saltyhog's DSA 155 mixed reef

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I ordered this tank from my LFS back in 2012 and it was set up in my den until last Sept when we moved from our home we had lived in for 25 years. The tank is from Deep Sea Aquatics and is their standard 155 gallon 72x24x21. The tank came with 3 drains and 2 returns and is plumbed as a Bean Animal set up.

Equipment:

Custom Trigger Emerald sump (basically a 32" stretched to 42" long, 18" wide and 16" tall.
Vectra M1 return pump
Tunze Osmolator ATO
Ecotech MP40 X 2
Ecotech MP10 X 2
AI Hydra 52 X 3
Apex controller with two EB8
Skimz SM203 with DC pump
BRS dosing pumps for Alk/Ca
BRS reactors for GFO and Carbon

Most of my fish and corals were rehomed when I moved but my CBB, Flame Wrasse and Potter's Wrasse went to a temp tank. Corals that I kept include my Bonsai Acro, Green Slimer, Purple Stylo, and Mind Trick Monti, Rock Flower anemone x 2, a few zoas, 2 plate corals and a purple polyped duncan.

Setting it up

Right side after livestock moved in.

Left side
 
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A few pictures as the tank is recovering from my dino outbreak.
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Salty-H,
That's a great scape... ;Singing ;Singing ;Singing

Don't change a thing... ;Stop

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Congrats on today's recruits.
That was a big time haul.
 
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After running UV for 2 months I had no sign of dinos anywhere! I pulled the UV and they came back....not really enough to see them but they definitely stressed my SPS. Started my UV back 3 days ago and every thing is looking much happier.

My WD looks much happier and color is starting to improve a little.
WD 19-2-23.JPG

Some of my zoas/palys
Tyree-eagle eye zoas 19-2-24.JPG

My bonsai
Bonsai2 (1 of 1).jpg
 
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Finally getting around to updating my build thread. It's really like starting over. Tank looks barren right now but at least everything is healthy and growing now.

Left side

left side (1 of 1).jpg


Palys on the right given me by @ROCO whose in our reef club. Not sure what they're called.
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Morning Glory zoas
Morning glory zoa (1 of 1).jpg


My Lone Ranger RFA
RFA1 (1 of 1).jpg


The rest of my RFA's
RFA2 (1 of 1).jpg


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Great tank! Love the scape, can never seem to achieve it lol. Nice growth too!
 
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