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Old 09/02/2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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Follow my 90 build upgrade!!!! (Lot of Pics)

Finally upgrading the 46gal bow. Stand is almost complete, followed rocket's design. Needs some doors and stain ..









Should be picking up the tank tomorrow. Then i can start working on the canopy.

Equipment plans:
90gallon RR AGA
29gal sump/fuge
Octopus NW 150
Ocean runner 3500 return pump
4x54w t-5s, 2-96w actinic pcs
1 modded MJ1200
Koralia 1, will upgrade these later


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Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/02/2007, 10:07 PM   #2
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My latest 46gal pic... everything in here will be moved to the 90g



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Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/02/2007, 10:08 PM   #3
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Looks great!


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Old 09/03/2007, 12:03 AM   #4
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thanx novalid.
Stand is made of 2x4s #2 treated and is covered in poplar.


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Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/03/2007, 06:57 AM   #5
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Looks good. Keep the pics coming.


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Old 09/03/2007, 07:00 AM   #6
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Tagging along to watch the progress. I'll be getting a 90 soon.


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Old 09/03/2007, 09:13 AM   #7
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looks good. 90g's are the best! i upraded from a 29g and dont regret it. very goood tank to learn on for a future 210 or somethin


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Old 09/03/2007, 05:51 PM   #8
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Picked up the 90g ...

and the overflow kit



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Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/04/2007, 06:22 PM   #9
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Update...Put on some window tint on the back glass..

What i used...5% limo tint from walmart

Gonna get started on the canopy, but gotta deal with classes and work. So things are going slow.
Doors will probably be later, thinking of doing glass doors with a wood frame since almost everyone does just wood doors. Something a little different


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:15 AM   #10
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test filled the tank...no leaks


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/06/2007, 11:28 AM   #11
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Looking good so far!


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Old 09/06/2007, 11:34 AM   #12
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Nice progress... I am in the middle of the same build. Good luck and keep the pics coming.


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Old 09/07/2007, 12:33 AM   #13
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Looks good so far, What kind of lighting are you going to be using on the 90?


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Old 09/07/2007, 09:35 AM   #14
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thanx guys, lighting will be 4x54w t5s with 2x96w pcs. gonna work on the canopy this weekend


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/09/2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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weekend update:
ordered my lights from reefgeek.com
getting my RO/Di system thursday from thefilterguys
some yate loon computer fans coming in for the canopy
Mj mod from premium aquatic also coming in

And pics of what i've gotten done so far...
prestained

first coat of stain, used red mahogany

After 2nd coat, canopy sitting on top


Laquer will be put on tomorrow
Painted the inside with some white paint and siliconed the bottom edges to make it waterproof inside. Added a shelf as well... She's getting there...


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/09/2007, 10:29 PM   #16
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O yea lighting will be, back to front:

Aquablue t5
sun 6500 t5
actinic PCs
actinic PCs
blue + t5
Aquablue t5

t5s will be sitting about 8-9" above the water


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/10/2007, 05:18 PM   #17
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Got some stuff today, went to SamAsh to get my dj power strip, and my computer fans for the canopy came in...



O yea and finally got something in the tank



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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/11/2007, 02:00 PM   #18
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Do you guys think my t5 8" above the water will be too high??


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/13/2007, 10:16 PM   #19
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Got a lot done going into the weekend, hopefully she'll be in her right spot with saltwater next week, when i get my salt...

Made some doors for the cabinet, and the canopy is finished
Prestain


red mahogany



Ups also came and left some packages for me...


RO Unit in action...



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Old 09/13/2007, 10:17 PM   #20
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Mjmod in action, wow this mod makes a big difference in flow, highly recommend it, picked it up from premium aquatics..


And managed to hook up my 120mm canopy fans to some transformers..


Its getting there...Lights come tomorrow 320gallons worth of salt on Saturday (didnt know dr F&S ships on saturdays..nice to know).
Enjoy the pics Comments welcome....


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/14/2007, 10:17 AM   #21
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(didnt know dr F&S ships on saturdays..nice to know).
FedEx Home is a Tuesday - Saturday delivery.


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Old 09/15/2007, 12:50 AM   #22
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Got my lights today, finished up laquering the canopy and doors, some more pics...
from this

to this..

Everything together finally, not in its final spot though



Color is pretty close to real life color, still need to add my pc actinics to the canopy, still on the 46g so that'll probably be later on. These lights are incredibly bright. 216w t5 compared to my 192w pcs blow the pcs out of the water. There really is no comparison actually, i get nauseous even just staring right at the bulbs for a while. Probably not the best idea.
Bulb layout (front to back):
ati aquablue
ati sun pro
(actinic pcs, not shown in pics)
(actinic pcs, not shown in pics)
giesmann actinic +
ati aqua blue

Hopefully i can get a lot more done tomorrow, Canes game though against fiu . Any comments/suggestions/ideas post em up, it'll help me out. Thanx for looking


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Click on my red house to see my 90g RR tank :) Tons of pictures, tons... Click!!!

Current Tank Info: 90g AGA Reef Ready, 6x54w T5s w/ SLRs, 29g Sump/fuge, OR 2500 Return, Octopus NW150, 2 x TLF Phosban Reactor, Koralia #1, #4, MJ Modded
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Old 09/15/2007, 04:44 AM   #23
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Looking good so far. I have the same tank. Great job on the stand and canopy I took the easy way out and bought one. Why use the pc actinics? Am I right you are only running 4 t5's? I'm no lighting expert but that doesn't sound like enough if you plan in sps.. I don't think the pc's will help. Poor penetration. What are you using for a sump / fuge / return pump / skimmer ect?


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Old 09/15/2007, 07:35 AM   #24
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Very nice build...


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Old 09/16/2007, 09:41 AM   #25
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thanx for the comments
rkelman, yep its only 4x54w t5s. But i'm using individual SLR reflectors which are suppose to penetrate the water pretty well. I have seen tanks in the t5 only thread that has SPS with a few bulb setup and are doing great. Forgot who but he has a 4x54w setup over his 75g and his corals look great. So i figured since the 90 is only taller than the 75 i would be able to place the corals midway to the top and they should be fine, sps that is. Pc actinics are mainly for color supplmentation, i like the purplish look these lights bring out.

Sump will be a 29 gallon i picked up yesterday, fuge will hold a dsb and cheatomorpha, and for the return pump i'm gonna stick with my Ocean Runner 2500, and the skimmer will be my sucky coralife superskimmer 65 for a little bit till a couple paychecks later so I can get my Octo NW-200.


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