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This is my current tank that I am upgrading from. Most of this will be moved over when the time is right.
That looks amazing. Can’t wait to see everything moved over. I would definitely get the reef breeder over the 32 plus if you’re going to add a few t5.
 
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Just did a little fiddling around to day. I went out to Home Depot and found a small decorative shelf and mounted it in the stand. I then put 2 Kmore X1 dosing pumps that I had lying around on the shelf. I am going to use this to dose Reefpro A & B until the tanks demand warrants a Calcium Reactor.
 

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Going to go with 2 Photon 50 “ and mount them side by side

Interested to hear how this works for you. Do you feel that one doesn’t have enough spread front to back? I have a 150 getting delivered next week. I’ve been considering going MH/led strips on an ATI 8 bulb fixture with led strips. The photon has crept in to consideration but I’d probably pair it with T5s.
 
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Well the cycle is complete and added a light for the refugium . Started up the Aquamaxx filter roller and can immediately see what it has been pulling out of a brand new tank.
 

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You were able to use an exotic marine overflow with holes drilled for a synergy overflow?
Yes.I went with the 20 inch overflow but the the 32 inch one also fits with no modification. the Exotic Marine are the exact same template. I also went with 1 inch drains as my sump "Trigger Triton 44 " has 1 inch bulkheads.
 
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After much consideration and going back and fourth on the lighting I just ordered the Illumagic Blaze x-150. I decided this because I wanted a fixture that would span the whole tank easy mounting ,simple app , and can grow sps. Also something that is not mainstream in the US.
As the tank grows I am sure I will need to add supplemental lighting. I will post pictures and thoughts when the light arives
 

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After much consideration and going back and fourth on the lighting I just ordered the Illumagic Blaze x-150. I decided this because I wanted a fixture that would span the whole tank easy mounting ,simple app , and can grow sps. Also something that is not mainstream in the US.
As the tank grows I am sure I will need to add supplemental lighting. I will post pictures and thoughts when the light arives
Starting to see the light more often nice looking.
 
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I love the acrylic legs for the light.
I was thinking about the legs but will be hanging the light.

A few weeks ago I added the first fish a Marine Betta. This guy is not shy at all except when I try to get a picture. He eats like a champ and comes running when he sees the turkey baster loaded with PE missis. I also added a few Nasarius snails to clean up any left overs that the betta leaves behind.
 
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It has been a while for an update as we were in a holding pattern waiting on the lighting. After about 7 weeks the Ilumagic Blaze X 150 arrived. First impressions I really like it. The app took a little bit to get used to but was not hard and is responsive.
In the time that we were waiting I added a Melinarus wrasse and made a screen top to keep my buddies from carpet surfing.
I also did not like the layout of my five so I moved my Skimmer to the fuge area and made the skimmer chamber the fuge. A pleasant surprise was the tumble that this created.
 

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Things have been moving forward. I took PAR readings from my old tank and then ajusted the new lighting to closely match . I then started to move corals over from my RedSea Reefer 250. As I started to place corals I made sure I kept a lot more space between each coral to allow for growth.Something I did not do in the other tank. I also got in a good size snail only clean up crew from Reefcleaners. Corals are looking very good with polyp extension and no color fade or burn. ( knock on wood).
 

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This weekend was productive. On Sunday I loaded up the Jeep and headed north to Denver to check out a few LFS and to get a first had look at Reefdelight Nicobars . At one of the shops I was able to compare the Reefbright XHO , Orphek OR3 , and the NicoBar side by side. I decided to get a 60 inch NicoBar in UV Pop. Mounting was a breeze with the Ilumagic Vitamin wings. So with things running along I decided to finish the transfer from the old tank. I moved about 25 pounds of rock from the old tank to the sump of this new one and finished moving the fish and snails over. Here is a short video please forgive the brown as the ugly has caught up.
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This weekend was productive. On Sunday I loaded up the Jeep and headed north to Denver to check out a few LFS and to get a first had look at Reefdelight Nicobars . At one of the shops I was able to compare the Reefbright XHO , Orphek OR3 , and the NicoBar side by side. I decided to get a 60 inch NicoBar in UV Pop. Mounting was a breeze with the Ilumagic Vitamin wings. So with things running along I decided to finish the transfer from the old tank. I moved about 25 pounds of rock from the old tank to the sump of this new one and finished moving the fish and snails over. Here is a short video please forgive the brown as the ugly has caught up.
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Looking really good!

I've been looking at bars and didn't even think about the nicobar...thanks for the write up!
 
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