build thread

  1. HomeReef

    93g Cube Build Thread

    I started a build thread in another a forum but wanted to post a link to it here since it is for a 93g cube tank. Thanks for visiting! JamesB.
  2. gunit

    Corner L Drop Off Build

    I'm starting to plan for a new tank that'll go in our freshly remodeled house and would love to get the communities thoughts/insights as this will be my first large build and definitely the most "integrated" one I've done. An by "integrated" I mean that I plan on doing a remote sump in the...
  3. Peach02

    Peach02’s 33G Reef

    Current photo of tank (last updated 9/6/19) (DD/MM/YY) Progress pics 28/1/19 6/2/19 10/3/19 19/3/19 31/3/19 13/4/19 24/4/19 9/6/19 I messed up my first build thread because I thought I was meant to edit the original post not reply so here we go again old thread...
  4. P

    Paul's Red Sea Reefer 425xl Build

    Finally taking the dive into salt. According to my other half I've been talking about building a saltwater system since we first met over a decade ago. She finally go fed up with me just talking about it and started working on getting me a tank for xmas last year, but the more she found out, the...
  5. AJI23

    180 gallon build. Upgrade from the 120

    So I finally moved and got in a whole lot of trouble from the wife when I picked up a 180 to install in the new house basement aka MAN CAVE BUILD. . She’s come around and now it’s here go stay. lol. Oops.
  6. Icylder

    Icy's Reef. My very first saltwater tank

    This will be a slightly unconventional build thread. I won't be starting from day 1. It will be 8 weeks after I assembled my tank. It's taken me a while to understand how bottomless this rabbit hole just might be. Just picking out my components and my tank was thrilling. Let me tell you about...
  7. actik

    My first aquarium (Nano)

    Hi everyone, ive never done this before or even created a threat with build progress but im going to do my best lol. I fell in love with how beautiful corals were and decided i would give it a try in a nano sized tank and if all goes well perhaps go bigger ofcourse, this may be my new hobbie...
  8. Kaiser

    Kaiser's Red Sea 750xxl SPS Dream Build

    I've been a hobbyist for about 5 years now, starting when I was 16 and I'm now turning 21, and being of the younger crowd, I could only really dream of owning a larger tank. I started off with a 20g high, and I've had many tanks set up at the same time, but I never really had the money to have a...
  9. dmolavi

    My Reef-Pi build thread

    After doing a lot of reading (the main reef-pi thread is pretty big, and the reef-pi pico thread is growing), I've decided I'm going to take the plunge and build myself a reef-pi controller. Mine will be a bit unique, however. I've been in the hobby for about 6 years, and already have...
  10. Az reefer

    225 gallon build thread

    Happy Holidays Reefers!!! I am starting a 225 gallon build and have purchased the tank used. It is a 72x24x30 225 gallon center overflow. First thing will be to get it cleaned and leak tested, then I will remove the center overflow and install 2 ghost overflows. Either Reef Savvy or similiar. I...
  11. GlassMunky

    Our 225 Rimless Build Thread

    So today was a big day! My new Husband and I put down our deposit on a custom 243G Rimless Tank from Planet Aquariums. The Tank dimensions will be 72x30x24 and will be made out of 3/4" glass with 1" bottom 20" Tideline (ghost) overflow that will run a herbie style drain and 2X 3/4" returns. We...
  12. aquaman99

    65g Mixed Reef for Seahorses.

    I am just about ready to put this plan all together so I wanted to make a build thread for it. Just so everyone doesn’t freak out about the cycle, I have had my sand in one 5gal bucket and my dry rock in another with air pumps with ammonia doses for the past 4+ months so they are both properly...
  13. sfgabe

    Reef-pi + Home Assistant Build

    I control my 2 small aquariums (one 40 gal fresh, one 15 gal nano reef) with a combination of Home Assistant (which also takes care of my apartment), Reef-Pi, and Motioneye. I wanted the tanks to mirror specific locations as much as possible. For example, I’m querying various sites to get daily...
  14. gatohoser

    Reef Rehabilitation 29g cube and equipment room build

    Well, 10 years have passed since my last attempt at a reef tank at least. Maybe more. But now I have a house, a wife, and two little girls who will love to see a reef bloom in their home. I bought this house five years ago with the specific intention that it would one day be able to support a...
  15. Danh Ngo

    My Davinci Harem with BTAs - 65G - DIY

    I have been in the hobby for more than a year, decide to upgrade my 20 rimless to 65G tank. DIY tank stand + sum 20L from petco Add on some triming I did not want to drill hole on my ceiling or wall because it would be set in a new house, so I found on rack which look something like this...
  16. Kryssie

    ☢️Radioactive Red Sea Reefer 350☢️

    Hello again everyone! I’ve been working very hard on my new tank for the last two months. Equipment: -Red Sea Reefer 350 (white) -Synergy TS-26 (atomic green) -Neptune Cor20 Pump -Neptune Apex Fusion Controller -Neptune WAV powerheads -Nyos Quantum 160 Protein Skimmer -Aquamaxx XS...
  17. Crystal Reef Aquatics

    Unrivaled Reef's Custom Aquarium and sump by Crystal Reef Aquatics

    Here's another custom system designed and built by Crystal Reef Aquatics. Tank is owned by Gene Friend of Unrivaled Reefs. Visit our website for a list of our products and services Check our Gene's coral selection at Please follow us on...
  18. Evan28395950

    Aquatop 24gal Display

    Hey everyone, I finally am managing to start my build thread. Currently this tank is coming up on being 6 months old. I started out with everything stock (came with tank, some mechanical filtration, pump, skimmer, and sponge). The tank is pretty good quality, no leaks so far! The skimmer was a...
  19. Crystal Reef Aquatics

    Introducing the Crystal Reef Aquatics, StealthXL Series SRS72

    If you are in the market for a large sump to complement your dream tank? We are proud to announce the official presale of the 2 largest production model reef sumps available anywhere! The SRS72 for those of you who want filter socks and no refugium and the TRS72 for refugium lovers and those...
  20. stAlphonzo

    Saint's 40 breeder

    Ok, I think the time has finally come to start a build thread. I'm a bit self-conscious about posting something like this considering I've never had a reef tank before and my freshwater experience is pretty far distant at this point. But I have found every build thread I've read so far pretty...
  21. ccurnick

    Coral in the Capitol

    FTS update 05-08-19: I’m back to the hobby after a 4-5 year break, hailing from Washington DC. All of my goodies from BRS came in today, still waiting on my tank, lights, pumps, and stand to come in some time this week. Then i will seal the inside of the stand and get to plumbing! Still...
  22. Miamialum620

    HS Biology 32g Biocube build

    Hey fellow reefers, My name is Darrin and I'm a high school Biology (and U.S. History) teacher down in Coconut Creek, FL who with the help of many amazing people on this forum have the opportunity to show my kids what reefing is all about. If you want to get an idea of how this all started...
  23. Brian Goldstein

    My New IM Lagoon (LPS and SPS Reef)

    Hey Reefers! I just sold my RedSea Reefer 250 and will be downsizing to a 25 gallon lagoon. I will be attending graduate school next year for Marine Biology, so I needed something a bit smaller for my new room. Anyways, the tank and APS cabinet will be here tomorrow, along with most of the...
  24. B's Reef

    B's Reef 210 Gallon Build Thread!

    Hey guys, finally getting around to starting my build thread. This is my second build and I regret not doing one of these on my first tank. Ive been in the hobby right at 2 years now. I started off with a 100 gallon drilled tank with a 30 gallon sump. I learned so much in that first year, Ive...
  25. AnakinReefWalker

    Anakin Reef Walker's 40B Adventure

    Hey all, Been on R2R for a while now, I've always wanted to have a build thread of my own so here goes! My 120g has sprung a leak, which means I've gotta swap tanks, at first I was bummed out, but I'm excited now as I love setting tanks up (it's the fun part!!) I decided to downsize to a 40B...