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  1. 1stborn4coral

    DIY Sump Build

    Hi All, I have a Aquatop Recife Eco 40G Tank & Stand Combo (https://www.aquatop.com/products/recife-eco-40g-tank-stand-combo?variant=8723321520227), and I'm trying to make a DIY 10 gallon sump below. I have already cut and installed the glass pieces into the sump tank, but I'm looking for...
  2. ryn_keeto

    Red Sea Reefer 170 New Setup Question List

    Hey gang, So, after a year and a half on my EVO 13.5, almost a week with no power brought it crashing down. The result? I'm starting over, this time with a Red Sea Reefer 170. I've been able to find answers to most of what I've needed so far, but here are a few I'm not certain about. I...
  3. SurgeonFish

    CVUE 40 AIO: What you do with this tank?

    In the process of handling a 125 and I ended up with this CVUE 40 all in one. I thew together a quick aquascape, filled it, added some seeded rock and macro algae to the refugium and started the cycle. what would you do with this tank? I’m genuinely interested in some unique ideas, here are...
  4. Cjshank0

    L shaped tank! Plumbing help!?! Closed loop???

    I am thinking of purchasing an L shaped tank! This thing is awesome and happens to replace my current 5’ tank perfectly with the bonus of the “L” Shape adding another dimension when you are in my fish room. It would end up being a 210 gallon mixed reef. For the price I think I am going to snag...
  5. carterpaules

    Lagoon 25

    Hi I recently got a lagoon 25 form innovative marine Here's my Part list Aquarium NUVO Fusion Lagoon 25 Pro - AIO 25 Gallon Aquarium Bundle - Innovative Marine Stand Eclife Modern 24" Bathroom Vanity Pedestal Cabinet ATO 5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with ATO Smart ATO Micro Kit...
  6. MmeAssoc

    Set up plan for an 85G: will this work?

    Hi all, New to saltwater, and trying to plan my first build. I think for the first year or so, I'll be trying LPS and softies, but I'd like to have the option to move on to SPS eventually once parameters are stable. I've done so much research over the past year, but I'm still confused! And I...
  7. D

    Nano Build First SW Tank - 7.2g Nano Build

    Hi everyone! So a quick “about me”. I love aquariums and I have specifically grown to love reef aquariums. I have never had one, as is evident by the title of this thread :p; however, my dad kept a saltwater FOWLR for many years during childhood. I’ve kept several FW planted tanks over the past...
  8. Nate Chalk

    72Lx30Wx18H 170 gallon rimless DIY

    Hey all, Planning a 170 gallon rimless peninsula build. An upgrade from my 90 gallon aqueon. Ordering glass soon, I've used some calculators available online but looking for more advice before ordering. With dimensions at 72Lx30Wx18H I am planning 1/2 glass. Which gives me a safety...
  9. carterpaules

    Hello Back to Tanking

    Hi all, I am looking at starting to get back into keeping fish. I'm new to the Reef world but, I've kept fish in the past. 100 Gallon cichlid tank in high school and a 30 Gallon saltwater tank. Had to give it up to go to college, but im looking at my first place and I want a tank in it. So here...
  10. M

    Hydra 64hd mounting

    Hello all! A customer of mine is building a tank into a wall. I ordered him 2 hydra 64hds but they are out of mounting kits and im horrible with coming up with diy set ups. I can however follow instructions very well. Can you guys please bounce some ideas off of me for mounting set ups? Water...
  11. N

    Build Threads: is there a way to view only the OP's build posts and hide the comments?

    I really wish there was a way for users to create their build threads in a way that you could view all the relevant "build" posts without all the discussions/comments. Would it be as simple as giving the OP a way to tag each "build" post as such? And then give anyone viewing the thread a way of...
  12. M

    Plan for first reef tank: feedback and advice requested

    Hi all - Nice to "meet" you! I'm just getting into the hobby with the hope of staving off a long boring winter in Minnesota and I've wanted a reef tank since I was about 8....finally doing it! This is the plan I've managed to come up with with the research I've done. I know that 20 gal is a...
  13. JACKS REEF

    Sump pluming

    What’s up reef2reef I took a little break for a while but I’m back!! So my next project is too hopefully set up a sump for my 29 gallon tank. First thing I don’t want to drill my tank so I am planning on buying a overflow the one I am interested in is the PF-300 overflow perfect for my nano...
  14. AndrewG99

    Waterbox 100.3 stocking ideas

    I have just placed an order for a waterbox 100.3 that is going to be replacing my Fluval Evo 13.5. this is going to be my second reef tank so I still feel pretty inexperienced, because of this I wouldn't mind your guys help with suggesting what you would stock the tank with if it was yours. it's...
  15. Madhav

    60 gallon ULM Build Suggestion

    Hello Reefers, I am looking to build a simple system with your help. Upgrading from my 40G Breeder to something under 60 gallons with a medium bioload, lps dominated tank. Here are few things I need help with. 1: Tank,Stand - ~60 gallon with a silent built in overflow. Only if IM made a NUVO...
  16. g.knight

    Building a tank around lionfish. Ideas? Suggestions?

    Hey, R2R. Back again trying to learn what I can. Ok, I’m convinced I’m getting 125g tank and I want a lionfish to be the “star” of the tank (at least for me) so I’m building around it. This is going to be a living room tank so it needs to have kind of a “wow” factor to it. My partner thinks the...
  17. J

    Nano Build Suggestions for new nuvo 20 pro build!

    Hey everyone! im getting a build set up for a new nuvo 20 pro and I’m trying to see if I have the bestI can get to be as successful as I can be. Here’s the build list I have so far: Tank: nuvo fusion 20 pro Heater: cobalt 75w Light: either 2 ai prime hd or 1 radion xr15 pro g5 (any advice would...
  18. P

    My first REEF-Tank. Drop Off build

    Hello Guys! So i am planning on building a reef tank in mid august (hopefully). I talked to my LFS about it, they would build it and help me ofc. BUT I wanted to use the power if this forum and get help with my idea and get some tips from other experienced reefers. The Idea is a Drop Off Tank...
  19. avgreen

    Coral Only Tank Build Ideas

    Hey guys, So I am a college student who has been successfully keeping coral for about two years now and I do aquarium set-ups, breakdowns, and maintenance for one of my LFS but need some other kind of income because as I progress in college, my schedule is getting crazier because I am trying to...
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