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Hello all,

I guess it was about time that I started my build thread for one of our tanks we set up in February this year. This is our 150 customs build Acrylic 5ft by 2 ft x 2 foot tank. Bottom drilled with corner over flow. Also a custom built stand and top. Tank is fully in closed removable acrylic panels to keep fish in. Lights are only Current IC Loop 48’s two of them set for a 9 hour with ramp up and down to noon light . Yes you can grow corals under them. Custom made acrylic sump with HOS Oct Skimmer, Sea Lettuce Fuge in middle lit by led 7 w grow light, phosban reactor running PhodGuard 24/7, Carbon in bag once a month, As of Now Finnex main heaters with controller, backup heater connected to apex. Apex is running Two Gen-X external return pumps ( Old School I know) looking into getting two COR 20s once my LFS gets them in. No UV, One Sock, two power heads one China Blue Version and and Current wave pump set on 15 sec surge mode. (Also looking into apex wav’s. This is my first apex tank so a lot of our equipment is Proly way outdated from most reefers. I will update pics and a full equipment list that will change as I come into the new age of Reefing. I have been into tanks since the 90,s fresh then salt 10,20,50,70,150 and qt tanks planning a move to 200 glass working on new stand now and bracing the house more. This tank cycled FISHLESS for four months. With live Sand, Dry Rock Man Made rock never in ocean with a rotting shrimp without lights. Slow ramp up time with lights after and introduced inverts, then Diamond back goby after many months of adding copods and phyto from algae barn. Then Hippo Tang for algae control. Will update full list of fish and inverts.
 
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What are the plans?
Future plans on this build include upgrading equipment Manly the return pumps and wav pumps via apex. I’m on the fence which way to go for either mindstream or trident. And I want to look into two part dosing pumps. As I’m doing everything by hand on this tank as of now. And some short of ATO to add the Half of Gallon of Water that evaporates each day. Also plans include making this tank into a softy, LPS dominated tank. It has one rock work set to side of center to be cover in Zoa Paly garden. Recently as couple days ago attached some GSP to Back of tank to hopefully have that cover. And keep getting a lot of LPS. I want to do some more branching rock work to scape higher into tank. Other plans include getting a fox face and a six line wrasse it’s only a 150 so I don’t want to over pack tank I really like to give the fish lots of room. The hippo that’s in there now will likely be moved to the 200 when it’s fished. Working on that stand now while the tank is being made going glass on that one.
 
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Invert/Fish Stocking list
11/10/19
Hippo Tang 1
Diamondback Goby 1
Pistol Shrimp 1
Mated Pair Snowflake ❄ Clowns
Boxer/anemone Crab 1
Emerald Crab 1
Halloween Crab in QT 1
Cleaner Shrimp 1
Trochus snails 3
Nassarius snails 8
Scarlet Red leg reef hermit crabs 6
Spaghetti worms lol
And I’m sure a few hitchhikers

Future
Foxface
Six Line Wasse
Maybe some cardinals or few schooling fish

Will Update as new livestock comes in.
 
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Got the Recirculating Co2 Scrubbber on my skimmer today. Ph always hangs about 8.1 but would like to get little more to 8.2 So on this build I did BRS CO2 scrubber canister , 3/8x3/8x1/4 TEE that is between the skimmer pump and canister. This was to able to add a Apex Solenoid to allow fresh air in if ph rose above 8.25 and close back off at 8.19 though apex. AutoAuqa Skimmer shut off switch for full cup and apex controlled skimmer as well to shut of based on ph. My line from skimmer pump is 3/8 OD so I had to reduce in couple spots to get line smaller. Just though I would share asked couple people on R2R on line hookup. Also as a side note recalibrated my ph probe to make sure it was running right as well which I would suggest for everyone

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Looking good. Don’t kill yourself over the PH #. It’s going to flux based on weather, time of day, etc. I like the current products so good there with me :D

Keep updating as continue stocking
 

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