Bangarang Build Waterbox Frag 145.5

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I dub thee “Bangarang!”

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Waterbox Frag 145.5 (5 feet long)
98.4 gallon display with 37.1 gallon sump
*Reusing equipment from previous systems, however majority are new items; will upgrade as needed

Lighting
48” DX T5 Hybrid Fixture
T5 Actinic x2
T5 Blue Plus x2
Kessil A360WE x3 USED

Pumps
Vectra M2 Return
MP40mQD x2

Heating
IM Helio Thermometer
BRS Titanium 300W x2

Skimmer
Aquamaxx FC-80 USED

Misc

Tunze 3152 ATO USED
RedSea ReefMat 500
Kamoer X1 Doser (All for Reef) USED
BRS Deluxe Media Reactor

After building the cabinet/stand, it made sense to utilize the L compartment for a shelf and DIY control board above the ATO reservoir. Wood used is from the doors of my first tank stand; brings a bit of nostalgia. The mini board holds just the controls for the M2, MP40 x2, and Kessil lights. The board is held in place by magnets. The shelf is screwed in; precautions were made to keep electronics separate from the water reservoir below.

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The sump was slightly modified for the ReefMat 500. Details are documented here: ReefMat 500

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Special grade sand rinsed in tap water. Set in place. Drying for the next few days. Using mostly RealReef shelf rocks and a few Marco foundation rocks. Initial water test passed 24 hr check.

Next step - Fill and cycle!
 
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Cycling. Biomedia used are the spheres and plates from MarinePure. MicroBacter Quickcylc and Start XLM from Brightwell.

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There is a removable baffle that comes with the sump. Unfortunately, the weir section on it is too high causing the water level to also increase in the ReefMat section (prematurely triggering the roll). Baffle will stay out for now until I get it cut shorter.

Once the cycle is done. Next steps will include running the ReefMat and placing the Skimmer, along with a clean up crew and some hardy fishes.
 
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