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Old 12-10-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Here is the new tank after 2 days. It took me a while to get this setup and filled.

It is an Oceanic RR 90 with a 30 gal custom sump. For equipment I am running an Eheim 1260 return pump, Octopus NW-150 skimmer, Seio 1100's, and a Finnex Titaniium heater. For now the lighting is 2 150 Phoenix 14k's and 2 T5 acintics. Also has custom moonlights. I may upgarde to double 250's when I reall want to keep high light SPS.

I am very impressed with the skimmer, the thing is a beast.

Here are bad pics of everything and a pic of a Lawnmower Blenny the guy gave me with thesetup in my old 30.

I am actually sad about taking the 30 down because it looks great and is algae free I am transfering everything over to a 20 gallon tomorrow until the tank is ready.

I am waiting for an aqua controller and a Tunze nano stream to come in. I am also on the hunt for a good calcium reactor.

I will probably be a little slower with this tank thread becuase I am so busy with my job but I will do my best
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are you cycling the 90 gal with parts of the old tank then? if your tearing down the 30

...tank looks good
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:25 PM   #3
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I will be putting some of the established LR from my 30 but I had some die off transporting the LR from the guys house where I purchased the setup so I am going to have to cycle for a few weeks.

I am transfering everything from the 30 to a qt tomorrow.

Sorry about the crappy yellow pics but I have not put the canopy on yet because I have to be in the tank so much to rockscape and adjust things.


The tank still needs to be cleaned up a bit but I am working on it.
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Looks nice Mike. Cant wait to see pics when its up and running.
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Awesome Mike. Can't wait to see pics of it up and running!!
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so your going to run it from scratch? i'm just finishing off my cycle, and i couldn't imagine having to wait another 30 long days. you just set up your 30 gal too...
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Congratz. Looking good.
Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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The cycle completed alot quicker than I expected but I had bought a lot more established LR from local reefers so it helped.

Everything is doing well and I added my first SPS, a green monti cap that is to small to see in the pics. New corals include a nice Echino, a new Acan, Frogspan, and a few new soft corals. I am going to be keeping a few Acropoca but it will be a mixed reef. I would like to keep it to the point where weekly PWC's with Reef Crystals will keep from dosing but if I stolk SPS to heavily I will add a calcium reactor, anf topoff with kalk solution.

I also added my first new fish which will be my show fish, a yellow tang. The only other fish I plan to add to the system is a pearly Jawfish or maybe a mystery wrasse if I break down to spend the 200+



Here are some updated pics of the tank, zoo frags from reef club, and new fish.
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Looks great, love the Yellow Tang. Are you considering a background?
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