My Custom 340g build

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My story in Reefing is long, and I'm sure many of you have dealt with things like this. I did a used 125 system (all livestock, sand, rock, etc.)
I spent 1.5 years cleaning the tank of massive hair algae and finally pulled my last tuft of algae as the tank matured. Then, my townhome burned down and I lost everything. I restarted with a 220 in a twin home and had that operational for 2 years. Sold it because I was building a new single family home and built the basement to have a larger display in wall in the basement. My custom display is from CustomAquariums.com. IT's 6 foot long, 3 foot wide, and 31" tall on a powder coated steel stand and using their H20 Overflow system.

Filtration
25 micron Nuclear Canister filter
No Filter socks so using the canister filter to polish water
L4 Turbo Aquatics algae turf scrubber
DC Diablo Skimmer
3 x MP40s
2 Skimz S18 Powerheads
25 Watt UV Sterilizer
1 Hammerhead external return pump

Lights
Aquatic life T5ho 4 bulb fixture
3 AI Hydra 52 LED fixtures mounted front to back between each of the braces

Mixing Station
2 x 75 gallon drums plumbed.
Freshwater in one and salt water in the other.
Plumbed with a Hammerhead external pump (same as my return pump for redundancy)
I had horizontal cabinet doors placed at the top of the wall to allow for feeding from the front of the tank. The rear of the display is in the fish room. The 75 gallon sump is in the furnace room about 10 feet from the display.

Misc:
Apex Classic monitoring ph and temp
2 Finnex 300 watt heaters
Genesis Reef Systems Renew - Auto top off and Fresh water top off bin monitoring.
Bubble Magus Doser - dosing alk and Calcium

Livestock:
Coral:
A mix of LPS, SPS, and Softies. My softies and SPS are growing the fastest. LPS is alive and not dieing but not growing fast - Acans, Hammers, Elegance, etc.

Current Fish Stocking:
Black Tang (close to 8" in size)
Chocolate Tang
Caribean Blue tang (almost as big as the Black)
Dragon Wrasse
2 Orange and White Oscelleris clowns
Canary Blenny
Starry Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny
Copperband Butterfly (Eats frozen food out of my hand and destroyed my Aiptasia population).
2 Pistol Shrimp and a matched Goby
Royal Grama
Blue Throat Trigger
1 x Pyramid Butterfly fish
Bellas Angelfish
Lamrack's Angelfish

The pics are below. I'll need to get some updated ones. The algae is much more under control, the Aiptasia is gone, and the corals and fish are much larger. :)

It's been a journey!

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More pics, it's changed some over time.
 

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