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120 Gallon Reef
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Hey everyone, first real post on the forum so I figured I’d post up some pictures of my 120 I bought a week or so ago.

Previous to this 120 I’ve had a 30 gallon +sump running for almost a year and the itch to go bigger was real.

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This was my first crack at building my own stand and setting everything thing up for my own custom setup.
Unfortunately the tanks front, back, and bottom are all tempered so I wasn’t able to switch away from the hang on back overflow.

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Everything needed to go for quite the cleaning before I would start setting the tank up, we took a trip to the rubber ducky and hosed our the display, skimmer.

After going over the inside of the display tank with more water and a pack of razor blades it was time to give the old skimmer a good cleaning.
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After cleaning up the equipment I found a larger 45g sump for sale locally so I picked that up as it was already baffled

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Next order was to vinyl the back side of the tank and start mixing some saltwater, throw my heater in and it was off to the races.

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Next thing on the list was to get the plumbing done and get the rock into the display tank and out of the brute container.

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Current setup:

120 Gallon display
45 Gallon sump
EcoTech MP40
DCS-9000 Jecod Pump
Diablo Skimmer
Black box LED

Soon buying 2 AI Prime 16HDs

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#3
Have you considered drilling the tank? Much easier and safer in the long term.
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(14-Jan-2020, 12:56 PM)C-Dub Wrote: Have you considered drilling the tank? Much easier and safer in the long term.


Yes that was the original plan but the front back and bottom all had tempered markings so we were kinda stuck.


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#5
Looks great. I have a 120 as well and was in the same boat. Tempered glass couldn't drill so I am using a hang on overflow box. If you can, try going with the herbie method my overflow is completely silent.
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Had to make some slight tweaks to the plumbing but I’ve had it up and running for a few days.
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Will you be using the AI Primes to supplement the current fixture?
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#8
Starting to look up Brandon great job
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(17-Jan-2020, 04:36 PM)hingle Wrote: Will you be using the AI Primes to supplement the current fixture?


Yes, and I’ll be figuring out how I’m going to mount everything above. I’m undecided if I want to build a top.


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(17-Jan-2020, 04:59 PM)Modb Wrote:
(17-Jan-2020, 04:36 PM)hingle Wrote: Will you be using the AI Primes to supplement the current fixture?


Yes, and I’ll be figuring out how I’m going to mount everything above. I’m undecided if I want to build a top.


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Are you able to hang the lights from the ceiling above? Gives you some flexibility and adjust-ability and you can always just make a screen top to keep and jumpers from escaping.
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