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Old 12-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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SeanMonster's 180 gallon Reef Conversion

Friday the 13th. The long awaited conversion of my 180g FO to a reef. The equipment is as follows:

AquaticLife 8 bulb T5 light fixture
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2 300W Fluval Heaters
2 Koralia 1450 power heads
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1200 GPH Magdrive Return Pump
100 lbs Fiji Live Rock
Select pieces of decor I already had

Started the cycle 2 days ago. Hoping I'm ready for livestock in a couple of weeks.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Six days in and the cycle is well underway. Should be complete by next week.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Great choice. Why'd you want to convert? Is it going to be a mixture of different coral types or SPS dominant? Cool tank.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Great choice. Why'd you want to convert? Is it going to be a mixture of different coral types or SPS dominant? Cool tank.

Decided to convert because I enjoy my 90 gal reef that is in my kitchen. The 180 gal is in my Familyroom where I spend most of my time. I'm planning on doing a mixture of corals. Thanks for the compliment and for following along.
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No problem. Look forward to see its progress. Soon you'll have a reef in every room haha
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Man I want a 180. Looks great...
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Man I want a 180. Looks great...

Thank you. Can't wait to start stocking.
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Thank you. Can't wait to start stocking.

Cycle is done. Two weeks to the day. Added six Trochus Snails, 2 Conchs, and a mated clown pair. Also moved some Star Polyps from my 90 gallon
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:25 AM   #9
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Picked up a couple of torches, moved my Pagoda Cup Coral and Grape Cap into the tank. Will get some pictures soon.
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Coming along nicely mate. Looks really good, get cracking on the picks lol

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