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ReefingAintEasy

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120g sea side aquatics reefer pro w/
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Stand build

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Tonight I sealed the seams underneath the stand in the event the sump or tank leaks. I used GE supreme hybrid silicone. A unique product that seals while still being paintable.

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https://www.lowes.com/pd/GE-Supreme...nd-Door-White-Sealant-Caulk-10-1oz/5005515203

the reason for paintable is because I will be sealing the inside of the stand with Ames research block and wall.

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BLOCK & WALL™ Liquid Rubber

Block & Wall™ Liquid Rubber is an adhesive, elastomeric, white liquid rubber designed for concrete waterproofing, walls, foundations and more.
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Something my grandfather who was a man that held a 9-5 aerospace engineering job then came home and took a 1 story house and made it into 2 was to overbuild and over engineer. This way you have a safety net for the future.

First coat of Ames block and wall

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Second coat of Ames block and wall

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Third coat of Ames block and wall

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Sump build

40 gallon breeder
4 chambers sock/skimmer/fuge/return
adjustable skimmer water height
3 x sock filters

custom made by me!


We start with the correct silicone. When bonding plasticGE 5100 plastic 100% silicone sealant. It has a bond so strong that if you ever want to remove the sump baffles you will need to cut it out with a razor blade.

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Everything measured out, marked and painters tape applied for perfect caulk lines

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Test fitting in its final resting place. Tight but fits perfectly against the side of the stand


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I didn’t feel that a ap9x although at the right height will cover a 48x24 tank was enough intensity. I also don’t want to run the light at that high intensity to prolong its life.

I have added another kessil 360. No wifi dongle or spectral controller required beacuse the ap9x controls all that!

I think having 3 x kessil 360 or a ap9x and 1x 360 is perfect for a 48 inch long tank.

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I am very close to filling the tank and I was going to have a wholesale water delivery service pump it into the tank. Unfortunately I missed when they are in town and want to get it before Tuesday.

Anyone have a 44 gallon brute I can borrow for a few days to make some rodi in bulk? @Bay Area

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One person said they just dropped the Rodi line directly in the tank for the initial fill then mixed the salt in the tank. I suppose that's another way to go. If I were to do that I'd add the substrate last so it didn't make a tornado of sand.
 
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