One thing you would like to upgrade or change and why...

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 Cyber Monday Sponsor R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    This hobby is always evolving and changing. Equipment changes, theories and methods change, our minds change and so on!

    What is one thing you would upgrade or change right now if you could?

    Tell us why!

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  2. James M

    James M I like anemones R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I would like too change my aquascape. I think it looks very boring but I just don’t know how to change it.
     
  3. Jon Fishman

    Jon Fishman Well-Known Member

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    I would like to make my tank about 150 gallons bigger.
     
  4. Greybeard

    Greybeard Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    It's a hobby, not a project. There is no 'done'.

    I'm wiring up a DIY motorized ball valve to add a layer of redundancy to my mixing station fill process.

    When that's done, I'll find something else. This summer, I'll make a trip to TL Reefs or The Reef Rack and see about adding a clam or two.

    Always something.
     
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  5. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    What I want to upgrade.

    - The lights
    - The Stand
    - The Sump
    - The Tank (bigger)

    - Then lights cause bigger tank
    - Then Sump 'cause bigger tank
    - The Bigger tank again

    Ad infinitum
     
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  6. SDK

    SDK Reef Diver R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I recently came back to the hobby, and went too small with a Nuvo 10 to "test the waters". I definitely should have gone with a larger tank as I'm already lusting after a bigger system :rolleyes:
     
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  7. reacclimating 2 the hobby

    reacclimating 2 the hobby patience is... oh look an acro pack fs! R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I'd like the tank in the picture lol.

    I'd like to add some flow to the dead spots I've discovered, thinking a couple more gyres. Build a canopy and re-organize wiring/electronic area. Lastly finish my AWC that is currently made up of brute cans.
     
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  8. a4edwin

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    My house. The location of everything limits where and what size tank I can have. I own a two family house and live on the second floor so weight is also a concern. I love my house though.
     
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    lbacha Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Not really an upgrade, more of an addition but I’d like to add a nice acrylic and screen lid so I can add some wrasses to my tank
     
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  10. velvetelvis

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    I want a new heater. I'm considering adding an HOB refugium. And I'd like to find a third MP40 secondhand, because my blue ridge corals love flow--the more the better.
     
  11. sde1500

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    Ha, One....
    Checklist for this year:
    • Connecting RODI directly into the NSW and top off refill tanks, and installing float switches to reduce my need to monitor filling of the tanks.
    • Putting a small pump into the top off refill tank and plumb it to the NSW tank to speed up mixing new saltwater when needed.
    • Swapping out the two outlets I use for GFCI (I know I know)
    • Cleaning up the mess of wires going to the two surge protectors by utilizing a DJ switch box to hide them all within the stand.
    • Also maybe add some rock and change up the aquascape a bit to open new areas for some more SPS corals, that is a big maybe though.
     
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  12. Schnizzle

    Schnizzle Active Member Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

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    Bigger sump, bigger tank, bigger budget...
     
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  13. PDR

    PDR <°)))>{ R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 SCAA Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I would like to get some additional lighting, either another kessil or add some t5’s. I also wouldn’t mind a controller so I could automate my daily water changes and have something better for temp control.
     
  14. n2585722

    n2585722 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Controller Advisor

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    When I desinged the stand I did not leave room for larger controller modules. The brand I went with is no longer making their systems. The other brands have a larger foot print for their modules which will make it hard to upgrade to the other brands with the limited space in the stand.
     
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    Upgrade from AI primes to AI 26hd
     
  16. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    What I would change:
    GETTING A STOCK REEF TANK
    What I want to get/upgrade.
    sump
    calc reactor
    chillers and fans
    overflow
    APEX full system(next buy)
    Algae scrubber
    Skimmer
    UV sterilizer
    and a finished cabinet. Started with a simple plain tank, made a quick hallow stand for it and called it a day, then I got corals, man then I got coral. That's when it all went wrong. Thousands of dollars poured into it wrong, but wrong in a good way.
     
  17. Jvesche20

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    I wanna upgrade my lights to radion xr30 (3 of them), 2 mp40 power head, better rodi unit, ur steralizer, apex controller. The list never ends
     
  18. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Hub City Reef Club Build Thread Contributor

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    I would upgrade my flow, I would drop the gyre pumps and switch to a more conventional powerhead.
     
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  19. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I want to add an alk monitor to my reef.
     
  20. webmanny

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    I would love to go bigger, but keep the costs the same they are now. Is there a way to do that? LOL I know, but one can dream.

    Since this is not possible, I would like a system that measures calcium, alk, magnesium, nitrates, low range phosphates, etc. In real time without reagents. Is that available? LOL Oh come on!!!
     
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