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After two years of having gone without a tank to bring me peace of mind and some tranquility into my life, I started a new build. I have an idea on corals, inverts and fish already. So here is the run down....

Equipment
Aqueon 40 Breeder
Reef Octopus Classic 100 HOB
20L Aqueon w/ FujiCube Sump Baffle Kit
Jebao DCP3000 Return Pump
2x AI Prime's
2x AI Prime Blk Tank Mounts
IceCap 1k Gyre
200w digital heater
40# Fiji Pink
30# Reef Saver Rock
RedSea Coral Pro salt


Live Stock
Mated Pair Ocellaris Clownfish - Just Had Babies 8-7-19
2x Blue Green Reef Chromis
1x Firefish
1x Yellow Tang
1x Blue Hippo Tang
1x Unknown Gobie

Corals
Green Scoly added - 3-31-18
Bi-color Hammer added - 3-31-18
Green Toadstool added - 3-31-18
Kenya Tree added - 7-7-19
Hollywood Stunner Chalice added - 7-7-19
Bubblegum Digi added - 8-16-19
Superman Digi added - 8-16-19
Dragon Soul Favia added - 7-7-19
Aussie Orange Fungia added - 8-16-19
Green Star Polyps added - 7-7-19
Pink & Gold Palys added - 5-31-19
Eagle Eye Zoas added - 5-31-19
Fire & Ice Zoas added - 5-31-19
Radioactive Dragon Eyes Zoas added - 5-31-19
WWC Honeycomb Leptastrea added - 7-7-19

I will keep this listing updated on livestock and equipment.

Next additions/Upgrades
IceCap K1-100 Skimmer
CoralBox DP4 Doser
Reef Angel Expansion Hub
Reef Angel Dimming Expansion
2x Jebao RW-4's
XPAqua Duetto ATO

After having filled the tank I added some Purple Helix and Probiod Start-up to the tank to add bacteria and Coralline Algea to help jump start the cycle. But will keep updating on how well the Purple Helix helps populate the Coralline on the bare rocks. But here is a pic half filled. Once it clears up I'll get a better picture of the tank.

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New equipment to arrive will be an RA+ with salinity expansion as well as rope leak detector, BRS co2 scrubber with CDX media. Hoping that will start getting my pH within the 8.0-8.3 range. Slowly but surely I'm gonna have my slice of the ocean like in my old 29BC.
 
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I wish it looked like that again.....that was my 29bc when I was in Colorado. Have been battling cyno the past month and am currently dosing h2o2 twice daily into the tank now for a week and everything is dying back. Noticed pods on the glass as well this week as well as baby snails and what I'm guessing is their eggs on my back glass. CDX media is working great for keeping my pH in check these days.
 
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Curious how you are running your CDX? Is the draw line run to the outdoors?
 

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Thank you. I am in a bit of the same boat. Heavy co2 in my home and tight seal. I open the home for about 30 minutes each morning and it helps but I can't get mine above 8.1 where it hovers.
 
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Sweet! Nice and organized. Certainly appeals to my retentive nature.
 
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So I purchased an Icecap 1k gyre for the tank. Am hoping the flow patterns will be much better than the RW-8's that I've been using. It should be in on Monday....so I'll get it installed and post a video review of it after I play with the settings a bit.
 
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