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Old 06-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #11
 
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Seeing as people are familiar with this brand, and mine didnt come with instructions, can someone tell me how to have it set properly? Or do I need to wait till it starts collecting and adjust it accordingly?
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:53 PM   #12
 
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i personally removed the foam from the tubing just so i didnt have to constantly clean it. your going to want to raise/lower the tube until bubbles are about 75% up the skimmer give or take. after the skimmer "breaks in" which could take a few days to a week or so this will most likely have to be fine tuned.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:03 PM   #13
 
hey, it seems quite expensive to buy all of that. Go to a local fish shop instead of the franchise pet stores.. they're pretty much ALWAYS gonna jack up their prices. For example: i went to my local fish store.. and got to know the guy pretty well and sold me his 33 gallon tank for 50 bucks! and heater was free...try going to those pet shops that no one talks about because usually those are the ones that give the BEST DEAL!
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #14
 
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This place is a LFS. Some updates, the 75 sprung a leak this afternoon, went in, guys were cool about it. Gave us free sand, bigger sump, as well as 200 dollars off a 90 gallon . And this one is the cheaper store. I'm also taking the advice of others and checking into the local reef club, so in the future well be able to find some good deals on coral tanks equipment etc.

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Thanks, I'll go ahead and do just that then.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #15
 
It sprung a leak already? Wow. I dont think the 2000 is to much for all that stuff new. Although it can be had for much cheaper on craigslist (but you never know what something on there has been through). Anyways I just started a 45 gallon and got the tank and stand for 150 off craigslist, and have set up my tank. I have spent about 500 something for everything getting it set up. I am looking forward to seeing some pics!
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #16
 
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Pictures!!!!!

Wow, thats a screaming deal! =) gotta love craigslist, we've looked a little on there, just didnt see much we like around our area atm.

Yeah, like I said though, LFS was awesome, the first thing they did was apologize, now its a 90g bowfront.

For lighting it has the fixture by Sun Brite Lighting with the built in timer, it holds 9 or 10 bulbs, each bulb holding 267 LED lights. We only have one bulb atm till everything starts settling in some, plus they are expensive at $150 a pop. Here's a link to the actual bulb specs : Bulb

Anyone every have any experience with this fixture?

Now on to some pics!

Here's one of the 72 with the lights on, just so you can see what it looks like with just the one bulb



Here's the new 90, still cloudy, but clearing up by the minute


and a close up of some of the live rock

Theres a lot of the purple spots (assuming new growth??) all over it about that size. We have about 100 lbs in the tank atm, will prolly get some more for some acuascaping it.

Whats all the white stuff over the LR?? The stuff you can see at the top of the last pic? Should I use a tooth brush (new) and brish it off? or is it good to leave?

And the part of the LR bottom left of the pic looks like tiny barnicles almost, holes about the size of pencil lead, coral or just part of the rock? About 90% of the rock is Fiji, the other 10% starts with a "T", dont remember the name.

I'm exciting to start stacking rock here in the next dayor so.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #17
 
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Also, can a moderator, or admin change the title of the thread to something like First Reef - 90 Gallon Journal

Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:08 PM   #18
 
I must say that I really like that tank! Looks good, and I like the black stand; I went with black as well. I am going through a cloudy tank right now, too. I dont know much about saltwater yet, but I am pretty sure the purple stuff is coraline algae, and it will continue to grow onto other rock. The aquascaping is very important process! If you are going reef, you need to think about how you are stacking rocks, and where you want to place certain corals. Also, take your time with the aquascaping and make it look as good as possible while maintaining a good strong structural base. You don't want any of the rocks collapsing later on down the road. Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:48 PM   #19
 
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on top of that you want to leave spaces and gaps in between the rocks for fish to swim/hide and water flow to get through and not have any debris build up
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:54 PM   #20
 
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Cool cool, thanks for the tips, Ill keep them in miind tomorrow when I start to scape it up some. I have a few smaller pieces, so hopefully I can get something I am kinda content with tomrrow, Ill def take my time, and make sure I like it. So far I am enjoying my venture into the saltwater world =)

and Thx for changing the title onefish2fish
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