CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by ken.easter » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:59 pm

This is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:06 am

Some additional pictures of the stand. Amazing work Chris!
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Post by saltyjonasd » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:27 am

:shock:

Wow!

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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:05 pm

I have been running this calcium reactor since 2011 and still going strong, nice to add redundancy by adding another as the Acropora 560G is going to be demanding.
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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by saltyjonasd » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:22 pm

Nice! So far I’ve been very happy with my dual Geo calcium reactors.

I have the Octo Kalk reactor and love it. In fact my skimmer and pumps are all reef octopus too. Their customer service has been great so far too.


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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:14 am

Hired the company Metro movers, and they did a great job managing the tank and got it in with 6 guys plus me. The key was leveraging the hydraulic lift to manage the tank. If you ever need a heavy tank moved, I highly recommend using them. They took great care and padded everything. Here are some pictures of the move and the tank at rest after cleaning it up with a few inches of water to leak test it. Next step is to get the UV and closed loop plumbed in, replacing all of the bulkheads to Schedule 80 as they are in a critical location.

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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by saltyjonasd » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am

I bet you were so excited once the tank was finally sitting on the stand! :) Looks wonderful!

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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:03 am

saltyjonasd wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am
I bet you were so excited once the tank was finally sitting on the stand! :) Looks wonderful!
Thanks!nOh yeah, the original plan was to use two 4-wheeler s and get it up ramps and wasn't totally sold on that, Then I suggested to Mike just to pull the truck up to the door and use the hydraulic flatbed to balance one end on the pad and slide it in. They didn't want to mess up the grass, and I am like screw the grass lol. It really went smooth with the flatbed and a couple ruts but the grass is fine lol.
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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:10 am

Reactor #2 is up and circulating.
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Re: CoralFragZ 560 Gallon Acropora Build

Post by Thomas Coral FragZ » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:12 am

Made some progress, added Vinyl to the left side. Plumbed close loop, and got the inlets glued in. Going to finish plumbing the inlets today!
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