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Old 02/02/2017, 02:12 AM   #1
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Deep blue 34 gallon rimless build

Hey guys my names cody I'm from St Louis. I've been keeping saltwater tanks for about 10 years now. I've been without a tank for the past year and a half. Exited for this build my plan is a 50/50 mixed reef some sps. mainly birds nest and pocilipora and some montiporas to keep maintenence lower on the tank.

Deep blue 34g rimless 36 x 18 x12
Sump 20 gallon breeder
Carbon reactor
Swc 301 protein skimmer
Jeabo dc4000 return pump
Jeabo wp 10 x 2 circulation pumps
Lighting is 6 x 24w t5 diy 2 channel
10 3w led moon lights
200w heater
Reef keeper lite controller with ato, temp,pH probes




I just now decided to start this build thread after the tank has been cycled for 2 months. Started the tank with 40 lbs dry rock from bulk Reef supply and 20 lbs Fiji pink substrate. Wanted a minimal aqua scape lots of holes and lots of flow.

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1 1/2 months



2 months



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Old 02/02/2017, 02:14 AM   #2
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Old 02/02/2017, 02:19 AM   #3
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Live stock list

3 green chromis
1 occ clownish
Porcupine puffer
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Old 02/02/2017, 04:50 PM   #4
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Nice. What's the light in the fuge growing?
Lots of coral for so new a tank IMO. But... it looks good so far.

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Old 02/03/2017, 01:09 AM   #5
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I did have some cheto down there but it kept breaking up and clogging my pump

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Old 02/03/2017, 01:11 AM   #6
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As for corals I keep a good eye on tank parameters and all corals are happy so far.

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Old 02/03/2017, 01:09 PM   #7
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Well they look great man. Keep up the good work.

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Old 02/04/2017, 12:08 AM   #8
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Old 02/05/2017, 06:01 PM   #9
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I know it's a little early for a nem but they were on sale for 35 so I couldn't help my self lol..






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Old 02/07/2017, 11:55 AM   #10
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Nice process... Hope your tank is going well.
I may start my own journal here... hopefully soon!


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Old 02/10/2017, 05:35 PM   #11
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Just bought a redsea pro test kit so I got some tank parameters.

Calcium 450
Alk. 7.8
Mag 1300
Sg 1.025
Po4 undetectable
No3 10 ppm

And I wasn't getting the flow I wanted so I rearranged the rock. Corals are still a Lil unhappy with the move but still good.







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Update
Kh 8-9
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Old 03/16/2017, 07:28 PM   #17
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Looks good.

I literally just brought this tank home. How's you set up your overflow and return?


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Old 03/24/2017, 02:41 PM   #18
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Sorry for the late reply I have it raised up pretty high in the overflow box to keep noise down that drops straight down to the sump return has 3 valves and a union

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I like it


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Old 10/03/2017, 12:01 PM   #21
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I am going to give you merda for having that puffer in that 34 gallon. They grow to be a foot plus long. Also, I am surprised that puffer hasn't eaten that clown yet maybe hes busy with your cleanup crew for now.


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