What’s your next next big tank upgrade?

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Or what are you currently researching with intention as your next big move?

Ill start, my tank is about 165 gallons and has been up and running for about 6 months. My livestock is filling up between fish and corals and starting to consume more. Currently dosing All-4-Reef for stability and going great. I want to look into a reactor for down the road. Feels daunting for some reason...but more cost efficient in the end.

What, as a reefer, is your next big move? We all think about it..now let’s talk about it!
 

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Highly recommend the calcium reactor upgrade. Was dosing 100ml/day B-Ionic 2 part but was getting precipitation. Set up CARX 3 months ago and haven’t added anything.

Think my next big upgrade will be moving CARX and other sump parts to basement. All depends on getting permission from the wife.
 
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Really just need a new tank all together I grew out my 20g in 6months
What's holding you back??? I went from a 20L to a 55 corner to my current 165 with my first sump in the matter of a year. Given we had a fair amount of time because of the pandemic.
 

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I'm not 100% happy with my lighting. It's a 24" 6 bulb t5 over my rimless 36" tank. It looks great hanging over the tank and grows things well but I do miss having some shimmer. Plus the colors could be better.

Unfortunately MH lights would mess up the aesthetic and I've never seen an LED lit tank in person that I like.

Maybe I'll find an attractive option one of these days.
 

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What's holding you back??? I went from a 20L to a 55 corner to my current 165 with my first sump in the matter of a year. Given we had a fair amount of time because of the pandemic.
Mainly time and space I live in a apartment looking to move soon to a bigger one so I don't want to setup a new tank just to move it again in November. I want to get a drop off tank maybe 75g
 
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I'm not 100% happy with my lighting. It's a 24" 6 bulb t5 over my rimless 36" tank. It looks great hanging over the tank and grows things well but I do miss having some shimmer. Plus the colors could be better.

Unfortunately MH lights would mess up the aesthetic and I've never seen an LED lit tank in person that I like.

Maybe I'll find an attractive option one of these days.

Would these leds with 3d printed light shades work for you?

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What a question! In process of doing total upgrades!
125 to 265 tank
Taking the apex/neptune plunge.
Setting up a larger water change station (currently 2 brutes) in garage with 100 gal water storage
Setting up auto water change.
Upgrading lights to new instead of adding to what I have for the new tank (3 viperspectres)
New larger tank means upgrading all equipment....
Downgrading my bank account lol's
 

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Would these leds with 3d printed light shades work for you?

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Those look pretty sleek. I wish I liked LEDS honestly but every tank I've seen in person just looked kind of off. I wish I could pinpoint what it is exactly. I'd like to see the ATI straton and Mitras lx7 in person but that's alot of money to shell out when I'm not confident I'd like it.
 

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Those look pretty sleek. I wish I liked LEDS honestly but every tank I've seen in person just looked kind of off. I wish I could pinpoint what it is exactly. I'd like to see the ATI straton and Mitras lx7 in person but that's alot of money to shell out when I'm not confident I'd like it.

That’s what makes this hobby so interesting - diversity in opinions and tastes.

Good luck with your lighting selection!
 

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That’s what makes this hobby so interesting - diversity in opinions and tastes.

Good luck with your lighting selection!

Thanks! It's always the toughest choice for me. And it's hard to tell from pictures how different lights actually looks in person.

Your tank looks fantastic, beautiful colonies.
 
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Thanks! It's always the toughest choice for me. And it's hard to tell from pictures how different lights actually looks in person.

Your tank looks fantastic, beautiful colonies.

Thank you and agree 100% about viewing things in person! Too many things look great in pics (especially corals) but have been disappointing when seen in person.
 
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Love it! My WC station definitely needs some love. @Susan Edwards I've been running two viperspectra 165s over 4'x30"x30" since November 2020. I love how great my coral responds. For me I have them 15" off the water and 20% blues with 1% white. Definitely be careful with them because they are powerful.
 

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In the last few month I went from a IM EXT 50 lagoon to a Cade 1200 . upgraded lights (well went from a 36in hybrid with 2 hydra32 to a 48 in with 3).everything else just migrated fro. The lagoon . I want a calcium reactor.its a big difference dosing g a 50 gal vs 150
 
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