I have a 90 gallon tank for FW
tank in the living and a 40 Gallon SW
tank my Office. The SW
tank was more or less an experiment to see if I could be successful at SW
...and it has been great! The family gathers around and watches the SW
MUCH more than the FW
, which also make it more difficult to do work in the office. The FW
has been a horror show...and I am thinking about converting this 90 Gallon plain (NOT DRILLED) tank into SW
I want the 90G to have a Sump/Refugium Setup, and it is in a living room, so I would like it as quiet as possible. As it is not drilled...I have 2 options:
1. Drill it: I have NO DIY
skills or tools to do this, and as I want an Overflow Skimmer setup, I would have to drill the bottom, and then somehow make the Overflows...which I have NO
CLUE even how to start.
Overflow Box: This would be the easiest way...and with a 90 gallon, it would need 2 HOB
overflow boxes. The Aquarium is against the wall in a room entry...and I would like the aquaurium to be only 4-5 inches or closer to wall if possible. Is there a NARROW HOB
Overflow that people recommend that would work for this?
Also...can anyone recommend a Refugium that I can buy (again..no DIY
skills...and when dealing with water....I do not trust myself to make it)? I am looking for a refugium where I can have:
1. Heater Placement
2. Protein Skimmer Placement
4. Refugium area for a DSB
, Macro Algae Growth, and Pod Breeding area
5. A light for the Refgium area for Macro growth
6. A LR
Rubble area where the water falls into
7. Return Pump Area
Sorry for the long post...but as this will be quite a expensive venture...I would like to make sure I get things right the first time.
90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches
40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB
(2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.
3 Gallon Eclipse:
1 Goldfish (won free at a fair...cost $50 in equipment)