New 180 Gallon SC Aquariums Build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Troselaw, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Excited for new first time build with my 15-year-old. We are giving our angels and tangs, currently in a 75 gallon aquarium, a bit more space. The aquarium is being delivered tomorrow.

    Big shout out to Boston Reefers member BVS12 who is building our cabinet and sent build pictures today... Looks outstanding!
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  2. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

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  3. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Awesome? Is it a standard size 180? 72x24x24"? The fish will appreciate the room.
     
  4. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Yup...
     
  5. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Updated Cabinet Build Pics From BVS12
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  6. aresangel

    aresangel Well-Known Member Officer BRS Member

    I love the finish on that cabinet! Great job.


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  7. wpeterson

    wpeterson Well-Known Member Officer BRS Member

    So jealous! I almost went for an SCA 150 this season but we're going to have to wait for next year.

    Looks great! Good luck with the build.
     
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  8. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Thanks! This is a first for us plumbing... so trying to figure out what to order.
     
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  9. Arsalan

    Arsalan Reef Addict Officer BRS Member

    Looks great!
    I’d only order the true union valves, and get everything else at Home Depot. They even have flex pvc.


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  10. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Planning to set-up Herbie and a manifold on the return. So, yah, I'll need to order a gate valve for main drain and some cpex ball valves for return. I'll check out Home Depot for pipe, unions, and other fittings.
     
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  11. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Bryan (bvs12) just dropped off... soft close doors, rubber mat inside, etc. Excellent build! Hoping our build will do the cabinet justice... 69B9B066-BF6B-4491-9FE0-20104D9898B8.jpeg 174FEDF7-A444-438F-9A39-58DF662625FF.jpeg
     
  12. sirvine24

    sirvine24 Well-Known Member BRS Member

    I just went through all this. I found supplyhouse.com to be a good source for plumbing parts. The prices were better than most other places I looked, and they have true union ball valves for way cheaper than the cpex ones. I see that many people use them from posted tank plumbing photos.
     
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  13. Arthur1

    Arthur1 Non-member

    Just curious, what do you have for drains in that overflow?
     
  14. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    1.5” main drain; 1.5” emergency drain; and 1” return...
     
  15. Arthur1

    Arthur1 Non-member

    Thank you, it's hard to tell by pictures alone but I was thinking to myself, "please don't be a single 1'' drain" lol. Stick with pvc and someone already mentioned something similar to this, but utilize true union ball valves where ever you can, example before and after your pump (if external). If you use flex pvc, do not use primer on it, only the rigid side of the joint along with heavy duty glue and press the joints together for at least 30 seconds (I do a minute on larger diameter flex pvc). Your stand looks nice, enjoy the build and good luck!
     
  16. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Thanks Arthur1! I am sure that i’ll be inquiring further with you shortly...
     
  17. Arthur1

    Arthur1 Non-member

    Anytime!
     
  18. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

  19. Troselaw

    Troselaw Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Is there a difference in quality between Cepex and other true union ball valves at supply house.com?
     
  20. kgstei

    kgstei Non-member

    Great job on the cabinet. Looks great.
     
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