Woohoo, tank upgrade!

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

  1. Prisonfood53

    Prisonfood53 Guest


  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol, I plan on having 360s for that!

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  3. T.louderback

    T.louderback Guest

    Looks like a serious build, cant wait to see it develop!
  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    More goodies showed up today!


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  5. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    Two AP700 will not enough for that tank.
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I think it will be fine. Each only has to cover 30" x 24", should be plenty. Only real concern is depth but I can always supplement with 360NEs.
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    It is rather amusing: All the fancy super high end equipment ... on an old used tank.

    Not saying it is a bad plan though.
    Buying cheap crappy equipment is a really bad idea.
    A good quality used tank can be just fine, and save a lot of money.

    I tend to agree that two AP700's should be ok, unless you plan on deep SPS.
    But hey - you have a PAR meter, so you can test it out right away with tap water if you want.
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I'm buying all this with the assumption that I will upgrade to a larger custom tank in the near future. I'd rather buy all the gear once than buy cheap gear for a cheap tank, then have to sell off all of it once I upgrade.

    Unless this becomes too big, then I can still sell off the gear n the tank and go smaller.

    That's the plan anyway.

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  9. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Good luck with the build. Can't wait to see it get started.
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Gee I wonder what's in the bag!




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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    Hmm. That looks similar to my buddies reef octopus. What did you pay for that one, like $250 or so? :)
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yeah something like that! :p

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  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    More of the puzzle falling into place.


    Took advantage of the BRS group buy. Vertex RX-C 6D calcium reactor.


    Finnex 800w Ti heater tubes x2

    All I'm missing now is the sump, which comes in next Wed or Thurs.

    And the stand.

    Though I need an electrician to come out in 2 more 20a outlets for me 1st.

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  14. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Two 800w heaters? Nice:)
    I got a used sump for you or stand :) lmk
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Tank is, unfortunately, in the garage so I want to make sure I have enough + redundancy. I will stagger the turn on/off points so that 1 is main and 1 is back up.

    Thanks but sump is already ordered and it being made right now.

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  16. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Masterflex is way to go
  17. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I wanna see how those new kessils work out
  18. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Wow, dual 800W heaters.

    Reminder: When both are on, that is 14 amps.
    Assuming some other equipment, that is pretty tight on a 20A breaker, and too much for a 15A breaker.
    It may overload a controller as well. Most have 15A max total.
  19. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    I think buying a used tank is a great idea. Tanks haven't changed much in the last 10 years and one that was built well and taken care of should be fine at a bargain price.

    If we weren't in such a hurry to get our tank up on day 1 here I would have looked for a used tank. I'll probably take my time shopping for a nice used tank when we get home to Boston while we try to find a house.
  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Its too bad the timing didn't work out better. Would have loved to transplant some of your beautiful colonies into the new tank. Was going to pick up some pieces from you but I'll be moving tanks (twice) and didn't want to risk loosing beautiful big colonies like that. Good luck with the move!
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