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180G Reef Build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Project Tanked, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

    Bought this tank back in 2013 and have slowly been getting all the stuff required for it (Minus it sitting in storage for 3 years while I was in South Korea). I finally got it set up in September 2018, let it cycle for 2 months and for the last 2 months have been slowly adding livestock to the tank. Here's my build. Sump design and DIY Rock are my own creations. Let me know what you think

    180 Gallon Display

    Fox Face (Foxy)
    Lemon Peel Angel (Lemon)
    Hippo Tang (Dory)
    Lyretail Anthias (Princess)
    Pair of Damsels (Beavis and Butthead)
    Snowflake Eel (Snowflake)
    -Worth Mentioning
    Red and Yellow Hawaiian Feather Duster
    Decorator Crab (Spider). Has Spiderman Zoas growing on him after he attached a few polyps to himself.
    Green Acanthophyllia (Unidentified)
    Pulsing Xenia
    Green Star Polyps
    Spiderman Zoas
    Fire and Ice Zoas
    Reverse Rosta Zoas
    Aviator Zoas
    Bubble Gum Pink Zoas
    Midnight Express Zoas
    Radioactive Zoas
    Nirvana Palys
    Red Mushroom
    Green Mushrooms
    Neon Green Florida Ricordeas
    Monster Ricordeas
    Blue/Pink Ricordeas
    Neon Green Polyp Toadstool
    Snowball Poly Toadstool
    Neon Green Goniopora
    Super Green Metallic Goniopora
    Rainbow Ultra Rock Flower
    Bulls Eye Ultra Rock Flower
    A few unidentified Ultras
    Acid Washed Green BTA
    120 lbs Reef Rock
    80 lbs DIY Rock
    120 lbs Hawaiian Black Sand
    2x MarsAqua 300w LED Lights
    2x 1050-1150 GPH Hydor Koralia Evolution Heads

    -40 Gallon DIY
    SCA-302 180 Gallon Protein Skimmer
    Rio Plus 1700 Aqua Pump
    MarsAqua Dimmable 165W LED
    AA Aquarium Green Killing Machine
    Finnex Digital Heater Controller with 800 Watt Titanium Tube
    40 lbs Black Hawaiian Sand

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  2. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

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  3. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

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  4. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    makes me want to go back to black sand! looks good
  5. SUS

    SUS Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    What did you use for pvc glue? Never seen green before...
  6. Lmmchops

    Lmmchops Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks like it is the abs to pvc transition cement to me that's what mine looked like when I went from bulkhead to pvc atleast.

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  7. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

    This is the stuff.[​IMG]

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  8. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

    Thank you! It'll look better I think once the rocks are darker and the same color and I get Coraline to grow on the glass in the back and stuff. I have Pulsing Hands set up in a few places around the back of the tank and hoping they'll grow up the back of the glass in time.

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  9. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    You can use a magnetic frag disk to get them to grow right on the back of the tank. That way you keep it off the rocks for as long as possible.
  10. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    a pulsing Xenia? green star polyp? what is this hands you speak of?
  11. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod

    Pulsing Xenia. And I know they're like a weed in a tank but I like how they look and move.

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  12. flagg37

    flagg37 Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    So do you actually have abs in between those pvc fittings?
  13. Project Tanked

    Project Tanked Copepod


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