♪♫♬ ROCK n' ROLL Reef - 210 Gallon SPS Dominant Reef ♬♫♪

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  1. Snotdoc

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    -==Rock and Roll Reef==-_____________________


    Well with the tank arriving it is time to start the build thread for my new 210 SPS dominant reef build. I have been planning this build for about a year and it is finally shaping up. I have to say, the build has been WAY more work than I anticipated. This tank will be located in my studio space where I store my guitar and amp collection, hence the name Rock and Roll Reef. Here’s the room.

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    I had a Red Sea Reefer 170 in here until April, but the tank spontaneously leaked at a seam. The room hasn’t been the same without the life of a tank. My other system has done well, so I decided to start up a 210 gallon reef.

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    CURRENT SET UP

    I have been reefing for 2 years now. I started an 80 gallon shallow “frag tank” about 1.5 years ago in an unfinished area that was mostly my workshop before. That tank has morphed into a bigger project and tank of its own and the room has changed into my fish “laboratory”.

    My current 80 Gallon Mixed Reef
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    I have an attached 30g frag tank that is plumbed to the same sump.
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    I plan to adapt the lessons that I have learned from my current system to my 210 build.


    My General Reefing Philosophy

    My general philosophy on reefing is to try to be as natural and close to nature’s conditions as possible. If there is a biologic solution to a problem, I prefer that. I observed that my tank took off as soon as I got my refugium up and running to grow chaeto. Once I put the Kessil H380 grow light on my refugium, everything seemed to fall into place. My nitrates have always stayed about 2 and phosphates about 0.2, although I credit GFO for that. I run a heavy bioload. I feed a ton. I rarely do any water changes. I haven’t had the balls to wean off the GFO yet. I plan to adapt these lessons to my 210 build.


    TANK: 210 Gallon Aqueon Glass (72” x 24” x 29”)

    I was planning on ordering a custom tank but got a good deal locally. Stand is by Planet Aquariums. I had it delivered and should have had sump here prior but didn’t. I did not want to move the tank and did not want to remove any bracing, so I ordered a pair of custom sumps.


    SUMPS:

    I had John from Advanced Acrylics build me two custom sumps that are interconnected with 2” pipes. They’re built like tanks from ¾” acrylic and I am very happy with the way they look. I will have some increased maintenance keeping them clean but its fine.

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    LIGHTING

    I was torn on lighting and spent months deciding. I'm going for mainly SPS. I have had Metal Halide, T5, LED of all types (reefbrite, kessil, radion, black box) and for me the best results came from my Kessil AP700. I decided to go with three AP700 and also supplement this with a Reefbrite Dual T5 60w setup. I have space to add another of these but I don’t think I’ll need more light. :)

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    Sump lighting:

    I mounted a Phillips Hue Strip light under the cabinet and also in my adjacent equipment cabinet so that I could change the colors to match the room lighting. Yes I know, not necessary. :)

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    PLUMBING:

    Plumbing is a work in progress. Currently sidelined with the flu, but more to come. Here’s a preview:

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  2. Snotdoc

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    More to Come
     
  5. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Nice looking setup all around ! ! ! ;)
     
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    Love it. I am a reef and guitar adict as well. But I have all my amps and guitars in my office and the reef in the living room.
     
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    Tahoe61 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Moderator Emeritus Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Most definitely following. :)
     
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    WOW!!! ;Wideyed
     
  9. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Loving this build and I LOVE the room!!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    S.R.V Nice big fan myself!
     
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    Needs more cowbell!
     
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    don_chuwish Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Love the sumps - split for access through the doors I imagine?
    Aside from looking awesome, why the 3/4" acrylic?
     
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    Looking good! I'm just starting a 210 build as well, so I'm going to follow along!
     
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    Exciting build! Looks like it'll be awesome!
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Nice i got the same tank size. Im also going with kessil ap700. Cabt wait to see the rest. Sump looks sweet! Love the order the canopy has.
     
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    \m/ the set up looks awesome \m/
    Keep it metal!
     
  19. Jeepguy242

    Jeepguy242 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    tagged...

    i see you like fenders and gibsons


    im a fender and ibanez guy.... i do have a les paul in my collection as well as a PRS
     
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    Sweet! Very nice! Just picked up a 210! I will be following your build very closely for ideas as I won't be starting my build after the weather breaks here in Chi-Town. I need better weather to work on the stand in the garage. Can't wait to see your rock work!!
     
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