GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

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GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:14 pm

Well, my previous 120 was supposed to be my last tank upgrade (I promised my wife).. but the dream of a 6 foot tank made me break that one! It was actually her idea to upgrade :) (kinda)

So here we are..

To start here are a few pictures from previous tanks that I have had as I would like to have them here for reference

(I am going to photo dump some of these pics and clean up later as tapatalk isnt the friendliest option for organizing a thread with pics)

The last photo is my most recent tank.. a 120 gallon ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:23 pm

So first step in the process was moving the 120 to another room. (My wife's idea again!)

I decided I would do a easy freshwater community in the 120 once I make the switch.

So, in order to make the move easier and help fund the new 180, I sold off a bunch of corals. I kept only my large gorgonians and a couple select pieces.

We emptied the tank and moved it into another room.

My wife and I built a riser of sorts for the tank to make it fit the room and look more appealing. We also installed the wood behind the tank and rocked in the base.

Currently it looks like this and you can see the few pieces that were kept for the new tank...ImageImage

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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Now the real fun begins! The 180 was purchased at and drilled by my LFS Tiki Corals... here is a photo dump of building the stand, sump, etc.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:30 pm

Couple of plumbing shots...

Next up is more rock and a few other odds and ends... then fill it up and transfer over the existing livestock and rock along with my skimmer, powerheads, etc.

Also, will be finishing the stand in a unique way. More on that to come!

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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby WayneY » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Looks awesome man :beer:
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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby dennis5546 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:57 pm

Nice with a clean look
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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby EW_Fish » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 pm

Cant wait to see this turn out. Going bare bottom on this tank also>?
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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 pm

Thanks yall... yea barebottom.. as much as I am tempted to go sand.. i just cant do it haha... I put a piece of white vinyl under the bottom do we will see how that works out...

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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby EW_Fish » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 pm

Will that overflow be enough turn over for a 180?
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Re: GOSKN5'S 180 gallon

Postby GOSKN5 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:27 am

EW_Fish wrote:Will that overflow be enough turn over for a 180?
Its 1000 gph.. and i prefer slower flow through the sump anyway.. so it seems to be good... I'm good with 4-5x rate..

Edit** actually doing the math I'm only at about 3x turnover and I'm ok with that too

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