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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default thefishgirl 75g display build

    Several months ago, I bought a used 75g display tank and stand. I just started setting it up today (finally!!!). I added the sand and water..ran it through a test. Unfortunately, I have a couple of leaks with the PVC where there is a connector. Tank is empty now. I just got back from the hardware store with the remedy (I hope). Hopefully, I will have t it up and running later tonight.

    Here's a pic of the tank while I'm emptying it.
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    Default Nice size tank!!

    What fun! Setting up a new tank. All of the possibilities. Have fun with all that. While you are working on things, you might want to consider cutting out a rectangle out of the rear of the canopy. Leave four or six inches on each corner and open up the back. You will get a lot more air in there and you can mount those computer fans to blow over the T5s and over the water surface. If you have a chiller, you may certainly disregard this suggestion. HA

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    Yahoo for you TFG!! Can't wait to see what you do with it-any ideas what ya wanna keep?
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    nice tank.

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    Looks like a nice start! Will be following this build for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNemesis View Post
    What fun! Setting up a new tank. All of the possibilities. Have fun with all that. While you are working on things, you might want to consider cutting out a rectangle out of the rear of the canopy. Leave four or six inches on each corner and open up the back. You will get a lot more air in there and you can mount those computer fans to blow over the T5s and over the water surface. If you have a chiller, you may certainly disregard this suggestion. HA
    The entire length of the top is actually open. I know you can't see if from this angle. There is also a fan ... of course at the wall end! But I did leave 4-5 inches between the wall and tank, so at least it will be able to provide circulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Yahoo for you TFG!! Can't wait to see what you do with it-any ideas what ya wanna keep?
    I want to keep things alive! LOL Definitely zoas and chalice as they are my favorites. I'll probably do some SPS on the higher reaches, and some LPS as well. Not entirely sure about fish, but planning on at least a pr of clowns, a six line wrasse, mandarin, yellow watchman goby, a long-nose hawk fish, blennies, etc. (Maybe I'm a little more sure about fish than I thought I was!) Plus the garden variety clean up crew.

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    nice tank.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by binford4000 View Post
    Looks like a nice start! Will be following this build for sure
    Thanks!

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I've added some rock, snails, and hermits. I will be adding more rock over the week. Taking some from my 300g system. Based on the gorilla crab incident, all of that will dipped before being added. I also added a branch of green zoas. They seem to be doing very nicely.

    And on the left side, the gorilla crab is in the vase.

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I wanted to provide a little more information about this set up.
    As mentioned, I bought this tank used several months ago from a Captive Reefs member.

    The basic specs are:
    75g glass aquarium
    Metal Halide 150w x2
    T5HO 54w x2 are visible -- these are NOT being used (the plan right now does not include these)
    4 way return - Mag 9.5 - alternating current using a SCWD
    Underneath it all - a 29g 3-chamber sump

    Additional plans include:
    Add a Koralia powerhead (or two)
    Upgrade to LED (currently testing LED set up on my 300g -- so far, so good)

    I welcome comments, suggestions, ideas or general questions (that I probably can't answer! LOL)

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    Awesome tank.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Sounds great TFG! That crab gives me the willys-doesn't look none to happy about its new digs either lol-on another note I'm thinking you should go with a couple of mp40w ES I finally got me an Mp10es and love it!!
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