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Jessican

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I've decided to finally start a build thread, since I'll be doing a new build start to finish. My current main tank is a Red Sea Reefer 525, but I've outgrown it, so it will soon be time to upgrade!

Here's the current plan:
Tank and stand: Red Sea Reefer-S 1000, 83” x 27" x 25", 265g total system volume
Salt and chemistry: Tropic Marin Classic and All-for-Reef
Lighting: Two Kessil AP9X, with perhaps one Kessil A360X in the middle if needed
Aquascape: A mix of Marco foundation, base, and shelf rock, still to be built
Sand: Haven't decided yet, something not too fine. Probably just CaribSea aragonite special grade
Heaters: Two Eheim Jager 300W
Skimmer: Haven't decided yet. I've been using the Eshopps X-220 in the current tank, but I might get something different
Algae scrubber: I'll continue to use my DIY algae scrubber, and might add a second one if there's room over the sump
Chiller: JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/4 HP
Return pump: Two Sicce SDC 7.0
Flow: Two Maxspect XF350 Gyres on either end (I've found they really don't like being run vertically). If that's not enough flow, I may also add a couple IceCap gyres vertically on the back.
Other equipment: Probably Neptune ApexEL, Trident, DOS, & DDR, but I'm considering other options

Now you might be asking yourself, why do you have a for sale thread up with a lot of the above equipment in it if you planned to use it for this build? Well, I had started collecting equipment for this build, when I realized it was premature because this is where the tank is going:

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Probably need to get the house built first... 😂
 
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Jessican

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Last week, we had our preconstruction meeting to go over our floorplan, structure upgrades, and design selections, and now they've officially started the build! We'll be getting weekly updates from the builder on the progress, we currently expect the build to be done sometime in Fall 2022.

Today's update - the forms are in place!

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Are you moving to Texas?
Good luck with the house and tank builds!
 

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This will be the biggest build in the history of forums. It's starting from the hosting house construction lol...
 
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saf1

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We are, to New Braunfels, TX! It’s just north of San Antonio.

Congratulations. On everything really. Moving can be hectic in general but adding a state to the mix has to be upping the stress factor a bit.
Side note we just talked about people leaving California yesterday or the day before - lol. Here is more proof :) Teasing. Again wishing you and yours all the best! So exciting for you all.
 

Jessican

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Nice. Are you using that closet behind the tank for tank stuff? I'd be drilling holes in the wall the day I moved in.
I considered it, but that's where all the networking stuff is going. The Cade has a sump anyway, so probably not. There will be a frag tank in my office and a water station in the utility room, so I don't think I'll turn my closet into a fish room.
 

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I considered it, but that's where all the networking stuff is going. The Cade has a sump anyway, so probably not. There will be a frag tank in my office and a water station in the utility room, so I don't think I'll turn my closet into a fish room.

Moving water - something to think about. Auto top off and automatic water changes. While not across state lines we did similar to you from dirt to front door. I had ample opportunities to add water lines before sheet rock to make my quality of life easier on me but failed :( Not sure how your builder works, if they allow a side job, or if this is custom but running, safely, some 1/4" line may make your life easier in the long run.
 

Jessican

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Moving water - something to think about. Auto top off and automatic water changes. While not across state lines we did similar to you from dirt to front door. I had ample opportunities to add water lines before sheet rock to make my quality of life easier on me but failed :( Not sure how your builder works, if they allow a side job, or if this is custom but running, safely, some 1/4" line may make your life easier in the long run.
Yeah, we thought about that, but fortunately it's all single story and tiled (not three stories like our current place!), so I will just run a hose/line to the tank specifically for water changes and refilling the ATO. There will be four tanks throughout the house anyway, so I'm moving some water around no matter what. It's not a fully custom build, they get squirrely when we ask for too many weird changes 😂
 
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