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    My 14 year old daughter Anna, and myself, are setting up a 90G tank. She currently has a 20G on her dresser, so this is our first big tank. It's been a fun project so far. We have the tank and stand bought. We picked it up locally off Craigslist. It was previously a saltwater reef setup. I have removed the overflow, but will be using the two bottom bulkheads for a clean canister installation.




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    The first order of business was to prepair a home for the tank. My basement is drywalled, but not finished. Last week I got it mudded, and today I got it painted. Anna wanted a "Sea Blue". All I can say is Wow! Lol. I also managed to get all the tank plumbing mostly done today was well. I'll be drilling an air bleed in the top of the return line. When I want to do a PWC, I'll simply plug that hole and open the drain. Tomorrow I'll be running the drain line and painting the pipes in the tank black.








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    I use the same canister on my 65g as well as an internal filter. It's a good canister, if a little difficult to prime.

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    Looking good so far, it appears like you know what you're doing. A couple things to watch out for is the type of paint you use on the pipes, make sure it isn't toxic. Also, and I'm sure most of the members on here would agree with me is to use Prime to treat and dechlorinate your water. Don't forget to cycle your tank!

    Great choice on the air pump btw, you won't be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliaaahx View Post
    I use the same canister on my 65g as well as an internal filter. It's a good canister, if a little difficult to prime.
    Nah, that's just a knack. let it fill by itself and it's easy to start.

    @blsnelling: So, will it be salty again?

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    Dutchie, I'll invite you over next time I need to prime mine then because it manages to make me scream with frustration every time! Not to mention I can't find good instructions on how to prime it ANYWHERE.

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    OK, well only because OP also has a classic.

    http://www.eheimna.com/faqs/faqQuestionAnswer/9

    this works!

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    I really like the look of the stand and canopy
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    looks like a nice tight setup to play with. best of luck with your new project! I'm sure the next question is what species do you have your eye on?
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    Outstanding plumbing and really nice tank - hope the tank doesn't force you to complete the basement in order to match it!
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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