Starting 90g Reef Tank Build... Finally!!!

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Tswifty

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Split #3!!! Here's the brief summary I used on the last split. I'll update some of the topics from the last split later today or tonight.

Waayyyyy back in the beginning of February (not April :lol: ) I was browsing Craigslist and found a 90g tank with a 30g sump for sale. I ended up paying $150 for it (I believe... might have been less) and it was pretty banged up to say the least, but after some TLC and LOTS of help from RC members... Almost 5 months later, this is what I've got. My first reef in the making

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The livestock list currently in the tank:

1 Powder Blue Tang (Merlin)
1 Yellow Tang (Colonel Mustard)... don't ask :rolleye1:
2 False Percula Clownfish (Dottie & Roo)
2 Yasha Hase White Ray Gobies (Yoshi & Yashi)
2 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
1 Female Green Mandarin Dragonet
1 Coral Banded Shrimp ("the big guy")
10 Cerith Snails
3 Large Turbo Snails (the largest one's name is Gary)... once again :rolleye1:
2 Astraea Snails
5 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs

ORA Green Birdsnest
Pink Birdsnest
Green Acropora
Green Slimer (Acropora)
Orange Montipora Cap
Purple Acropora
Purple Tort Coral (Acropora)
Purple Chalice Coral (I think that is what it's called)
Pink Hammer Coral
Yellow Leather
Green Sinulari
Green Open Brain
Misc Palythoas
Neon Green Trumpets
A few Zoanthids

Thanks again everyone for all your support thus far... and onward we go! :D
 
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Tswifty

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INDEX

Larger Projects:

Canopy Construction
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=4

Calfo Construction
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=4

Sump Construction
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=7

Plumbing Construction
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Plumbing Support
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=10

Skimmer Mods 1
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=26

Skimmer Mods 2 (Video)
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=2

T5 Lighting Installation
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=28

T5 Lighting Upgrade
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1393985

Overflow Guard
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=34

Linking Phosban & Carbon Reactors
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=9

Heat Issues
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=17

PAR Testing Round 1
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=30

Additional Misc Stuff:

Capn's Refugium Thread
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1410456

Heater Article
http://www.beananimal.com/articles/aquarium-heaters-what-you-need-to-know!.aspx

How to hard plumb an Eheim
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=12

Seeding Sand
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=9

Silencing Return Pump Vibration
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=16

Simple Bryopsis Solution Thread
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1113109

RO/DI Water Storage
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=23

T5 Q&A Thread
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1384575

Bean Animal's Plumbing Thread
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310585&perpage=25&pagenumber=1

Reef Safe Paint for PVC
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=31

Water Parameter Log Spreadsheet
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=34

Surface Flow & Agitation
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1310919&perpage=25&pagenumber=34

How to Organize Wires Thread
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1391757

2-Part Dosing Thread
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1358865

RO/DI Filter Replacement Thread... How do you know when to do it?
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1401689

Cleveland Zoo Pictures
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=8

Cheato Growth & Maintenance
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=11

How to dissinfect your RO/DI Unit provided by AZDesertRat
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=26

Ginger Thread
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=181818

Vermetid Snails Thread
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1406668

Spiders!!!
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=22

Open Brain Coral Issues
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1393985&perpage=25&pagenumber=22
 

Tswifty

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Updates:

Mandarin Dragonet Discussion
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=11

Whelks
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=17

Koralia Cleaning
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=18

The Death of a Clam
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=20

Cheato Maintenance
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=32

Cooling Fan Discussion
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=36

GFO (Phosban) & Carbon Media Discussion
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417839&perpage=25&pagenumber=37

Additional Threads of Interest:

Sump Build Questions (a LOT)
SteveJakubiec
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1417422

Overflow out of Horizontal Pipe
uhuru
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1257783

How long must a tank remain fishless to rid it of ich
capn_hylinur
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1426833

Capn's LogBook Whats hot What's interesting
capn_hylinur
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1424845

Other "Clubhouse Member's" Build Threads:

Rae's pics-of EVERYTHING!!!
Raen
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1420139

Taking the Plunge
Schwe
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1245206

75 Gallon Pictures & Build Thread
Chatyak
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1410574

90 gallon tank build
timschmidt
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1421065

Here is my 90
new2sw776784
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1412069

The plunge - 90 gallon new build & newb question
Linina
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1344274
 
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Michael

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i like the 2 island look in tanks, its nice to have 2 reefs with space between, wish i had done it
 

raen

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Mr Splitstir! Congrats on a thread well built. Not to mention that fab tank of your!
 

timschmidt

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I can honestly say I spend more time on all of your threads than my own! :) My questions get answered here :)
 

Tswifty

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925125#post12925125 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Michael
i like the 2 island look in tanks, its nice to have 2 reefs with space between, wish i had done it
Thanks... I think the tangs enjoy all the open space. Hopefully it will fill in nicely once I decide to add some coral colonies.
 

Tswifty

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925132#post12925132 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by kudora
wow another split, nice one guys
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925209#post12925209 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by capn_hylinur
great index TJ and congratulations on the second split
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925245#post12925245 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by raen
Mr Splitstir! Congrats on a thread well built. Not to mention that fab tank of your!
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925304#post12925304 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by timschmidt
I can honestly say I spend more time on all of your threads than my own! :) My questions get answered here :)
Thanks guys :thumbsup:
 

Aquarist007

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12925125#post12925125 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Michael
i like the 2 island look in tanks, its nice to have 2 reefs with space between, wish i had done it

first time posting here in the TJ clubhouse?
[welcome]
 

Aquarist007

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12926722#post12926722 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Michael
:lol: thanks scott

glad for you to join us--you will find this thread quite informative and a little crazy at times too

and if you want crazy wild and informative try this site of one of the "TJ clubbies"
actually she is looking for support because she has this dying need or sense of fullfillment if her thread splits on here


http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1420139
 

Tswifty

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I know the majority of the you know, but I figured I would do a quick rundown of the tank inhabitants for the new thread:

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The Colonel
2-1/2" Yellow Tang
Added: May 9th
QT: 2 weeks
FW Dip: No

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Merlin
3" Powder Blue Tang
Added: June 5th
QT: 4 weeks
FW Dip: Yes

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Yoshi & Yashi
2" Yasha Hase White Ray Gobies
Added: May 14th
QT: No
FW Dip: No

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Dottie
2-1/2" Female False Percula Clownfish
Added: May 12th
QT: 3 Days
FW Dip: No

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Roo
1-1/2" Male False Percula Clownfish
Added: May 12th
QT: 3 Days
FW Dip: No

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(No Name Yet)
2" Female Green Mandarin Dragonet
Added: June 29th
QT: No
FW Dip: Yes

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The Big Guy
Coral Banded Shrimp
Added: May 9th

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(No Names Yet)
2 Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Added: May 16th
 
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Aquarist007

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TJ----maybe you commented on it before the split--but do you think the remora will work fine without the internal overflow on it--I'm tired of the mess it makes on the surface, having to run my surface so high in the tank, and burning out pumps
 

Aquarist007

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I have a heat problem in the system and I can't figure it out
The temp has been running at 85.5 all week and it is not dropping
Originally I thought it was because I ran the airconditioning at 76 degrees while my wife was away. But now the house temp is at 74 degress.
With the sump in the basement the temp you to cool down a degree or two at night but it has been slowly notching up all week and I can't see where the heat is coming from
Up to now and the last few summers the tank has never gone beyond 80.
I wonder if it is that malfunctioning skimmer or pump?
 

melev

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If you have heaters, unplug them for now. Make sure that isn't the cause.

A pump with constricted return tubing (as we talked about in the past) can add heat.

Verify that your thermometer is even correct. Check it with two or three different ones.

Put a fan that blows down on the surface of the water in your sump. You'll be impressed. In a pinch, a frozen 2-liter bottle floating in the sump or display can help quickly cool off a small system. Keep a few in the freezer (don't fill them to the top, as ice expands as it forms) for when you need them.
 

Tswifty

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kudora... I cannot for the life of me find that sump diagram that had the AquaC Remora mounted on it. I've tried every combination of words I can think of on the search engine with no luck.

Who knows, maybe I was seeing things :hmm3:
 
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