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Hi All,
I've been in the hobby on and off since 2004. I started with a 90G, then 2nd kid came in 2008 and had to break it down. I started again in 2014 with a 265g but then life events drove another break down in 2018. So I'm back again for round 3, this time with a 360gallon (325 display, 96"x28"x28"). Now that I live in Orlando and near @TopShelfAquatics, they helped me get this new adventure started. I can't say enough great things about working with them. Alex, Kevin, Greg, Ace, Shawn and the rest of the team have been phenomenal.

The stand is cherry wood from Driftwood Furniture (Salt Lake). Long story on the stand and canopy. The canopy was damaged in shipping (by the shipping company mishandling) and Driftwood built an entirely new canopy and shipped while the claim was ongoing. Dion at Driftwood is very accommodating and patiently dealt with a thousand questions from me.

On to pictures!

Stand and Canopy from Driftwood Furniture (Salt Lake City).
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Installation from Top Shelf Aquatics (Orlando, FL)
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Extra Special callout to Kevin @TopShelfAquatics for the rockwork structure. He took over 150lbs of Haitian rock and make these two awesome sculptures. Couldn't be happier with how these turned out.

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Greg mounting 4 sets of T5's and 6 Radion XR15 G4's to the canopy. The wire management they did was super clean.
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Sump layout from the side. UV setup in front of the picture.
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These guys put in a nearly 12hr first day to get equipment installed.
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For a while I was waiting on the GHL ION Director and move to the GHL ecosystem but repeated delays (even with a canopy rebuild) just pushed it too far for me to wait any longer. Very happy with the APEX setup so far, but still have a lot of learning to do.

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Our cat loves that spot for some reason
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On to cycling with some KP Aquatics rock (in the bin on the left-hand side) IMG_1418.jpg
 

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Hi All,
I've been in the hobby on and off since 2004. I started with a 90G, then 2nd kid came in 2008 and had to break it down. I started again in 2014 with a 265g but then life events drove another break down in 2018. So I'm back again for round 3, this time with a 360gallon (325 display, 96"x28"x28"). Now that I live in Orlando and near @TopShelfAquatics, they helped me get this new adventure started. I can't say enough great things about working with them. Alex, Kevin, Greg, Ace, Shawn and the rest of the team have been phenomenal.

The stand is cherry wood from Driftwood Furniture (Salt Lake). Long story on the stand and canopy. The canopy was damaged in shipping (by the shipping company mishandling) and Driftwood built an entirely new canopy and shipped while the claim was ongoing. Dion at Driftwood is very accommodating and patiently dealt with a thousand questions from me.

On to pictures!

Stand and Canopy from Driftwood Furniture (Salt Lake City).
IMG_1237.jpg
IMG_1302.jpg


Installation from Top Shelf Aquatics (Orlando, FL)
IMG_1412.jpg


Extra Special callout to Kevin @TopShelfAquatics for the rockwork structure. He took over 150lbs of Haitian rock and make these two awesome sculptures. Couldn't be happier with how these turned out.

IMG_1414.jpg


Greg mounting 4 sets of T5's and 6 Radion XR15 G4's to the canopy. The wire management they did was super clean.
IMG_1417.jpg


Sump layout from the side. UV setup in front of the picture.
IMG_1419.jpg


These guys put in a nearly 12hr first day to get equipment installed.
IMG_1423.jpg




IMG_1425.jpg



For a while I was waiting on the GHL ION Director and move to the GHL ecosystem but repeated delays (even with a canopy rebuild) just pushed it too far for me to wait any longer. Very happy with the APEX setup so far, but still have a lot of learning to do.

IMG_1437.jpg


IMG_1439.jpg



Our cat loves that spot for some reason
IMG_1441.jpg


On to cycling with some KP Aquatics rock (in the bin on the left-hand side) IMG_1418.jpg
Hello and love the tank.
 
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So it’s been close to a year so thought I’d share updates on the tank. It’s been fairly smooth sailing so far by taking the stocking slow. I love the auto water changes and the CaRx has been a blessing with keeping stable parameters. I had to start dosing Phosphate and Nitrate to keep them in a range (.04 for Phosphate and 15 for Nitrate). Lots of @Battlecorals in this stocking (great to work with). Here are some pics.

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So it’s been close to a year so thought I’d share updates on the tank. It’s been fairly smooth sailing so far by taking the stocking slow. I love the auto water changes and the CaRx has been a blessing with keeping stable parameters. I had to start dosing Phosphate and Nitrate to keep them in a range (.04 for Phosphate and 15 for Nitrate). Lots of @Battlecorals in this stocking (great to work with). Here are some pics.

769F6322-FB8E-4184-9348-777376E237EF.jpeg
3E6CA696-FF32-44F9-8B24-3D7DC074291C.jpeg
8CB65FCC-64DE-404F-A761-1D5DAA1DD2B1.jpeg
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Very nice!
 

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Wow, your whole set-up is indeed “Top Shelf”... you see what I did there! :p

Seriously, having them do the set-up was a wonderful luxury, I’m sure. Money well spent.
 
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Wow, your whole set-up is indeed “Top Shelf”... you see what I did there! :p

Seriously, having them do the set-up was a wonderful luxury, I’m sure. Money well spent.
Thanks! It was a lot of saving for this and after installing my last two myself, I definitely appreciated the help this time around
 
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