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    120 Gallon SCA Build-Project Mental Health, Apr 8, 2019
  1. Keepswiming

    With everything going on in my life right now, my mom being sick with lung disease and my history of anxiety/depression exacerbated from her condition and the rigors of PA school, I decided it would be a good time to treat myself to a new build. It all started off when my mom couldn't take care of her fish anymore so she had me breakdown her 150g setup and keep what I wanted. I decided I would purchase a new 120g SCA tank that would fit on my steel stand I had from a previous tank. This tank will house her purple tang, blue hippo tang, foxface, coral beauty angelfish, filefish, and black clownfish, all which she had for years. I hope you enjoy the build as much as I am!

    Equipment:
    • SCA 120g 48x24x24 (starphire glass)
    • Custom steel stand with skin made by father and myself (tall stand for eyelevel viewing and easy access for work under the tank)
    • 2 x Radion Gen-4 Pro/Ecotech rail mounting system ( I have an additional one that I am considering mounting on this tank if i need more light)
    • Maxspect Gyre XF250 (new)
    • Jeboa RW20 (Switching out for one of my 3 Mp40 Qd that I run on my other tank)
    • Advance Acrylic sump (from mom's tank)
    • Royal Exclusive BK 200 Double cone (from mom's tank)
    • Advance Acrylic Top-off container
    • Tunze 3155 Ato
    • Neptune System Apex (new model- gold/full set)
    • Ecotech marine Vectra L1 (new)
    • JBJ Arctica 1/4 hp Chiller (going to run off manifold)
    • Marine Depot controller board mounting system (waiting on shipping)
    • Nyos Torq 1.0L reactor for carbon and GFO (waiting on shipping)
    Considering:
    • Geo calcium reactor ( Instead of the Bubble magus dose I currently have for it)
    • Maxspect Gyre XF330 (the XF250 is LOUD)
    • ...
    Livestock:
    I know this tank is going to be overstocked, but keep in mind that these fish and most equipment are going to be transferred to my Dream Tank 96x30x30 in wall/office build, when I purchase my house after school (Stay tuned)! :)
    • Purple tang
    • Blue tang
    • Foxface (probably going to be forced to sell because he is just to big for this tank)
    • Filefish
    • Black clownfish
    • Coral beauty
    • Regal Angel (In QT)
    • Flame Wrasse (In QT)
    • Sunset Fairy Wrasse (In QT)
    • Naoko's Fairy Wrasse (In QT)
    • Ruby Finned Wrasse (In QT)
    Would like:
    • Achilles ( Probably won't happen given the tangs I already have and the small size of the tank)
    • Lineatus Wrasse
    • Pintale Wrasse
    • Labouti Wrasse
    • Golden Rhomboid
    Current Setup
    ( I will be fragging stuff to bring it in slowly with NO pests. I have bubble algae and Aptasia)

    Fragging kit from BRS. Very nice quality!



    SCA 36x24x20
    ( Big fan of these tanks for the price)



    Mom's setup
    Cadlights 150g





    The new tank
    SCA 48x24x24









    The UPS driver hates me, Xmas every day as I wait for parts!


    Purchased these LED strip lights off amazon for under the tank. They were cheap and programmable via app or controller that comes with.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N1CMGQQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1





    Bubble King 200 #royalexclusiv





    Advanced Acrylics sump #advancedacrylics



    Radion Gen4 Pro #ecotechmarine

    (Was a little bummed that these EXPENSIVE lights were sitting on hard plastic and left with scratches all along the bottom of the fixture. Contacted #Ecotechmarine and asked if they can just send a new baseplate and I would switch it out myself, and they told me to send the entire thing in but it is cosmetic and basically told me to pound sand.)




    probably going to run the AB program





    Setup:
    So I had to set this up in a not so traditional way because of the large fish sitting in a bin for a few days. I filled the tank with saltwater to the bottom of the overflow, put in the rock and sand, added Dr.tims one and only bacteria, and waiting for the cycle. I say this is not traditional because the tank is still not plumbed and the fish are in, haha! I wanted to get them into a large volume of water ASAP while I wait for more parts.

    Cycling


    I plan on plumbing this week and then fill up the sump and rest of the tank. I also need to do some wire management once I receive my mounting board from #marinedepot.
    https://www.marinedepot.com/Standar...ccessories-Marine_Depot-MD7116-FIAQAA-vi.html

    This will hold my controllers and power supplies for my new #neptunesystems apex, #ecotechmarine MP40 QD, #royalexclusiv BK red dragon pump controller, and Ipad for apex access.
  2. LPS Coral of the Week: WWC Jelly Bean Chalice (3/16/16), Mar 8, 2019
  3. Narzyzz_12

    Here's my WWC Jelly Bean, it's one of my all time favorite coral and a great grower.Loves to be spot feed(using Aquamaxx Coral Grub). #MarineDepot

    and the original frag from about a year ago
  4. 29 gallon reef tank build., Dec 31, 2018
  5. Reefer805

    Happy New Year!! Here’s to another year of reefing, fishing and hard work! Let’s ring in the new year with good tidings and great fortune!! #happynewyear #reeftank #polyplabs #marinedepot #allmymoneygoestocoral #coraltank #aquarium #reef #momtipora #acropora #fragtank #darkhorsereef

  6. CMAS 2nd Annual Fragtoberfest., Oct 6, 2018
  7. six-line

    CMAS Fragtober Fest is TWO weeks away!

    The doors will open to the public at 11am until 5pm on October 20, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723. So far, we have a bunch of awesome vendors lined up and some in creditable raffle items thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

    Check out the list of vendor and Raffle items


    Our Awesome Vendors:

    · Skys Lagoon Coral https://skyslagooncoral.com/

    · MOD Coral https://www.facebook.com/Mod-Corals-555026258212990/

    · Talons Cove Coral and Reptile https://www.facebook.com/Talons-cove-coral-and-reptiles-955432167820999/

    · Coral Emporium https://www.facebook.com/coralemporium/

    · Greg’s Corals

    · Koral Craze https://www.facebook.com/Koral-Craze-2067831426872370/

    · Mr. Chalice

    · DC Aquaculture https://www.facebook.com/dcaquaculture/

    · POP Corals https://www.facebook.com/popcorals

    · Cadillac Corals

    · Local Hobbyist Robert Rubeck

    · Local hobbyist Luyen Nguyen

    Raffle Items:

    · Bulk Reef Supply 75gpd RO/DI unit https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/

    · Live Aquaria $25 gift card https://www.liveaquaria.com/

    · Marine Depot 2 $50 Gift cards each https://www.marinedepot.com/

    · Reeflo Pumps Dart Return Pump http://reeflopumps.com/

    · Coral Magazine 2-subscriptions https://www.coralmagazine.com/

    · Boyd Enterprises numerous Chemipure products http://boyd--enterprises.com/chemipure/

    · That Pet Place $100 gift card https://www.thatpetplace.com/

    · Premium Aquatics 2 $20 gift cards https://premiumaquatics.com/

    · Spectrum Brands numerous item salt, led light, water conditioners and fish food!

    http://www.spectrumbrands.com/OurBrands/GlobalPetSupplies.aspx

    · House of Topicals $50 Gift card

    #BulkReefSupply #LiveAquaria #MarineDepot #ReefloPumps #Coralmagazine #BoydEnterrises #Chemipure #ThatPetPlace #PremiumAquatics #SpectrumBrands #HouseofTropicals #SkysLagoonCoral #MODCorals #TalonsCoveCoral #CoralEmporium #KoralCraze #MrChalice #DCAquaculture #POPCorals
  8. CMAS 2nd Annual Fragtoberfest, Oct 6, 2018
  9. six-line

    CMAS Fragtober Fest is TWO weeks away!

    The doors will open to the public at 11am until 5pm on October 20, 2018 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723. So far, we have a bunch of awesome vendors lined up and some in creditable raffle items thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

    Check out the list of vendor and Raffle items


    Our Awesome Vendors:

    · Skys Lagoon Coral https://skyslagooncoral.com/

    · MOD Coral https://www.facebook.com/Mod-Corals-555026258212990/

    · Talons Cove Coral and Reptile https://www.facebook.com/Talons-cove-coral-and-reptiles-955432167820999/

    · Coral Emporium https://www.facebook.com/coralemporium/

    · Greg’s Corals

    · Koral Craze https://www.facebook.com/Koral-Craze-2067831426872370/

    · Mr. Chalice

    · DC Aquaculture https://www.facebook.com/dcaquaculture/

    · POP Corals https://www.facebook.com/popcorals

    · Cadillac Corals

    · Local Hobbyist Robert Rubeck

    · Local hobbyist Luyen Nguyen

    Raffle Items:

    · Bulk Reef Supply 75gpd RO/DI unit https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/

    · Live Aquaria $25 gift card https://www.liveaquaria.com/

    · Marine Depot 2 $50 Gift cards each https://www.marinedepot.com/

    · Reeflo Pumps Dart Return Pump http://reeflopumps.com/

    · Coral Magazine 2-subscriptions https://www.coralmagazine.com/

    · Boyd Enterprises numerous Chemipure products http://boyd--enterprises.com/chemipure/

    · That Pet Place $100 gift card https://www.thatpetplace.com/

    · Premium Aquatics 2 $20 gift cards https://premiumaquatics.com/

    · Spectrum Brands numerous item salt, led light, water conditioners and fish food!

    http://www.spectrumbrands.com/OurBrands/GlobalPetSupplies.aspx

    · House of Topicals $50 Gift card

    #BulkReefSupply #LiveAquaria #MarineDepot #ReefloPumps #Coralmagazine #BoydEnterrises #Chemipure #ThatPetPlace #PremiumAquatics #SpectrumBrands #HouseofTropicals #SkysLagoonCoral #MODCorals #TalonsCoveCoral #CoralEmporium #KoralCraze #MrChalice #DCAquaculture #POPCorals
  10. ReeferMadness80G Frag Tank, May 3, 2018
  11. ReeferMadness80G

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] these little diffusers put a new spin on things! Like little tornados inside a tornado! #aquamaxx #marinedepot
  12. 29 gallon reef tank build., May 1, 2018
  13. Reefer805

    A nine month check in:

    All parameters are ideal and stable.

    3 months with no water changes.

    Sps is growing like weeds and coloring up nicely.

    Anemones are happy and colored up.

    Tank is full of copepods, amphipods and tons of great microfauna.

    SEE YOU AT THE YEAR MARK!

    #reeftank #reefbuild #sps #lps #nps #montipora #chalice #cyphastrea #29gallontank #nanoreef #polyplabs #marinedepot #bulkreefsupply #ecotechmarine #uniquecorals #vividaquariums #allmymoneygoestocoral #allmymoneygoestofish #reefing #darkhorsereef

  14. 29 gallon reef tank build., Dec 2, 2017
  15. Reefer805

    From day 1 to 5 months! How far I’ve come. Started with a 29 gallon tank from @petsmart and a @fluvalaquatics Aquaclear 110 HOB. Now I’m running a full sump/refugium with reactors! Truly blessed and stoked! #reeftank #reeftankbuild #allmymoneygoestocorals #polyplab #eshopps #sump #bulkreefsupply #marinedepot #timelapse #darkhorsereef

  16. 29 gallon reef tank build., Nov 17, 2017
  17. Reefer805

    Sometimes, simple is what works. Need to clean up some more wires and such and wait for my new skimmer. #reeftank #reeftankbuild #sump #starfire #customplumbing #bulkreefsupply #marinedepot #darkhorsereef

  18. 29 gallon reef tank build., Nov 8, 2017
  19. Reefer805

    So the sump conversion has begun! First things first, since this sump is all glass I took some precautions as to make sure it’s a 100 percent level. I did that by first checking the bottom shelf for level and trueness. That being done I used Innovative Marine’s DIY Aquarium Leveling Mat. This material is self leveling and removes all pressure points that can lead to tank failure. It’s self adhesive and custom cut, so that makes it easy and fast! I recommend this on all sumps and display tanks. Available @bulkreefsupply and @MarineDepot. Next is the plumbing, waiting on some parts from a number of places. #reeftank #reeftankbuild #innovativemarine #bulkreefsupply #marinedepot #level #sump #upgrade #allmymoneygoestocoral #darkhorsereef