320gal, mix reef

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Hey, after some years being an ARC member this is going to be my first build thread, some of you guys have seen my tank already, it's a 320gal display with a total volume of around 500gal, 8'x4'x16"
I have a mix reef but looking for a sps dominant tank, I think I'm ready for the big leagues 😆
The system it's been set up for 2 years and 3 months now, it was really hard the first year but now is very stable and almost fully automated.
I do 50gal water change every 3-4 months to take out all the detritus accumulated, it's a bare bottom aquarium, I had bad experience with sand in the past and this tank being acrylic I preferred to go without sand.
I'll post some pictures and a list of equipment, livestock, parameters, etc.
I hope you guys enjoyed this and I'm sorry if my English is not very good 😂 I'm still learning
Jorge V
 

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Give us some hardware specs!
It's a long list 😆
Almost all the equipment came from this place, took me around 2 years to save my pennies for all the equipment for this system lol
Let's start with lights:
8 radions xr30 second gen with diffusers
6 onyx rapid LEDs
4 true lumen led pro 48" strips
4 build my led bars
For the refugium I'm using a cheap led grow light from Amazon (I didn't see any difference compared to the kessil h380 so I kept this one)
 

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I had to make some extensions for the radions cables, they sell for $60 but I spent like $10 for each, used some connectors and soldering.
They are controlled with the WXM
 

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Flow:
4 vortechs mp40qd
2 xf350 max spect gyres
1 Jebao crossflow
1 Ice cap 1k gyre
2 Jebao sw-2
The return pump is a vectra L1
I’m using a jebao dcp 20000 for the manifold which feeds my skimmer, filter roller, refugium, 2 xl reactors and uv sterilizer
I’ll post more details and pictures after work
 

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I have seen this from the start, wonderful job my friend. Once I finally get this new tank I am going to have to have you stock it with some of those corals ;)
 

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I have seen this from the start, wonderful job my friend. Once I finally get this new tank I am going to have to have you stock it with some of those corals ;)
Hey bro, I’m sorry for the late response, it’s been busy last days…
Thank you! After over 2 years my tank is very stable now, you need to stop by and take a look how it looks now, very different than last time you saw it lol
 

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Sometimes the hard part is the plumbing because I always change my mind and I replace or upgrade some equipment, just last month my vectra M1 died so I upgraded it to the L1 but of course I had to re do my plumbing, a lot of unions are required to make it easier
 

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Sometimes the hard part is the plumbing because I always change my mind and I replace or upgrade some equipment, just last month my vectra M1 died so I upgraded it to the L1 but of course I had to re do my plumbing, a lot of unions are required to make it easier
Looks amazing bro! I can't wait to come see this, you around this weekend?
 

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It is a beautiful set up, what are the dimension's of your sump and manufacturer if you don't mind. Thanks
 

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I’m sorry again guys, I’ve been super busy at work
Wow what an awesome tank! Just beautiful!
Thanks man! This hobby is very addictive lol
Looks amazing bro! I can't wait to come see this, you around this weekend?
Hey bro, I’ll be at home all day tomorrow if you want to stop by, it looks a lot different than the last time you saw it 😂
Beatiful tank! Hope to see it one day!
Anytime Jose, send me a pm and I’ll send you the address, eres bienvenido bro



Pictures don't do this tank justice!!!! Amazing views on this peninsula!! Definitely a must see!
thank you!! 😎
 
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