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Figured it was about time that my tank is starting to take shape so I can share the progression. I will also do another post about my frag tank build one day cause everyone that has been over has asked how it was done.

Current equipment running:
2 - 250 Gyre's
1 - MP 40
Return pump is a Reef Octopus VarioS-8
Giesemann Aurora 60" T5 LED hybrid
Trigger Systems Emerald Sump 39
AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer
AquaMaxx cTech T-2 Calcium Reactor
Bubble Magus Reactor Second Chamber C120-2
24V Lab Dosing Self-priming Adjustable Flow Peristaltic Pump ( off ebay to feed Ca reactor)
AVAST Marine Spyglass medium with the Sycra .5 pump for GFO
AVAST Marine Kalk Stirrer Kit K2

The filtration started out in a DIY glass 75 gallon sump then we switched to a pre-built one and it seamed to work a little better because of the design.
It was first plumbed with an external pump and we didn't like the noise it put off even with it behind not under the tank it had a really loud hum.
the tank sat tight to the wall so i had to cut out the drywall so I would have access to the back of the tank for pumps and what not.
I built my own CREE LED lights and used them for about a year but had a lot of problems. Everything from Power supplies burning out to loosing channels just wasn't working as well as we hoped it would. We later switched to our current light but here is the DIY one.
Updated the sump and got a quiter VarioS-8 pump.
Now today here is what my tank looks like, hope you like it. I didn't take a new picture of my filtration because I have to clean my skimmer so maybe another day.

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I have been using imgbb.com free account, you can create and album move pics etc. its not the simplest when uploading form a smart phone but its pretty darn close.
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