Saltines 180g Project

Discussion in 'Large Aquariums 180g+' started by Saltine, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Partner Member

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    Looking good!
     
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    MacQac Well-Known Member

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    Yes- awesome info. I'm doing my plumbing this weekend. First time, I feel pretty handy myself, but I bet this will be a challenge. Luckily my sump matches pretty closely to my tank holes. I unfortunately had to buy new bulkheads but I pray they fit (BRS says they will)
     
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    justingraham Well-Known Member Partner Member

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    Buy clear primer it is out there u just have to look. I too have the purple primer floor and nothing matches it.
     
  4. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad CTARS Member

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    As am I, so very timely ... and listening very closely!

    ~Bruce
     
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    Great build.
    Sweet scape!
     
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  6. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! I should have done this.
     
  7. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Another mess up, felt over confident when glueing the pipe into the bulk head, well pipe didn't go all the way in. Had to trip the fitting, as you can see gone the pic one connection is thicker than the other. Don't rush things!
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  8. Maritimer

    Maritimer Well-Known Member R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad CTARS Member

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    "Trip the fitting"?

    That's a new and unfamiliar term . . .

    ~Bruce, who's worried (having never really plumbed before) about whether I'll have to replace all the parts for a given section if a fitting comes up with a leak . . .
     
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  9. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Trim the fitting :p.

    Haha you'll be fine
     
  10. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Progress?

    Already missing the lit up sump area. Going to have to get some strip lights or something.


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  11. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rev!
     
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    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Looking good today. Just moved power heads and put them at about 4 bubbles. IMG_2092.JPG
     
  13. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    One last video of the current tank. Be sure to hit HD

     
  14. Lilmatty5dimes

    Lilmatty5dimes Well-Known Member

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    Looks great for the new build and your tank now is looking good as well. Nice job. Following along.
     
  15. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!! My 250 is growing coral likes it's its job ATM. 180 is leaking, ordered a new tank it'll be here next week. Not looking forward to moving everything :(.
     
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    Lilmatty5dimes Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome everything is growing for ya. Sucks to hear the 180 is leaking. I'm sure/hope everything survives the transfer.
     
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  17. Saltine

    Saltine Well-Known Member

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    I think the saying goes... one step forward, three steps backwards.

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    Brand new tank arriving tomorrow.

    Really sucks that I blew so much of money on the used setup.
     
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    redsea01 Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry about the leak! I think all the 180s are cursed :rolleyes:...mine has some defects and has to be replaced. Luckily the current tank hasn't started leaking, but definitely has some issues.
     
  19. Saltine

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    :(, just got the old tank off, new one sitting in the garage. Stand is screwed.... now looking at other options for that...
     
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    :( Good luck, I hope you come across a good deal!
     

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