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Here’s the start of another new journey and also another new tank thread to keep track of my progress. The allure of the beauty of this hobby is just too great to resist. This is probably the third decent tank build I going to do after 14years in this hobby. My last tank wasn’t that great and encounter quite a lot of challenging problems (tank crashes 3x). The last crash was the last straw I decide to throw in the towel and decom. 
For this new tank, I decided I want my tank thread to be more fun and less serious/stressful (haha) to look at rather than write about the technical aspects, the new latest gadgets in the market I should be using, how to maintain their parameters... etc etc etc.

More relax and on a lighter note to enjoy this hobby. People should learn to relax and luv this hobby than to stress abt stuff such as why my KH so high, is my tank going to crash the next day?? Chasing numbers daily and worry abt tank leaking?? But that’s reality in general that we worry abt so much.

That said, knowledge on Reefing is not build on one day. So take ur time, learn and enjoy this hobby and do ur due diligence and research.

Nothing to show for now, except a sneak peak of my new scape. New tank not here yet...eagerly anticipating its arrival.  
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For those who dunno or never seen my old tank before...9EA55E45-0F7D-4573-B4CE-9B002CBF6682.jpeg.5d7c707b9b860d213a3d92d64054a0bc.jpegPhoto dated last July 2020.

Will share more photos of my tank build and plans along the way. Hope u guys enjoy this hobby as much as I do. Cheers!!

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Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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1 hour ago, Davissimzt said:

Looking forward for more updates! emoji7.png

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Yes bro, thanks for the help and support!!

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Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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4 hours ago, Nihal said:

Hi, Newbie here 

Hope to learn more from your build. Thanks for sharing.

Yup, sure. We can learnt from each other.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Nice and open rock work!  It will look great once covered by corals! 

On 3/31/2021 at 11:41 PM, Admiraltian said:

More relax and on a lighter note to enjoy this hobby. People should learn to relax and luv this hobby than to stress abt stuff such as why my KH so high, is my tank going to crash the next day?? Chasing numbers daily and worry abt tank leaking?? But that’s reality in general that we worry abt so much.

I can't agree with you more! It's a hobby and the enjoyment part is so important. If hobby becomes a source of stress on a daily basis,  then it's really not healthy. 

 

Look forward to your new updates! 

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On 4/3/2021 at 5:20 PM, JiaEn said:

Nice and open rock work!  It will look great once covered by corals! 

I can't agree with you more! It's a hobby and the enjoyment part is so important. If hobby becomes a source of stress on a daily basis,  then it's really not healthy. 

 

Look forward to your new updates! 

Thanks bro. Will update as I progress with the build.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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New tank arrived on Saturday. DT is 90x50x50cm. Will be a sps dominated tank.


Tank Culture guys fixing up the tank, positioning, piping and glue work and cabinet door.7A13B8DA-FBE8-4654-91FD-590A85434155.jpeg.51364bf1291cbcdf517caf8a1a89ec1e.jpegDone in less than 2hrs.E7D10221-F9A6-4878-AFE0-DB16968512E7.jpeg.7bb18262d2cd801f1f84206e2802ac2b.jpegNext is water test although tank maker assure it oredi been done in their workshop. Just a double assurance.39C735AD-57D0-48F8-A689-A98AD449FFD9.jpeg.a49ac53296d71c9151bdcc46617c56ef.jpeg

In case u guys are wondering, the small tank beside will be my MP (Multi-Purpose) tank. Probably keeping some of my sps frags and some lps and can be double as a qt tank for my fishes but doubt it will serve much of that function as it is sharing same sump. 

 

 

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Next day, lfs guys came over to help topping up tank water and also do up the wire management part. Thank u the guys from RR & TC for 2 days of hard work. Some pic of the finished work...

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Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Thanks for sharing the tank build, amazing process haha. Can’t wait to see it filled up again! Since we stay nearby please invite HAHA

 

 

There's nothing to see here. 

But do check out my articles! https://www.sgreefclub.com/home/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/floratiaracoral/

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4 hours ago, Willy Guccivera Yap said:

Thanks for sharing the tank build, amazing process haha. Can’t wait to see it filled up again! Since we stay nearby please invite HAHA emoji51.png

Yes bro. Welcome u any time. 

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Got my lights up and old 3 fishes back.

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PO4 at a high of 0.4ppm. Monitoring for now...continuing my daily dose of bacteria.

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Yay!!! Finally see the new tank!

 

 

There's nothing to see here. 

But do check out my articles! https://www.sgreefclub.com/home/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/floratiaracoral/

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12 hours ago, Willy Guccivera Yap said:

Yay!!! Finally see the new tank!

No corals in though...lol 

Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Finally got back my remaining corals from my previous tank. Thank u to my friend who hosted for me all this while.

Some pics to show...

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Almost bare bone fts...

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The Lps/frag tank

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Thats all for now.

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Display Tank : 36" x 20" x 20" Herbie overflow box design, Sump : 36" x 21" x 17", Frag Tank : 16” x 20” x 16”, custom built by Tank Culture.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Jebao SOW-16M, SLW-30M & SLW-20M  Sine Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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