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Jacob's Red Sea Reefer 350 Build

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8 hours ago, diesel3443 said:

Awesome!  What type of reef are you planning? 

A mixed reef. Mostly SPS, but I have always been a fan of Bubble Coral, Duncans, Ricordea, and Zoas! 

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Congrats on the new setup cant wait to see it come alive, TBH the setup is possibly my favorite part due to you really have to give a ton of thought what you want, and what you want to accomplish in the future with a new build.   

 

following along. 

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Got the stand built!

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Put the aquarium on the stand and got everything connected this morning.

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Waiting on a few equipment shipments to arrive and my rock to finish cycling before adding water.  Just must remain patient :fish:

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Finally got water, sand, and rocks into the tank!! This is not the final aquascape, just put all the rocks in to make sure they cycle fully. I'll aquascape in a few days and update the thread :crab:

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Finally got my lights in! Went with the Kessil AP700 over the two A360X's, mainly because its more than enough light for a mixed reef. If I move to a more SPS Dominant tank in the years to come I may upgrade..

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It looks great. the rock work is very nice. In my experience rock against the glass has its challenges, limits flow and could create detritus buildup and could possibly lead to an algae trap and hard to clean without moving the rock and what corals you put in that area. Some are successful with it, ive just never been.  

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On 3/22/2019 at 12:40 PM, mhart032 said:

It looks great. the rock work is very nice. In my experience rock against the glass has its challenges, limits flow and could create detritus buildup and could possibly lead to an algae trap and hard to clean without moving the rock and what corals you put in that area. Some are successful with it, ive just never been.  

after consideration, I decided to take the rock off the glass. I liked the look, but you are right....it'll be hard to control detritus buildup. Here is a video of the new scape:

 

 

 

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Still waiting on the cycle to finish but grabbed a few shots after installing some under cabinet sump lighting! 

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Alright.....tank finished cycling about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I've begun to slowly stock the tank!!

Current inhabitants are as follows....

Fish and Inverts:
(2) DaVinci Clownfish

(2) Banggai Cardinalfish

(1) Sunburst Anthias

(1) Sand Sifting Starfish

(1) Cleaner Shrimp

(10) Snails 

(7) Hermit Crabs

(1) Christmas Hermit

Coral:

Hammer

Torch

GSP

Green/Orange Ricordea Mushroom

Blue Rhodactis Mushroom

Nirvana Zoas

Duncans 

Red Gonoporia 

Teal and Red Acan Lord

 

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Its been a while since I updated, tank is doing great! Here is some shots of new and growing coral!

 

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Looking great!

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