Another NaClH2oReefer Build (40b)

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So I decided I wanted to put a tank in my lobby at the office, and what perfect timing with the gallon sale going on at Petco. 

I started piecing stuff together starting with the tank, then found myself switching from a HOB overflow to drilling. Keep in mind I’ve never drilled glass before and who knew, with a little patience it’s pretty easy. 

I chose to utilize 2- 1.5” bulkheads, one for the main drain and 1 for an emergency ( cannot be having no floods in the office!) 

So here are the parts for the build I chose to go with everything DIY was done by me: 

Aqueon 40B 
DIY 20G high sump (glass baffles) w/refuge
Reef Creators 1000gph low profile overflow 
DIY Stand 

2- AI Prime HD’s 
Bubble Magus Curve 5 
Jager 150w heater
IM Mighty Jet 538Gph return 
2- Jebao OW-10 wavemakers 
AutoAqua SMART ATO micro 

Spent the last two days finishing up the stand and planning out the plumbing, installing surge protectors and pump controllers etc. 

Got it knocked out. Will be adding the rock back this week and filling the sucker up! I will be using fritz turbo bacteria to help aid in the cycle. I’m going to be running a thin sand bed so far, Fuji pink but I may add in some black also. 

My plans for this tank are the pretty much the opposite of my larger tank which is 96% SPS and Zoas. This tank will focus on LPS; such as hammers, leathers, plate coral and mushrooms etc. Anyways enough talk here are some photos. 



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Got the tank filled last night, finished up the wire management some more and got the scape the way I like it. 

now the wait begins. 
what is your favorite way to cycle a new tank? 


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