budget build

  1. C

    New (to me) Planet Aquarium 125 Rimmed

    I was originally planning to buy an aqua Japan 150. I was informed by the vendor after waiting for two weeks that the tank was no longer available and would be 6 to eight weeks away. Next I put an order in for a proclear ProStar 150. A week later, the tank shows up at the shop. When the...
  2. 501Reefer

    60 Gallon Cube

    I finally did it, just returned home from placing my order for a new Planet Aquariums reef ready 60 gallon cube!! Update 5-17-20 Its here!!
  3. sharkbait-uhaha

    Waterbox 10 gallon build

    Hello there fellow reefers. My name is Cesar and I’m from CA. Long story short, I had a 60 gallon tank years ago that ended up crashing and taking all the livestock with it, after that happened I kinda left the hobby. But couple months ago I started getting random adverts on my IG and FB about...
  4. T

    20 gallon long Mixed reef Build

    I like my tanks to be fiscally responsible... to save me from my wife ;). Basic 20’long tank from petco sale. One aqueon 30 hob filter with uv sterilizer and stock filter inserts. One aqueon ten hob filter with seachem matrix and Purigen with a surface skimmer hooked to it . One 240 gph hydor...
  5. Retro Reefer

    My Big Beautiful Budget Breeder Build

    Well maybe not so big... :D My goal is to set up the best reef possible for the least amount of money and effort, I want something that will be easy to maintain and that checks all my boxes while staying within my budget, I’ll be sourcing the cheapest possible equipment while simultaneously not...
  6. Mark Derail

    Fluval Profile 1000 Marine Build + Sump

    First of all - this is a low cost budget build - the Fluval Profile 1000 was used previously as a freshwater tank with discus. Instead of buying a new tank, I will re-use my custom stand and adapt it for the Fluval Profile 1000. Other than the tank and spare parts from Fluval - this is all DIY...
  7. G

    90 gallon budget build.

    Hello everyone I have had fresh water all my life and habe had 2 salt within the last 2 years. I started with a 13 gallon to try it out then after about a year we converted or 44 corner cichlid tank to salt. Had to make my own sump because of limited space. after everything stabilized...
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