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  1. Mark1

    Nano Build New build - Waterbox 20

    Hi Everyone, So I thought I would start a build thread. I used to have freshwater tanks as a kid, then life happened. I always wanted to get a saltwater tank and I have been doing quite a bit of research for the past year or so. On Father's Day my 3 kids surprised me with a Waterbox 20. My...
  2. andrewkg

    Build Thread [NEW BUILD] Red Sea Reefer XL300

    New to posting/the forum - but had such a great experience w/ David from Reeftrends so wanted to share the build. Plan is for a mixed reef w/ healthy chunk of SPS Website: https://reeftrends.com/ Equipment: -Red Sea Reefer XL300 -2X Red Sea 90W ReefLED -Red Sea RSK300 Skimmer -Syncora 3.0 pump...
  3. otyrrell

    Build Thread Tyrrell 120 Mixed Reef

    Hi All, I've finally completed my tank upgrade, from my old RSM 250 to my new 120. I had a couple main goals on this upgrade after living with the RSM 250 for a year and some change. Goal One - Make the build as quite as possible, including as cool as possible so setup does not require a...
  4. Brisc0

    Build Thread New NUVO 100-EXT

    Not actually "new". Setup on May 25th but its progressing nicely. I started getting signs of Coraline on the glass and plastic about a week and a half ago so I got a few Monti's and a Frogspawn to test things out. Taking everything as slow as possible. This isn't my first reef but its the first...
  5. M

    Found a Red Reef Max 130D on Craigslist. Advice?

    Hello! I'm a complete newbie to the community and hobby, and have been dreaming of having a saltwater tank for awhile now. I have a lot more time on my hands, so I thought now would be a great time to do the necessary research and slowly build up the gear I need before I cycle my first tank...
  6. Jose Esteves

    Build Thread Wife's 60G Cube Tank Build

    Trouble comes in many forms, but especially when the wife want's a Reef tank. :) We will be upgrading/ tearing down the 36g tank, and moving the equipment over to a 60G cube tank we picked up a week ago from a fellow reefer. Equipment that will be used on the tank are the following Vectra s1...
  7. Fdeluca

    Ideas for a quarantine tank?

    Hi everyone. Starting my second attempt at reefing. This time I'm doing it right... I hope. My main tank display is a 55 gallon with a fiji AIO as The sump. The plan is to house softies and LPS along with a hand full of smaller fish. This time im also setting up a small quarantine tank to...
  8. lennywee

    Build Thread New red sea reefer 350 Build

    Reefing Newbie here! Watched countless hours of BRStv before deciding to take the plunge. Finally after having the tank built and sitting dry for 3 months (went out of town to quarantine with family), I've put water in the tank and started a fishless cycle using Dr Tim's one and only...
  9. G

    Hi there!

    Just wanted to drop a quick ‘hello’ to the forum. I’ve been away from the hobby for many years due to work commitments but planning to be back reef keeping in the coming months/years. A house move in the near future and house renovations planned means the tank will have to come after. But...
  10. Tkipl

    Build Thread New Peninsula Build (P650)

    Just taken delivery of a Red Sea P650 .. thought i'd start a thread to track my progress Gradually pulling together the equipment - countdown to first water in ~2 weeks! Room prep - new tile floor: Mixing station prep - slabs down: Water tanks and plumbing on it's way: P650 has...
  11. wildcard

    Build Thread New 40b - Return To Reefing

    I've been out of the hobby for about 15 years. I used to have a small nano, and my brother was the one with all the tanks. I started scouring Craigslist and other mediums to find a used tank. I found this 40 breeder not too far from my home for $20. So far I've removed the blue paint on the...
  12. Jfinn

    WaterBox Experience

    Looking for some real experience from any owners with larger +120gal Waterbox rimless systems about to blow out a wall and thinking about the 7225 (since 7226 disappeared) Just wanting some assurances before forking our $4500+ for a new tank positives, negatives, regrets with accompanying...
  13. R

    First Tank Cycle

    Hey everyone, I am new to the hobby and cycling my first tank. I have a 32.5g Fluval Flex. I started the cycle on 3/21. I used Dr Tims One & Only at the start. Inside the tank I've got the Caribsea Arag-Alive sand and Carib Sea Shapes rock. Currently, my readings are: Ammonia: 1 PPM Nitrite...
  14. Jimmy G

    Build Thread Jimmys Red Sea Max 650 build 3 months

    Just wanted to thank everyones posts on this forum, I have took what I thought made sense too me on many, many posts. I think what I learned from doing investigations and reading forums is that there is many ways to do this hobby. By no means I believe that my way is the best way or the...
  15. M

    Build Thread build thread- New 220 waterbox reef tank

    Got the tank delivered on February 17 2020
  16. ParadiseReefMT

    Build Thread 90g Build in Montana

    So, it was suggested I start a build thread for my setup. This is going to likely be a thread that doesn’t get added to often for now, but as the project progresses I will add to it. Progress will be slow, somewhat by design and somewhat by default. I am not one that typically just tosses things...
  17. B

    Large Build New Build - In Wall - 340g Display 84x30x30

    Hello all. I’ve never posted on here but enjoyed reading multiple threads over the past few months. We’ve just started renovation on an old home in Charleston SC. It had a perfect spot for me to install my in wall dream tank. I’m a custom cabinet guy so the tank will be sitting in my home office...
  18. PirateMonkeyReefer

    Build Thread Pirate Monkeys 40g SPS Dom Tank Thread

    OK, so I've got to start this somewhere. This is my rough plan for a 40g Breeder tank for my art studio where I work most of the day. I decided to somewhat accurately plan out this tank in Blender as I wanted to have an end goal and it also helped me roughly figure out what the budget will be...
  19. Amber905

    New Tank Build (Need help and opinions!)

    Hi Everyone, I am getting a tank built for me that is going to be sunk into a wall. I am able to put the overflow box and returns through the drywall. I am going around a stud, so the return piping will have to go straight back for 4 inches before the angle. I hope this makes sense and maybe my...
  20. J

    New reef build...Looking for suggestions

    I'm looking to get into the hobby and have been doing a ton of research but also wanted to pick the brains of the experienced members to make sure I do it right. I have my eyes on the Waterbox 100.3 due to size of the area and it's sleek design. I plan on staring with aquascape and soft corals...
  21. Mav88

    Nano Build EVO 13.5 2 1/2 months

    Hello All, I purchased an EVO 13.5 in October and wanted to show my journey with the tank, and hopefully let others thinking about the hobby see the pros and cons of working with the tank. Originally the wife and I wanted to do a larger tank, but due to the older house, with flooring being...
  22. Huenemedoe

    Shallow 5 Gallon Rubble Reef Glass Up Build

    Hello Everybody! I started this build for a few reasons..... 1. It was super fun!!!!!! 2. Space requirements 3. Higher nitrates for mushrooms and softies I definitely encourage everyone to try a build like this at least once! With a little patience and organizational skills it was actually a...
  23. BeMoto

    Build Thread BeMoTo Reefer 250 Build!

    Found a Red Sea Reefer 250 2nd hand yesterday. Wanted to go bigger but this size is practical for me and my family right now. This will be my 3rd aquarium. I've had a 50 gal breeder and a 12 nano befor 10 years ago. I'm taking my time this go around. Really trying to focus on keeping a tank...
  24. imanewberry

    Nitrates Spiked After Adding Livestock to Newly Cycled Tank! (Worried)

    I know this is not necessarily an emergency but I just added a decent bit of livestock to a 20 gallon cube tank. This includes: - a small Scopas Tang - a Black Snowflake Clown - three various snails - a Tuxedo Sea urchin - a Tricolor Goniastrea Coral Previous to adding livestock to this NEWLY...
  25. Dr. Phil

    Build Thread Waterbox 70.2 Build

    Hi Everyone! A little back story on my reefing journey. I started out about 10 years ago with a 29 gallon with hob filters, no live rock and just a few fish. Shortly after that I purchased a used 45 gallon corner aquarium (with live rock and a few corals) used that needed to be resealed (huge...
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