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KissMyDSM's Mixed 40B

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Current FTS: Sep 2013:

 

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Equipment list:

Tank: 40B from Petco
Stand: Retro Antique Buffet (Soon to be upgraded)
Sump: Cadlights Glass 18G (soon to be upgraded to another 40B)
Heater: Fluval M 200W
Skimmer: SWC 150 COne
Return Pump: Lifeguard QuietOne 2200
Overflow: Glass Holes 700gph reduced to 1"
Return: 3/4" kit from Glass Holes with some loc line
Lighting: Custom mounting solution using 3/4" EMT with some E26 Socket Studio lighting fixtures I found. 5 PAR 38 RapidLED.
Flow: MP10 x2
Controller: Haven't decided yet.

Livestock:

Live Rock: Picked up the dry rock from reef cleaners.
Sand: 40lbs of special grade Arag + 20lbs more 11/2012
Fish: 2 Oc Clowns, 1 Tomini Tang , 2 Bangaii Card, Yellow Canary Wrasse, Yellow Watchman
Coral etc: Misc Zoanthids, Palythoa, Montipora Capricornis, Setosa, Spongodes, Tenuis, suharsoni, branching/meteor shower cyphastrea, misc Acros, ORA red Goniopora, misc euph, dendros Florida Ricordia, Yuma Ricordia, tubinaria, seriatopora, fungia, wellsophyllia, acan lords, gorgonian.

Now for some Progress!

When we got the stand back from the soon to be father in law who thankfully is a great carpenter. He managed to cut the faces off the drawers and turned it into a full door that still looks like the original 3 drawers.
I also helped him reinforce it on the back and bottom to help disperse weight.

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Started chipping away at the glass holes.

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Took a few breaks just like they suggested!

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Success!

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Sump showed up. Nice product.....trying to get a tracking update...not so nice.

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Started drilling some holes!

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Plumbing.

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Quickly turned into a work site.

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Sump Area.

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Sand gets here wed. Will do a leak test soon and get the scape done and start the cycle.

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TimberC   

This is looking good. Keep the pics coming :P

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castiel   

Love the antique stand, that draw-door is cool.

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Great build... :happy:

 

 

Isn't drilling glass nerve racking? :lol:

It always made me cringe.

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Looking good man! I am glad you finally got some shots on here of it!

 

I agree with Pismo, hence never drilling a tank myself haha.

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i would ditch all the 90degree elbows in the return line and just go with that black tubing you have after the T. those bends are restricting a lot of flow.

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The return pump is 700gph and the overflow has been reduced to 1" with a few bends. Should be more than enough flow dialed in with the ball valve.

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mener77   

I like what you did with the Stand, cool idea....GLWTB :)

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MarieH   

Just wondering if the carpet is to remain there... hmm I'd be afraid it would rot out in time with water spillage or drips? Looks great though. I had planned to rest mine on an industrial type carpet as well but after having some water spillage with tank maintenance and additions.. I am glad I opted not unless it were rubber or some sort of plastic maybe. I'm just being cautious of my wood floor finish and wipe up quickly, its easier I think.

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Yeah actually we put down some hardened plastic to help prevent rot and discoloration of the wood floors and under the tank/sump. Our floors do need to be refinished but no reason to make it worse than it already is :P

 

I like what you did with the Stand, cool idea....GLWTB :)

 

Thanks. Your 30B looks amazing. Love how the scape encompasses the clam. Have something similar in my 24G but I like yours better

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Sump showed up. Nice product.....trying to get a tracking update...not so nice.

 

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Couldn't wait to get into that box eh :P? Looks a little torn ha.

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Couldn't wait to get into that box eh :P? Looks a little torn ha.

 

Yeah. It was a long wait :P

 

Some shots of the scape.

 

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Semi Top-Down

 

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And bonus

 

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Whoa I like the new scape! Both sides look really cool man!

 

 

Ahhh that little human, I mean cat....

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Squared   

ohhhh you've got a nice thing going here

 

that sump looks fancy

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Nice build you have going. The stand idea re-using the drawers was a great idea. Your scape looks good and has nice spots for corals.

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Thanks everyone. Ordered my heater and fuge sand today. Just waiting for the DIY light holder to get powder coated and then I can get her wet.

 

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Cool cool, just a matter of time. Your light set up is pretty awesome.

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Zer0   

Wow, great job on that light tree dude! It's going to look incredible and super clean when you get those bulbs!

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