WV Reefer’s 75 Gallon Big and Dirty

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This tank was established in June 2017 and is about to turn a year old.

It was formerly a planted freshwater tank, but then I just had to have another reef so it was converted. :)

Build Info-

BRS Dry Pukani Rock
CaribSea Fiji Pink Sand

Equipment:

VorTech MP40 x 2
Aqueon Pro 200 Heater
Lights: I started out with the 48” Aquaticlife T5HO Quad fixture but I felt the light was too “flat” so I purchased the 48” Aquaticlife T5 Hybrid fixture and added two Radion XR 15’s. — much better! :)


Now for a photo dump to catch you up to date:


Tank before the reef conversion.
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Scraping a tank with such a tall stand is a pain.
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Like new!
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The fun begins! I bought a HOB skimmer for this tank but never used it beyond just making sure it was operational.
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Pepper is helping me choose the right rock.
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Doin’ work.
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Camera ready.
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More photos to follow. :)
 
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Here’s a pic with some of the first Corals. This is the “awkward” phase :)
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This was the great green water incident of Autumn 2017. :D Water change. Water change. Water change.

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Both of these pics are after I switched to the new lighting set up. I love this hybrid fixture. It really opens the door for reefers to customize to their owns taste and have the best of both worlds. (Especially if you aren’t really a DIY person. ) I also like a “beefy” canopy so to me it’s more pleasing to the eye than tiny LED fixtures mounted on the rim.
 
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Angel the Pygmy Cherub Angelfish
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Tommy the Yellow Yang.
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Star Lord the Starry Blenny. He is the true ruler of this reef.
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Gary the Orange Back Fairy Wrasse. This is the best photo I have of him. For some reason I cannot get a clear image of him.
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Speckled Nassarius Snail trying to escape.
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A couple of Bivalves
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Lemon the Watchman Goby out without her shrimp, Candy Cane the Tiger Pistol. Star Lord creeping in the background.
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Tell me about the rock suspended on the back glass. Fake rock or real rock glued? I have a deep tank I'm sitting up and that is a neat idea.
I bought it at BRS. It has two large magnets that hold it up..... even hold through my 1/2” glass.
 

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I bought it at BRS. It has two large magnets that hold it up..... even hold through my 1/2” glass.
Sweet, thanks for the info! I'm going to check it out! Good to know about the 1/2in glass, mine is also 1/2in.
 
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Sweet, thanks for the info! I'm going to check it out! Good to know about the 1/2in glass, mine is also 1/2in.
They are a very cool option. I have a small one also. Sometimes the holes aren’t perfect so you have to improvise when using frag plugs.
 
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