suppressive fire

SuppressiveFire's 40 Breeder project's

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The tank info: 2 brand new 40 breeders with (2) 3/4" returns each and each has a custom over flow with (2) 1" drains.

These pictures were taken over the corse of around 3 months of work.

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Overflow shot

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Getting ready for paint.

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here some more picsTek 36inch light t5ho frag tank lighting.

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Got the new dart pump earlier in the week.

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Almost done with the stand here are some progression shots.

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Stand Done!

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The plumbing is mostly done and dry fitted.

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Reef tank lighting pics, new reflectors and sockets.

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Did you use black silicon to attach your acrylic overflow box?

Is it sturdy and held well? It was to my understanding that silicon does not hold acrylic too well. Do anything special to assist in the bond?

 

I'd love to know as I am trying to figure out my overflow box.

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looking good, im looking forword to seeing thisup and running

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Geez man, I can never get enough of your sig pic, I hunt down your posts just to see it again....oh, and nice tanks. :D

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Awesome work! Plumbing is very nice.

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Excellent plumbing, looks very clean&efficient.

 

What size halides are you doing, and have you picked a ballast(s)?

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i was planning 2 250 se and an electronic ballast (icecap, or coralvue something like that) but people seem thats too much and ill have heat problems so i may be going 2 175's but not sure.

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Did you use black silicon to attach your acrylic overflow box?

Is it sturdy and held well? It was to my understanding that silicon does not hold acrylic too well. Do anything special to assist in the bond?

 

I'd love to know as I am trying to figure out my overflow box.

 

Sooo did you see this or what? lol... I put it here as per your PM!

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you can see the black silicone in the second picture. the weight of the water pressing against the overflow box usually holds it in place for quite a few years.

 

nice looking setup! what do you plan on keeping?

 

Tim

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i was planning 2 250 se and an electronic ballast (icecap, or coralvue something like that) but people seem thats too much and ill have heat problems so i may be going 2 175's but not sure.

 

You could always do the 250s and just hang em high. If you're doing a DIY hood to match the stand it may take some ingenuity, but you could mount the reflectors on a board, then suspend the board from the top of the hood w/a pair of pendant hanger kits.

 

I dunno if that'd be practical for you or not, just a thought...

 

Edit: looked closer at stand pics, and it seems like it's stand and hood all in one, w/out much room to raise/lower lights.

Edited by Kirin1

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the stand is like an all in one and the MH lighting and has 9-12 1/2inches off the water adjustment.

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I don't have personal halide experience, but that seems like a fair amount of adjustment space, maybe someone more experienced can chime in here...

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Update sump comming on wednesday....yay

MANY more pics to come.

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Update sump comming on wednesday....yay

MANY more pics to come.

 

cant wait B)

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Sooo did you see this or what? lol... I put it here as per your PM!

oops lol yes black silicone, I didn nothing to assist the bonding and its very strong and not going anywhere.

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Also for my skimmer im planning the Octopus NW 150. And its rated for alot more than how many gallons i will have so i think it will be good.

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Also for my skimmer im planning the Octopus NW 150. And its rated for alot more than how many gallons i will have so i think it will be good.

 

Right on, let me know how that works out for you - I got the model up from that one. The one that is 8" diameter by 24" tall.

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updates?! i just love how you've plumbed these tanks, pretty wild!

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still hands down best avatar ever suppressive fire

 

 

oh, and nice build too :lol:

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Took a little longer than expected to get the time to take pics but here they are!

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Full stand shot

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middle tank

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top tank

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inside shot

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behind inside shot

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hood front

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hood back

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Custom over flow covers

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Brand new Ice Cap 660 for actinic with the 2 175 halides

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Ok now for the comments!

so comment away....

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more! MORE! i demand more!

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