reef tank build

  1. B

    Build Thread ProStar 90 - Reef tank SPS setup - First SW tank!

    This is my first reef tank and saltwater setup! I've been keeping FW tanks for about 28 years and finally decided to make the jump. Actually, I cracked the inner wall of my sump by knocking the full ATO over when fiddling with the skimmer. Patched it up with some Flex Seal. Its the middle wall...
  2. wonderphil-reef

    Light timings for new Reef tank

    Hi all, Hoping someone can help me out here. I am setting up my new reef tank with a sump and refugium. I have a Kessil h80 Tuna Flora over my refugium with colour setting for growth for the chaeto. I then have two Kessil A80 Tuna Blues over the top over the tank. The tank is 900mm L *...
  3. Silent reef

    Cube Build Silent Reef's Waterbox 20 nano cube build thread

    Hey cube fans, this is my waterbox 20g build thread. It's going to be a fishless tank... corals and cuc only. Basic equipment list: 1. WB 20 cube 2. AI 16 HD 3. Real reef rock 4. Caribsea live special grade 5. Aqualight ATO 6. Sicce voyager nano 1000l 7. Tunze 9001 nano skimmer 8. Inkbird temp...
  4. Danny's Aquariums

    A Year Ago I Set Up a Nano Reef Tank and This Happened

    One year ago I set up my nano reef tank. It is a no skimmer setup and I do water changes of about 10/15% every week. This tank is doing well, but has faced some challenges throughout this first year:
  5. JCSReefing

    Build Thread JCS Reefing 150 Gallon SC Aquariums Build Thread

    I am starting a new build and figured this time I would try and do it on here as well as my youtube channel, JCS Reefing. The tank I ordered is roughly 150g 72x22x22 15mm Euro braced Peninsula SC Aquariums tank. I went with this company simply because I currently run a tank by this company and...
  6. LaPReptiles

    Build Thread My 55 Gallon Reef Build!

    Finally upgraded from a 30G to a 55G tank recently and got on this forum i have quite a bit of blue reef rock that helps house many lil buddies. The first inhabitants were 2 ocellaris amphiprions. I also have some bumblebee, nerite, and nassarius zombie snails. I have 2 porcelain anenome crabs...
  7. Bparrott

    Build Thread 150 complete tear down

    I need any opinions and tips on the what to watch for during the process as well as types of silicone. Tank is a bottom drilled typical dimensions with corner overflow. I planned to just reseal but the previous owner started the process then abandoned. So I think it’s best to completely tear...
  8. redeyejedi

    Build Thread The simple way of reefing.

    I thought i would do a build thread on my 130l juwel tank, to show there are many ways to keep coral. Buts its all about stability. I got my tank from a close friend of mine for free. When it was first set up at mine and my wifes place it looked like this 5 years ago. After waiting 6 months we...
  9. trasor

    What are your thoughts on this new tank? Novice here, so any recommendations on changes or additions are welcome.

    What would you add/change? 3 month old 20g. The orange sponge has been receding since the beginning and there seems to be some bleaching so I’ve cut the light back from 14 hours a day to 10. Also the light gradually increases to 80 percent and then back to zero except the blue light is left...
  10. ZooMontana88

    Build Thread 75g Build Progression

    Hey y'all! I have a few photos to share of my setup. Added 3 macros today. Currently have a Clown and a flower nem in quarantine tank. Will post those 2 after introduction to display. Display has 1 Royal Gramma, 1 Citron Clown Goby, 1 Condylacti, 1 Bubbletip, 2 colonies of polyps, 1 colony of...
  11. alimac122

    Build Thread Ali's 36g REEF tank

    Hello! I am an ex-marine biologist (now engineer). I worked in husbandry at a landlocked aquarium for 4 years. I have been missing my love for tanks, specifically my saltwater babies. A fried has a Tiger Oscar that has outgrown their tank and has upgraded to a 75 gallon. Thus, I have an empty...
  12. Reefman603

    Indo Gold torch

    Picked up this single head Indo gold torch yesterday at a local reef shop! Can’t wait to see it hopefully grow into a nice show piece!
  13. Reefman603

    My Zoa colony

    - Rastas, Purple monsters, Utter chaos, Fruit loops, Watermelon
  14. Reefman603

    Build Thread Video of the Red Sea max 250

    Quick video showing the reef today. Let me know what you think see my earlier post for details on the system/ live stock.
  15. Reefman603

    Build Thread Red Sea max 250

  16. Reefman603

    Build Thread My Red Sea max 250

    Here’s is my Red Sea max 250 reef tank. Live stock : - Black frostbite clown fish mated pair - Yellow tang - Red hawkfish - Green chromis - Malanaurus wrasse Inverts : - A few peppermint shrimp - Tridacna derasa clam - 8 Blue leg hermit crabs - Various snails Coral : - Hammers ( wall and...
  17. ReefReadyYouTube

    How long does it take a tank to “mature”?

    How long does it really take a tank to “mature” as people commonly call it. What are they key factors to properly maturing a tank. I’ve seen a lot of people say 1 whole year for a tank to become fully mature. Do you agree. Could this process be speed up and if so how. Also how do you know you...
  18. Squishy

    Plumbing for New Setup, 210 Gallon Dual Mega-flow

    Hello All, I am somewhat new to the forums and to the saltwater hobby. It may be a bit if a task to start with a 200 gallon, but I am very eager to do so. I have done a ton of reading on here, and right now I planning the plumbing so I can start getting the materials. To explained the drawing...
  19. D

    Corner tank aquascape

    Hello, I'm setting up a reef tank. I'm not exactly sure what I plan on keeping in this tank, but It will definitely include torches, hammers, zoas and anything else i see that I like, i guess. I have a 120~ish gallon corner tank, that is in the shape of a diamond. i Just threw all this rock in...
  20. esther

    Build Thread Build Moved to a More Humble & Fun Loving Forum

  21. H

    Build Thread Custom Building 100G reef from scratch. *WHERE TO BEGIN?*

    So i seen a few threads of members showing off their tanks and i enjoyed it very much! So know i want to share my build with everyone so i go and start digging up videos and pictures and wow i have so much documented i really dont know where to begin and i feel like i have too many pictures and...
  22. Greg Williams

    Build Thread Greg’s 180 upgrade

    Hello everyone. I wanted to share my 180 upgrade build with you. I hope this is the right place to do this. I got a really good deal on a 180 tank and stand. I’ve been sitting on it for about 2 yrs because I had a very serious honey do list to complete before I could start my build. That list...
  23. M

    Build Thread Mrussell’s waterbox 70.3 build

    So after a 6 year hiatus I am back! I made the decision to jump back into the hobby in January. After a lot of thought I decided to go with the Waterbox 70.3. The tank is set to arrive this week! Tank specs: Tank: Waterbox 70.3 Return pump: Varios2 Lighting: 2x ai Hydra 26hd with 3D reefing...
  24. spyder813

    Build Thread Spyder813 40G BUILD

    This is my first saltwater fish tank I'm making after many freshwater tanks I have through out the years. I decide to go with a 40g breeder and a 30 gallons sump. I start a thread on another page but this is the right page to keep the progress of my new adventure. I would like to thanks many of...