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Old 05/10/2018, 11:24 AM   #26
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Some more pics of my lfs doing the initial inspection! Happening real-time haha..










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Old 05/10/2018, 06:18 PM   #27
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I thoroughly enjoyed your videos, you have a great speaking voice. That stand looks really clean and square, one thing that you would've struggled with if you were working with wood.

Can't wait to see the sump.


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Old 05/10/2018, 06:33 PM   #28
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I thoroughly enjoyed your videos, you have a great speaking voice. That stand looks really clean and square, one thing that you would've struggled with if you were working with wood.

Can't wait to see the sump.

Hey thanks for the best wishes! Iím glad your enjoying the videos.

Alright tanks gonna be here early tomorrow morning. Time to get this stand in the house. That was easy enough with a dolly and some engineering magic.







If I donít like how that ceiling fan looks Iím going to replace it with a smaller one or maybe even a nice modern chandelier.

Iím still undecided if I will build a canopy for this tank but given the amount of lights I plan to use I think a canopy would look nicer and neater.


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Old 05/11/2018, 01:33 PM   #29
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Well its here! The full video of the delivery and lift will be uploaded tonight and a link dropped here. I'm editing it now. Everything went well! My LFS Did an AMAZING job of getting the tank off the truck and into the house! Fantastic display of professionalism and skill from fellow hobbyists!

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Old 05/11/2018, 08:13 PM   #30
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Old 05/14/2018, 10:30 AM   #31
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As promised everyone here is a close up of what went into making my tank and all of its features!




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Old 05/15/2018, 04:39 PM   #32
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So the sump arrived today! Full Unboxing video to follow tonight. I only got to barely inspect it before going back to work!

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Old 05/16/2018, 06:11 PM   #33
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Hereís the sump finally unboxed





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Old 05/16/2018, 11:18 PM   #34
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Very beautiful sump. They definitely know how to build a sump.


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Old 05/22/2018, 08:33 PM   #35
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In this episode we take a look at the Live Rock that I choose to go into my new tank. I also show how I'm cooking it and what my thoughts are on reefing today when you don't abide by the 1lb per gallon rule. Please like and subscribe! if you must leave a thumbs down please let me know how I can make the videos better and earn your thumbs up!




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Old 05/31/2018, 08:17 PM   #36
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In this episode, my friends and I take a trip to NJ in search of inspiration and relaxation from the stresses of building a new reef.

Thank for watching everyone and If you enjoy my content please like and subscribe.




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Old 06/01/2018, 04:35 PM   #37
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My flooring is thick hardwood on a concrete slab. Glued NOT floating. Think I will still have a problem?
Yes! 100% How do i know this? $15,000.00 in new tile flooring! don't do it. Change it while you still can. Water will spill. Wood floors warp! Especially when glued onto concrete slab. Heed my warning.


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Old 06/18/2018, 08:22 AM   #38
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Finally Picked out my Refugium and Refugium options! Also Plumbing arrived!!!!!!!!





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Old 06/18/2018, 08:27 AM   #39
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Decided against full hard plumbing due to some tight turns and constraints. Flex PVC to the rescue!






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Old 06/22/2018, 06:30 AM   #40
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Hi Tristan,

Subscibed to your awesome build. May be I missed it but what lights are you gonna use? Radion G4 pros? If so, how many ?

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Old 06/22/2018, 11:35 AM   #41
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Hi Tristan,

Subscibed to your awesome build. May be I missed it but what lights are you gonna use? Radion G4 pros? If so, how many ?

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Iím going to be using a combination of RadionG4 and 80w T5 Retros. In the mean time...


Plumbing is coming along great! My biggest challenges so far is getting nice tight turns and twists. Itís one of those challenges with center mount overflows.









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Blue and gray look good together.


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Tagging along...enjoying the videos.


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Old 07/02/2018, 03:19 PM   #44
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Tank has been moved into its final location. RODI has been going non stop now for 18 hours!! Almost filled!!






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Old 07/03/2018, 08:14 PM   #45
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Here is the full video of my Plumbing Adventure!




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Old 07/03/2018, 10:31 PM   #46
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Gorgeous! I know the feeling about multiple trips to Lowes. There were days that 6 trips were the norm. To the point where now a days the employees ask, "where have you been?" on my occasional once a week visit.

Perhaps in a future video, can you explain the overflow that you have?


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Old 07/04/2018, 04:54 PM   #47
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Great video as usual. I am glad to see I am not the only who has to change plans in the middle of a aquarium project. Everything looks good.


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Old 07/04/2018, 06:03 PM   #48
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Gorgeous! I know the feeling about multiple trips to Lowes. There were days that 6 trips were the norm. To the point where now a days the employees ask, "where have you been?" on my occasional once a week visit.

Perhaps in a future video, can you explain the overflow that you have?


Sure thing you got it sister!

In the mean time

Woooo added salt!!!! Sand to follow shortly after !!




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Old 07/06/2018, 07:17 PM   #49
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Went ahead and added another level to my monitoring setup of the new tank! A WIFI Camera to monitor my tank and sump area.




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Old 07/10/2018, 07:42 AM   #50
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So Iíve been struggling with a weird bacteria outbreak in my new display keeping the water extra cloudy. I think itís because I used some pumps from my existing display and didnít really wash them off before adding to my display to make salt water. I went ahead and added my UV sterilizer Jerry-rigged and inside of 48 hours the tank was crystal clear.

Now I can start my rock scape and water exchange from the old tank to the new tank.





I also picked up 2 Icecap 3k gyres and am running them at 100% to break them in. They have quieted down immensely.

Iím pretty impressed by the icecap 3k.


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