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125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:04 am
by Freshwater Tropic
So, I've just picked up a new customer. I setup a 125 gallon tank to replace his 72 gallon bow front. I'll be moving all his coral, fish and live rock from the old to the new. The catch is, the old tank is at his town house (from which he's moving out of) & the new tank is at his new house about 10 miles away or so. Currently, I'm working at getting the tank plumbed and ready to run. I need to be able to give the tank some maturation time!

Anyway, here is what we have up this point.

I still have to plumb the return lines. We were working until 11pm last night to get here. We had to drive all over to get the right equipment.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:52 am
by Crazygar
Looks like a fun project but my eyes keep coming back to the hosing, I'm hoping that it's not ribbed. That will cause some seriously huge problems, also in one photo looks like a kink in the line. Maybe it's the camera angle and lack of coffee..

Gary

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:57 am
by Freshwater Tropic
Yeah, it does look like it's kinked. It isn't but it looks that way. As far as it being ribbed, it is. Only on the outside. On the inside it's smooth.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:12 am
by Crazygar
Ok, I was thinking, wow, FWT made a rookie mistake! LOL. Looking forward to watching the build.

Gary

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:28 am
by ScottFish
Awesome! Glad to see you are alive!

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:34 am
by Freshwater Tropic
Were you worried about me ScottFish? Lol

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:44 am
by Crazygar
LOL

Gary

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:21 am
by J.B.
Did your customer want the spa-flex, or was that your decision? I've heard it is quieter, but I've not ever been around a setup that utilizes it. I suppose since it avoids the hard corners that you get when working with PVC, the water would flow more quietly...I guess. BTW, where'd you find the spa-flex?

With such a short canopy, is it safe to assume the customer is going with some sort of LEDs for lighting?

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:24 am
by Freshwater Tropic
One of the local fish stores carries the hose. As far as lighting, he's doing T5. It's a short canopy but surprisingly fits his fixture quite well.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:30 am
by J.B.
Was the hose your choice, or the customers? I'm just curious if you have any experience with it. I'm going to hopefully be setting up my 125g here in the not too distant future, and I've considered going with spa-flex, but want to know more about it before I decide to do it.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:32 am
by Freshwater Tropic
Customers. I've never had any bad luck with the hoses. I've used them many times. So when the costumer requested that type, I didn't question it.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:47 pm
by Freshwater Tropic
So, you may remember this tank. . . The customer felt that my services were no longer needed & that he could do it without issue. So, he let me go. I was no longer maintaining this display anymore.

All & all, I was not mad about this. The customer, against my advice did many things I recommended against doing. Not setting up a Q-Tank, Adding a Harlequin Tusk (Choerodon fasciatus) & a Dussumieri Tang (Acanthurus dussumieri) for a few examples.

Well, Just a few weeks ago I got a phone call from the customer to come fix his tank. :rofl:

I advised him on setting up a Q-tank for both New Corals & Fish. He told me it was absurd to require such things... Well, I was right he developed Aiptasia(Pest Anemone). One of the most annoying things to attempt to remove from a tank. Almost impossible. If he would have setup a Q-tank, we could have caught this before it got to the display tank.

I advised him against adding the Harlequin Tusk. He did it anyway. Now, as a result. . . His oldest tank inhabitant, Maroon Clownfish is missing an eye & is pretty battered. :crying:

I also advised against the Dussumieri Tang. He did it anyway. Now, the fish has grown rather large. . . As I predicted. This species grows to an estimated 1 ft 9 inches, which even for a 120G tank is a bit large. Especially for a free swimming kind of fish. Tangs like to swim fast. They truly should be in a 350+ gallon display. Though, I'll give him this. . . The fish is in pristine shape & is very healthy.

Here are a few pictures to display what I am talking about.

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His Dussumieri Tang

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Maroon Clownfish missing an eye

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Needless to say, I was pretty bummed to see this tank in such bad shape. Unfortunately, the tank will need to be broken down & started over again as it is a bit too far gone. We shall see. Just wanted to share an update of this. :twocents:

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:41 pm
by Freshwater Tropic
Sorry guys, I will fix the pictures above shortly. Apparently, Photobucket requires $400 per year to enable 3rd party image hosting.

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:32 pm
by Schmidtsie
What's the best alternative to Photo Bucket?

Re: 125 Gallon Reef

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:26 pm
by Freshwater Tropic
Schmidtsie wrote:What's the best alternative to Photo Bucket?


Honestly, I am not too sure. The image hosting option within the forum is very nice though.


As you can see above, It fixed my pictures not showing up.