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Derek's 90 gal. reef build

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Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Slough Shark on Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:13 pm

Phase 1
Jan 5/ 09
I convince my wife to switch from freshwater to salt water, which proved to be a daunting task due to the fact that 3 years ago i had a salt water set up in the same tank and lost about 5k worth of fish to lack of education poor management. However, enough complaining and she seems to think it will shut me up for a while.
Happy wife = happy life.

Phase 2
Jan 9/ 09
I start researching the "how to" and come across this web-site, and with a lot of help already from Shannon, Cookieman, and shayney, I've got the ball rolling. The sump tank, skimmer, and pump have all been bought (second hand though, Im pretty cheap). And the holes are being drilled this weekend into the big tank. I will post all of the from start to completion pics as I go.
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Colossus on Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:49 am

ahahahah I am in the same situation Derek with my wife...I am sure this time that you will have success, I just started my 90 gallons 4 weeks ago almost Very Happy
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siphoning

Post by Slough Shark on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:15 pm

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cleaned right out (this sucked and took a lot of time)

Post by Slough Shark on Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:17 pm

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Post by Colossus on Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:49 pm

here you go, got it all figured out the picture thing Razz
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Shannon *Admin* on Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:22 pm

Woohoo Derek, you're well on you way...Lookin good..Keep up the great posts...I am following your build.. Smile

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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Slough Shark on Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:32 pm

Well My 90 gal build just turned into a 120gal build. Glass guy broke my tank while drilling and sold be a new 120 with the holes already drilled and overflow box for 100 bucks. cant complain too much. So I've bought all my plumbing, inclusive of gate valves, have my sump tank built and installed. Plan to have everything plumbed in and ready to go this weekend. I will post a few pics of the construction.
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by BurgerKing on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:18 pm

You should make your own tank build topic and show us pics of your tank, filters, plumbing etc.
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Post by Cookieman888 on Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:58 pm

Looking forward to seeing build Derek!
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New 120gal tank build Jan.28/09

Post by Slough Shark on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:58 pm

So here are a few pics of the sump and display tank. She's all plumbed in and glued. Inclusive of gate valves and an overflow box.
Im running a 2" down to the sump and 3/4" return.
Next week the live rock/substrate will go in and the first Nitrogen cycle can begin.





Starting to look like something
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Post by Shannon *Admin* on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:51 pm

woohoo..looking good derek..great pics...this is gonna be an excellent build!!
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Cookieman888 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:51 pm

Nice start! Looking forward to seeing more!
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The first cycle

Post by Slough Shark on Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:32 pm

Got all of the live rock, substrate and water in. Powerheads and lights are a buddies. Ordered mine they just haven't come in yet. Im truly dying to do stuff to this tank, tests ect. but am holing off for a couple of weeks or so. Hate the waiting game.


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Post by Cookieman888 on Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:36 pm

Lookin good Derek, and ya the waiting REALLY, REALLY SUCKS.
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Post by BurgerKing on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:21 pm

Looks good, what do you plan on stocking??
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Slough Shark on Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:52 pm

standard reef tank. just trying to learn about everything. What mixes with what. Probably wont begin stocking until march though. had to order my lights and they are not coming in until the last week of feb. Getting very excited. Feel like Homer when he bought his gun and had to wait for the cooling period. Same thing here.
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Slough Shark on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:55 pm

Total of 180 lbs of live rock in here now. Got a good deal on some choice pieces.
Still waiting though............

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Post by BurgerKing on Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:23 pm

Wow, thats a lot of rocks, looks nice.
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Post by Slough Shark on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:57 am

New pics of the 120 gal.
I've added 150 ish lbs of LR, 3 K4's, macro cheato and have ordered the 8 bulb t5 unit. Just waiting for it to arrive. My pH is a little low (7.9) However, I will sort that out this evening. Other tests ( ammonia, Nitrates) are down to 0. The tank has been cycling for about 3 weeks so I decided to pick up my first critters, 2 black clowns.




Thats it for now.
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by SATELLITE on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:22 pm

ye sit is a lot of rock but it also depends on what live stock you want to keep in it. if you keep a lot of corals, its setup very nicely for it. its something like my tank but i have a lot of big holes in the center to open it up..
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by Slough Shark on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:20 pm

New Lights!
Tek Light 8 bulb T5 Set up. 4 Actinics and 4 11000 k bulbs.
Love them.

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Post by Colossus on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:28 pm

Really like your setyp man!
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Post by Cookieman888 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:37 pm

Very nice Derek.
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Post by Slough Shark on Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:44 pm

Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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Re: Derek's 90 gal. reef build

Post by spankmeister on Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:17 am

Looking good, You obviously aren't messing around. I'm getting excited just following along Very Happy

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