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Old 05-20-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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My 75g upgrade after just 3 months of reefing :)

My 75g tank is now up and ready for the move. I am moving everything from my 40 which I will be turning into the sump into the 75. Here are some pictures so you guys can see the progress of the build
Right behind this tank is where I will be putting my 75

Lucky for me there is a big closet in the back of this wall

Hole cut and stand built

Here is the 75 on the stand. Had to use 3 decks of cards and a whole lot of small pieces of 2x4's to level that stand. My floor is uneven big time.

Here is another shot from the top, not much room for my lights. I think I might have to cut a few more inches off.

This is what I got so far. Still have to build the electrical panel for it, ran a dedicated circuit for the tank. That was a pain in the but, considering I did not have access to the ceiling in half of my basement. I was near giving up trying to run the electrical wire from one side to the other.

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Very nice progress! Keep us updated as you continue.

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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I think a 75 will make a nice reef. Kind of my thoughts for the next one.
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wow what a great setup with the wall cut out. That will be unbelievable to just chill out and observe when you get it running.
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Looks pretty good
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Looking great so far. Keep posting pics of the build.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:17 PM   #8
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Today took down the tank to drill some holes on the center brace so I can get more lights down into the tank. Battery ran out on the drill so only got this far.

used leftover pieces of my wood floor to make the counter top for the stand. Worked out quite well all the pieces fit together exactly long enough for the tank.

Here is the bottom of one side of my stand filled my pieces of 2x4's. I think it was almost half inches off on this side.

right here is going to be my return. Everything is going to be glued all the way to the T. Had to sand down the pvc so that I could get it out of the glass hole if need to. The top part of the T would be extended a little so that air could escape up and water flow down.

Here is a little picture of my current tank. The frags that I got a month ago are all growing quite well actually, faster than I had expected. I even managed to frag the Eagle eye Zoas into 3 different frags. Unfortunately lost one frag because I had it too high in my tank where the water flow kept it from opening.
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I would recommend you be careful drilling the holes in the center brace.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:57 PM   #10
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Ok here is an update of my setup. Ran some electrical wiring for my lights. Funny thing was I measured out my wires too exact and not giving me any work room. Had to completely rewire the whole setup. Still have more wiring to do, taking my good old time

Drilled all the holes I need for the center brace. Almost broke it one too many times.

And what the heck is with my water? I cleaned out the sand before adding it to the tank. Added the sand Monday night, it is now Wed and still cloudy as heck. Is there anything I can do other than putting in new water, or should I just wait a few more days?

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