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      01-04-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Arrow ► Official: Salt Water Fish Tank Thread

anyone here have a salt water fish tank? would love to see some of your setups .

thinking about getting this to get started, thoughts?

for supplies and equip marine depot or salt water fish seem to have good prices.
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I think "shopvac"? Has a really nice setup.

I'm still a noob, but I have a 90gal mixed reef, 30gal sump, coralife skimmer, couple hydor power heads, current-USA 48" 6-bulb T5 fixture, maybe 50lbs live rock, 3-4" sand bed. Several corals and 12 or 13 fish. I don't have any pics worth sharing.... It's a work in progress.

I want to upgrade my sump to a refugium, my lights to led (kessil perhaps), and my power heads to vortech mp40's.

I bought my setup used from a guy that owns an aquarium maintenance business.
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Wife just picked me up a moon light controller that mimics the 29 day lunar phase and some Hanna test equipment for calcium, alk, and phosphates.

Other than that, I just got a new Reeflo Snapper pump, but I need to redo my sump to drill in some 2" lines coming out. So a lower overhaul is coming soon.

This was my 90 back in the day...which was an LPS dominant mixed reef


To see much of the progression between the 90 and 200, I have this site (which needs updated)
.......http://primepittsburgh.com/reef1.htm.......

Shot of the display


From the room today...


Fishroom (from original conversion)


With added manifold


YT tour of the fishroom



Current specs on the unit...

Water Tanks
220G Marineland Dimensions display
90G AGA sump with refugium
42G RODI holding bin
35G RODI water top off
42G Salt water mixing bin
37G AGA quarantine tank
6 stage RODI

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GenX70 pump (upgrading to Reeflo Snapper)
ASM G4 Skimmer
MRC CR-2 Calcium Reactor
....5lb CO2
....Milwaukee SMS MC122 pH controller
....Milwaukee regulator
Aquatic Systems Design Kalc reactor
Precision Marine Nitrate reactor
Phosban 550 Phosphate reactor

Lighting
4 X Blueline LED strips
2 Taotronics LED pendants
3 X 250W ICQ Metal Halide pendants
6x2 moonlight pods

Tank flow
2 X Tunze 6105
2 X Marineland MaxJet converted high flows connected to APC UPS
Ultra V UV sterilizer with a Mag Drive 7 pump - closed loop

Controller
Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper Elite Net Controller
....3 X PC4 power supplies
....Net Controller
....Advanced Pump Controller (Tunze)
....Moon Light Controller (pods)
....SL1 - controls water levels, pH, Temp, and ORP
....Reeftronics web notification

I've been getting more into the SPS coral...unfortunately, I had another small crash with the system when I tried to kill off some flat worms. Some of the coral did not make it through

hl0m4n - let me know if you have any questions...I'll help you where I can. Reef Central is an excellent forum for help as well.
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I want to start a 180 gallon FOWLR.
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Damn. All you're missing is a flux capacitor and a tetryon particle generator.
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Wife just picked me up a moon light controller that mimics the 29 day lunar phase and some Hanna test equipment for calcium, alk, and phosphates.

Other than that, I just got a new Reeflo Snapper pump, but I need to redo my sump to drill in some 2" lines coming out. So a lower overhaul is coming soon.

I've been getting more into the SPS coral...unfortunately, I had another small crash with the system when I tried to kill off some flat worms. Some of the coral did not make it through

hl0m4n - let me know if you have any questions...I'll help you where I can. Reef Central is an excellent forum for help as well.
wow, I visited your website and went through your entire renovation process. Great job!
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I just got a new Reeflo Snapper pump
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My previous setup I had for @ 5yrs.
90 gallon saltwater & residents :









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man i'd love to someday get a saltwater tank. looks very high maintenance.
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OP,

Look at a larger tank. As odd as it sounds, it will make your life easier. Pick the right equipment the first time, you will be happy you did.

I have gone from a 29G to a 125G in the last 19 months.
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just snapped a couple pictures of my retarded clownfish. I give them the anemone, they choose not to use it. I've even tried holding a picture of a clown in some anemone up the the glass, yet nothing. They'll host anything but...



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You guys ever watch that show Tanked? They do some cool designs, but I can only imagine how many fish they kill by filling a new tank and stocking it right away. I'm sure the stuff they do for the show is just for the show and that the last minute crisises are for added drama.
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You guys ever watch that show Tanked? They do some cool designs, but I can only imagine how many fish they kill by filling a new tank and stocking it right away. I'm sure the stuff they do for the show is just for the show and that the last minute crisises are for added drama.
I've seen a couple of their tanks on ebay for that very reason. Then some of the buyers don't realize how expensive maintenance companies are. Once your tank is up and running it isn't bad. I spend about an hour a week on it and then 5 to 10 minutes a day feeding and observing.

Check out premiumaquatics.com for dry goods. They are local to me and by far the best prices.
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You guys ever watch that show Tanked? They do some cool designs, but I can only imagine how many fish they kill by filling a new tank and stocking it right away.
From what I read...they have some chemical that can do an instant cycle on the tank, which makes it safe for the fish.

I'll watch the show to see what they are doing...but I'm not a fan of the fake coral bit. I bet all those ornaments they put in the tank gets a healthy coat of slime after 2 months.
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