BGrand's - 54g Corner Tank Build

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  1. BGrand

    BGrand Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    And so it begins.... My better 3/4's bought me a 54 gallon corner tank for Christmas. Super new to the Saltwater world. I currently have a small Marineland 5 gallon portrait glass saltwater tank running after 6 months (2 clown fish, of course, and a cleaning crew). I am totally engrossed now in this hobby and want more. Obviously she knows I'm having fun with it and wants me to leave her alone. With the kids off to college now my only other hobby is collecting good bourbons. Now I can enjoy the bourbons and stare at my tank. ;)

    The tank is currently with the LFS that I bought it from (great fish only store in Indy) waiting for the sump, pump, and skimmer. Once they receive those they will plumb it and I will then schedule them to come out and help me install it. Obviously it will need to sit and run for a couple of months while it brews up all necessary ingredients for a good safe tank. During that time I will be adding other accessories.

    I have posted several questions about equipment on R2R and also on BRS's facebook page and believe I know the equipment I am going with. Here is the short list:

    Sump = EShopps RS-75
    Pump = Octopus Varios 2
    Skimmer = EShopps X-120
    Lights = Kessil A360X (starting with one and adding a second later ($$$))
    Propeller Pumps = 2 EcoTech Vortech MP 10WQD
    Heater(s) = ???
    Rocks/Sand = ???
    Refugium = due to space in the sump probably won't be able to add a refug. will try later.

    I will keep you all posted on the progress. Let the games begin......
     
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    BGrand Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Last night I received my first purchases from BRS. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.



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    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Great start and thanks for sharing all the pictures!

    Welcome to R2R as well by the way!
     
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    BGrand Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you very much. Love all the help I'm already getting on R2R and the info from reading the posts. Look at me I have a badge now woohoo. Where do I go to become a supporter?
     
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    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Click on your name on the top right and then go to acccount upgrades, the supporter is at the bottom
     
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    BGrand Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    <--- Look it's there now! :rolleyes: Thanks for the help @SPR1968
     
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    Sounds like a good plan! Welcome to R2R!

     
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