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Hi
This is my 236gal display thread where I will document my pictures on my home aquarium.

The tank is 47.5"×48×24" diy acrylic 3/4" walls.

Flow- 2 tunze waveboxes 6212 and 6214 model

Light- tek 8 bulb t5 vho 48"
using giessman and ATI bulbs

Overflow- reef synergy

Filtration- aquavitro salinity 500 and aquamaxx xl bio pellet reactor. I will add a turf scrubber in the coming months.

Return- maxispect jump series

Heat- finnex dial controller HC-800u with 800w element

Sump-diy 50g

Livestock- mostly soft corals. I do try some lps sometimes.

-1 top crown snail
-1 Halloween heritage crab Ciliopagurus strigatus
-3 red crabs Trapezia Cymodoce
-2 juvi. Blue coral bandit shrimp Stenopus Tenuirostris
-7 Peppermint shrimp Lysmata boggessi
-7 nerite snails Vittina natalensis
-3 pencil urchins Heterocentrotus mamillatus
-1 purple tang Zebrasoma xanthurum
-1 orange spotted bristletooth tang Ctenochaetus striatus
-1 cinnamon clown Amphiprion melanopus
-1 golden damsel Pomacentrus moluccensis
-1 juvi. cherub angel Centropyge argi
-1 Falco hawkish Cirrhitichthys falco
-1 juvi. bird wrasse Gomphosus varius
-1 filefish Acreichthys tomentosus
-1 orange toadfish Opsanus beta
-4 naso unicorn tangs Naso vlamingii
-5 silver brackish monos Monodactylus argenteus
-1 candystripe samuri squirrelfish Neoniphon sammara

My display is still cloudy and skimmer on the crazy fritz rn because i let my bio pellets sit for 5 days and than proceeded in flushing them with old sw multiple times and re using them. The sulfar smell was terrible but I'm on the winning side of it and am able to run the one pump on my skimmer. I'll fire up the 2nd water feed only pump in the coming weeks. Thanks all and enjoy!
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@mfinn :) looky looky

My buddy John from work helping me set it up this last weekend. Took my 3 days to finalize it leak free. Lol.
2 days of building. 1 day or rebuilding and tightening the overflow. Spray bar I wanted or intended to diy did not work. It was too high up and too much pressure. Needed more holes and to drop it down more. The dang spray mist wouldn't have been good on my light. Lol.
BTW the light still needs adjusting and tilted backwards towards the wall. I'll add my diy moonlight back too when I do that.
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Please mind the mess. I'm still in clean up mode from last week. Lol! Uploading a video now on utube of my wave action. Lol. I like.
Roamed some lfs and didn't find a lot. Don't want to go north or south either. Lol.
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Next up in addition to the diy turf scrubber. I'll add this seaswirl with the other maxspect jump dc pump I have. I'll mount it to conduit and to the wall. It will overhang down into my tank and oscillate in a corner pushing the water 90deg motion I think. Idk been a long time since I used em and was for a brief short period.
I used a reeflo Hammerhead on a manifold for two of these! Lol. Wow was that loud.
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Turns out it was just the six line wrasse that got eaten. He was tiny. Under 1"
See the birdwrasse and small cherub today.
Waiting to see the flasher fairy wrasse still.
The hawkish and domino don't seem to be bothered at all. Lol.
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