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Jason's 240g Miracles


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  1. #11
    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Removed 3 of the MP40W off the 90 and replaced with one mp60 on lowest setting. I did crank it up high and it moves a ton of water.

    Finally got the date for closing on the house next week so I went ahead and finalized the tank today.
    96x24x24, tempered back, starphire front, All edges machine polished
    external overflow coast to coast,drilled for 3x 1.5" Schedule 80 bulkheads. 64mm/2.51" (Installation hole size) so 65 mm holes.
    eurobraced drilled with 4x 3/4" returns, 1 in each end of back bracing, 1 in each front corner of the side bracing
    34mm/1.33" (Installation Hole Size)
    Black vinyl applied to remainder of back panel and side panels
    Shipped to depot in Wyoming MI for client p/u $3270
    Production aprox 7 weeks. Should make it done right around Fathers Day.

    Even though I have a Ca reactor. I also was considering 3 part dosing and continuous water changes.
    From BRS I picked up 3 of the BRS 2 Part Doser (1.1 mL Per Minute).
    and 2 of Top Off Doser (50 mL Per Minute) for water changes. $245

    I was able to sell some unused stunner strips $180

    Account Balance $4575
    Last edited by jduck; 05-02-2012 at 03:26 PM.

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    It sure goes OUT a lot faster then it comes in doesn't it?

    Not sure if that skimmer is big enough for 240G, but it sure is a beast!!!

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    It sure goes OUT a lot faster then it comes in doesn't it?

    Not sure if that skimmer is big enough for 240G, but it sure is a beast!!!

    Since you got me thinking about it I could probably go with SRO XP5000 ext for $100 more. Found out I have another bonus check coming in a few weeks. Waiting for some sort of sale to pick up skimmer, return, sand, and more rock.
    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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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Couple more updates
    Paid deposit on the tank, of course their quote is in Canadian, Stupid paypal exchange rate. $1635 CAN, $1710.53 US
    Ahh its only money right??

    On a better note. I picked up 300 Lbs of live rock. ($350) Which I now have in a 44 Gal Rubbermaid trash can ($42) soaking in 10% bleach water. After a few more days I plan on giving it an acid bath.

    I also picked up a large Blue glow Frag Rack ($65) which I planned on using for the frag tank. But wanting to get rid of the 2 frag racks on the sides of tank and the 3 infinity racks in the sand bed. It somehow inspired me to remove the live rock from the left half of tank to make room for it. I had to chisel and saw to remove the sps in-tacked, only causality was my large setosa, which is now a bunch of smaller frags. In retrospect ,I probably should of waited until after the family gathering in 3 weeks to make it a half frag tank. The larger colonies were attached to frag plugs allowing them to sit in the rack. Just the large Red Planet I had to glue to another piece of live rock since it takes up so much space. The removed live rock will getting cleaned in the second batch of sterilization.

    I was also able to pick up a Scopas tang ($20) which lived in the sump with my platinum clowns until I could see that it was eating. It was added to the main tank last night right before the lights went out. The Yellow tang and powder blue were none too keen about an additional tank mate showing some aggression. I fed them and put a full sheet of Nori to help distract them. Also turned the lights out and they have been out all day today. And with the rearrangement of the rocks to help with being territorial. Since this will only be temporary housing for a few months, I felt it would be fine.
    Had some Ebay bucks to use up So I spent ($10) on the 4 3/4" bulkheads for returns
    Did sell led's and fish allowance
    Account Balance $2984.47 (of which $1710.53 is for tank balance)

    Confirmed the Tank drawing Glass being sent to production next week for notching and drilling
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    Wow this build is going to be badazz! I'm following it, and drooling over this one.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Closed on the house on friday and took a closer look at the wall. Some bad news. There is an air duct right in the middle of the wall. So instead of putting it in wall wife says I can remove some carpet build a stand and put it in room. Sort of a bonus since that will gain me some sqft in the fish room. But now I will have to build a stand and matching hood. Won't be too difficult since it will need to be skinned black to match the bar.
    Called Miracles and made a last minute change to tank. No Vinyl on sides, and Starfire side pannels. Only cost $88CAN to upgrade. Not bad. Had the evening off and went to Casino. $650 more for tank fund.


    Yesterday I removed the rock soaking in bleach water, rinsed and now its soaking in tap to remove and leftover clorine before acid wash. Took remaining buckets of dry rock I had laying around and put them in bleach water.

    Purchased a used ReefLo Barracuda/Hammerhead Hybrid ($310)
    Purchased an aptasia Zapper ($55)

    Account Ballance 3341.72
    $1800 is for tank balance
    Last edited by jduck; 05-11-2012 at 10:48 PM.

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    Congratulations Jason - It looks like this will be an amazing build. I'm getting close to ordering a similar tank, likely also through Miracles. I'm wondering if there is a benefit to spacing the overflow holes equidistant? It seems like the plumbing be more compact under the stand if the BeanAnimal drains were closer together?
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw

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    I don't think that duct is an issue. It's a simple fix. You could keep some of the tank in wall and some in the room thereby maximizing both your fish room and living spaces. This would give you access on both sides of the tank from the top and still allow for some viewing on the sides in the living space. Either way, I'm looking forward to watching this build.

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Just going to put some holes in the wall for the plumbing, which will be much easier than moving the air duct and putting in that header. Looks like I will be building a steel stand for this. Working on the plans right now. Should be 2" square tube, Looking at 36" height.

    Finished with the live rock giving it muric acid bath. Cleaned it all up will add pictures later.

    Reef Specialty is having a 10% mom day sale. I was waiting for a decent sale to purchase some items. Went ahead and bought

    Super Reef Octopus XP-5000 External Protein Skimmer
    Octopus Automatic Skimmer Neck Cleaner: Neck Cleaner-OCT-CL250
    Sunlift Reflector Suspension System. Will make a light rack with aluminum T slot and use one on each corner to be able to adjust height.
    ($883.96)

    Account Ballance 2457.76
    $1800 is for tank balance
    Last edited by jduck; 05-11-2012 at 10:50 PM.

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    jduck - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Did a quick sketch of the stand and called to get prices on steel. Cheapest was about $285 for 96' of 2x2" 11ga or .125
    vertical supports every 2 feet. Will also have braces on ends to allow for a walk board like Melvsreef.

    Additional tank funds $1899.82
    Account Balance $4257.58
    $1800 for tank balance

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