210 gallon tank basement fishroom build

amado

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I just got back my ICP test. this time I used Fauna Marin. I didn't really like the format of the test. so next time I will use another company. my boron and iodine was low so I have to dose. Everything else is close enough to sea water.
 

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iTzJu

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I just got back my ICP test. this time I used Fauna Marin. I didn't really like the format of the test. so next time I will use another company. my boron and iodine was low so I have to dose. Everything else is close enough to sea water.

yeah same sentiments when I initially got mine but for $20 and for just check ups. I think it's a bargain.

if something was going on with my tank I'd definitely got with ATI or Triton though.
 

amado

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yeah same sentiments when I initially got mine but for $20 and for just check ups. I think it's a bargain.

if something was going on with my tank I'd definitely got with ATI or Triton though.

I guess you get what you paid for. The triton was twice as much but it was a lot better.
They didn’t test a bunch of stuff. The trident was 100% better.
 

amado

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So it’s been a year since I started my tank build.
This weekend I added the 120 gallon and a 50 gallon lowboy frag tank and a 50 gallon display refugium to the system.
So now I have a Total of 600 gallon of salt water. 7 tanks and a 100 gallon sump. Don’t mind the skimmer in the frag tank. So now my fish room is done. Now I have to stock these tanks $$$$
 

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So it’s been a year since I started my tank build.
This weekend I added the 120 gallon and a 50 gallon lowboy frag tank and a 50 gallon display refugium to the system.
So now I have a Total of 600 gallon of salt water. 7 tanks and a 100 gallon sump. Don’t mind the skimmer in the frag tank. So now my fish room is done. Now I have to stock these tanks $$$$

There is a lot of love right there...
 

amado

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So it’s the 1st of the month so I have to do my bi-weekly water change. I changed about 40 gallons.
I was away for a week and everything looks the same.
I had zero deaths. I took this opportunity to add some
Sand to the 120 gallon. I used the same sand I have been using. The caribe sea live sand I get it at amazon and it’s the cheaper than the LFS. I also added some miracle mud to the refugium. I used it in my last tank and the pods and inverts and sponges really like it.
I also took this time to change out the carbon and GFO
And trimmed the cheato in the refugium and cleaned out the algae scrubber.
 

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amado

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So I was able to get a used kitchen island
On Facebook market place for cheap.
I cleaned it up and added it to the fishroom.
The island has a lot of storage and pull out drawers.
It also has a counter top that expands.

I will use this as a fraging station.
It also comes with a towel holder so that’s a bonus !!
 

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erics210

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I divided the basement into 2 rooms
one room for the fish and the other half will be for my office
in the fish room we added a sink and a counter top
Are you using backer board for wet areas like showers? I have heard people have issues with moisture between walls of built in tanks?
Just wondering.
 

amado

NJRC Member
Are you using backer board for wet areas like showers? I have heard people have issues with moisture between walls of built in tanks?
Just wondering.

Yes I did. I used durock for the bottom half of the wall. I also used the mold resistant sheet rock.
The fish room is build like a bathroom 100% water proof.
 

Aeb1419

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Are you concerned at all about whether your basement has humidity or not? I am worried about setting up a frag tank in my basement for that very reason. Not sure if it causes issues or not.
 

amado

NJRC Member
Are you concerned at all about whether your basement has humidity or not? I am worried about setting up a frag tank in my basement for that very reason. Not sure if it causes issues or not.

I setup a air exchange so it takes the air with humidity and exchange it with Fresh outside air.
 

amado

NJRC Member
So I just had one of my apex EB832
Go bad. It’s the same one I had problems before.
I opened up a ticket with Neptune. Let’s see what happens.
 
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DangerDave

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So I just had one of my apex EB832
Go bad. It’s the same one I had problems before.
I opened up a ticket with Neptune. Let’s see what happens.

Does it turn on and off, but no power comes from outlets?

I’m running on errands on a spare, parts arrived about to do this:

 
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