Octo LUX T90

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Hello reefers,

I decided to document the progress of the new reef. I went with the Reef Octopus Octo LUX T90 system which is advertised as an "All in One". There aren't many build threads on these tanks, so I hope to capture lots of details for anyone interested in them or that wants to follow along.

Tank - Glass 35"L x 18"W x 18"H with a tank volume of 48 gallons​
Stand - MDF and laminate measuring 39.5"H​
Sump - OS-30B acrylic 30"L x 12"W x 16"H​
Return Pump – AQ-3000 925 GPH max flow​
Protein Skimmer – Reef Octopus 6” Classic 150INT​

Additional equipment

Light - Maxspect Razor X 150w with the ICV6​
Flow – Maxspect XF330, Ecotech MP10, (3rd TBD but likely Tunze Wavebox 6208)​
Heater -Eheim JAGER 150W​
ATO – Tunze Osmolator 3155​
Controller/Dosing – Apex A2/DOS​

There are two things that I don't like but weren’t deal breakers:
The included slim water reservoir, which is integrated in the back panel only has a 1.5-gallon capacity. I plan to use my 5-gallon IM reservoir.​
The other is the included flexi tubing which I converted the drains to hard tubing. Reef Octopus uses metric instead of imperial for this tank. (32mm) for drains and (25mm) for return.​

As of today, the tanks have been running for over 24hours on RODI without any leaks. I had 2 previous ones and ended up using a product recommended here called “Plasto-Joint Stick”. I will always use this product for any plastic thread. Total game changer.

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Slow progress but moving along. System is salty:

Salt at 1.026. Tropical Marine Pro
Sand 30lbs Tropic Eden Tonga Miniflakes
Rock ~40lbs Tropic Eden Morroca + Real Reef branch
Water volume is ~50 gallons after displacement.
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Waiting for water to clear a bit and officially start cycling.
Dr Tim One and Only + Ammonium Chloride.
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Replaced the filter sock with a Redsea filter cup.
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Day 7 of Dr Tim Fishless cycle. Yesterday was the first day I saw a slight change on Ammonia reading.
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Assembled a cabinet for electronics and dry goods. Plan to assemble the IM lid and work on initial fish stock list tomorrow.
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Still cycling... I did get a new Tunze ATO and Tunze Wavebox for the build.

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Narrow down the likely fish inhabitants to:
  1. Pink Streaked Wrasse (transfer)
  2. Red firefish (transfer)
  3. Royal Gramma
  4. Radiant Wrasse
  5. Pygmy Angel

Also order the TBS Treasure Chest Pico Package to increase bio-diversity. Unfortunately, it’s back order and estimate shipping date is about a month out.

In the meantime enjoying the nano and figuring out which of the corals will transfer over.

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