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I'm upgrading my 20G mixed reef to a 60G. I've decided to start a journal a bit ahead of time - the tank has already been paid for, and is currently being built by my LFS. Specifications: 2'ft x 2'ft x 2'ft cube tank = ~60G 10mm Crystal White Glass Rimless 20" x 18" x 15" sump = ~23.37G Total system volume = ~83G+ Equipment: 3000l/Hr Return Pump Jebao OW-25 Wavemaker 1x AI Prime HD (55W) 1x AI Prime 16HD (55W) *Skimmerless Livestock Plans: More focused on LPS, Softies and Shrooms. Fish: 1x Yellow Foxface (Foxy) - 25/06/2021 1x Pajama Cardinal (PJ) - 07/01/2022 1x Copperband Butterfly (Cleo) - 25/04/22 1x Lyretail Hawkfish (Hawke) - 25/04/22 1x Dwarf Zebra Lionfish (Lady) - 25/04/22 1x Dwarf Zebra Lionfish (Lily) - 11/05/22 6x Mollies (Dot, Dotty, Ben, Sally, Stardust, Oren) - 13/05/22 1x Pink Skunk Clownfish (Aquilla) - 04/06/2022 Inverts: 2x Nassarius Snails 1x Turban Snail 1x Purple Rock Urchin (Mr. Prickles) - 19/03/2015 1x White Halloween Urchin (Beast) - 04/04/2022 1x Blue Tuxedo Urchin (Blue) - 23/06/22 Corals: SPS: None LPS: Orange/Green Cynarina Red/Green Cynarina Soft Coral: Neon Green Kenya Tree Pink Kenya Tree Green Weeping Willow Toadstool Neon Green Toadstool Leather Red Pineapple Tree Coral Pulsing Xenia Orange Clove Polyps Metallic Green Star Polyp Zoas and Palys: Brown Palys Green Starburst Implosion Palys Metallic Nuclear Green Palys Devil's Armor Zoas Pinwheel Zoas Purple Monster Zoas Mushrooms: Rainbow Ricordea Yuma Macroalgae: Fern Caulerpa Blade Caulerpa Cactus Caulerpa Grape Caulerpa Chaeto Green Hair Algae (GHA) Additional: Red Mangroves *TBA: Fish & Inverts: x2 Fish x8 Snails x1 Abalone x1 Halloween Urchin x1 Spider Decorator Crab (TBA to Refugium) x3 Hermits *Stocking plans might change as I move along, but I don't plan on doing any tangs, triggers etc. I might look into dwarf angels though like a flameback, coral beauty or flame. I'll also be adding various types of macro to the fuge in the sump, as well as slowly stock up on corals as I go. Otherwise, this will mostly be a TT from a 20G to a 60G. I currently have ~10kg of LR in my 20G. I'll be adding an extra 20kg LR to the 60G (split between DT & sump) - I've already been cycling some dry rock for nearly 2 months in a storage bin in preparation of the upgrade. All the equipment except the return pump is now with me - that will come when they deliver the tank to my house. Here's a basic sketch design of how the DT & sump looks like: This is a pic of how the cabinet will be (as texted by my LFS manager to me this afternoon): The color of the cabinet will be black matte: And this was the two of us discussing and adjusting the sump design repeatedly over the past few days: I left the sump design up to my LFS manager to decide. I'm not confident in designing my own sump, tbh, and he's more experienced than I am, so he'll be getting to it. The salt used will be Fritz RPM. I'll be mixing the salt a day ahead of the tank's arrival so that we can quickly scape the system and get it filled up and running as soon as possible. This whole setup did cost me a lot of time, effort, planning and money, but I think it's worth it. The main reason behind this upgrade is because my 20G is cracking, and the crack is angling towards the bottom panel of the glass - it's just a matter of time before the tank collapses. The secondary reason is because my Starry Blenny is too large and I think he'll appreciate a larger tank. The whole system will be set up in my bedroom, and no fans or chillers will be used since my room is quite cool enough, especially when I turn both the fan and A/C on at night. Will update when the tank arrives. Stay tuned! 🙂