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Old 06/12/2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Smile KristyS96's 90g tank build

My long awaited (at least by me) tank build.

Just got the stand in today. I ordered from this guy on ebay. VERY nice quality stand, but it took about a month to get it to me. If you're willing to have patience, it's most definitely worth the wait.

Here's some pics.. unfinished, but will be stained/sealed this weekend.

Shipping container.. pretty nice packaging, but a pain to get into.


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Old 06/12/2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Good luck with the upgrade and keep us posted with tanks progress.


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Old 06/15/2009, 10:21 AM   #3
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Sooo.. small hitch in the plan..

Looking at my tank last night, I found a small crack where it looked like the tank had been hit by something. The crack is between the joint of 2 panes of glass. The silicon seal on the inside of the tank is not disturb and the crack does not protrude any further than the thickness of the glass. Not sure what I can do, if anything, to fix it.

Anyone have any ideas? I'll post pictures this evening when I get home.


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Old 06/15/2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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Ok.. here's a picture of the crack. I talked the owner of my LFS and he didn't think it would be an issue since the crack does go anywhere past the seam. Any other opinions?

This is from the front of the tank...


This one is from the side.. you can see where I tried to put some silicon in there, but the crack is too narrow.




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Old 06/15/2009, 07:48 PM   #5
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Stand

Got a pic of the stand after a coat of stain. The door on the left is only one coat in.. the door on the right is after 3.



Just for reference.. here they are before...





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Old 06/16/2009, 08:17 AM   #6
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Old 06/16/2009, 08:31 AM   #7
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I would not worry about that chip.


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Old 06/16/2009, 02:36 PM   #8
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It seems to be more than just a chip. The picture isn't all that great, but I'm having a hard time getting a good one. I got an email back from the glass guy and he said he wouldn't trust it with water.. but he could also just be trying to get me to buy a new tank from him.


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Old 06/16/2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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And while I'm here.. question..

Can I, or would it be advisable, to run multiple reactors from a closed loop system? Like, if I wanted to run carbon and phospate remover... could I string them together somehow and use a closed loop system to feed them?

May be a silly question, but it was just a random thought.


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Old 06/16/2009, 08:49 PM   #10
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Old 06/16/2009, 09:28 PM   #11
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Well you know it's not tempered glass. I've seen and have had plenty of chipped corners on tanks. Depending on the run who knows which way will go. If it's a new tank, I'd return it.


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Old 06/16/2009, 10:22 PM   #12
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Unfortunately, it's not a new tank.. but the crack is most definitely new and I have no idea how it got there.

Ah well.. think I'm gonna go with acrylic this time.. scratches a little easier, but it's easier to drill and I don't have to worry about cracks. I guess this gives me PLENTY of time to finish my stand.


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Old 06/17/2009, 09:18 PM   #13
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nice, its threads like this that make me miss my 75g. and like the pic, boston terrier?


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Old 06/18/2009, 09:40 AM   #14
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It is, but not mine.. just something I saw on the web and thought was really cute.


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Old 06/21/2009, 12:49 AM   #15
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Small hitch in the plan guys.. I'm on crutches and have some stitches on the bottom of my foot... seems that screws on a boat's swim platform don't mix well with the bottom of feet.

On a brighter note... just order my new tank today from glasscages.com. Should be picking it up this week, but won't be able to really work on it until about 10 days from now... when crutches and stitches are gone. Booo!


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Old 06/21/2009, 07:31 AM   #16
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As to your reactor questio.....

You can definitely run a pair but I'd recommend running them in parallel instead of in series. This way you can run different flow rates for different medias. As to running them in a closed loop, just make sure to have proper valving that you can remove them from the system to maintain them. If you use the TLF phosban reactors, make sure to clamp the elbows onto the top so they don't pop off and dump your tank concents.

Good luck on the foot recovery.

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Old 06/21/2009, 02:01 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info Hans. Glad you said something about clamps.. totally forgot to put those on.

Foot is doing ok.. ice is my friend Here's a non-gruesome pic for those interested..




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Old 06/21/2009, 02:46 PM   #18
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good thinking about scrapping the chipped tank. it would not be cool to go through all the setup just to have a leak spring and kill all of your colonies/fishes. (yes fishes is a word )


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Old 06/21/2009, 10:19 PM   #19
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I really hate to scrap it, but I just don't know that I'd be comfortable with it sitting in my living room.

Ah well.. new should be here this week.


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Old 06/21/2009, 10:24 PM   #20
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Bulk Reef Supply makes a dual reactor that's popular. It's really well built & priced very reasonably. I have a new one sitting in the closet.

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/Carbon...duct_info.html


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Old 08/18/2009, 10:45 PM   #21
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We're getting this show back on the road!!

Foot is healed and new tank is here. 90 gallon, acrylic this time. I've cheated and already drilled it and attached the overflow. I'll post some pics tomorrow before I drill for the closed loop. I'm going for something like the closed loop in this system (minus the cracked tank ).. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6...d-114817.html. Picture is about 3/4 of the way down the page.

Anyone see anything wrong or have suggestions?


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Old 08/22/2009, 01:57 PM   #22
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It's drilled!!

Took the time today to finish the drilling job for the closed loop. Will be getting my pump today so hopefully I can finish up the plumbing tomorrow.

First 2 holes (1.5 in outlets) for the closed loop


After it's all done.. 9 holes in total



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Old 08/22/2009, 02:10 PM   #23
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Old 08/22/2009, 05:16 PM   #24
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Acrylic with a frame built like a glass tank?


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Old 08/22/2009, 05:20 PM   #25
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Quote:
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Acrylic with a frame built like a glass tank?
Under that bracing is an acrylic frame as well.


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