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  1. Branespikin

    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    image.jpeg Hi - decided to show off my build. Just set it up a few days ago. Got my rock in and went to town on the aquascape think i got it where i want it to be.
    Got a lot more to do before i get her wet. Slowly but surely
    List of equipment so far:
    Lights- 2 radion xr30 pros gen3
    Skimmer- Nyos 120
    Return- waveline DC 6000 apex ready
    Power head- mp40wqd
    Apex Gold
    Avast Marine Kalk stirrer
    Cobalt neotherm 200 heater
    Tunze ATo
    Ghl Profilux doser
    Still to come Neptune DOS for water change and some custom ATO containers
    Avast spyglass media reactor

    So far so good. What you guys think?
     
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  2. dbl

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

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    Looks great and you're off to a great start. Slow and steady wins the race.
     
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    kireek PLANESWALKER R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good.I envy your equipment list.I like your rock work and how you have tiles underneath the aquarium.
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Nice tank!
     
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  5. Branespikin

    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Its getting there. Have been busy with work and the baby so have not had any time to work on the tank. Thsts why im trying to get everything perfect and automated as possible. ATO containers are in fabrication DOS on the way so until these dont come i really wont do anything.
     
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    MCooper MCooper R2R Supporter

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    Great setup!
     
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  7. Bracka345

    Bracka345 Active Member

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    Does your Radion Gen3 come with the new style power supply?
     
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    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Not sure how the new style looks compared to the old?!
     
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    The power supply of the older ones are white aluminum housing and the new ones are like oversized laptop power supplies.
     
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    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I git the white ones. I guess old ones
     
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    Ok. Thanks!
     
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    SantaMonicaHelp Valuable Member

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    Nice set up. Wishing you lots of success and fun with the build!

    SF
     
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    I like the scape!
     
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    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks- i moved a few shelves around a bit but basically looks the same. Another week or two and should get it up and running.
     
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    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Look at this nice package i reveived in the mail


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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Finally got around to setting up the tank. While my wife and kid are gone for vacation in the next 3 weeks and need to get the tank up and running. I was doing all electrical today. I think i got every wire hooked up and tucked away. Still a lil fine tunning to do but i think im good. I put my apex and cables behind a panel i made. Think im going to get an ipad or some tablet and mount it on the panel.
    Im planning on going with AquaForest and their method. I will be ordering tonight
     
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    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Well here we go. Aquascape all done sand is in

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    Got the rodi setup under kitchen cabinet and slowly filling the tank up with RODI water. Ill add the salt later when its full. Finally after about a year im going to be up and running again. It was a long way to get here


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    bknapp Has been left unattended MTRCMember

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    Great start.
     
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    Where did you get that rock?
     
  20. Branespikin

    Branespikin Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    This is Aquaroche rock. A french company makes this but noone really imports this anymore. I was able to find a guy who had some left over and bought it from him. Its ceramic handmade.
     
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