Gacolt's large shallow reef

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  1. gacolt

    gacolt JEEP STUFF Build Thread Contributor

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    Acrylic display
    dimensions: 98'' x 48'' x 12'' 240 gallons center overflow 4 sided island

    Stand: simple 2x4 stand painted white 43'' tall

    Sump/non reef safe fish:
    dimensions 96'' x 48'' x 12'' no baffles around 150lbs of live rock

    Skimmer: royal exclusiv bubble king super marin 300 + rd3

    return pump: jabao dc12000

    Heater: jager 300w

    ATO: tunze osmolator

    Reactors: X2 phosban 550 both with 600ml of rowaphos.rowaphos is staggered to not shock the system.

    Media: 4000ml of matrix in a aquatic plant basket.

    Lighting Display: X2 Ati sunpower 54w x 8bulb X2 Ati sunpower 54w x 6bulb

    Lighting sump: 1 mars aqua led

    Controller: apex

    Flow/powerheads Display: X2 rw15's maxspect xf250 gyre

    Flow/powerheads Sump: X2 rw8 rw15 hydor 2100gph

    Calcium reactor:reef octopus sro5000dd w/ electronic carbon doser TLF media

    Fish list Display:
    Blonde naso tang w/ streamers
    yellow tang
    copperband butterfly
    melanurus wrasse
    leopard wrasse pair
    six line wrasse
    cleaner wrasse
    scooter dragonet
    orange back fairy wrasse
    Ocellaris clown pair
    blue chromis
    banggai cardinalfish

    Fish list sump:
    naso tang
    imperator angelfish
    flame angelfish
    neon goby
    diamond goby

    Tank Info:
    Started 6/16/2015
    Almost bare bottom w/ sand patches for wrasses to sleep in.
    water changes are done every week 10% reef crystals.
    Feeding:
    hakari mysis shrimp daily
    nori sheet daily
    spectrum pellets every other day
    live food blood worms/ghost shrimp/brine 2-3 days a month
    salinity 1.026/35ppt
    alk 9dkh

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    gacolt JEEP STUFF Build Thread Contributor

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    gacolt JEEP STUFF Build Thread Contributor

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    What crazy cool dimensions. More pictures please! :)
     
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    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Awesome tank!
     
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    Love this. Always thought a wide long shallow reef would be sick. No stacking rock up high or issues reaching the corals or sand for maintenance.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    gacolt JEEP STUFF Build Thread Contributor

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    That is awesome...I wish I had space for a tank that size
     
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    kireek PLANESWALKER R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Your display is impressive.The coral pictures are wonderful.What I find really cool is the collection of fish.It's amazing to see the group in this runway type setting.I would be interested in seeing how you have created the sump.
     
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    gacolt JEEP STUFF Build Thread Contributor

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    sorry for the late reply here is a pic of the sump
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