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  1. Cjshank0

    165 Gallon Mixed Reef Reboot Build from a salvaged display tank

    Hey Everyone! I tried to start a build thread with this as I was working through some things I got caught up in the mix. I wanted to share my build with the community here and also hopefully get some feedback and new ideas as we go. A little background on this tank: I purchased for $50 on FB...
  2. alibarin

    36 Gallon Build Thread

    Hi all! This is my first saltwater tank and I'm excited to share my progress! I bought the tank, stand, and protein skimmer used and added my filter, heater, lights, and powerheads. I used live rock, live sand, and ammonia to cycle the tank and have recently added my first fish, two caramel...
  3. R

    College Nano Tank

    I'm a college student in Texas returning to school to finish a my degree after some time off and I'm setting up my first saltwater tank! I'm excited to begin this journey, why don't you come along for the ride with me? I've been eyeballing this project for over a year, but I kept putting it off...
  4. Luckyduck

    Build Thread: My 15 Gallon Nano

    So after an 8 year hiatus the boredom of CoVid brought me back to reefing! I had many tanks in the past, several reefs (20 long, 24 gallon nano cube, 36 Bow Front & a 75 standard size) and two species specific (65 gal hex w/seahorses and a 24 gallon jbj cube w/Frog Fish). I absolutely love the...
  5. danieyella

    swampwitch starts a pico....

    Next week I will be receiving a little 3g cube ( 11.31 in x 11.31 in x 13.375 in) . I plan to set this up as a pico in my home "office" (read: room with my computer and all my weird stuff - I don't work in here, it's my equivalent of a man cave). My office is dark grey (top half) and black...
  6. thatsruff

    Matt's 7.5 Nano Cube Build

    Hello again, R2R! During quarantine, I have decided to get back into reefing. Digging through R2R again, seeing all the great tanks, and doing tons of research has been a really great way to keep my mind occupied and my stress levels down. ----- UPDATE (2020-06-22): I thought I would do the...
  7. Andrew_NYC_Reef

    Andrew’s 100g Build - Max automation, Min space

    I have been wavering for months on whether this build warrants a R2R build thread but after pulling the trigger over the weekend on a pneumatically actuated salt doser setup for my mixing station, I knew that exchanging ideas and advice related to this project would be highly valuable for myself...
  8. B

    Big Mick's SPS Build Thread

    This tank was filled up in August of 2017. It's had it's trials but I believe I've figured out a good maintenance regiment to keep it stable and thriving. Red Sea Max Series. Equipment: 4 XR30 Gen 4 Pros Radions; However the first 2 years of growth I have to give AI hydra 32s credit for...
  9. bdehlin

    First 100+ build after 8 years of nanos

    My wife and I have had reef tanks for a number of years, but they've all been nano tanks save for one. In the past, we had a 40br mixed reef, 30g frag tank, Fluval Edge 6g macroalgae reef, a 70g reef that met an untimely end (power company shut off the power prematurely prior to a move...), and...
  10. V

    My 90g mixed reef build/transfer

    After years away from the hobby due multiple life changes, I finally decided earlier this year to dip back into the salt version of the hobby with a 29g that I had sitting in the garage. Currently, my 90g is a freshwater tank for turtle and a catfish. This is what it looked like 10 years ago...
  11. B

    My I've been peer pressured into starting a 75 gal reef tank build

    This is how the display currently looks. Hey guys. Starting my first reef tank and figured I'd start a build thread so I can get some criticism and advice. I got this 75gal tank with a custom 55gal sump from my brothers friend who moved and couldn't take it. I was originally to cheap to do...
  12. ReefSharkBuilder

    Coral Reef Cay: Coral Farm Build Thread

    My wife and I have recently purchased property. We are building our home. It should be done within 6 months. So now I am finally able to build my propagation facility. I have started rough plans for the build by basing it off of the home depot 16'x20' garage listed here. The picture below has...
  13. Teddy Marshall

    75G Build Thread

    Hi Guys, With all the spare time I have during the Corona pandemic, I've decided it is finally time to create a build thread for my 75G. Please comment with suggestions! This tank was setup in February of 2017, so it is now well established and has gone through numerous changes since its...
  14. badluckman

    Badluckmans ~190G

    Hello everyone! Ever since I had to take down my first saltwater tank about 12 years ago I've been wanting to start again, and now that I had a house I had the chance. I'll try to use this thread as a logbook for the new reef. Inhabitants aren't many, but they all have a job. 6x Chromis...
  15. danieyella

    Delayed Build Thread?

    So, I started my account after already having my original tank running. Then I was extremely lucky and got my big tank free from a LFS that was upgrading and I didn't share any of that build. I'm at a point where I feel like I'm not seeing any progress, so I started taking a full tank shot once...
  16. DirtDiggler2823

    Reefer Madness 2.0 Is In Progress

    My weird 90 gallon named Reefer Madness was TOO weird, and the glass was blocking too much light from my already inadequate 4 bulb T5 fixture. I decided to transition to a 4 foot 120 gallon tank, and transfer all my hardware, sand, rock, and livestock over to that. I've also purchased 3...
  17. snowhite

    Snowhite's friendofafriend aquired 90g rebuild

    Hi all. This will be my wife and I's 5th saltwater tank ranging from a 32 biocube, 55 corner, 29g coral frag, 75g fowler, and finally this 90g. The story of this tank finding me is that my daughter in law found out about a guy wanting to "get rid of" a 90g with cabinet, sump, light, skimmer...
  18. John A!10

    29 gallon reef build thread.

    On this thread I will be documenting the progress on f my 29 gallon reef tank. Marine depot overflow box in, as well as the intake. Also have pictures of the sump. Will be heading out to the hardware store today to get plumbing supplies.
  19. Requiemiero

    Journey to a Reef Wonderland (From Step 0)

    Hi all, Finally putting together a build thread for my first tank! I am starting from Step 0, which is planning and research. So any and all advice on this rough blueprint for my tank is welcome! :) Now is the time for me to be pivoting and flexibly charting my course since I have only made...
  20. M

    Reefer 250 Build :)

    Hi, I have been lurking around in the background on this forum for a year ago and think it’s about time I start my tread for my own build. So after about 2 years of owning this tank and gathering equipment it’s about time to make a start and put it together. I purchased the tank new and have...
  21. El_Guapo13

    29 gallon upgrade...sorta

    So this past Friday (January 31st), I came home from work to find some water on the floor around my 16 gallon Biocube. I looked, and sure enough there was a leak. The next day, I bought some aquarium silicone sealant and bought a 29 gallon tank from Petco along with a cheap 30 gallon HOB filter...
  22. I

    My first saltwater build- Fluval 13.5

    Posted a few other threads so I might as well post a build thread for the on-going tank. First we started with the Fluval 13.5, when I ordered it I also ordered the in-tank media basket and a AI Prime 16 HD light Soon after went and got 18ish lbs of dry rock and a bag of live sand. After...
  23. B

    Ray's Reefer 350 build

    So after 4 years with the JBJ45 gallon AIO and all the rookie mistakes I made on it, I have decided to start fresh with a Reefer 350. I got a great deal on this used Reefer 350 tank that the previous owner was using for fresh water fish for some reason. Because he didn't need a sump, it didn't...
  24. S

    Saltywaterbox (29g Biocube)

    Hello everyone! Welcome to the fourth installment of my nano tank! I'm new to reef2reef as a member but have been lurking in the shadows since 2009 when I setup my first reef tank. A badly planned 10 gallon mixed reef with lots of lessons to learn and still more to come. I bought a used 29...
  25. Angelo Fatica

    My 25 Gallon Build Thread

    Hello all! Recently I've noticed that my current tank has started to get air in the silicone seals and I figured that maybe a tank upgrade would be appropriate. I want to do things right this time. I am going to be upgrading from an IM Nuvo 20 to a Lagoon 25. Since I did not have enough pictures...
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