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Good bye one hobby hello to another a 40b build

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knox_legend

Well I guess I’ll go ahead and start my journal off. I have been painting and building warhammer 40k for a little while and now with moving into a new house the time is right to take a detour from that hobby and get back into a reef. 

I had a small nano tank many years ago 5.5 gallon and a 135 fowlr but several moves and life changes made those go away so now the time is right to start another I believe. 

 

Tank: standard 40 breeder 

Filtration: AC 110 and 60 pounds rock

Light: SB Reef 32” pro

Heater : Hygger 200w titanium with external control

Flow: Hydor 240 and Hydor 750 till I can upgrade. 

Salt: Instant Ocean for cost and ease of availability. I’ve read salt threads for hours and consistently IO is in some great tanks and runs real consistent numbers and I want consistency first and foremost. 

Fish: No plans yet but I would like a six line but after that I’m not sure. 

Coral: Mostly zoas, LPS, RFA and eventually a plating monti( one of my fave sps) 

 

On to some stand construction pictures.

 

 

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Christopher Marks

Great to see you back @knox_legend! Looking forward to following along with your new 40B nano reef build, looks like you're off to a great start.

 

So much has changed since you've been away, and yet so much remains the same 😄. What did you keep in your 5.5 gallon reef back in the day?

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knox_legend

Can’t wait to finally get some water in this tank! I had zoas, frogspawn, clove polyps, mushrooms, monti and I believe some type of brain. It was a good looking little tank and if I could find 18” t5 ho bulbs again I’d set up another as I still have the fixture. 

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knox_legend

Well doors are on and tank in place. Now to set up my water station and get a few more pieces and we should be getting wet soon

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knox_legend

My intank media basket came in today and damn I’m happy I picked this up, and talk about fast shipping! Quality made and looks like it’ll work out perfect! 

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ef4life

Your stand looks nice, I’m digging the 2tone look, and intank really makes some top quality stuff. 

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knox_legend

Thanks! I was a little unsure about how much lighter the doors were but I’m liking more and more. 

I was quite impressed with the media basket and now I just have to figure out what I’m going to run in it

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Ratvan

Ha, I'm considering taking up the painting side of 40k again to distract me from spending too much on fish and corals. 

 

That stand is gorgeous and that media basket is ace

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knox_legend

Thanks! With so many good new 40k models it’s hard not to spend aquarium money on them. 

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