So, I have recently purchased a 90g setup. Right now it is up and running at a LFS
and they are using it as a display. One of their prior customers got sick and had to sell it, so I'm the lucky owner.
What I will be setting up: 90g RR Tank. It does currently have 2 Korela power heads, a 2 part sump (one parts with live rock rubble and the other with a skimmer) then the return pump. It also has a sun dial 4x54 T5HO fixture. There is a skimmer rated for a 125g tank that is also included. UNK if any heaters are provided.
Couple things I plan on:
1) This will be a reef tank, but will start as a FOWLR
2) I am going to ditch the current stand and sump building my own stand and converting my current 55g freshwater tank into a sump.
3) Community tank with non-aggressive fish
4) I currently have a 2x54 T5HO light that I can add to the lighting that comes with the tank for a total of 6xT5HO.
I will not be moving this tank or setting it up in the new location for at least 1 month, possibly 2. The LFS
will keep it up and running as a display tank during this time. When I get it there will be no live rock in the tank, only the stuff in the sump. They did say I can keep the 2" or so of sand currently in the tank (I'm on the fence because I have to cycle it anyway so I'm not worried about shifting it around and causing one, plus there are already a bunch of critters in there).
I have already started getting a list together with fish, I will post that up later.
I guess my biggest question new is how should I portion out my 55 for a sump? Also, should I think about using 1/3 to 1/2 of the 55 (which will be under the stand) as a quarantine tank and use the other 1/2 to 2/3 as the sump? I do have a 10g tank that I can use as a quarantine if needed.
If I use the entire 55g tank as a sump I would like to incorporate a fuge in there as well. I'm hoping that the existing pump will work with the new sump... I don't see why it wouldn't as the height from the new from from the old one will not be much (couple inches maybe) different. It is an in-sump pump, unk what type.
Right now I'm looking for setup ideas. I will have to buy base rock and live rock once I'm ready to set it up.