62 gallon tank started 01/07/2021

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Hello everyone, i want to show you my new tank and equipment.

- Aquatlantis 250 liters

- Skimmer Deltec: 600i

- Return pump: Blau Aquaristik Reef Motion 2.3KDC

- Heater: NEWA VTX 400 W

- Sand: 18kg ATI Fiji White Sand

- Rocks: 20kg D-D Aquascape Natural Aquarium Rock

- Salt: Instant Ocean

- Bacteria: Aquaforest Pro Bio S

I need to order:

- Lighting: Aqua Illumination PRIME16HD x2

- Power Head: Hydor Koralia Reef Kit 3G 5000

- Auto top off: Blau Aquaristic Level Control System Single

- Seachem Pristine e Sicce HyperBakto

To start cycling the tank I’ve put a shrimp that I’ll let marinating in the sump for three days.

(Sump water level is temporarily too high so I’ve put a dish under the skimmer to higher it up. Wires and rockscaping still need to be fixed)

Thoughts? Advices? Ideas?
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Welcome to R2R!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the progress on your build.
Thank you!

Do you have any thoughts about the equipment that I’ve used and about the rockscaping?

On the right side i want to create something higher... something like an arch. What do you think?
Here’s an example
 

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Thank you!

Do you have any thoughts about the equipment that I’ve used and about the rockscaping?

On the right side i want to create something higher... something like an arch. What do you think?
Here’s an example
For the scaping an arch would be cool. May need a bit more rock. If using dry rock I would recommend doing it as soon as you can so it can all go through the same cycle and get the uglies out of the way all at once:)

I am not familiar with your ATO system, I run the Tunze ATO in three of my tanks and have been very happy with them. I am trying the reef breeders prism ATO in my coral QT and have been happy with it so far (2 months into it). It is a lot more reasonable than the Tunze ($60 vs $200).

For the heater, 400 watt is probably a bit of overkill, I like to use two smaller heaters in my tanks for redundancy. I will have 1 set to turn on .5 degrees cooler than the other.
 
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For the scaping an arch would be cool. May need a bit more rock. If using dry rock I would recommend doing it as soon as you can so it can all go through the same cycle and get the uglies out of the way all at once:)

I am not familiar with your ATO system, I run the Tunze ATO in three of my tanks and have been very happy with them. I am trying the reef breeders prism ATO in my coral QT and have been happy with it so far (2 months into it). It is a lot more reasonable than the Tunze ($60 vs $200).

For the heater, 400 watt is probably a bit of overkill, I like to use two smaller heaters in my tanks for redundancy. I will have 1 set to turn on .5 degrees cooler than the other.
Thank you.

I agree, I’ve ordered 3 more kilograms of rocks to try to make that arch.

Tunze is always a great choice, i know. There’s also this
Auto Aqua Smart Ato Duo... it may be a good product too.

That sounds like a great idea! I think I better have 2 smaller heaters just like you do.
 
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Hey! I’m back. AI PRIME 16 purchased, mounted and scheduled. I think they look great :cool:

What do you think about the rockscape?
I’ve created an arch on the left part where I want to grow corals that require a lot of light. Do you think it looks good there?
 

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The arch looks good. I like the overall look. Much better than the usual wall of rocks. Keep it up!

How is that Deltec 600i performing for you?
 

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