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ive been putting this build together since april and 3 days ago i finally finished and started filling the tank pictures below show the progress the tank is a 150g (72x18x28) with a 30g eshopps sump and hob overflow that i hooked an aqualifter pump to keep it from loosing siphon

I painted the stand and back of the tank onyx black it was originally white



 
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Great start! Reminds me of my tank when it first got going (yours is twice the volume though). That reef cement is a PAIN but works great once it dries.
 
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Great start! Reminds me of my tank when it first got going (yours is twice the volume though). That reef cement is a PAIN but works great once it dries.
Yea its a pain to work with and i think i may have used a little too much or didnt do a good hiding it lol it but holds really strong
 

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Yea its a pain to work with and i think i may have used a little too much or didnt do a good hiding it lol it but holds really strong
It disappears once the rock cures. You can't even tell that I ever used it. When I started and now:

 
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It disappears once the rock cures. You can't even tell that I ever used it. When I started and now:

nice so it should just disappear then over time ive been in and out of the reef hobby for many years but this is the first time ive ever used reef cement i really just used gravity to hold them in the past lol
 

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nice so it should just disappear then over time ive been in and out of the reef hobby for many years but this is the first time ive ever used reef cement i really just used gravity to hold them in the past lol
Yeah the rocks on the left of my tank are gravity held but this one is cemented. Neither one of them really move and I'm DEFINITELY not moving the cemented one!
 
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Finally got everything up and running last night temp is currently 77 and salinity is currently 1.023 after mixing in 3 bags of salt going to mix in a little more later i added 2 shrimps in a media bag to start the cycle

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Looking great. Like you rock scape. Following>>>
 
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Well i checked my levels this morning and i had ammonia 0.5 didnt bother to check nitrite or nitrate ill check those in the next few days
 

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It took my tank almost 4 months to cycle fully. But I did it the slow way, from scratch with almost all dry rock. This is the hardest part!
 
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well it looks like im in the home stretch my nitrites are starting to fall looks like soon i can finally see some action in this tank lol

could it be because i started dosing with microbactor7? i ordered from amazon and got it sunday so i dosed sunday afternoon and today maybe its just coincidence i have been cycling for 3 weeks i started dosing too late to really know for sure


also looks like i need to give these filter socks a washing soon possibly lookin a little dirty

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finally added my first fish to this tank today i planned to add 4-5 chromis and a pair of maroon clowns but the pet store i visited didnt have chromis or pairs of maroon clownfish so i ended up getting a coral beauty

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