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    My new 155 is on the way

    I recently had my basement remodeled and made sure I had a good spot to put a larger aquarium. I purchased a DSA 155 Pro that shipped today. This is the first time I will be doing my own plumbing, so expect some questions and probably some venting/whining.

    I have been getting equipment whenever I could find gently used equipment or new equipment on sale. Here is what I have:

    Tank: DSA 155 Pro
    Sump: Trigger Systems Ruby Elite 36
    Skimmer: Reef Octopus SRO 2000 INT
    Return Pump: Water Blaster HY-7000
    Lights: 3 Kessil 360WE with goosenecks – I’m hoping they will be enough with the tank being only 21” deep
    Controller: Neptune Apex
    Powerheads: Neptune WaV Starter Kit – I already have a couple MP10s I might put along the back wall once I add coral.
    Heaters: 2 Eheim Jager TruTemp 300 Watt
    Rock: 75 lbs of pukani that has been curing for months
    Sand: 120 lbs of Tropic Eden Reef Flakes

    I plan on slowly moving the six fish over from my RSM 250 over a couple months. Once the fish are in, I will move the coral. I’m a little nervous but also very excited to be able to start this up right the first time. I made several mistakes with the RSM 250 five years ago. I’ll add some pictures once things start moving along.

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    That looks to be an amazing set up!

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    Wow! That's a heck of an equipment lineup! Looking forward to this one!!!


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    Over a couple of months you say, we'll see if you hold out.

    Sounds like it's going to be great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhaughey View Post
    Over a couple of months you say, we'll see if you hold out.

    Sounds like it's going to be great.


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    I've been accumulating everything except the Neptune stuff over six months, so I hope I can stay patient a little longer. I'm more likely to speed up the timeline if I get sick of maintaining two tanks.

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    It's here!

    Here are a couple shots of the aquarium.


    Here is all the random equipment I have to put together.

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    Why isn't there water in it yet?


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    Awesome glad you ended up with the 155! Good idea

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    Nice tank! Love those dimensions!


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