What BIG equipment purchase will you have in 2021?

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Will you have a BIG equipment purchase in 2021?

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I will most likely purchase a second Apex because I am thinking with my monster 1100 gal tank have 2 running separate heaters and pumps will give me an extra layer of security.

Oh yea and a lot of cool fish I have 1100 gallons to fill up.
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2 gen 4 xr30 pros
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all for awesome nano build
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I bet you love the 100 MM MACRO lens!

I got mine a year ago and now the exact same model is $400 more usually never see that with electronics lol

but nice that’s going to be an epic tank with 2 XR-30s the light the corals
Going sps frag tank?
 

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Hopefully a bigger tank
Man I have literally about 6-7k in reefing equipment and my tank is a cheap dollar per gallon tank I got from petco lol

my next upgrade is a bigger and better tank for sure!

just won that 4th DOS from Derrick Picker with Reef Automation. Again thanks man. Literally hooking it up now
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Man I have literally about 6-7k in reefing equipment and my tank is a cheap dollar per gallon tank I got from petco lol

my next upgrade is a bigger and better tank for sure!
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I’m not far behind you, I am looking to go over the 200 gallon mark. I figure if I’m going to burn money I might as well do it right ;)
 

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I’m not far behind you, I am looking to go over the 200 gallon mark. I figure if I’m going to burn money I might as well do it right ;)
Man that’s exactly what I’m thinking too

I’ve been eyeing those cade aquriaums but I’m waiting till we move again.
just got done recently moving and i knew we wouldnt stay here long so I didn’t want to go too big. But I did upgrade from a smaller cube on this move....felt like an idiot though when I found out the glass on this one was tempered, so I pray everyday that Tom doesn’t fail and my tank overflow all over my equipment.... that would suck.
 

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I bet you love the 100 MM MACRO lens!

I got mine a year ago and now the exact same model is $400 more usually never see that with electronics lol

but nice that’s going to be an epic tank with 2 XR-30s the light the corals
Going sps frag tank?

The 100mm macro is just awesome!! Haha I bought it brand new I think around $900 if I’m not mistaken. Have no idea what they cost nowadays but I do know they retain their value extremely well. So I had no idea they went up in value. That’s crazy!!!

yeah the lighting was a little much but I really wanted to make sure I had great spread without feeling like I need to hang xr15’s higher and to not put t5’s bc this tank is about functionality but also making sure I keep an aesthetic that I like.

it’ll most likely be an sps display not so much a frag tank. But the build is going to be fully documented on its separate thread.

Thank you though! I’m definitely excited about this one.
 

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The 100mm macro is just awesome!! Haha I bought it brand new I think around $900 if I’m not mistaken. Have no idea what they cost nowadays but I do know they retain their value extremely well. So I had no idea they went up in value. That’s crazy!!!

yeah the lighting was a little much but I really wanted to make sure I had great spread without feeling like I need to hang xr15’s higher and to not put t5’s bc this tank is about functionality but also making sure I keep an aesthetic that I like.

it’ll most likely be an sps display not so much a frag tank. But the build is going to be fully documented on its separate thread.

Thank you though! I’m definitely excited about this one.
Yeah I got it for 900 as well but I saw the lens at Best Buy and B&H the other day for 1299

but super cool I’ll be sure to follow it :)
 

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I will most likely purchase a second Apex because I am thinking with my monster 1100 gal tank have 2 running separate heaters and pumps will give me an extra layer of security.

Oh yea and a lot of cool fish I have 1100 gallons to fill up.
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You sir need therapy. Joke! Love it! :)
 

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Yeah I got it for 900 as well but I saw the lens at Best Buy and B&H the other day for 1299

but super cool I’ll be sure to follow it :)
I had no idea! Very interesting that they went up like that in price. Thank you!!
 

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I think I've already made my big purchase (new/first tank). However there'll be more to come this year most likely.
Skimmer/Powerhead/maybe an RODI unit.

Yeah look, couldn't help myself and bought a skimmer today already...
 

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New tank arrives in ~3 weeks (thankfully paid for). The original AI lights I planned to repurpose have picked an icky time to circle the drain. Looks like I'm biting the bullet to get two more Kessil A360X fixtures (total of 3). That is going to hit the build budget, so we'll be skipping the UV for now. We're also investing in high end leveling casters, so we'll be able to actually roll the tank away from the wall if we need to access the back of the tank to do any extensive plumbing modifications in the future.
Still need to order live sand, all of the plumbing parts, and build the stand. With Tampa Bay Saltwater shutting down, I'm giving up on adding additional live rock. I'll just put those dollars into more livestock.
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O! I need to know MORE about those casters! I just posted they would be the ONLY thing missing from having the tanks be PERFECT! Please do tell!!
 

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Man that’s exactly what I’m thinking too

I’ve been eyeing those cade aquriaums but I’m waiting till we move again.
just got done recently moving and i knew we wouldnt stay here long so I didn’t want to go too big. But I did upgrade from a smaller cube on this move....felt like an idiot though when I found out the glass on this one was tempered, so I pray everyday that Tom doesn’t fail and my tank overflow all over my equipment.... that would suck.
I’m in the same boat looking to move and find a house with a concrete slab. otherwise I need to strengthen the floor quite a bit. The Cade‘s look nice. I do kind want a 8 foot tank at about 30 inches wide too. My Red Sea 250 is my first saltwater tank. It’s too small for the fish I want.
 

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I’m in the same boat looking to move and find a house with a concrete slab. otherwise I need to strengthen the floor quite a bit. The Cade‘s look nice. I do kind want a 8 foot tank at about 30 inches wide too. My Red Sea 250 is my first saltwater tank. It’s too small for the fish I want.
I’m sorry that needs need happen moving sucks...moving when you have a reef tank super mega sucks!
 
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Do you have a build thread or tank journal here on R2R?

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