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Well I have been out of the hobby since 2014 and got the itch again so it is time for Tiki Reef v2! This time it will all be custom from the sump to the tank to some other goodies. Here is a list of stuff I am using most of it has arrived but some stuff is still filtering in. Total system volume is 28 gallons.

 

Tank: Micro Reef custom peninsula with external overflow, Tank dimensions 26x14x11¾  

Sump: Micro Reef 10.2 gallon nano refugium

Display Lights: Kessil A160 Tuna Sun, Kessil A160 Tuna Blue.

Refugium Light: Kessil H80 Tuna Flora

Skimmer: Bubble Magus C+3

UV sterilizer: Aqua UV Classic.

Return Pump: Reef Octo Varios 2 

Controller: GHL Wifi Mini

Dosing pumps: Ecotech Versa

 ATO: Tunze Nano

Powerheads: 2x AI Nero 3 from my existing 15 gallon.

 

 

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4 hours ago, joshthebox said:

That's going to be one nice tank! Following along! 

Thanks for the follow, hope it will be a fun journey, it should be. 

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6 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Welcome back. Good luck with the new system.

Thank you, hope it turns out the way I have it planned

3 hours ago, Sturgi_0225 said:

Looks awesome following along! 

Hope you enjoy the ride, should pick up in the next couple months just waiting on some of the last bits and the stand.

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21 minutes ago, Tiki_Reef said:

Thank you, hope it turns out the way I have it planned

Hope you enjoy the ride, should pick up in the next couple months just waiting on some of the last bits and the stand.

I totally get it, I’m going a similar style tank when it comes to inhabitants. This is how it sits at the moment. Waiting for a few things to ship and I’m super excited to see micro-reef tank! I didn’t know he was still making them. 
This is an Ada 60p don’t want to drill so coming up with other alternatives. 

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2 minutes ago, Sturgi_0225 said:

I totally get it, I’m going a similar style tank when it comes to inhabitants. This is how it sits at the moment. Waiting for a few things to ship and I’m super excited to see micro-reef tank! I didn’t know he was still making them. 
This is an Ada 60p don’t want to drill so coming up with other alternatives. 

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Oh yeah Micro Reefs is still at it he isn't making glass tanks anymore he is strictly acrylic now. I like that stand what are the dimensions and where did you find it, or is it diy?

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Stand is from home depot believe it or not, it’s pretty solid 24x16. Open middle. Not sure what weight the middle can hold but I’m confident it can hold a small refugium. I’ve reached out to Micro-reef to ask about their 5-7gal refugiums they used to make still waiting to hear back. 

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Some more pics of the tank should have it Thursday Mike is finishing up and water testing it tomorrow. Really love the external overflow box looking forward to being able to use the whole tank.

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Looks great!! 
You setting it up Thursday? Or are you still piecing equipment together? 
 

I know for myself I’d love to see the entire design process from sump to reef. I feel too often no one ever posts or talks about their filtration setups and I think that would help answer questions for newbie’s or newbs like my that haven’t had a tank in years. 

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That looks absolutely amazing !!! I have had Mike make me stuff in the past,and he just jam up work. 

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7 hours ago, Sturgi_0225 said:

Looks great!! 
You setting it up Thursday? Or are you still piecing equipment together? 
 

I know for myself I’d love to see the entire design process from sump to reef. I feel too often no one ever posts or talks about their filtration setups and I think that would help answer questions for newbie’s or newbs like my that haven’t had a tank in years. 

Still piecing it together, the stand is the problem I am running into right now looking at buying a Wayfair kitchen island and reenforcing it a bit not sure yet. Most definitely this thread will be from start to finish and the progress of maintaining it test results you name it I will post it.

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