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KrisPriewe 01-17-2013 07:26 PM

New 75 Gallon Under Construction
 
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I recently bought a setup from a friend. he had an unfortunate accident with his 75 gallon reef tank and lost the whole works (tank, refugium, and another small tank). Among some of the equipment I bought from him are the tank, stand, canopy and a sump. Understandably he couldn't emotionally completely clean the tank so as part of the deal I had to do it. so here are some pictures of my 3 hour night of cleaning.

untouched
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about 20 min. of hosing out
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all cleaned and dried
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all taped and ready for paint
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this took A LOT of coats of paint
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I like it already
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sitting in the garage waiting for the rest of my stuff
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I have stuff on order that should be here in the next few days ill keep it updated as to what i get.

SeaHorse 01-17-2013 08:06 PM

Awesome. Gonna have to follow this thread. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for the next update. Any thoughts on what you want to keep?

KrisPriewe 01-17-2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie (Post 1394744)
Awesome. Gonna have to follow this thread. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for the next update. Any thoughts on what you want to keep?

The Neon Tetras, SAEs and the Sterbai Cory Cats will all be transferred from the 30gal. I will probably add some Angels, and Bolivian Rams and more than likely even more Neons, we will see. So many options.

Chesh 01-17-2013 09:26 PM

YAY! I was wondering when I was going to hear about this tank again! What are the projections for getting it up and running??! :) Looks awesome!

KrisPriewe 01-18-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Chesherca (Post 1394842)
YAY! I was wondering when I was going to hear about this tank again! What are the projections for getting it up and running??! :) Looks awesome!

Im not sure when ill have it up. I should be getting my drift wood and some plumbing parts in today. I'm hoping to have it all set up and ready to stock by March. But I'm getting sick of seeing it in the garage and not in my house so this could all change and come in sooner.

KrisPriewe 01-18-2013 10:26 AM

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KrisPriewe 01-18-2013 07:45 PM

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So Santa's Elves had a few late Christmas deliveries for me today!



Hydor 300 Watt In-Line Heater and Filter Media
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Loc-Line Parts for Water return
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And my Malaysian Driftwood :-)
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I'm hoping tomorrow my electrician friend will be able to come and add a GFI outlet and check all the wiring for me . we will also modify the canopy to host my AquaticLife T5HOs and the stand to support my pvc and wiring. I'm trying to figure out if anyone makes a setup like the Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper for Freshwater, any ideas out there?
Thanks for your input

Chesh 01-18-2013 08:16 PM

What a mean thing to do! Show a box with some nummy bits of driftwood peeking out, and making us wait for the rest, lol! You'll have to let me know how you like the inline heater once all is up and running :) Can't wait to see MORE!!!

KrisPriewe 02-24-2013 08:56 PM

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Sorry it's been so long since my last post, I Have been busy. i still have some stuff on order from Marine Depot but mostly everything is ready to set up. I ordered more Bio-Balls, a check valve for the return pump, and an Eheim Jager heater for the sump (this will act as a backup). I also need to get my substrait, I will be using Miracle Grow Organic Choice, then cap it with Seachem Flourite Red, then cap that with Seachem Black Onyx Sand. So here we go! Here are the pictures you all wanted

Baxter Wants To Help Clean This Bad Boy Up!
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I Added 1/4" Oak Plywood To Clean It Up And Keep Noise In, And A 1X4 To Hold My Power Supply And Rout Electrical Wires And Hoses
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Also Added Wire Racks For Supplies
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My Cleaned Up Sump
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The Top Of The Canopy Had 2 Nice Size Holes In It From The Previous Owner's Metal Halides. I Removed The Old Panels And Replaced Them With New Ones.
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Let me know what you guys think and sorry again for the wait!

SeaHorse 02-24-2013 10:12 PM

My GOODNESS you are a neat and tidy and organized little thing!!! Come do my house! :lol:


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