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Just when I thought I was out she pulled me back in


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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Default Just when I thought I was out she pulled me back in

    Ok,so I was out and she was on board !! Until Sunday. I posted some equipment and we we're getting ready to start to bag fish and coral to take to the LFS. Then she dropped the bomb and discovered how weak I really am ! Anyone who knows me I ttruely believe happy wife makes for happy life. After hearing her out about the corals she has had for over ten years I asked the worst question of my life !So what was it ? Well what do you want then dear?? If your wife is a reef geek NEVER ask that !!! So the bin fords are staying I guess. So here's the plan and the official first entry of the dream build. It's not that bad I enjoy setting up the systems. Anyway

    So the 150 and 75 are history !! Going to keep the 40 breeder for a qt and the new tank has been ordered. The tank will be a 48 long by 36 deep by 22 tall with a 18 inch hob over flow with two 1 inch drains. For pumps I will be using two bubble blaster hydro 5000. Each pump will be piped directly to a 3/4 flow inductor each. Flow will be handled by two MP 40's to start and we'll add more if needed tho I doubt we'll need more.


    The fuge will be a glass 36 long by 24 wide by 24 tall. In the fuge I plan to do something diffrent. I plan to incorporate a media /rubble chamber and elevate the live rock off the bottom and there will be no DSb. I plan to also run dual protein skimmers (BK 160 mini's)

    Well that a start of explaining the new plan. Ughhhhh ! I will start the pictures as soon as I start the new stand so to be continued...
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    Sounds like you are off to a great start! Tagging along for this adventure.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Freaking awesome!!! A lil depression has been lifted Subscribed!!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    Good to hear you are back into the salty life! Are you doing different dimensions to keep different fish? Or Just a new look overall?

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ :) View Post
    Good to hear you are back into the salty life! Are you doing different dimensions to keep different fish? Or Just a new look overall?
    I always wanted to do a 4 x4 cube but the cost from tenacore is crazy! We are going to be a one tank family from now on except for qt of course. The plan is to incorparate her and my tank together and see what we end up with. We actually will probably have less fish. Lol. Like that's going to happen! She loves to drag fish home! With exception of the new tank and stand we already have all the equipment and led lighting we need. This puppy will be lit up with six. Ai. Super blues. Sweet!

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    This is great news! Looking forward to combined Binford tank... the Binford8000.
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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Well mrs Binfords tank is gone !!

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    Placed the must have corals in the 40 gal QT so we are on our way !

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    And the first of many parts delivery's arrived Friday. This includes my brand new 10" compound slide miter saw and cordless drills! Time for some lumber !!

    64cac6f2aa575287a7fe2e5c5de10b62 - Just when I thought I was out she pulled me back in

    These 3/4 flow inductors will be connected to a hydro 5000 bubble blaster each. That's right dual return pumps and dual skimmers. Arghh !! Now that's some Power. I am planning on using only these and two MP 40's on the back wall.there will be no other flow devices

    I am going to build a wood stand that will house everything but the chiller. I also have 85 linear foot of tounge and grove cedar comeing from a good friends mill up north to dress the whole thing out !
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    Boy that wall looks empty now doesn't it? Where's the new tank going to be?

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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon View Post
    Boy that wall looks empty now doesn't it? Where's the new tank going to be?
    I think it looks sweet ! The new cube will go where the 150 presently is. That system goes away next weekend ! I have 50# of rock comeing from Marco's rock to see what it looks like then if we like it we start building islands and will put the stand in place and add some vertical support on the Joyce's where the tank will be.. I also have seven bags of tropic Eden reef flakes comeing too so everything seems to be looking to be on schedule.
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    binford4000 - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    This is great news! Looking forward to combined Binford tank... the Binford8000.
    The Binford 8000 ! That's funny as heck !!
    Last edited by binford4000; 11-29-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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