Mike & Terry's 300g Reef

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Mike & Terry's 300g Reef

Postby prop-frags » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:33 pm

Here's our build thread if you guys wanna follow along
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Re: The new 300

Postby phurst » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:58 pm

Looks like you're making great progress!
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Re: The new 300

Postby jmboehling » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:18 pm

Woohoooo... Alrighty.. Very nice. Are you on a slab? Did you do any work under the house to support the extra 120 gallons of salt water?

Can;t wait to see it.

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Re: The new 300

Postby TammyLiz » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:01 pm

Awesome. I absolutely love your cabinets.
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Re: The new 300

Postby dtpollard » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:16 pm

That is awesome. I love that tank. Did you get the Starfire Glass?
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Re: The new 300

Postby prop-frags » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:49 pm

Thanks for the kind words you guys!

We didn't do anything under the house yet for structural support. Might take a look at that this weekend...

Yes, the front is starfire.

We're in plumbing design hell right now. Pretty much the only major drawback to these Marineland DD tanks is the overflow design. They just don't handle much in the way of flow from the sump - Mods are pretty much required. We're going to use all four B/H in the overflows for drains, and we plan on using two of them as herbies (full siphon) and the other two as emergency/open channel durso drains. Problem is, now we need two drain lines down to the sump so the herbie drains dont have a bunch of air mixing in them.
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Re: The new 300

Postby dtpollard » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:48 am

I always use both holes for drains as well. My 75 and 120 both have the main drain and then the emergency drain line, useing both overflow holes for drains. The first time you ever have a drain clog and your water all comes out over the top you really appreciate the fact that a secondary drain is really important. I would plumb them together in pairs, Have both full siphon in same line and the second set in another line. If you need any help let me know I would be happy to assist.
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Re: The new 300

Postby anjl97 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:09 am

Wow, guys, that already looks amazing! The cabinets are beautiful and I'm sure the finished product is going to be nothing short of spectacular! So, are the side shelves kitty menu viewing places?! :lol:
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Re: The new 300

Postby Steely185 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:16 am

That setup is going to be nice. I love that 300 deep dimension tank. I was following along on the other thread about the overflows and sag on the cross support of the tank. Looking forward to seeing how things work out.
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Re: The new 300

Postby prop-frags » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:22 pm

Finally put water in the 300 last night!!
Big milestone...We can see the light at the end of this (really long) tunnel :)
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