Barch's 125gal. saltwater reef tank

Barch

Reefing newb
Okay, this tank is my first attempt at a saltwater aquarium. The tank is now just over 10 months old and has become the highlight of the office. It sits across from my desk so that I get to look at it all day long and I love it. I have had several customers check the progress of my tank as the months have gone by so it has been enjoyed by many. I refurbished a used 125 gal acrylic tank and stand and then plumbed in an old 55 gallon tank through the wall for the refugium and life support. I have to say that many hours were spent on this website researching and learning about what to do and what not to do, so much thanks goes out to all of you for providing all that advise. I am pleased with the results and have enjoyed the journey!



video125 gallon tank 48"X 18" X 32" display tank
55 gallon glass refugium tank

*REEFKEEPER LITE PLUS - DIGITAL AQUATICS
Installed on January 16, 2013

5 stage R/O with 3 stage DI filtration
installed January 16.2013

6 lamp T-5 lights with 2 bank programmable control

2 Led moonlights programmed on the Reef Keeper Lite

*Quiet One Pro Aquarium Pump
Installed on January 16, 2013

*Hydor Koralia Evolution Pumps Evolution 750
4-pumps
Installed on January 16, 2013

*Mag-Drive Pumps PM 18
Installed on January 16, 2013

*REEF OCTOPUS NWB150
Installed on January 16, 2013

*BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Dual
1.5 cups of GFO and 1.5 cups of carbon pellets
Installed on February 16, 2013

*Eheim 1250 Universal Pump
Installed on February 17, 2013

*AQUA LIFTER VACUUM PUMP
Installed on February 17, 2013

*Milwaukee Digital Refractometer
no more guess work for me!
Installed on May 15, 2013

I dedicated the adjacent storage room in the office as my life support room. It has all the filtration, water preparation equipment etc. I have it set up so that I can make R/O-DI water and mix the saltwater, do water changes with little hassle. Complete with ATO so that I don't have to worry about keeping the tank full. All water changes and top off are done in the refugium tank. PH, Temp. ATO are all controlled with the Reef Keeper Lite. The display tank has 100 lbs of quarried rock that I got from John at Reef Cleaners (great people to work with) and there is about 5 lbs of rubble in the refugium. Both the refugium and display tank were then seeded with a small piece of live rock that I got from the LFS. You can see the complete build of this tank at https://www.livingreefs.com/threads/let-the-journey-begin.45422/






Milwaukee Digital Refractometer
no more guess work for me!
Installed on May 15, 2013
Aquarium
AQUA LIFTER VACUUM PUMP
Installed on February 17, 2013
Pump
Eheim 1250 Universal Pump
Installed on February 17, 2013
Reactor
BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Dual
1.5 cups of GFO and 1.5 cups of carbon pellets
Installed on February 16, 2013
Other

Refractometer
Installed on January 16, 2013
Skimmer
REEF OCTOPUS NWB150
Installed on January 16, 2013
Pump
Mag-Drive Pumps PM 18
Installed on January 16, 2013
Powerhead
Hydor Koralia Evolution Pumps Evolution 750
4-pumps
Installed on January 16, 2013
Pump
Quiet One Pro Aquarium Pump
Installed on January 16, 2013
Controller
REEFKEEPER LITE PLUS - DIGITAL AQUATICS
Installed on January 16, 2013
Spotted Cardinalfish
Banggai Cardinalfish
Diamond Watchman Goby
Yellow Tang
Melanurus Wrasse
Ocellaris Clownfish
Emerald Crab
Turbo Snail
Astraea Conehead Snail
Blue Legged Hermit crab
bubble tip anemone
Ricordea Mushroom
Frogspawn Coral
Hard Tube Coco Worm
Zoanthid
Pulsating Xenia
Blue Mushroom
Hammer / Anchor Coral
Green Mushroom
favia coral
Starburst Polyp
Candy cane coral
Chalice coral
 

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