JBJ 45 - First new tank in 5 years... allegedly.

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First, thanks for the collective advice that has been provided thus far when performing my planning and due diligence. I have taken the plunge and have ordered the parts for my new build of a JBJ 45 flat panel rimless. I will add photos as this build progresses but for now, see below for my equipment list.

  • JBJ 45 gallon flat panel rimless with white stand
  • AI Hydra 26 and related mount
  • Vortech MP-10 WQD
  • Vortech Battery Backup
  • Sicce 3.0 return pump replacement
  • VCA RFG Nozzles and stand offs
  • Tunze 9004 DC protein skimmer
  • Tunze 3155 ATO
  • Petco 5.5 gallon tank for the reservoir
  • Cobalt Neo-Therm 150w heater
  • 2x Kamoer X1 dosing pumps
  • 2x AquaMaxx FR-S Media Reactor
  • 40 lbs of live sand
  • 35 lbs of Caribsea Life Rock
  • Koralia Nano 565 for mixing salt
  • Fritz RPM Salt
  • BRS 5 stage premium plus RO/DI at 75 GPD
  • XP Aqua RO/DI ATO sensor (The Marriage Saver)
  • BRS mesh lid
  • 2x WiFi connected Geeni Power Strip
  • Frag sand rock holder
  • Milwaukee Digital Refractometer
  • Hanna Alkalinity Test Kit
  • Hanna Phosphate Test Kit
  • Red Sea Calcium Test Kit
  • Red Sea Marine Test Kit
Current livestock:
  • Pair of Premium Picasso Clowns
  • Midas Blenny
  • Fire shrimp
  • Cleaner Shrimp
  • 1x Eagle eye zoa
  • 1x blue candy cane
  • 1x bicolor candy cane? Reddish and green
  • 1x green star polyps
  • 1x frogspawn
  • 1x toxic green hammer
  • 1x generic hammer (not sure the type)
  • 1x Ultra Acans
  • Hand full of blue and scarlet hermits, trochus snails (7), nassarius snails (2), and about 5 Astraea snails
  • Once Upon a Time Rainbow Acan
  • Rasta Zoas
  • Dragon Queen Zoas
  • Utter Chaos Zoas
  • Jurassic Park Zoa
  • Octopuss Torch
  • Gold stem real tips Cristata
  • Indo Gold Torch
  • 3x unknown hammers/frogspawn
  • 2x unknown Acans
  • 1x unknown Zoa
  • Dragon Soul Torch
See below for a screen shot of my current settings for the Hydra 26. Been playing around with this setting and a version running at 100% for the Violet, Royal, and blue.

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I have the tank set up for the most part and will post an update in the morning. My current challenge is that my planned 5 gal bucket for my ATO reservoir won’t fit in my stand. Trying not to buy an acrylic reservoir so will see it I can find a 5 gal fish tank that would work. Other than that, any recommendations on what the water level should be an the Hydra 26 lighting parameters and duration?
 
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See some photos of my tanks below. Unfortunately, right after I took these I had to **** off the hammer and frogspawn to rescue a snail on its back which required removing a lot of rock work. Also, someone wasn’t happy that I wasn’t taking photos of them.

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My tank is still doing well. I recently added the VCA random flow nozzles and related stand off. Only problem is the right nozzle keeps sucking in air at very random increments. I also have some algae growth on the candy cane that needs a peroxide dip and to do something about the brown diatoms on the rock.

My new additions to the tank are some Ultra Acans and a Fire Shrimp. I also bought a frag rock holder that will hold my future Zoa order to create a Zoa farm in the sand bed.

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I’ve had some new corals come in. My Zoa garden will hopefully begin grow out and since they are on frag plugs, I hope I can detach the plugs once they all grow to relocate in the tank. The torch I got isn’t looking too good so lucky aquasd was having a sale and got a couple new ones coming soon.

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A couple new photos with the Indo Gold and Dragon Soul torches I got. Tank needs a cleaning after the holiday’s. Planning on adding the one Biopellet reactor when I do a good cleaning and water change but will likely keep my second reactor offline for now. Also switching my salt from Tropic Marin to Fritz RPM mainly due to price.

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