BigJim's 155 Tank Thread

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  1. BigJim

    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I joined R2R almost two years ago and have never started a tank thread. I've been a little more active lately and figured it's about time to start a thread. My current tank has been up since 10/31/15. Here are the details:


    Tank: DSA 155 Pro (72x24x21) purchased shortly before they ceased to exist.
    Sump: Trigger Systems Ruby Elite 36
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus SRO 2000 INT
    Return Pump: Water Blaster HY-7000
    Lights: 3 Kessil 360WE and 4 T5 retrofits
    Controller: Neptune Apex
    Powerheads: Neptune WaV Starter Kit
    Heaters: 2 Eheim Jager TruTemp 300 Watt


    I added the fish slowly from my old RSM 250 and moved the first corals over in early January. The tank has mostly SPS but there are some LPS and a few softies. Here are some pictures of the initial set up.

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  2. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice and thanks for sharing. It's always fun to watch tanks mature over time. You'll enjoy looking back to see the growth we don't always notice seeing it everyday.
     
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I added a canopy and four T5s towards the end of May. I added the middle section of rock towards the end of March.
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    Here are a few pics of the tank today.
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here are the residents.
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    And finally some macro shots.
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    And some LPS.
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    Very nice!
     
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    Beautiful tank. I like your rock work.
     
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    Looks great!
     
  11. BigJim

    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    You have to wonder how this amphipod got himself into this predicament.

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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here are some frags that will hopefully be growing up soon. Some have been in the tank for eight months and still just encrust without growing vertically.

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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here are some other pics I took yesterday.

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    I guess it's time for an update since Rev is bribing us with the chance for a $200 gift card. Halloween marked on year since the tank was up and running. Most livestock was added towards the end of December, 2015.

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    JF Coolers Champagne. One of the nicer reasonably priced acros out there in my opinion. It actually looks better under whiter lighting than blues.
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I took a better focused fts today and a few nice fish shots.

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    I don't take many pictures under just blues but here are a few I took today. No sticks because too many people get bent out of shape over stick pics under heavy blues.

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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I haven't updated in a while. My tank appears to be having some structural issues and I am working on getting a replacement with the same dimensions. Things have been going pretty well otherwise, so hopefully I have no issues with swapping tanks.
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    BigJim Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Great shots! Coral looks beatutiful.
     
  19. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award SCMAS Member Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful tank!
     
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    Really nice setup. What type of structural issues are you having with the tank? I see that you said you got the tank before they stopped making that size, but how old is it? Also, does your Foxface nip at your corals?
     
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