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Paratore's Frag Tank Build


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After taking down my display I decided to set up a frag tank! So here is my thread to show you guys what I'm up to and for myself to track growth. This tank was built on a budget as most of you can tell but it gets the job done and I'm happy with it so far :)

The tank is a 75 gallon with a 40 gallon sump.

Now also have a 40 breeder tank attached.
The tank is 48x30x12H
sump is 55 gallons

Equipment

2- Ocean Revive T247 LEDs(one on each tank)

1- Radion xr15 gen 4 over half of the frag tank

SWC 160 Cone Protein Skimmer

Rio 1100 return pump (need to upgrade soon)

RW-8 for flow

Multiple power heads in sump to keep the water moving around the live rock 

ATO is gravity feed from a 5 gallon bucket that is connected directly to my RO/DI unit

Apex runs pretty much everything. 

 

The stand was build with and open design for easy access. fae210f65b1ffd3fe6cd9ce4521e4a5c.jpg599994143a210d07d88ff5ba2a631c2a.jpg
Then it got a paint job2b2b3d77417bbce4ecbee64fd6e69008.jpg


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Next, I placed it in the fish room and started gathering everything for the plumbing.

The drains are 1.5 inch PVC

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Next, the return line was plumbed with 1 inch flexible PVC and cut down to 3/4 inch at the T. The return flow to both sides of the tank and have screw in elbows so that I can move the direction of flow. 4b1884eb6269cb405b1d31ba2d2d7744.jpg77fd9fdc6d77cec882497f6931ff6b36.jpg67ce00c2b2b6370d575df751ca63e9c3.jpg

 

 

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The last thing I did today was finish adding water (ro/di is sooo slow) and install the lights. So excited to add fish and corals eventually. Thinking of putting a yellow tang and some kind of pest control, ideas??

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The last thing I did today was finish adding water (ro/di is sooo slow) and install the lights. So excited to add fish and corals eventually. Thinking of putting a yellow tang and some kind of pest control, ideas??

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Wow! Looks great.
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  • 3 weeks later...

Slowly beating down the algae outbreak all over the egg crate! Its almost gone!

 

Today day I added a chiller to the system because it was having about 3 degree temperature fluctuations. Now the tank holds a steady 78 degrees! 5018e81ccc41fca5ba1bc8464be40125.jpg
I've also added a bunch of new frags over the last few days along with a small yellow tang to be on the patrol for algae. 5df7ae97077da03416c1ad66a6c9dba8.jpg
And last, some phone pictures of a few frags. 538f4d0f74a6e0d8983867d752351e1a.jpgf975b182b13b56a60b29ac9b97f3d439.jpgf1040a5af2704db15a45c56348939cda.jpgc31260d3210afb04e799e5061518b98f.jpg9ebb491d007e531ef7012b719a27daaf.jpg00538cc7781793ca338f7ea32e417bb1.jpg


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Looks good what lens did you get and for what iPhone?

This is the lens I got, it went up a couple bucks but it works really well. Only down side is that you have to be within and inch from the coral for it to focus. I use it on my iPhone 6 but I think you could use it on any of the iPhones. 167bbe33c86badb70ade1c2e9aeb0e4b.jpg

 

 

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oct 17 you posted macro pics, what are the #5 and #7 corals?

#5 are rainbow Sakura zoas! (So bright in person)

#7 is the Armageddon paly! It's more of a pink/orange in person.

My phone doesn't do the coral justice.

 

 

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  • 1 month later...

After reading this build i need to go bigger on my frag tank. Amazing job. Love the zoas

 

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Thank you! Bigger is always better! Even with this tank I'm starting to run out of room haha.

As my last post says I really need to update this thread! I've added on a 40b just for anemone propagation, gathered a ton more zoas and changed a lot of stuff!

Hmmm maybe tomorrow I'll update it and and add a few pictures :)

 

 

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