The 1,650g reef the wife DIDN’T want - massive build thread

OP
Chemi-pure

Chemi-pure

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
26
Reaction score
110
Hello Reefers!

It's been around four months since we last updated you all on the progress of our show tank. So this will be a LONG OVERDUE 3-part update for this massive build thread!

In our last update, we showed you the process of aquascaping the show tank with Marco rocks and adding the natural seawater. As you can see, we have a lot to update you on!

119706404_723253414922780_2229357543283323453_n.jpg


We gave special consideration to the filtration room and sump design and you have all yet to see it.

So, let's begin this update with the filtration room built alongside the aquarium!

PA080244.jpg


Inside of the filtration room you will find:

P1010205.jpg

The custom-built sump (7ft) which is conjoined with the additional sump(14ft) which runs along the underside of the aquarium built by Reef Aquaria Design

P1010204.jpg

Deltec 7i Black Edition protein skimmer with Abyzz A200 pump

P1010200.jpg

Deltec VF6000 Fleece Filter

P1010209.jpg

Deltec CRTT10000 Calcium Reactor

P1010210.jpg
PA080233.jpg

Deltec CRTT10000 Calcium Reactor + CO2 Tank with the Tunze CO2 Regulator

P1010211.jpg

Aqua Ultraviolet SL200 UV Sterilizer

P1010193.jpg

CW-300 Algae Scrubber

P1010213.jpg

AquaLogic Split System 1.5HP Chiller

PA080243.jpg

EZ-DSR (Dutch Synthetic Reefing) additives to replace the need for water changes.

P1010201.jpg

Trident-Marine Aquarium Water Analyzer by Neptune Systems

PA080225.jpg

5 x EcoTech Vectra L2 Return Pumps

P1010214.jpg
PA080221.jpg

5 x Sea Swirl Wavemakers +
8 x
EcoTech MP60 Magnetic Powerheads


PA080234.jpg


And as for lighting...We equipped the show tank with 12 x EcoTech G4 XR30 Pro LED lights and 8 x EcoTech G5 XR30 Pro LED lights.

P1010206.jpg


If you have any questions regarding our filtration/control room please feel free to reach out to us!


Stay tuned for Part-2 of this massive build update where we'll be showing you the REALLY fun stuff...LIVESTOCK! ;)


P8170500.jpg


P1010143.jpg
 
Last edited:

Bronc

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 1, 2016
Messages
1,348
Reaction score
2,229
Location
Tulsa, OK
There‘s something you don’t see every day: an EnergyBar that isn’t full! :)

You have an incredible setup!!
 

Pistol Peet

Reefing , family ,God, country.
View Badges
Joined
Mar 7, 2020
Messages
1,023
Reaction score
1,037
Location
Jamestown ND
This is exactly what I am trying to do in my basement wall between 2 walls with 1 room my fish room the other observation room not trying to be too noisy but would love to know what u have in to it cost wise even if it needs to be a private message this is exactly how I've been planning to go about my massive upgrade just not that far along with it and not lot of tank builders in northdakota.
 
OP
Chemi-pure

Chemi-pure

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
26
Reaction score
110
Let’s talk CORAL!
















Once the 2300gal system was completely cycled and all water parameters were in check, we became eager to add life and color to the tank!



















The first corals we added to the tank were larger aquaculture colony pieces from ORA Aquaculture facility, and a few
select frags from A&M Aquatics

PA020185.jpg

Stylophora (Stylophora spp.)

P1010120.jpg
P1010123.jpg

Purple Stylophora (Stylophora spp.)
P1010143.jpg

ORA® Aquacultured Sprung's Stunner Coral (Echinopora lamellosa)
PA020177.jpg

ORA® Aquacultured Ponape Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora sp.)
PA020175.jpg

ORA® Aquacultured Pink Birdsnest Coral (Seriatopora hystrix)

Fast forward to our most recent additions, a whopping 95 frags...came from World Wide Corals

P1010093.jpg

Branching Hammer
P1010099.jpg

Branching Hammer
P1010100.jpg

Pink Frogspawn
PA020163.jpg

Homophyllia bowerbanki
PA020161-2.jpg

Galaxea
PA020165.jpg

Jason Fox Raja Rampage Chalice​

PA020167.jpg
PA020171.jpg

Pink Goniopora & Yellow Goniopora
PA020172.jpg

Alveopora
PA020173.jpg

Orange Leptoseris
P1010137.jpg

Homophyllia bowerbanki
P1010130.jpg
P1010131.jpg

Orange Ricordea & Favia sp.​

P1010124.jpg

(Favia sp.)
PA020189.jpg

Dragon Soul Favia
P1010138.jpg

(Favia sp.)

P1010133.jpg
PA020183.jpg

P8130171.jpg

P8170372.jpg

P8140218.jpg

P8140217.jpg

P8140213.jpg


P8140215.jpg


It is safe to say that the show tank is progressing phenomenally well!

What do you guys think?

Stay tuned for PART-3 of this massive build thread livestock update!

Next up....FISH!
 
OP
Chemi-pure

Chemi-pure

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
26
Reaction score
110
@Chemi-pure whats going on here?

9CF2995F-9183-44DA-9994-AC61F776A4B0.jpeg

Good eye.

Upon building the show tank, we incorporated that barrier specifically to separate an area for finer sand. For wrasses to sleep or hide if they please. Placed slightly hidden away out of reach of too much flow to avoid it being picked up too much. As you can see, for the rest of the tank we chose to use a thicker gravel like type sand.

121233200_2800176990213983_1421662815977076284_n.jpg
 
OP
Chemi-pure

Chemi-pure

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 21, 2017
Messages
26
Reaction score
110
LETS TALK FISH. Eager to add more life and color to our tank, we went shopping for our first fish additions!
The first additions we welcomed into the tank were:
A school of Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar)
A handful of Yellow Tangs captive bred from Biota Aquariums (Zebrasoma flavescens)
A pair of Designer Clownfish (Amphiprion Percula)
1 Carpenter Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenter)
4 Zebra Barred Dartfish (Ptereleotris zebra)
1 Sixline wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
2 Purple Pseudochromis (Pseudochromis porphyreus)
1 Solorensis Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus solorensis)
2 Tomini Tangs (Ctenochaetus tominiensis)
1 Redfin Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubripinnis)
1 Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura)
1 Lubbock’s Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lubbocki)
1 Fang Blenny (Meiacanthus grammistes)
and a group of Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)

Bringing you forward to our most recent group of fishy additions back in July, which all came from Live Aquaria.
In July we welcomed:
6 Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis)
A pair of Yellow Eye Kole Tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus)
1 Scotts Velvet Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus scottorum)
1 Watanabi Angelfish Pair (Genicanthus watanabei)
1 Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)
1 Laboute's Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus laboutei)
1 Melenarus Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus)
8x African Black Axil Chromis (Chromis atripectoralis)

All of which arrived very happy, healthy, and excited to be in their new home! A big thank you to Live Aquaria for providing us with exceptional livestock, and customer support.

Now for the fun part..pictures!

116775626_1588825747943836_2127161424874672984_n.jpg

116352143_334714437683240_3108265984455460315_n.jpg

116799079_300290251278484_4212585439722827307_n.jpg

Watanabei Angel M.jpg

P8170500.jpg

Untitled design (48).jpg

Untitled design (24).jpg

Untitled design (25)6.jpg


116896292_296642891783402_5267875012804308754_n.jpg

P9050822.jpg

P9050827.jpg


Labout's Wrasse3.jpg
P8170468.jpg

We love our photogenic Labout's Wrasse!

P8170458.jpg

P8112100-2.jpg

P8200728.jpg

Untitled design (21).jpg

Watanabei Angelfish M3.jpg

Untitled design (22).jpg

P8200743.jpg

Untitled design (20).jpg

Untitled design (39).jpg



 
Last edited:

HOW MUCH DO YOU LIKE ZOANTHIDS?

  • LOVE them

    Votes: 388 44.4%
  • Like them

    Votes: 240 27.5%
  • They're "ok"

    Votes: 164 18.8%
  • Don't like them

    Votes: 46 5.3%
  • Hate them

    Votes: 25 2.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 1.1%
Fritz
Top