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Alright. I'm going to get this started!

I won the ESHOPPS Mariner 70 giveaway so I'm setting up the build thread. Pictures will be coming as I set it up!

Equipment List:
Obviously, ESHOPPS Mariner 70
ESHOPPS RS-100 sump
ESHOPPS S-120 Protein Skimmer and
ESHOPPS Lift Skimmer Stand
Rio+ 2100 Return Pump
2 Noopsyche K7 V3 140watt
Maybe 1 Noopsyche K7 V3 75watt
Inkbird 300 watt Inkpet aquarium heater
Inkbird ITC-306T Heater Controller
Jebao DC4 Dosing Pump
Avast Marine Plank auto feeder

Aquascape:
I'm going to go for a natural-ish aquascape with shelves. Many of the rocks are Aragocrete shelves that I made myself. Pic to come once tank is set up!

Blank slate! 1/26/24
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It's got a different footprint which is cool! Very similar to my old 75 - 36" x 21" x 21".

1/31/24
Aquascape done for now
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2/14/24
I've got two Aragocrete shelves curing, should be ready soon!
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Ok, 1/6/24 - I came home today to a box waiting at my front door!

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Friday, January 12th Tank Has Arrived!!!!
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Fish trap was installed in the FW, hopefully tomorrow and Sunday I'll be tearing down the 110. Monday is a holiday so I can potentially start setting it up!
 
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So I have a Lawnmower Blenny I'll probably move over from the 125. Also, I'll be adding a Cleaner Goby (either one of the two from the 125 or I'll get another one or two). I'm going to get another pair of Springeri Damsels and a Springeri Dottyback if I can find one. Scopas Tang will probably be added as well.

Beyond that, it will depend on if I go BB or DSB. DSB will have at least 1 (probably 2 or 3 Halichoeres) but BB will have 0 or 1 with a bowl of sand in the corner. DSB will have a YWG or Diamond Sleeper (or both) but BB will have neither.
 
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So, thanks to @danieyella 's reminder...

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This is just a fake mock up and won't work with the internal overflow, but the approximate dimensions of this aquascape with existing extra rock (no rock removed from the 125) is 33" x 15" x 12" tall. I've got one EggRagORack hanger and one EggRagORack sand rack.
 
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Congrats. Wow im Jealous. I was hoping I would have won that giveaway! I went bare bottom and have to say I love it. Easy to clean up detritus. No Worries about old Sand syndrome. Don’t have to constantly clean to keep It looking crisp. Best move I’ve made
My 125 is DSB with Halichoeres Wrasses and a single Conch. Sand bed stays fairly clean but I have a LOT of movement in there. I'm considering a low coral load with a few fish only so BB sounds good.
 

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Reserved because I will need to come back to page one at some point to edit and post something off the wall just to tell everyone to go back I already posted it.

I've been thinking, you can post anything, collect a number of reactions, then change it later and the reactions stay.. food for thought...
 

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