Hot Rod 120

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  1. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    So my chaos continues. I am setting up this 120 so I can sell our 65 and take own our 300.
    The specs
    120 gallon tank with metal stand.
    Trigger system 30" sump
    2 mp40s
    2 Radion gen 3 pros with mounts
    Ehime 1262 return pump
    Reef octopus skimmer
    Apex lite
    Apex auto top off
    65 pounds of rock
    100lbs of sand
    I am going to use this thread as a lot for the progress of the tank. Hope to get water in today[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Humblefish

    Humblefish Dr. Fish Administrator LARC Supporter

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    Looks good, Scott! Glad to see you jumping back in with a new build.
     
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    clsanchez77 Reefkeeping Extremist Global Moderator

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    This is nice. The only concern I see is that MP40 on the right. I have had mine throw the wet heads and the dry side falls. I have mine secured similar to the one on your left. I would be concerned about the one on the right breaking loose and falling. Sadly, the control cables are too short and are not extendable, so I can appreciate you being limited in options. Now that I clean mine monthly in vinegar, this has not been an issue.

    I love the sump and skimmer - a great combination!
     
  4. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    I will be sure to do something with the wires

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    Love the rock formation.


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  6. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    We have water. Still have to clean up some wires and hook up the ato. Almost time to move frags and fish [​IMG][​IMG]

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    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    Swapped return pump to a M1 and got the new lights hung. Its not that blue in person. Plus its just the T5 radions haven't came on yet. T5 bulbs 2 atinic and 2 blue plus.[​IMG]

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    BluewaterLa LARC Boil Master Administrator LARC Supporter

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    Nice progress you are making with this system, What type of rock did you use for the scape ??
     
  9. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    Mostly marco rock. The branch pieces were just put in there. Don't know if I'm keeping them. Wanted to lay them on the sand for zoas

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    GPReefer Let the Fin Begin! Administrator LARC Supporter POTM Winner

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    Looking good, Scott. Not sure how I missed the beginning of this thread, but will be following. Is that a standard size 120?

    Just as an FYI, the control cables on the Vortecs can be extended to double the length by EcoTech for $50 + shipping. :)
     
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    clsanchez77 Reefkeeping Extremist Global Moderator

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    That is good to know.
     
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  12. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    Yes it is a standard size 120. 4x2x2. I sent one of my mp60s to them 2 years ago cause the wires were pulling out of the motor and they couldn't do anything about it. But they did do tests on the motor and gave me a new wetside.


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  13. mrmaytagg

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    This tank looks good. Makes me wanna scrap mine and start over.

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    That light fixture has a clean low profile look. Did you diy or buy a hybrid fixture?
     
  15. 6lilfish

    6lilfish Ko-Ko Worm

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    Its a hybrid fixture

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    Looking good! I will follow this thread.
     
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    Thanks. Still got a long way to go.

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    Do it

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