The JBJ 45

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Welcome to my build thread. I previously have had a few tanks for a few months to a year each and have had to shut them down and switch to a different tank for different reasons from moving houses, to moving rooms in a house, and a number of different things. In the past 2 years I've had a 55G Column with a sump, 120G with a sump, 65G, and 40G Breeder. Decided over the past few months that it was time to change things up one final time and buy a tank that I would keep for a while, an AIO.

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I was torn between the NUVO 50, JBJ 45, and the Waterbox 35.2. In an ideal world I would have a tank that was about 5 feet wide, with a sump, etc. However, due to space restraints and a number of other factors, I needed to keep it less than 30 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 20 inches high. Each of those AIO systems have their pros and cons. However, in the end I set my mind on the JBJ. Despite liking the build quality of the Waterbox, its dimensions were a little too small for my liking at just 23 inches wide, 19 inches deep, and 17 inches tall. . The NUVO 50 seems like a great lagoon style setup, but I wanted something a little bit taller and a taking up a little bit less space front to back (nearly 24 inches). I set my sights on the JBJ 45. It had a blend of each of those other aquariums at 26 inches wide, 22 inches deep and 19 inches high. The newer edition also has a flat panel front instead of the rounded edges, which seemed to have failing characteristics over time.

The tank has been ordered and is currently in transit. Once it gets here I will take pictures of it how it arrives, unboxing, setting up, etc.

Index:

Shipment Received - Unboxing the JBJ 45
Setting up the Tank
Adding the First Fish
Adding the First Coral
 
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Current Equipment List: 2/23/21

Tank - JBJ 45
Heater - Eheim Jager 125W
Lighting - 2 AI Prime 16
Return Pumps - Stock
Wavemaker - Hydro Koralia 3G 1950GPH
ATO - Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152
ATO Reservoir - Aqua Gadget 5G Hydrofill - IM
UV - AUQA Sheild UV Sterilizer Universal 10W
Media Reactor - Minimax Pro Midsize Media Reactor
Protein Skimmer - Icecap 1K Nano or 50
Controller - Apex Neptune with Temp probe/pH probe



 
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Livestock List: 2/22/21

Fish:
2 Black Ice Clownfish
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Coral:
Have purchased some that is in a holding tank until the other is setup
 
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Yesterday was delivery day for the JBJ 45. Delivered by Fedex Freight. Everything seemed to go well with the delivery and transit of the tank. As you can see, it arrived in a JBJ Box, no additional packing just that box wrapped in plastic wrap.

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Weight for the entire deliver was 125 lbs for the pallet and tank. Tank itself weighs just under 90 lbs. In order to get the tank into the house. I opened the box and then carried it into the house solo. Everything went well with the move into the house. It is not in its final resting place yet, but temporary at least. Here are a few more pictures of the opening and how everything comes packed.

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@RX_ I have 1 HD 32 on my JBJ45 so pretty similar and I love it, so good choice!

Interested in how you like the IceCap K1 as I was planning on getting one. Want to get away from the very fussy Tunze 9004.
 
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