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Humu's 135 refurbish

Posted 01/27/2012 at 04:41 PM by Humuhumunuku
Updated 03/14/2012 at 07:01 PM by Humuhumunuku

There is no easy way to say this, so I'll just spit it out, my tank kinda sucks. It's boring. There that feels better. So it is time to do something about it!

Lets start with the nitty gritty. Be gentle with me.

The Tank: just about 6 years old
  • 135gallon all glass aquarium (or should I just call it aqueon now? either way, not made anymore) predrilled with 2 overflows 72x24x18 and large glass centerbrace
  • megaflow model 4 wet/dry sump (bio balls removed as of 5min ago)
  • Eheim model 1262return pump with single outlet
  • Artica Titanium Chiller 1/10hp on Eheim model 1260
  • 3x Maxijet 1200 hooked up to wavemaker powerstrip
  • 6x24in compact fluorescent and a single 150w MH in center
  • Red Sea C-Skim 1800 skimmer
  • 250w heater
  • run passive carbon
  • dose Randy's 2 part calcium

Livestock:
  • 1 sailfin tang (looks like something between "regular" and redsea)
  • 1 Blackspot/swallowtail angelfish (was female, now male, still pretty)
  • 1 maroon clown
  • 1 sps of some kind (green slime?)
  • 1 hammer coral
  • several hairy mushrooms
  • 4 ricordias
  • a few leathers
  • 2 pagodia corals
  • some zoas, maybe pallys
  • 4 BT anemones
  • not much of a pod population to speak of
  • 2 scarlet cleaners
  • 10ish pepperments
  • 3 cucumbers, 2 serpents and and an array of snails/hermits

What I want to change:
  1. new lights (in progress, pile of CREEs from rapidled just waiting to be soldered
  2. new sump (probably 55g glass, maybe diy acrylic if I'm feeling brave)
  3. refugium in said sump
  4. Split return line at least once, maybe into 4
  5. better circulation... probably an MP40 to start
  6. GFO reactor and Carbon reactor
  7. some type of carbon dosing (probably biopellets, may start with vodka)
  8. switch to Kalk autotop off (just built auto top off switch, just need to buy Kalk and container!)

And there we have it, a lot of work to come. I can't do all of this at once due to both time and monitary constraints. Now the question is, what order do I prioritize these upgrades? The LEDs have been purchased so they will obviously be first, but I plan on spending the next 6months or so getting this baby looking beautiful like I know it can!

Pictures to come
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