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My 125 Gallon is already a so-called all-in-one system, as it lacks a sump. But it also lacks any extra filtration...no skimmer, no filter to run carbon, etc. So far it's been just live rock, LED lights and as much flow as I can give it. This 125 was an upgrade itself almost a year ago. I originally (11-ish years ago) had a 37 gallon+sump system for SPS...no fish. After a few years I added a second display (50 Gallon) to that system for more coral space. About a year ago all of the contents from both tanks were consolidated to the 125. I did have to add new lights to accommodate the increased tank length. The old sump and skimmer along with a little rock and the original sand bed were left behind. I'm upgrading now for a few reasons. I'd like to have the aeration from running a skimmer again. I have more algae growing that I have historically and I think corals are suffering from the day/night pH/oxygen swings. I'd like the tank to get a little better flow from a lot fewer pumps. Currently there's a mix of six smaller Tunze powerheads. I'm also upgrading the (still new) lights, but mostly for the superior form-factor. I like having excellent access to the tank for maintenance and the current lights are large for the space. OLD (all gear used at various times and listed roughly in order, ending with the most recent) Lights: Coralife 2x 150 watt halide Radium, Ecoxotic, DIY, Maxspect Razor, Ocean Revive Flow: Hydor Flo's, Hydor Korallia Gen 1 model 3 and 4, Seio Prop pump, Ecotech Vortech Gen 1 or 2, Tunze 6045 multiple generations Return Pump: Quiet One 2200 (Italian), Mag 7, Quiet One 4000 (Chinese) Skimmer: Oceanic "Plus Series" Model 6 (classic!!), AquaC EV-90, Tunze 9410 NEW Lights: Three Kessil A360x's Flow: Two Tunze 6105's Skimmer: Tunze 9012 Also gaining a Tunze Osmolator ATO and Multifilter in the upgrade. More info once I have the gear installed.
Updated 2-15-2019. So much has happened. Marriage, new jobs, etc. Reef wise, the tank made a sudden and unexpected upgrade to the Reefer 750XXL about half a year ago. Instead of making a new thread, I'll continue to post in this one. So in light of all that, here's an updated FTS and Mochi picture. FTS Doggo
Link to my new tank!!! This is my aqarium journal of my new 65g reef tank. Never owned a reef tank (let alone a saltwater) before and just started this one up. I'm making this thread to hear suggestions from you all because I realky need it. My tank setup is a 65g tank with overflow, coral compulsion cc120 led, jabao wavemaker, 100w heater, and 70lbs of rock. The sump is 29g with a reef octopus classic space saver protein skimmer, jabao dcp 6500 return, filter sock, refugium (with nothing in it), and refugium light. I have 2 clowns in the tank, a coral beauty, yellowtail damsel, 6 line wrasse, 1 hermit crab, probably like 4 snails, and a 6" deresa clam. The corals are a duncan colony, mini blasto colony, leather coral, and a bounce coral. I'll try to update every week. Please tell me some suggestions on how I can make jt a better tank.
I'm in the process of buying a 65g reef tank that is completely set up currently. It comes with fish, live rock, corals, etc. Never moved a tank and wanted to know the best way to go about it. I got some 5g buckets, plastic bags, and boxes to mave with. Is there anything else that I'm missing, or anything that I should know before moving? The drive to pick up the tank is 40 minutes away. I attatched an image of everything that the tank comes with so you know what I'm dealing with.