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  1. S

    Build Thread A Waterbox 130.4 build

    Hi there. So I’m jumping into the hobby again. Got my first taste around 2014 on a whim. Back then I didn’t realize the pit this hobby is and quit shortly after. This time, a little better prepared, I’m looking forward to building something as beautiful as some of the reef tanks I’ve seen on...
  2. DarkReefer

    Build Thread DarkReefer's Waterbox 70.2 (My First Marine Tank!)

    Hey everyone, A couple of days ago I took delivery of my Waterbox 70.2, this'll be my first ever reef tank and 2nd tank only to a small 36L freshwater aquarium that my gf and I have had for the last 3-4 months. So I guess I'll start off with a current parts list; Waterbox 70.2 Tank (Obviously)...
  3. Mr.Hawkfish

    AIO Build 14 Gallon Innovative Marine NUVO Fusion Peninsula PRO AIO Aquarium Bundle

    I recently got a new Innovative Marine NUVO Fusion Peninsula PRO AIO Aquarium Bundle for Christmas and here I will be posting my progress and issues that I encounter while building my tank! I am switching from a 10 Gallon NUVO AIO, which is simply too small for me to deal with any issues I...
  4. fox0521

    Lighting for 125 g mixed?

    Hello hello! I’ve recently started a 125 build. The tank is set, sump plumbed, filled with sand, rock, and water, and cycling! Now I need to figure out lighting. The setup came with 2 Kessil A150W lights. It seems to me that these will not be sufficient for a mixed reef setup (plus they’re just...
  5. MorrisMustang

    Build Thread Marine X 110 - My First Build

    I placed an order or a Marine X 110 with Prime HD lights on Black Friday. This is will be my first tank build and I couldn’t be more excited! I was originally eyeing the x35 I tricked myself further down the rabbit hole. This will become the feature in our living room that was otherwise not...
  6. S

    Build Thread The End of an 8 Year Reefing Hiatus - New Waterbox 220.6 Build

    Hey guys! I am finally setting up a reef tank after 8 years or longer of not having a saltwater/reef tank. To make a story short, I was young, impulsive, and shut down my tank after some really bad luck. I sold off all my equipment and never looked back. In the end, I knew once I moved out of my...
  7. Sudaien

    My 65 build

    This is my second take my first tank was a 32 bio which I later added Steve's LEDs too I made a massive difference in the coral growth, I've made many mistakes along the way unfortunately and my 65 is way more crowded with corals but I intend to have a bigger tank very soon I am absolutely...
  8. SenorBubs

    Build Thread Bub's Reefer

    So my Dad was all about saltwater tanks growing up and when he took a break from the hobby he gave me one of his tanks. I had it running for a year but quickly fell in love with the hobby and knew I had to upgrade my tank as soon as I could. I saw a great deal on a Red Sea Reefer 350 and next...
  9. dmy535

    Build Thread My RSR 250 build; Back at it after 6 year hiatus

    About 6 years ago, I changed careers, sold my house and opened my own business. I had a 90 gal tank which I loved, but due to opening my own business and selling my house I needed to give it up for a few years. Well finally back at it and my wife and I are super excited. Not much has changed...
  10. M

    Large Build Marks_Reef SPS dominant tank (hopefully)

    Tank Specifications Fish Tank Fabrications Tank - Steel Stand. Tank Dimensions: 72" (L) X 26" (W) X 26" (H) Sump Dimensions: 48" (L) X 20" (W) X 18" (H) Tank Volume: 800L Sump Volume: 150L Return Pumps: Ecotech Vectra M1, Jebao DCP10000 Skimmer: Reef Octopus Regal 200s Pumps: Tunze 6105 x 4...
  11. garzparz

    Build Thread Red Sea Reefer 250 - 65g - Mixed Reef Tank - 1.5/yr

    Welcome to Dante's Cove! Phew, 1.5 years already?! This is a catch up thread, love any tips. Attached are some progression shots to date. I've killed my share of corals, but things have been pretty stable the last 6 months. I beat the red and brown algae mostly! Status: Overall stable, good...
  12. trist79

    Hello Hello from a new reefer in Southeast PA!

    Hi everyone! I'm a new reef tank owner living in Southeastern Pennsylvania. After years of daydreaming and months of planning, I've recently purchased a Waterbox Marine X 90.3 tank (~60g display with 26g sump) along with what seemed like a truckload of equipment for an essentially first-time...
  13. Matt elvira

    Build Thread Matt's 120 mixed reef (picture heavy)

    New to R2R. Been reefing for about 5 years. I Wanted to show off my upgrade from my 75g tank and 2-10g nanos to this bad boy. Transfered everything over back in Feb 2020. I did this upgrade while extending my patio 40ft lol to many projects at the same time. Everything is growing well. Started...
  14. Meara

    Build Thread Take Two

    Hello I started my first saltwater tank last February, and everything seemed to be going well. It cycled nicely I had lovely fish I was just waiting to fix a small flow problem in my sump and upgrade my lights for coral. Then I got Ich. Now this is where you need to know that I live in Canada...
  15. Mason Michalski

    Build Thread CUSTOM Acrylic Fluorescent Sump, production line, and the 150 Gallon build being used as tester

    I have been working on this 40 gallon breeder sump conversion for the last week or so, and I am looking for constructive feedback. In the works is piping, along with a fluorescent dowel plan to make the sump baffles glow once a UV led strip is installed in cabinet! Going Orange Section 40 with...
  16. D

    Nano Build First SW Tank - 7.2g Nano Build

    Hi everyone! So a quick “about me”. I love aquariums and I have specifically grown to love reef aquariums. I have never had one, as is evident by the title of this thread :p; however, my dad kept a saltwater FOWLR for many years during childhood. I’ve kept several FW planted tanks over the past...
  17. Brody’s Reef

    Build Thread My Reefing Journey

    So this thread is about a year late but I figured I should finally give it a shot. I’m almost a year into this hobby and my obsession hasn’t slowed a bit (just ask my fiancé). It all started with an Used Innovative Marine 20 gallon aio system. Actually, that’s a lie. It started with a month of...
  18. AceB9908

    Build Thread IM Fusion Lagoon 50 AIO!

    So here's my first build thread on here! Got this awesome Lagoon 50 from Innovative Marine to be set up in my room! This is an upgrade for me, as I already have a regular old 10 gallon. Everything will slowly get moved into this one! I plan on keeping it Bare Bottom as I have a Party Crasher...
  19. Arthur_Dent

    Build Thread New to saltwater - The story of a recycled tank

    Long time listener, first time caller here. For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with the water. I grew up fishing freshwater in South Florida, and as soon as I had first contact with saltwater, like most Florida natives, I was addicted. Fishing, free diving and being a beach...
  20. Queenofreef

    Build Thread QOR’s Waterbox 220 Build

    Howdy Reefers! :D Welcome to my first build thread for my third reef tank - the Waterbox 220 Reef Pro. This tank is significantly larger than my previous tanks (Biocube 29g and IM 40g), and I couldn’t be more excited about my options with this bad boy. I’m going to have my first ever SUMP!! And...
  21. Sleeping Giant

    Tjs reef, gotta watch and subscribe

    Everyone on R2R should watch Tjs reef, and subscribe. He's putting on great episodes, and has an awesome build starting. He's also a member of R2R, so you should follow his page also. @T-J Keep up the great work
  22. D

    OINK! I'm a Pig. 200g Reef Savvy, Bashsea, Royal Exclusiv -Direct sunlight- In wall w/ IKEA fishroom basement sump build

    Hi everyone. I finally got around to starting this build thread. I had originally wanted to wait until things were closer to being done, and then doing a recap of sorts, so that people didn't have to wait long periods of time before updates. However, I am learning many things along the way...
  23. Piscean_Introvert

    Build Thread PisceanIntroverts First Mixed Reef

    Hey guys!!! New to the hobby, new to the forum trying to learn as much as I can as I dive into something I’ve always wanted to do, but was afraid of the cost and the possibility of failure. But here in the middle of a pandemic, providing for a family of 3 on one income, husband recently broke...
  24. jp1986

    Build Thread Justin's dream build - Innovative Marine Nuvo 150 INT - Pic Heavy & Video!

    After years of reefing, I finally was able to get my dream tank...the Innovative Marine Nuvo INT 150. I've had wide tanks, tall tanks, but always really wanted a deep tank. Here is how the process went! Equipment: Aquarium - Innovative Marine Nuvo INT 150 Stand - Innovative Marine APS...
  25. B

    Build Thread Bushman's 40 Gal AOI build

    OK here goes, my first build thread. Please be critical and lemme know what you would do to make it better. Here are a few pics, 1 week in. Equipment is still modest, as I have only added an Icecap Gyre 2K so far. This is an Aquatop AOI. 32 lbs of rock and 40 lbs of sand. I left a little...
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