My New Reef :)

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My New Reef :)

Postby mchrk1ll3r » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:15 pm

Thought I would share the results of a tank tear down...I got sick of the narrow width, excess rock, and flow issues of my 55G reef. I decided to buy a 50G acrylic tank instead. I really like the shape of the tank and flow patterns have been much easier to perfect. Here it is at 1 week old:
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~50lbs LR...a mix of Pacific East and Tampa Bay Saltwater rock
20lbs Tahitian Moon Sand
2x Koralia 2s
1x Koralia 1
1xKoralia Evo 550
AC110 modified as a refugium...1/3 of media space is for chemical filtration(purigen, seagel, polyfilter and carbon), the other 2/3 is a dedicated fuge with only chaeto and a 10watt CFL.
2x39watt Current fixture for lighting...another difference for me is going low light. Since I only have polyps this isnt an issue...
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby ~RuSh~ » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Looks great! I love the tahitian moon sand. Really makes things pop in there!
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby mchrk1ll3r » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:53 pm

Thanks! it was a welcomed change.
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby Buehler » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 pm

Great looking tank! What are the dimensions? Cube?
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby mchrk1ll3r » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:55 pm

36"Lx16"Wx20"H Thanks!
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby Buehler » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:39 pm

I like those dimensions. What is the livestock in there?
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby mchrk1ll3r » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:30 am

2 very large turbo snails, 10-12 Hermits, 5 Nass. snails, 1 Black Ocellaris, 1 Yellow-Tail Damsel, 1 Royal Gramma....going to add a dwarf angel in a few months. Corals I just have a huge mass of red star polyp, yellow zoas, red people eater palys, clove polyps, hairy mushrooms, seafoam palys, and a few tiny frags of cinammon zoas, and eagle eye zoas. I sold a lot of my coral prior to the move as I wasnt sure how much rock I would end up with. I am going to get a green star poly, a few more zoas, blue mushrooms, and perhaps a frogspawn.
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Re: My New Reef :)

Postby Buehler » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:22 am

Softie tanks always look great. Can't wait to see all the rock covered :D
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