Trixter's "The Wrassening" SCA150

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Tank thread for my new SCA150. keeping it simple for now! I will make this all pretty eventually.

Stocking planned is for alot wrasse. I hope to try some leopard wrasse aswell, but those are new to me!
I want to add a tang or 2 max.

Corals planned is just a simple light mixed reef. Light being on the SPS, mainly because i am new and not so good with them yet!

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Setup so far

SCA150 60x24x24 internal overflow
SCA maple stand
Trigger CR44 sump
Reefbreeder Photon v2PRO 50"
Ecotec MP40 x2
Ehime return pump (900gph)
Reefbreeder Pico
ReefOctopus 150INT Classic
IM HELIO PCT 2x350w heater
Avast plank feeder
130lb of marco rock
120lb of Fijipink sand
Redsea DIY lid
Kasa smart strip x2

I hope to make this cover page look nice and fancy. However that day is not today.
 
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The planning, it was ment to be a 48inch tank, but we all know how that goes.

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I may have done a honey do project or 2.
Squishmallow wall shelf anyone??

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Packages ooooh packages.

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Felt like everyday for 2 weeks a new box would show up magically at the door. Bless these delivery people! The sump box was MASSIVE.

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Just kept trying to plan out and think of everything while waiting for the tank to ship.

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Oh and my favorite part!

R O C K S

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Stack em, stick em, bunch em for a view!

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My amazing little stinky helper SKUNK
 
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So i must say i have no pictures of the unboxxing of my nice fancy tank. I didn't take any pictures of it being received... amazing idea right??
Luck be a lady!

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Hoisting 80lb bunch of rock into a tank sounds scary... so i didn't do it! I put the rock in the tank before i set the tank on the stand. Ah much better....

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Some assembly required.... remember that fancy big ole sump? Well it don't fit. Had to remove a center brace from the cabinet to slip it in. Still a bit of a squeeze to get it in.

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Skunk doing the preliminary inspection.
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Let the work begin!
Got a cheap led strip light for the cabinet and im pretty happy with the results! Remote controlled and all that.

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OoOoOo plumbingg!

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Dont judge me too hard, first time plumbing a tank. Hope its half correct!!

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Christmas eve update!

The tank is.... still empty!
Only thing i have to show at the moment is some equipment. I have some tampa bay rock coming in beginning of January!

First up is this wonderful little light i won from the Reefbreeders giveaway!

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Replaced the little plastic screw thing for a screw in the stand. Doesnt move a bit. I got the display refugium/freshwater version. I hope to have a little macro algea display/naughty fish home.

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Got some fish in the water! Dont mind the clean rocks, lights are still at 1%

Introducing Dip and Dot.
I have had this pair in a small IM15 cube for about a year. They are super pretty so i figure let them get a upgrade. Check out the blue lines along the edges of the black! I wish i could get a solid picture.
Dot is the chunky female!
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Full tank shot? Your left rock structure was covered in the reveal
 
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Dry rock starts are slow rolling and i felt the burn with my previous tank. So many cycles of various "ugly"
This tank i hope to mitigate that! I got some nice pretty rocks from TBS. Wanted the Biodiversity that came with the rocks. Stuck it in the sump so i can watch it grow.
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I noticed some kinda crab. Haven't gotten a picture. Very small and white. Also a tiny tiny porcelain crab, snails and pods everywhere.
The first set of pictures is immediately out of the shipping bag the 9th. The set below is from on the 16th. I want to keep posting a timeline for others i was told alot would die off over time, but lets cross our fingers. So far so good.
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Also! Is that a gorgonian i see?? Last picture little dude with a few polyps.
 
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Your live rock is amazing!
Check out @LiverockRocks
I got the 5lb premium treasure chest. They say different macro/sponges come and go with the season so i plan on grabbing another box in a few months ! Me and my partner huddle around the "tidepool" in the livingroom.
 
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What kind of coral are you planning?
I would love i light SPS mixxed reef.
I have good luck with lps, zoas, and softys so i will focus mainly there. I hope with this new fancy tank i can learn to support Acros and all those pretty sticks!
 
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Not much to update, waiting on shipments for fish and coral! Delays Delays Delays.
But here is a goofy picture of my wrasse. This little guy has been with me since i set up my other tank over a year ago!

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I will get a nice full bodu shot tomorrow at feeding time!

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Clowfish photobomb
 
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Small update! Night before the big wrasse wrangle. Tomorrow 6 wrasse will be hitting the tank! Also a few more coral. Be sure to check in for the cool stuff tomorrow!

But for today!

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Got this cute little guy from @DIYreefer along with some jawbreakers! First time with leather/toadstool. Just never got one before lol!

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Also got the VCA nozzle connected. Alot more of a pain than it should've been. The tank came with some metric brand that dident fit. No biggie VCA make a adapter! Well the one i need is soldout/backorder whatever on every place i looked lol! So i just pickup some "name brand" loc-line.
Yay.....
 

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