Mikes 75g Mixed Reef- New Hobby

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Hello everyone. I have recently picked up a similar hobby we all share and so far I'm loving it. Its relaxing and rewarding. I am a maintenance man at Days Inn and have this build set up in the lobby. I started this build back in July, with what I thought a good idea, a used 105g w/ stand. BAD CHOICE. December 7th, the bottom seal decided to pop which caused a HUGE mess. In that crisis, being i live in the mountains, there are not many choices in case of emergency as far as options. I bought a 75g Marineland w/stand from PetSmart. I did not loose any life during that crisis so I would like to think I'm fortunate. Since then I have been on a heck of a journey and would like to share and continue to share this with all of you. Hope we can enjoy this hobby together and look forward to each others advice. Here is a few pics from the beginning and I will be posting more in the next few days to come!

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Beautiful tank Mike. You mentioned figuring out your url in your introduction post? At the very top of your thread is a share button... Mouse over that and it will bring up the url to this thread. from there you can highlight, copy and paste to your signature line.

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Steve
 
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Update 2/4/21

So things are going pretty good. Got a dosing pump now and Klir DI-4 and live both of them. Parameters are stable and have a few new editions. Purple Jade Bonsai Acro, Forest Fire Monti Stellar Stylo and Purple Knobby Gorgian. Loving the fact of not having to clean filter sock now pr add chemicals everyday. Things are great and be back soon with update.

Ps. Could only catch a photo today at dusk.
 
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This is a shot in daytime. I have a piece of strawberry acro that almost died and has seem to come back. Taking awhile but uts coming. I also have shown growth at a decent rate with my 2 t5 lights and 48in DUAL current ic pros. Have have been told this isn't a good light choice but I will have to say my corals speak differently.
 
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Hey everyone. Quick update. Loving my Klir filter. I swear one of the best investments of you work alot. My SSC acro is coming back. Very excited about that. I have before and after pictures from 4 weeks of progress on that. I was told I don't have sufficient lighting, which may be true, but I am seeing progress health and stability so of it isn't broke don't fix it atm. I also have included a daytime pic as of today of my build. Really excited moving forward and finally get to really sit and enjoy things as I watch the progress through the next months to come. Hope you all enjoy this tank as much as I do. Always good to hear fellow reefers being supportive. Take care and until next time hapoy reefing!!!
 

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Okay. So now I have time I can record some of the items I have and update my build thread.

Tank: Marineland 75g w HOB Marineland PF 800 overflow

Sump: Icecap 24 holding Brightwell Aquatics XPORT BioPlate infused with MicroBactr7

Lighting: Helios T5 HO 54x2 running ATI Blue+ and Coral+ bulbs
Current USA Dual IC PRO 48" LEDs

Filtration: Kilr DI-4 filter roller
Marineland BioWheel 350
Innovative Marine Desktop reactor w Carbon
PhosBan 150 reactor w PhosBan

Flow: Hygger 1350 gph dc return pump
Current USA EFLUX 2100gph & 1000 gph wavemakers

LIVESTOCK

135LBS Primo Live Rock from Liverocknreef.com

3 Snowflake Clowns
1 Gladiator Clown
1 Purple Pseudo
Powder Blue Tang
Yellow Foxface Rabbitfish
2 Fiji Damsels
2 Green Chromis
Diamond Gobie
Blue Spotted Watchman Gobie
PAIRED with Bullseye Pistol
30+ CUC
6 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Emerald Crabs
Xenia coral
Strawberry Shortcake Acro
Purple Jade Bonsai Acro
Stellar Stylo
Purple Stylo
ACI Forrest Fire Monti
Fiji Yellow Toadstool
Grape Coral
Branching Hammer
Green Star Polyps
Dragon Soul Favia
Green Pipe Organ coral
Purple Knobby Gorgian
Grube Gorgian

Supplements: Hygger 4 pump dosing system
ESV CAL, ALK, MAG, Red Sea NOPX

Stable Parameters: pH 8.2 Alk 9 Mag 1400 Nitrate apprx 3-5 ppm Phos .1


This is my system setup AS OF NOW. Hope everyone follows this and enjoys as everything grows in this new setup. Happy Reefing
 

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