SCA 120 Gallon Reef Tank | Ep.2 | Sump Modification & Filtration Plans

******* Recording with my phone Tools ******* Tripod For Cell Phone: http://amzn.to/2DljrvR AquariClip Gel Filter for Recording : http://amzn.to/2EAEbzC *************** Equipment for my Tank ******************** ** tank Controller ** Neptune Apex 2016: http://bit.ly/2DrxLaf ** Water Flow ** Maxspect Gyre 230 : http://amzn.to/2Dsf1Yc ** Lighting ** Ocean Revive T247 Led Lights: http://amzn.to/2DR1ypL ** Filtration ** SCA 302 Protein Skimmer: http://amzn.to/2rlxWhz Finnex 300w Heater w/digital Display: http://amzn.to/2DjALBo Santa Monica Filtration Rain2 Algae Scrubber: http://bit.ly/2mVCXIZ Deep Water Quattro Reactor : http://amzn.to/2DrXe36 Jebao DC 12000 return pump : http://amzn.to/2rlyPqp JBJ ATO w/ Toms Aqualifter pump: http://amzn.to/2mVRrbO ** Calcium Reactor Setup ** AquaMaxx cTech T-1 Calcuim Reactor: http://bit.ly/2EW7JrK AquaMaxx Dual Guage Professional CO2 Regulator: http://bit.ly/2DncQRC CaribSea Aragonite Calcium Reactor Media: http://bit.ly/2DwYCks Brightwell Aquatics NeoMag: http://bit.ly/2DlhHTl 5Lbs Co2 Canister: http://bit.ly/2DRDkLY ** Water Clarity items ** Lees Wooden Air Diffuser : http://amzn.to/2BfeMJG Air Pump: http://amzn.to/2mUpjoT Rox .8 Carbon : http://bit.ly/2DpgPBa Filter Floss Sheet : http://amzn.to/2mXjJTv

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******* Recording with my phone Tools ******* Tripod For Cell Phone: http://amzn.to/2DljrvR AquariClip Gel Filter for Recording : http://amzn.to/2EAEbzC *************** Equipment for my Tank ******************** ** tank Controller ** Neptune Apex 2016: http://bit.ly/2DrxLaf ** Water Flow ** Maxspect Gyre 230 : http://amzn.to/2Dsf1Yc ** Lighting ** Ocean Revive T247 Led Lights: http://amzn.to/2DR1ypL ** Filtration ** SCA 302 Protein Skimmer: http://amzn.to/2rlxWhz Finnex 300w Heater w/digital Display: http://amzn.to/2DjALBo Santa Monica Filtration Rain2 Algae Scrubber: http://bit.ly/2mVCXIZ Deep Water Quattro Reactor : http://amzn.to/2DrXe36 Jebao DC 12000 return pump : http://amzn.to/2rlyPqp JBJ ATO w/ Toms Aqualifter pump: http://amzn.to/2mVRrbO ** Calcium Reactor Setup ** AquaMaxx cTech T-1 Calcuim Reactor: http://bit.ly/2EW7JrK AquaMaxx Dual Guage Professional CO2 Regulator: http://bit.ly/2DncQRC CaribSea Aragonite Calcium Reactor Media: http://bit.ly/2DwYCks Brightwell Aquatics NeoMag: http://bit.ly/2DlhHTl 5Lbs Co2 Canister: http://bit.ly/2DRDkLY ** Water Clarity items ** Lees Wooden Air Diffuser : http://amzn.to/2BfeMJG Air Pump: http://amzn.to/2mUpjoT Rox .8 Carbon : http://bit.ly/2DpgPBa Filter Floss Sheet : http://amzn.to/2mXjJTv

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Oli B
Oli B - 6 years ago
Is the aquarium Tempered? On all 5 glass sides?
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 6 years ago
Oli B not sure honestly
scottmc127
scottmc127 - 6 years ago
great channel man, nice looking tank and love your aquascape
Kenneth Badders
Kenneth Badders - 6 years ago
Another informative video I'm going to do the same with the mat already have a similar but slightly smaller sump design.
Taylor Reeves
Taylor Reeves - 6 years ago
Yo CJ, what water height do you have the skimmer at?
Lyndon Heard
Lyndon Heard - 7 years ago
CJ i just binge watched all your build videos .... i love them even though im a freshwater kinda guy lol .... the tank looks amazing and i cant wait to watch many more videos on this build and when u start stocking it. all the best with your tank man.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Lyndon Heard appreciate it!
Jason Walters
Jason Walters - 7 years ago
how hard is it to set up you tube account so we can be able see my reef set up
Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith - 7 years ago
CJ can you give the dimensions of your sump with each chamber size?
JCS Reefing
JCS Reefing - 7 years ago
CJ,
Can you tell me what exact silicone you used?. (the correct one). Where did you get it. I know homedepot had the blue one but there is about 3-4 diffrent ones.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
JCS Reefing came from Home Depot
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
JCS Reefing the blue one in this vid... it's GE Silicone I ... believe it's windows and doors but I don't have the bottle anymore. Pause the vid it may show u more of what it says on the bottle ... I redid my whole sump twice because of this error hahaha
chip turd
chip turd - 7 years ago
bawoooshhhhh

10. comment for SCA 120 Gallon Reef Tank | Ep.2 | Sump Modification & Filtration Plans

Phong Le
Phong Le - 7 years ago
you got me rethinking the whole idea of filter socks. i been dosing pods and havent really been seeing them, my tank has been running for a few years and i think its due to my filter socks. gonna have to do this on my next build
Phong Le
Phong Le - 7 years ago
using 200 micron filter socks filters a lot of water, but pods cant get threw. thanks for reply. will continue to keep following you.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
no doubt.. my plan is dumping thousands off pods in the refugium and let them live in peace throughout the pond matrix media.. helping to eat up detritus.. and have a clear path back to the tank via the return pump.. we will see how well it work out..
eng479
eng479 - 7 years ago
Per usual, a really informative, entertaining, interesting video. I love the laid back vibe, considering how stressful and time-consuming the process of putting one of these together can be.

Not really a tip, but more of a thought: if you find yourself needing to paint an aquarium or sump again, take a look at plasti-dip. I've always used it on my aquariums/terrariums, and while it's durable, you can just peel it off if necessary and in strategic ways, and it tends to be less messy for roughly the same cost (though rustoleum is definitely tried and true).My ato requires clear glass, so I cut out a small square for it, etc.It's also non-toxic and reef safe once dried (I use it to insulate my ball python enclosure). Beautiful setup so far.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
ive seen it.. just concerned the same reason its easy to peel would work against me removing the sump.. I did think about coating the inside of the stand with it for water proofing tho... thanks for the input.
RD
RD - 7 years ago
Congrats CJ. Setup looks really slick. I have a 100G that I just setup last November. I gota hop on those live streams to show it off.

Be easy
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
yessir! make sure u do...
Tristan Lambert
Tristan Lambert - 7 years ago
Great system that you are setting up simple and easy to maintain.

its hard to not get carried away with all the toys and tech out there and that is usually most systems down falls...

keep it up
Tristan Lambert
Tristan Lambert - 7 years ago
I have really enjoyed your perspective on reefing and the manner that you have taken. I'm excited to watch what video you will come out with next. you have what seems to be the perfect balance of information and interest as to what we need to know and what makes reefing fun .

Plus your selection of products is great at a price point that is aspirational yet within the reach of most people's budget.

I based in London UK and was not aware of a few of the brands you have selected and have now looked into them as well and now interested to see how they work out for you.

Anyway I should stop blabbing on and say well done brother.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Tristan Lambert appreciate it! I'm sticking to the same method I used on my previous reef tanks... keeping things simple and staying patient
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Tristan Lambert appreciate it! I'm sticking to the same method I used on my previous reef tanks... keeping things simple and staying patient
Rotter Tube Reef
Rotter Tube Reef - 7 years ago
nice vid man. that iPhone still works well for you
Rotter Tube Reef
Rotter Tube Reef - 7 years ago
yeah i'm still on the iPhone 6, 2 version behind. works great for me
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Rotter Tube Reef yea the Iphone is still alive and well... still haven't upgraded to the 7 plus yet ether haha. Thanks for watching man
Will C
Will C - 7 years ago
Oh yeah silicone bonds to glass very well its a pain to take apart a tank I feel your pain.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Will C no filters just my iPhone 6s Plus and iMovie.. I never use anything else. Watch the playlist on my channel on how to film with your phone it will explain my process
Will C
Will C - 7 years ago
Do you use a gel filter when filming? what do you use to film? WOuld like to share my tank with the world but need something to cut the blues out
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Will C wasn't much fun I'll tell you that! Haha. Thanks for watching
IFG
IFG - 7 years ago
That's what's up man. Can't wait to see the end result of this setup
IFG
IFG - 7 years ago
+CJ'S AQUARIUMS no doubt. I'm working on a project as well. It'll be up and running before long
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Inquisitive Fish Guy long as everything goes according to plan should be pretty nice.. working on the canopy this weekend. This is the most important part.. all downhill from here
IFG
IFG - 7 years ago
That's what's up man. Can't wait to see the end result of this setup
Walter Goldsmith
Walter Goldsmith - 7 years ago
From left to right, does the heater go in the first chamber vertically, because the water level there is constant??
I like the layout of the sump you built.
l used a 30 gal fish tank for my sump. I drilled 3 holes in the short side of a 30 gal long fish tank to receive bulkheads and hoses from the main tank so I could keep the lid that came with the 30 gal on top. I also drilled a hole in the back of the thirty gal to receive hose from my return pump. All hoses go in and come out the sides and back of my sump. The top hinged lid lifts for access or comes completely off very easy, and prevents evaporation, and is quite as hell. I've been changing the same filter socks weekly for 11 years; and they still polish the water crystal clear. But I do think your idea of not using filter socks is a lot easier. And your design is grate; but I think drilling the sides and back is better than accessing the sump from the top..
Timothy Scott
Timothy Scott - 7 years ago
How much space are you going to have to add dosing units or reactors? Looking forward to see your episodes each week. I've learned volumes of information from watching your channel. On hanging your canopy or lights you might look at a Johnson pocket door hanging hardware. very heavy duty up to 350 lb door with no trouble. Good Job!!!

20. comment for SCA 120 Gallon Reef Tank | Ep.2 | Sump Modification & Filtration Plans

Carminus
Carminus - 7 years ago
Have you looked into using the herbie method with one return? Some more info: http://gmacreef.com/herbie-overflow-reef-tank-plumbing-method-basics/

I used the beananimal on my old 105 gallon it was very quiet vs durso. I have a custom 30 gallon AIO pending, I may eat my words, but I won't go big again.

I cant wait for this build to be done!

-Paul (aka crimson reef central/reef2reef)
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
I mentioned Herbie drain during the video when talking about the first chamber..

that was my plan all along... tank is drilled with three 1'' holes... Ill run the Herbie method on this tank.. siphon, emergency and return line...

had a silent tank the first time I used this method years ago on my first reef. thanks for watching man.. still a lot more work to be done
M D
M D - 7 years ago
CJ, I could be wrong, but I think that thin foam mat is for the tank to sit on.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
no doubt... gotta play it safe. I will use 1/4'' thick yoga mat... congrats on the new 150g man.. I was close to getting it.. just didn't like the idea of needing another light to cover that 1 extra foot of space lol... so it was ether 4 or 6 foot for me.. 120g or 180g
M D
M D - 7 years ago
Cool, just wanted to make sure you had foam under the tank. I just ordered mine today. I 150 g with stand and canopy like yours :-) I'm upgrading from a DSA 105 g.
Reefgrrl
Reefgrrl - 7 years ago
Yeah silicone - my husband is always a bit embarrassed about the silicone job he did when he built my current sump but i told him that in the end, it's function that matters in the sump. And it functions really well. I find it really exciting to watch your videos as you make progress, It's fun!
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
hopefully so... its a $18 change to make the sump 80% more efficient and easier to use.. at least that's the plan.I emailed the owner my layout.. maybe it will spark a change.
Looking forward to your sump I'm sure it will be even more thought out than mine. BTW this is version 1.. the remake of this turned out was cleaner using painters tape.. 0 silicon runover now.. Ill show it next vid..
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
thanks PB.. still have along way to go
Mr. DPFJ Aquariums
Mr. DPFJ Aquariums - 7 years ago
I think that you did a good job on your sump
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
will get the job done.. thanks man
NickClimbsHills
NickClimbsHills - 7 years ago
Use painters tape for a clean silicone job. It pulls right off and gives it the cleanest look.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
NickClimbsHills yea I redid the entire sump after this video... used tape. Made a world of difference ... especially between the bubble traps that I couldn't clean up with a razor blade... thanks for watching man
Russell's Reefs
Russell's Reefs - 7 years ago
Brilliant! Great job CJ
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Russell's Reefs appreciate it!
Roy Bartel
Roy Bartel - 7 years ago
Great video, I enjoyed the fact that you kept it simple, and not over complicated things. I just ordered a 150 SCA today, looking forward to your next video.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Roy Bartel sticking to what I know keeps it fun... thanks for watching man
Tom05
Tom05 - 7 years ago
Damn that door closing shot at the end! 10/10 :D
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
closing the book on this episode the most fitting way possible...haha.. thanks for watching man

30. comment for SCA 120 Gallon Reef Tank | Ep.2 | Sump Modification & Filtration Plans

Ben Riley
Ben Riley - 7 years ago
Think I may still that yo mat idea man lol
Ben Riley
Ben Riley - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS yeah man I work at one of my local LFS and the stand we sell have built it acrylic drip trays but the 90 set up I have I got for free and it didn't have that tray so the mat is my next option
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
haha... well it def looks cleaner but the sump doesn't slide on it so putting it under the stand without moving the mat is a PITA!
NetSyphon
NetSyphon - 7 years ago
Did you look at any other "kits" (Red Sea, IM, etc) and what led you to the SC even though you basically rebuilt the sump? I've got an RL45 as well and I wanted to move up this year. The prices look decent for SC but that cant be all there is to it.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
u said it... the price point. I wanted a 24'' wide footprint.. the price for those other kits at that size are very expensive. I was mainly concerned with the quality of the tank (starfire glass & euro braced), sump, and equip included. I will use the skimmer for sure.. and upgrade the return pump only due to me planning on using a manifold. I will need the extra head pressure to run it... the provided pump will be perfect from water changes though

the sump rebuild was just an option just like me plumbing it with hard pvc instead of the soft hosing provided.... others have ran it as is with filter socks... this rebuild only cost me $11 and a little time.. hardly something I would consider a turnoff from these tanks... everything is really good quality
abreezeducttesting
abreezeducttesting - 7 years ago
on the filter tray, when the filter media gets clogged. How much water will that tray hold? It doesn't look like more then a couple of gallons. The reason I'm asking is because on my sump, it holds a lot. I was thinking it could change the salinity. I'm thinking of a different way to polish the water on my sump. love the build CJ
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
prob will hold a gallon or so... if I never changed the media the water would just run over the baffle.. basically the same water that would have run under it. Nothing effects salinity except evaporation or extra ro water dumped into the tank.. that will be handled by the ATO float switch I will mount in the return section. All the filter tray size effects is how long I will have before the media completely clogs and the water bypasses my filter floss... using existing baffles limited how much i could control that part but it still should work as planned
jassimps
jassimps - 7 years ago
Cj Custom Sumps has a nice ring to it! Looking fwd to next Episode.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
hahha... man I just do what i have to. thanks for watching
Paksiw tv
Paksiw tv - 7 years ago
waiting on that tank to be done bro lol geeezzzz you teasing us your videos are great and a lot of info can be retained from your videos keep up the good work pimp 100!!!
Paksiw tv
Paksiw tv - 7 years ago
lol I understand bro. keep up the good work 100!!!
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Paksiw tv a lot of work to do before that... no second chances to get these things done once water goes in this tank haha.. stay tuned a lot more to come
FishyDrizzy
FishyDrizzy - 7 years ago
Great vid as always! Excited to see how everything comes out
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
FishyDrizzy $11 and some effort... had to do it lol... thanks for watching man
Tony Jibster
Tony Jibster - 7 years ago
Nice CJ! I have the same mechanical filtration setup with first two baffles and I love it :-)
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Tony Jibster def a solid plan for everyone that doesn't want Filter socks... I had to compromise by using the existing baffles... the first chamber is a lot higher than I wanted.. depending on flow it may end up being a waterfall hahahha ... some things just have to be tested with water ... thanks for watching man
Daniel Hogan
Daniel Hogan - 7 years ago
You should sell custom sumps man. You got talent!
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Daniel Hogan if I had access to unlimited supplies maybe haha... this was a $11 hack job using existing baffles.. it will get the job done
sagewon1
sagewon1 - 7 years ago
Great video...
Milton English
Milton English - 7 years ago
Nice job on the sump. Got a tip for you. Consider water proofing the bottom of the sump either water proof paint or use PVC sheet. you can get them at Home depot. The other thing, if you can, rig in about a 2" high lip all around the tank and seal it. That way, if the sump ever over flows, for any reasons, you will trap the water inside the sump and it should never seep out onto you carpet. Makes for a easy clean up. Just a thought.
Milton English
Milton English - 7 years ago
Could you buy a piece of wood, say 1"x2" and fit it in front of the door? The door should still be able to close with that piece of wood there.
Daniel Fernandes
Daniel Fernandes - 7 years ago
That looks good cj nice job
Daniel Fernandes
Daniel Fernandes - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS can wait to see that tank running your 45 gallon was nice man
Chris Bunker
Chris Bunker - 7 years ago
Looking good man. Awesome idea on painting the sump. I haven't seen anybody do that before. It will sure make your plumbing pop
Seo Specialist
Seo Specialist - 7 years ago
Great video ! Just wondering what you have against filter socks ? haha
Mitch
Mitch - 7 years ago
Great video CJ. Vary exciting look forward to watching the rest of your videos! always doing it right Valuable information
Mitch
Mitch - 7 years ago
+CJ'S AQUARIUMS great idea patience is something we should all practice in this hobby.. can't rush a good thing.
T Surro
T Surro - 7 years ago
Remember to use a check valve on the return, can't hurt, cuts the back flow of water!!
Michael Holland
Michael Holland - 7 years ago
Very very nice CJ. I'm jealous of the size of that sump. I have to cram all my equipment in mine and I have the same brand you have. I'll give ya a little tip to....the white pvc pipe that your line loc will connect to will look much better painting it black. You can use the same paint you did for the sump. Looks slicker than the white for sure.
juggernautt888
juggernautt888 - 7 years ago
Cant wait to see this tank up and running.
Scott From Rosco's Reef
Scott From Rosco's Reef - 7 years ago
very nice job CJ and I look forward to seeing it in action.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Scott M thanks man... the only concern I have is a potential (loud) water fall into the filter floss... some things you just have to test with water flow...
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
wouldn't have had enough room for a decent sized ATO and be able to handle power outage water from the display... ATO will be external... easier to access and no size limits
my simplereef
my simplereef - 7 years ago
Nice work CJ !
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
thanks

50. comment for SCA 120 Gallon Reef Tank | Ep.2 | Sump Modification & Filtration Plans

Teenage Reefer
Teenage Reefer - 7 years ago
That's a damn good looking sump tank. Looks DT quality. Nice work brotha
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
appreciate it... $10 upgrade was worth it hahaha
Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips - 7 years ago
I like your choice you can't beat blue & black...
Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS if it comes out looking like a bigger version of your jbj it'll look fantastic
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Matt Phillips interested in seeing how it turns out... worst case it will function and not look good. The display is all that really matters hahaha
Alen
Alen - 7 years ago
Love the videos CJ! Would you add a sump to a 29 gl. Oceanic biocube? I bought a 20 gallon and am planning on making a sump out of it, but I'm just not 100%. After watching your jbj videos, I'm just wondering if a sump is the way to go or just a protein skimmer. Right now I just have polyfilter laying on some egg crate all the way across chamber two, over top of the bio balls. I am also using a gfo reactor hanging off the back. There's a lot of different ways I can go, but I'm just curious what you would do with this system. I really value your opinion.
Alen
Alen - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS Thanks for the reply Cj! Maybe I'll try an algae scrubber. I'm just getting back into the hobby after 5 years. I tried to explain to my mother while I was out of town how to make ro water to top off my tank for me and she collected water from the bad line and when I came home my entire tank was dead. Only thing that survived was the nasirasis snails. So thankful for these videos! Thanks! Your tank is going to rock!
pelphrey
pelphrey - 7 years ago
Didn't I watch this video yesterday? I also thought I saw an ad for your channel on during the super bowl. hahahaha
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
pelphrey yea man that 5million was nothin... had to get myself on every tv in America
MASS Aquariums
MASS Aquariums - 7 years ago
Great video bro. Very informational and will help me when my SCAquariumarrives. 135 gallon with 52 gallon sump. Sooooo excited dude
MASS Aquariums
MASS Aquariums - 7 years ago
I get free socks so not to worried. I figured. I have a walk out basement so won't be to bad on a dolly I hope
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
MASS Aquariums good deal! Glad it worked out for you... you will def want to change the sump or live with Filter socks.. your choice. It's heavy as hell so good luck getting it in the house hahahha
Kevin ENH Vlogs
Kevin ENH Vlogs - 7 years ago
well put together as usual. looking good so far. can tell that as always you do your research and it shows. be easy my friend ..... happy reefin
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Kevin ENH Vlogs yessir if only I didn't miss that one bit of info lol... all good. I get to do a cleaner Silicone job this time around
j03yYunG Aquariums
j03yYunG Aquariums - 7 years ago
Nice job!!
j03yYunG Aquariums
j03yYunG Aquariums - 7 years ago
You must be dying to fill the tank up. lol
Lovebetta
Lovebetta - 7 years ago
Wow you are awesome. Great job.
Black Redneck
Black Redneck - 7 years ago
cj love the videos homie way better Then Bulk reef Supply video good to see a brother in the hobby doing his thing with no bias answer rather then corporate opinion. ...
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
appreciate it man.. just make them with info I wanted to know when I started.. more to come..
Phil Maznyk
Phil Maznyk - 7 years ago
Great video CJ. Thanks for putting it back up. You've got the flooding part covered off. Not sure what your future plans are but keep in mind if you're power ever does go out and your sump fills up you MUST delay the startup of your protein skimmer until the water level has returned to the normal run level otherwise your cup will fill up and overflow all that schumtz back into your sump and display. I control mine with an Apex controller.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
yea I added the silicon part to the video.. I had the wrong one showing so had to fix it. Yea no doubt.. powering on equipment after sump is at the normal level will be the plan. Reminds me of the things i learned with my first reef years ago hahah.. now I just get to do it better
Mo Reefer
Mo Reefer - 7 years ago
Great job think of doing same to mine I hate clean filter socks
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
yea no doubt... I just made sure the tray was small enough to not need a pillow sized clump everytime... still has to be cost effective..
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
vid just became 70 seconds longer... don't think anyone even noticed where I tied it in hahah.. its all good.. acurate info trumps views anyday..
Patrick Schultz
Patrick Schultz - 7 years ago
So sorry you had to redo it, but glad you'll have peace of mind. That GE I will work for you. If not king of diy Joey would have nuked a lot of tanks.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
no doubt... thanks for watching
Ed Wiser
Ed Wiser - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS club will be going to Indy frag swap in van if you want to go.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
will do! still along way from that but the time will come eventually
Dr. Loaf's Salty Box
Dr. Loaf's Salty Box - 7 years ago
Great work CJ
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
appreciate it
SithRico
SithRico - 7 years ago
My stepdad would always tell me so I could remember the silicon when building in your house. Blue is true and Red is dead. So the blue is true to the environment. The red will kill bacteria to stop build up. Like the new tank. Got a long story about me and my tank. Don't know if I want to get back to videos yet. Good job man.
Bob Escher
Bob Escher - 7 years ago
Looking good
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
thanks man
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
John Munoz more like spent $11 and a few hours moving the existing baffles the way I wanted them. Def cheaper than a custom sump that's for sure hahaha
John Munoz
John Munoz - 7 years ago
cj did you just retrofit a prebuilt sump hopefully you got it for free cheaper to build they killin us with prices lol good vid like always nice to see you upgraded and taken youre time on it
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
makes the ALL IN ONE tanks look like a piece of cake.. hahah.. thanks for watching
Pleasantly Manly
Pleasantly Manly - 7 years ago
Great Vid CJ. I have been watching and catching up on your vids. Referred by my bro-in-law AM_FIT_ELITE_REEFER. I wanted to ask you where are you going to put the ATO, which chamber? Thanks. Looking forward to this aquarium progression.
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
Pleasantly Manly yes I'll have my jbj ato float valves in the return chamber. That's the only chamber that will show evaporation ...
Pleasantly Manly
Pleasantly Manly - 7 years ago
I see. will you have just the float valves in the return chamber then? I am revamping my sump for my 93g cube and really appreciate your advice. Thanks!
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
decided against having an in sump ATO... It will be outside the stand for easier access. the extra room int he refugium will be very useful down the road if i need a frag area..
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
if all goes according to plan it should def work out well.. thanks for watching man
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
John Munoz 4 x 2 x 2.... standard 120 gallon
John Munoz
John Munoz - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS whats the measure ments on the main tank
Rad Perez
Rad Perez - 7 years ago
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
I hear you....... I may do something similar in the future...
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
thanks man.. should get the job done.. and even better. without those damn socks lol
Joe's Reef
Joe's Reef - 7 years ago
I used a GE silicone for my reef and it killed all my fish but it didn't effect my coral surprisingly. I lost my $200 clown fish. It still makes me nauseous
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
which one did you use? So many out there its easy to choose the wrong one... I ALMOST did the same
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
appreciate it man.. slow and steady
Dlucks
Dlucks - 7 years ago
Had fun on the stream :D
CJ'S AQUARIUMS
CJ'S AQUARIUMS - 7 years ago
fun for those that catch it... everyone else will just have these videos to watch :D

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