Wazzel's mostly SPS 120 Rebuild

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  1. seth&angelle

    seth&angelle Coral Fever LLC LARC Supporting Vendor LARC Supporter POTQ Winner

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    They arrive tomorrow
     
  2. wazzel Chambered Nautilus Global Moderator LARC Supporter

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    Progress today. Plumbing is done. If I would not need to pull it away from the wall to mount my light rack it would be ready for water. I have somewhere to be later, so done for today. Going to hit the hardware stores tomorrow to see if they have the fasteners I need.

    I think once I got the lights on I am going to move the critters from the holding tank into my tank. That way I can get my doser, controller, etc. all back on line. I will deal with rock later in the tub if Paul does not mind me using it a while longer.
     
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    I transferred the contents of the holding tank to the 120 today. No live rock or anything. Still have 20 gallons or so until the tank is full. I have air stones and two MP40 (about 15%) going so things should be as good as in the tub. Hopefully between tonight and tomorrow I can get enough water in to get the skimmer and other stuff back online.
     
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    Glad to see some progress. The tank is yours as long as you need it mark


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    Thanks Paul. I cleaned it out tonight. After the tank is fully back on line I am going to start dealing with the rock.

    When I do start dealing with my rock I will need to borrow a skimmer from someone. If anyone has one good for 75 gallons, give or take, that I can use for a few weeks I would be grateful.
     
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    I am looking for a carpenter to build my support cabinet/cabinets. PA declined to build it for me. I need someone that can match the style and finish. It is really simple, but I just do not have time right now.

    From a design standpoint I am torn between one big one and two smaller ones. Right now I have half my stuff plugged in on one side the tank and the other stuff on the other side. I like have the power split between outlets. If I get two built big enough to put a 20 gallon tank in I can top-off from one side and does and control from the other. A standard 20 has a 24" x 12" footprint. So I could probably go 26x14 inside dimensions to make sure I had enough room.
     
  7. clsanchez77

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    Perhaps you are not interested but I am just thinking outside the box for you. What about ordering 30" deep kitchen cabinets unfinished, perhaps its called refrigerator depth or something similar. Something 30" deep and 18" wide would get you the inside dimensions you are looking for. You may have to buttress it up to support any tanks or ATO containers. You will also have to replace the doors to match the PA stand (not familiar with that actually) and then you can finish it to match.
     
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    A 30” deep cabinet will stick out further than my tank. If I have to build new doors and modify to accommodate the top off tank weight and finish myself I just a soon make the few extra cuts and build it myself. I just do not have the time for all that.
     
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  9. Salt_for_Brains

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    If you were closer I'd be more than happy to help but sadly I'm up here in the "north"

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    Bummer that you are not.
     
  11. Salt_for_Brains

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    Agreed!!!

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  12. wazzel Chambered Nautilus Global Moderator LARC Supporter

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    Almost full. Yes I have air stones and no rock in the tank.

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    Almost.
     
  14. nola-ron

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    Mark - If you still need a skimmer I have one you can use however long you need. It's my old RO from before I upgraded. I think its 110int classic. I'm in Mandeville now but perhaps someone could mule. I could also meet you in metairie.

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    Thanks, I appreciate that. Will let you know when I get closer to dealing with the rock, or next time I am in Metairie.
     
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    Water is flowing, skimmer is running. I hope the cloudiness clears up soon.
     
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  17. Salt_for_Brains

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    Very nice

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    Looking good! I am hopeful that your tank will be gorgeous again soon.
     
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    I built some cabinets. Picture looks like it is simple. A better pic will help.
     
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  20. wazzel Chambered Nautilus Global Moderator LARC Supporter

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    Thanks, I hope so. It still has a long way to go just to get to nice.
     

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