Im back! 60 Gallon Cube Build

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So after taking about 10 years off I’m back in the hobby! I was given an established (but neglected) 60 gallon cube tank from a neighbor. I’ve actually had the tank up and running for about 8 months so im going to post the progress pics I took through the process then start detailing the process from here on out. I hope you guys follow along!

This is what the tank looked like when I picked it up.

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Got the tank broke down, scrubbed all the rocks cleaned everything, replaced bulk heads, took out all coral and fish and added a little live rock
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One hitch hiker survived the scrubbing… neon green hair mushroom

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After the mini cycle because I used existing rock. I slowly started adding fish and small soft coral frags.

At this point I had a pair of clowns and 3 chromis

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Several weeks later I added a few LPS
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Several more weeks later I went crazy on frags and had been slowly adding fish as they completed QT

At this point I had
3-chromis
2-clowns
1-flame hawk
1- yellow corris wrasse
1-yellow watchmen goby

Corals include
3-torches
1-hammer
1-frogspawn
2-acans
Several favias
Jack-o-lantern lepto
2- birds nest
1-candy cane
2-monti cap
3- various chalices
Several other small monti frags,
3 - digitata forest fire and bubble gum
A couple small acro frags I was given
Various zoas


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That’s all the updates I have now. I have several projects in the works and will update with some current pictures. Thanks for checking it out!
 

How much do you care about having a display FREE of wires, pumps and equipment?

  • Want it squeaky clean! Wires be danged!

    Votes: 58 42.3%
  • A few things are ok with me!

    Votes: 67 48.9%
  • No care at all! Bring it on!

    Votes: 12 8.8%
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