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80 Gallon Shallow: Kuiter's leopard wrasse! :)

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I am moving into a larger apartment which has space for more than just a nano...so here goes.

This is pretty much my first large tank..... I have mostly kept 20g nanos.

48x24x16 80g RR rimless Seapora is ordered so now I wait...

I picked up a powder coated metal stand from another reefer since the LFS only had MDF stands (yuck). Will have to see what I can do with it.

I have attached photos my other... FIVE nanos I have running....most will be coming down for this upgrade though.

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I am moving into a larger apartment which has space for more than just a nano...so here goes.

This is pretty much my first large tank..... I have mostly kept 20g nanos.

48x24x16 80g RR rimless Seapora is ordered so now I wait...

I picked up a powder coated metal stand from another reefer since the LFS only had MDF stands (yuck). Will have to see what I can do with it.

I have attached photos my other... FIVE nanos I have running....most will be coming down for this upgrade though.

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Yay for the big tank!!!! :D
 
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Making some progress... finally fully moved out of my old apartment.

Bought a 40 breeder at Petco for my sump as they have the sale going and picked up the 80g. Also grabbed some birch plywood for the top and bottom of the stand and a rubber mat to protect the flooring for under the tank.

Should get some time this weekend to start piecing it together.
 
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So I am thinking a large refugium..20+ gallons as I have always loved fuges for the diversity they grow...and maybe a display fuge connected as well. A moderate skimmer (already have..may not need/use) and some rox carbon in a filter cup with floss.


Here is the list of the fish I currently have:

Fathead anthia
Yellowhead jawfish
Coris wrasse
Blue star leopard wrasse
Timor wrasse
Stringers damsel
Starkii Damsel
Midas Blenny
Royal Gramma
Picasso clown x2

Looking to add:
Copperband butterfly or Yellow longnose
Randall's shrimp goby

I think that would be it.
 
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Following!! Im looking into the Seapora 75 or 80 gallon right now for my build I'm having a hard time picking. Also that a really cute cat!
Thanks! I really love the extra depth the 80g gives My IM25 is what made me decided I really needed the depth.
 
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Welp making progress on my days off work. Mostly painting... All colors but black for the background got vetoed by the hubby. Black will hide the pumps though. I prefer no paint but that won't work with the way I will hang my lights.

Don't mind my mess... I have spent most of my free time working and planning on this tank instead of unpacking

I pick up glass for the baffles of my sump tomorrow.

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