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Old 12-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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90 gallon start

After having a bad string of luck recently i got some lucky news and found a guy giving away a 90 gallon and everything with it! FOR FREE! so i've decided to setup a nice saltwater aquarium for the house. Lets hope it goes well.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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Nice! Make sure you test it for leaks.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Planned on it. Guy said he kept a reef system for 16 years, sadly a snow storm knocked out his power for about 5 days and killed off everything.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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Really? That killed EVERYTHING? Thats weird..... Ive heard of people who have kept sharks alive for 3 weeks..... IF that happens to you stir the water every hour to make sure it doesnt go stagnant. Or just get a generator.
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Really? That killed EVERYTHING? Thats weird..... Ive heard of people who have kept sharks alive for 3 weeks..... IF that happens to you stir the water every hour to make sure it doesnt go stagnant. Or just get a generator.
Ya but 5 days can do it for sw fish. Arent there some people on here that lost everything after 3? I agree, buy a generator!

Best of luck fishkeeper!!!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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how are you gonna stock?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #7
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SWEET pickup dude!

I'm also curious as well on what you're going to stock this with. Is it going to be a FOWLR or reef?
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:38 AM   #8
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I plan on taking care of this tank like my life depends on it! At the moment my plan is fish and live rock and when i make a little more money hopefully start into corals. What fish i'll have is still a mystery, sadly still waiting a week in order to get the tank.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #9
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Two bags of sand and a hydrometer, down $70 already. Luckily i get my tank tomorrow and i cant be anymore excited
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If you can return the hydrometer, I would. Check out a refractometer on eBay- don't have the link at the moment, but it's like $30 shipped and 100x better than hydrometer.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:21 AM   #11
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I could probably return it. Which i might do. I live by my old high school and i think my oceanography teacher has some old refractometers he doesnt use anymore.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:46 PM   #12
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Anyone know a good place to order sand? Im a little short on my needed amount.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #13
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I would go to home depot and get 25lb bag of pool filter sand for $5.00. Just rinse it well and it's good to go.
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The tank is here after long waiting i finally get the tank. The equipment is a little older than i would like but i'll upgrade in the future.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:03 PM   #15
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The tank so far. Going to hook up all the plumbing and add some sand later tonight.
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Beautiful setup. i like the cabinet!
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Thank you. I have to say the cabinet makes it look much better than my freshwater tanks ever looked.
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Tested my sump and plumbing tonight. It all seems to be in working order. Getting real excited
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When do you think you will fill her up and start? What kind of gear came with the setup? I'm just being nosey since I have a 90g setup ready to go but have no room for it so I have to live through everyone else's builds. LOL
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I hope to start filling and get her started sometime next month. Being young and only making so much a month is a set back.

I wish i knew what system it is. It was a reef tank at my friends uncles house for 18 years so the equipment is rather old. I found a 110 gallon on CL around the area and might snatch his system or even just use that tank.
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