Starting over with a Tideline 47.5 gallon AIO

Brody’s Reef

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Hey everyone! It’s finally time to get the new build thread going. If you want to check out my previous build thread it can be found here:

Long story short I spent about a year and a half building this 80 gallon shallow reef into what it was. I had plenty of ups and downs but all in all it was a very successfully mixed reef. However, early this year I found out I had to move and was unable to keep this tank. I decided to try and restart with something a bit smaller so it’s easier to maintain but hopefully just as stunning.
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One of the main reasons I was able to start this build is do to my LFS. I lived in the St. Louis metro area and The Corner Reef was one of the best stores one could ask for. I was able to make a deal with the owner to trade in all of the fish, coral, and equipment (minus a couple things) for store credit towards the brand new Tideline 47.5 Gallon AIO system with the Planet Aquariums classic stand.

I was looking for a tank that was a bit smaller than what I had but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go as small as a 20-30 gallon because it would be a bit more restrictive for fish selections. Luckily my LFS is a dealer for Planet aquariums and they had one of the 47.5 gallon Tideline tanks.

Here is the current equipment setup:
light: 2 RedSea ReefLED 50s (left over from my old tank)
heater: Finnex 100w titanium
flow: stock return pump and AI Nero 5
ato: Tunze osmolator 3155 (left over from my old tank)
filtration: 2 mesh filter socks
sand: Fiji Pink
rock: dry Marco rock (the scape isn’t great right now I rushed it because I needed to get it cycling quickly)

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I just moved into the new house and literally the first thing in the house was the new aquarium. I needed to hurry up and get it going before everything else because I new I needed to get the cycle going. The tank got wet about a week ago and I am cycling it with Fritz turbo start. I’ve used it on my previous tank and on this one I was a in a bit of a hurry to be able to add fish because I had my two black storm clownfish being held by the LFS. I’m planning on leaving the lights of for a month or so as of now. I know from experience that building a thriving ecosystem takes lots of time so I don’t plan on getting in a hurry with this one. I think for the first couple months I’m just going to keep the two clownfish and eventually add a cleanup crew. I’m not sure on exactly which direction I want the tank to go in terms of livestock so I’m going to take some time and think through what I might do in terms of both fish and coral.

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That’s where I’m at for now thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to shoot them my way!
 
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Hey everyone! It’s finally time to get the new build thread going. If you want to check out my previous build thread it can be found here:

Long story short I spent about a year and a half building this 80 gallon shallow reef into what it was. I had plenty of ups and downs but all in all it was a very successfully mixed reef. However, early this year I found out I had to move and was unable to keep this tank. I decided to try and restart with something a bit smaller so it’s easier to maintain but hopefully just as stunning.
EBA9E241-0A0C-4AAC-8B6A-B13F1F397F2C.jpeg


One of the main reasons I was able to start this build is do to my LFS. I lived in the St. Louis metro area and The Corner Reef was one of the best stores one could ask for. I was able to make a deal with the owner to trade in all of the fish, coral, and equipment (minus a couple things) for store credit towards the brand new Tideline 47.5 Gallon AIO system with the Planet Aquariums classic stand.

I was looking for a tank that was a bit smaller than what I had but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go as small as a 20-30 gallon because it would be a bit more restrictive for fish selections. Luckily my LFS is a dealer for Planet aquariums and they had one of the 47.5 gallon Tideline tanks.

Here is the current equipment setup:
light: 2 RedSea ReefLED 50s (left over from my old tank)
heater: Finnex 100w titanium
flow: stock return pump and AI Nero 5
ato: Tunze osmolator 3155 (left over from my old tank)
filtration: 2 mesh filter socks
sand: Fiji Pink
rock: dry Marco rock (the scape isn’t great right now I rushed it because I needed to get it cycling quickly)

BA895743-DAFC-4529-88B8-E1AF7B6ABBF1.jpeg


I just moved into the new house and literally the first thing in the house was the new aquarium. I needed to hurry up and get it going before everything else because I new I needed to get the cycle going. The tank got wet about a week ago and I am cycling it with Fritz turbo start. I’ve used it on my previous tank and on this one I was a in a bit of a hurry to be able to add fish because I had my two black storm clownfish being held by the LFS. I’m planning on leaving the lights of for a month or so as of now. I know from experience that building a thriving ecosystem takes lots of time so I don’t plan on getting in a hurry with this one. I think for the first couple months I’m just going to keep the two clownfish and eventually add a cleanup crew. I’m not sure on exactly which direction I want the tank to go in terms of livestock so I’m going to take some time and think through what I might do in terms of both fish and coral.

D99C39A1-476B-4B0F-BCE3-0E6FCDF9DF6C.jpeg

71592869-D018-41F1-830D-BAFA4E0B56C6.jpeg

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That’s where I’m at for now thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to shoot them my way!
Looks great so far. Following along.
 

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