65 Gallon Newbie Build

WirelessMike

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As I start the adventure of building a saltwater/reef setup i have searched forums tirelessly and relied on my neighbor to help guide me. As I'm sure all of you know, saltwater is a whole different monster than freshwater. This is the build that I have so far and I hope to continue to update as it progresses. Here is where we are so far.

65 gallon Deep Blue Corner Overflow
Trigger Systems Ruby Sump
Reef Octopus skimmer
Jebao CP-120 GYRE
Older LED lights - hopefully my next item to upgrade
DIY stand

I look forward to all of the knowledge I can soak up from the R2R community!

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So take it slow and steady! Simple enough riiiiggght! Not so much!
However that is the single best piece of advice when starting out.
Just so darn exciting!!
Feel free to pm me if you hv any questions. I’ll try my best.
Just click on pic n go to start conversation.
Good luck!
 
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Ended up getting a sweet deal from a local R2R member this weekend on a pair of Current lights. Thanks @RyanEver for helping me upgrade! I love the way this community is always willing to help a newbie like me.

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I have much more rock then you do. Yeah this is the second time I set this tank up last time I had a rock wall. This time I made islands. First pic will be the last set up. The second will be the new one.

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Yeah I have had this tank for awhile. Last time I had a harem of wrasse. 2 clownfish. And a purple firefish. The way my rock work is so open this time and tons of flow with 2 mp 40s that are cranked pretty high with varied flow. I was thinking about a kole tang. They can be mean tho with other additions tho. I do not like this size tank. It is not long enough and too tall for maintenance.
 
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Do you think that live rock is more beneficial in sump than it is in the main display tank?

  • In the sump

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  • In the display

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  • Other (please explain)

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