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Old 03-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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75 Gal Reef Build

So after about a year of running my BioCube 29 (1st two pic), I started to look around for an upgrade. I found this 75 Gal Acrylic tank, stand, and sump from a local guy that is getting out of the trade.
Over the next few weeks I will begin the build and keep up on the thread, any ideas or imput is welcome and appreicated.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #2
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that tank needs some major cleaning. But after its all cleaned up I bet it will be great
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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I'd probably start by cleaning and soaking using vinegar. If it was glass, i'd say razor blades...but that's not going to work here. Good luck!
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Gonna be following. Am doing about the same thing myself right now. Good luck and enjoy the cleaning!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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Yea I planning on spending a while cleaning it up, but I can't complain. The guy only charged me $75 for the set up including the lights and a candy cane.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #7
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Nice heads on that one.
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I got the tank and the sump all cleaned up and looking pretty now it is time to figure decide on some equipment. I am still in need of a protein skimmer and I planning on getting a RO filtration unit. Does anybody have any suggestions on brand and where to find a good price on them?
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Ebay for RO. I got a coralife one because I ran into it and got it...but could have got a 6 stage for less money...it only is 2.

As for skimmer...dont get a seaclone they are garbage. I hear coralife's are good.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #10
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I'm a fan of my reef octopus skimmer. Works like a beast and was getting some dark skimmate after a few hours. Overall, just a solid build.

Either way, I'd recommend getting a skimmer rated for 1.5-2x your tank volume. A slightly oversized skimmer works wonders.
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