Steve's Ecco Reef

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Hi all, it's been a while, now we are slowly coming out of lockdown I've decided to start a new reef tank! "weh hey. Nothing too amazing and not as much outlay as my last reef tank.

After giving it much thought in the way I want to build the reef im
focusing the tank in keeping conservation of natural Reef resources in mind going forward. With fish and corals being the exception, using frags as much as possible.

I've decided to go with what I got best results with last time. Using a large refugium as the engine room for filtration. I won't be using a sump this time also no skimmer unless I really need to! I will be running an external filter.
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

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Reply #1

Excellent,  love the concept.  Whereabouts are you going to have the refugium if not a sump?

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Hello mate,  The refugium is going to be a hang on back but more like the side of the tank.  One of those clear tides ones  with the built in reactor.
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Who are the mods on here these days? I just want someone to take one of the C out of ecco reef. Looks ridiculous like Steve's echoe reef  lol
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Reply #4

Got the refugium ordered not as big as I wanted, only slightly smaller but I have bought it as a full kit with led light( if that is much cop) pump, sand and caribsea mineral mud.

Expecting a delivery of a 20lb box of caribsea life rock shapes. Might go for a 20lb standard caribsea box later on.

I'm working on getting a deal sorted for the lights though that's in progress.

I was thinking of going with TMC eco sand but it's really fine looking, even the more course stuff dosent look great. The problem being is that I'll still be using my old crossflow cp40 which is pretty powerful even on the low settings. I can't be doing with the faf of sand blowing about. So as a compromise I've decided to go with Florida crushed coral sand, its alot chunkier and holds calcium and pH well, allegedly. That's it for now. Gives me something to do whilst I'm on furlough. 👍
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