1. Perpetual Novice

    My 13.5 Gallon Mantis Shrimp Tank

    I began working on this tank June 9th 2019. It's an all-in-one Fluval Evo 13.5 XII that sits on my nightstand and is a species tank for mantis shrimp. This thread is to document my journey building this nano system and learning how to care for the fascinating animals inside. Here is some...
  2. 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...
  3. L

    Help me design my next tank build. 4x2x1.5 high. Heaps of room for all sorts of cool things.

    So I've bit the bullet and am going to be buying a custom made ultraclear rimless 4x2x1.5. Tank builders have lots of access to equipment so I can have notches cut out, holes etc. Currently the plan is to have a large external overflow on the back of the tank, with a large notch cut out of the...
  4. Bryce M.

    Bryce's 150 rescue thing build!

    Hello all! So I've been gone for a while but I think this is a fun come back for me. So if you know me you know I have a two year old zebra moray eel and a one year old foxface, both are getting pretty big, though eel will be fine in there for a few more years but might as well get this out of...
  5. Doostur

    Doostur's Waterbox 230.6 - Mixed Reef / Heavy SPS Build

    Time to start my build thread. Waterbox 230.6 was delivered a couple of weeks ago. Delayed a bit due to Hurricane Dorian. This will be setup in our new beach home we purchased. This was the last 230.6 made. Thanks to Angela for pulling some strings and making the white stand happen...
  6. mcdrichj

    My 40b Build

    So today was an exciting day for my girlfriend and I our offer was accepted on a house! I figured today would be a good day to start my build thread. So about a year or 2 ago I upgraded my cichlid tank from a 40b to a 75, when I did I took the 40b and put an overflow on it. I wanted to work on...
  7. rapid

    My 40 gallon cube reef tank

    Im about 4 months into this tank, This is my first saltwater tank ! I am aware that i am a little behind on this post but better late then never ! After visiting my LFS to acquire some sword tails for my 40 gallon freshwater I ended up walking out of there with a 40 gallon cube all in one setup...
  8. S

    New Innovative Marine Nuvo 20 Build

    Good morning all. Wanted to post my progress so far on my first reef aquarium. I've kept numerous planted tanks in the past. This has always been my dream, and as we are limited in space I am keeping a small AIO in my home office. I just want some softies and LPS corals in here with a few...
  9. Schreiber

    Reef Pi Attempt #2!

    My Auto-Aquarium Adventures The only thing more frustrating than unknown problems in a project is having nobody to share them with. I’ll be chronicling the adventures of my Reef-Pi troubleshooting as I dive into what could wind up being a multi-week undertaking. If you're already familiar...
  10. Bassmaster116

    New-ish build

    Forgot to do a build thread on the 75 i set up! dang well thats fine its only temporary untill we settle on a new home, then im going 200+ here are a few pics! (Better get in and out before the tang police arrive)
  11. rtoris288

    Russell's First Reefer 250

    After months of research, setup, and cycling, our first Reefer 250 is up and running! We added our first frags and some cleanup crew until we are sure everything is stable, but fish should be coming shortly. Excited to share our build with everyone as well! I tried to cram everything into a...
  12. 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.
  13. Steven91

    54 Gal Corner Tank

    Hello everyone got a new build coming up, a used 54 gal corner tank. I am getting is Friday and will end up being my dads tank ( i have a 120 and this 54 is gonna be his to put what he wants in it). Lighting i think if gonna be a Kessil A360, and he wants "colorful" fish so this should get...
  14. w2inc

    Elos 130-ish + a chopped up 160 for a frag tank and display

    My husband loves watching what I do with the hobby and didn't have to be talked into letting me fill the breakfast nook and part of the back patio with tanks. Friends have been sending me hook ups whenever they hear about free stuff. Uhaul was getting plenty of business from me for about 3...
  15. C

    Starting New Tank, Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

    Hi All, I'm getting a bit nervous reading a lot of things about Red Sea Coral Pro Salt being incredibly cloudy for folks starting their tanks. I plan to fill my Nuvo 40 this weekend using Red Sea Coral Pro Salt. I plan to follow directions, mix salt in at 68 degrees in RO/DI water for about 1...
  16. tdlawdo

    My First Attempt at the Big Time: WaterBox PP 230.6 Tank Build

    Ok! So I started this thread long ago “so I thought” but then I couldn’t find it. I am now 7 months into this adventure and 3 months into the tank itself. So I will bring you up to speed and then continue live. I have journaled and documented along the way. Many on my IG @Reeferstrong I will...
  17. Pinback


    in the next two years...i'm looking at building a 72" GLASS tank, 18" tall, and 24" wide (135 gallons) hopes & dreams: interested in keeping a few tang species (yellow, kole, powder blue tang, etc.). mixed reef. DIY floating hood and black box LED units. i have priced this out at around $400...
  18. NewGoby

    Merge thread - RedSeaReefer 250

    About 2 weeks ago I merged my 3 tanks into 1, namely a Red Sea Reefer 250. Equipment: 1x 200W heater. (thinking about adding a secondary heater.) 1x Jecod DXP 5000 (as a return, lowest setting) 1x TMC Reef-Skim 1.000 1x (temporary) Propeller Pump from Jecod 1x EasyLed 438mm 1.0 with a 1.0...
  19. Bryce M.

    Bryce's 65 Gal. FOWL converted to reef

    Hey guys finally deciding to make a build thread, been very worried about showing my tank but here I go. Just to let you know the fox face and Zebra Eel will be moved once their bigger, so don't worry. Stock: GSP Chalice Rock Flower Zebra Moray Eel Black ice Clown Picasso Clown Fox Face Rabbit...
  20. Nfd552

    Jon’s Waterbox 70.2 build

    Hey everyone this is my first build thread. That means I’m batting .500 on these since this is only my second tank. I’ve been in the hobby for almost 2 years now running a 75 gallon bowfront tank with a 30 gallon eshopps sump. Along with an X120 eshopps skimmer, 15W UV sterilizer, 2 hydor...
  21. VSVP bet

    Secret Santa Nano Build Give Away!

    Hello All, I though the R2R secret Santa idea was great. Recently I have sold a lot of my old aquarium gear (filters, old tanks, lights, etc.) and have accumulated some funding. The only thing I didn't sell was a 5gallon marineland cube. After contemplating what I would give for the secret...
  22. shiftline

    ReefDudes 6' Shallow Reef 2.0

    I have had my current 6-foot shallow reef tank setup for about 2.5 years now... and its time for a bit of a do-over... Now i didn't really plan on upgrading or changing my tank as I love it! However, due to a hazy line in the glass, the tank builder was going to replace the tank. I'm sure you...
  23. VSVP bet

    Mangrove Owners Needed! Lagoon tank build and stocking questions.

    Hello All, I acquired around 5/6 mangrove pods from a recent trip to FL. The pods are growing out nicely in the refugium of my 90G tank. As I let them fully develop, I think it is best to look toward the future as they cannot permanently live in a sump. The solution, I plan on buying glass and...
  24. Jose Berry

    My 225G build.

    This is a general discussion/tracker for the build of this project. Ideas are always welcome but I will not be told that I should do something. You should do this V.S have you thought about this are two different trend setters. Any way I’m excited to pick up this tank tomorrow the 28th of...
  25. 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...