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Wanted to share something that I've been working on for the past couple months. I picked up a Cadlights Artisan II 100g aquarium from a fellow reefer and started slowly acquiring equipment to bring it to life. Since It's so close to being filled with water I thought Id start a build thread here to keep track. 

Here's some pictures so far:

I had Jestersix come and build me a three island aquascape.

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Ordered a custom "sapphire" trigger sump

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Nice tank, rocks, sump, stand, flooring, and love the finishing touch with the rock on the overflow box!

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ATO container from Advanced Acrylics to match the sump.

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Also working on a water changing station in the garage so i don't have to lift another bucket of water again.

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Nice think solid water barrels. Keep us posted man! Can't wait to see this tank get filled, solid, and thick. Thanks for the motivation!

Mirin this!!

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4 minutes ago, Pumped said:

Nice tank, rocks, sump, stand, flooring, and love the finishing touch with the rock on the overflow box!

Thanks man! Thats where I'll be growing only the highest end SPS.

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Bad ass build right their. Curious did you pick the tank up from Brad?

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Very very nice! I'm loving seeing some of the OG reefers and all of the experience back on here. Really looks good and anxious to see some life in it.

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7 hours ago, Will846 said:

Bad ass build right their. Curious did you pick the tank up from Brad?

Looks like the tank went into the right hands!! This is going to be sick now, I can already tell. Taking his time and doing it right; that is the key to long term success. Glad you really planned this out, and make sure the best outcome for the build this time.

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Wanted to share something that I've been working on for the past couple months. I picked up a Cadlights Artisan II 100g aquarium from a fellow reefer and started slowly acquiring equipment to bring it to life. Since It's so close to being filled with water I thought Id start a build thread here to keep track. 

Here's some pictures so far:

I had Jestersix come and build me a three island aquascape.

rocks 2.jpeg

rocks 1.jpeg

Ordered a custom "sapphire" trigger sump

sapphire sump 1.jpeg

sapphire sump 2.jpeg

 

 

Sump is super clean. Like the color pipe matching the sump.

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8 hours ago, planecrazy said:

Very very nice! I'm loving seeing some of the OG reefers and all of the experience back on here. Really looks good and anxious to see some life in it.

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Thanks man! It's been a long time since I've been active here but I'll try to this time around. 

33 minutes ago, Pumped said:

Still going with a purple tang or something else?

Nah I think I'm gonna get something else. The last purple tang I was gonna get the seller didn't follow through. 

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56 minutes ago, Will846 said:

Sump is super clean. Like the color pipe matching the sump.

Thanks! Yeah I picked this aquarium and stand up from Brad. 

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37 minutes ago, box209 said:

What lights do you plan on using?

Ati sunpower. Probably supplement with Reefbrite led. 

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What lights do you plan on using?

Ati sunpower. Probably supplement with Reefbrite led. 

Best combo out there. Can't go wrong with that.

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Here's some quick updates:

My 80/20 pieces came in to build my light rail:

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Also received my magnetic zeovit reactor and the basic media and additives today.

I'll be receiving more zeovit additives soon.

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Yeah there's a couple of magnets inside that help shake the mulm off of the zeolites media. 

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I've seen some of the craziest colored sps come out of zeo tanks. What's the maintenance on running zeo?

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5 minutes ago, box209 said:

I've seen some of the craziest colored sps come out of zeo tanks. What's the maintenance on running zeo?

That's what the goal is!

The basics of zeovit is to strip the water clean and add only what is needed. This means that ill have to shake the zeolite media once a day by pumping the reactor handle. Also ill have to dose the essential three products. Dosage varies and some will have to be dosed daily and others up to a couple times a week.

You can check out the full zeovit guide here:

http://www.korallen-zucht.de/cms/files/zeoguide_103_english-1.pdf

 

 

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Oh man! This is going to be killer! As Alex said, some of the nicest tanks I've seen has come in the form of Zeo. GL and I can't wait to see those colors!

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