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Old 04-03-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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90g High Tech Mixed Reef Build!

Okay folks, stay tuned for the slowest build thread ever/exercise in patience!

After ditching a completely unmanageable 210g tank I had running for 7 months, (I could not reach into the tank even on a stool. It was completely unmanageable for me which made it a chore rather than a hobby) I found myself enjoying the freedom from working on a big tank, until the itch for a new tank started.

I have decided that for once in my life, I am going to be patient. This tank will have the best quality gear I can front. Plans are for UV sterilizer as well as calcium reactor on it as well as the usual sump with a beefy skimmer. This will be my plumbing test; not only to hook all this up, but to fit in into the stand.

We'll see how this pans out. Over the course of the next 4 months, hopefully we'll get this tank going!

So far tank and lights have been acquired!

We went with 90gal 48x24x18. Due to size restrictions in the house, this will fit nicely in the living room and still be large enough to be an exciting show tank. Debating between that and a 125 long (tall tanks are out since I can't work on them) we liked the dimensions better. The only thing left to think about here is what color to paint the back. We'll cross that bridge later.

As far as lighting. I've made the decision to go with Aqua Illuminations Sol Blue lighting. So far I have two sitting in my house. I would like 3 or 4 on the tank, but due to budgetary restrictions, those will be added on over time. I am majorly impressed with these lights, I'm really glad I've had the ability to get a hold of these. For those that haven't seen them: AI Sol - Technical Specifications
They also have a nifty "thunderstorm mode". YouTube - Aqua Illumination Thunderstorm Simulation on Reef Tank

Next on the list is to measure out the stand, and start planning the sump! Stay tuned!
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Make a refugium to!
Then it will be a super tank! Lol
I will follow
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Okay folks, stay tuned for the slowest build thread ever/exercise in patience!
Hmmm... not sure about that statement... 200g Plywood Build


Looking forward to seeing this progress
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #4
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Hmmm... not sure about that statement... 200g Plywood Build


Looking forward to seeing this progress
In my defense, the boyfriend tossed it when we moved since "we didn't have space for me to work on it." At least the glass will turn into something cool one of these days.

He can't complain when the tank is already build.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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Okay so for further proof that I may actually finish this build. Tank and lights are in the house and set up. I have a nice list of equipment now that will now move to plumbing planning. (it's gonna be a tiiiight fit) But for now....

Generic tank shot for purposes of pointing out how bright these lights are. Both pictures are taken in the same light.





bright..... bright.....
Sadly the controllers are (still) backordered so these guys are at full tilt, no dimming capabilities. Since there's nothing else in here it matters little for now.
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I did see this thread, because I remember those LEDs and watching that video. I then showed Jen and she said the thunderstorm thing was lame

Anyway.. +1, following, and all that jazz.

Good pick too on the corner overflow, my personal favorites
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Following/Tagging along/+1, boo.
Please let me swim in your tank.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:11 PM   #8
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Lastweek's/Today's pick up:





My MP40 finally came in. People kept buying them before I could lay my greedy hands on them. Had one put aside in the last order.
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OMG PROGRESS!


And amazing-super-high-tech-ness to boot!


There better be some wave tests!
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I was kinda planning on playing with it in the bathtub later.
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