Cajun Reefer's Waterbox Marine X 90.3 Build

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Hey, everyone!

So my Waterbox Marine X 90.3 finally came in! And I'm head over heels for this tank. The stand took about an hour and a half to build with my husband, and then I made my own saltwater to fill the tank. I used Aqua Forest sea salt for the basics. I've got 60lb of Fiji Pink sand, and some Caribsea life rock. Two AI Prime 16s, and a ReefOctopus VarioS-4 return pump. Two AI Nero 5 powerheads, and I've got a heater coming in on Saturday. I'll work on getting a protein skimmer next!

I'm going to let this tank do the "long cycle" which will be tortuous, but I want this thing to be 100%.

If anyone doesn't already follow me on Instagram, if you'd like to follow along with the tank... go follow me! HERE! :)


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more stable = mas bueno. When do you plan on putting life in it? Are you tossing in a dead shrimp?
I just turned off the lights, removed the filter socks, and dosed Dr. Tims with some ammonia today. Gonna try the fishless cycle and see if I'm patient enough for it. LOL!
 
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Do you think that live rock is more beneficial in sump than it is in the main display tank?

  • In the sump

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  • In the display

    Votes: 81 38.4%
  • Other (please explain)

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  • Not sure

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