75 Gallon Reef tank, 1st time build -Pics

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Hello, My journey began around the end of march, when i acquired a 75 gallon with a ton of equipment. This came from a tank breakdown. I have always kept Freshwater fish and dreamed of one day having saltwater aquarium and this seemed like the perfect time. Being in Eastern Kentucky there isn't a huge community but there are some i've connected with that are full of helpful information and always willing to help and give advice. This has been extremely helpful with getting this aquarium up and running. it came with the following equipment. 20 Gallon long sump, Aquamaxx cone style skimmer, spectrapure maxcap ro/di 90 gpd, Kessil AP700 light, bunch of rock, 1 large and 2 small heaters, jebao wavemaker.

Day 1 - looking at everything feeling overwhelmed. lol
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after research and around a month later I have the sump setup
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The cycle begins
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Halfway through the cycle.
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Added some more rock
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Cycling continued - Until it was ready. And that's when i added the 1st... and only fish at this time. August 5th

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August 20th 15 days after adding the blue damsel, I added some Coral that was gifted from a local friend who got me started on this journey.

Toadstool leather, Superman Mushroom, Unknown mushroom, Monticap, Green Palythoa, Pavona (Cactus), Favia. I'm sure i've got some names wrong.
picture of day 1 adding coral.
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The coral has now been added to the tank for almost 2 weeks and seem to be doing good.

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Toadstool of an evening vs Toadstool of a morning/night with lights off
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Everything seems to be going good and will post more pictures as the tank matures.

Thanks for taking a look everyone.. I'm also open to any suggestions that will help my tank grow 1693581450553.png 1693581478821.png
 

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Hello, My journey began around the end of march, when i acquired a 75 gallon with a ton of equipment. This came from a tank breakdown. I have always kept Freshwater fish and dreamed of one day having saltwater aquarium and this seemed like the perfect time. Being in Eastern Kentucky there isn't a huge community but there are some i've connected with that are full of helpful information and always willing to help and give advice. This has been extremely helpful with getting this aquarium up and running. it came with the following equipment. 20 Gallon long sump, Aquamaxx cone style skimmer, spectrapure maxcap ro/di 90 gpd, Kessil AP700 light, bunch of rock, 1 large and 2 small heaters, jebao wavemaker.

Day 1 - looking at everything feeling overwhelmed. lol
1693580114502.png


after research and around a month later I have the sump setup
1693580191406.png


The cycle begins
1693580216365.png


Halfway through the cycle.
1693580275472.png


Added some more rock
1693580409830.png


Cycling continued - Until it was ready. And that's when i added the 1st... and only fish at this time. August 5th

1693580563215.png



August 20th 15 days after adding the blue damsel, I added some Coral that was gifted from a local friend who got me started on this journey.

Toadstool leather, Superman Mushroom, Unknown mushroom, Monticap, Green Palythoa, Pavona (Cactus), Favia. I'm sure i've got some names wrong.
picture of day 1 adding coral.
1693580894836.png


The coral has now been added to the tank for almost 2 weeks and seem to be doing good.

1693581162479.png


1693581202900.png

Toadstool of an evening vs Toadstool of a morning/night with lights off
1693581241660.png

1693581268668.png

1693581358944.png

1693581550322.png

1693581571294.png

1693581587169.png

1693581617087.png

1693581633152.png


Everything seems to be going good and will post more pictures as the tank matures.

Thanks for taking a look everyone.. I'm also open to any suggestions that will help my tank grow 1693581450553.png 1693581478821.png
Nice looking tank!
 
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It's hammer time! Metallic Branching Hammer was added about a week ago and it looking good! I need to get a camera lens to take some decent pictures

 
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Update on my Sticks, the Green slimmer is looking awesome the Ninja turtle doesn't look so hot right now, so i'm hoping it bounces back.
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Here is some other stuff thats been added

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Update on my Sticks, the Green slimmer is looking awesome the Ninja turtle doesn't look so hot right now, so i'm hoping it bounces back.
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Here is some other stuff thats been added

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Nice looking frags!
 

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