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Old 07/18/2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Yes, another 90 build

I new home we purchased came with a inwall 90gal tank behind the bar. It was been many years since I have had fish. I figure this is a great time to get back into the hobby.

I replaced the used 90 with Oceanic rr 90. I painted the back. Great looking tank. I purchased a 30 and made a sump. The plumbing will be finished tommorow. INtake 1in with a T going to the fuge. I have a ER135 and a OM 2500 for a return. Using a Tunes 6045, until the I figure out what to do for flow.
Going to have a 3in sand bed. The rocks are from Marco. 50 fiji and 15 of base. I had a few left over.

Using a filter guys RO/DI OM 1. Lighting will be Tek Light T5. six lamp.

If I could only Figure out how to get my pictures smaller, I would post the progress.


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Old 07/18/2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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Old 07/18/2007, 06:19 PM   #3
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I hope this works




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Old 07/18/2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Juess it works:

a pict of the fish room



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Old 07/18/2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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forgot one..sorry
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Old 07/18/2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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For being out of the hobby a few years you are off to a great start.


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Old 07/18/2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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You're off to a great start! Looks awesome so far. For easy picture hosting, try Photobucket. Upload your photos and copy/paste the IMG Code. They offer resizing and everything you need to get your pics up.


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Old 07/18/2007, 08:42 PM   #8
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a fish room that nice for only 90g ?


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Old 07/18/2007, 09:00 PM   #9
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It came with the home. I have enough room for a 8ft tank if I wana go bigger. I figured out how to size pictures, so my next ones should be better. I plain on having the water, sand and LR done by this weeknd. Then ,I can sit on wait for some time. I told my wife, it will be running for the holidays.

I would not have been able to get to this point without RC. The information here is wonderfull. I have spent so much time reading threads and learning. My wife thought I was searching for porn all night.
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Old 07/23/2007, 06:19 PM   #10
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After a long weeknd. The tank is filled. I started by pitting the rock in. I had a hard time getting the sand in after that. The center brace and getting the sand under the rocks. So I pulled it out and started over. I like the first layout better.




I put the sand in first the second time, then rock. I filled the tank via the sump. The heads were over the rocks. I did not get a sand storm.

My water readings are great. I will take a few weeks to see how the rock progresses.


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Old 07/26/2007, 11:18 PM   #11
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Wow you are making good progress. Can you repost some better pics of your fish room.


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Old 07/27/2007, 12:41 AM   #12
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wow looking good. sounds like you are having better luck then when i first started off in the hobby. hope when i buy a house it comes with a in wall setup like yours maybe in the 300 gal range.


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Old 07/27/2007, 12:59 AM   #13
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I asked when I had it it built if they would make an office for me and they said no. At least they had the 3 car garage option. I always wanted an in wall tank. SO I am on my to making my own..Thanks..I cant wait to see your progress..


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Old 07/27/2007, 01:14 AM   #14
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nice tank scotmc. I realy like inwall aquariums they are my fav.


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Old 07/27/2007, 01:24 AM   #15
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Old 07/27/2007, 09:07 PM   #16
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Thanks for the kind words. Skimmer is up and running. I need to work on the electrical and wait for the cycle.

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My water is
PH 8.0
AM .8
Nitrite03
Nitrate 0
Sal 1.024

I have some waiting to do. It's been fun so far


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Old 07/27/2007, 10:44 PM   #17
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You can get a free account at www.photobucket.com and upload all your pictures there. Then copy the image link and past it right in.

Is it going to be hard to change your skimmer cup. It might be better if the plumbing was behind. Looking good, that is a pretty decent size fish room..


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Old 07/27/2007, 11:00 PM   #18
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Not a problem with room. Cup comes out clean and even. I was going to put the plumbing in the back, at first. I like the easy access to the valves. I also, did not like the idea of having water get on that back wall. Overall, I have more room in the front.


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Old 07/27/2007, 11:21 PM   #19
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Yeah maybe you can put some plastic back there incase of splashing


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Old 08/15/2007, 06:34 PM   #20
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tank update

I added a small clean up crew today.

six Astrea Snails
six Cerith snails
3 peperment shrimp

Thw water has been stable for two weeks. Green Coraline is staring to grown on the rocks. The cycle went very smooth. I happy with the equipment I purchased. No problems to report. I'll wait another month to add some more cleaners. At that time I will probally a clown. Keep it in QT for weeks, then add that.


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Old 09/19/2007, 05:07 PM   #21
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New update

I was in the THP in pa and saw a very healthy atlantic blue tang. I had to buy it. It went through two weeks of QT and has been in the main for two weeks. It eats everything and is adjusting very well. I'am happy with the purchase. It took me some time to get a picture.

I'am now wondering what to get next. I want something different and out of the norm. I am not sure what direction to take the tank. Weather it will be Folr or some corals.



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