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Well, this will be my first build thread. I've always been envious of reading all of the great build threads here and on other sites. I've had a vision for upgrading for the past couple of years but wanted to put a LOT of thought and planning into it before "pulling the trigger".

The tank has been ordered and is being assembled by the guys at Miracles this week! :bigsmile:
I'm hoping for a delivery date before Christmas but we'll see. Let me start by saying that many will be quick to point out the costs of this upgrade. I have been very fortunate in my career and my wife and I are DINKS (Dual Income No Kids) so the tank (and traveling) are how we spend our discretionary income. I make no apologies but am well aware that a lot of the things I'm incorporating are luxuries and not necessities for a healthy reef tank.

That being said, here are the specs and details of the build.

Tank: Miracles in Glass - 72" x 33" x 24" 3-sided Starphire, 3/4" glass rimless peninsula style tank. Overflow will be internal - reasons to come later. Just over 246g.

Sump (plumbed in basement): 75g AGA - no baffles. 1 Tunze powerhead for circulation. Simple!

Skimmer: Royal Exclusiv Alpha Cone 300

Flow: Reeflo Hammerhead will power everything (reactors, main tank return, and frag tank)
2 Vortech MP60's (on overflow side of tank).

Lighting: 72" Sfiligoi Infinity XR6 (3 250W 20K Radiums) and 8 39W T5's

Ballasts: 3 Sfiligoi ACLS modules. These will allow me to dim the halides, program cloudy days, simulate a "true" sunrise and sunset, amongst many other incredible features.

Controller: Apex with Dimming Module for the T5's (everything will be dimmable!!!), and the new module that will control the Vortechs. I already own an ACIII so will be selling the head unit and keeping the DC8's that are backwards compatible.

Stand: In progress and being built by one of my good friends Andrew (aharrow here in R2R). I am participating but really only paying for the materials and trying to stay out of the way! :tongue: More to come on this. Should be very unique.

Frag Tank: Already up and running for 7 months now. 40" x 30" x 9" Glasscages rimless. Plumbed into main system. Lit by a 10 bulb 39w ATI Powermodule. In basement with rest of equipment.

Here is a mockup of the tank. It's not perfect but it's what I used initially to get a good visual of what I wanted:



A few folks I would like to thank for their input and assistance in this build. I love R2R because I've been able to learn a lot from other users and sponsors. Many thanks to:

aharrow
Tim at Aquatics Elite (sponsor)
SunnyX (Pro Corals - Sponsor)
ianawane
agent462

More to come........stay tuned. :wink:
 
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Wow and i thought ur frag tank was impressive enough!

Cant wait to see how this tank turns out!!!
 
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Looks like its going to be an awesome system!

BTW-I dont think that your going overboard,unless there is more...LOL

Looks really good so far!
 

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Nice! can't wait to see it come together. Sounds like its going to be awesome.





Well, hurry up! I said I couldn't wait. :bigsmile:Lol. But seriously, is it done yet?
 
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Sounds like a nice one... I'll be interested to see how the stand and canopy turn out, as well as the rock structure!
 
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Sounds like a nice one... I'll be interested to see how the stand and canopy turn out, as well as the rock structure!

No canopy. The Sfiligoi will be hanging from the ceiling. I have a vision for the rock work and it will not be overwhelming. A few islands - SPS dominated with a few nice LPS on the sand. But there will be plenty of room for the fish to roam around. I'll post a mockup of the stand in a few minutes.
 

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Craig i'm jealous! this tank is going to be sweet, can't wait to see it!! where are you getting your rock from?
 
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