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AQUARIUM BUILD
This is my custom A.G.E 255gallon rimless aquarium. It has star fire glass on 3 viewing sides. The glass is ¾” thick. The custom surround that I created makes the aquarium super modern and very sleek.

This is not a new build. My aquarium is very mature, however I did loose everything in the aquarium after it crashed from treating with Fenbendazole), to eradicate an outbreak of blue star polpys in my aquarium. It was a total crash at the end of 2016.

After months of getting it back in shape, and about a gallon of carbon. I started to restock the aquarium around September of 2016. I have posted allot on the forum, but people have asked me to start a build thread so here it is.

My aquarium is a mixed reef. I have a mixture of everything. Its actually quite the bit of chore keeping all the corals from killing each other due to placement. I currently have about 50 different sps, and its about that time where I will start removing some of the corals I don't want and replace them with something new.

EQUIPMENT
Lighting – 5 GHL Mitras 6300’s
Filtration – Custom 100 gallon sump with four 4” filter socks and refugium.
Skimmer – Reef Octopus 220 Elite
Geo 618 Calcium Reactor
Carbon Reactor
GFO Reactor
Emporer Aquatics Smart UV Sterilizer 40watt
Sequence Dart Pump – Runs entire Aquarium, including reactors
APEX

WATER MOVEMENT
Tunze 6105 – 2
Tunze 6095 – 2

FISH
Rabbit Fish – Not sure the name
Bariene Tang
Blond Naso Tang
Scopus Tang
Yellow Tang
Dragon Pipe Fish
Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse
Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse
African Cleaner Wrasse
Potters Angel Fish
1 – Female Resplendent Anthias
3 – Female Ignitus Anthias
2 – Banghi Cardinals
4 – Pajama Cardinals
2 – Clown Fish
Starry Blenny
Copper Banded Butterfly

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Let me introduce you to some of my fish. I had the camera out today and changed to my bigger lens and everyone took off. Hiding every and anywhere.... LOL. They hate the big lens. OH well they provide the most entertainment for me and why I keep doing it. Lots of different personalities.

I will add them as I get pics.

Anthias
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Blonde Naso
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Mystery Rabbit Fish (long story)
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Bariene Tang
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Red Head Solon Fairy Wrasse
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These are my True Percula Clown fish. Now believe it or not. This is a bubble tip. You would never now it. I have tried to take this anemone out of aquarium several times. As you can see. I cant get it. From the stress of me trying to get rid of it. It has split several times. The babies are easy to get, but not the mother. One day I will be able to get it out and put a smaller one in. This one stretches' out too much.

True Perculas
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Well I'm running out of light for more pics tonight, but this is a nice chalice. The nuclear palys came back after my crash. So that was a plus.

Chalice
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Well every build thread has to have a grow thread in it. I showed some of these on a different thread, but now I will put in all one place

Monti Growth Rate

Sept 2016
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Nov 2016
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April 2017
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June 2017
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Dec 2017
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May 2018
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Aug 2018
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Well the Rock is almost filled out. Taken a while. Here are 2 babies from this colony
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Thank you. Well the base has been running for many years. Just kept adding as I moved up from tank to tank. The corals that you see are about 1.5 years old.
 

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Have you ever touched that sand? Any maintenance on it, looks pretty deep in spots? Any sand clean up crew? thanks
 
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No I never mess with the sand. In some places it gets thin due to pumps, but I keep adding sand as needed. The deeper the better.
 
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Well every build thread has to have a grow thread in it. I showed some of these on a different thread, but now I will put in all one place

Monti Growth Rate

Sept 2016
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Nov 2016
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April 2017
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June 2017
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Dec 2017
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May 2018
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Aug 2018
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Well the Rock is almost filled out. Taken a while. Here are 2 babies from this colony
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now that is great growth. following for sure!
 
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The frags are coloring up nicely. The ASD strawberry shortcake is looking really nice. Although my Reef Raft USA Medusa is not happy. I will move it tomorrow.
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