Woohoo, tank upgrade!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Vhuang168, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Found this little gem on CL.


    I was going to get a custom tank but to be honest, going from a 40g to a 250g was a little intimidating.

    So when this popped up I decided to pick it up. This will give me an opportunity to go big without spending the big bucks on a custom tank n then deciding it was too much.

    It's a DSA 190g, 60.5/27.5/27.5. There are a few scratches but I'll try to buff those out or just live with it.

    It did come with a stand but was old n I didn't like it so I'm going to build a new stand with help from a fellow reefer.

    Current plans include a pair of Kessil AP700s, Neptune WAV pumps with possibly a boost from a Gyre 150 over the top, Apex Gold, Bubble King Double Cone 250 skimmer, possibly a Vertex RX-C calcium reactor, Synergy Reef CL44 sump n ATO.

    Can't wait to get started on this!

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  2. ddrueckh

    ddrueckh Supporting Member

    Nice find! Should look great when all cleaned up and on the new stand. I like the dimensions.
  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Woooo interesting!

    Going with mixed reef again?
  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yeah. With 27.5", should make for an easier setup.

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  5. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    nice find
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Very nice, thought it was a much smaller tank via the picture but then read the message, very nice 190g is a good fun size.

    Just be careful with trying to buff out scratches in glass, while yes it can absolutely be done, it is in no way as forgiving as acrylic.
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    New gear for the tank!


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  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Whoa you bought the par monitoring kit? Why?
  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Cuz I want to log what the par values are at during the whole day and not just when I measure. Using 10k at 40% is different than using 20k at 40% because there are less LEDs being used at 20k. So unless I change the k rating and measure each time, the readings are just for that 1 color temp at that % at that position.

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  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    We should get one of those for the club.
  11. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Awesome find! Looking forward to seeing it up and running...

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  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    We have a par meter. Not going to buy another one that you need an apex to use.
  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I saw those. Definitely intriguing. Maybe you shoukd look into getting us a special club discount or even a donation. That would be sweet!
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Skimmer and return pump ordered! Bubble King Double Cone 200/ RD3 and 80W RD3 return! Should be here next week.
  16. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Busy morning! Ordered my sump. Synergy Reef CL44 with matching ATO container.
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member



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  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    My corals are growing more from here.
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  19. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol I'll make sure to angle them more your way!

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  20. Do you need any more lights for the shady spots underneath the overhangs? We have 2 more AP700s you can angle to light the sides of your tank :)

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