Jump to content

75 gallon... 2 years and finally DONE!


SuperNan79
 Share

Recommended Posts

I finished it!  The 75 gallon has been up and running since  September and now had fish and coral being added slowly but progress is definitely being made.

 

Tank:

75 gallon glass

coast to coast overflow

BeanAnimal overflow

LocLine returns

Eshopps RS-200 sump (w/cheato, dragon's breath and 2 mangroves)

Danner Mag 9.5 return pump

RemoraC Pro skimmer (back up- online)

MRC-2 Protein skimmer (main- offline... pump failure)

Phosphate reactor (with 'Ultra-Phos .04')

Finnex 200 watt titanium heater (main)

Jager 150 watt glass heater (backup)

 

Stand:

2x4 engineered frame

Pine skin w/ ebony stain then sanded (to look like blue pine- which is gray)

barn door style cabinet doors

hood has yet to be finished

 

Lighting:

1 x 165 watt evergrow full spectrum LED

1 x EcoRay 60D

**light don't match due to operational failure in each of the corresponding light of the sets**

 

Livestock:

FISH-

1 x mated pair of oscellaris clownfish

1 x male tomato clown

1 x blue/green chromi

1 x engineer/convict goby

1 x blue eyed anthias

1 x possum wrasse

1 x cleaner shrimp

2 x blue legged hermits

1 x scarlet hermit

1 x long spined urchine

 

CORAL-

green monti

red/orange monti

mind blowing palys

magician? palys

unknown paly's

eagle eye zoas

candy apple zoas

red mushrooms

blue w/teal striped mushrooms

devils hand leather

green polyp leather

african green tree leather (nepthea)

tricolor bubble tip anemone

kenya tree

green star polyps

multi color acans (didn't get a name)

benjamin favia

duncan coral

purple ?something?

half alive lobo

giganto green and purp fuzzy mushroom

2 ricordias

 

****and yes, I realize that most of these are soft corals that aren't as attractive to a lot of people- but I happen to like them and my tank is still balancing out so they're the best bet for survival.  I am adding the LPS from my cube slowly but don't want to lose them by just tossing them in a new tank***

 

It doesn't look like there's much in there because everything is small by comparison to the scale of the rockwork- but it will grow in!  I'd rather have great grown out pieces than a gazillion little pieces (oh, and plus I can't really afford any more coral for the next few years until I finish school, lol)

 

Working on pics... will post tomorrow- they're coming up SUPER tiny.  I'll post the tiny ones anyways...

147eda7f-e99a-4a31-8e87-e624075b6a61_zps

11056844_10205277953841732_1831264449_n_

10403581_10205234328111116_6334395816086

11034228_10205234327511101_7876393078997

11064746_10205234327071090_5047352810009

11037638_10205234328631129_5827170465706

Link to comment
Share on other sites

THANKS!  I think I have a before pic... lemme see-

37E85055-46BC-4D8C-AD6B-6A30EA6194FA_zps

I took off the heavy 1/2" plywood and replaced it with lighter weight pine boards.  I wanted blue pine but it was too expensive so I went to the outlet lumber place here and we found super cheap boards that had a lot of knots and wane (which I love).

The husband got me my own power tools for valentine's day :-) a chop saw (miter saw?) and a reciprical saw.  He helped put all the boards I cut on the frame and i did the doors on my own.  It took another 6 months after the stand was finished before I did the doors, lol.  I still need to add more height and a door to the hood- designing is challenging since I've never done wood work before and have to really think for a while when cutting angles and lengths so I don't screw up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very nice! You have a good start to your zoa collection! Softies are a great way to start! It keeps things much simpler and they do look good! You sontbhavr to worry about dosing calcium and mag and they tolerate parameter swings much better! Beth and I maibtained the pioneer school tank only with once a month water changes and it did great!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...