Return to the hobby- New Reefer 170 - 34 gallon build

danny325is

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Hello All!.

I have been away from this hobby for more than 20 years. I used to have a 70+ gallon fish only tank.
I have been playing with the idea of getting back in to the hobby for a some time, I wasn't ready yet, but another member posted a deal that I thought I couldn't pass up.

My goal is really a lower maintenance soft coral tank, who are we kidding, after a while I am gonna have 3 tanks spread around my house doing all kinds of different things.

Here is what I have:
Redsea Reefer 170
Ecotech Radion xr30 pro gen 4
Varios 4 return pump
Nyos 120 skimmer
Innovative marine ato reservoir , but I am pretty sure I am going to plumb in my R.O. water line.


Running a leak test (and there was) and learning these new to me lights.
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Looks good! Any additional updates to share?

I'm getting back into the hobby after 5+ years away myself and I believe I'll end up with the Reefer 170 as well, as the footprint fits nicely where I'd like to put it. If you have any opinions on the lights/skimmer/etc for this size tank please share. Also, what are you using for flow?
 

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