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  • 150 Gal Tank

    Here are some photos of my New 150 Gal Tank. It seems to be coming along really well.
    Lynne

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    I ordered it from 4FISHTANK.com. Pictures of it at the factory.
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    • #3
      This is what they shipped it in. They did an awesome job packing and crating it.
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      • #4
        In the garage with the outer crate off. They had a wooden crate around the glass tank on the inside of the outer crate. Then everything was wrapped in a layer of cardboard. Under the cardboard was a layer of Styrofoam and under that was bubble wrap. It was impressive. The whole crate weighed 900 lbs.
        Lynne

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        • #5
          Picture of it empty.
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          • #6
            I bought a trashcan full of old used previously live rock that had been sitting outside. It was kinda stinky when we put it in the car. When I got home, I put it in fresh water and poured 2 bottles of 3% peroxide in the tub. Then added a small pump and let it stew in the garage for a week or so. On a warm day I dumped all the rock on the drive way and pressure washed it to remove all sponges and worms. Then put it back in the tub with another 2 bottles of peroxide and fresh water. I let that stew for another week or so. I wanted to make sure all organics were gone. When I opened the tub it did not stink at all except for some weird tube worm housing that were left. I took those off with a chisel.

            I wanted to have some rockwork that was interesting and stable so I put together some rock towers using E-Marco 400 aqua scaping cement. This stuff is wonderful! You just mix it up and plop it where you want it and put the 2 pieces of rock together. It holds really well. I was able to combine several pieces of rock into one sculpture that was balanced and steady. This was a really fun project. I purchased the 5 lb bucket and I didn't even use half of it.

            Here are some photos of the finished rock towers. Once the rock towers were dry, I put them in a 75 gallon water trough with a pump, a heater, saltwater, and a few drops of Korallen-Zucht Zeobak. I let them cure for about a month before I moved them into the tank.
            Lynne

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            • #7
              Here is the last pic of my 100 gal rimless with water and fish in it.
              Lynne

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              • #8
                It took me all day to get everything out of my old tank. I started at 7:00 a.m. First, we moved our dining table into the sun room to make room for the 2 temporary horse troughs. The 110 gallon horse trough was placed on a moving dolly so I could keep it close to the tank as I was moving the live rock and coral. I moved half of the water out of the tank into the trough. Then I carefully moved my coral colonies into plastic baskets so they wouldn't get lost or crushed in the horse trough. After the delicate stuff was moved, I carefully moved all of the live rock into the horse trough. I was trying not to stir the water too much. By then the trough was really getting heavy so I had to move it in place. Next I pumped the more water out of the tank into the trough. It was easy to catch the fish with a low water level and no rocks in the way. Once the fish were out of the tank, I took a break to eat lunch. While I was eating, I dawned on me that I didn't catch my yellow coris wrasse. She was hiding in the sand somewhere. Ugh. After lunch I had to dig through the sand to find my fish. It didn't take long to find it and move it to the trough with the others.
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                • #9
                  After I removed all the sand from the tank, I had to tackle the sump and the plumbing. I pumped all the water from the sump into the 75 gallon trough and took all the equipment out to the garage. I disconnected all the plumbing and started cleaning the equipment. That is when SMMAS showed up to help me move the old tank out and the new one in place! A big thanks goes out to Ken, Christian, Matt, Alex and Colin! I couldn't have done this without your help! They moved the old tank out to the porch and put the new one in place.
                  Last edited by LynneC; 06-30-2019, 12:05:45 PM.
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