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I am posting this at DBreefs request.

This is my first attempt at a saltwater tank so it is going to be slow but i hope turns out well

Day 0 .. found the tanks best spot in my house.. probably going to have to re locate once the wife returns from her sisters and yells at me .. lol

today im adding the reef sand and the live rock and water.. the guys at Nemo's were awesome..not sure where im going yet on the fish /coral wise but i know where im getting my stuff from.

Thanks to Kat as she did me a real solid deal on this tank.

ill post the next set of pics once i have the work done
 

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Looking good! Glad you're doing a build thread. You will look back on this later and it will be awesome to see how much your tank has grown.
 

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Here is Day 1's update ; the sand rock and water are in the lights are on.. no one is home .. lol havent hooked up the skimmer yet not sure how it goes together.. nor have i installed the wave makers.. i have 2 but not sure where or how yet...

i am getting quite excited.. want to go buy critters now lol...but it will wait

at this stage the water has been in about 2 hours
 

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That is the same type of tank I used for my first reef, I loved it. The only downside was waiting for it to cycle and dealing with my wife continually asking of we could add fish yet. Lol.
 

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Been sitting here watching tv and its like diving on a shipwreck you start to see the outline of the rocks but you cant quite make out the definition just yet...i think by morning it should be pretty good
 

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Day 2 update: im really pleased at the look i have.. all i have to do is wait for it to cycle

some new pics added i have some cave like areas and small swim through holes as well
 

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Thanks i am very pleased so far... had to clean the inside glass as there was streaks where it was cleaned before me so some of the fuzziness was before i cleaned the glass
 

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Curious... was told today i didnt have enough rocks in the tank.. there are 2 caves and two pass throughs... they arent super big.. i can go get more rock thats not an issue.. Thoughts?
 

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wow yours is awesome.. thanks.. im going to head out and get some more rock tomorrow.. have about 4 lbs in there now..
 

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The main reason I have so much is It was my first reef so I had one of the guys working at the lfs help me plan out the scape in one of their tanks and out of all of our attempts that one had the most surface area for coral and fit into the one pound per gallon suggestion.
 

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Thats really good to know.. i wasnt sure if i should have more actual swimming room or rock surface.. since im not going to have alot of fish i guess rock is good :rocker:
 

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Just noticed you're in/around the charlotte area. Let me know when you get cycled and I can give you a frag or two to get you started if you want.
 

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That would be awesome thank you..yeah im actually in lake wylie right across the lake from charlotte
 

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Cool, just shoot me a pm when your cycle is over and I'll cut a couple frags. I've got plenty of green star polyps, a massive colt leather that needs a trim and quite a few zoas.
 

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Added 4 more pounds of rock today sitting at about 14-15 pounds going to start looking for smaller filler rocks and add ons here are some new pics the water isnt quite settled from me messing around not 100% happy but i am pleased

btw the rock i got today has some coral growth already on it.. so i think of it as a bit of an accelerator to get my tank to cycle at least i hope it is lol
 
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