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Old 05/13/2017, 01:45 AM   #1
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Mike's 360G Dream House, Dream Tank, Dream Box

Hey guys,

Figure it's time to start a build thread as the tank delivery date is nearing. Some history, been in the hobby about 8 years. Last tank was a 240G peninsula. Long story short, had the 240G setup for three years before we decided to move. Left behind the tank as a show piece for the next owners as I wanted out of the hobby. That was back in July of 2016, come December, I had the itch again. We were now closer to all the good fish stores so I put in a order for a new tank.

My old 240G build thread can be found here: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2371868.

Now onto the new build,
Tank: 8x3x2, low iron, Euro brace top & bottom
Stand, 10x3x3, front glass doors, apex panel on one side
2x ATI Hybrid PM
4x MP40QD
2x Tunze 6255
New Apex
KHG Alkalinity Monitor
RE Deluxe 250
RE ATO reservoir
RE Dosing containers
RE Dream Box 8D
RE RD3 230w Return pump
RE RD3 80w reactor pumps
RE 5L & 2.5L reactors
GHL Doser Master & Slave
BRS 150 GPD, booster pump, auto flush
50w Pentair Aquatics UV Sterilizer

Here some pics. I already have pretty much all the equipment except for the tank and stand. Some equipment not pictured. Still wanting to buy more toys. Probably some equipment I forgot to list.

Some pics of the Dreambox being built




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Old 05/13/2017, 01:57 AM   #2
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This is a sketch up of the tank and stand



Some of the equipment that has been collecting dust waiting for the tank to arrive



KHG Alk Monitor




Some of the plumbing, I have bought a lot more



Eight bags of Tropic Eden grand select sand,some Fritz RPM salt and Bio-spira to kick start the cycle once the tank is here


Panworld pump for the mixing station



75g RODI & SW containers




300 pounds of pukani and shelf rock





That's pretty much it for now. Still waiting on some more equipment to arrive along with a shed to house the SW mixing station. More pics to come as they arrive.


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Old 05/13/2017, 02:34 AM   #3
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Old 05/13/2017, 06:21 AM   #4
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Old 05/13/2017, 06:28 AM   #5
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Old 05/13/2017, 10:51 AM   #6
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Old 05/13/2017, 10:17 PM   #7
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Old 05/13/2017, 10:26 PM   #8
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Old 05/13/2017, 10:53 PM   #9
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Hey Mike, I love the last tank you had at your old house and all the new gear you have is what dreams are made of. Subscribed!


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Old 05/14/2017, 12:07 AM   #10
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Old 05/14/2017, 12:31 AM   #11
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The shed came in today so I got right to work putting it together. The delivery guys delivered the shed to the wrong house! Luckily, my neighbor was nice enough to let me know.












Seeing how much space I'll have to work with once the tanks are in.



Comes with it's own skylite




Done, was pretty easy and straight forward.







Waiting for the plumbing parts to come in for the mixing station. Should be here in the next few days. Still need to purchase an EB8, PM2 and probes for the SW container. I'll also be adding a break out box. Might want to try doing automatic water changes so I'll need some float switches for the sw container. Right now I'm thinking I may use the apex DOS for the awc. I've read many people are using it with great success. One issue I'm concerned about is longevity of the DOS using it in this fashion.


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Old 05/14/2017, 07:17 AM   #12
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A 4 port GHL 2.1 doser will serve you well for automatic water changes. The 2.1 is designed for water changes and is heavy duty.With your size tank GHL recommends dedicating a 4 port unit to insure longevity. Dedicate 2 ports for water in and 2 for water out.


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Old 05/14/2017, 10:15 AM   #13
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Old 05/14/2017, 11:56 AM   #14
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Looking good! That sump is huuuuuuge. lol

My shed (same company) has been up for over a year now and holding up well.
The only thing I dislike about it is the way the doors attach to the main body. Once in a while a hinge may pop off.


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Wow, what a great looking build. Definitely following along!


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Love Huntington Beach, congrats!!! Cant wait to see what you are doing.


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A 4 port GHL 2.1 doser will serve you well for automatic water changes. The 2.1 is designed for water changes and is heavy duty.With your size tank GHL recommends dedicating a 4 port unit to insure longevity. Dedicate 2 ports for water in and 2 for water out.
I really like the 2.1 doser, it may be an option. AWC is not a priority until I get everything else up and running. Adding a doser or pump to do AWC will be fairly simple down the road.




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My shed (same company) has been up for over a year now and holding up well.
The only thing I dislike about it is the way the doors attach to the main body. Once in a while a hinge may pop off.

Yes it is! That's why I made the stand an extra 2' longer so I would have more room in the stand. I wish the hinges would pop off easy. The area where the shed will sit is very narrow and the doors will not open all the way. I will probably have to take the nuts and bolts off the hinges so I can pop the door off when needed.

I had a cube years ago and copied your stand design of your cube! I recently skimmed thru your current thread. Nice setup you got going there. We also moved from the city to the suburbs, after three years, we couldn't take it anymore and moved back to the city but this time by the beach. Luckily, we didn't have to give up square footage but gained a few hundred.


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Love Huntington Beach, congrats!!! Cant wait to see what you are doing.
Thank you! We are loving HB also. The temperature here is perfect year round. It was always warm at my old house and average temps for summer was in the 90's.





I just got word today that my tank is ready to be delivered this coming Thursday!! Will update with pics once the tank is here. It's been a long five months. Plumbing for the mixing station will be here Tuesday so I'm going to try to get on top of that right away.


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I really like the 2.1 doser, it may be an option. AWC is not a priority until I get everything else up and running. Adding a doser or pump to do AWC will be fairly simple down the road.






Told ya in your thread that I had a similar set up going. How are you liking Irvine vs. HB?






Yes it is! That's why I made the stand an extra 2' longer so I would have more room in the stand. I wish the hinges would pop off easy. The area where the shed will sit is very narrow and the doors will not open all the way. I will probably have to take the nuts and bolts off the hinges so I can pop the door off when needed.

I had a cube years ago and copied your stand design of your cube! I recently skimmed thru your current thread. Nice setup you got going there. We also moved from the city to the suburbs, after three years, we couldn't take it anymore and moved back to the city but this time by the beach. Luckily, we didn't have to give up square footage but gained a few hundred.




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Thank you! We are loving HB also. The temperature here is perfect year round. It was always warm at my old house and average temps for summer was in the 90's.





I just got word today that my tank is ready to be delivered this coming Thursday!! Will update with pics once the tank is here. It's been a long five months. Plumbing for the mixing station will be here Tuesday so I'm going to try to get on top of that right away.


I miss HB weather it's cooler than Irvine. Congrats on your tank arriving. If u need any help let me know I'm free every day no more work lol


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Beautiful build! Im also in HB if you need help moving the tank


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Please tell me none of you live right on the Strand? That is my dream to retire there..............


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That's a fine looking sump - almost a shame to put water in it .

BTW, you might want to ask the mods tp move this to the large tank forum. lots of 'insane' company there.


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I just love RE and how everything they make is a piece of art work. I look forward to watching your build!


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Old 05/16/2017, 11:16 PM   #24
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Life must be good! The manufacturer is delivering straight to my house and my LFS will have his guys here to move in the tank, but now I know who to call for help. HAHA

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Thanks, I have movers in place. Will hit you up if anything, thanks for the offer.

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Not quite, I'm about a mile inland. Close enough I'd say..

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BTW, you might want to ask the mods tp move this to the large tank forum. lots of 'insane' company there.
Thanks, it's been sitting around for a couple months so I need to dust it off.

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Got a shipment today, the UV sterilizer and plumbing parts came in for the mixing station. I made two mistakes when placing the order for the plumbing. I ordered a slip x slip union instead of slip by thread for the pan world pump. I also ordered a bulk head instead of a uniseal. For some reason, I thought the top of the containers were horizontally flat, it's sitting at a slight angle. So I'll have to place another order for the two slip by thread unions and a uniseal. I'm trying to look for a used EB8 and PM2 for the shed but haven't had any luck. May just add these to the order also.

I went to work on the mixing station and got everything dry fitted. Will glue everything together when the unions and uniseal arrive.

This thing is huge!






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Cam lever, this thing is pretty cool. I'm going to have two sets of hoses, one to pump SW all the way back into the house for larger water changes when necessary and a short hose to fill up buckets with SW or RO water when. The cam lever is sort of like a quick disconnect.




Here is the mixing station dry fitted. I didn't complete the top portion, waiting for the correct parts to get here. I will have to trim some of the pipes to get the tanks to sit a little closer together before gluing. There's not much space in the shed.




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