55 < 90 gallon mix reef with stand build.

Lowefx

New member
Well, i started my 55g almost 2 years ago. An since upgraded to a 90 gallon. My 55 was a great starter and i learned a lot from it. Now i built my own stand to accommodate the 90 gallon.
Check it out....
The 55gal
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The 90gal
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I started by building the stand. The extra board was removed. I had it in there so my 55 would fit, before i knew i received the 90.
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I skinned it with Birch wood (before staining), and received the tank.
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Here is the top trim with crown moldings. raw and stained.
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lights on after moving water and rock from 55 to 90.
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Doors from http://www.rjaquatics.com/home.html BTW they are a great company with GREAT products. Thanks Steve T.
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All Done. Now time to start the canopy!
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Lowefx

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Yes, its black live sand from Hawaii or something like that. I actually bought it from Pet Co. If you get some, be careful, it IS magnetic. So when your cleaning your glass, be sure it doesnt scratch.
 

Lowefx

New member
Well a friend and i took some time to aquascape. I wasnt going for the minimalistic look, but it kinda turned out that way. I need a few more pieces for the right side, maybe tonga branches, but overall i like this more, and the fish have more room to swim.
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Let me know what you think!
 

Lowefx

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Its like JENGA, just make sure the rocks dont come crushing down on the most expensive coral that is a slow grower. hahaha, i hate when that happens.
 

Lowefx

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A friend came over and took some shot for me. Turned out amazing!
Red Planet
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Clam
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Pluto Favia
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Brain Platygyra
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Frogspawn
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Green Slimer
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FishAddict87

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Looks great! I just did the same switch you did 55 to a 90 yesterday. I still have lots of work to do such as aquascaping and placing corals. I like how your black sand makes the colors pop I was debating on using it but I didn't...regret it now lol
 

Lowefx

New member
The only downside to the black live sand is that the white specs of gravel stick out like a sore thumb and its magnetic. I've accidentally scratched my old 55 when it was stuck in the algae scrubber
 
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