Around September 1st this year, I finally gave in. Started the plans for another 300g tank. Ever since I got rid of my previous 300 I have not been happy with a smaller tank. Beginning of September I started planning my next 300. Went back and forth on which manufacture I wanted to use....Had my mind on a Marineland 300dd even with all the horror stories to save some pennies. About few weeks went by, jump on here and yet again seen another failure. scared the hell out of me. So I went ahead pulled the trigger on a planet 300dd. Ordered the tank on Nov. 19, due to me in 4 weeks. Tank came in on Dec. 20th, I've been working it with all my spare time between the holidays.....I prepped as much as I could prior to tank arrival. Built the stand, bought what equipment I needed, and made 400g of RO water to give an idea of my prepping. See tank details below.
300g deep dimension from planet aquariums 36x72x27 center overflow drilled for 5 1" bulkheads. armored seams, euro braced and center braced. bottom of tank is 1/4" glass cut so the bulkhead sit flush agains the 1/2" expanded pvc bottom. running bean animal overflow
1.25" x .125 wall steel tube stand wrapped in wood. major panels are magnetic and removable. stand is 36.75x80x42
125g standard tank is the sump. bought glass, siliconed in baffles. learned something new with this. how to cut glass with a water jet since I had the glass cut .1875" too thick...
Vectra L2 return pump....this thing seems so much more powerful than the L1
Aqua UV 57 watt sterilizer
Reef Octopus Regal 300-int skimmer
Avast Marine K1 Kalkwasser Reactor
5 optical sensors
800w primary heater
300w secondary heater
2 xr30 radions
2 xr15 radions
Vectra S1 for manifold
Whew I know theres more but my fingers are cramping haha. Will post photos and more information later...