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    Cool ***1200 gallon reef***

    Hey, I'm new to chicago reefs and wanted let you guys see my reef build progress
    I am working on a 1200 gallon display tank
    about 750 gallon filter system
    and it has been a journey
    Hope you enjoy


    This the Volcano skimmer it is a beast!!!! was used to handle a fish store before
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    Had to order a ton of salt!!! get it for 20 a box
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    this is under the tank
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    You can come and see it and get your car washed
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    old picture of the tank about 4/5 months ago
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    You can see how we only used dry rock, no need for the unwanted hitchhikers
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    Beast skimmer in action, there isn't much to pull out yet
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    First couple fish they are still in the tank today
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    Couple more fish, they love there veggie clip.....Niger has been removed and is back at home
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    Action shot about 4 months ago, there is sooo much swimming room
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    Veggie clip!!!!!!
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    much more recent shot but everyone is happy
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    Still looks empty but everyone enjoys the extra elbow room hahaha
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    Let me know if you have and questions
    thanks for looking

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    Wow this is one MASSIVE tank! Where is the car wash located? Love to try and swing through sometime and check it out.

    Welcome to ChicagoReefs! There's alot of great people here

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    Ya its in Libertyville, your welcome to stop by anytime...we opened only 4 months ago
    This website was a great idea for people in the Chicagoland area

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    Welcome to CR! Great build! What type of lighting are you using?

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    Thanks, and we are using metal halides for now but we are going to add the cannon LEDs to supplement Im thinking either 6 or 8 and spotlight them on the rocks and coral
    They are the only lights I'm confident will penetrate to the bottom

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    where in libertyville? The old rental place on 137 that got completely redone? I'm going to go to you exclusively LOL. Welcome to CR.

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    Yup thats it, we will do a good job on the car and you get to see the tank lol
    and thanks for the welcome

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    Address?
    Tank: 180 RR (approx 240 system volume) powered by reeflo dart, X3 MP40w es, Bullet Skimmer powered by GenX 55, Mix of T5/VHO lighting, AE Ca Reactor.

    Corals: SPS dominant

    Livestock Fish: Regal Angel, Dejardini Tang, Orange Shoulder Tang, Chevron Tang, Hepatus Tang, Blue Throat Trigger, Foxface, ORA Naked Clown, Blake's Onyx Clown, Flame Wrasse Pair, Elegant Wrasse, Mystery Wrasse, Lubbock's Wrasse, Yellow Coris Wrasee, Scooter Blenny

    Inverts: tuxedo Urchin, Fire Shrimp

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    carwash is at 185 peterson rd, libertyville....Beware when you come though cause of the construction and nobody wants to wait in line lol

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    Is this the biggest build on cr. Welcome to the site. I'm tagging along.

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