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Old 11-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #1
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90 gallon reef starting up

Starting up my 90 gallon reef it's my second reef tank going to be posting picture from the being doing all the plumbing on the sump and all the equipment. Going to be running a reef octopus 150 starting off with live sand and some live rock from my other tank. I'm also using a hydroponics 8 bulb fixture excited to see how this light turns out as well. Pretty excited I might have some questions about the sump soon so any help on that will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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Thats awesome man! Hope it turns out great. I started out with 3 smaller reef tanks and consolidated them into my present 90gal and it has been my best/favorite tank so far. Looking forward to some progress pics. Best of luck to ya!
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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First day I got the tank and stand in place and I was looking through my fuse box to make sure I'm not going to blow any fuses just to make sure I have a electrician coming this weekend to check so I haven't started the plumbing yet I will start that Tomorrow here is a update picture
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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Day three I started the pluming a little bit. I am thinking of getting a 20 gallon long and putting it under the tank my question is do they have dividers that require no gluing or anything or is it pretty much u have to cut to size and silicone? Here is some of the picture from today
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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You should take the time to cut and silicone the baffles in. Be sure to use aquarium safe silicone. Is that the sump you are going to use or are you going with a DIY?
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #6
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I bought this tank off my buddy with the sump in the picture but idk it seams really small for a 90 gallon and where I want to put my pump and my protein skimmer it seems like I won't have enough room I would lol to put the reef octopus 150 in my sump by my chamber for my skimmer measures only like 1ft by 10 inches so extremely small. What do you feel the appropriate size for a sump on tho big of a tank would be
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Also when you put on your baffles are they acrylic pieces that you put in
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #8
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The bigger the sump the better. It would be ideal to make one as big as you can fit in the stand while still having enough access room to get equipment in and out of it and perform maintenance. Mine came with a 40g sump which is a good amount of room. Also, your baffles should be whatever your sump is. So if your sump is a glass tank then you should be using glass baffles and vice versa with acrylic.
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I'm following. I just got my 90 going this week.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:50 AM   #10
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Nice you going with a sump as well I'm gonna go pick up a glass tank about 30 gallons or so and make a DIY sump looking forward to this reef.
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