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    Toooloud's 100G Reef

    Alright so here we go with my new to me 100g reef tank. Now most of this i already have in.. Some I'm waiting to get in .. and the rest light the halides will be coming when the tank finishes cycling

    The tank itself was pickup used from a friend the tank is now i believe 5 years old so it does need to be cleaned up.

    Start date : Sunday November 9th

    My 100G Reef tank

    -Tank-
    100G (1/2 in glass ) all glass tank
    Drilled with 2 x 2 1/2 inch holes in either corner.
    left side of tank has a custom made overflow box
    right side of tank as 1 1/2 inch return
    Dimensions are :
    60 Inches long
    24 inches tall
    18 inches wide
    Painted back with baby blue pain
    Aqua view custom stand and canopy ( stained in cherry)

    -Rock/Sand-
    120 pounds of live rock ( Premium Fiji )
    60 pounds of Live sand ( South down) total of 4 inches

    -Sump-
    55G Sump

    -Circulation/Return Pump-
    Laguna pump ( 2700 GPH ) return
    Surge 6000 ( 600 GPH) Running the skimmer
    Little Giant ( 500 GPH) feeding the above tank refugium
    Little giant ( 500 GPH) closed loop.

    -Skimmer-
    Customized Berlin classic running a Kent marine venturi.

    -Lighting-
    2x 10 Ushio 250 watt Metal Halides
    4x Vho ( 2x super actinic 2x 10k )

    -Ballasts-
    Cool touch metal Halide Ballast
    2 x Workhorse 7 ballast driving the VHO

    PICTURES:

    Aqua View Stand :




    Tank, Stand and canopy :





    Not the cleanest picture but a full shot of everything :





    Running just 1 Aqua sun bulb ( 6 moths old ) :




    Tank fully filled and waiting on the tank to clear up :




    Rock ( sitting in a 50G rubber-maid cycling) :




    Temp Sump setup, waiting on the custom 55g to be finished:




    More pictures will be posted as things come along

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    Excellent job.:thumb:

    I'm looking forward to see the posts as you go along.

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    yup... same here... its always ne to see the life cycle of a setup

    IJO

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    Senior Member Toooloud's Avatar
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    I try to keep as much documentation as possible.. the only thing that sucked was i lost everything on my 33G.. 3 years of work.. becouse i crashed my computer and lost it all and dummy me did not back them up!.. So i do that now so i dont lose out agian!

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    hehe most people will only get caught with no backups once in their lifetime... I also got caught... a few years ago and now I double.. and even triple backup at times(on CD and other computers).

    IJO

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    Very nice...I like the lighting...I run 4 VHO and 400 watt MH lamps at 10000K. I find with the 400 watt lights, I can have my SPS corals at any depth in the tank. Softies all get use to them too. I have used 3 atinics and one 50/50....I just like a little more blue...With 4 VHO you have lots of play with the colour.

    The system looks great and I think you're onto something good here.

    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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    Base Rock In !

    Well the Base rock is finally in the tank, Its a mix of all types of rock i have been accumulating over the years..
    Once the tank finishes it cycle witch its doing now this base rock , then i will add in the other 50 pounds of good Fiji rock i have waiting to go in.

    I'm cycling the tank by adding Food to the tank in a Filter bag, fairly large amount it was in there for 4 days before i first seen a big spike in Nitrates.. So now that i have that i added this base rock so now i will sit tight and wait for it to cycle!




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    Your tank is actually 112 gallons, not 100. I have an identical tank.
    Visit my Reef @ NewfieReef.com

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    Senior Member Toooloud's Avatar
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    True 112G by the outside diameter.. lol

    But when you consider that its 1/2 inch glass and that almost 1 inch trim at the top it brings it down.. I think that i figured it out and the inside diameter of the tank allows for 95G's of water...

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    Good work!

    That''s realy inspiring( did I got that right)

    Anyway, uplifthing. HE HE!
    30 gl SWFO but upgrating

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