Aaron's 1,000+ gallon reef build

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  1. kgk

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    Those Yellow Tang looks so tiny in there... amazing job man.
     

  2. ngoodermuth

    ngoodermuth Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    This is so cool, you should make a video tour after it’s stocked ;)
     
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    hatfielj Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow! This is one of the most insane builds I've ever seen...and I've seen a lot of crazy builds over the years. But, I've never seen someone build a GIANT tank on the floor of the garage! I guess you could call it a pond? Great work though
     
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    Well it took 3 tries to get the skimmer running. I bought this skimmer knowing it had a crack in the return line. This crack was so much harder to repair than I anticipated. For now I am keeping the skimmer right there in front of the TV just so that I can monitor it and learn how it works. Once I’m comfortable and confident with it I’ll move it outside and plumb it in. This skimmer has an unknown rating, but a few people I’ve talked to that own it say it’s good up to 4,000 gallon systems. It holds 15 gallons of water, it’s a beast!
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It’s doing great so far

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  6. Juniorh2r

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    Great build love it can't wait to see when everything starts growing
     
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    Nice! Just curious, are you qt your fish?
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Originally the idea was to QT my fish. At this point I’m not. I have everything needed to do so though. So start QTing
     
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    I strongly suggest qtung ur fish. It would suck to have 50 fish in there and to have a velvet/ich break out
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I do agree with you. But when I’m ordering 20 fish at a time, how would I QT that many? It’s not like I order 1 fish a month you know. So I’m kind of at a crossroads right now
     
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    sean rand Well-Known Member

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    I hear the problem . hope u dont have any issues i got bunt to many times
     
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    So cool
     
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    Tsm corals qts fish before selling
     
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    MimicOcto8 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    What’s TSM?
     
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    Thanks man. I completely understand and agree with what you’re saying.
     
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    He carries alot of high end stuff but im sure if u put together a large order he will qt your fish for u.
     
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    Looks legit thanks!
     
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    Tsm qt’s every fish before u can even buy them
    They are in the middle of moving but get in touch with Ray he will get u hooked up
     
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    Are you a long-haul pilot? Just curious, with the one week gone, three weeks home. Also, this thing is just incredible!
     
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