Wojtek's Reef The Candy Shop Sho Tank

steveo9043

120 gallons of fury!

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Dry goods
-2 wp25's
-60x18x26 tank (120 gallons)
-stand
-canopy
-2 knock off LED fixtures (I have a third coming)
-Apex lite (big thanks to adam at hooked)
-reef octopus NWB-150 (getting from adam at hooked)
-eshopps r-200 sump

rock/substrate
-100 lbs of rock so far
-240 lbs of Tropic Eden reef flakes (big thanks to adam at hooked)

live goods (current stock)
-2 three strip damsels (GOING BYE BYE)
-2 BG chromis
-1 pearly jawfish
-1 false clown
-1 turbo snails
-2 misc snails

after sanding/painting the stand and canopy and cleaning the first tank (used) I decided I didnt like the tank. So I sold the tank and ordered the 120 gallon from matt at sho tank. I had him drill one 1.5in drain and attach a BRS 1800GPH overflow.

got the tank home and put on the stand in the living room where the plumbing started


plumbing is done


Sorry for the blurry picture.

the drain line is 1.5in PVC with a union and ball valve

the return is 1in pvc T'd to two 1in flex tube for a dual return

I leak tested the tank for over 24 hours without a problem so I decided to move it in place.

got the tank in place and filled it with water, rock and sand.

I put a base of rock where I want my rock formations to go before putting the sand in. This will make sure the rock cant sink and collapse on my jawfish or any other sand dweller.



I will need to get more rock.

unfortionatly I noticed a leak coming from the union last night and had to shut her down. Hopefully I can get that fixed today.

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  1. keishakornbread's Avatar
    Did you drill the tank yourself? That tank looksk HUGE!!
  2. steveo9043's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by keishakornbread
    Did you drill the tank yourself? That tank looksk HUGE!!
    No i had Matt at sho tank drill the tank.

    Yea the tank is pretty big! I have to now rearrange the living room because it just doesn't look right lol
  3. rozdab's Avatar
    Good luck fixing that leak and you are off to a great start. Keep it up.
  4. scotty's Avatar
    love the sand.
  5. steveo9043's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rozdab
    Good luck fixing that leak and you are off to a great start. Keep it up.
    thanks! I hope I don't have to find another union.
  6. steveo9043's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scotty
    love the sand.
    tropic eden reef flakes are so sexy! I have 90 extra lbs for sale.
  7. steveo9043's Avatar
    Update on tank process.

    Added some more rock.



    made eggcrate tops

    salinity is up to 1.024

    drtims goes in tomorrow and so do the fish!
  8. steveo9043's Avatar
    here is a better picture

  9. steveo9043's Avatar
    So last night I got the drtims in and the fish in.

    this morning I found my pearly jaw on the floor. I know the egg crate would be problematic but I put 2 beach towels over the tank last night. He still somehow got out!

    so feeling sad I decided to head to AP and make myself feel better.

    i swore I wouldn't add fish without QT but Dave said they went threw qt already. So I added 3 gold striped cardinal fish.



    I also put in my coral today so I decided to grab something new. Picked up these unknown zoa's.

    Updated 11-28-2013 at 08:10 PM by steveo9043
  10. steveo9043's Avatar
    Updated picture:

  11. jayjigga's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by steveo9043
    I also put in my coral today so I decided to grab something new. Picked up these unknown zoa's.

    I'm thinking punk rockers on the zoas. Looks good Man!
  12. steveo9043's Avatar
    little update on the tank!

    Friday I paid a visit to Matt at ShoTank and got a quote for a new canopy. It was cheaper then I expected to I went ahead and ordered it.

    Canopy will be the front hinged kind (where the front and part of the top hinge open and it will be 12in high.
  13. Emisis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by steveo9043
    little update on the tank!

    Friday I paid a visit to Matt at ShoTank and got a quote for a new canopy. It was cheaper then I expected to I went ahead and ordered it.

    Canopy will be the front hinged kind (where the front and part of the top hinge open and it will be 12in high.
    If you don't mind me asking, what does a canopy like that go for? (round about price)
  14. Tangency's Avatar
    Nice additions & looking good! If you would like some free brittle stars, small snails, or corals frags to add (and are willing to drive into the city) shoot me a PM.
  15. jayjigga's Avatar
    Where we at on this beast?! I'm about to start my build thread/blog, so I'll heckle someone for updates before I get asked.