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Thread: Chris' 90G reef

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    Update time :) :) :)

    Glass collected today. I had to drain down the tank alot to remove the front brace on the stand to take the sump out.



    Had a right old time playing with the silicone, especially trying to build the top part which sticks out the top and will house the scrubber!!!



    The glazier unfortunately did one of the pieces a bit small (150mm lol) however I can work with it so its ok :)

    All done though and will leave to dry 48hrs while I fit the carpet and move the tank etc ready to set it all up on thursday night!




    Can't wait :) :) :)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    Looks like some good progress Chris

    Removing that brace must have been a pain to do.

    Are you re-framing the stand, or are your going to just replace the brace ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. #23

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    I just screwed the brace back in, had to lift the weight of the glass tank, about 30lbs of rock, sand and about 20G of water with one hand to get the brace back into position though lmao

    I'm getting my friend round to help me move the tank on Weds night so he can lift it for me to remove and replace the brace again. Not doing that myself again... no way!
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  4. #24

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    Another Quick update...

    Power points added to the back of the stand,



    I've made up waterproof connections for below the sump height just incase!!!


    Heres the sump in all its glory, looks like a franken sump lol



    Heres where my power will come out,



    And as you can see, the new carpet is here..... I've not received my kicker/strecher yet so couldn't fit it though Grrrrr. 2-3 days delivery my ***!

    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

  5. #25

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    All excitement in the Fraser household tonight,



    The fridge has never looked so clean, thank you muchly wife O mine xxx


    Added condensation trays to parts of the sump, will cut holes for my inlet and outlet into them. Some collection of evaporation is better than nothing lol



    Anyway, plan now is that iff my carpet fitting tool arrives tomorrow I will fit the carpet straight after work, start draining the tank, collect her from work, collect my mate on the way home, we'll move the tank, fit the sump, refill and start the transfer.

    If the tool doesn't arrive I'm going to fit only the area where the tank will sit and still set the sump etc up., just won't transferr the stock incase I need to drain down for any reason lol
    I can fit the rest of the room with the tank there, just means the 3x2 area under the tank won't have been streched, no biggie until the tank moves then car just lift and adjust the carpet then :)

    Chris
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    I like the condensation tray idea.

    I might have to try your idea out for myself
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I often wonder why people don't use glass lids for their sumps, and in a lot of cases, their display tanks. Surely it would save a lot of condensation escaping. I have glass lids on my 55 fw and there is always a lot of water pooling on the lids. I would hate for that to be escaping into the room.

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    Temperature control is the main reason for not using lids Taz.

    I'm going to run mine with the lids most of the year but in July/Aug/Sept I'm going to remove the ones in the sump just incase.
    I've got Glass lids for the tank too and will prob be using one or both of them.

    If the room hits over 30deg then condensation is the only thing thats gonna stop a spike in the tank.

    the other 9 months of the year I'm gonna save myself a fair bit of topup lol
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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    Fair call. I didn't think about that. There would only be about 3 times a year that we got over 30 degrees. Lol.
    Last edited by TazManiac; 05-18-2011 at 10:29 AM.

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    same here lmao
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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