d2mini's "Essential Focus" Mixed Reef Build

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  1. reefwiser

    reefwiser LMAS R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Article Contributor

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    Dennis, love the tile flooring always good with aquariums.:)
     
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  2. Clayton Jessup

    Clayton Jessup Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Your home looks like its coming along very nicely @d2mini !!! How is the tank doing?
     
  3. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thank you. :) Tank is humming along.
     
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  4. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Floor is done. :)
    Got to sneak some furniture back in so we're not still stuck in the bedroom!

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    Even if it gets salt stained, it won't matter! :D :p
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  5. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    That turned out fantastic! I love the look of the larger tiles. I wonder if I can get my wife to agree..... :oops:
     
  6. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    LOL, yeah... the 24" was the minimum for us. We looked at larger but they start to get expensive and install gets harder/more expensive because the floor REALLY needs to be level.
    And these have rectified edges so very little grout.
     
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  7. Victoria M

    Victoria M Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks fantastic!
     
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  8. James404

    James404 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks amazing! Love the large tiles.
     
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    Very nice. :)
     
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  10. bboersma79

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    Beautiful tank. I have the same elos and I am just upgrading to G4pros from G3pros and I was curious what rail u used to mount the lights? I have stainless steel cables mounted from my high ceiling but my rail so short of short. Also do u think the 120xl could go with 2 radions vs 3 with the G4 pro and diffusers?

    Thanks!
     
  11. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    I have the 40" RMS track. If you are not SPS heavy, you could do two radions mounted lengthwise and hang them high.
    I prefer the 3 units hung front to back (due to the 31" depth of the XL) if going SPS heavy. :)
     
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  12. SkiCatTX

    SkiCatTX Member R2R Supporter

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    Wow, just amazing! Thanks for doing this all these years, great Info! It took me a couple days but I read all the way through. Can't wait to see how the house and the replaced tank turn out.
     
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  13. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Speaking of the house... here's an update on the kitchen.
    Window is in! Cabinets are moving along, and they are starting to box out the 42" range hood.
    I always hated that worthless microwave/recirculating vent over the cooktop. I think I may have overcompensated. :D
    The cabinets covered in the protective blue film are gloss white. Countertops are supposed to be installed later this week.

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    Meanwhile.... I was able to get a couple DIY projects done over the past week or so.
    A new number plaque to hang outside to go with the new front door, and a privacy screen outside that new window (which looks out to the driveway/garage area).
    We'll be growing some star jasmine on that.

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  14. BantyRooster97

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    Very nice! Coming along! I love that window
     
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  15. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Very nicely done.
    That window adds a new dimension to the kitchen.
     
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    What wood are you using for your privacy screen? It looks good.
     
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  17. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    1x4 cedar planks and the posts are treated pine.
     
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  18. chefjpaul

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    Beautifully done. What type of countertops are you going with?
     
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    Victoria M Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks beautiful!
     
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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    Man you’re so awesome at this stuff! Beautiful
     
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