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    500 gallon reef build

    Well here goes...I've sold all my freshwater stuff all piranhas and ...here comes salt.

    As most are aware we recently did a 500gallon (96x48x25) tank, with abit of persuasion Wayne aka Cabinetman convinced me to do salt...so were doing it.

    Last Monday I ordered a huge amount of beautiful rock from a company in Alberta that are awesome and will design yoir scape and send videos so you can see before you buy. That should be here tomorrow or Tuesday.

    So I picked up a few boxes of salt from Jeff over pei (great
    Deal) and also handed off a HUGE list of fish.

    So the past couple days 2 lol I assisted Wayne in building the secret weapon...super scrubber...shes done and hooked up and ready to rock.

    Now awaiting rock...pics to come
    500 gallon fowlr tank


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    i'll bet it don't take long and Jay's going to turn into an Algae scrubber lover lol

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    Can't wait to see it!

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    Nice, I got my rock my eli when I was starting too, great stuff.

    I'll assume this is your rock since eli doesn't have too many previews for that size tank

    96" long X 4 feet wide reef aquascape with fijireefrock.com:

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    Yep that's her
    500 gallon fowlr tank


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    Awesome scape! Can't wait to see it in the tank

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cabinetman Click here to enlarge
    i'll bet it don't take long and Jay's going to turn into an Algae scrubber lover lol

    Wayne you and those algae scrubbers LOL


    Can't wait to see it though. I think most of us would like to have a tank that size, I know I would. But yikes the cost to run a system like that makes me wanna barf LOL. Once you get going, you'll have to see if you can measure some power usage for the rest of us too scared to do it, to see how crazy it is.

    What are you thinking for fish, corals? What are you using for salt? What are you using for lights? How are you heating it? How big is your sump?

    LOL.. Sorry.. I have lots of questions hahaha. It's not often you see a reef tank this big!

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    Very nice! This sounds like an awesome project. I want to do a huge SW build someday so I`ll be watching this build closely.
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    I'll bet this tank once everything is on it only cost $2-$2.50 a day in power to run.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Glenn Click here to enlarge
    Very nice! This sounds like an awesome project. I want to do a huge SW build someday so I`ll be watching this build closely.
    I got a tank for you right now Glenn. 340 gallon 96x32x26. It's for sale

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cabinetman Click here to enlarge
    I got a tank for you right now Glenn. 340 gallon 96x32x26. It's for sale
    A 340g would definitely be nice, I`ll have to get my measuring tape out. 32 front to back, correct?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Glenn Click here to enlarge
    A 340g would definitely be nice, I`ll have to get my measuring tape out. 32 front to back, correct?
    Yup. The only reason I'm considering selling it Glenn if I do I'm building a 400 gallon 96x32x32

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    Come on Wayne, you can't let Jay have a bigger one then yours, be a man and got to 650 Gal, LOL!

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    come on lol. It's not the size of the tank that matters. It's what is in it that counts lol

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    Sure Wayne... Whatever you gotta say to make yourself feel better LOL

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    You know it's true Carrie ��

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    Hahaha. Either way, still big tanks! I won't be going any bigger with tanks while I'm here, but definitely looking forward to all these big reef tanks. Ya'll better not disappoint! :)

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    Is that what the wife tells you, LOL!!!!!

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cabinetman Click here to enlarge
    come on lol. It's not the size of the tank that matters. It's what is in it that counts lol

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    if you did a macro algea refugium it would take out the same nutrients as the scrubber but you would get the added benefit of the pods and food source for herbivore fish.

    food for thought! :P was a good pun if i say so my self.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nsfishguy Click here to enlarge
    Is that what the wife tells you, LOL!!!!!
    Lol

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