90 Gallon build

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So I wanted a bigger tank. Cause reefing is cool so I found one on CL and cleaned it up. Just got it up and running and here are some pics..


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Here is how I picked it up.
It did come with a big sump, by my calculations it’s 37gallon

The tank is 24x36x24. I have no idea who makes it. It has a small center return with a whit tube thing that goes up and down to adjust water height. (Neat feature)


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Ripped the stand apart cause it was ugly.
I cut it up and made this stand. I shortened the height. Added the drawer. Switched to two double doors. Then painted it with a couple coats of latex house paint.. looks pretty good to me.


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I will take a better pic of the sump. For now it’s got a skimmer, older bubble magnus and a DC return pump all off of Offerup or CL. For now it a a kessil A360w tuna (again CL buy) it’s not enough light but it gets the ball rolling..


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So this dude sold me about 150lbs of rock. A 4” maroon clown and a trigger fish for 50 bucks. There is a small colony of maybe 30 red mushrooms too. He threw in about a enough sand for a 1 inch bed. I rinsed the shit out of the sand with the hose. Rock looked ok not much life on it. Put the clown in a small quarantine tank just to see how he did on the bucket ride home. Trigger hid in a rock. He’s shifty… anyhow got it all running and dropped in the clown. And some rocks I had in another tank to get things rolling.
I measure the sewer everything was living in and phosphate and nitrates were in the unsafe color band. So this should be like living in a fresh mountain spring.


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He is blue. Yellow tail and like stripped like he has brindle markings maybe an undulated or orange lined trigger..


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Added one of my custom built ATO reservoirs and ATO pump. It’s a nano JBJ I think. Too small for this tank but should help with water level while I am gone for 2 weeks. Have lights and a fuge light off CL to install. Thinking of running that plant stuff in the fuge but no idea which kind. I think I will need to add some baffles to the sump to make it work right.


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Great start! What are your plans with the tank? Focus on the fish or do you want corals as well?
 

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