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nycman
06/24/2017, 10:22 PM
Ground up start on two tanks. I have an abundance of experience, but none in past ten years. Happy to see the technological progress in our hobby since then. Equipment list -

Miracles tanks - 72x26x24 (reef) and 60x30x24 (freshwater planted amazon)
Reefsavvy ghost overflows.
LifeReef sump, refugium, protein skimmer, and wet dry filter, with filter media cansisters in each.
Custom algae scrubber on reef tank.
PVC hard plumbing
Apex controller
GHL Mitras lighting. 4 LX7200 on reef, and 3 LX7206 on freshwater

nycman
06/25/2017, 08:03 PM
Reef tank on left is plumbed and running with freshwater. Amazon tank on right still needing plumbing. Mitras LX7s installed over each.

digital_reef
06/25/2017, 08:09 PM
I dig it!! :beer:

ClownNut
06/25/2017, 10:02 PM
jealous!

LQT
06/26/2017, 01:03 PM
Nice to see a local rocking a new build! You should check out Area Reef Keepers of Southwest Connecticut (ARKSC). Lots of friendly, experienced reefers with very impressive tanks to bounce ideas off of, talk shop and swap frags. Working on setting up another get together in August or September.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=591

nycman
06/26/2017, 10:40 PM
Nice to see a local rocking a new build! You should check out Area Reef Keepers of Southwest Connecticut (ARKSC). Lots of friendly, experienced reefers with very impressive tanks to bounce ideas off of, talk shop and swap frags. Working on setting up another get together in August or September.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=591

Thanks. Will join. Am in Westport (Greensfarms section).

nycman
07/02/2017, 07:37 PM
all equipment working and water parameters good to go.

nycman
07/02/2017, 07:38 PM
picture...

LQT
07/02/2017, 07:41 PM
Mmmm. Love the Lifereef gear you got under there!

LeslieS88
07/04/2017, 07:18 PM
Nice set up! I'm redoing my whole system, it's a 65 SPS tank. I am rebuilding my canopy to hang the reefbrite halide led combo, getting custom sump,from Geo's Reef, all ghl doser and maybe controller.. can't wait to start my build thread!

nycman
07/09/2017, 10:24 PM
showing various GHL Mitras 7200 K values.

LQT
07/09/2017, 11:44 PM
Those Mitras sure are sexy! What kind of coral do you plan on stocking?

nycman
07/10/2017, 07:51 AM
I plan on doing LPS which I have successfully kept in the past. I likely will experiment with SPS, which would be new for me.

ca1ore
07/11/2017, 05:49 AM
Nice. I ran planted tanks for years before moving exclusively to reefs. Still miss them.

nycman
07/15/2017, 08:53 PM
Took delivery of second phase of TB Saltwater live rock plus the clean up crew. Very difficult to aquascape - clearly - without taking rock out of the water - I was hoping for something more artistic, but this will have to do for now. Also got a live stream going so I can monitor 24x7 remotely, which is most of my time.