Christie’s Reef build Cade 1500 peninsula

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Coming back to reefing after 15 years. I have 7 months to plan and start buying my equipment. We are building a new house.
Christie’s Reef Build
Tank: CADE 1500 Peninsula
Skimmer: RSK 900 Reefer Internal
Lighting: Aquatic Life 48” DX18 Hybrid with 2 Kessil360X controllable LED
ATI True antinic 48”
ATI AquBlue Plus 48”
Refugium: Kessil H160 Tuna Flora LED
Controller: Neptune Trident & Apex Bundle
Heater: 600W Titanium Heater x2
Return: VarioS-8 Controllable DC Pump 2700GPH
Flow: Vor-Tech MP40QD and Tunze 6105
VCA RFG Nozzle
Aqua Forest Rock lge box x2
ClariaSea SK 5000
Tropic Marin Pro Reef salt

Maintenance and Testing
BRS RO System: 7 stage PRO Plus 150 GPD
Utility Pump: Ultra Zero Sicce
Python No Spill Clean Fill Hook
Python No spill Water Change System
Refractometer Milwaukee MA887
Hanna Professional reef kit plus nitrate
Smart Stir
Norwesco 130 Gallon Storage Tank
Fish and Invertebrate’s
Clean up crew:
Emerald crabs, red legged hermit and blue legged hermit, trochus, cerith, Nassarius snails
cleaner shimp, pistol shimp
Sand sifting star and feather duster
Fish (not all) I’m not sure how many
Ocellaris Clownfish x2 Black Ice Clownfish x2
Yellow Tang, Whitetail Bristletooth Tang, Two Spot Bristletooth Tang, Square Tail Tang
Indian Ocean Anthias, Square Anthias, red Belted
Royal Gramma
Tailspot Blenny, Midas
Chromis x3
Green Mandarin and spotted Mandarin, Diamond Goby, Pink Spotted Watchmen goby
Firefish Exquisite
Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse Blue Star, Rhomboid wrasse
Coaral Beauty Angelfish, Bellus Angels
Soft Corals
Zoanthiids, pipe oragan, clove polyp, Daisy Poyps, Leathers

Mushrooms
Ricordea,

LPS Corals
Goniopora, Duncan, Frogs spawn, Hammer
 
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so exciting!!!! CAn't wait to follow this build!

Excited Season 3 GIF by Gilmore Girls
 
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UPDATE: Placed my order for 80lbs of @Aquaforest dry rock and stone fix, 80 lbs of CaribSea dry rock, @Bulk Reef Supply for the glue, heater, Tropic Marin salt and test kits. Also ordered my cycle kit from @AlgaeBarn
 

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I can't wait to see your build begin. Not that many CADE tanks around here. I sold my RedSea and just found a great deal on a used, never used 900 S2 that had never seen water. I just got it up and running and and it's currently cycling. I wanted the peninsula 1500 so bad but just wasn't able to get it right now due to financial reasons. This is my first CADE aquarium and I think they're so amazing! From the glass, stand, doors, ATO design and the controller area/door, They're superb! I remember paying $3500 for my first new RedSea and when I seen how the cabinet was put together and how it's all particle board and it's put together with everyday Ikea cabinetry components. I felt like I was ripped off. I come from a carpentry/construction background and I was so disappointed. I put the stand together and sold it without ever putting water in it three months later. Not knocking RedSea but always quality over quantity. I'm looking forward to seeing your build come to life! You should join the CADE FB group as well. Really helpful knowledgeable people on there as well as here. Best of luck/wishes with your build!
 
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I can't wait to see your build begin. Not that many CADE tanks around here. I sold my RedSea and just found a great deal on a used, never used 900 S2 that had never seen water. I just got it up and running and and it's currently cycling. I wanted the peninsula 1500 so bad but just wasn't able to get it right now due to financial reasons. This is my first CADE aquarium and I think they're so amazing! From the glass, stand, doors, ATO design and the controller area/door, They're superb! I remember paying $3500 for my first new RedSea and when I seen how the cabinet was put together and how it's all particle board and it's put together with everyday Ikea cabinetry components. I felt like I was ripped off. I come from a carpentry/construction background and I was so disappointed. I put the stand together and sold it without ever putting water in it three months later. Not knocking RedSea but always quality over quantity. I'm looking forward to seeing your build come to life! You should join the CADE FB group as well. Really helpful knowledgeable people on there as well as here. Best of luck/wishes with your build!
Thank you I am super stoked to get started I don’t know how in the world I’m going to wait seven months!! But hopefully I can get some stuff done so I can just jump right in!! I did joint the Cade USA FB and the BRS everyone is so helpful!!
 

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Thank you I am super stoked to get started I don’t know how in the world I’m going to wait seven months!! But hopefully I can get some stuff done so I can just jump right in!! I did joint the Cade USA FB and the BRS everyone is so helpful!!
Yeah, I'd go nuts if I had to wait seven months, lol. At least that gives you plenty of time to think everything through and do it right without any regrets. I'm stoked for you!
 
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Finally got my aquascape completed. The goal was to create lots of places for the fish. Should get it in the Brute next week to start the cycle. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!
 

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