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I started roughly in February. I have 2 tanks connected to the same sump.
I run radion xr15 g5's and a neptune core 15 pump. Wavemakers consist of a maxspect gyre 2k, a mini wavemaker i got off amazon, and an ai nero 3. The tanks consist of a gutted fluval 13.5 gallon and a aqueon column aquarium. They use a fijicube and eshops overflow on each which go down to a sump behind my couch.

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My quarantine tank is in my office and it's where i do growouts. It has an autoaqua sumpless ato and an aquaclear hob filter. I run a radion xr15 g4 (my old light) and a coralife 3 watt uv sterilizer. The tank itself is a gutted 9 gallon fluval flex. It was originally intended to be the second tank in my living room but i didn't like that it bulged out of the cabinet. I'll post more pics later of all my setups as I'm pressed for time right now but here is a pic of the office tank.

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Let me know if you have any questions. It's my first setup and everything kind of grew organically. So, when i move in January, my goal is to redo the setup but make it more integrated and much cleaner so that the tanks just exist in the shelves and you cannot see any of the plumbing. Also considering adding a third tank to the mix to cap it off.
 
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Got a new coral in the tank yesterday! Plus these 2 guys!
 

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These are the tanks relative to the room. It's sort of a rough draft before we move into our next place. I have a larger tank in the garage that fits on the deeper version of this shelf. Going to buy those shelves and do the exact same thing but with cleaner plumbing, the goal is zero pipes showing. The shelves are messy right now cause the cat keeps climbing behind the books.
 

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These are the tanks relative to the room. It's sort of a rough draft before we move into our next place. I have a larger tank in the garage that fits on the deeper version of this shelf. Going to buy those shelves and do the exact same thing but with cleaner plumbing, the goal is zero pipes showing. The shelves are messy right now cause the cat keeps climbing behind the books.
Nice setup! Is that a working Colt Walker? Really like to buy a US Cavalry rifle and pistol, but my new radions kinda put a pause on that.
 
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I appreciate the compliments from everyone. Things have been going really well! I just finished making a small frag tank to add to my office quarantine area. I got a bunch of equipment off of offerup and have 2 spare kessil tuna blues I've been wanting to put to use. I was able to use one for this setup and it really consolidated the frag diaspora I had going on.
 

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These are the tanks relative to the room. It's sort of a rough draft before we move into our next place. I have a larger tank in the garage that fits on the deeper version of this shelf. Going to buy those shelves and do the exact same thing but with cleaner plumbing, the goal is zero pipes showing. The shelves are messy right now cause the cat keeps climbing behind the books.
you have a lot of faith in those ikea shelves. good luck! did you reinforce them somehow or just using the metal pins included for the shelves???
 
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All of the shelves that carry real weight are reinforced. The main display isn't even connected to the shelving system. I drilled the shelf onto two wood barstools and then slid it in between. All the weight is directed to the barstools. on the frag tank i just installed, it doesn't weigh enough to worry about anything. I think max it's like 2.5, maybe 3 gallons of water. The two 10 gallon tanks (the fluval flex and the aqueon column aquarium) have supports drilled under the shelf. Everything is solid as a rock! It looks pretty janky but that's because the office tank was originally setup to hold some live rock with corals that I got for super cheap. I've been slowly adding to it and cleaning it up. I refer to this as an "organic" method of setup. Eventually, it will be 100X cleaner looking.
 

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That looks really cool. I've always appreciated the look of multiple small tanks.

Nice change of pace to see tanks worked into a room rather than the tanks being the sole focus.
 
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That looks really cool. I've always appreciated the look of multiple small tanks.

Nice change of pace to see tanks worked into a room rather than the tanks being the sole focus.
That's the goal! My mom was really into interior design and it's the one thing I'd like to bring to the hobby. This is my first setup and since the gf and I are moving in January, it's the mockup for what's to come. It's not nearly as clean or integrated as I would've liked so once the move happens and I have a garage again, I'm going to be doing the same thing but get all of the plumbing hidden and incorporate another tank. Can't wait to post about it once it happens!
 

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