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Thanks for stopping by my build thread! You will find the basics of my equipment and fish stock list here on the first post. The 2nd post is updated with FTS's so you can visually see how my system has advanced over time.
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Tank: 187g SCA Aquarium, 60"x30"x24"

Sump: Trigger Sapphire 39

Overflow: Synergy Reef 16" Shadow

Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Pro 1500

Flow: 4 Maxpect Gyre XF250 - two on each end

Skimmer: Deltec SCA 1660
Swabbie neck cleaner by Avast Marine
Davy Jones Skimmate Locker by Avast Marine

Lighting: 3 Mitras LX7206 LED's.
Kessil H380 over fuge

Controller: Profilux 4

Doser: GHL Doser 2.1
Channel 1 - Kalk - 5g Trigger Sapphire ATO container (20 ml x 70 doses)
Channel 2 - Alk - 3.5L Trigger Saphire dosing container (16.5ml x 12 doses)
Channel 3 - Calc - 3.5L Trigger Saphire dosing container (16.5ml x 12 doses)
Channel 4 - Mag - 2.5L Trigger Saphire dosing container (8ml x 12 doses)
Doser: GHL Doser 2.1 for KHDirector
Channel 5 - Tank water sample
Channel 6 - KHDirector reagent
Channel 7 - KHDirector waste pump out
Channel 8 - Chroma by UWC (7ml x1 dose)

ATO: Tuze 3155 with 10g Trigger Sapphire reservoir.

Feeding: 3 Cubes PE mysis and 1/2 sheet nori in the morning. Piece of LRS fish frenzy in the evening. 6 scoops BRS Reef Chili 2 times per week. Every 2 weeks add 15mL of UWC Vibrant.

20g water changes every 2 weeks.

Livestock:
Regal Tang
Yellow Tang x2
Yellow Eye Kole Tang
Magnificent Foxface
Ocellaris Clownfish x 2
Yellow Tail Damsel x 4
Coral Beauty
Court Jester Goby
 
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The new tank is on the way. Custom from SCA Aquariums. I love the fact that they send approval drawings prior to starting building it.
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Can’t wait to see it come together, starting a new project is always exciting...enjoy the process
Thanks! Fortunately, my system will not require nearly the work that yours did! All I have to do is build a stand and do some electrical and plumbing.
 
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Can’t wait to hear how the tank is constructed I’m hopeing it’s good for u and for me
 

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I’m super excited for you - it’s going to be a great tank!
 
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The new tank was delivered today.
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The good news? No damage during shipping!

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The bad news? Build quality could have been better. The top Eurobrace isn't straight.

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Well I’m glad it arrived in one piece. Have you contacted SCA about the Eurobracing?
 
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Well I’m glad it arrived in one piece. Have you contacted SCA about the Eurobracing?
I have not. He actually tried to repair it prior to shipping so I had an idea it might be a problem.

From the front you cannot tell it isn't right. The top will have a screen set on it so it will barely be noticeable.

I'm very much a realist. I know SCA is not one of the highest quality aquarium builders. Part of going with the lower price is an acceptance that it won't be perfect. I'm going to think about it for a few days but I will likely just live with it. The rest of the tank really does look great. The glass clarity is amazing! Other than a silicone smudge where you can see he tried adjusting the brace it all looks great.
 

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Sorry to hear about the brace, but on a positive note good to see you have the tank.
 

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Anyway to support that Euro brace . Perhaps from underneath?
My concern is over time it may drop more.
 
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Anyway to support that Euro brace . Perhaps from underneath?
My concern is over time it may drop more.
I pushed on it quite hard and it has some elasticity but it didn't give. The silicone is holding it very tightly in place.
 

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I was just about to score two of their 45 cubes (tanks only) but this has me rethinking that. Why would they ship it like that? However, you could just cut it out and re silicone it! Great looking tank. Don't want that bugging you for the next 5 years.
 

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Yes @Brew12 what is your plan for a stand and what dimensions are u going to go with?
 
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Just got back from an amazing weekend. My wife and I went to Camp Lejeune with a good friend of ours to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday and Veterans day.
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I "may" have been a little intoxicated when this picture was taken. No one was looking at me anyway, so it was all good!

I have to say that this was an amazing event with the 2nd Anglico's and I am very appreciative of the invitation they offered and the hospitality they provided. Friday morning was a golf tournament where my friend and I played on the commanding officers team. That night was a reunion dinner for the retired Anglico's. We spent the evening talking to a group of Vietnam vets along with a Korean War vet.

Saturday was the Marine Corps Ball, hence the tux. I always love the ceremony involved (my wife is a Marine so we still attend them local to us) but this one was special since the Anglico's are a special operations force. The highlight of the night was when they Facetimed with one of their buddies who was recovering at Walter Reed after being injured 2 months ago in ... well, I'm not allowed to say where.

It was a great weekend but I am glad to be home. My poor liver needs a chance to recover!
 

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