View Full Version : From 55 to 90 gallons.

11/28/2008, 05:24 AM
Hey guys, you wont believe this. Today I was given a 90 gallon glass with a stand...for FREE! So here it goes...

This is the the tank in my front yard, getting ready to water test it and clean it up.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3065759738/

And here are the two 72" Quad florescent lights that came with it, They will probably go on ebay or something, I really dont even know if they work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3065759828/

Here is the tank and stand with about a 2.5 inch sand bed.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3064921365/

I knew the Army gave me the E-tool for a reason, to put sand in my tank!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3065760030/

With water...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3064921523/

Thats all I have for now. I planned on using my 55 for a sump but it wont fit under the tank, its too tall. I am very disappointed about that but oh well, it was a good day anyway. I will post more as soon as I can.

11/28/2008, 05:26 AM
Darn pics arent working... here is the site that they are hosted at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

11/28/2008, 06:30 AM
man, that's awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with the sump. are you going to drill the glass?

11/28/2008, 04:38 PM
Nice, upgrading to a 90 allows a much larget fish selection as well. Good luck with the new tank.

11/28/2008, 05:57 PM
Hey MAN!!! GUESS WHAT!?!?!? I JUST broke down my 55 gal to move everything over to the 275 gal. Already have a sump to run the big tank so I too have a 55 gal and a 25 gal SUMP THAT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!

What that tank set up forfresh or saltwater? I mean, I HAVE EVERYTHING, skimmer,sump, return pumps, etc...

Let me kow if you're interested; heck, if ANYONE is interested...

11/28/2008, 08:00 PM
Can you post a pic of your sump. I am thinking about getting rid of my chiller and getting a bigger sump.

11/29/2008, 03:54 AM
Sure, just got back on and its dark outside; will take pics early in the morning and post them. I have it outside soaking in the yard

11/29/2008, 10:33 PM
Here are the pics of the sump





the dimensions are rough oustide 19x12.5x30 inches; SB ~ 30 gals full capacity.

12/01/2008, 02:13 AM
Whats up everyone, I've been busy but here are some more pics.

This is the tank set up as it is now. My wife made the curtians for around the stand, I guess DIY rubbs off!



Got all the parts to put my auto top off together, here is the switch, got it off ebay.


Here is the switch, pump, and mounting hardware.


Here is it all put together, ready to mount. I used a suction cup clamp from my old spraybar so it will be adjustable, I will have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesnt lose grip!!


Here is the under-tank set up, description is listed below.


1. Goldfish tank to feed my lionfish
2. Power filter, pulls from and lets out into the sump
3. Freshwater auto top off storage tank with pump
4. Sump inlet with bubble tower and heater
5. 3 baffles
6. Return pump section
7. Protien Skimmer
8. Fuge section with chaeto and live rock
9. Auto light timer

Thats all I have for now guys. I have been making some cement rock and frag plugs which will hopefully be live someday. I will post some pics when I take them! Later.

12/01/2008, 02:24 AM
Looking good! What are you using for a reservoir on your ATO? Just thinking that if its not massive you may be like me and forget to add to it/exchange it. If that were to happen you might burn up that pump. I have a tom aquatics aqualifter I paid 13$ for, and if it runs dry, it just sucks air like a normal air-pump. It works so dang good, I bought an extra in case something happens with the current one/ if I decide to start another project that might require it, I have been thinking about making a VERY small sun coral tank with water fed from my main tank, 3 gallons of water per hour in a .25 gallon tank might be enough... Who knows. Anyways just an idea for you. Also, why are your pics so small? I can barely see anything.

12/01/2008, 03:16 AM
You can see bigger pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ and here http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

The ATO is about 10 gallons, its all I can fit for now, I dont want to have anything outside the stand.

12/02/2008, 03:46 AM
Hey guys, I just came from petbox, they have one 90 gallon tank on sale for 128000 yen. I would have got it if I didnt just get one, just a heads up.

12/02/2008, 03:53 AM
12800 yen...my mistake

12/02/2008, 05:29 AM
Man that is a good deal, too bad I have no place to put it and just set up my little rig.

Your tank's looking good! Where did you get the water from? Mix, store bought or ocean?

12/02/2008, 03:42 PM
I mix, it is red sea salt I order it from drsfosterandsmith.com they ship over here. 200 gallons worth for $49.00