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Time to start my build thread. Waterbox 230.6 was delivered a couple of weeks ago. Delayed a bit due to Hurricane Dorian. This will be setup in our new beach home we purchased.

This was the last 230.6 made. Thanks to Angela for pulling some strings and making the white stand happen (Originally black stand). And thanks to Jessica for all the help so far and quick replies! (and for helping score a Trident at Macna!!!)

Goal will be a mixed reef / SPS dominant tank.

Will begin setting up over the next couple of days... Key pictures in first post, but pictures throughout thread as well.

Build so far:

- Waterbox 230.6
- 4x Radion XR30 G4 Pros w/ RMS mounts & Diffusers
- 2x Voetech MP60wQD & 2x Vortech MP40wQD
- Reef Octopus ELITE 200-INT SSS w/ VarioS-4 skimmer pump
- Apex Cor20 return pump w/ Vivid Aquarium Random Flow Generators (nozzles)
- Kessil H380 HALO II Refugium LED w/ Gooseneck - Full Refugium will be setup in sump
- Complete Neptune Apex Wifi System w/ Trident, ATK v2, 2x DOS, WAV (If needed), LDK Kit, Flow Sensors, Breakout Box, WXM, Display Module etc & Amazon Fire HD 10 for display
- BRS 150 GALLON PER DAY WATER SAVER DELUXE PLUS RODI System w/ Norwesco 65 Gallon RO/Salt tanks. Will use Apex Dos for Automatic Water Changes
- 150 pounds of Dry "Live" Rock
- 100 pounds of CaribSea Arag-Alive Fiji & 100 pounds of Special Grade. 50/50 mix for 1.5-2 inch sand bed.
- Cycling with Red Sea Mature Kits (3 needed)

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06-28-20 & 07-05-20 ... Latest pictures and video. More throughout pages.



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Any suggestions on how far off the back wall I should setup the stand/tank? Factoring in I'll be using 2 MP40s on the back glass. Dry sides sides stick out about 2-3 inches.

Maybe just enough to get the dry sides in and out?
 

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Any suggestions on how far off the back wall I should setup the stand/tank? Factoring in I'll be using 2 MP40s on the back glass. Dry sides sides stick out about 2-3 inches.

Maybe just enough to get the dry sides in and out?
I have 2 mp10s on my back glass and just enough room to slip them back there. I wish i gave myself an extra inch or so. Your mp40s are larger though. I would give enough room to comfortably get your arm behind it!
 

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Looking good, like the beach house floor. Is this a second home or a new home located beachside.

I would recommend leaving enough room from tank to wall to address 2 things. 1 is heat. If the pumps run full for an extended period they generate heat. 2 is leave enough room to get a hand back there that can move the dry side if making adjustments.

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Congrats! I am still waiting on the 220.6. I bought the same skimmer as you, the Elite 200 int. This will not fit in the skimmer section. We have to remove the divider. I’m thinking I will silicone the diver over 2 inches or so to have a refugium. What are your plans?
 
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Congrats! I am still waiting on the 220.6. I bought the same skimmer as you, the Elite 200 int. This will not fit in the skimmer section. We have to remove the divider. I’m thinking I will silicone the diver over 2 inches or so to have a refugium. What are your plans?

Thanks! I have the SSS model. Super Space Saving. I'm pretty sure it will fit. I checked a while ago. Will confirm.
 
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Looking good, like the beach house floor. Is this a second home or a new home located beachside.

I would recommend leaving enough room from tank to wall to address 2 things. 1 is heat. If the pumps run full for an extended period they generate heat. 2 is leave enough room to get a hand back there that can move the dry side if making adjustments.

Keep pics coming

Thanks! This is a second home we purchased on beach side. But the vibe here is so much more relaxed it may become our main/permanent home. Love it so far.

May do 5 inches from the back wall. Plenty of room. Plan to put display tank on stand tomorrow. More pictures coming...
 

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Any suggestions on how far off the back wall I should setup the stand/tank? Factoring in I'll be using 2 MP40s on the back glass. Dry sides sides stick out about 2-3 inches.

Maybe just enough to get the dry sides in and out?
I think @tdlawdo has this same tank if you have questions. Radions and Vortechs too.
 
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Pictures added to first post.

- Display table on stand
- Plumbing complete
- Skimmer added
- Refugium setup started
- Radions installed
- MP40s installed

Mainly mocking up to ensure everything looks good. More to come....
 
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10/22 Pictures added to first post.

- Put in rock work
- Added Sand
- Filled
- Dialed in water flow & skimmer
- Temporarily running off reeflink till I setup my Neptune
- Cycle begun using 3x Red Sea Mature Kit
 
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Varios 8 return too powerful. Rated for 2700gph... a beast. Running on lowest setting and although I have it dialed in pretty well, I think there is room for improvement.

Swapping out pump to a Ecotech Vectra M2 rated at 2000gph.

I would go for a Varios 6 but rated for 1720gph. Want a little more than 1700. Sucks, I prefer the Varios pumps with built in cut off switches. I'll just add a cut off switch in apex to shut down vectra.
 
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Congrats! I am still waiting on the 220.6. I bought the same skimmer as you, the Elite 200 int. This will not fit in the skimmer section. We have to remove the divider. I’m thinking I will silicone the diver over 2 inches or so to have a refugium. What are your plans?

I have the Elite 200 SSS with the pump built internally. It barely fits with the divider. If I would have gotten the regular Elite 200 it would not fit. This will allow me to use the divider and setup refugium as planned.
 
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