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Old 07-09-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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My 75 gallon reef journey

Still waiting on my 75 gallon predrilled tank for my reef I got for $194. I will be doing a sump out of an old tank, unsure how many gallon but it is 3 x 1 and 17 inches high. I am making my own rock to add to the 35 lbs of live rock I have.

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5 green chromis
1 royal gramma
1 percula clown
1 yellow tang
1 something else

Inverts:
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pom pom crab
scralett hermit
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nassarius snails
black turbo snails

I am gonna start with a mushroom rock. Then... who knows
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:05 AM   #2
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I think I have decided on a sump design, 3 chamber with return in the middle, Live rock on one side and skimmer on the other. Would like to keep it as deep as possible. Any ideas?

side not: I have found at least 10 brittle stars in my LR, very small ones
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:22 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how that sump would work. Where is the return? You kinda have to have a flow pattern and direction through a sump.
Sounds good otherwise, tagging along.
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My overflow would split and empty into the two side chambers then both flow to the return in the middle of the sump.
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5 green chromis
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the something else needs to be a pink spotted goby.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:36 AM   #6
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the something else needs to be a pink spotted goby.
I have thought about a yellow watchman goby. Any advantages to having the pink spotted or just a goby in general? Anyone else have any ideas?
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I LOVE my diamond goby. he keeps my sand bed spotless and come up and eats frozen plankton and regular pellets. probably the most entertaining fish i have just make sure he is eating preped food before you buy.
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Wanting to get this sump together. Do any of you guys use the hang on style protein skimmers on your sump? This would let me keep my sump as deep as possible and give me more of a return or live rock chamber. Anybody?
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If you have the room I'd go with the in sump skimmer. My Reef octopus is a beast.

GL on your 75 man. Just went through what your going through about 7 months ago with my 75. Was definately a fun experience.
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If you have the room I'd go with the in sump skimmer. My Reef octopus is a beast.

GL on your 75 man. Just went through what your going through about 7 months ago with my 75. Was definately a fun experience.
how is your sump set up?
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