tank build

  1. C_mo97

    My Redsea Max NANO Mixed Reef Tank

    So I am new to the hobby and my tank is about three months old. I will be posting updated progress of coral growth and my tank build in general. Display Pictures: At the moment I am running everything that came with this AIO except for the filter sock and the ATO. I added my own ATO instead...
  2. midlife-reefer

    First Reef Tank - IM NUVO SR-60

    A couple of weekends ago, I almost bought a brand new Innovative Marine Fusion Nano 20. It was on sale for $240 and came with lights. I debated and when I finally decided to pull the trigger on it, it was gone. It just disappeared from my shopping cart. POOF!! It was no longer available on...
  3. mike wright

    Mike's IM NUVO INT 150 Build (Lagoon Reef)

    Hello, just thought it would be interesting to document my progress while setting up this NUVO INT 150 lagoon tank. This is my second tank. First one being an AIO IM NUVO 40. Bellow I'll post some of the specs of the tank and the equipment I plan to use. Some of my goals for this system are...
  4. 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...
  5. gunit

    Corner L Drop Off Build

    I'm starting to plan for a new tank that'll go in our freshly remodeled house and would love to get the communities thoughts/insights as this will be my first large build and definitely the most "integrated" one I've done. An by "integrated" I mean that I plan on doing a remote sump in the...
  6. 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...
  7. AwildcatsZ

    Time to Get Serious (Red Sea Reefer 250 Build)

    This will be my third reef tank over the 15+ years I have been in the hobby, but this one will be special. Heck, this one already is special! Background: My current tank is a standard 29 gallon, Aqueon aquarium that my then girlfriend and I won at the MAX Aquarium Expo in 2016. We spent time...
  8. Nolan Shinn

    Dual overflow into algae turf scrubber??

    I’ve been considering how best to plumb the dual overflow/return on my center drilled 150gal build and I need some input from you knowledgeable reefers out there: Is there any reason I couldn’t pipe both of my overflow down tubes through two algae turf skimmers? In theory this would mean all...
  9. F

    Help with 75g build...

    So just as the title says I need some help: Long story short: I’ve only ever used AIO tanks.... I recently purchased a 75g seapora and stand that was on sale for a VERY good deal... My original plan was to build a new cichlid tank however now I am slowly swaying myself to do a reef tank.... I...
  10. Nolan Shinn

    Seattle center-drilled 150

    Hey gang! I moved out of my apartment to a house in Seattle, so The Apartment Reef has been disassembled. On the bright side, the new house has a semi-finished basement, so I’m back in the big tank game! The new (to me) tank is a centerdrilled 150gallon tank I picked up from a nearby guy on...
  11. 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...
  12. Ignitros

    New Tank... 72" W x 24" D x 24" H... What thickness of glass is best?

    Hey Everyone! I am looking to purchase a new tank for a project I'm starting. It will be either 72" W x 24" D x 24" H or 72" W x 30" D x 24" H. During my research I have seen glass thickness anywhere from 1/4" to 3/4" thick for these size of tanks. I already know I'm getting one with no...
  13. BlueWorldJeff

    Evolution of the Blue World 180

    Its been two years and some change since the Blue World 180 was first established. The previous tank was an All-Glass 120g 4'x2'x2' with custom coast to coast overflow. When we bought a house, I wanted to go bigger and initially purchased a 4'x4'x2; 240g cube with center overflow. I thought...
  14. Austin Lee

    TANK BUILD: Which is best - IM 25 Lagoon or 40G?

    Hi Guys, It's been a few years since I've posted here because I've been tankless :( But now I'm working on planning my next build! However, I need your help. I'm stuck between the Innovative Marine 25 Gallon Lagoon or the 40G Cube(ish). I live in an apartment, and my lease renews in October...
  15. I

    Thinking About a Tank Reboot - No Clue Which Tank Manufacturer

    I've wanted to teardown and restart my reef for a while now. My current system is a standard RR90 that I picked up used and a stand I built. The glass had a few minor scratches that have been bugging me for years, and while the stand is stable, it isn't pretty. And with having an 18 month old...
  16. MarineDepot

    It's Coral Time!

    It's Coral Time! We add some amazing SPS from World Wide Corals to our Red Sea Reefer 525 XL in this episode! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
  17. DiZASTiX

    DiZASTiX - A Tank for the Road

    My name is Spike. Thank you for reading my story, my journey, my diary. My final "success" I owe to Adam from Battlecorals, the staff from BRS, and my "local-ish" friends Paul from Fintastic in Fredrick, MD and Ben from Supreme Reefs in VA, and most of all, V, who has supported me (and us) in...
  18. AquaNerd

    Elder1945 Tank build Featured on AquaNerd

    http://aquanerd.com/2018/05/high-end-reefing-kyle-elders-200-gallon-reef.html In case you missed this R2R thread. This is an amazing tank build and we've posted some info about it on the AquaNerd blog. Try not to drool on your keyboard :-).
  19. Snuggs

    Help with my waterbox 40.1 build

    help me choose my stuff. I am ordering a new nano sized tank. 18x18 24 gallon display with a 16 gallon sump. Mainly to house my euphyllia garden that has outgrown my reefer 170. I would keep the 170 for my sps tank, and move my frosgspwns, torches tc to this small tank. I do not plan on fish ...
  20. Jerry Ebner

    60 gallon marineland build

    60 gallon marineland build DIY stand. Cube tank eshoops cube sump Kessil h80 refiguium light Reef Oct various 6 dc return pump Reef Oct skimmer Dry rock curing currently Dry sand in box. Stuck waiting on rock :(
  21. D

    Nuvo 20 build

    Hey Reef2Reef I am starting my first ever reef tank. I’m going to start from the beginning. So basically a bit after Christmas I went to the lfs and was looking for a reef tank to buy. I was originally looking at the nuvo 40 because of its size but then I saw the 20. It had the 2 skkye led’s...
  22. clownenthusiast2017

    32 Gallon cube Tank Build!

    Hey guys! So this is my 32-gallon biocube reef tank! I started this tank toward the end of November 2017. If you guys have any tips and tricks I'd be happy to hear them!!! Below is a list of products and supplies I am currently using to keep my tank up and running: Lighting: AI Prime hd w/...
  23. RHII

    50gal SCA tank build...Finally getting started!!!

    Finally getting started, just wanted to post some pictures. I have't had a reef tank in 7 years so I've been waiting for this day for a looooooooong time!
  24. Jerzyray

    Jerzyray's 210 Gallon Reef Tank Build

    I decided to start this build thread to add something to my hobby and to add to our community. This is my 5th reef tank over the last 15+ years Iv bin in the hobby, I’ve bin back into it now for about the last 4 years, slowly getting bigger and bigger and finally bigger. To where I’m at now...
  25. Josh Morris

    New to the hobby

    Hey guys, I’m new to the hobby and just wanted to get some feedback on some stuff. I currently have a FOWLR 40 gallon breeder tank. I have live sand and rock in the tank and for filtration I have a marineland 160 canister filter “I didn’t notice it was smaller than what I thought untill after I...
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