running but its finally done. Partially because of a newborn and great lakes aquariums took 2 months to make the tank. The tank is GLA 125 Wide with Starphire glass on the two sides and the front. They built me a custom overflow that comes out the back rather than the bottom. I also had them use black silicone, which they did an awesome job on. I need some help setting up my kalkreactor if anybody has any advice to offer me. Right now I am just dripping it in with a valve but it either fills the refugium up to quickly or doesn't keep my pH where I want it. I am also having an issue with my drain. I put a valve inline to slow the decent of the water since its falling 10 feet but it seems to fill my filter socks up and it spills over the top of them. The refugium is setup for a dual drain. I added a T and split the line into both drains however it does the same thing for both sock filters. I have played with the valve and I am at my threshold where if I close the valve anymore my pump will return the water faster than the overflow can drain. Any help would be appreciated. I am a total noob to saltwater tanks in general so if you see something that seems weird let me know I like to learn.

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    This is my lighting chart for how I currently have it configured.

    2438 lightingchart - 125 rimless

    I was having an issue keeping my pH up on a 35 gal in my office so I bought this C02 monitor to confirm my suspicion that the house wasn't getting adequate ventilation. Sure enough it was near 1500 ppm C02 and when I opened a window near the tank my pH went up drastically. Well this tank is near a sliding glass door that doesn't seal very good so the C02 is very low.

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mar 2011
    Clio, MI


    Very nice, love the rimless

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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sep 2011
    houghton lake


    one of the cleanest systems ive seen. not a whole lot of unorganized wires everywhere. very impressive.

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids


    Yeoooow-za! That is one nice set up, love the scaping and how its fits in the wall cut out. Good Job.
    +1 for Rimless.

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    Very fun stuff! Something to strive for...

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Nov 2010
    Houghton Lake
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    Sweet tank!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    CR Member
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    Aug 2011
    Chesaning, Michigan


    Thanks everyone, my goal was to create a very interactive open system. It has been a labor of love,I had to move part of the couch over in front of it so i could sleep there. I havent watched tv in three weeks!
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    CR Member
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    Jan 2010


    Dang, your sump has a more expensive light than my diy led light over my 75g tank lol. Sweet setup.

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    Heidi - Reefkeeper
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    Dec 2010
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    Hey jfsedlar3rd, BEAUTIFUL CUBE!! I love this tank it will be fun to watch this one full in. Thanks for sharing!


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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Oct 2009
    UofM territory
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    Looks like you have done your homework on this setup. Very nice job!

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