Moving back

Discussion in 'New Tank Builds' started by portereef, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Hey everyone! I've missed you all and wanted to start a thread for my new setup I'll be getting. I plan on getting a 180 gallon and starting from ALMOST scratch. My system that I had before totally crashed and I lost a lost of my corals 99 % of my sps. The fish are totally fine though! With that said I'm going to be in the market for dry rock a good helping of it. I may just have to order it all from online or get it through the fish tank. I'm glad to be moving back to the area...almost forgot I'll be in Cabot!..can't wait to see everyone and their tanks! I also might need a hand because it's just me so willing movers are going to be needed!
     
  2. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Dang it man, sorry to hear that but glad you’re moving back. I’ll have to get ya some frags when your ready.
     
  3. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    For sure Bo I am excited because this system is going to be a learning experience. If you have seen the BRS/WWC videos I am going to use a natural stone tile for the bottom of the tank instead of sand. Thats the interesting part of the new tank setup. I always love input and ideas. As of now I am going with a Planet aquariums 180 and a tidline 48 sump thats what is going to be new......Lighting I will be a 48 inch 8 bulb t5 that I already have but it might need a radion on each side since the light wont cover the whole tank. I will be using my old skimmer that is running on the system right now thats a big euro skimmer along with a jaebo 12k dc return pump. Aquascaping is going to be tough, I don't know what I want I will have so much room for activities in a 72" tank!
     
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  4. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Wow! Glad you're moving back.....and a lot closer to me! You'll be surprised, not hard to fill up a 72" tank.
     
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  5. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Yeah my wife is wanting a new house and I told her if we move I’m getting a new tank. Lol I want an 8ft 240
     
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  6. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    It was hard to pick the 180 or a 215 but I didn't want a 30 inch tall tanks personally!
     
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  7. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    I think 24 is deep enough for me. I can just reach the bottom without going arm pit deep and worrying if I got deodorant on lol.
     
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  8. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Agree 24 is much better. I really like my 22" depth.
     
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  9. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Doc your tank is just next level stuff. I would like you as a consultant on the build. I really want everyone as a consultant on here but sadly everything is in motion but not physically with us yet :(. I want to go with a WWC look on the tank I can't figure out if they have a tile bottom. I am to afraid to call the store and ask haha. so ill ask here and r2r. if anyone knows what they are using post it here. I am excited and will have a good amount of zoa and lps colonies to throw in once the long cycle is finished.
     
  10. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I bet if you asked on R2R they would tell you! I'm really interested to see how that looks. If I didn't love sand dwelling wrasses so much I would give it some thought.
     
  11. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I am not saying its going to happen but the tang gang might be in Cabot....just a rumor no need to call the tang police I'm sure they won't come to town definitely not at my new place I don't want that drama....WITH THAT SAID invite only.....pm for password and how to knock :cool:;)
     
  12. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Well after some looking I see that they used a starboard for the 500 SO who knows I am going to try some tile unless there is a plastic supplier in the area that I can get starboard. Also any input on tile size to use? I have the option of picking 16x16 or 6x6 bigger means less seems. everyone let me know!! Sample of the color, It is a natural travertine stone tile
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  13. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    NEW DEVELOPMENT I am thinking about using an ABS sheet instead of the stone. What does everyone think??? Upside: Seamless and detritus won't go between the tiles meaning less work for cleaning It is also a lot less money than the tile by a lot. Downside: It will be black or white unless the supplier offers a sand looking sheet.
     
  14. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I like it. Black would look great. Is this going to be SPS or mixed reef?
     
  15. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    SPS with a mix of zoas and other corals on the bottom
     
  16. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    A carpet of Fruit Loops, Bam Bam's, and Electric Oompa Loompa's would look incredible. I have the Fruit Loops and Bam Bam's. Maybe they will grow enough to frag you some soon.
     
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  17. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Wait till you see what colonies of zoas I already have that are all 30+ polyps. Frag tank will be up and going this Thursday and I will get pictures....or should I make you all wait till you come over for a monthly meeting?:p
     
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  18. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Pictures or it didn't happen!
     
  19. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Only if I had some pictures! right now everything is made at me because of the move so you will have to let your imagination run wild on what I might have!
     

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