The Shadow 120

Discussion in 'New Tank Builds' started by Shadow1, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Don't even have the tank yet but here are a couple of pics, Rock in the Brute will be cycling by this weekend, just water a heater a pump and a shrimp....


    A couple shots of the rock.

    I have about 250 pounds to play with so just have to get a scape figured out the tank I am getting is in Biloxi so wont even get it till late March. Any thoughts?

    I listed on new members equipment but will duplicate here.
    120 dual overflow DSA
    Mag 12 Return
    Warner Marine Kone 201 Skimmer
    Aqua UV 57W Sterilizer
    Radion Gen 2 lights
    GFO and Rox8 in 2 TLF 550 reactors
    Mag 7 into custom header for Reactor feed.
  2. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Wow, you have enough rock for two 120's! Look forward to the aquascape and seeing this come together!

    Interested in the TLF reactors. I'm using BRS reactors for GFO and Rox8. They're ok for the carbon but not as impressed with them for GFO, too hard to tune and won't stay tuned.
  3. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    I can't find anything that really works with GFO finally settled with the TLF and balance them each weekend change out usually every 4 weeks.
    Going minimal fish and no SPS in this system so P04 should not be as critical.
  4. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Picked up the tank and stand this weekend got them in the house and am not happy with the height of the stand 43" is too much. I have contacted a fabricator and am having a metal stand built 32" tall as you can see from the picture way to close to the ceiling and that is without the lights mounted.

  5. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Skimmer running in my tub garden, lol already pulling some gunk out nor real dirty but broken [​IMG]
  6. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    What skimmer is that? My wife would kill me for curing rock in the tub! :D
  7. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    What's really great David , is this was my wife's suggestion she hates this tub, I'll probably have to replace it for her. Woman has plans......

    My actual sump is going to be a 150 gallon Rubbermaid tub I am going to pick it up this weekend, this build is slow but steady.

    The skimmer is a Warner Marine Cone MF 251 twin Skimz ES5000 pumps, its a beast, cup holds about a gallon, I believe it was built to Warner's specs by Skimz.
  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I was thinking it had to be an 8" cup at least. Skimmer effectiveness shouldn't be an issue....I wish I could fit one that big underneath my stand.
  9. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Well got an Apex donated less display so bought it today. have an EB4 and EB8 WXM mod and 3 probes. I guess I have to figure out how to move into the digital fishkeeping age....
  10. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Finally got water bunch of changes at work so not cutting thru the wall yet. Using a 40b for a sump and simple plumbing water just beginning to clear way to much rock in the tank will work in that tomorrow.

  11. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Sorry we couldn't stay yesterday, had the house at 80 to help stabilize the tank with no heater. Here it is this morning.LPS with a few fish.

  12. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Looks really nice!
  13. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member


    Completely understandable!!! Are those brains or meat corals? They look really happy!!

    Kim/Benton, AR
  14. Shadow1

    Shadow1 RRMAS Supporter

    Thank you 3 meat Corals and 8 Tracs and Lobos hammer, torch, frogspawn, and a few fish, got a ways to go here is the goal
    This was my 40 before we moved to AR.

  15. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Wow! Great example of how beautiful a softy/LPS tank can be. Well done Shadow!
  16. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    Looks great! Nice tank!

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