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  1. cschill2020

    Build Thread Chris's 150 Gallon Mixed Reef Build

    Hi All, I am new to the forum and looking forward to learning and engaging with you all! I have been trying to get this aquarium up an running since 2018 and after various delays, life, moving, etc.. I have finally started cycling my main 150 Gallon DT! It was really fun going back through...
  2. B

    Nervous.....Waterbox 270.6 build thread! I could use help from the community!

    After 3 years and 1000s of hours of youtube researching (I think I have watched every BRS video available) and learning coral reef biology with my mixed reef 65 gallon tank I have started my next reef project. I feel like Ryan and Randy are family!! I have purchased the Waterbox Reef XL 270.6...
  3. P

    First marine tank 70g IM Drop-off build

    Hi Reefing community, I am new so any guidance welcome. Classic freshwater tank experience but wanted to dive into saltwater and finally (kinda) have the finances to do it. I was initially going to wet my feet with a 123L Fluval AIO but found my new IM 70g drop-off tank for a steal (80% off!)...
  4. J

    Build Thread Red Sea Max S-650 LED

    Well the journey starts here. 11/29/2021 I've done Freshwater Planted Tanks on and off for 20 plus years now but the kid won a bet with me and made me promise to do a reef tank. And since I can't break a promise ;-) ... I wanted a Reefer S850 but I could not make the numbers work so I put my...
  5. ChuneReef

    Build Thread Red Sea Reefer 200XL: Noob's Mixed Reef

    Build equipment Red Sea Reefer 200XL 2 x Tunze 6095 Syncra Pro (550 GPH) - Sicce (Return) Reef Octopus Classic 110INT 4” Internal Protein Skimmer 300W Titanium Heater Element - Bulk Reef Supply Kessil A360X & Hybrid 4-bulb t5 fixture 2 x BRS dosing pumps for 2 part Reactors BRS biopellets...
  6. Dad2Wyatt

    Build Thread 55 gallon mixed reef

    First ever saltwater tank! Started with bc an Aqueon 55 LED starter kit and went to upgrading! Current upgrades include: Cheap soon to be replaced powerhead Viparspectra 165 lights Next up I will be upgrading powerheads and filtration! Current Stock Ocellaris clownfish Orange ricordea...
  7. trevorhiller

    Nano Build Waterbox Peninsula 15 gallon Build Thread

    I should have started this thread from the beginning, but oh well! I'm only a few weeks into it, so I'll start a list of my equipment and add some photos here as things progress. Aquarium: Waterbox Peninsula 15 gallon Stand: DIY 2x4 stand wrapped in plywood and painted. Heavy duty leveling feet...
  8. B

    AIO Build bmkid1997 Waterbox 50.3

    Hey everybody! Excited to start my first build thread! I joined R2R a few months back after being in the hobby for ~2 years now. From 20>36>55>75 gallons, im ending up with a solid waterbox 50.3 AIO. Ive mainly kept softy/LPS, as I tended to make changes to fast for SPS and just the beginner...
  9. mshaw

    Build Thread Mike's Aquatop Recife 40G

    Hi everyone....decide to finally jump in and get my build thread started! Equipment Aquatop Recife 40g AIO w/Stand Aquaillumination Prime 16HD Reef (Bought this used missing the skimmer, which after several attempts at installing "other" skimmers turns out only the original Aquatop skimmer...
  10. GBMD-Reefer137

    Build Thread New To Saltwater - 130 Tall Build

    I just picked up a 130 gallon tank today... 36w x 24d x 36h. I've never had a saltwater tank, so I'm diving in head first... no pun intended, as I'm sure I'll have to dive into this tank at some point with it being 3ft deep. I've watched the 52 weeks of reefing, the 5 minute guides, all of...
  11. B

    Build Thread FijiCube 38gal Peninsula Build thread (WIP)

    Hi friends, I'm stuck with a 6-year-old phone and a dinky camera, but I just realized I never posted my build thread for the ReefChasers contest and I also want to enter the Osmolator contest so I might as well start a build thread despite the poor photo quality! This is a photo taken from...
  12. Taipan88

    Build Thread Taipan's Mixed Reef 250L DIY Build.

    Introduction: Hey All Been an avid fish keeper for over 25 years, there isn't much in freshwater which I have not kept and I've dabbled in marine in the past. My prior builds all crashed due to power failures and or going a bit too hard to fast. ( fast bioload additions without sufficient...
  13. SaltyShel

    Build Thread First Tank - 16gal BioCube!

    Hey everyone! This is my very first saltwater tank and I’m so excited. I have always wanted one! A little background, it’s a 16gal BioCube, previously owned. My dad got it for me, since he decided to downsize his 32gal (which he still hasn’t done yet lol), and didn’t change the rock, sand, or...
  14. Jon Patrick/jtone

    Build Thread DIY 40g breeder reef system / 20g long sump / fuge

    What’s up everyone long time no see. I haven’t been very active on here lately and it feels great to be back!! Hope everyone is doing well out there! So I’ve finally been putting together a reef system that I’ve been planning since I moved to the Midwest this past February. It’s a 40...
  15. C

    Build Thread 75 Gallon first saltwater build

    I've been lurking in the forums for a while now, but I figured it's time to get my build thread going (even though my build is almost entirely done now lol. I started the planning process for my first real tank towards the start of 2021 after my daughter was born and I realized my scuba diving...
  16. 1_hopeless_reefer

    Waterbox 145.5 Frag Build Thread

    Here lays the info on my build. Better late than never. Any and all advice is welcome. If you have questions I will do my best. As this is up and running there are a few gaps in between photos but it’s all here or will be as I plan to add and edit as I can. First picture is of it freshly setup...
  17. W

    Frag Build 150 Gallon Frag System! West Coast Corals Commercial Frag System

    Hi Everyone! This is our first build thread and thought it would be a nice insight to see how a commercial company sets up their system. We can't wait to show you all our newest frag setup! This system is being set up as test for our future expansion, we hope to add 5 more systems like this...
  18. P

    Build Thread Will's 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Posting my 100 gallon mixed reef tank here. I have been at it for years but recently figured out that good lighting means I can grow more corals. Now its time to move the tank to replace the flooring in the house. Maybe I can get some tips on how to improve upon the tank. I have some great ideas.
  19. P

    Build Thread MixReefer 34gallon Cube Build!

    Hi Everyone, welcome to my build! I made a build thread but decided to redo it with proper introduction and hope you guys will follow my build as it progress! I was using the fluval 13gallon as a starter after getting back into hobby this year and had some live rocks but no live stocks for...
  20. M

    Build Thread 90 gl marineland build

    This is the start to my 90 gallon build. I had some equipment left over from this same setup 6 years ago before I had to move sell everything live that i had and move all my equipment to my new house. 6 years later I am just now getting around to setting everything back up. For the new setup I...
  21. Adrift

    Hello Howdy!

    I’m just getting back into reefing. I joined reef 2 reef a couple of moths ago but really haven’t been active and have noticed I never posted a thread here lol. I’m 43 years old and live in Texas. I’m one of those dang Yankees the south joke about haha. Either way I love it down here and this...
  22. Circa

    Build Thread Circa's Waterbox 4820 Peninsula Build - Return to Reefing. Lets goo!!!

    Hey hey folks names Josh - Most call me Circa.I live in Connecticut, self employed - I run a gaming network for GTA5, Ark, Conan and various other survival games. Some other fun facts. I have 3 Australian Shepherds, Kyrie 7, Jasper 6, Maisie 11months . . I used to be big in the reef world fell...
  23. MissouriReefer31

    Build Thread My 40g Breeder Build

    I started my 40g build on June/26/2021 I did some research into it but not extensive. Wish I did but I rushed that. I cycled the tank for 3 weeks ( yes i know should've waited longer. The water quality has been consistent. ammonia has consistently been at 0ppm, Nitrate and Nitrites at 0ppm and...
  24. WestonNanos

    Nano Build Weston's - Innovative Marine Nuvo 14 Peninsula Build

    Finally back in the hobby after about 6 years... I have a Nuvo 14 Peninsula currently in transit that I plan to make into an LPS/euphyllia dominant reef tank. The tank will be to my house on Wednesday, in the meantime, I am working on building a custom stand that will house the eventual auto...
  25. rhpmiller

    Nano Tank Start - Step by Step Journey

    Hey all, I just started a 20g nano tank and figured i'd post my steps along the way to see how it goes, as well as field feedback and advice from more-experienced reefers. Start - Day 1 (9/19) Tank: Red Sea Max Nano 20g Sand: Caribsea Arag-Alive Fiji Pink Skimmer: Yes Media: Yes (Carbon/rock)...
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