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- Jun 4, 2017
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- Wisconsin/Minnesota Border
So at 7:00pm last night I received shipment of my new SCA 50 gallon cube, rustic grey stand, SCA 301 skimmer, atman ph2500 return pump, filter floss, media balls, sponge media, overflow cover, 18.5 gallon glass sump, Reef Link, G4 Radion XR15 pro. I'm still waiting for a backorder from SCA of an Ecotech MP10WQD and XRS mounting arm for the XR15 which were included in the system. I may not be updating this for awhile as this won't be set up until the beginning of June, but I will update as I acquire new items for this setup. I'm new to the hobby and still collecting everything needed to properly run and care for this aquarium and it's soon to be inhabitants. My plans...So I really want a mandarin dragonet it's a deal breaker so I'll start there and do realize that won't happen til xmas at the earliest. I know I need pod population and will build a feeder via Paul B. (I love this place; R2R and my local reefing forum TCMAS.) I would also like pair of clowns, a wrasse or two, diamond goby, royal gramma. Corals; gotta have frogspawn or torches for movement, toadstool, and some zoas. Also would eventually like a BTA for the clowns. As for the sump I will KISS at first, running mini refugium in the middle chamber, skimmer and return on the right side with the drain and a filter sock setup being on the left. Tank is drilled for a herbie, I will hard plumb it. Last weekend I grabbed a used Apex system with temp and pH probes, display an extra eb8 and all cables to run everything. I'm planning on running Red Sea salt blue bucket, BRS reef saver rock, special grade arag alive sand, red sea marine care test kit, BRS 4 stage rodi 150gpd plus kit, fishless cycle with Dr. Tim's one & only, Dr. Tim's ammonium chloride, calibration fluid for pH probe, IC Gel for rocks, taotronics led refugium light, sicce syncra silent 1.5 for water mixing, filling and changes and I'll probably end up with a Tunze ATO. Any thoughts, suggestions, criticism please leave them for me. Thank you all in advance.