Deep Blue 75 Gallon Rimless Build

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  1. RickG

    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey guys so I decided I wanted to post my build to share with you guys and also to monitor my progression of my tank over time. I started this tank out in October of last year and transferred two old tanks into this one[live rock, fish, and corals]. I built the stand from 2x4 and 3/4 in plywood. Stand was then painted black. Back of tank was painted black and then I moved on to plumbing the tank. I went with red and white plumbing. I took my time assembling this tank together; I wanted to make sure everything was done right. It has really progressed nicely since then, I have seen a lot of growth on all of my corals from sps to softies. Tank has hit its stride and thankfully running on cruise control. Change 15-20 gallons every two weeks. Switched up from Coral pro to reef crystals and has been working just fine. Some things I would like to do in the future is upgrade my return pump to either a Vectra or Cor20. As far as current equipment goes:

    Sump: Pro Clear Aquatics
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus 150 INT
    Return Pump: Jebao DCT 12000
    Lights: 6-bulb ATI fixture, 48' Reefbrite XHO
    Controller: Neptune Apex 2016
    Feeder: AFS
    Powerheads: Icecap 3k (left side), MP40 (right side), 2 Jebao pp4s (back wall)
    Heaters: Aqueon 250 W
    Doser: Jebao 4 head dosing pump, 3 part storage container
    ATO: Tunze 3155
    Reservoir: Trigger 5gal
    BRS dual media reactor


    Any questions feel free to ask!

    Enjoy! Happy Reefing!

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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    first day

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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    more tank shots

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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    uploaded a video from probably a month ago so you guys can check some of my corals out. Nice under the sea vid!
     
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    Reefer Deez Reef junkie R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks amazing! The video really shows you tank well! A lot of beautiful corals!
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! I really appreciate it! Ill post some updated pictures tomorrow when lights turn on
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    just in case you guys wanna see some close ups!
     
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    Reefer Deez Reef junkie R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Some close ups would be great! Can’t wait to see them
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Weekend update! No new corals really, just maintence on equipment and bi weekly water changes. Seen nice growth on my corals. Also got some gel filters so cooler pictures! Planning to get a new return pump in the coming months

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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Some updated pictures :)

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    Geebs19 Give me all the Euphyllia R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor KCRC Member

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    Wow, the tank looks great and your camera takes some phenomenal pics!
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Also got some new equipment got an Apex feeder and the Cor15! Love both products, feeder makes daily feedings easier and cor is silent as can be
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! Really appreciate it
     
  16. powers2001

    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @RickG can't see it in the picture, Is your Octo skimmer's pump in the skimmer's body or out? Does it have a VarioS pump for the motor? I have the Reef Octo Regal 150 sss ordered and should be here Thursday.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @RickG can't see it in the picture, Is your Octopus skimmer's pump in the skimmer's body or out? Does it have a VarioS pump for the motor? I have the Reef Octo Regal 150 sss ordered and should be here Thursday.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Sorry, double post..
     
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    Amazing tank - there’s something really special about those birdsnests
     
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    RickG Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    My Octo skimmer is the 150int with the pump outside the skimmers body and the pump is not a varios. I have heard great things about the Regal line so I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
     
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