build thread

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Eight

    Jason's Reefer 250: Sump v3 Mod, Clarisea, Stand/door adjustment (Pic heavy with a focus on "How To's")

    Shortcuts to helpful posts in my build thread: 1. How to mod the Reefer 250 v3 sump for a Clarisea (Post 6) 2. Cleaning off old live rock with vinegar and citric acid (Post 12) 3. Photos of Kessil A360s LED lights (Post 13) 4. Details on how to adjust the Reefer 250 door hinges and door catch...
  4. 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...
  5. Lucky713

    My first reef tank- Biocube 32

    I am still very early in the build so far I have done my rock work, and started cycling. As far as additional equipment I have a Tunze 9001 skimmer, an Intank media basket, an Aqueon Pro 150 heater. I used dry rock and 2 bags of live sand don't remember the brand. I used 2 bottles of Dr. Tim's...
  6. Big C

    Pro Clear ProStar 220 Build... A first on R2R I think........

    Greetings :) R2R I have been silently looking around R2R for a year gathering information and learning the hobby (learned a ton of good stuff), thought I better make my first contribution! Talked the family into upgrading from my existing 75 gallon reef (luckily it didn’t take much talking)...
  7. h8edpurdie

    My 155 Gallon Bowfront Journey.

    I guess it's time to make one of these. To say my experience has been a journey is a bit of an understatement. It's been more like a roller coaster and this thread will definitely show that. Having had no prior fish keep experience, I was visiting my father one day (who had the tank I have...
  8. Jamestown

    Red Sea 170 SPS Cube

    Hello, This is my 45 Gal Red Sea Max E-170 that has been running for about 14 months. Currently SPS dominant with some Euphyllia towards the bottom. Recently added 20lbs of additional rock for more surface area (for corals!). Also currently battling some bubble algae currently - I do weekly 4-5...
  9. lmm1967

    Beginning a frag tank build

    Currently we have: 30 gallon rimless mixed reef tank in our bedroom 40 gallon hodge podge tank (currently a holding ground for everything with bubble algae on it) 120 gallon tank dedicated to our Oyster Toadfish - he can't have no buddies cause he'll just eat them! 120 gallon mixed reef The 40...
  10. Kessil

    Dual 60g Cube Split Tank Build Thread

    Many of you have probably seen Kessil's split tank we have been showcasing a trade shows recently. Unfortunately, one was cracked during shipment and had to be retired from trade show use. The crack was fairly minor and we were able to make it water tight again, so we decided to use it as an...
  11. smartwater101

    Smartwater's Mixed Reef

    I’ve been meaning to start a build thread for sooo long. So here it is! :) I’ll start with a little background and try to catch up to now. The image in my signature gives you an idea of where my current tank is at. Anyway, lots to cover! Hope you enjoy :)
  12. wiltongates

    Wilton's Tempting Fate - Build Thread (Waterbox Reef 100.3 )

    Tank Specs: Tank: Waterbox Reef 100.3 Lights: Aqua Illuminations Hydra 26 HD Sump: Synergy Reef TS-26 Triton Method Refugium Sump, configured left to right with 4-port probe holder, and ATO fitting in return ATO: Synergy Reef 5 Gallon ATO Container XP Aqua Duetto ATO (came with the tank)...
  13. Robg139

    Robs Fluval Evo 13.5G.

    Hello reefers, I have a Fluval Evo 13.5g mixed reef tank. It is my first saltwater reef tank. My tank is now 6 months old and has undergone a lot of upgrades and changes along the way. It’s a mixed reef so I have softies, lps, and sps. So Fluval is an AIO so it has 3 chambers in the back. The...
  14. W

    My Franken-PicoTank

    Hey Everyone! Ive been out of reef keeping for several years and recently decided to get back in, so I set out to make a peninsula pico reef tank based off of spare parts I had lying around, and thought it would be fun to document it so without any further ado here is my pico franken tank So the...
  15. RomoFL

    Romo’s Reefer 350 V3 build

    Hey, all! So after about a years experience with an IM 20g peninsula, I’ve decided to get a larger tank. I ended up with a slightly used Reefer 350 from a local guy who had it for about 3 months. It came with an Apex system so that’s really what sold me. I’m on the 2nd week of a cycle so...
  16. crbise65

    CRBISE65 Upgrade build

    After taking the fiancee to a few stores and showing her how great some larger tanks can look I have finally received the seal of approval to upgrade from our 13.5 nano reef. I wanted to document the entire process here not only for my myself but for anyone else that may be in my shoes, so they...
  17. jd-woodlands

    Moving on up... IM 30L AIO to Planet Aquarium Crystalline 85g SPS Bare Bottom Reef Build Thread

    Couldn't resist a deal that came my way for a fully setup Planet Aquarium Crystalline 105g Reef package, so I will be breaking down my IM 30L Fusion AIO and moving to this new tank! Here's a full tank shot of my current 30L, looking to go SPS again this time bare bottom in the 105.
  18. juanrmattos

    Fluval Sea EVO 5 Gallon AQUAFOREST Desktop Reef

    Bent the knee again guys!!!... This time I truly hope to keep it simple, yet, it is proven how challenging dealing with such small amounts of water can be. So here it goes :)
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. Peach02

    Peach02’s 33G Reef

    Current photo of tank (last updated 19/1/20 (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 4/8/19 16/8/19 7/9/19 18/9/19 10/10/19 4/12/19 6/12/19 14/12/19 1/1/20 19/1/20 I messed up my first build thread because I thought I...
  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...