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After two years, I'm finally back in the hobby again but with a bigger tank. Yes, 75 isn't that grand but with limited space, this is my best option. As most have told me, I'll quickly grow out of this tank. This is also my first time starting a thread to follow my build. Follow me on the set-up and progress of my 75 gallon reef tank. Research from books, blogs to YouTube has lead me to this point. I fully expect you all to challenge my process and help me learn from my mistakes! 

So far I have: 

  • White Innovative Marine 75 gallon EXT reef ready tank
  • AQUAMAX BioPellet Reactor
  • NYOS TORQ Reactor
  • GYRO Flow Pump(RAFFLE PRIZE :) )
  • SENEYE Leak Detector 
  • RODI Filter(No more LFS visit for top off or saltwater) 
  • 2 Kessil lights 

Still have more to grab! Wish me luck guys, and if anyone has anything they want to part with, I'm open ears!

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On 8/23/2021 at 10:09 PM, Higher Thinking said:

Congrats on the build. That tank looks fantastic! What's the plan for the sump? 

Thank you! So I decided to go with a DIY on the sump. I’m using a 20g long, with a skimmer, GFO/Carbon reactor, bio pellet reactor, dual return lines, ATO, and I really want to fit a fuge in there but I may be pushing the limited space. 

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REEFERS! UPDATE! LETS GO! - 

Ive finally got all my equipment which I’ll update you soon on. But here’s a project I’m working on now. My rock-scape.

Like any other reefer coming back into the hobby, I have learned from past mistakes. So after weeks of research and endless videos I’m ready to start my rockscape. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted this time around but I know I wanted to do something different. I thought about bonsai style rockscape, floating rockscape, NSA rockscape, island rockscape, and even hang off cliff style. I really wanted a floating rockscape but all the reading and videos discouraged this scape for anything larger than 40 so I decided to try out a NSA rockscape.

For those unfamiliar, check out this video 
I just finished breaking all the larger rocks and once I get that done I’ll post my end result.

Wish me luck!17CEB255-A00D-4C03-8238-2442955B53B8.jpegAE19DC0A-7EFD-4720-BE05-8A7C9C4F7165.jpeg91D96CE1-7C58-42B2-B051-E84023B9E967.jpeg

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