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Hello all,

I've been in the hobby for a few years now (currently have an IM Fusion 10) but recently decided to build a much larger tank.

As the title would suggest, I went with a Waterbox 130.4. As you can see from the pictures below, I've just begun to cycle. For gear, I went with:

Return pump: Ecotech Vectra M1
Additional flow: 2x Echotech MP40wQD
Heater: Jaeger 300w (might need to rethink this, doesn't quite fit in the sump)
Skimmer: TBD, likely going with a Deltec 1000
Lights: 2x AI Hydra 52HD
ATO: Tunze Osmolator 3155
Rock: BRS Reef saver dry rock
Sand: Aragonite Special Grade dry sand

Going to be heavily SPS stocked tank. Likely going to go with some sort of medium sized tang, clown pair (maybe? I hear they can be jerks / bitey), some anthias, maybe a goby or blenny. I'd love feedback on suggested stocking plans.


Lights on, no water:
IMG_5531.JPG

We have water!
IMG_5535.JPG
 
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Hello all,

I've been in the hobby for a few years now (currently have an IM Fusion 10) but recently decided to build a much larger tank.

As the title would suggest, I went with a Waterbox 130.4. As you can see from the pictures below, I've just begun to cycle. For gear, I went with:

Return pump: Ecotech Vectra M1
Additional flow: 2x Echotech MP40wQD
Heater: Jaeger 300w (might need to rethink this, doesn't quite fit in the sump)
Skimmer: TBD, likely going with a Deltec 1000
Lights: 2x AI Hydra 52HD
ATO: Tunze Osmolator 3155
Rock: BRS Reef saver dry rock
Sand: Aragonite Special Grade dry sand

Going to be heavily SPS stocked tank. Likely going to go with some sort of medium sized tang, clown pair (maybe? I hear they can be jerks / bitey), some anthias, maybe a goby or blenny. I'd love feedback on suggested stocking plans.


Lights on, no water:
IMG_5531.JPG

We have water!
IMG_5535.JPG
Beautiful Tank!
 

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Okay perfect. From their YouTube video, it looked like 2-3". I don't want the tank too far away from the way. Also, did you have any quality issues with the quality of the tank and/stand?
 
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Okay perfect. From their YouTube video, it looked like 2-3". I don't want the tank too far away from the way. Also, did you have any quality issues with the quality of the tank and/stand?
No issues with the quality at all! This is one amazing tank. Love everything about it.
 
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Been way too long since my last update!

I found out the hard way that moving slow and having proper QT is the only way to acclimate fish. I lost some really beautiful fish because of my own stupidity, but the rest of the tank is looking great. I'm being a bit too cocky adding the acros at this time, but I can't help myself. They are growing nicely and starting to encrust the plugs.

Just a few pics. I haven't picked out a skimmer yet, but with the light bioload I'm still fine. Phosphates reading less than 0.05 today, nitrates under 0.5.

Full Tank.JPG Left hill.JPG
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Let me know which dosing oump you go with. Was thinking of getting the Red Sea dosing pumps when they come out but who knows when that will happen.
 
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