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Old 06-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Jgraz's Finally a Proper Tank 90 Upgrade

And so it begins. Finally I'm gonna get a proper upgrade. I decided to go with a AGA 90 RR. Many reason for this decision but I wont get into it yet. I only got the tank, since I'm gonna build my own stand. Starting that tomorrow. Its really gonna be a slow build, which is the reason im building the stand. It will help slow things down a bit and keep me from spending money I don't have yet.

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90gal RR
DIY stand
Skimmer: probably a NAC 7
Return Pump: Mag 9.5 or equivilant I may go with a bigger pump and split it off for reactors
Lights: Undecided leaning towards T5 but might go LED
Sump: Most likely a custom built. Im in contact with a couple of guys on M.R. that build them
Flow: Im leaning towards Sicce Voyagers ATM. I figure 2 of the 2800's or 1-2800 and 1-3600
Im gonna try to stay away from MP-40. I just can't stand the noise or the price. And
frankly Im not impressed with the mp-10 in my nano.
The rest will come as it comes. Even most of the above is up for consideration. I know one thing is for sure Im going with Reef Rocks for the aquascape. I love it in the nano and I have already been in contact with Steve there for a custom scape. Not too much to show yet but here are a couple of worthless pics. Hopefully some of the stand build to follow.

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Following along as I soon will be building my reef as soon as I hit the lottery. Come on powerball. Lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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Good luck with the build, Jgraz. When it takes awhile and you do it yourself, it makes it all the more gratifying when you see what you've accomplished.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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Framing done.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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Ok a little help here. Im thinking about a return pump I was pretty positive that I would use a eheim 1262. Will that be enough pump to handle the return at approximately 4.5'head and still run a dual BRS reactor hung above my sump.
Also I was thinking of taking my current nano which is a 20h with a gl*******s overflow rated at 300gph and a 1/2" return and tying it into this system as a frag tank. If I do that should I use a seperate pump for it or can I just get a bigger pump say a sicce 5 and split it 3 ways for both tanks and the dual reactor. Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #6
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I would personally get a different pump. but if you did decide to get a bigger pump and split the supply then make sure you add a check vavle that goes to your nano. you dont want all that pressure going to such a small tank.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Just a little update. Got a little more done with the stand. Hopefully by the weekend I'll be ready for the doors.
Also got my skimmer coming. Going with a SWC 160. That's all for now.

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Old 07-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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Tank painted. Still waiting on the doors.
Nano comes down over the next few days then the 90 will move into place.


Next up: Lights and Sump
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
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Did you buy the doors premade?
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #10
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Did you buy the doors premade?
Nah, have a local reefer doing me a solid.
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