645 gallon build at Laser Imaging & Design, Inc. in Lebanon, Ohio

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  1. nemo1971

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    Tank has arrived! Custom built by Miracles 82"x40"x36" Starfire glass on 3 sides.

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    Tank moved into new office, sitting on custom built powder coated steel frame from Miracles.

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    Everything level and custom acrylic drip tray added to bottom of stand.

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    All overhead closed loop plumbing complete and all lighting being installed.

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    Testing lighting and all aquascaping complete.

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    Water being put into tank.

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    Apex and all controllers installed against back wall.

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    All custom built sump and water change tank built by MRC, protein skimmer by Royal Exclusive.

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    All custom cabinetry by Benner's Woodworking, not only did Chris Benner design this entire build, he is a master of building custom aquarium stands and custom furniture.

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    Tank is cycled 3 months later and corals are going in.

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    Large anemone and more fish are added.

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    Corals are starting to thrive while dosing is constantly increased to keep up with demands.

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    Large green milli is added and anemone has reached 30" in diameter.

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    Now 1 year old, the reef is thriving and the fish are happy.

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    More happy fish.

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    Our tank holds many SPS, LPS and softies....everything is growing like weeds and looking great!


    Here are some specifics of the build:

    Special thanks to Chris Benner of Sticks N Stones (also of Benner's Woodworking) for designing, fabricating and building this bulletproof reef.

    Tank: 505 gallon Miracles tank built with low iron Starfire glass. 82"x42"x36" in size. With sump total water volume is 645 gallons.

    Sump: All custom built by MRC with water change settling tank, Super Marian 300 Bubble King protein skimmer, all reactors by MRC, all plumbing done with schedule 80.

    Flow: Main filtration Reeflo Snapper, closed loop system Reeflo Hammerhead, 3 MP60's

    Lighting: Reefbrite 3-450 watt metal halide hybrids with 6-18" XHO LEDs, 2-72" XHO blue actinics.

    Chiller: 3/4hp by Tradewinds

    Computer: Apex Gold with multiple controllers and dosing pumps, battery back ups by APC and Ecotech.

    Redundancy: Dedicated 11,000 watt generator by Generac.
     
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    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Hey great job what's ur lighting schedule?
     
  3. nemo1971

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    Blues come on early at 7:30am till 8pm
    Metal halides from 9:30am till 5pm
     
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    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Wow ok thanks
     
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    wow nice build! im less than 2 mins from you. I thought I may have been the only reefer in Lebanon.
     
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    Stop by and see us!
     
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    Wow, very nice setup. I especially like the woodwork, really finishes it off well.
     
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    Maritimer Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    That enclosure is a fortress, magnificent!

    That aquascape is inspired - and inspiring!

    Overall impression - one impressive reef!

    ~Bruce
     
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    will do.
     
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    sorry I haven't been able to come out yet. been very busy. I did however have to attend a bday party at the place right across from your building and I seen the tank through the window pulling in, so I had to come over and peek at it. man I gotta say WOW! its for sure the best looking tank I have seen outside a aquarium exhibit! ill have to come down while you guys are open to look at it better. Beautiful setup!
     
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  11. nemo1971

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    Sure thing....stop in and see it anytime, thanks for the he compliments!
     
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    Beautiful tank! I'm not far from you either, I live just North in Beavercreek.
     
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    Please stop in and see us!
     
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    That anemone might conquer the world one day, its HUGE.
     
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    awesome tank that is an awesome build
     
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    Columbus here.....

    Chris does amazing work!!!!! As well as has genius ideas to set up and design tanks.


    Corey
     
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    Looks awesome. Not too far from you either. Will have to get in there!
     
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    Nemo, I'd love to see some updated pics ou'd your reef, I saw it once right after you got it setup and it is definitely amazing.
     
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