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  1. BaghdadBean

    Build Thread Bean Build-a 142 gal 12 year Science Experiment Build

    Hey guys, I’m Bean, a sarcastic, gimpy, old broad-combat veteran turned shepherdess with a whole lot of sass and not nearly enough spare time. I used to be deep into reefing, from the late eighties through the early 2000’s, but I had to break down my reef and give my corals to locals when I...
  2. AlgaeBarn

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  3. jRatanak

    Build Thread ELOS 100 Upgrade

    Hey all! I am currently in the middle of piecing together an upgrade and figured I'd document the process and share my experiences along the way! A Little Background: My current system is an Innovative Marine Fusion 40 AIO tank. I've had it running for a bit over 2 years, and as well as it's...
  4. Victory652

    Building frame for 125 gal tank

    Hello Everyone! I am looking at building a frame for my 125gal tank. I am looking for ideas on the best way to design the front of the tank for accessibility and function. My current plan is to have a metal base frame then adding wood around it for looks and function. Tell me you ideas or what...
  5. Drew P. Wiener

    Nano Build Innovative Marine 30L

    Welp… it’s been just about a year since I’ve set up my first reef tank, and like many others, I found myself looking to upsize the tank. Through this past year, I’ve definitely made plenty of mistakes and certainly felt at times that this maybe wasn’t the hobby for me, but I seriously can’t...
  6. Johnb65

    Beginners New Build - Fluval Evo 13.5G

    Hi All, Yesterday was day 1 of my reefing journey! Im pretty excited already and looking forward to seeing how my reef progresses over the next year. I’m already wanting to upgrade! So day 1: Had all of my equipment ready or so I thought to get my tank up and running! Of course I would forget...
  7. Catnip885

    Nano Build Catnips 13.5 fluval evo build

    Hi I am new to the forum and this is my first build by myself (mostly my husband butt in a little ). So I had decided to build this tank as my husband has left the country to go to school so I wanted something that would challenge me and something that I enjoyed. I have dabbled in saltwater...
  8. SaltwaterGuruNeeded

    Build Thread 125g Build :)

    Biological Start Date (Biospira): Monday, June 7th, 2021 First Fish In this build (2x Clownfish): Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 Equipment: 1x Fluval FX4 Stock Mechanical Filtration Removed Bio Foam (For more Bio Media) +- 1.3 Liter's of Seachem Matrix Bio Media Carbon Filter Floss...
  9. scumbag_mtb

    Build Thread 90 Gallon Build Thread - Fish & Reptile Room - LETS BURN MONEY!

    Well, it’s finally time, again. From 2009 to 2015, I ran a total of 650 gallons in tanks in my “fish room”. 180 fowlr, 90 LPS/Zoa, 60 SPS, 8x40 breeders for a mix of quarantine tanks and frag tanks. When I moved, I tore everything down and sold off everything I owned. Ever since then, I’ve been...
  10. |Tom the Bomb|

    Build Thread new reefer 900 build :)

    This was a tank that I had planned for a long time now but the setup was delayed by a long time :(finally got to actually setting it up recently! :) The tank arrived at my house pre-winter 2020 lol Couldn't figure out how to lift it at first and was busy so I kinda just forgot about it :( but...
  11. JoshB94

    Lighting 84x27x27 SPS

    Hey all, My newest venture build is a 265 7ftx27wx27d and I'm trying to figure out how to best light this system. I want strong side to side and back wall coverage for frag rack growth. I'd like to use what I've already got on hand but can sell current stuff and buy something else and plan...
  12. T

    Build Thread Tatic's Fluval Flex 32.5 minimizing tank build

    Hey everyone, pretty new here but I am a long time lurker. I had a 60 gallon FOWLR tank running since 2010-2011 and decided to shut it down for a smaller tank. I wanted an AIO and went with the Fluval Flex 32.5 Saltwater kit. I am really liking it so far but, at times I wish I had my bigger...
  13. F

    Build Thread Fergus' Red Sea 250

    Starting a build thread here for my Red Sea Reefer 250. I'll be doing an SPS Dominant tank with AWC/as much automated as possible since I travel with work quite a lot. The primary goal is for stability and minimal time with hands in the tank. I think a big part of this is going to be the fish...
  14. SilverRanger

    Pipefish Nano Reef

    I keep a nano reef with a blue striped pipefish. Anyone recommend any specific corals or macro algae?
  15. S

    Build Thread Waterbox Reef 220.6 build thread. Jumping in to the deep end.

    I have been wanting a reef tank for years. I finally ordered a Waterbox Reef 220.6 tank and cabinet a couple of weeks ago. It’s back ordered, estimated 6-8 weeks, so 4-6 weeks remaining. This is my first tank. I am currently planning to have fish and mixed coral. My tank will be in my...
  16. Francis64

    Build Thread Rebuild

    My 300 gallon / 1.100 liter drop-off display tank was in the living room, and now we remodeled the house and ended in the hall. Allowing a complete restart. Despite losing the peninsula feel, where the tank was initially build for, I do think the new place is ok, And now 4 months running and...
  17. WilyGuy

    Build Thread SJ's 29 BioCube Build Thread

    I got a new-to-me BioCube 29 with no lights. I inherited live sand, live rock, the tank, and the stand. After putting it in the spot of the 16 (after moving that tank catty corner) I put the Live Rock in, some new Special Grade aragonite and the water that was in the buckets with the LR. I...
  18. reptireef

    Build Thread Waterbox 180.5 Dream Reef Build

    Hey all, this is my first time joining/posting on a forum of any kind so I'm excited to share my progression. (unfortunately not too many 180.5 threads) I started reefing about 8 months ago with a 29g Aqueon and canister, which was a freshwater setup prior. That lasted a couple weeks due to not...
  19. Q_BoxReef

    Build Thread Redsea Reefer 350 Build

    Hello, We just moved into our new house and have a perfect spot for a larger tank in our new front room. In our old house we had a 100 gallon display and 2 Waterbox 20’s, however we had to sell the 100 gallon while we were between places. For the new build we decided to go with the Redsea...
  20. kemble9

    Build thread

    Hello reefers! I have been lurking around as a member for a little while now. Here is my current build. Looking to build a new stand and canopy in the near future. I currently have 2 clowns, six line wrasse, powder brown tang, 2 engineer goby, hippo tang, saddle puffer, blue spot grouper, a few...
  21. D

    Reef Build

    On the eve of my tank build, I’m getting all of the goodies together and I’ve realized... wow this hobby is expensive I started to comb through my pictures of the stand assembly and thought, this would be a great time to document this somewhere and maybe help someone out in their journey...
  22. BeardedDragon21

    Build Thread Dream Tank- Overhaul of 75gal

    Hello All! I can't wait to get a little more involved in the community. Buckle up this is somewhat of a long post but I am seeking advice in the last paragraph if you would like to jump ahead. Starting off I would like to introduce myself. I am a Marine Biologist and had originally hoped to...
  23. Schreiber

    Build Thread Leviathan Lagoon- DIY Automation, Custom Laser-Etched Canopy, & More In My New & Improved Tank!

    I’ve actually been writing & re-writing this build thread since August. Every time I’m about to post it, I make another major change/addition & put it off by another month. But I finally decided to set it in stone & post! My thread index has the coolest/most unique sections in bold, if...
  24. Wayne Kruger

    Build Thread My Journey Reefing On A Tight Budget 55 Gallon

    Well, where do I begin? I'm a student of Architecture in my beautiful 3rd world country Namibia. A geological location that feels pretty much like the butt side of the world in terms of what is available on the other side of the world. Nonetheless we fellow like minded reefers all have what...
  25. M

    Large Build Waterbox 220.6 mixed reef tank build

    I have gone back and forth about starting a build thread, but I suppose if I am going to invest this much time and money into a tank, I should share the experience. Maybe I can share some knowledge that I gain along the way and hopefully get assistance from fellow reefers. A little background...
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