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The Retro Reef Tank

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I couldn't resist this setup; that and I have been notified of a fish somebody just ordered for me, so I needed a larger setup. This is a fellow hobbyist's build purchased from Craigslist (moving); just got it running today with some tweaks to the original setup. Jump started the bacteria as much as possible; live rock, live sand, chaeto/caulerpa, copepods, and some water all from separate systems - also dosed isochrysis, starter bacteria and ammonia. Size is 68 G:

 

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Dantrasy

Great work. It should cycle super fast. 

 

What light is that? I think I see a tuning knob.

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On 2/12/2019 at 12:18 AM, Dantrasy said:

Great work. It should cycle super fast. 

 

What light is that? I think I see a tuning knob.

Thank you - that's what i am hoping

 

It is a Mars Aqua 300W 

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edit: I was thinking about running a sock in here becasue it was all set up for it (and came w/extras), but then was introduced to this setups fine characteristic of spewing out almost a gallon of foam from the top of the sock and then decided against any more socks. I made some type of PVC foam silencer after that (I don't know what to call it)

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While attacking some aptasia :sideeyes:, I figured I should pull the rock and re-scape things a little. Ended up adding a new rock - it's a real nice one; the colors really pop under the actinics 😆 I don't have to point it out at all cause it's pretty much the centerpiece of the tank right now. Oh yeah, I added some coral, too...   ...but they got nothin' on this rock.

 

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Matteo

Love your tanks mate! 

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My phyto station light died just a little while ago. I always have back-up cultures in the fridge, so I broke the station entirely down for thorough sterilization. I've been getting phyto for all systems from this "emergency" culture I luckily set up a few weeks ago  👍

 

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