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Old 10-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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So it begins 90 gallon reef build

So here is the start of my first reef build.
Still got a log way to go but my girlfriend and I are just so exited. As above it's about a 90 gallon tank with built in weir, sump, skimmer and 4x ho t5 (2 blue 2 white) will be updating the thread as it comes along.

Next step will be more rock and some wave makers
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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Awesome and good luck! I started my 75 a few weeks back so I'm going to follow along
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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Just lettin ya know if you want some more light dependent coral you might want another 4bulb T-5 HO light. I got 2 on mine and when I put some Xenia in there it doubled in size and opened like I've never seen within 1 day.
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My stock wish list so far thoughts and suggestions are most welcome
Fox face (one spot)
Royal gramma
Blue reef chromis
Black and white clown
Orange clown
Splendid dotty back
Green mandarin fish
Flasher wrasse
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I like it just one of each?
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Great list so far! What are you planning for a clean up crew?
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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I like it just one of each?
I think I'd get 3 of the chromis but other than that probably just one of each

As far as CUC I'm still a little unfamiliar on what works best so still researching but my girlfriend has made the request of a starfish and also a couple of shrimp, so any help on CUC would be great
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Sounds like a good stock
as far as CUC start with a variety of snails. Youll want plenty of different ones. Sometimes my lfs will sell me a mixed bag of snails for a discounted price. I'd recommend some hermit crabs. (yes they'll eat a few snails here an there but it's the circle of life) then after your tank is established you could get a starfish, some shrimp(I like skunk cleaner shrimp), and or an urchin.
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If I were you I would hold off on the mandarin for about a year. Unless you find one that will eat frozen or pellets, it will be very difficult to keep alive in a new tank-unless you're willing to spend a lot of money buying the thousands if pods it will eat per day. And I highly recommend a skunk cleaner shrimp!! LOVE mine, and I wasn't sure about him at first. They have so much personality and watching them clean fish is funny.
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If I were you I would hold off on the mandarin for about a year. Unless you find one that will eat frozen or pellets, it will be very difficult to keep alive in a new tank-unless you're willing to spend a lot of money buying the thousands if pods it will eat per day. And I highly recommend a skunk cleaner shrimp!! LOVE mine, and I wasn't sure about him at first. They have so much personality and watching them clean fish is funny.
That is a very good point, I asked my lfs to drop in some brine shrimp when I went and one of them ate it so he was the one I got!
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