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    So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.

    Well, here it is. Time to upgrade now that I have my own homestead. I guess the bank has my homestead, but I'm pretending just so that I can cut through walls and build new ones.

    Anyway, I started my fish room today. After four trips to home depot, this is the result that I got. Two boards hung from the ceiling. So frustrating today due to every distraction that could happen, but I figured I'd document it.

    Clean slate


    Hung those suckers up


    Bottomed squared up and ready to go. Only problem is that Steve gives horrible advice and all I did was blow out my ear drums by shooting bullets into my slab, chip my slab until kingdom come, and kill a lot of time. Thanks, Steve.

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    Congrats on the house Cody!!!

    Building it is the fun part. Will be following...

    You should've called me to shoot bullets in the slab...always wanted to do that.

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    500/g Reef, 8ft by 4 ft * Trigger Custom Sump, 5ft by 3ft * Cone Reef Octopus Skimmer * 3-250MH/T5HO - LED Supplementation
    Maxspect Gyre XF280, 2XMP60s * 2XMP40s * 4 EcoTech Battery Backup


    Fish:
    White Tale Bristletooth Tang, Emperor Angel, Captive Bred Annularis (Blue Ring) Angel, Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Brown Tang (DEAD 2/18), Clown Tang, Sohal Tang, Naso Tang, lime/six line wrasse, chevron tang

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    APEX 2016, WXM module, DOS, SV1-Solenoid Valve, APEX Fish Feeder, Breakout box with float for skimmer cup

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    It’s not as fun, but I used anchor bolts on mine. It worked really well. Let me know if you need a hand with anything.

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    Thanks for documenting bud. I'm due for the same thing eventually for my fish room but the wife just gave me a couple more years to get that done. I'll just learn what not to do from you and go from there! So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.

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    Congrats Cody! Will be following along to see the progress.
    Is it time for the blue hippo tang?

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    Exciting stuff Cody! Congrats on the fish room.

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    get bigger bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    get bigger bullets.
    So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.

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    500/g Reef, 8ft by 4 ft * Trigger Custom Sump, 5ft by 3ft * Cone Reef Octopus Skimmer * 3-250MH/T5HO - LED Supplementation
    Maxspect Gyre XF280, 2XMP60s * 2XMP40s * 4 EcoTech Battery Backup


    Fish:
    White Tale Bristletooth Tang, Emperor Angel, Captive Bred Annularis (Blue Ring) Angel, Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Brown Tang (DEAD 2/18), Clown Tang, Sohal Tang, Naso Tang, lime/six line wrasse, chevron tang

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    APEX 2016, WXM module, DOS, SV1-Solenoid Valve, APEX Fish Feeder, Breakout box with float for skimmer cup

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    Alright, the nail gun contraption went back to the store today. Got my hammer drill and bolts ready to go.

    And yes, you better believe the blue hippo tang is gonna be my first fish!

    Oh and I picked up the tank and sump last night. The tank is 602424 and the sump is 5623.520. The actual volume of the tank is roughly 130 gallons and I should have at least another 120 of water volume plumbed into the system via the fish room.




    Gotta repair the trim on the sump


    At the end of the day, it's not my dream tank, but it's leaps and bounds better than working with small tanks, and I can always replace it down the road. With buying a new house, a new roof, vehicle, etc it will take me a while to build back up the cash that's leaving the bank account right now, so I got an incredible deal on these and went with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    get bigger bullets.
    I had the max rating for that unit. Anything past that, and I might have shown up to the next event with a few less fingers.


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