Sheed's 60 Gallon Display Refugium

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So I got the plumbing down yesterday and it was something else ... :( because one my Apex energy bars decided to stop working at 12am. So I had to reprogram that but the tank was up and running by 2am :)

If you know anyone that can spare some different kind of algae let me know :)
 

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You gone use a dif. pump or same manifold for supply , if use dif. pump use sponge strainer, to make sure you dont dump lot of Detritus in new refuge.
 

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Looking good.

Is the glass baffled silicone in? or just held in place by the sand?
I really wanted to keep the option of not having that elevated sand bed in the background encase I decided to change the look of the tank so I bought a 1/2 thick shatter proof glass in a but of 23 x 16 which fit perfectly. With the 6inch sand bed down below, it was more than enough to hold the glass up and I used a few of the rocks to keep it lifted up.

I will post some new pics later but I really like the look so far because I'm able to leave cheeto in the back where I don't have too much flow and the mangrove roots are not too far from getting to the sand bed! I wanted to shout out a few members that helped with the build one way or the other!:

Vio - I would have to say he was the one who really got this idea started because after I saw his ridiculously awesome SPS setup and his fuge, I got the itch to setup this display fuge I wanted for sometime!

Steven - Great guy and hooked me up with some great looking rock filled with choroline that just gave a great look to the tank right off the bat.

Mike NY - For offering up a bunch of algae to get this tank up and started!!

Thanks guys.
 

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You gone use a dif. pump or same manifold for supply , if use dif. pump use sponge strainer, to make sure you dont dump lot of Detritus in new refuge.
Hi Vio, I decided to go with the same pump for now which will cause some re-circulation because I was just too worries about a leak if things did not match up.


I will consider a different pump in the future.
 

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The reason , i ask , is because , years a go i just ignore the Detritus , i end up by having a Refuge works against me , become Detritus Bank ( just like magnet for PO4 and Nitrate) Refuge need some "respect" let the Macro Algae (Chaetto, Algae Scrubber, Mangrow etc.) to do the work. Just keep in your mind , Deep Sand Bad, may strip most of Nitrate , you may like to control, that, Do NOT go to aggressive against Nitrate and PO4. in special for LPS, you have GREAT tank, take it easy, :wink1:
 

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Wow, nice.
For some reason ,i think , you make a good decision NOT to have Mangrow ruts on sand
Not sure, but i will do some home work.
You may have some fish , right ?
GREAT job man.
 

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Wow, nice.
For some reason ,i think , you make a good decision NOT to have Mangrow ruts on sand
Not sure, but i will do some home work.
You may have some fish , right ?
GREAT job man.
Thanks brotha! yeah so I really like the way this came out actually because I was able to add cheeto in the back on the other side of the glass. I think the magrove roots will grow into the sand at some point which will be a really cool look where fish can swim in and out of the roots.

@Samsky hooked me up with some awesome gargonians that i specifically bought encase I want to get some seas horses in there. I would have to play around with the flow and figure out how I can feed them in a way where they can slowly eat with the pipfish but that is a few weeks away for now.

The goal is to first introduce some algae in there, test for the proper macro growing trace elements like Iron etc. Once I see some more growth, I will add a clean up crew and then the sea horses and pip fish.
 

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Looks awesome, would love to see it under white leds :)

Also your welcome, glad the rocks went to a good home.

Steven thanks again bro! the rocks look sweet. Yeah I'm going to look for a cheap set of LED's I can have for a few hours just so I can check out the tank and critters and then let the Kessil H380 do its magic.
 

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