Sunny's 600 Gallon Build

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  1. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    The build begins with the sump room redo. I need to correct the mistakes that were done 6 years ago.
    That said, I can use some muscle on Friday evening to move a couple of tanks out of the sump room. Let me know if someone is up for it.

    Beer and Pizza on me. I am looking at 6 PM in the evening. Will need 3 - 4 people.

    Thanks guys.

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    Where are you located, might be able to help out of your not to far.


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    WOW Sunny! Can't wait to see this!
     
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  4. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    I am in Monroe, NJ. 08831

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  5. mnat

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    Glad you came back into the hobby and that will be a beast of a tank.

    If I was aquascaping that tank, I would do basically like a pyramid of live rock dead center in the tank which slopes outwards. Leave yourself plenty of room to the glass to add in little island of live rock. I think it would be very natural looking and you could do SPS all around the top sloping downward and any LPS down lower. You can use the mini island to feature different coral. This will also give your fish plenty of room to swim around and your pumps will be able to hit pretty much all the corals. It will allow for 3 or 4 sided viewing and access to almost the whole tank. I would look up some lagoon systems because this dimensions basically sounds like a lagoon tank on steroids (tough to call a 32 inch deep tank a "shallow" tank.
     
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    This is going to be the build of the year!!!!!


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    Hey Pete, what about you? It’s been a long time.


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  8. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    Thanks Mike, that is a great suggestion. I have been pondering about the aquascaping as well. I am thinking to try hmm.. say octoscaping :) New word for the hobby I guess.
    Build the back high up like a octopus with openings to look like eyes. Then run down back to front 4 or 5 tentacles if you would? Hard to explain but more like a Davy Jones head in my tank - LOL.
     
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  9. Mike S

    Mike S Active Member NJRC Member

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    Looking forward to seeing this come together Sunny. That 60 inches front to back depth is going to open up some nice aquascaping options!

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    That sounds cool how many lights you think you'll put over it


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    Any plans or decisions regarding equipment sunny?
     
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  12. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    Plan is to use same sump and return pump. Lights will be 6 Radion pro Gen 4s. Same skimmer for now. Mp60 - 2 to start of with..
     
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    Damn sunny I need to get in,on what ever buisness it is that you do so I can pump a tank like yours
     
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    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    All rock that I saved is bleached and air drying now.
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    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    Sump room is taken apart. Clean and empty now, ready for rebuild.

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  16. joe b

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    Glad to see your back... Loved your 350 and was disappointed that I never got any frags from you
     
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  17. Sunny

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    Dechlorination begins.
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    Here Sunny, I think it will be perfect for you tank height. Rock columns with corals growing off the side of the rocks.

     
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    Sunny how long did you have that glass tank before it leaked?
     
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    Sunny Well-Known Member NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    6 years.
     
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