New Build Prostar 200 Peninsula

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Several Months in the Planning I pulled the Trigger after a ton of research, I decided on the Prostar 200 Peninsula, I looked into Red Sea, Water Box, IM, SCA, Cade. I came to the decision on Prostar Based on Cost/Budget, and I Love the Preassembled Metal Stand, Wasn't a Big Fan of the Sump provided as the Refugium Compartment is really small. So I placed the Order with Tyler from Two Tides Aquarium Supply on April 26th, of course with everything going on I knew there would be delays in materials E.T.C. So While I waited for the Aquarium to be built I started ordering Components and Building Rock overall was a ton of fun, This will be my 7th Saltwater Aquarium may or may not be the last who knows. With the Budget in Mind I went cheap on the pump and saved some money by buying some stuff on Amazon and E-bay. Aquarium arrived 7/22/21 with 0 damage was packaged very well and overall condition was perfect, with the help of my Sons and a few friends we got it inside the house and assembled, I quickly started working on the set up. Hung the Lights, installed Led Lighting in the Sump Area, wired everything to the Control Board and hid the wiring using a couple of kits I bought on Amazon. Will be putting water in it this weekend and getting it started, only have a few other items to buy (1) refugium light, and (2) wave Makers other than that it is ready to go.
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ProClear Prostar 200
MD7116 Marine Depot Control Board
400 Watt Titanium Heater (BRS)
Kamoer X1 Pro Wfi Dosing Pump
Jebao MDC Sine Wave Pump
AquaMaxx DFC-180 Protein Skimmer
Reef Breeders Photon V2 50 Led Light
Addictive Reef Keeping 20lbs Shelf Rock, 125lbs Dry Reef Rock, Bonder 400 mortar kit
Tunze Glass Cleaner Strong 0222.020
Tunze Osmolator 3155 ATO
Trigger Systems 5 Gallon Clear Reservoir
BRS DIY Screen Kit with Red Sea Corner caps
100lbs of Cribsea Arg-live Sand
BRS stage 5 Premium Plus 150 GPD water saver RO/DI System
Inkbird Temp Controller
Powsav Smart Power Strip Wifi Enabled (Amazon)

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Your set up looks great. Are you still cycling? Love the scape work. What are you planning to keep? Are your other tanks still running? I am deciding if i want to run my old tank as a FOWLR so I can finally have some triggers and puffers ( I probably will but i am curious what other people do with their other tanks.
 
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Your set up looks great. Are you still cycling? Love the scape work. What are you planning to keep? Are your other tanks still running? I am deciding if i want to run my old tank as a FOWLR so I can finally have some triggers and puffers ( I probably will but i am curious what other people do with their aquariums.
I had a 30 gallon mixed reef I transferred all the fish and corals to my new set up. Currently I have lots of Softys, LPS, 2 Frags of SPS.
Fish:
2 Blue Chromis
1 Ocellaris Clown
1 Disbar Clown
1 Talbots Damsel
1 Vlmingi Tang
1 Convict Tang
1 Scopas Tang
1 Sixline Wrasse
1 Christmas Wrasse
1 Sleeper Goby
1 Diadem Dotty
1 Cleaner Shrimp
Several Snails
 

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I ran it for over a month with no lights on and no fish, I seeded my Refugium with Cheato at week 3. Refugium is fully operational now growing lots of undesirable algae. I had a Diatom outbreak that lasted 2 days than disappeared. I am Dosing with All For Reef 38 ML per day, I utilized the 3 gallon ATO that came with the Tank to hold AFR.
 

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