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NanoBox Red Sea 170 : New Start

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It has been a wild ride with many different AIO tanks, no filter tanks, etc. I have had a Red Sea 170 in my spare room sitting there for eight months and finally decided it was time. I am extremely excited to be back with an actual sump, normal skimmers and just easy reef keeping.

 

I will be updating this tank weekly to show results.

 

  • NanoBox Quad
  • NYOS 120
  • IM Nuvo Pump :P
  • MP40 & MP10
  • Tune 6020 ( In Sump )

Super simple and back to the basics. I pick up corals that I enjoy and really looking forward to this tank maturing.

 

Photos/light graphs to come but for now here is a video.

 

Enjoy!

 

-Dave

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Thanks. I will get a few stills to show how it looks. I enjoy it!

Been waiting on this one:) amazing rockscape

 

Tell me about it. I needed to keep a few of the AIO set up for a certain amount of time.

Took ya long enough. :lol:

 

No idea what this means but thanks! :P

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Der! Now I know the trendy stuff. ;)

Sub'd = Subscribed lol

 

Only a couple in the video. The tank has a ton of favia's right now. I few that are flat out mind boggling!

Someone likes Acans!

 

I put this in the same chamber as the skimmer. This allows for it to stir up anything down there and make the skimmer collect for junk. I also move it around once a month. You will be amazed how well it works.

I'm new with sumps....why the Tunze in sump?

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Looks great Dave! I feel you on the AIO thing. It's really nice to have a sump. I'm picking up some live Pukani from Tampa Bay Saltwater at the airport tomorrow morning for my Reefer Nano.

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Only a couple in the video. The tank has a ton of favia's right now. I few that are flat out mind boggling!

 

 

Looking forward to it. It'll be refreshing to see a cool Favia tank. The patterns on some are seriously surreal.

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Nice Dave!

I have the same tank and skimmer. Looking forward to following this thread.

 

David

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When you do get a FTS up, be sure to include that beautiful NB Wide Quad fixture in the shot too!

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Awesome, really cant wait to see it. You will love the tank.

Looks great Dave! I feel you on the AIO thing. It's really nice to have a sump. I'm picking up some live Pukani from Tampa Bay Saltwater at the airport tomorrow morning for my Reefer Nano.

 

Thanks and enjoy yours. I really have to give it to Red Sea on the setup for plumbing. While I feel 100% with plumbing most people are not. However they are so easy it is almost comical!

Nice Dave!
I have the same tank and skimmer. Looking forward to following this thread.

David

 

The video have the FTS. I am actually being a punk and using an old Quad housing and not a wide. I recently had a few orders coming in so I needed to use what I had. :D

When you do get a FTS up, be sure to include that beautiful NB Wide Quad fixture in the shot too!

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Looking at getting the same tank. Do I need a quad ? Can a Duo be ok on this tank? Thanks

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Thank you and I totally agree. Seems that SPS and mushrooms are the trend. Meanwhile I will grab all the favia's I can.

Favias are my favorite. I'm excited to see this thing evolve into a nice reef.

 

2 - Chocolate Clownfish

1 - Wyoming White Clownfish

1 - Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish

1 - Yasha/Pistal Pair

2 - Paired Bangaii Cardinals

1 - Sixline Wrasse

1 - Tailspot Blenny

1 - Royal Gramma

What type of fish are you keeping? Looks nice...

 

No. This is one I had in the shop I needed to use. The Duo can do it.

Looking at getting the same tank. Do I need a quad ? Can a Duo be ok on this tank? Thanks

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Looking good Dave! :naughtydance:

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Looking good Dave! :naughtydance:

 

Thanks Shaun. Wife has been out of town all week. May try to get a few macros today as well.

-Dave

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:naughtydance:

 

Nice! Digging the upgrade.

 

Do you still have the other reef tank? I'm wondering where that big ol' maxima is. :D

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I had fun last night shooting stills and video. I am really enjoying this tank more and more each day. The NYOS skimmer is really starting to pull out nasty skimmate. Joey from Joe Knows Reef sent a small care package of a couple corals.

  • Red Zoas
  • Setosa - One of my all time favorites
  • Short Polyp Pink Goni
  • Rainbow Chalice

Enjoy the photos!

32683082866_d49a6e7ce2_c.jpgzoaredmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880593894_9cafd3e9e7_c.jpgraptorsmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880593024_cd379df3da_c.jpgraptorsplitmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880592444_555793f3cb_c.jpgstripeacanmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31910265413_041d335be7_c.jpgmetshowermacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31910269903_099b5f08cd_c.jpgacanUCmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31910264343_b74a352441_c.jpgmummyeyemacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880594544_ebb6ab2148_c.jpgrainbowchalicemacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

32600615591_b1e6b13539_c.jpgpinkchalicemacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

32683084376_abd3e11283_c.jpgtailspot by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880590954_066e010b7a_c.jpgjackogrowback by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31910267373_053a3f5cea_c.jpgbangmacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

31880591424_d70077d5b2_c.jpgucfaviamacro by Dave Fason, on Flickr

 

-Dave

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Looking good, Dave! I just put a powerhead in my sump for the same reason. I love your coral selections too, a lot of classics in there :)

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