NEW 140 Gallon Reef, LI NY Still laying out plan and looking for opinions.

Discussion in 'Reef Chronicles' started by Dragon2012, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Dragon2012

    Dragon2012 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2014
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    New York, New York, United States
    Still making final decisions on items. I want to go as large as possible in the location I have chosen, (64x25x**)

    I will keep updated Photos of its construction and development over the next few months.

    I plan on using Country Critters in Patchogue NY as my LFS. I have not visited Brians tropical in rocky point. (i am in southampton NY.)

    So far the deep Sea aquatics 140 leads the pack. 60x20x27. The cabinets are a higher quality than the others I have seen. DSA has not responded to an email I have sent if they are using starphire glass and how much to put the overflow in the corner.

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OF ANY GOOD ALTERNATIVES USING StarPHIRE GLASS preferable size of 64x24x30 with a quality cabinet. Need back side visible since viewing is on 4 sides. I wish Oceanic was still in business . Aqueon doesn't have right sizes

    Aquavim's room divider would be a GREAT choice considering we will be able to see the back of the aquarium, but I have heard from three sources that room divider series has a bad track record of failing. last guy I spoke to has installed 40 and 2 have failed. Not great odds.

    I am putting an oversized sump and refugium in the basement. It's a complicated plumbing solution running pipes under cabinets and making a blind corner, but I think it will be worth it.

    I will be setting up a QT on the floor next to the DS for the kids to crawl up to and look at. Thinking about going with a hex 35 or 55. Any opinions on size for a QT? The space is about 26x24

    These are the specs that I am planning.

    Lighting:
    2 or 3 Kessil a360w
    2 Wavepoint led moon strips
    2 RADION LED FIXTURES Ecotech XR30w

    Heater and Chiller ? undecided

    Iwaki Pump
    Koralia Wavemaker
    Koralia Powerheads

    Refugium
    Not sure on what lightingfor reef sump w refugium

    Protein Skimmers Like the idea of two if I can fit them.
    Live rock
    A mix of fiji white Florida reef.
    Deep sand Bed- Live sand or Silica undecided. Not sure if going with plenum.

    RO/DI in basement with float switches. Still picking out brand.
     
    #1
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
JD'S 150 Gallon Reef Tank Progression Reef Chronicles Mar 16, 2018
75 Gallon vs 100 Gallon Reef Tank Meet & Greet Forum Jan 4, 2018
Reef6789’s 10 gallon reef Reef Chronicles Nov 4, 2017
Vortech MP10 on 20 Gallon Reef Meet & Greet Forum Sep 2, 2017
Water Flow for a 40 gallon new reef tank General Reef Aquarium Discussion Aug 20, 2017

Share This Page