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Old 06-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Juvenile Detention 75g Donation Build

I recently had the luck of getting a 75g setup donated to me to add to our therapy room at the juvenile detention center that I run. I thought that I would share the build here with you all and appreciate your advice!

Here is the donation list so far.

75g tank with stand
4 bulb t5 light (Aquatic Life w/built in led/timer)
(2) hydor koralia 1150 gph circulation/wave pumps
30g sump
Lifeguard Model 3000 pump for sump
Reef Octopus 110 In sump skimmer
60# dry sand

On the list of things to pickup still...

Salt, hydrometer, 75# dryrock, testkit.

Any thoughts on a stocking list?
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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Oh wow, sounds like a great job.
You want a Refractometer, not hydrometer, more reliable .
Is it going to be reef or not? Then I can help with stocking.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks. Not sure where my head was when I was typing that. Definitely not using a hydrometer. I use a refractometer at home and will do the same here.

I am looking to do some corals. Probably some softies, zoas, etc. Nothing too crazy really.

I want the tank to really capture the kid's attention when they are in the room. The purpose of the soft room is to deescalate and decompress. Having a tank in there will help greatly in that respect. Having fish that the kids likely haven't seen before along with some that they do recognize (clowns) I think will be helpful as well.

Maybe, I can get a couple of them interested in the hobby as well.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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Juvenile Detention 75g Donation Build

That sounds amazing, I'll definitely be following along.
As for fish, schooling fish would capture their attention. Maybe a couple of Chromis in there. Obviously the clowns. Then you want a fish to really capture their attention, maybe an angel of some sort?
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I would add a torch/hammer/ frogspawn! They really move in the current! I find them mesmerizing!


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Ill be following thid build seems kike a good idea I know it will spread like crazy but maybe add some pulsing xenia the back and forth motion would be realky relaxing

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I guess convict tangs are out?
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I guess convict tangs are out?
Clever! The kids would likely appreciate the humor in the selection!
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Finished the plumbing today and am officially leak free! Dry rock should be in next week and I will finally begin to cycle the tank. Also, thought I would give a shout out to Premium Aquatics located near Indianapolis for the donations. I visited their storefront and they have a fantastic selection of coral frags at great prices!
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I live an hour away from Indy and haven't been there I have been to The Reef though
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