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Well it is time for Tiki Reef v2! This time it will all be custom from the sump to the tank to some other goodies. Here is a list of stuff I am using most of it has arrived but some stuff is still filtering in. Total system volume is 50 gallons. Posting some pics of what I have so far.

Tank: Micro Reef custom peninsula with external overflow, Tank dimensions 26x14x12
Sump: Micro Reef 28 gallon refugium
Display Lights: Kessil A160 Tuna Sun, Kessil A160 Tuna Blue.
Refugium Light: Kessil H80 Tuna Flora
Skimmer: Deltec 600i
UV sterilizer: Aqua UV Classic.
Return Pump: 2x Reef Octo Varios 2
Controller: GHL Wifi Mini
Dosing pumps: Ecotech Versa
ATO: Avast
ATO Reservoir: Micro Reef Aquarium
Powerheads: 2x AI Nero 3 from my existing 15 gallon.
Avast Davey Jones Skimmate Locker medium size.

I am currently waiting on the stand to be built, my father in-law is a cabinet maker should be done mid to end July.

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Sweet looking equipment and system! Following!

Do you have a list of planned livestock?
Thanks!! Should be fun! I am still kicking around the livestock list, I have a pair of Pygmy Redtail Waspfish in another tank that would be pretty cool in here, but I am always open to suggestions.
 
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Avast K1 Kalk stirrer showed up today! I know I know why do I need a Kalk stirrer on a new tank? Well a lot of the livestock as far as clams and corals are coming out of another tank that I am taking down once the new one cycles, and after the success and ease of use of the stirrer on my 120 in conjunction with a calcium reactor I will never have a mixed reef that has a sump without using both of them basically eliminated 2 part dosing for the most part.
 

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4 of 8 Coral box battery backups showed up today and I found my Apogee in my storage unit, stand should be done soon too!
 

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Will there be any fake tiki torches to adorn the tiki tank? :beaming-face-with-smiling-eyes:
I have some plans that I think you will get a kick out of, hint: my other hobby is building dioramas.
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...but I am always open to suggestions.
Have any plans for seagrass (though these would require a deep sand bed)? I know I always ask about this on macroalgae threads, but I'm just excited to know who else is experimenting with true marine plants. Brown macroalgae too, like blue scroll.
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A group of marine feeder/grass shrimp (Palaemonetes sp.) would also be a neat CUC:
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https://www.aquaculturenurseryfarms.com/live-saltwater-fish-food/saltwater-feeder-shrimp/
 
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What method?
Using egg crate to make a form and gluing pieces of Caribsea Life rock to make the scape, it will also house the basket for the mangroves. Similar to what this guy did.

 
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Have any plans for seagrass (though these would require a deep sand bed)? I know I always ask about this on macroalgae threads, but I'm just excited to know who else is experimenting with true marine plants. Brown macroalgae too, like blue scroll.
https://aquaticusplants.com/
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A group of marine feeder/grass shrimp (Palaemonetes sp.) would also be a neat CUC:
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https://www.aquaculturenurseryfarms.com/live-saltwater-fish-food/saltwater-feeder-shrimp/

Yeah I have been researching sea grass, and I love blue scroll. If you have a source for that let me know.
 
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I will have rock above the water level as well, also kind of thinking about building a small structure in the middle of the tank depending on how much room I have left. I am contemplating a relatively deep sand bed.
 
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Yeah I have been researching sea grass, and I love blue scroll. If you have a source for that let me know.
Not sure about the blue scroll, but if you're ever looking for brown macroalgae with blue irridescence and are looking to take a risk, you could always try this :winking-face::
https://www.wardsci.com/store/product/8871765/dictyota

I'll keep my eyes peeled for any blue scroll and let you know if I find any.
 
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Not sure about the blue scroll, but if you're ever looking for brown macroalgae with blue irridescence and are looking to take a risk, you could always try this :winking-face::
https://www.wardsci.com/store/product/8871765/dictyota

I'll keep my eyes peeled for any blue scroll and let you know.
I wouldn't mind trying it, I want a ton of diversity as far as macro goes, I do need to save room for my 2 clams though they are currently just hanging out in my other tank lol.
 
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