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    Feb 2008

    90 gallon custom build (36x24x24) progress

    I thought I'd share my build with you guys. Any comments are always appreciated. If you have any questions, I'll be more than happy to answer them.

    Thank you..


    Here are a few pictures from my tank setup.

    Here's the tank. Tank's an all glass custom size. Initially I wanted to go with a 24" cube, but then decided on this, since there wasn't a price difference between the two .

    Tank size is 36w X 24d X 24h. gives me about 90 g. I went with this size cause I like the added height and depth the tank has. Tank has a corner overflow

    Sand I used has a grain of .5 - 1.5

    The sump/fuge is 37 gallons, 24w x 20d x 18h.

    Here is a picture of the canopy I built for the tank. It includes 2X 250 watt MH, and 2X 39 watt T5 attinics.

    Here's a picture of the tank with most of the live rock in it. The cabinet and canopy was a custom build as well. I decided to make the stand wider than the tank, so I have more storage area, and I reenforced it so there was no need to add a bracket in the middle (which would restrict access to the sump)

    And here's a picture of my sump/ The simmer is a Tunze, which was one of the only skimmers I found that fit in the small area I had in the sump.

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    The tank has matured, this all happened last year. I'm hoping to take some pics this weekend to update it.

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    Senior Member StephG's Avatar
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    Nice and clean! I love the cabinet. Good job!

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    Nice setup...looking forward to the mature pics!!


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    Senior Member upthecreekwithoutapaddle's Avatar
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    nice--i like it!

    how do you find the tunze produces for the 90g.?

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    WOW !!! stunning work on the cabinets.. love the setup and the rock work!!
    sooooo clean !! love the dark wood color.

    !! i'm tagging along this thread !! :b2:

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Former Moderator a4twenty's Avatar
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    very nice setup, looks great. you did a great job on the install, we're all looking forward to the updated pics.

    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthecreekwithoutapaddle View Post
    nice--i like it!

    how do you find the tunze produces for the 90g.?
    The main purpose I purchased the tunze was because of the small footprint, and at this point, I didn't have adequate spqce to fit an external skimmer... It works very well, always skimming a nice amount... However, had it not been for my circumstances, I'd have purchased something else, considering the price.

    Thank you very much for the comments.

    I still haven't updated the most recent tank pics, but here are a few pics from about 6 months ago.

    Tank inhabitants are as follows:

    1- foxface
    1- dejardini tang (I jumped into this before realising how big these fish can be. I'm hoping to setup a big fowlr tank next year...)
    1- yellow wrasse
    1- cleaner wrasse
    2- black percula clownfish
    1- scooter blenny (1st fish I ever purchased for the tank, and he doesn't eat prepared food. Copepod population seems to be doing fine... keeping fingers crossed)

    1- blue lobster (not like I ever get to see him lol)
    1- blood shrimp,

    some mexican turbos, a serpant star, nassarius snails, hermits, and a conch.

    So far, the only fish I've had horrible luck with is a goby. I purchased 3 gobies in the past year, neither lived longer than a month.

    Thanks again for the comments.

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    Feb 2008
    The turf algae is slowly but surely disappearing more and more as the days go by.

    I'm surprised to find so much red coraline algae... The walls of the tank are purple, but the rock is mostly red.

    Enjoy the pics... Feel free to comment/criticise.

    And I know, I got a sailfin in there. My fault for listening to certain LFS employees and jumping into things. Its freaken impossible to get him out of there, so I'll try to figure something out.

    The anemone looks like he found his spot.



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