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Full Tank Shots:

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January 2022

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November 2021

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October 2020

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March 7 2019

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EQUIPMENT:

Tank: IM NUVO INT 75G

Sump: Synergy Reef Systems CL-34 (33g)
Skimmer: Skimz Monzter SM167

Lights: 2 Ecotech xr30 G4 Pro with RMS mounts

Flow: 2x mp40QD

Return: 1x Vectra M2

Heater: BRS or Jager

RODI: BRS 150G

Controller: GHL Profilux 4E (pH & temperature)

DoserL GHL Doser 2.0 3 head

 

SUPPLEMENTS & ADDITIVES:

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1. Tropic Marin All For Reef (Doser)

2. Vinegar 10mL per day (Doser)

3. Acropower 15mL per day (Doser)

4. KZ Pohl's Extra

5. KZ Coral Vilatizer

6. KZ Coral Booster - paused

7. KZ Amino Acid LPS

8. KZ Pohl's Extra Special

9. KZ FW Stop - paused

10. TM Reef Snow - occasionally

11. TM Zooton - occasionally

 

CHAPTERS:

 

FISH:

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Potter's Angel

Yellow Eye Kole Tang

2x ORA Frostbite Clownfish

Melanarus Wrasse

 

CORAL LIST:

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LARGE POLYP STONY CORALS:

Red Goni

Purple Torch

Ny Nicks Torch

Dragon Soul Torch

Trachphyllia

Splatter Hammer

Toxic Green Hammer

 

SMALL POLYP STONY CORALS:

Katropora

CC Needle in a Haystack

TSA Blue Slimer

Myagi Tort

Pink Lemondade

 

 

 

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I wouldnt go with the deep blue tanks if your looking to do stags. Not enough height to scape and leave for vertical growth, I think they are only like 16" tall?. If your doing sps i vote NB hybrid, i love mine, its a definite must.


Also wouldnt do the AIO, id go with a sumped system.

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My vote is CADlights 45G Versa with Nano Box Hybrid.

The only thing holding me back with cadlights is I want a custom sump, and their tanks come with a sump. I wonder if they'd knock off the price of the sump for me.

I wouldnt go with the deep blue tanks if your looking to do stags. Not enough height to scape and leave for vertical growth, I think they are only like 16" tall?. If your doing sps i vote NB hybrid, i love mine, its a definite must.

Also wouldnt do the AIO, id go with a sumped system.

AIO is only on the list for my budget friendly option. Definitely not my first choice.

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Christopher Marks

Don't be afraid to get in touch with them, they may offer to remove the sump from the package for a discount. It never hurts to ask anyways :)

 

Or if you can only get it as a package, maybe you could resell the sump to another hobbyist to recoup some cost towards your custom sump?

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Don't be afraid to get in touch with them, they may offer to remove the sump from the package for a discount. It never hurts to ask anyways :)

 

Or if you can only get it as a package, maybe you could resell the sump to another hobbyist to recoup some cost towards your custom sump?

Ooooh I like that idea.

 

Now it just comes down to dimensions/size.

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After seeing those IM ext tanks, that's the tank I want to go with. Likely going to have a simple sump with a strong skimmer then plumb a frag tank into it. I'd rather grow out the frags from 1-2" in a seperate system before moving them to the display.

 

IM EXT 50G

custom stand

Deep Blue 30G shallow for the frag tank

Radion g4 x 2

MP40 x 2

Mp10 x 2 (frag)

vertex skimmer

ecotech vectra return

eheim jager heater

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28 minutes ago, TheKleinReef said:

After seeing those IM ext tanks, that's the tank I want to go with. Likely going to have a simple sump with a strong skimmer then plumb a frag tank into it. I'd rather grow out the frags from 1-2" in a seperate system before moving them to the display.

 

IM EXT 50G

custom stand

Deep Blue 30G shallow for the frag tank

Radion g4 x 2

MP40 x 2

Mp10 x 2 (frag)

vertex skimmer

ecotech vectra return

eheim jager heater

One hell of a list Roger, can’t wait to see it. 

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Got a house. Plan changed. In wall tank, with a fish room. Need a good 48x24x?? tank to fit a good section into the wall. 

It's either that or a peninsula tank but no fish room, and the frag tank would need to be combined with a sump (which I don't want to do).

 

I keep coming back to the deep blue tanks, but the overflow box worries me. 

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Planning is in full swing. 

Likely going to get @mpsti05‘s old tank. 30x20x16. Hella excited to plan this from scratch this time. 

 

I need ideas for a sump area though. Send me inspiration. Nothing has caught my eye this far. I might just make a huge custom sump and incorporate the frag tank as opposed to having a serperate tank. What are your thoughts NR?

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8 hours ago, TheKleinReef said:

Planning is in full swing. 

Likely going to get @mpsti05‘s old tank. 30x20x16. Hella excited to plan this from scratch this time. 

 

I need ideas for a sump area though. Send me inspiration. Nothing has caught my eye this far. I might just make a huge custom sump and incorporate the frag tank as opposed to having a serperate tank. What are your thoughts NR?

Ooh that’s awesome! Are you considering a display sump like side by side? Or a sump and a plumbed in frag tank too?

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3 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Ooh that’s awesome! Are you considering a display sump like side by side? Or a sump and a plumbed in frag tank too?

 

2 hours ago, micoastreefing said:

Look at @xiaoxiy‘s side-by-side setup. Display on the counter with look-down frag system. 

 

Definitely not a side by side. I don't want to keep the frag tank aesthetically pleasing. I want 100% attention on the display and have the frag tank for grow out/propagation only.

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Definitely not a side by side. I don't want to keep the frag tank aesthetically pleasing. I want 100% attention on the display and have the frag tank for grow out/propagation only.

just gonna leave this here for you.  

 

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6 minutes ago, micoastreefing said:

just gonna leave this here for you.  

 

cool idea, but I don't think I'll have the tank out in the room like that. There's a high chance it'll be in wall. or  at least the sump will be behind a wall and the tank's out in front. The Space available is about 48x21" unless I have a side panel in the main room and the front panel in the hallway, which isn't ideal for a beautiful rimless tank.

 

more concise point: I don't have room for a stand like that.

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The wall I wanted to put the tank in is load bearing. I’d rather not mess with a load bearing wall. 

 

probably going to have tank on one side and sump/frag tank on the other. 

Maybe reuse my old 48x24x10 frag tank. 

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