90g to 150g upgrade

mnavick

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Well the time has come to act on the crazy notion that I need to upgrade.
First thing first is to throw out all the thanks to all that have answered any of my questions and helped me along through the years, again THANK YOU.
Ok, now for the pics.......
My new 150g long
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And for the crazy part, drilling a BRAND NEW tank.
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Complete with 1500gph glass-holes.com kit on both ends
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While the drill is out, might as well get the existing fuge ready for the new return pump (PanWorld 200PS)
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Removing all the guts of the Aqua-Medic AquaSpaceLight Metal Halide light and replacing with Lumitek 250w Electronic Ballasts
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Original front view
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Original rear view
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Wifey pooh lending a MUCHLY appreciated hand
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Time to remove the old 90g and start demolition
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jtmac

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Way to go brother! Im getting the upgrade bug myself but my wifey said NO NO NO :)
 

Turbosnail

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Nice you have a wife that helps.Looking good can't wait to see it done.I got the upgrade bug when I moved so I'm going from a 50 to a 90.
 

gweston

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Sweet upgrade :) I didn't see any water/coolant for drilling the glass holes. What method did you use? Just asking as I need to drill my 72" 125. I have the bits and bulkheads. Just need to get off my rear end and do it.

I may need to find someone with some experience and bribe them with beer to spare a few hours on a weekend afternoon.. LOL
 
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Borrowed a bit from Krystal Clear Aquatics and he gave me a bottle filled with some water/cutting oil mixture. The white merky stuff coming from around the orange puddy. Seven holes later all is good and NO leaks :>)
 
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Some more pics.............
90g all ripped out, demo begins!!!
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Front wall totally unscaved, woohoo
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New header along with new dimension rebuild
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New tank in, sheetrocked. Now for ALL the plumbing and fish room redesign.
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Some misc. pics
Coral and live rock new homes
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Fishies new home
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Old fish room ready to rock with the additional new H2O
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Dang it, I've been framed!!
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Start of the plumbing, basement sump room
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One of the sides overflow and return
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Drains and return all joining in the middle and heading towards basement (tie-raps are temp.....)
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Center looking down through tank
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90g is plumbed before my 55g as part of my sump/fuge. Pics coming soon of that fiasco........
 
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Been awhile and fell behind on uploading pixs so here they are...........

My new 90g top 55g bottom stand
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All plumbed in
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Amazingly no leaks
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Fan blowing across and the wall is open to above the 1/2 bath ceiling along with a chase to the 2nd floor (Contemporary design house), hard to explain. Summer months will have to keep my upper doors open.
 
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