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Hey all one again I am back onto another build thread.

First one was a waterbox 70.2 and decided after 11 months I wanted a bigger tank. Arrived a new 130.4 reef Waterbox. AMAZING!!! so much room to do things and add..
Equipment that will be used.

Radion xr15 g5 pro x 2
Octo varios 6 rtn pump
Bubble magus curve 5 skimmer
Algae reactor
Smart ATO
Dual t controller
300w heater

Anyways here are some pictures from the tank to now which is now in the process of been cycled or completed it cycle. Ready for me to move everything from my 2ft to my 4ft tank..

Used 34kg of macro rock that was once alive but been dry for 10 months and added some bits (6kg)of live from from my 2ft tank to help the cycle process along. Used se Dr Tims one and only bacteria.
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So appears its been several months since I've posted anything there has been alot happening over the past 10 months.

I lost alot if coral due to 0 Iodine levels for a long period and corals bleached out and or lost tissue and also i managed to grow alot of coral.

Also managed to loose about $1000 worth of Acro frags due to getting a Forrest fire nem that has now split multiple times (10) to be exactly and have moved on a handful and the remaining 5 are happy where they are for some time now.

All fish are happy and water conditions have been very stable since rectifying my Iodine issue. 4 months now.

Anyways see some pictures. I see lots of spare spots for more coral lol the wife thinks otherwise.

I was contemplating on rescaling back on some of the rock work. What are your thoughts?
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Tank looks awesome dude, you're doing well it seems! Leather still going strong I see too haha.
Gotta love how the nems just like to do what they want! I did have 3, one blended itself and the other 2 look like they've going great although they've lost most of the bubbles they had. Little suckers keep moving around the tank though. They seem to like a certain spot but after a few weeks or month or so, one will move house again!

I think your scape looks good, plenty of room for grow in and plenty of swimming space.
Much better than mine at least! Feel like I need to try and get some rockwork higher up somehow.. maybe the nems will stop moving then lol.
 
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Yes unfortunately the nems are taking up real estate on where I want to put all my SPS lol not having that battle again as I know who would win. My nems have stayed in the same spot for several months now and have split once or twice a month so appears to be very happy.
 
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Yes unfortunately the nems are taking up real estate on where I want to put all my SPS lol not having that battle again as I know who would win. My nems have stayed in the same spot for several months now and have split once or twice a month so appears to be very happy.
I ended up having to get a nem and Clown only tank. My rbta like to split and grow like crazy.
 
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