tank build

  1. G

    AIO Build IM 50 Lagoon AOI

    Hey from CT everyone this is my first build three and upgrading from my fluval evo 13 which was my first saltwater tank. Once done and cycled I’ll move the corals and clowns over. right know the equipment is 1 ai prime 16 had from the old tank will add a second as I add more coral Ice cap gyre...
  2. T

    Build Thread 29g mixed reef

    I started in January and paused for the pandemic a 29 gallon mixed reef I try to keep it simple marine land bio wheel no bio wheel mainly just for carbon and circulation Cpr bakpak skimmer Fluval nano pump 165w viparspectra 2 clowns 2 banghai Multiple crabs snails clean up crew Green...
  3. SurgeonFish

    Build Thread 125 NSA Aqua Scape Reef

    Hello everyone, Im an Air Force Doc and have had small tanks with some success over my education but I came into this 125 from a fellow doc and want to document the build. I will be at this base for 5 years and just purchased a home for the new tank to live at: equiptment: 125 gallon...
  4. B

    Build Thread Rob's 125 Gallon Build Thread ( Used Tank Restoration)

    So I recently purchased a used 125 gallon tank from a local reefer ( Pics at bottom of this post) . It came with a sump and all the plumbing, and was a reasonable price for what it was . It wasn't the cleanest tank I have ever picked up , but it hardly had any scratches I could see, and I...
  5. Callieach

    Build Thread 75 Gallon Peaceful (Mostly) Reef

    Thought I would share our 75 gallon mostly peaceful reef tank. :) Equipment: 75 gallon high tank 10 gallon banshee BioFuge sump Eshopps overflow box Jebao PP Series Wavemaker (PP-8) Aqua Excel In-sump Skimmer (Can't remember the model...) 2 Mars Aqua LED Lights Chaeto and Pods in abundance...
  6. A

    AJ's 150G Mixed Reef v3.0

    For the past 5 years or so, I have not had an active Reef. I've had a few tank crashes due to power outages and diseases. I've managed to restart my 150G Reef again during COVID because you just have that kind of time now :) (Beats watching Netflix of TV) I have 2 Main Tanks. 150G Fish Only...
  7. C

    Wanting to start first tank! Need Help

    Hello I am new to the hobby. I have been in the freshwater hobby for about 3 years now and I want to get into the reef hobby. I am wanting to set up a 10 gallon nano reef tank. Are there any suggestions for all the equipment for the tank. Kinda on a budget. Thanks for the help.
  8. D

    Nano Build Dave's Nano Saltwater tank

    Background: I had a small saltwater tank for about a month before i had to shut it down for a job change and move. That was many years ago. I have always had a freshwater tank running and currently have 3. 2 Nano Betta Tanks and 1 55 gallon planted tank with Angelfish. Last Year I purchased...
  9. Tracdog

    Nano Build 36 Gallon Bow Front tank build

    Hi all, I recently moved across country to Tennessee where I restarted my 10 gallon innovative Marine tank which is doing great and packed. I wanted to get a bigger tank (since what else is there to do during Covid) so I decided to go for a 36 Gallon Bow front that I bought used and add a...
  10. dyerrm

    Build Thread Biocube 16 tank build

    Ok so here it goes. I had a, rather my father, 175 gal tank when I was younger and I always wanted one. Now I have a mini me! It started it in May. Here are some pics I dont have the hermits any more. They are one of my fish. I got rid of them and replaced my fish. I also don’t have the...
  11. JBiblio

    Build Thread 150 gallon Living (Room) Reef

    Hi All! I recently moved, started a new job, and decided that now is the time to upgrade my reef tank! A little background: I've been using a 46 gallon bowfront tank that my dad and I set up when I was in 6th grade. That reef lasted until we moved a couple yeasrs later but, between one thing...
  12. lazycouch

    Build Thread soft corals??

    hey! anyone here have an all softy tank?? if so can i see some pics! a list of corals you have in there would be cool also!! thanks (:
  13. Coralqueendom


    I plan to tour Wisconsin checking out other hobbyists builds and frag tanks. We all know the real heat comes from us at home pouring our love into our frag tanks. If you’d like a visit drop your name I’d love to meet you!! Check out Coralqueendom on Instagram
  14. B

    Build Thread My new 150 Gallon Tank

    Hello! first time posting my tank on here. its is a SCA PNP 150 gallon tank https://www.scaquariums.com/SCA-150-Gallon-Starfire-PNP-System-p/sca-150gpnp.htm includes a 68g sump tank. As a first time reefer i wanted purchase something that was plug and play like this but when it arrived it...
  15. L

    First time tank/reef build

    Hey everyone! I will soon be moving into a new home and want to set up my first tank when I arrive. I'll be posting updates here:)
  16. killergoby

    Build Thread Clay's 75G Barebottom Build

    In the process of quarantining away from my aquarium, and in the very near future moving, I decided to build a new system for my fish/corals that will last at least the two years on my next lease. My fiancé is not completely on board with the idea of going bigger for the aquarium, so I convinced...
  17. alimac122


    So....you all asked for photos on my updates so here they are. This is my 40gal w/ 20gal sump that i DIY'd all by myself. CAN I TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM i was so fearful the pump wouldnt be strong enough or the setup would just fall apart. BUT YOUR GIRL DID IT ALL ALONE. I had a minor freak out...
  18. 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...
  19. Reefinity

    Hello Expanding my Passion in Vancouver, WA

    Hello all! I've had my 180 gallon aquarium up & running for ~ 4 years now & I've been trimming SPS out of it for a long time & I'm running out of room. I recently setup a used 120g & connected it to the 180g that is now growing a bunch of Battle corals. Since posting on Instagram - I've received...
  20. Tans Reef

    Build Thread The bar tank!

    It’s finally going down.. my.. sorta dream build. I acquired a 120 gallon tank back in 2011. Complete with stand, canopy, sump and some radion gen 1’s. Got it home and decided.. I didn’t wanna use the stand.. or the lights.. or the sump lol.. I just for some odd reason absolutely love the...
  21. 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...
  22. Twitchy

    Large Build My 270 Gallon Build with remote garage fish room : 390 gallons of crazy

    Hello R2R , I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I just felt others would like to follow this crazy "project" of mine. I'm currently running a 6ft 125 gallon, but always felt something a bit bigger would allow me to have more of the fish I love, this combined with my desire to have a fish...
  23. C_mo97

    Build Thread 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...
  24. midlife-reefer

    Build Thread 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...
  25. mike wright

    Build Thread 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...