265G Reboot

33549
Volume 265 Gallons
Dimensions 84'' x 24'' x 30''
Make Marineland
Model 265 gallon
Timeline

Introduction

I guess I will need to get the camera out and get some good shots.
We had planned on moving the 265 across the house the whole time. Unfortunately we went through a huge crash that made things go a little easier and faster. After loosing everything we decided to start over. Plumbing was ran under the floor for water changes, dosing, plumbing in a second display tank etc.
I also started over from the old wooden stand and went with a steel stand that I designed and built myself, I had the stand design ran through a CAD program from an engineer and the stand is built to a safety factor of 3. Which means it should hold up to 36000 pounds. The steel stand is constructed from 2x2 steel tubing.
getting a sump in the dimensions I really wanted that would allow for an enclosed control panel and also space to run a phosphate reactor and calcium reactor just wasn't happening. So I decided to build my own custom sump.
The biggest change made to the tank is we took out the two corner over flows that make it a known Marineland tank and drilled in a Reef Savvy Ghost overflow. The overflow takes up virtually no room behind the tank, its amazing. Since the tank is being mounted semi corner, semi peninsula style, we wanted an unobstructed view from the side of the tank, thus the corner overflows just had to go. This also freed up so much more room for rock work and just gave us a much cleaner look overall.
In place of the previous overflows I left 1 stand pipe and hid it in the rock work with a grate over the pipe. This will act as a water change drain (which was also plumbed through the floor). I did the calculations and the stand pipe sits at the correct height to drain 35 gallons of water and no more. So if I leave the gate valve open and walk away there is no way it can drain anymore then the pre-made 35 gallons of salt water that is always on hand. Shut down the pumps, open the gate valve, wait till its finished draining, close the gate valve. Turn on the pump in the water storage container(Brute garbage can) And the new salt water runs under the floor and into the sump, through the filter socks and up into the display tank via the Deep Blue DC12 return pump.
Eventually (soon hopefully) the stand will be covered in a nice wood fascia with some nice cabinet doors and a canopy will be going over the top of the tank to make it look build in. The panels will be held onto the stand with 35lb magnets.
I think that covers everything that I can think of. If you have any questions. Feel free to ask.

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Measurements

Nitrate
Nitrite
Ammonia
7.8
Alkalinity
Phosphate
410
Calcium
Magnesium
Salinity

Inhabitants

15 Fish

2 African Allardi Clownfish Amphiprion allardi
2 Bimaculatus Anthias Pseudanthias bimaculatus
2 Blue Sapphire Damselfish Chrysiptera springeri
Carberryi Anthias Nemanthias carberryi
Hoeven's Wrasse Halichoeres melanurus
Jawfish, Blue Dot Opistognathus rosenblatti
Orange Shoulder Tang Acanthurus olivaceus
3 Purple Queen Anthias Pseudanthias tuka
Spotted Mandarin Synchiropus picturatus
Yellow Watchman Goby Cryptocentrus cinctus

91 Corals

Absolute Terror chalice Echinophyllia aspera
Acan Brain Coral Acanthastrea echinata
Acan Coral micromussa Lordhowensis
Acan Coral Micromussa Lordhowensis
Acan Coral Micromussa Lordhowensis
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora Coral Acropora sp
Acropora sp sp sp
Birds of Paradise Seriatopora sp
Cherry Bomb Tenuis Acropora tenuis
Duncan Polyp Duncanopsammia axifuga
Electirc Storm Pavona Pavona sp
Forrest Fire Digitata Montipora digitata
Frogspawn Euphyllia paradivisa
GB Majestic Acropora sp
GB Matahari Acropora millepora
GB Rapunzel Stylo Stylocoeniella armata
GB Tropic Sun Acropora millepora
Gold Chalice Echinophyllia aspera
Golden Hammer Euphyllia parancora
Golden Lepto Leptoseris sp
Green eggs and ham Cyphastrea sp.
Hawkeye Cyphastrea Cyphastrea sp.
Hologram Montipora Montipora sp.
Jack-O-Lanter lepto Leptoseris sp
Jason Fox Klepto Lepto Leptoseris sp
Joe The Coral Acropora sp
Mellow Yellow Millie Acropora millepora
Montipora Setosa Montipora setosa
Montipora sp Montipora sp.
Neon Green Acropora Acropora digitata
PC Rainbow Acro sp sp
Purple Octospawn Euphyllia paradivisa
Pyromancer acan Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Rainbow Goniopora Goniopora sp.
Red Brick Cyphastrea Cyphastrea sp.
Red Millie Acropora millepora
Rose Millie Acropora millepora
Starburst Montipora Montipora sp.
Tyre Rainbow Stylo Stylophora spp.
Tyree Undata Montipora sp sp
UC Fascination Favia sp sp
Unkown WWC chalice sp sp
Unkown WWC chalice 2 sp sp
WWC Blueberry Acro sp sp
WWC Bronze Millie sp sp
WWC Cheeta Eye Litho Lithophyllon sp
WWC Firestorm cyphastrea sp sp
WWC Golden Millie sp sp
WWC Laserbeam chalice Echinophyllia aspera
WWC Limedrop Acro sp sp
WWC Mad Martian sp sp
WWC Magma Platy Platygyra sp.
WWC Pink Flamingo Lepto leptoseris sp
WWC Rainbow Platy Platygyra sp.
WWC Ultron Micromusa sp.
WWC Wow Acropora Acropora sp
WWC mint Stylo Stylophora spp.
Walt Disney Tenuis Acropora tenuis
unkown WWC Favia sp sp

9 Invertebrate

Crocea Clam Tridacna crocea
Derasa Clam Tridacna derasa
3 Emerald Crab Mithraculus sculptus
Gold Maxima Clam Tridacna maxima
Maxima Clam Tridacna maxima
Red Line Cleaner Shrimp Lysmata amboinensis
Tiger Pistol Shrimp Alpheus bellulus

Equipment

Lighting
Powerhead
Pump
Deep Water DC12 Pump
Skimmer
Eshopps S-300 Skimmer
Other
Reef Savvy Ghost Overflow

On average you perform a 15.1% water change every 7 days.

0% total water change in December.

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