My 65 reef build, updated 9/6 NEW PICS

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  1. droopymatt

    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    so over the last two weeks i kinda just went for it, I water tested my reseal job and it held water but i had no peace of mind so i went to the LFS and ordered a new predrilled 65. Im not ine to type too much so heres the specs and ill let the pics do the talking;D


    Aqueon Megaflow predrilled 65 gal 36x18x25
    125lbs of key largo rock from both reef-cleaners and Marcos in DT
    80lbs caribsea special reef grade sand in DT
    15lbs Hawaiian black agri-live in sump/refugium
    20gal DIY sump/refugium
    mag 9.5 return pump
    Coralife Super Skimmer 65
    X2 cpr 4" filter sock holder (customized)
    RAPID LED ultra premium 36-18cw 18rb dimmable
    RAPID LED PWM daylight controller
    x2 HYDOR Koralia Evolution 1050 powerhead(smartwave to come;D)
    DIY STAND and CANOPY stained with MinWax Bombay mahogany

    once its cycled and matured a bit ill move all my 14bc over to the 65

    tricolor validia
    acropora delsawii
    100+ colony of eagle eye zoa
    star polyps
    acid drop acan
    superman mushroom
    various other mushrooms
    jackal favia
    red nebula polyps
    chocolate mint polyps
    pink acan
    watchman goby
    maroon clown
    snails and such

    THANKS FOR LOOKING, ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS YOUD LIKE PLEASE;D
     

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  3. droopymatt

    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    more pics
     

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    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    thats it!
     

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    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    no love!, really!?!:(:-/:cry:
     
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    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    sad that 90% of the posts here are my own...
     
  7. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Dont worry, your fellow 65g buddy is here lol;D
    Looks good dude. that led setup came out sweet.
    not sure if you said or not but what type of tank will this be? mixed? SPS?
     
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  9. insanespain

    insanespain Ocellaris Clown

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    The color of your led came out sweet dude. Looks real nice.
     
  10. droopymatt

    droopymatt Bristle Worm

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    Thanks I REALLY appreciate it, lotsa hard work...Itll probably be mixed as thats what my bc14 is but i think as the 65 matures ill probably go lps dominant with a few sps, but really im gonna be looking for suggestions as it matures and i begin to add more livestock
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Ya i hear ya, pics make everything look simple and dont show the hard work behind it.
     
  12. saints fan 420

    saints fan 420 Expensive Colorful Sticks

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    tank looks good man... really like the way you built the leds..

    cant wait to see it packed with corals