1K Reef.... Miracles custom 1000 gallon aquarium 120”x60”x30”

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Gonna take a reef pause right now and give you a little back story of the reef journey.

2018- reached out to Miracles about a 120x?x? Peninsula aquarium.

2019-back and forth with miracles about different sizing options

2020- solidified size of tank 120x60x30

2021- tank delivery

2022/Present- canopy/stand build/

10/21/2022- dedicating my reef build to a reef legend Jake Adams
 
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Kinda unfair test, 5 kessils vs one 400 watt metal halide, I was looking to match color, spread.

With kessils on at 50% it was hard to tell the metal halide was even on.

The colors blended together perfectly. Very impressive.

Filling the tank up with water was the only thing that was needed for my final test or light trials lol.

I’m gonna put them in, purely for nostalgic reasons. I love metal halides. I will probably only run them 2-3 hours to warm up the tank on cold mornings lol.

My pictures suck, you can’t tell the metal halide is on but it is.
 

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I’m concerned now, I only have the 5 kessils and 8 led bars right at the moment and it got warm fairly quick in there when tank was filled.

with all lights installed, it’s gonna heat up quickly in there.

15- cannons
18- led bars
3- 400 watt metal halides

I have to get fans in there and maybe exhaust vent? Any suggestions? To get the canopy ventilated and cool
 
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Looking at page 1 and then now, there was no canopy and now there is. why? Did you change your mind

I can imagine climbing in there to do work, do you need to go in the top canopy
 

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