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90 gallon build log

Post by cheech on Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:12 pm









So here's my tank progress.

Tank's an all glass custom size. Initially I wanted to go with a 24" cube, but then decided on this, since there wasn't a price difference between the two .

Tank size is 36w X 24d X 24h. gives me about 90 g. I went with this size cause I like the added height and depth the tank has. There is about 120 lbs of live rock in the tank, (Doesn't look like it, but the tank is bigger in person than it looks on the pic)..

Sand I used has a grain of .5 - 1.5

The sump/fuge is a 37 gallons, 24w x 20d x 18h.
center area will be used as a fuge with a DSB, I put about 7" of sand.

Finally, the lighting, (which should be installed this weekend) is a custom build I did, which has 2X 250 watt MHs, and 2 39w T5 attinics.

Right now everything is running very smoothly, I've got tons of copepods running around. I left the tank running for about 5 months before putting a single fish in it.

Parameters are all at zero. Last week I started stocking the tank, finally (pics to come) .

So far, in there, I got

1X foxface 2"
1X yellow Wrasse 1 1/2"
1X six line wrasse 1 1/2"
1X dragonette (often confused for a scooter blenny) red.

Updates to come.

Comments are welcome.

Thank you,

c

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Post by Shannon *Admin* on Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:10 pm

Wow Cheech..That tank looks magnificent!!..Great job on the aquascaping..
Cant wait to see livestock pics...
Keep up the great work!!.

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Post by sandyc*moderator* on Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:09 pm

Very nice! Let's see some fish Smile

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Post by Cookieman888 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:20 pm

Love the cube, rimless design!
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Post by sambrinar*mod* on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:38 pm

Nice setup!!
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Post by cheech on Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:28 pm

Thank you...

here's what it looks like now. Added enough rock, and the canopy is finally up!...









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Post by BurgerKing on Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:36 pm

Wow, looks great!!! Love the tall canopy.
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Post by sambrinar*mod* on Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:12 pm

Wow I love the scape, looking excellent!!

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Post by stashfrags.com on Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:27 am

wow super nice rock work!

Love the dimensions as well.

Lots of space for corals!
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Post by cheech on Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:16 am

Thank you veryt much for your responses.

Here are a few pics I took last week. Tank has matured roughly 4-5 months since the last pics were taken.

I'm quite happy with the turnout so far. I've had no algae problems, and the tiny bit of cyno I had to deal with stopped with a water change and the addition of the protein skimmer.

Now for some frag shopping!! Very Happy















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Post by SATELLITE on Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:31 pm

thats awesome looking. it looks bright Smile i like the angel, and the butterfly fish. joking Smile but i do like the sailfin, nice shot of the clam
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Post by BurgerKing on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:41 pm

Sweet clam, a really nice purple.
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Post by Cookieman888 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:47 pm

Looks like you've been busy Cheech. Nice looking tank!
Is that a Tunze skimmer in the sump? If so, any thoughts on it so far?
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Post by cheech on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:16 am

Cookieman888*Admin* wrote:Looks like you've been busy Cheech. Nice looking tank!
Is that a Tunze skimmer in the sump? If so, any thoughts on it so far?

Thank you...

yeah, it's the Tunze 9010.. I purchased it because of its small footprint, fits snug in the first compartment of my sump/fuge.

So far, I like it. it comes with a whole bunch of brackets which enable you to set it up in different ways... i think they could have done a better job with that..

Setting up the skimmer, and adjusting it are very simple...

As for the skimming, it's been doing a great job.. lots of greenish brown slimy gunk...

With the addition of the skimmer, I definately noticed a change in the tank.. Water seems more clear, as I said before, any trace of cyno disappeared.


I would recomment the skimmer simply because of it's small design. besides that, if you have the space, I think for 450$, there are many other options of skimmers that would do a great job as well.

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Post by Slough Shark on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:51 am

Very Nice.
I've got a few black clowns as well. They think they are the tank king pins. Are yours a little aggresive?
Probably going to get a tougher fish to sort them out.

Tank looks awesome, keep posting the pics.
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Post by Jack on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:28 pm

that sailfin tang is amazing Shocked
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Post by R33f3r on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:36 pm

WOW. Looks amazing. Where id you get the black clowns from?

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Post by cheech on Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:13 pm

thank you,

the black clowns seem to be easier to find lately. There's a local shop in Montreal that opened up not too long ago... They have a nice selection. place is called raging reef.

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Post by Colossus on Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:53 pm

Hey Cheeck, went to Raging Reef as well a couple of weeks ago, the guy has a nice place indeed! Are you familiar with Reef Concept and Reefsolution in Laval too?
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Post by cheech on Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:34 pm

I've heard of them, but I haven't been yet. I might drop by soon... I can't go to these places too often. If I step foot in a decent lfs, chances are I'll be walking out of there having spent lots of money that should have gone to paying debts. lol . .. I will be checking them out though.

Have you been ?

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