48x36x24 reefanatik reef

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  1. Reefanatik

    Reefanatik Active Member

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    Hello everyone. I've been in the hobby 4 about 8 years and I am on my 4th tank. I started with a 72g bow front which was given to me by my brother who was in a bad motorcycle accident and couldn't keep up with the tank. I thought awesome. I get a free saltwater tank. LOL. I then moved up to a 90 gallon, then a 93 cube and just recently upgraded to a 180 which I think I got wet in early July. My equipment list goes as such.
    2 Hamilton MH 20K radiums M80 ballast
    4bulb supplemental Tek T5s
    3 mp40QDs
    36" life reef skimmer
    Vectra M1 pump for skimmer
    Vectra L1 return pump
    Apex controller
    brs dosing pumps x2
    Custom BOA sump

    My 180 is still fairly new but I'm happy with it so far. Anyways I will start with a few pics. Let me know what u like or don't like.

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    Ive slowly added a bit more rock. I think that will b enough, I don't want it to look crowded and I need room for my coral to grow.
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    Very nice!
     
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    Thanks. Still a work in progress
     
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    Fish list.

    6 green chromis
    3 femal lyretail anthias
    1 male lyretail anthias
    2 clowns
    1 melenurus wrasse
    1 starry blenny
    2 fire goby
    1 purple tang
    1 blue hippo
    1 blue throat trigger
    1 diamond gobby
     
  7. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Wow loving it! Nice work on the plumbing and wire management!
     
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  9. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looking forward to seeing this one grow in!
     
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    Thank you. I atill have a few things to tweak but its coming along
     
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    No not really. Just letting it grow. I will take some pics this weekend hopefully and compare to see growth, if any.
     
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    Yeah me too. Its exciting starting a new build but now i just need to get more coral and hurry up and wait u know.
     
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    So I lost my green slimer and a few other sps coral. I think my issue was low nutrients and my alkalinity was at 9.5. I've read it's not good to keep it above 8 with low nutrients. I took my alkalinity doser offline for a few days so it would lower naturally and I am starting to see new growth again. Also, I started working on skinning the tank after leaving it bare for a few months. Will get pics up soon.
     
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    Well I finally started working on skinning my stand. I still have a long way to go but here are some pictures of my progress so far.
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    Very cool! Like the spy glass.
     
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    Thanks, I really like it. It was a bit expensive but in this hobby that seems to b common.
     
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    Not sure why some of the pictures are showing up and some aren't. Let me try one more time.

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    So when i copy the "image" link on photobucket its posting the "update your account" image and when i link the "image thumb"link from photobucket it works but it is too small of a picture. What am i doing wrong?
     
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  20. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    corals look good!!
     
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