Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-27-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
MLHoenig's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 88
Setting up new 75g Caribbean reef - good stock list...?

Title says it all; how should I proceed,with lots of time to make decisions while I get the cycle started...six months or so...


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
29g NanoCube – Since 2 Feb 2015
75g Aqueon – Since Sep 2015
Apartment dweller – Maxed out, no more space...
MLHoenig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheTodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 3,110
LiveAquaria actually has a section for Caribbean fish. Look at that and pay attention to suggested tank size. If you are staying strictly that region, you are somewhat limited.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
TheTodd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 02:16 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,532
There is some neat stuff you can do with such a tank. Some of the photosynthetic grogonian corals are from there would make a really neat tank.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 03:54 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
MLHoenig's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 88
I got what I consider a great deal on a used 75g tank, so I'm pretty much married to that size, what with a fairly limited budget...

I want to have a nicely-populated (properly sized, of course) with corals, gorgonians, etc, plus fish...

Having said that, I'm also not married to the Caribbean, but with my wife maintaining her own 29g, I want to diversify.

I don't want to set up for GBR, but Hawai'i is an option; my primary goal is Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico (I know I didn't specify this in my original post, but it's been on the table...)
__________________
MLHoenig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2015, 06:10 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
MLHoenig's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 88
My first potential plumbing setup is ready for the glue.

I understand 90° bends in the return line are bad but I don't think I can entirely avoid them; hence an arc made with roughly 18" of vinyl tubing between a single elbow and the pump. I have enough leftover ¾" & elbows to create a three-bend, all-PVC (except a short length of tubing going straight up from the pump to the PVC) but I presume that would be too many bends.

Glue goes on next weekend at the latest.

And if I can figure out how to upload a picture, it'll be in the thread I posted in the "Getting Started" forum.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
29g NanoCube – Since 2 Feb 2015
75g Aqueon – Since Sep 2015
Apartment dweller – Maxed out, no more space...
MLHoenig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CleverBs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 2,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by MLHoenig View Post
My first potential plumbing setup is ready for the glue.

I understand 90° bends in the return line are bad but I don't think I can entirely avoid them; hence an arc made with roughly 18" of vinyl tubing between a single elbow and the pump. I have enough leftover ¾" & elbows to create a three-bend, all-PVC (except a short length of tubing going straight up from the pump to the PVC) but I presume that would be too many bends.

Glue goes on next weekend at the latest.

And if I can figure out how to upload a picture, it'll be in the thread I posted in the "Getting Started" forum.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
90 degrees arnt bad, they just reduce flow a bit. a few is totally fine. having 10 would be an issue. Dont worry at all about how many bends on the return you may need to get a stronger pump but there are plenting of calculators out there that will give you gph based on pump, pipe size, bends, hieght. where you want less bends imo is the drains because the more bends you have the more noice they make.
__________________
75G SPS Bare Bottom Reef
4g Nano LPS Reef
40g Fowlr
CleverBs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 02:51 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CleverBs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 2,210
Quote:
Originally Posted by MLHoenig View Post
My first potential plumbing setup is ready for the glue.

I understand 90° bends in the return line are bad but I don't think I can entirely avoid them; hence an arc made with roughly 18" of vinyl tubing between a single elbow and the pump. I have enough leftover ¾" & elbows to create a three-bend, all-PVC (except a short length of tubing going straight up from the pump to the PVC) but I presume that would be too many bends.

Glue goes on next weekend at the latest.

And if I can figure out how to upload a picture, it'll be in the thread I posted in the "Getting Started" forum.

Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

I would go with Hawaii much better fish for your size tank in Hawaii and MUCH better coral
__________________
75G SPS Bare Bottom Reef
4g Nano LPS Reef
40g Fowlr
CleverBs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 11:34 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
MLHoenig's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 88
Kinda where I'm going now, after all the horrible news about what's happening to the coral reefs around the world, what with Climate Change and this year's el Niño...

My first efforts may prove clumsy but I want to do my part to protect at least one small piece of the ocean.

😎


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
29g NanoCube – Since 2 Feb 2015
75g Aqueon – Since Sep 2015
Apartment dweller – Maxed out, no more space...
MLHoenig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
75g, reef, setting up, stock, stock list

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock List for 75g Tank brittchao Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-30-2013 06:40 AM
100 gallon Caribbean biotope stock list Fish042099 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 10 01-01-2012 01:47 PM
Feedback on 75g stock/wish list kbkathri Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 10-05-2010 02:04 PM
75g Reef - Any Suggestions on how to stock? podo98 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 06-25-2003 04:23 PM
Caribbean LR swishyfishies Saltwater Reef Aquaria 26 04-20-2003 03:43 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.