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Hello! This will be my official build thread. Today, I went to my LFS Barrier reef aquariums (would highly recommend them if you are in Washington state) And bought pretty much all I need to start a reef tank:

Red Sea Reefer 300XL (65 gallons) with white stand
Skimmer
Lights
Powerheads
cleaning "wand"
dosers
Live sand
Dry rock with bacteria
and more

I am currently waiting 1 week for my order to be ready, and then I will add what i need and start cycling the tank! It should be fast, for i bought the Fritz Tyme cycle starter.

Once the tank is cycled, i will get used to using the equipment, and then bring home a pair of clownfish and another fish (idk which one yet) and put them in the tank.

Wish me luck!
 
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Good Luck! nice tank to have! I have the E-260
 

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picked up everything at my lfs but the lights and ro/di unit. Its a heavy tank, so it will take a while to bring it upstairs (the tank will be on the highest level), and we still need to build the stand, so i will have some picks of my aquascape in a few days. So exctied!
 
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here is what i have so far:

Reefer 300 xl 65 gallon
Stand
Phosban Reactor 150
octo elite internal protien skimmer
titanium aquatop heater
simplicity 2100 dc pump
reef wave 45
sicca pump
salt
additives
dosers
40lb live sand
rock
still waiting on lights and rodi
 
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