First Time Salt Water Tank.....

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  1. Xathron

    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Well was messing around some with the rocks just to get some ideas. :oops: Still holding on one lost box of shelf rocks with some rubble. :mad:

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    I might need more rock ?
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    OK, looking at getting the power heads now. I was thinking about the XF280 Gyre Pump with controller. Thoughts need one or two ?
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor SCMAS Member Article Contributor Partner Member

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    I really like the scape!! Very cool! Did the missing box of shelf rocks come in?
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    Yes FedEx had it on another truck and now the missing box came in all is good. Just ordered another 70# to have more to pick from.
     
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    Like your rockscape !!
    :)
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Thank You... Now soon as new rocks get in will have to see what changes...
     
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    OK, just got an update on my sump. Jeff at LifeReef has completed the build. Here are some pictures. He is now getting it all boxed up and shipping out to me. :) Things are starting to fall into place now.
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    Wow, that thing looks amazing!
     
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    Great looking setup!
     
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    Thanks Brew,
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    THanks TK, now the wait is for other items to start showing up
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    OK, here is another attempt to get some rock work done. The table is the size of the tank from black tape to edge. Sorry for the darkness ran out of sun.o_O Thoughts anyone ???

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    I like the minimalistic approach so I love it!
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Brew, I agree I got a little over 200# of rock and I kept taking some off here and there it was looking to busy.
     
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    OK got an update . Tank and the steel stand is done and at the store. Just holding on the cabinet enclosure.
     
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    Man, that sump is sweet. Loving that reactor manifold and holder.
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    TJ thanks, just need to get the other parts of the build
     
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    OK, still holding on the tank to arrive. So let me run down what I have gotten or is on order in the mail.

    200 gal tank (60 x 30 x 25) with a slimline overflow box center on back of tank
    36" tall metal stand with PVC drip tray. With Magnetic removable panels. 16" canopy
    Lifereef Sump System.
    Battery backup-Ice Cap
    Kessil H380 Halo II Algae Grow light for sump
    Refractometer
    160# of Tropic Eden ReefFlakes
    BRS 6 Stage Universal Water Saver Plus RO/DI System - 150GPD
    2- 55 gal tanks for water
    Apex Controller System
    XF280 Gyre Pump with controller
    20 Nuvo tank- for QT
    Pick LED light for the QT
    Hanna Checker - Phosphate
    Hanna Checker - Alkalinity PPM Colorimeter
    2- 300 watt Finnex heaters
    200# of MarcoRock

    So that's the list so far. Still have not made a choice on the lighting. What am I missing ????? o_O
     
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    OK as I was reading what I had posted, it seems I have not ordered any salt mix. I am looking at the Aquaforest Reef Salt. Anyone have thoughts on this brand ??
     
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