New 90 gallon

Waddleboy

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Just got all the goodies today and going to start the build tomorrow. Got the tank and the sump free :). Sump needs a new seal but that's not terrible. Tomorrow I'm going to build a stand, canopy, drill for bean, plumbing and build the sump. LEDs come Monday :( so that will have to wait. Here are some pics for now hopefully more tomorrow

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Waddleboy

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so made a little progress today. drilled the tank, cleaned both tank and sump. leak tested the sump to find the leak but didnt find one :confused:... so i have no idea what the guy saying it was leaking was talking about. here are a couple of pics of the adventure. tomorrow stand and canopy and plumbing! If anyone has any suggestions please now is the time before i get to crazy
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ps- can anyone tell me how to shrink the pictures a little?
 

Waddleboy

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Sorry for the lack of progress had a minor set back but was able to cover a lot of ground today. Painted the tanks, sealed the sump, framed the stand and the canopy. Its getting there. definitely taking longer than i imagined but it is fun. Enjoy the pics.

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Waddleboy

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Sorry i have not updated anything but school took a toll on me with my exam today but i have made progress over the weeks. Here is a little bit of what i have done. I have rocks and sand coming in wednesday ( not that i am checking every hour....) so i want to go with a dsb and was wondering about putting egg crate on the bottom of the tank and wondered if this would be bad for burrowing animals even with a dsb. Anyone have any advice on this? Sorry for the bad pics they are off a cell phone ill get better ones when its all nice and pretty

Light set up
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Canopy (needs doors any advice on molding?)
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Crappy tank shot
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Plumbing
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Videos of light test run

Video of tank test run


(Ps Anyone know how to embed youtube videos directly?)

Any advice would be appreciated... thanks!
 

Waddleboy

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Got a little more work done. These are one of the lights
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The other thing is i have the tank plumbed and it starts up and goes off with no flooding and is flawless. No leaks either :bounce3:
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Sorry for the crappy quality

As always any help or suggestions is appreciated as i am learning
 
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Waddleboy

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Progress

Progress

So i finally was able to make some progress between exams (stupid school) however i think its good progress. Bout 50 lbs dry and 40 lbs live rock and 160 lbs of sand.

Tank after sand and rocks
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After it cleared up
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And with lights (sorry i really need to find my camera)
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Only things not running are the Ca reactor, powerheads (waiting for the sand to all go down), and ATO. Lights are good. Rocks i like the structure but if had to do it all over again i probably change it but that is probably a standard response here.

Having issues tuning the protein skimmer. Its been running about 3 days. I think it may be too high in the water. I am going to try lowering it. Any suggestions on how to tune it?

Other than that I am just waiting. Did my first water check tonight with the following: Temp: 79.6 SG: 1.026 pH: 7.92 Alk: 12 Amm:0 NO2:.25 NO3: 40 PO4: 0 Ca: 480

I think thats good for a first day but what do i know. Can anyone tell me how to get the pH up? I havent added chemicals to it hoping it will steady itself but if the only way to do it is through chemicals i figured i add some bicarb to bump it up? :confused:

Any help or advice is always appreciated
 
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