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Old 04-23-2007, 09:23 PM
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Lissa's 40BR upgrade!

Despite saying I was totally happy with my tank and that I would never, ever want to upgrade ....

I decided to upgrade.

I have my reasons:
1) I want to be able to keep clams and some SPS
2) I want to give my livestock some room to spread out by increasing surface area and not water volume
3) I've hated my crushed coral substrate since I put it in. I want sand!

My current set up is:

29g drilled AGA w/ 10g sump
AquaC EV 120 run by Mag 5
Eheim 1250 return pump
Pacific Coast 1/10 HP chiller powered by a ViaAqua
2 x 65w PC, 1 10K 1 actinic
2g (ish) ghetto bucket fuge powered by mag 1.5
approx. 40lbs LR
crushed coral substrate
2 MJ 900 and 1 small ViaAqua on Tsunami wavemaker
TLF Phosban reactor w/ phosban

My new set up is:

40br drilled AGA internal overflow w/ 10g sump
AquaC EV 120 Skimmer
Pacific Coast 1/10 HP chiller
Blue Line 40 HD-X external pump
2 x 175w Ushio 14K (I think) MH w/ 36" PFO Parallel Reflector
2 x 65w PC actinic supplementation
Blueline dual electronic ballast
ACjr.
8g ghetto bucket fuge
approx. 50 lbs LR
ESV fine grade aragonite sand
flow to be determined .. maybe a Seio?
2 TLF reactors - 1 phosban, 1 carbon
DIY ATO system

By running everything off of one pump, I'm hoping to make the whole system more efficient. By having my fuge as a separate container in a jerry-rigged bucket, it makes it easy to either add or remove it from my system.

I am hoping to make the switch very soon.

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Old 04-23-2007, 10:32 PM
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hey lissa . what a nice equipment for 40 b. very solid plan. i made a switch from 30 to 40. and i love the space it gave me and my live stock
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:17 PM
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Well done.
Can't wait to see pics.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:21 PM
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I'm digging the clear bulkheads.

can't wait to see the tank set up.
I'll donate some SPS for the tank warming
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:05 AM
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Thanks everyone! I've tried to really think this through now that I know a lot more about reefkeeping than when I set up my 29.

Jon -
Yeah, I'm digging the clear bulkheads too. The tank is courtesy HOF since we cracked the first one I bought.
I'll have to check your tank thread and do a little shopping.
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29g Tank Log (ran 11/06 - 12/07)

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:23 AM
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Best wishes Lissa!! I love that tank already, I can only imagine how beautiful it is going to be once your done with it..

By the way did I get to meet you at the frag swap? I met so many people I kinda lost track. Are you the young lady who bought the skimmer from HOL?
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:26 AM
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welcome to the 40br club!

i liked mine so much i got a 65g. same footprint just taller.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:29 AM
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Nice, Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:46 PM
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Best wishes Lissa!! I love that tank already, I can only imagine how beautiful it is going to be once your done with it..

By the way did I get to meet you at the frag swap? I met so many people I kinda lost track. Are you the young lady who bought the skimmer from HOL?
Thanks Awilda. No, we did not meet at the frag swap - I bought my skimmer from fritz a while ago. I'm sure we'll have an opportunity to meet one of these days!
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My 75g Tank (ran 9/08 - 10/09)
40br Upgrade (ran 12/07 - 9/08)
29g Tank Log (ran 11/06 - 12/07)

The best advice I can give to any new reefer: FWE every frag you get.


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Old 04-24-2007, 12:55 PM
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Bruce

enjoy, Im certain your tank will flourish. I would give you Bruce, but I think Jordana would get upset. He would do so well in your tank - HAHA. Seriously though, I'm going to go to Greenwich aquaria within the next month. PM me if you are interested in a ride.
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