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Old 08-28-2008, 09:10 PM
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As Big As I Can Go: My 75g Upgrade

This is an upgrade that has been in the works for a while while I have slowly collected the things I need for it. I'm using the same equipment that I purchased for my 29g/40Br set ups, so I know I'm going to be pushing the limits of some of my equipment. For the first time, I have a very specific mental idea of what i want my tank to look like when I am finished.

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- 75g AGA tank, drilled through the bottom for drain and return with corner glass overflow
- AquaC EV 120 skimmer (I'll be looking for a 180 for sale, I think) powered with a Mag 5
- ViaAqua return pump (will upgrade to a quietone, I think)
- 2 maxijet mods for circulation
- Pacific Coast 1/10 HP chiller
- 2 x 175w SE Ushio 14K MH
- 2 phosban reactors for GAC and GFO
- either my 40Br for the sump or a 20L

Livestock: Fish
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- Blue-Green Chromis (Chromis viridis) (1)
- Pylei Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus pylei) (2 - m/f)
- Tail-Spot Blenny (Escenius stigmatura) (1)
- Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) (1)
- Purple Firefish (Nemateleotris decora) (1)
- Spotfin Butterfly (Chaetodon ocellatus) (3)
- Lamarck Angel (Genicanthus lamarkii) (1 - f)

... plus I might like to add ...
- Male Lamarck Angel (Genicanthus lamarkii) ?
- A pair of false percula clowns - tank raised (Amphipiron ocellaris) ?

Livestock: Coral
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I am currently keeping a mixed reef. I would like to allow the things I have to grow out into larger colonies rather than having a greater diversity in my tank. I particularly like the look of the acropora stags and the plating montiporas for SPS and the bushy gorgonians and other softies that I have.
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29g Tank Log (ran 11/06 - 12/07)

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:11 PM
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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.


Old 08-28-2008, 09:16 PM
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I don't believe AGA makes corner overflows for a 75g anymore. It had a greater chance of failure with the hole in the corner vs hole off centered so they only make it off centered now. The same for 120's. Unless you get it custom made or find an old one....
Old 08-28-2008, 09:19 PM
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The tank was custom drilled with a custom overflow. I already have the tank with its original plumbing. I may try to take off the center brace and replace it with acrylic, but we'll see.
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The best advice I can give to any new reefer: FWE every frag you get.


Old 08-28-2008, 09:19 PM
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Looking forward to the picks Lissa.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:29 PM
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I'd re-think the quite one pump though, I have a pair of 4000s and when the power blinks they freeze up; no issues when the power goes out though. Everything else sounds great!
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:42 PM
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So from 29G --> 40G --> 75G

Next ??

75G --> 90G --> 120G

Good luck with your upgrade.
Old 08-29-2008, 07:30 AM
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Nah, I live in a studio apartment. A 4ft tank is all I have room for, and I can't afford to buy new equipment so a 75 is about as big as I can go with the equipment I have. This is it unless I win the lottery and move.
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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.


Old 08-29-2008, 08:37 AM
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Depending on your lighting, what other means of cooling you are going to use and how cold you keep your apartment I think you might want to upsize that chiller. I run a 1/4 hp on a 72 bowfront and I think that is almost it's max, though my apartment does retains heat.
Old 08-29-2008, 09:04 AM
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I know I'll be pushing it a little with the chiller, but it should be okay. I keep my apartment well airconditioned in the summer and the chiller doesn't flip on too often on my 40
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Reef tanks are a cruel mistress.

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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