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I’ve been a long-time reader on the forum and after a 10-year hiatus from the hobby, it was time to start up again with a new build and my largest tank so far.

The project was led by Sam S. of Wet Work who has been an absolute pleasure to work with. His knowledge and expertise has been invaluable in all aspects of planning including equipment selection, designing life support systems, plumbing, electrical and lighting. Sam is also responsible for all aspects of the installation.

The Elos equipment was ordered through Scott G. from Aquarium Specialty who was very helpful with his advice and organizing delivery of the many components.

Reef145 centers around a Custom Built Elos 160 Diamond Line Tank which was special ordered with mitered corners. Many thanks to Nicola G. from Elos who accomodated all of our special requests for the tank and stand.

The design process began in October 2016 and soon after orders were placed. The equipment list is as follows:

Display Tank
Elos 160 Tank Diamond Line (145 Gallons)

Stand
Elos 160 Square Stand
Custom Order with Modified Open Center Brace Reinforced with Steel
Elos Midi Square Extension Stand with Finished Top

Lighting
Elos Aqua Top
(4) 4 Blue Led and 2 Red LED Strips
(2) 4 Royal Blue and 2 White LED Strips
(2) UV LED Strips
Wifish
Nanobox Tide - Apex Ready for Refugium

Sump, ATO, Refugium, Drip Trays
Custom Design by Wet Work and Built by BioTek Marine

Skimmer
Royal Exclusiv Bubble Kind Double Cone 200 + RD 3 Speedy
Avast Marine Davy Jones' Medium Skimmate Locker

Pumps & ATO
Ecotech Vectra L1 with Battery Backup - Return
(2) Ecotech MP40's for the Display
Ecotech MP10 for Refugium
SpectraPure Ultra-Precise ATO System

Reactors
BRS Single Chamber Media Reactor for Carbon
BRS Single Chamber Media Reactor for GFO

Control & Dosing
Neptune Apex Next Gen Controller
(2) Neptune FMM Modules
(2) Neptune 832 Energy Bars
(2) Neptune DoS
(2) Neptune DDR
*For dosing Triton Core 7 Base Elements
(2) Neptune Solid State Leak Detectors
(3) Neptune OS-1 Sensors for Sump & ATO Resevoir
Neptune Flow Sensors for GFO, Carbon, UV
Neptune AFS Auto Feeder
Neptune VDM Module

Aquascape
Korallenwelt Custom Order Back Panels
Korallenwelt Branches and Plateau Mini Reefs

Sea Water Mixing Station
20 Gallon Vertical Closed Head Tank - ATO RODI Storage
50 Gallon Vertical Closed Head Tank - Sea Water Mix
Pan-World 50PX-X - Sea Water Mixing Pump
Tunze Turbelle NanoStream 6045 - Sea Water Mixing Pump
SpectraPure CSP-DI 90 GPD - RODI Unit

Media, Salt, Supplements
90 Lbs Tropic Eden Meso Flakes (2.7mm)
15 Lbs Miracle Mud (Refugium)
Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt
Triton Core 7 Base Elements

Pictures to follow...
 
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Neptune Apex going in along with Ecotech drivers and battery backups. Insane amount of wires! Kudos to Sam for an unbelievable job on tidying all of this up and putting it together in such an organized fashion.

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If you ever come to MN Ill hire you to do my wire management! Dang! Looks good!
 

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Tank looks great. The rock work is very similar or identical (??) to the rock work Sam used on that Beverly Hills custom elos that was recently featured on Reef Builders.

Looks beautiful. Amazing tank.
 
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The tank was up and running in July 2017. Since then, I decided to change directions on the lighting. The Elos Aquatop w. 2 Planet Pros looked spectacular but the lack of data and functionality left me wanting a little more.

I reached out to Wet Work in October for their help in selecting a new fixture and Sam created a beautiful design to house 2 Orphek Atlantik v4's. The design included custom machine parts for the mounting system and a custom acrylic frame from MRC. Here are a couple of pics of design and development process.

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While Wet Work was onsite for the lighting install, we also planned to swap the refugium for a Pax Bellum N24 Arid reactor. This also required the use of a separate Ecotech Vectra S1 to get enough flow through the reactors while keeping UV flow at 400+ gph
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Tank looks great. The rock work is very similar or identical (??) to the rock work Sam used on that Beverly Hills custom elos that was recently featured on Reef Builders.

Looks beautiful. Amazing tank.
Thanks for your compliments! It is the same rock work used on that project - the company that makes it is Korallenwelt. They have the ability to make back panels to your tanks exact dimensions including partially wrapping the overflow to conceal it. They also provide branch like structures and other ceramic elements which allow for a lot of flexibility in aquascaping.
 
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