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this week i have started my upgrade to a 150 gallon from my current 75 gallon softie setup,the tank is 5'x2'x2' with a coast to coast beananimal.
bottom drilled for closed loop.
4x AI Hyrdas,
200lbs + of live rock,
1-WP-40 and 1-WP-25 to put flow into the tank along with the closed loop.
closed loop will be powered by a blueline 40-HD.
I will use a speedwave DC pump 1300 gph i got flom flavio awhile back unless i get the ambition to drill my sump for an external pump,
the only weak spot i have is my skimmer as i just got it this year but
will limp along with it untill i feel a larger skimmer will HAVE to be used.its a vertex omega 150 and at the time i bought it i was not looking to upgrade my setup.
the tank was quite the mess and i spent all last week cleaning and scraping daily after work,
i managed to get a test run of it on saturday and i hope to start the move and transfer this weekend,i am currently making the needed saltwater in the dinning room

 

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Wow what a nice looking tank! It must have been a pain to move it (I know mine was). Having a bigger tank will pay off in the long run- so much more space and the water parameters stay stable longer.

I have a VERTEX150 on my tank and it works great-but I guess that depends on your bioload.

Have you considered putting your stand on a riser? I built a riser with 2X4 and plywood. Then added linoleum tiles and baseboard that was a smidgen taller. It serves 2 good purposes:
1. rises up the tank to a higher eye level
2. I have a battery operated water detector (< $10) on of the riser that will alert me should a water leak occur.

One let thing to my setup. I clad my metal stand with ABS panels (thanks JT Acrylics) that has magnets on them. They allow access all around the stand. Also they deaden the noise of my sump/pump to NOTHING!!

These are a few suggestions for ya, but it looks like you thought of everything (well planned).

Very happy for you. Keep us posted.
 

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Wow what a nice looking tank! It must have been a pain to move it (I know mine was). Having a bigger tank will pay off in the long run- so much more space and the water parameters stay stable longer.

I have a VERTEX150 on my tank and it works great-but I guess that depends on your bioload.

Have you considered putting your stand on a riser? I built a riser with 2X4 and plywood. Then added linoleum tiles and baseboard that was a smidgen taller. It serves 2 good purposes:
1. rises up the tank to a higher eye level
2. I have a battery operated water detector (< $10) on of the riser that will alert me should a water leak occur.

One let thing to my setup. I clad my metal stand with ABS panels (thanks JT Acrylics) that has magnets on them. They allow access all around the stand. Also they deaden the noise of my sump/pump to NOTHING!!

These are a few suggestions for ya, but it looks like you thought of everything (well planned).

Very happy for you. Keep us posted.
thanks! my stand is 31" and its just high enough i can work on the bottom of the tank should i have to,never reach from half way to the back though without a stool.im running a dc return pump and its very quiet but i can hear the skimmer working away,not terrible but you can hear it,i was thinking of an oak veneer on magnets but i do like to see my sump and watch things as it works but thats just me,my bio load wont be heavy for a 150 although its medium load in my 75g(9 fish plus lots of corals)got any pics of the veneer you got from JT?
 

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well the dirty work starts today
theres tons of pics,heres phase one,the teardown of the 75gallon, im sure i had better things to do with my saturday morning lol

had to submerge every rock as i didnt find 3 fish,also corals attached to 80% of the rock,i just did this back in july getting rid of a bubble algae outbreak,that sump sure got dirty in 6 months
 

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Lots of work to do but I finally got everything off the floor before I went to bed

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Well it has seen a full two weeks now and everything seems to be thriving. I did lose one head of a green torch but otherwise everything looks stable. I have had no time to really do anything with this since I got it running.
I hope to install my lights this week. I did manage to arrange some rock this weekend and as a firm believer of 1.5 pounds of live rock per gallon it did turn into a bit of a task. I still have much to do but here are a few pictures of how it looks

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