Aaron's 1,000+ gallon reef build

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  1. codydemmel4

    codydemmel4 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    this is awesome!
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks guys!
     
  3. Redfoxtang

    Redfoxtang Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Wish I could snorkel in my own reef!!Awesome man congrats!
     
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    ngoodermuth Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Very cool! Your daughter looks like the perfect helper :) Can't wait to see it stocked!
     
  5. Dsnakes

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    That stone looks great!
     
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    norfolkgarden Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    WOW ! Every bit of it!

    Congrats on an awesome build and a fun family project!
     
  7. MimicOcto8

    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Not much progress but got most of the windows “stoned” in. Don’t mind Khaleesi (my female boxer) she was dying for my attention today.
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    geekengineer Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    she's looking like 'are you going to not pay attention to me anymore now that you got this tank'? :)
     
  9. lexaus

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    Can Not wait...........Looking for your update
     
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  10. Keepswiming

    Keepswiming Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! I might have a large foxface for this if your interested.
     
  11. MimicOcto8

    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes I am!
     
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    Keepswiming Well-Known Member

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    My family has had him for years and he is to large for any of my 4 tanks lol! I was going to sell him but I would much rather see him in this, maybe you have a coral for trade? I am going to breakdown my moms tank next weekend and will need to relocate him. PM me your number and I'll send you the photo that I have of him.
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Shot you a pm
     
  14. Crested

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    You may have answered this already, but as far as livestock goes, is there any special fish or "showpiece" you're thinking about?
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yes. My dream fish is an Achilles tang.
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I’m About 98% done with the outside cosmetics of the tank. For the top rim I decided to use trex planks. They’re water proof and can be removed easily if I ever have to change out a vortech (the wires for the vortechs run under the trex). Plus they add a good color which will all tie in with the color of the couch (still searching for the couch). I still need to tile the tops of the corners but that’ll happen next week. The skimmer on the left is just being stored there. Tried to get her up and running this week but she had a few leaks.
    Oh and that American flag blanket is just there to block out the sun that sneaks through the blinds. I’m 36 days in to my cycle. Technically the cycle has finished but I’m going a bit longer just to be safe. Hopefully I’ll be adding a few fish (6 or so tangs and a school of chromis) early next month.
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  17. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Going to keep the Plastic lid on or is that temporary?
     
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    Looking good!
     
  19. MimicOcto8

    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Temporary. I’ll find something that looks better in the future. For now it helps with heat and water loss. And since I have nothing going on it the tank I don’t mind it being there
     
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    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Cool, just wondering. Wasn’t sure the best way to approach a cover for something like that, or if you even try.
     
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