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Ayo's 120 BB Planet

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Well the reefing bug bit me once again and I'm building a 120g Planet Aquarium Cristeline. She started off blue and the wife said "Absolutely NOT" So like a good hubby I agreed and painted it white;)

 

So much has changed in the 10 years that I've been with out a tank. First major component is light. No more  MH /t5s.  Now  we have Beautiful controllable LED. I love the fact that they produce NO heat! Not having to buy a chiller makes me happy.  

 

Here are a few pic of my progress so far. PLEASE, I would love to know what you guys think...Good and bad. 

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For my lighting I went with Radion XR15 G4 pros. I plan to have a total of 3 but I'm starting with 2.  I like the XR15 because I can spread them out.  20190312_165937.jpg.75662710c7e2054d863c97cad72eabe5.jpg20190306_173122.thumb.jpg.6c77732aecab9b7b30af653408d9778c.jpg

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A buddy hooked me up with a trigger ruby 39 which I love!  Fits my stand perfectly with lots of Room for gear   Also got my self a Bubble Magus 7 with Sicce 600 pump:))

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I chose to go with dry Reef Saver rock.. Its cost effectiveness plus I love the way looks.  My next project is to aqua scape. Also set up a BRS RO/DI.  After talking to my city water company, I found out that they treat our water with chloramines. So of course i got a 5 stage with 3 carbon blocks. 

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After doing some research I realized chaetomorpha grows best with a red a blue spectrum. So I added the grow light to my sump.  Apparently it's best to run a light opposit your display cycle for best results..it looks cool too:)) 

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I will eventually add an Apex system but for now I  rigged my MP40 and Radion Power blocks to back off the stand. They are just Velcroed  so if I have to move them it can be done fairly easily. I hope this works to save Room for my Apex in my stand.... Let me know what you guys think about this. I love a clean look.20190321_174635.thumb.jpg.cba7c0a2a1580d51fd3247e86033fca1.jpg

 

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Finally after a month of prepping this tank, I got water in her😁 Now the cycling process begins

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On ‎4‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 10:25 AM, ericd000 said:

Nice!

Much quicker from getting it in the house to wet than my build... :D

 

So was the building of the pyramids.

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Nice attention to detail on the build. Plumbing looks amazing. Nice setup. Can’t wait to see this one progress. Keep up the great work.


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So ive been chugging along with this build, Added a g4xr30, Tunze ATO...and a classic Apex. The tank is about 8 weeks old at this point and has finished cycling. I have added Trochus snails an Emerald crab and a hand full of hermits. Also got some Chaeto and tigger pods to the sump. 

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Added the first corals yesterday and they made it through the night:))

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1 hour ago, saltyfish808 said:

The Corals do look happy! The clownfish  look like they want to be in the big tank :)

Lol...they do.

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