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    Crabs 155g In-Wall Fish Room Build



    After having my 60g shallow reef and 120 gallon display tank setup decommissioned after selling my last house, my 8g AIO has not keeping up with my addiction. That said, our family moved into a new home a month ago and after getting some projects around the house complete, I finally got around to making the first few purchases for the fish room build.

    Vision!





    Existing Layout:
    Please excuse the post move-in mess.. just had to get it setup for the kids playroom for now and storage for all my existing reef supplies

    Future Fish Room


    Outside wall/corner where tank will go..


    Tank(s):
    Ordered an SC Aquariums custom 155g 60" x 30" x 20" (LxWxH) and..
    60x30x20.jpg

    A SC Aquariums custom 58g 48" x 24" x 12"
    48x24x12.jpg

    Both utilizing a Synergy Shadow 16 Overflow because I wanted to keep the display as open as possible for the flow and rock work.

    Synergy 16 Overflow.jpg
    Image credit goes to Berlibee http://www.zeovit.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36022

    I have a few options for Tank placement. My fiance and I both like a symmetrical view of the tank (i.e. centered on the wall) but I can't help but think I would love to see a side of it from the bar. I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks on these options..

    The bar is not labeled but is off to the right of the picture with a drink/bar rail that follows around the wall and tank. In front of the tank and on the side, there will be room for chairs for viewing the tank or the flatscreen mounted on the opposite wall.

    Option 1:
    Option_1_Centered.jpg

    Option 2:
    Option_2_Corner.jpg
    Last edited by IHaveCrabs; 08-09-2017 at 10:45 AM.
    ~Jon

    120 gallon SPS Dominate + 60 gallon Shallow LPS/Softies - Discontinued!
    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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    Main Tank Equipment
    • Existing ATI 6-Bulb
    • Vortech M1 Return Pump
    • 2x Vortech MP40
    • 2x PP-16*
    • Simplicity 2000 240DC Skimmer
    • Apex Gold Package
    • Apex EB4 (2 additional)
    • Addtl Apex PM1 + Temp (additional)
    • Apex EB8 (additional)
    • 2x 50ml min Dosers
    • 2x 1.1ml min Dosers


    Shallow Frag Tank
    • 2x Ocean Revives T247
    • Vortech MP10
    • Jabao PP-8
    • Jabao PP-4


    Miscellaneous
    • 2x 10g TTM Tanks
    • 1x 40 Breeder Hospital
    • 1x 29g Coral QT
    • 2x 300W Heaters
    • Rubbermaid Structural Foam Stock tank (Sump)


    Stocking List/Wish List
    • Watchman Goby + Tiger Shrimp pair
    • Second Watchman goby (much smaller, hoping for a pair)
    • Yellow Tang
    • Yellow Eye Kole Tang
    • Square Tail Bristletooth Tang
    • Scribbled Rabbitfish (60g Frag tank)
    • Sixline Wrasse (60g Frag Tank)
    • Midas Blenny
    • Leopard Wrasse Pair
    • Clownfish pair
    • Blue/Green Chromis (large number added after tank establishes)
    • Cleaner Shrimp 2x
    • Fire Blood Shrimp
    • Variety of SPS coral
    • Few LPS
    • Zoanthids
    Last edited by IHaveCrabs; 09-29-2017 at 06:00 AM.
    ~Jon

    120 gallon SPS Dominate + 60 gallon Shallow LPS/Softies - Discontinued!
    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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    Tanks have been ordered and are expected to ship by Mid-August and arrive by Mid-Late October.

    This gives me some time to begin prepping the dry-rock (Pukani from my 120g) and some dry "Life Rock" branching rock. This stuff looks gorgeous and I picked it up on a local reef on CR a few months back in preparation for this.



    I'll likely begin by breaking apart my previous 120g rock structure and incorporating the branch rock while it is dry and build my aquascape dry, then begin the curing process. We'll see..

    Here is my previous rock scape from my 120g.

    120g Aquascape.JPG
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    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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    ~Jon

    120 gallon SPS Dominate + 60 gallon Shallow LPS/Softies - Discontinued!
    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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    This is going to be sick. Can't wait. Love the old scape

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    Quote Originally Posted by anarchy View Post
    This is going to be sick. Can't wait. Love the old scape

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    Thanks Anarchy, appreciate it! Hopefully this one will top the last. Especially without the overflow box in the way on this new build.
    ~Jon

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    I like option 2 because you get 2 views I love side views as oppose to option 1 you only get 1 front view.


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    UPS dropped off two Synergy Shadow overflow boxes today! Now to wait for the tanks...

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    ~Jon

    120 gallon SPS Dominate + 60 gallon Shallow LPS/Softies - Discontinued!
    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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    looking forward to seeing this up and running!

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    Starting getting some equipment together and getting what I do own cleaned up.

    Finally after moving, my little 8g AIO finally ran low on top-off water so I needed to get the RODI unit hooked up. New In-line TDS meter is shipped and should be arriving today as I could not find my existing hand-held unit after the move. With well water, I'm slightly concerned; however, the previous owners installed a water softener and after moving in, we installed an Iron removal system due to the iron smell in the water. Showers were the worst!

    Here are a few pictures of the equipment and all the Life Reef Rock:

    20170803_095438.jpg

    20170803_095500 (2).jpg

    And the Life Reef Rock. I have to say, I'm impressed with the colors. I thought for sure before I saw them in person that they would look ultra fake; however, after coraline starts taking over the other pukani rock I will be using also, it will blend really well.

    Only con I see is a lot of the pieces are very very similar in shape (looks like that had 3 molds). After picking them up second hand for a steal, I can't complain!
    ~Jon

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    155 gallon In-wall Build (60x30x20) + 58 gallon (48x24x12) - Build In Progress!

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