d2mini's Epic Fantabulous New Reef Build

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    d2mini's Epic Fantabulous New Reef Build

    200g Display tank with fish room, display refugium and frag tank.
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    We built a new house and I built this completely custom setup specifically for the space I chose in the new house (the dining room) which shares a wall with our garage, making it a perfect place to finally have a fish room. I've always wanted to have a fish room so I was very excited! No more bending over and squeezing stuff into the tight spaces under a stand, and no more worries about water spills! The tank was ordered through my local fish store and built by Deep Sea Aquatics to my specifications of 7' x 2' x 2' with a coast-to-coast overflow and drilled for a BeanAnimal drain setup. I also ordered their support stand which I knew would eventually be covered by custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. A did all the plumbing and fish room construction myself. My discussion thread has tons of pics of the process, even showing the garage floor being epoxy coated.

    Other notable equipment is Ecotech Radion Pros for lighting, two Ecotech Vortech MP60's and two MP40's for flow. I am currently using a LifeReef skimmer. The return pump is a Reeflo Barracuda Gold and it provides flow for the entire system including my reactors which are fed through a manifold plumbed into the return. And the whole tank, including daily Auto Water Changes, is controlled by a GHL Profilux controller.

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    THE EQUIPMENT LIST

    Here you will find the major items that run this particular saltwater reef aquarium,
    complete with links to purchase or obtain more info.

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    7' x 2' x 2' custom Deep Sea Aquatics tank

    (4) Radion Pro LED Lights

    (2) Ecotech Vortech MP60wES Pumps

    (2) Ecotech Vortech MP40 Pumps

    (2) Ecotech Battery Backups

    GHL Profilux Controller

    GHL Probes (pH, Conductivity, Temp, Redox)

    (2) GHL Level Sensors

    GHL Touch Remote Display

    (3) GHL PowerBar PAB

    GHL Vortech Pump Controller

    GHL 3-Pump Doser

    LifeReef Skimmer

    (2) NextReef MR1 Reactors - GFO & Carbon

    150g Rubber Maid Sump

    Custom made acrylic "skimmer box" with filter sock holder.

    Ozotech Poseidon 200 ozone generator
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    Follow this link to see tons more specs including every single piece of equipment and all livestock, as well as dosing, feeding, maintenance and other items.
    http://www.aquaticlog.com/aquariums/d2mini/1

    Here's my original plan from before the house was actually built showing the floor plan and some pics of the model home.

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    And here's some random pics of the equipment listed above…

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    And here is my current lighting graph for the Ecotech Radino Pros.

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    FISH

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    Flame Hawkfish,Neocirrhitus armatus
    Powder Brown Tang
    Yellow Tang,Zebrasoma flavescens
    Yellow Belly Regal Blue Tang,Paracanthurus hepatus var.
    Blue Throat Triggerfish,Xanthichthys auromarginatus
    Pink Spotted Watchman Goby,Cryptocentrus leptocephalus
    Snowflake Clownfish
    Sailfin Tang, Desjardini,Zebrasoma desjardini
    Multicolor Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse,Cirrhilabrus lubbock
    Spotbreast Angelfish,Genicanthus melanospilos
    Bristletooth Tomini Tang,Ctenochaetus tominiensis
    Tiger Goby,Elacatinus Macrodon
    (3) Blue Eyed Cardinals
    Mystery Wrasse,Pseudocheilinus ocellatus
    Blue/Green Reef Chromis,Pomacentrus coelestis

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    CORAL

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    Ultra Open Brain Indonesia
    Blastomussa Coral Indonesia
    Teal Acropora
    Acropora Valida
    Purple Staghorn
    ORA Purple Nana
    Aussie Gold Acro
    ORA Scribb's Green-Tip Staghorn
    Australian Bi-Color Hammer,Euphyllia ancora
    Australian Gold Torch Coral,Euphyllia glabrescens
    Acropora Tenuis,Acropora Tenuis
    Acropora Chesterfieldnesis,Acropora chesterfieldensis
    Duncan Coral,Duncanopsammia axifuga
    ORA Ponape Birdsnest
    Ultimate Blue Staghorn
    Strawberry Shortcake,Acropora microclados
    Bali Green Slimer,Acropora yongei
    Jason Fox Hells Eye,Mycedium sp.
    Birdsnest Coral,Seriatopora hystrix
    Ora Sprung's Stunner
    ORA Green Planet,Acropora sp.
    Brain Coral, Trachyphyllia,Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
    Acropora Gemmifera
    Acropora Spathulata
    Acropora Loripes
    Silver Gorgonian, With Basket Stars!
    Zoanthid,Zoanthus
    Green Montipora Plate,Montipora Plate
    Purple Montipora Plate,Montipora Plate
    Gold Plume Eco-Gorg
    Black Mamba Acropora,Acropora sp
    Red Planet Acropora,Acropora sp
    Humilis Acropora Coral,Acropora humilis
    Granulosa Acropora,Granulosa Acropora
    ORA Purple Bonsai Acropora,Acropora sp
    ORA Purple Montipora Undata,Montipora underrate
    Efflo Acropora Table
    Ricordea Mushroom,Ricordea yuma
    Kelly Green Psammacora, ORA,Psammacora
    ORA Red Planet,Acropora sp
    Flower Pot Coral - Red, ORA,Goniopora sp.
    Hammer / Anchor Coral,Euphyllia ancora
    Branched Montipora Coral,Montipora digitata
    Frogspawn Coral - Branched,Euphyllia paradivisa
    Orange Fan Sponge
    Orange Finger Sponge
    Yellow Ball Sponge
    Corky Finger Gorgonian
    Brain Coral, Trachyphyllia,Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
    Plate Coral, Short Tentacle,Fungia repanda
    Purple Sea Fan,Gorgonia
    Superman Montipora,Montipora Tuberculosa
    Cup Coral, Turbinaria,Turbinaria sp.
    Zoanthid - Eagle Eye and Dragon Eye,Zoanthus
    Stylophora Coral
    Red Mangroves

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    INVERTS

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    Fighting Conch
    Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
    Mini Maxi Carpet Anemone
    Spiny Sea Cucumber, Pentacta anceps
    Black Short Spine Urchin, Diadema setosum
    Derasa Clam
    Nerite Snails, Nerita sp.
    Sea Cucumbers,Colochirus robustus
    Turbo Snails ,Turbo fluctuosa
    Electric Blue Hermit Crab,Calcinus elegans
    Red Mithrax Crab,Mithrax ruer
    Red Brittle Sea Star,Ophipcoma sp.
    Basket Starfish
    Serpent Starfish
    Conical Spined Sea Star,Echinaster sentus​