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Figured it's time to start a build thread. My wife got the tank as a Christmas present back in 2012. It was an upgrade from a 55 gallon. At that time we had the 125 going and a biocube for our octopus. The current tank is a 75 gallon drilled tank by deep blue. I don't have any pics of when we first set it up due to pics not transferring from older generation phones. It's cool to see the tank on 3reef with all the frags that are colonies now. The tank has had its ups and downs of course and survived 3 moves. Started with sand and now it's bare bottom. Been using coral pro for salt since the tank has been set up.

Equipment list includes;
20 gallon long sump
Current eflux 1900gph return pump
SCA 303 skimmer
Ice cap 3k gyre
Reef octopus bio pellet reactor with reef interests NP reducing bio pellets
Aqua chill aquarium chiller
Current 48" Halide/T5 fixture with Hamilton 150watt DE 20k and ATI blue plus bulbs.

Fish include a purple tang, green/blue chromis, pair of mandarins which all those started from the beginning. We recently moved a blacker ice clownfish from my mom's nano due to the lightning maroon getting to mean.

Corals range from acropora, montipora, chalices, mushrooms, zoas and palys.

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Looks good! Make sure you claim your build thread tag here: BUILD THREAD TAG
 
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Looks good! Make sure you claim your build thread tag here: BUILD THREAD TAG

I love the GSP covered overflow. Do you notice any problems with it blocking the weirs?
Thanks man. I do have to clean it off every month, I just take a tooth brush to it. My wife peels some off time to time but it's not bad.
 

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I think I claimed it right, lol.
It takes a little bit for it to show up (pending approval)
I love the GSP covered overflow. Does it cause any issues with the gsp growing into the overflow teeth?
 

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Very nice system, how do you like the gyre 3k?

I like how you have the overflow covered with coral growth!:)
 
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Very nice system, how do you like the gyre 3k?

I like how you have the overflow covered with coral growth!:)
Thanks @jsker I love the gyre, for now I can't see going back to traditional power heads. We made it work for years but once the gyre was added it changed the dynamic of the tank. Plus it looks really clean. We're waiting for the Ice cap 1k to ship from marine depot, want to add a little more flow.
 

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Thanks @jsker I love the gyre, for now I can't see going back to traditional power heads. We made it work for years but once the gyre was added it changed the dynamic of the tank. Plus it looks really clean. We're waiting for the Ice cap 1k to ship from marine depot, want to add a little more flow.
I have the 2 130 gyre's in my 72 bowfront and also like the lower profile/less clutter, flow of the gyre's. From what I have see and read, the ice cap 1k controller is pretty nice too.:)
 
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I have the 2 130 gyre's in my 72 bowfront and also like the lower profile/less clutter, flow of the gyre's. From what I have see and read, the ice cap 1k controller is pretty nice too.:)
We're waiting very patiently:D
 

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As soon as it comes in I'll post a review. A little dissapointed it changed flow ratings but should be powerful enough to provide alternate flow to the 3k.
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As soon as it comes in I'll post a review. A little dissapointed it changed flow ratings but should be powerful enough to provide alternate flow to the 3k.
I just switch out the old gyre's controller for the next gen one and I am happier with the flow. I am running the LTC and like it.
 
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