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  1. Pure Fishigan

    Nano Build I'm Back!!! Prepping to Re-Boot my WB 10 Cube

    Hollo Again R2R!!!!!, After a year of being MIA, I finally settled down after some moving and other issues. I plan to launch back into the reefing hobby, and I still have all my equipment from my previous builds (Marine X 60.2. WB 10 Cube, and a 55-gallon). I will be diving deep into R2R to...
  2. D

    AIO Build JBJ 65 Build Thread

    This whole aquarium journey started for me about 4 years ago. I was in Petco with my wife getting things for the cats. She asked if we could get a fish and I immediately told her no because she would never take care of it. She left for work that night and I went back to Petco and bought a 2...
  3. Northwest_Scapes_

    Build Thread Northwest's UNS 60U Mangrove Lagoon Build

    I've always been into the niche areas of the hobby (You might recognize me from my Non-Photosynthetic Build ) and a Mangrove Lagoon build is something I've wanted to do for a while. Now that were building a big Mangrove Lagoon as apart of the new 'Ocean Pavilion' expansion at the Seattle...
  4. I

    15 Gallon Fluval Flex Build

    The cycle has began!!! I just started the cycle for my 15 gallon fluval flex aquarium. I posted a thread with all the equipment I'm using previously if you want to look. Looking forward to adding my first fishes, if you have any suggestions feel free to reply.
  5. C

    Acrylic Sizing

    Hello, I am debating on building a tank out of acrylic and I’m wondering if i use 1/4” thick acrylic, what would be the max size tank I could build that would be safe? I could go bigger, i was looking at 1/2”, but it’s pretty pricey at that thickness. Also do you have any recommendations on...
  6. twhit030

    Build Thread Waterbox 25 peninsula build from the ground up!

    Hello all! More so just doing this for fun feel free to follow along. Over the next few months I’m going to be actively working on building a dream mini tank in my apartment. My end goal is to make it a mostly sps tank with a few softies or hammers to fill in gaps. Eventually the long term...
  7. Narideth

    Cube Build The Bare Bottom Column - 15g mixed reef

    I've posted in a few places about my otherwise undocumented 15 gallon cube, which was the first marine aquarium I ever set up. It passed 2 years old in November and I've learned a lot about what to do and not do on that tank. It's been rescaped once and treated with different things. Generally...
  8. Gaoweihd

    Build Thread 36X36X24 120G cube build

    Hello everyone, I got into this hobby about three years ago with a 20-gallon HOB tank, took a break during the COVID then returned last winter with two nano tanks. Interestingly, this hobby seems to captivate me mostly in the winter months. I recently decided to pursue my dream tank. For the...
  9. WTJReef

    Manifold design help

    Hi All, Ive attached some pictures of my DIY manifold I put on my water box tank. I built this one myself but now having used it for a few months I realise it has some serious functionality/design flaws - primarily a loss of head pressure feeding through the UV and back up into the display...
  10. M

    Office Tank Build

    Office Tank Build Red Sea 170 deluxe Generic Protein Skimmer ReefLED 90 2 clownfish 1 Flame Hawkfish 1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp Hammer Coral
  11. ReefingGinger

    Build Thread My first reef build and starting my second!

    Hello everyone! Well, after 14 years since my last aquarium (ADA Freshwater) I finally decided to start reefing! The tank is 10 weeks old post one month cycle(no lights). Innovative Marine 15 Gallon (First reef Tank) Specs: Innovative Marine 15G AIO w/stand Aqua Illumination Prime 16 HD...
  12. Danny's Aquariums

    40oz Saltwater Tank (YES, really.)

    An update on the small PNW Custom nano tank I set up about a month ago. This time I put a $1 bill next to it for size reference as some people thought I made a typo when I said it was just 40oz! Started off with very frequent water changes, now plan on doing just one 50% change every week. It...
  13. TX_REEF

    Build Thread TX’s Reef’s zoo med 50 gal lowboy

    Tank build tab updated 11/28/2023! I debated putting this in the frag tank section but I don’t know if I can resist the temptation of building it out into a lagoon or something. Current situation: -Saw a lowboy on a custom steel stand at LFS. I love shallow tanks, had to have it. -bought the...
  14. NatReef

    Waterbox pen 3620 upgrade

    Hello everyone I am thinking about to upgrade my wb pen 25 to 3620 but I don’t really know about the equipment. At this point I am thinking about - 2 Red Sea reef leds 50 because I already have one - 2 maxspec gyres f230 - absolutely no clue about the skimmer completely clueless - eheim...
  15. B

    Custom built

    HELLO EVERYONE I've been working on this one for a while now and not sure what equipment I need to make it work. For right now it's going to be FOWLR but eventually I would like to add some corals when i get more experience. I've been in the hobby for 6yrs freshwater only. Now I want to try...
  16. B

    180 gal Custom build

    HELLO EVERYONE I've been working on this one for a while now and not sure what equipment I need to make it work. For right now it's going to be FOWLR but eventually I would like to add some corals when i get more experience. I've been in the hobby for 6yrs freshwater only. Now I want to try...
  17. Marquarium

    Large Build 280g Build & Journey

    Hello everyone at R2R! I finally have the tank and stand to combine all my livestock and 'downsize' to one tank while also giving them the proper size home they deserve. The old tanks: a 125gallon running with 2 FX6 canisters and a HOB protein skimmer, 80 gallon with 30 gallon sump, and a 40...
  18. M

    Build Thread Nano Reef Waterbox 35.5 Build

    Hello all! Currently waiting on my Waterbox 35.2 to ship, so I am in the process of getting the remaining equipment lined up. I won't lie, I am a bit nervous about the size of the tank, as most of my previous tanks have been quite a bit larger, but I didn't feel super comfortable with having...
  19. G

    Generic Amazon Rimless Low-Iron 45?

    So, in a thread I posted a couple days ago detailing how we reefers are oppressed by landowners (lol), I was advised to start designing my setup while I wait for the opportunity to build. I started looking for a rimless 40 breeder, and I have found about zilch from anyone (which is weird because...
  20. D

    Build Thread David G's Marine Zoo (Waterbox Infinia 190.5)

    Got my waterbox 190.5 up and running now for about a month. Some minor glitches, like the middle door white color doesn't match; though WB is shipping a new one with zero questions asked. Shipping was delayed for many months, so had some corals in QT during the wait. At least the new set up will...
  21. tdog

    Build Thread Inland Biocube

    Hey all, I’m from Tennessee, hence the “inland”. I’ve recently rejoined the reefing hobby. I started with a 29G JBJ Nanocube metal halide in 2017. Now I’ve returned with a 32G LED Biocube. The difference in lighting is phenomenal. Anyways this tank was already running for 2 years when I got...
  22. A

    Build Thread First Reef Tank: Waterbox 15 Peninsula

    Hello R2R! Thought I'd create a build thread for my first ever reef tank. I purchased the Waterbox 15 Peninsula AIO tank. Plan for softies and LPS, plus some fish and inverts. I've had fresh water tanks before, but always been too daunted to switch to salt water. I decided to take the leap and...
  23. S

    Build Thread StackTrayce's Red Sea Max Nano rescue (adding sand, fighting ugliness)

    In June 2023 bought an existing running complete red sea max nano system w/ a few corals and two fish from facebook marketplace. Ran a 10g nano successfully for a couple years ~2005, moved from Wisconsin to NYC, now in Connecticut and getting back into the hobby and can tell equipment has...
  24. SCH14

    Build Thread New 310 Gallon Build

    Here is the start to my 310g Planet Aquarium Mixed Reef! Thinking of doing starting a YouTube channel and sharing the journey.
  25. SCH14

    Large Build 310 Gallon Build

    Here is the start to my 310g Planet Aquarium Mixed Reef! Thinking of doing starting a YouTube channel and sharing the journey.
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