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

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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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Hey great job what's ur lighting schedule?
 

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Wow, very nice setup. I especially like the woodwork, really finishes it off well.
 

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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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Beautiful tank! I'm not far from you either, I live just North in Beavercreek.
 

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Columbus here.....

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


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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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Nemo, This tank still going? I'd love to stop by and see it in person. I work in Lebanon.
 
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