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Ok so hello all we are well on the way to getting this tank going . We are now in the cycling process and we are moving at a snails pace , I will give a few things we are doing, please let me know what you think . First tank so we anticipate to make mistakes and learn from them. Here we go:

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210 oceanic glass tank
Synergy 16 in overflow( we drilled tank )
Triton 44v2 sump
Reef oct regal 250s skimmer
Reef oct varius8 return pump
Tunze ATO
Ai 16hd fuge light
2 300 watt ahiem (spelling) heaters
150 lbs dry Marco rock
80 lbs sand
2 jeabo powerheads
InkbirdSmart temp controller
Probably 10 lbs live rock
BRS 5 stage rodi 100gpd
2 55 gallon brute trash can water storage

Cheato due in 6/20
Tropical marine salt

QUARINTINE TANK:
20 gallon
Pvc
HOB overflow
Air pump
Amonia badge
Heater
Digital and stick on glass thermometer
2 clown fish in the hospital ( Bony and Clyde)
25 percent water changes every other day (per amonia)
They are eating and I will start the treatment in 2days - purchased from lfs on 6/13

cycling with dr Tim’s about 4 days in

We still need to purchase :
• Lights ( still researching)
I think g5 xr15 2white 3 blue
•Calcium reactor ( leaning towards reef oct appropriately sized for tank)
•Gfo ( house is closed up, summer time here)
BRS container 10 inch
•Apex or GHL ( still undecided)
•Also planning on dosing 2 part

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Looking good! The best advice I can give you right now is to make sure you take plenty of time getting all the power cords, probes, etc organized. Not just to keep everything out of the way, but also to make it easy to remove. I have created some visually appealing cable management in the past, and even used conduit, but I regret it if I ever upgrade or need to remove something from the sump.
 

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Nice! Anything that has to do with dosing or reactors you don't need to worry about for a long time. You're months away from coral growing. Take things slow and get accustomed to parameters and testing. I wouldn't imagine dosing until after the ugly phase is gone. Which can be a year from now really.
 
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Also, going big with your first tank. I like it! Is this your first ever aquarium or just your first reef tank?
First tank well fish tank that is . We have a title tank for my granddaughter but I didn’t take part in it . My daughter got it for her and when they moved out it became my wife’s responsibility . I love all the same just didn’t do any research on it .
 
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Nice! Anything that has to do with dosing or reactors you don't need to worry about for a long time. You're months away from coral growing. Take things slow and get accustomed to parameters and testing. I wouldn't imagine dosing until after the ugly phase is gone. Which can be a year from now really.
Ok so just focus on the controller and lights ?
 

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Ok so just focus on the controller and lights ?
Sounds like a plan. Dosing and reactors will come as you actually need them. Starting out they won't be doing much.
 
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All right time for my calcium reactor . We went with aqua max t2. Rated for 499 gallons . Also added the apex and trident . We want to try and get the CaRx on and running , go through the learning curb as we grow
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