Express Reefs 500 cube with Refugium

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  1. Express Reef

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    Some pictures of my cube... enjoy

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    Stock list
    Fish
    2 x skunk clowns
    2 x clowns
    1 x bicolor blenny
    1 x sandsifting goby
    1 x Bangai Cardinal
    1 x yellow goby
    1 x fire goby

    Invertebrates
    1 x Tuxedo urchin
    1 x corel bandit shrimp
    1 x sexy anemon shrimp
    1 x harlequin shrimp
    1 x skunk cleaner shrimp
    2 x fire shrimps
    3 x blue leg hermits
    1 x turbo snail
     
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    Sweet set up bud
     
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    Thank you Less. Tank starting to shape...
     
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    I've seen this setup personally. It is the sole reason my daughter decided to keep her setup going. The pics are excellent, but they don't do justice to what you actually have...
     
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    Awesome setup. What equipment are you running?
     
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    Equipment
    Jebao DC 3000 return pump
    Skimz 121 with DC2000 pump mod
    Votech mp40 main DT
    Vortech mp10 Top refugium
    One 3 channel doser dosing Alk, Ca and Mg.
    Single doser dosing carbon mixture
    Coral box led unit on MT
    Vertex light on Refugium
    1 x Two little fishes reactor for carbon
    DIY kalk stirrer
    DIY led for cheato sump
    1 x 500w heater
    2 x 300w heaters back up
    1 x vortech battery backup
    1 x DIY battery backup
    2 x Filter Soqs
    All this gets controlled by my Reef Angel Plus with two relays expansions and few extra expansions.
     
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    DIY kalk stirrer

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    Wire done.jpg Some of the electronics
     
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    Wow. Beautiful. How big is the entire setup?
     
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    220 liters
     
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    What macro algae is that ...caulerpa?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Got now a pair harlequins and a pair sexy shrimps... harlequins already paired up...

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    Wow man stunning...very neat
     
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    Thank you for the kind words
     
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    Nice and neat.
    Really like the what you have done with all the electronics it is neat and clean looking.
     
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    This really looks good. Love the clean and in order electronics section. Do you have enough starfish for the harlequins and don't your clowns fight in a small cube like this? Also really think those skunk clowns are my fav's.:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Thank you for the kind words much appreciated
     
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    Thank you for the kind words much appreciated. Got millions of star fish and my refugium and tank is crawling with them. The clowns don't fight at all. Will try get a photo of all the star fish.
     
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