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  1. Equipment for sale

    Interested in the company-40 pump, remind me of your location? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. ?... seems like a bad idea lol

    I was tempted to email them just to see what they had to say [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. BT's 75Gallon Build

    I really like your stand, hurry up and get a tank on it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Small update. I ran an RODI line from my heater heater room all the way to where my Tank is. Plan is to use solenoids and floats to create a direct line between my tank and RODI unit. Here is the little tube sticking out of the wall [emoji4] Also the tank is pretty much ready. Apex is hooked up and waiting for water. My BRS 4 stage 150gpd will be here on Friday. Then the tank gets wet! Still deciding on lights, Kessils for my dads 180 get here on Friday so I’ll check those out. Also hoping to get my hands on a Hydra 26. Then I’ll have one of each (Kessil 360, Hydra 26, and Radion XR15). Hoping that seeing each will help me decide lol. Also having second thoughts about running 4 T5 bulbs. Maybe just two?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Well its been over two years since I've had a true display! I'm beyond excited to say the least [emoji4] I moved into a house with three of my closest friends and they wanted a fish tank. Being the stand up guy I am, how could I deny them!?! So I picked up a 75 gallon from Greg and thus the build was born. The plan is to create a beautiful mixed reef with minimal maintenance (everyone has this goal haha). My goal with this thread is to document the equipment used so others may steal my ideas, and to see how my tank progresses [emoji4] I have spent the last few weeks planning out equipment and livestock. As of now, I only have the tank and some 2x4s! But I just placed an order for a bunch of stuff today. Three boxes totaling 100lb will be here on Thursday! Still need to place at least one two more orders to get all my stuff. For this build, I want everything to work good and to have zero issues [emoji4] Also I never buy myself new equipment so I'm treating myself a little. Here is what I've got planned for this build. Equipment: Lighting: Going with a T5/LED Hybrid. Either the AquaticLife hybrid fixture with two AI HD Primes or something similar. BRS put a video out about this setup and it would meet my needs/desire for the tank. Flow: Two MP-10QD (already have, just need to order new drivers since mine aren't working properly) OR one Gyre 230 if the MP-10s don't give me enough flow Skimmer: Simplicity 240 DC Protein Skimmer Return Pump: Simplicity DC 1000 Pump Overflow: Synergy Reef Shadow Overflow Rock: 70lb Tonga Branch (going for the floating overhang) Filtration: Pond Matrix and MarinePure block ATO: I'm still deciding but I'm leaning toward the new Apex ATK ATO or Tunze Osmolator 3155 Sump: Trigger Emerald 34 Heater: 200w Eheim Jager Stand: Custom made by yours truly [emoji4] Livestock: Fish: (Going for the Skittles look with lots of movement) Clownfish pair Blue Spot Jawfish Orchid Dottyback McCoskeri Flasher Male Brunneus Fairy Wrasse Male Lineatus Wrasse Male Ornate Leopard Wrasse Female Very small Purple Tang Flameback angel Midas blenny This fish list isn't final, just my thoughts thus far. I'm definitely open to other fish and ideas [emoji4] Inverts: 2-4 Cleaner shrimp 2 Blood shrimp Starfish eventually Urchin? Corals: Lots of Zoas and LPS with a few SPS. I'll list them all out as I add them to the tank. Here is how the tank sits right now. Wait....that wall doesn’t have a power outlet..... Up next: fix the no power issue!
  6. 93 gaL cube+everything $1200

    I think it’s just that most people don’t have the $1200 laying around haha. And some people like myself prefer to assemble my own system and choose my equipment. So that makes it difficult to sell a whole system. Otherwise I think your price is fine and you’ve had two great members state that [emoji4] it’s always more time consuming but a completely part out usually works best at getting everything gone lol. That way people can pick and choose what they want. Like, I would be interested in the mp40 and the clown pair if you decide to part out completely [emoji4] And if things don’t sell locally, Reef2reef is great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Both my black and white were hot! It just never occurred to me to check them, I’m just glad I didn’t have all my equipment plugged in. So far only my T5 ballast and return pump were fried. I think I unplugged it fast enough to save the apex thank goodness. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Yeah I definitely learned to trouble check things haha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! I might add a couple more small rocks or I’ll just do some nice sized sand corals Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Well lesson learned. I plugged in my light to the new outlet I installed and BOOM!! The ballast went POP and blew smoke out!! I instantly pulled out the light power and cringed. Initial thought was too much power. So I got out my tester and it was putting out 220v! Oops. The junction box I used was for the wall heaters that need 220v. What are the odds...? Anyways now I need to install a new ballast for my T5s. Also crawled around in the creepy attic again and fixed my wiring issue. Thank goodness the apex was able to handle the 220v and is ok [emoji51] Also plan to purchase my replacement parts for the MP-10s, my other radion, return pump and skimmer this week Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Rock and a little sand are in the tank! What do you think?? Front Left side Right side Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. As the title says I’m looking to get a healthy established Ritteri anemone in the near future. Anyone have one they would be willing to part with?
  14. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Tank is on the stand! Just doin a Little cable management before adding water Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. WTB: Ritteri (aka Magnifica) Anemone.

    It’s not for sale :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    I’ll be running two Blue + and two Coral + Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks for the info! I’m hoping to get the same results:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    More equipment has been decided on and the tank is in set up mode. Going with a T5/Radion combo. The radions will be run all day and the T5s will pop on for about 3-4 hours at peak intensity. Should really cook the corals and give them some nice color. I’ve also started collecting fish for the tank. I plan to really push the bio load on this 75! Hope to start filling the tank with water this weekend! More pics to come Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Stuff is slowly getting moved inside! The stand is almost done being painted. Just the final touches and she will be done Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    If I didn’t already book Sandals, then I bet she would be ok with it. She loves Vegas lol! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    Thinking about it also but I will be getting back from my honeymoon a week before MACNA lol. Not sure if I can Miss that much work :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! The structure is about 50ish pounds total. Also plan to run pond Matrix in the sump for additional filtration. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Couldn’t get the Tonga Branch to do what I wanted! Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thanks! Put your rock to good use haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Rock work is almost done! 3 days, 5 packs of IC-Gel and 2 tubes of Epoxy later. I’m in love. So much open space and hiding places. If you couldn’t tell, I decided not to use the Tonga branch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk