The 265gal Reef Build (and other associated nonsense)

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Sploke

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I will be documenting the transformation of my multi-tank in-wall build to a single 265gal in-wall reef. I will be breaking down all the FW tanks and combining my SW tanks into this one reef. I found a tank for sale locally, a 265gal reef setup complete with lights, LR, coral, and filtration, which I am buying part and parcel. The longer process will be 1) sorting through the equipment, LR and coral than I want and selling off the rest, and 2) breaking down and moving all the FW tanks.

There won't be too much to document just yet, I'm going on Sunday to start taking home the LR and corals.

For reference - here is the current state of the fish wall. As you can see, there have been some changes that ever really got finished. The face of the new tank is outlined in masking tape for reference.
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Behind the scenes...kind of a mess. "organized chaos" :D The only tank that will be staying is the plywood 200gal on the floor, which will be the sump for the 265. The stand will also come out an extra 6" from what is there, but it won't come all the way over to the wall the door is on.
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The stock tank where most of the liverock will end up while I'm shuffling things around.
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Man, I can't wait for this build to start.

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Haydn24

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Subscribed! Goodluck! :)
 

BettaFishMommy

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ooooohhhhh...... this is gonna be good! can't wait to see it all take shape!
 

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Sounds like my dream tank. Good for you!!! Can't wait to see more. Is the tank glass or acrylic?
 

Sploke

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Tank is glass...not looking forward to carrying it, its gonna be heavvvvvvvy.

In other news, I went out and picked up all the LR and coral from the tank, plus the lights last night. I'll get some pics tonight now that the coral is happy in its new temporary home.
 

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subscribed :thumbsup:

Good luck with everything!
 

Sploke

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Gratuitous coral shots. I'll be keeping some of these but selling off most of it. Tub is filled almost to the brim with pretty high quality liverock.

Going out Monday after work to drain the tank and break in down in preparation for pickup.

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