New 220 build

Discussion in 'New Tank Builds' started by scotty, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    B82770BF-7B8F-4ED7-A60A-0F6524A4343A.jpeg Just put tank in house and wrestled it on the stand. Lol Still have a lot to get, but its a start You can see my 75 in the back ground. Not getting rid of the 75 planning on plumbing both tanks to one sump when everything is completed. Wish me luck lol
     
  2. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    WOW this is going to be a great build to watch! Keep us updated on how the build goes!
     
  3. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    Will do even though I get so busy doing stuff I forget to take pics lol
     
  4. roco

    roco Blenny

    Very nice! Will be watching.
     
  5. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    Hey slowlane I live in Paragould to. Nice to have someone close lol
     
  6. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    F77F3FF7-FEDD-477F-93B3-DA980A7CC976.jpeg Think skimmer is big enough? Lol
     
  7. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    For the time being!
     
  8. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    Lol ya Im having a sump skimmer built be end of June before I get it running. So 2 month cycle before adding anything.
     
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  9. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I lasted about 3 months before I put anything in my 180. Just a lot of bacteria and shrimp!
     
  10. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    This looks exciting! Cant wait to see it progress.
     
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  11. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    Still a work in progress got alittle cynao but I expected that 59C0D966-F71F-42AA-A2D2-D85FAA1700B2.jpeg AF267F4D-D0B8-42D3-8DBC-957E9D1099F9.jpeg E4B327AF-3600-41B0-93EC-41588BF8001E.jpeg 59C0D966-F71F-42AA-A2D2-D85FAA1700B2.jpeg AF267F4D-D0B8-42D3-8DBC-957E9D1099F9.jpeg I know it’s been awhile since I have updated this. Sorry been super busy. But here is a couple pics of the new tank and my 75.
     
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  12. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I love that sump.
     
  13. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    Thanks doing alittle wire management Lol
     
  14. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    Did you go and pick that sump up in Colorado or did Jeff ship it? He makes some very nice sumps. How do you like the ventury skimmer?
     
  15. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    No he shipped it to me. Been dialing it in but so far I like it. I will say it is built like a beast don’t think ive ever seen one built this tough. Should last a lifetime
     
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  16. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    Yeah those sumps he builds are really solid. I love mine. I ended driving out there to pick it up. The shipping was so much I figured instead of paying all that money for shipping why not make a mini vacation out of it. Yours looks great. I would love to check it out sometime. Everything is looking really nice!
     
  17. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    920E6AA3-47C3-42E4-8995-1E77A727EE6E.jpeg Thanks. You are more than welcome to come see it anytime you are in the area. Which sump did you get and did you get the skimmer to. The skimmer is a beast also
     
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  18. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    Yeah thank you, that sounds great! What area are you located? I had him build me a custom sump to my exact specifications for what I was trying to accomplish. There are pictures of it in my build thread. I didnt get one of his skimmers because I already had a Nyos skimmer. Yours looks like it is pulling out a lot of stuff already! I definitely want to check it out and see that in action.
     
  19. scotty

    scotty Plankton

    I live in Paragould,Ar
    I just went threw your build thread looks good and I see you went with metal halide lights can’t go wrong there for sure. I see you running a calcium reactor also ive never ran one always two part dosed myself. Ive thought about trying one out one day if my demand on the two part gets to high.
     
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  20. Jake atkinson

    Jake atkinson Blenny

    Yeah I just couldn't justify spending 4k on radion or kessil led lighting that would create enough light and spread for my sps tank. With the annual cost of the bulbs and electricity bill it would take 7 years for those things to pay for themselves. Just seemed a bit unreasonable.
    As far as calcium reactor goes I wouldnt ever use anything else. It makes it super easy and simple. I think if you got one you would never want to go back to dosing two part again. I am not sure where paragauld is but I will look it up and see how far it is. Definitely will touch base with you and plan a stop by. Your tank looks great! It's really great to see some more nice systems going up out here.
     

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