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Been a long wait, but the tank is finally here! New release Reefer S-1000 by Red Sea.
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210g display, 55g sump with extra refugium/frag tank extension. 82.7" x 26.75" x 25.6".

Thanks to Galactic Coral for the ongoing installation. Took us 8 extra guys and some bruised fingers to get the tank inside. Before the tank went in I had the floor reinforced since the tank by itself is 800+ pounds and this is a pier and beam house. Should hold 5k now.

In the middle of building the rock structure with Cornerstone reef rock.
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We had to stop for the day after we got most of the rock in last night, this was day two of installation. Needs a few more pieces of rock but looking good! Hopefully we can get it running by the end of the day today, a lot of equipment to mount before then. Tank will mostly be run with Ecotech and Neptune equipment and I'll post a full list when we have it all together.
 
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Had a few set backs yesterday, but the tank is running! Mostly anyway.
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We left a box at the shop so didn't get everything in yesterday but almost there!

We were able to get in two of the three radion XR30 Pros, the Neptune Apex and one of the two Neptune Core 15 return pumps. Today should be the last light and return, protein skimmer, a couple 300w heaters, two Vortech MPQD60s, and two Red Sea wavemakers.

Barebottom SPS dominate tank is the plan so going to put the wavemakers in the back and run when I need to clean up any detritus that collects. Most of the flow will be handled by the MPQD60s. Hopefully we can get the rest done soon.
 
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Looks amazing! Congratulations 🎉
Thanks! It was almost 5 weeks late so I'm really happy to finally have it up and so are my fish lol. My other tanks are a bit overcrowed with fish I had been getting ready for the tank. They start going in tomorrow.
 
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Got some more rock in, looking pretty good. This tank is crazy quiet after some fine tuning. Upped the salinity a bit to 35 ppt and seems pretty steady at 78 degrees so added some Turbo Start. I'll test in the morning and add a few fish if everything looks good.
 
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Bit more done everyday!
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Current Stock:
Yellow Splotch Rabbitfish
Yellow Tang
Hippo Tang
Five Lyretail Anthias (1M, 4F)

These are all fish from my other tanks that were starting to get a bit crowded. Need to find some fish now that I'm done raiding my other tanks.
 
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Last of the pumps finally came yesterday! Added a second MP60 and two Maxspec Gyre f350s. Gyres I'll set up to run 6 hours on, 6 hours off. Their main function will be to clean up the bottom of the tank, but will be good for some on and off random flow.

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Got the protein skimmer in, a Red Sea Reefer Skimmer 900, won't turn it on for another week or so though I'm thinking. Also built a little media tower out of egg crate, filled it with rubble, frag plugs and coral plates to cure for later and tossed it in the sump.

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Got a real heater in. Was using an old 300 watt ehime that I keep a few of around for backups, put in a True Temp 800w jbj titanium heater. This is an awesome heater, love the magnetic mounts. Need to find a proper place for it though. Also got a probe holder for the Apex which look like they need recalibration.

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Next up is getting the second return pump set up properly. Running on one Core-15 neptune, don't have the right plumbing yet for the second pump.

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