Maac's 180ish gallon Dream Reef Savvy Tank

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  1. Maacc

    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Some more plumbing in progress and in sump lighting IMG_20170611_182510.jpg IMG_20170615_195819.jpg

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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Next was aquascaping with BRS pukani rock I acid washed, bleached and then cooked for the last 4 months or so.
    I put the rock together after some chiseling with 3/8 acrylic rods and reef welder polymer. IMG_20170617_094427.jpg IMG_20170617_094633.jpg IMG_20170617_094559.jpg
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Rockwork in the display, I will be bringing the arch work from my 45 once this is stabilized. IMG_20170618_093926.jpg 20170422_145519.jpg
     
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    Awesome plumbing, coming along very nice
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks it's been the tank I have wanted for a long time.
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Got wet last weekend IMG_20170624_195936.jpg IMG_20170624_200017.jpg
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for securing the weir in place? I am concerned about the acrylic rods swelling over time. IMG_20170624_204637.jpg
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Beginning work on the electronic board because I can't take this rats nest IMG_20170624_200028.jpg

    Starting with main switched power strip
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    Panduit coming shortly.
     
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    I like the blue plumbing..
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks, blue is my favorite color and I prefer the sch 80 grey fittings.
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Electric progressing slowly :
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @evolved, do you see any issues with my wrasse selection here? I tried to follow the chart, but I want to try and avoid any major catastrophes
    Melanurus wrasse
    Possum wrasse
    Solarensis wrasse
    Yellow wrasse
    Black oscellarus clown
    Neon goby
    Yellow watchman goby
    Rainford goby
    To the existing stock, I want to add:
    Purple tang
    Foxface
    Small anthias school
    Yellow headed jawfish
    Lineatus wrasse
    Exquisite wrasse
    Flame wrasse
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hit up the great people at garf and added some snails hermits and 5 lbs a grunge to help with some biodiversity. IMG_20170628_192816.jpg IMG_20170628_175744.jpg
    Foxface and neons are happy campers
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looks fine ;)
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks much, always feel better running it by an expert.
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @eatbreakfast, @4FordFamily
    This is my thoughts on a stock list do either of you see an issue with the tang(s) interacting with the wrasses and other docile guys? Its a 180, 5'x30"x24"
    Melanurus wrasse
    Possum wrasse
    Solarensis wrasse
    Yellow wrasse
    Black oscellarus clown
    Neon goby
    Yellow watchman goby
    Rainford goby
    To the existing stock, I want to add:
    Purple tang
    Foxface
    Small anthias school(thinking maybe 5 dispar)
    Yellow headed jawfish
    Lineatus wrasse
    Exquisite wrasse
    Flame wrasse
    Maybe a purple firefish
     
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    I think you'll be OK, I might axe the firefish because one of the wrasse may not be OK with it. It could work fine, however. Add the foxface and tang together -- if you ever plan to add more tangs that would be the time to do it,also
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks much
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Electric done
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    New additions:
    Kole tang
    Exquisite wrasse
    2 rainford gobies
     
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