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Well since I have been a member here for 5 years, I figured it was time to do a build thread :) Since my current tank has been running for over a year, it will be more of a tank update thread since everything is already in place. Sorry about the low quality pictures....still haven't figured out how to take high resolution pictures that look decent online with a phone. (**Stock list updated 10/11/20**)

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105 gallon Deep Sea Aquatics rimless
Bashsea SS-36 Signature sump

Water Flow
2 Neptune Wavs
2 Ecotech MP40s
Ecotech Vectra M1

Filtration
NYOS Quantum 120 skimmer
Pentair Aquatics Smart UV 40 Watt
3 Bashsea 4-12 media reactors

Media
Rowaphos phosphate remover (when needed)
Rox 0.8 carbon (when needed)
Soda Lime

Dosing
2 part
AWCs throughout the week

Lighting
2 Ecotech Radion XR30 Pros 3rd generation with wide angle lenses
4 T5s (2 Coral+ and 2 Blue+)

Controller
Neptune Apex
Neptune Dos X2 (AWC and 2part)
Neptune DDR
Neptune ALD

Misc.
Finnex 300W heater
Tunze Osmolator 3155
Ecotech Reeflink

Stock list
Rosey Scale Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubisquamis)
Orangeback Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis)
Carpenter Flasher Wrasse (Paracheilinus carpenteri)
Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)
One spot Foxface (siganus unimaculatus)
3 Azure Damsels (Chrysiptera hemicyanea)
Black Ice Snowflake Clownfish
Flame Hawkfish ( Neocirrhites armatus)
Blue Throat Trigger - Male (Xanthichthys auromarginatus)

Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
Pincushion Urchin ( Lytechinus variegatus)
Shortspine Urchin
Astrea Snails
Turbo Snails

100% Acropora and Millepora.


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Here are some equipment pictures.....sump sits in my fishroom/furnance room/extra refrigerator room behind the tank :) Please ignore my wife's glasses (I hope she doesn't see this thread) being used for my dosing containers.....DDR is in for repair.

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Finally, for now, a couple of random pictures. One of my gold torch spawning and another of this tank when it was first set up several years ago, when I didn't know anything about coral placement or general aesthetics at all lol.

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Amazing tank! Looks good :) I'm hoping my red cap looks that good one day :)
Make sure you claim your build thread badge by clicking the link below in my signature if you already haven't :)
 
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Amazing tank! Looks good :) I'm hoping my red cap looks that good one day :)
Make sure you claim your build thread badge by clicking the link below in my signature if you already haven't :)
Thanks Crabs....just did actually. I wish you lived closer....I have more than I know what to do with that stuff. Wants to overgrow all surrounding coral lol.
 
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Thanks Crabs....just did actually. I wish you lived closer....I have more than I know what to do with that stuff. Wants to overgrow all surrounding coral lol.
Mine is pretty small, but that's due to my own stupidity. It used to be about the size of my Samsung S8, but now its almost a quarter that size. It'll grow out though :)
 
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Mine is pretty small, but that's due to my own stupidity. It used to be about the size of my Samsung S8, but now its almost a quarter that size. It'll grow out though :)
Yeah, once they start growing it is pretty hard to get them to stop lol. Mine didn't move for a long time.....then overnight it seemed I noticed new growth on all the plates. Now I have to snap pieces off almost twice a month to control it.
 

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Yeah, once they start growing it is pretty hard to get them to stop lol. Mine didn't move for a long time.....then overnight it seemed I noticed new growth on all the plates. Now I have to snap pieces off almost twice a month to control it.
My uncle, who gave me the frag, has a 45, and one whole half of his tank is covered.
 

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Yeah, once they start growing it is pretty hard to get them to stop lol. Mine didn't move for a long time.....then overnight it seemed I noticed new growth on all the plates. Now I have to snap pieces off almost twice a month to control it.
Here is mine before I broke it
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Beautiful reef!! Following!
 
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Unfortunately not........everything is just chugging along......I will post a few pictures this week. I haven't added anything new but all the Acros and Montis are showing strong growth.
 
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You have a really nice tank, I really love your dosing containers.
Lol thanks.....my wife wasn't too happy with them, since they were our new glasses :) I have my Dos containers back in place fortunately.
 
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