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A few things for today:

I neglected to include the light fixture height over the water in my lighting post. The lights are 12 inches from the water surface to to bottom of the lights.

I have received several request for equipment breakdown; so here is a mostly complete equipment list with the product website, as well as where I purchased everything from.
I tried to include everything that I used, but I am sure that I missed something.

EquipmentBrandModelProduct WebsitePurchased From
Tank / StandInnovative MarineNuvo EXT 200 Peninsulahttps://www.innovative-marine.com/shop/EXT-200-Peninsula-Aquarium-w-APS-Stand-White-p238807260https://www.innovative-marine.com/shop/EXT-200-Peninsula-Aquarium-w-APS-Stand-White-p238807260
Hood / Side CabinetsInnovative MarineNuvo APS Fusion 20 Peninsulahttps://www.innovative-marine.com/shop/APS-Aquarium-Stand-Fusion-20-Peninsula-White-p222128438Marine Depot (Now BRS)
SumpTrigger SystemsTriton44-v2http://www.triggersys.com/ts/triton44v2/https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/triton44-v2-sump-trigger-systems.html
SkimmerNyosQuantium 160https://www.nyos.info/en/abschäumer-pumpen/abschäumer/quantum-160https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/quantum-160-skimmer-up-to-250-gallons-nyos-aquatics/
Return Pump and BackupSkimzL160 Leopard Pumphttp://skimz.sg/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=191https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/leopard-l160-circulation-pump-4220-gph-skimz.html
UV SterilizerPentairSmart UV 40 Watthttps://pentairaes.com/smart-uv-sterilizers-31295.htmlhttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/emperor-aquatics-smart-uv-40-watt.html
Display LightsKessilAP700https://www.kessil.com/aquarium/saltwater_AP700.phphttps://www.saltwateraquarium.com/ap700-48-led-aquarium-light-kessil/
Sulphur DenitratorKorallinS1502 Biodenitratorhttps://korallin.us/europe/Marine Depot (Now BRS)
Degassing ChamberPacific SunDC-2 (115.00 euros)https://pacific-sun.eu/shop/calcium-reactors/degassing-chamber-for-calcfeeder-reactors/https://pacific-sun.eu/shop/calcium-reactors/degassing-chamber-for-calcfeeder-reactors/
Dosing PumpEcotechVersa VX-1https://ecotechmarine.com/versahttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/versa-peristaltic-dosing-pump-ecotech-marine.html
Ozone GeneratorOzotechPoseidon 200http://ozotech.com/poseidon/https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/search?p=R&srid=S1-3DFW-AWSP&lbc=bulkreefsupply&w=Poseidon 200&url=https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/ozotech-poseidon-200-ozone-generator.html&lgsku=209770&rk=3&uid=619527959&sid=1&ts=custom&SLIPid=1632361952532&rsc=-Xf8QVImfrqB17J0&method=and&isort=score&view=grid
Ozone Air PumpAquaClearAquaClear 20 Air Pumphttp://usa.hagen.com/Aquatic/Aeration/Air-Pumps/A846LFS
Alkalinity TestingKH GuardianKH Guardian Pro Controllerhttp://khguardian.com/product.phphttp://khguardian.com/product.php
Alkalinity ControlKH GuardianAIM Module for Apex Interfacehttps://premiumaquatics.com/products/kh-advanced-interface-module-aim-open-box-return.htmlhttps://premiumaquatics.com/products/kh-advanced-interface-module-aim-open-box-return.html
Aquarium ControllerNeptune SystemsApex 2016https://www.neptunesystems.com/apex-2016/https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/apex-controller-system-neptune-systems.html
Apex Add-OnsNeptune Systemseb832 (Second Energy Bar)https://www.neptunesystems.com/products/expansion-modules/energy-bars/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/energy-bar-832-apex-1link-power-eb832-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsFMM / ATK (Auto Top Off)https://www.neptunesystems.com/products/expansion-modules/atk-2/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-atk-v2-automatic-top-off-kit-ato-atk-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsPM1 (KHG - AIM interface / Sulfur reactor ORP probe)https://www.neptunesystems.com/products/expansion-modules/phorp/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/a...erature-i-o-expansion-module-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsORP Probe for Sulfur Reactorhttps://www.neptunestore.eu/eng/neptune-systems-orp-redox-electrode-double-junctio.htmlhttps://www.saltwateraquarium.com/double-junction-lab-grade-orp-probe-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsASM (PAR meter)https://www.neptunesystems.com/pmk-par-monitoring-kit/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-pmk-par-monitoring-kit-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsTemperature Probe (Air temp)https://www.neptunestore.eu/eng/neptune-systems-temperature-probe.htmlhttps://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-temperature-probe-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune Systems*Trident (SOLD 9/19/2020)https://www.neptunesystems.com/products/expansion-modules/trident/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-trident-alk-cal-mag-monitoring-device-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsAFS (auto feeder)https://www.neptunesystems.com/automatic-feeding-system/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-afs-automatic-feeding-system-neptune-systems/
Apex Add-OnsNeptune SystemsSolenoid Valve SV-1https://www.neptunesystems.com/fmm-accessories/#https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/apex-fmm-solenoid-valve-sv-1-neptune-systems/
RockMarco RockReef Saver Shelf Rockhttp://www.marcorocks.com/products/shelf-rock/https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marco-reef-saver-shelf-aquarium-dry-live-rock.html
RockMarco RockReef Saver Pedestal Rockhttp://www.marcorocks.com/products/natural-top-pedestal-rock/https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marco-reef-saver-pedestal-aquarium-dry-live-rock-natural-top.html
SandReeflowersPearl White Sand 55 Lbshttps://reeflowers.us/collections/sea-salts/products/pearl-white-sandhttps://www.chewy.com/reeflowers-pearl-white-aquarium-sand/dp/265058
RODI AutomationAquaticLifeBarrel Buddie Smart Water Level Sensor Automatic Filler/Refiller Controller Systemhttps://aquaticlife.com/products/copy-of-auto-shut-off-float-valve-1-4-inch
RODI SystemBulk Reef Supply7 Stage PRO Plus 150 GPD Water Saver RO/DI Systemhttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/7-st...ver-ro-di-system-bulk-reef-supply-bundle.htmlhttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/7-st...ver-ro-di-system-bulk-reef-supply-bundle.html
RODI Add-OnsBulk Reef SupplyTriple DI Saver Kithttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/trip...in-and-tds-meter-bulk-reef-supply-bundle.htmlhttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/trip...in-and-tds-meter-bulk-reef-supply-bundle.html
RODI Storage ContainerRubbermaidBrute 32-Gallon Gray Plastic Trash Can with Lidhttps://www.rubbermaidcommercial.co...ers/brute-vented-containers/?sku=FG263200GRAYhttps://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid...w0wyawlD43EwQUiumoMaAnDWEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
RODI Storage WheelsRubbermaid250-lb Black Plastic Trash Can Dollyhttps://www.rubbermaidcommercial.co...ccessories/brute-dolly-black/?sku=FG264000BLAhttps://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid...250-lb-Black-Plastic-Trash-Can-Dolly/50147608
4x8 PVC BoardRoyal Building Products1/2" x 4' x 8' White PVC Panelhttps://www.royalbuildingproducts.com/https://www.menards.com/main/buildi...8-c-13411.htm?tid=-5821158222333244600&ipos=2
Stand LightingKessilA80 Tuna Bluehttps://www.kessil.com/aquarium/saltwater_A80.phphttps://www.saltwateraquarium.com/a80-tuna-blue-saltwater-aquarium-led-kessil/
Refugium LightingKessilH80 Tuna Florahttps://www.kessil.com/aquarium/horticulture_H80.phphttps://www.saltwateraquarium.com/h80-tuna-flora-led-refugium-grow-light-kessil/
Skimmer Neck CleanerVertexVectra Engine with 160mm LidOut of businesshttps://www.bulkreefsupply.com/vertex-vectra-engine-universal-cleaner-unit.html
Battery BackupCyberPowerPR2200LCD - UPS - 1980 Watt - 2200 VAhttps://www.cyberpowersystems.com/product/ups/smart-app-sinewave/pr2200lcd/https://www.cyberpowersystems.com/product/ups/smart-app-sinewave/pr2200lcd/
Ceramic Boilogical MediaCerMediaMarinePure Biofilter Block (8 x 8 x 4)https://www.cermedia.com/product-details/https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/marinepure-biofilter-block-8-x-8-x-4-cermedia/
Backup HeatersCobaltNeo-Therm Heater 300 Watthttps://www.cobaltaquatics.com/collections/heaters-1/products/neo-therm-heater
Heat ExchangerBrazetek55 kBTU Titanium Shell and Tube Heat Exchangerhttps://www.brazetek.com/bt-stx-55-b-1-titanium-heat-exchanger
Heat PumpGrundfosAlpha2 15-55SFC/LChttps://product-selection.grundfos....number=99163972&custid=GMA&tab=variant-curves
Heat Pump ControllerInkbirdPID Temperature Controller IPB-16Shttps://inkbird.com/products/ipb-16s
Acessory PumpCurrent USAeFlux DC Flow Pump 3170 GPH Model 6011https://current-usa.com/eflux-aquarium-dc-flow-pump-with-flow-control-3170-gph/
Nice budget build :)
 
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Update time...

A few things of note:

My Melanurus Wrasse has transitioned from a female into a male. I did not notice when exactly this happened but when someone mentioned to me how vibrant the fish was I commented on how the males have even brighter coloration. While the words were coming out of my mouth I realized that I now had a male Wrasse.

My starter frags have grown nicely into small colonies.

I did lose my Purple and Green Blastomusa wellsi that had about 12 polyps. I have been balancing the flow pattern in the tank and I made an adjustment that caused the Blastomusa to get covered in sand. I did not notice until several days later and it was too late. This was 100% my fault and caused by me not paying close enough attention to the tank and corals. I feel terrible about causing this loss. It was one of my favorite corals in the tank.

I have rearranged the rocks a bit to mitigate sand movement. I did use a finer grain sand than I usually use. I wanted the clean look that comes with a fine white sand and knew that it would require additional work to pull it off. This has been one of the most challenging things to take on with this reef tank.

My Versa pump failed and I needed to send it off to EcoTech for service. That whole situation could have gone better but at the end of the story I have my pump back on my reactor.

Late September I added several Acropora, a few Montipora, and a Euphyllia to the tank. All are doing well and growing.

I started to dose Nitrate and Phosphate to raise my levels into a detectable range. If I need to continue this long term then I will make my own supplement. For now I purchased Brightwell NeoNitro and NeoPhos to raise the levels. I have been dosing to achieve a Phosphate level of 0.02 and a Nitrate level of 0.5. My Phosphates have seemed to reach a stable level of 0.02, but my Nitrates are still undetectable with RedSea and Hanna Checker tests.

I have needed to add supplementation to keep my Calcium and Magnesium up. The Seachem Reactor media that I have in my Sulfur reactor has done a good job of keeping up with the demands thus far. However without any Nitrate in the system the pH within the reactor has not been low enough to dissolve enough media to keep up. To keep the levels up I have been using Kamoer X1 dosing pumps to add 20ml of Aquavitro calcification and 2ml of Aquavitro ions daily. As the Nitrates eventually come up I should be able to remove or eliminate this supplementation.

I removed the Trident from the system for several reasons. I already have the KH Guardian monitoring and supplementing Alkalinity, so the Alk was redundant. Calcium and Magnesium are easily tested weekly or monthly at a fraction of the cost.

I'll be sure to add some photos in the coming days.
 
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Nice progress, your fish and corals are going to grow very nicely into that open space. How long is your tank, and how is the overall circulation?
Thanks, the tank is 70.9"L x 30"W x 21.7"H. For circulation right now I only have one Tunze Stream3 running at 30% in the back left corner and CPR eductors on the returns. This provides lots of flow throughout the tank with an area of lower flow on the left side below the returns and overflow for LPS.
 

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