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90 gallon slow and steady build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by neil82, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Do you have 20 longs?
     
  2. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yup

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  3. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    yikes, but glad the crack didn't result in the tank water all over your floor
     
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  4. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've got a 20 long also.
     
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  5. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Well shoot, now I'm thinking I should march my happy ass back to the store get back $40 lol
     
  6. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I am in loveland. Will be around wed night.

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  7. SkyShark

    SkyShark Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Any idea what caused the crack?


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  8. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Most likely my fault. I think it happened the last time I changed filter sock. Probably from exerting pressure on that back panel when monkeying around with the filter sock holder.
     
  9. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have a nice adhi acrylic that would fix that! How much room do ya have?
     
  10. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have 30x12 footprint or thereabouts
     
  11. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    This is becoming a bit of an experiment. I still have the temporary 10 gallon sump in place. No skimmer. Sump has some some live rock rubble and ceramic media in it. Corals seem to be doing better under these conditions. Not in any hurry to get new sump and skimmer back online.
     
  12. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    I pulled my skimmer out of my 58g as the softies really loved the "dirtier" water. sounds like your system is happy! did you up the flow too?
     
  13. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have not made any changes with flow.
     
  14. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    That was my issue that then lead to an epic battle with hair algae. So just discount double check to make sure you have adequate flow!
     
  15. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Are you referring to the flow within display or flow/turn over through the sump?
    I know exactly what you're talking about with the discount double check though. ;)
     
  16. scmountain

    scmountain Copepod

    Display, your sump doesn't see much light I would guess.
    discouuuuunt daaaaaahhhhhble check
     
  17. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    That makes sense. Thanks for bringing up your experience with taking skimmer off a system. I'll be watching for signs of excess nutrients in the tank. I think the bio load is manageable for now without the skimmer. I'll turn up the MP40s if I see any algae growth.
     
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  18. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Still rolling with the 10 gallon sump no skimmer. Need to get new sump put together. 20190626_152247-1600x1200.jpg 20190626_150722-1600x1200.jpg
     
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  19. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have a 20 gallon. Laying around

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  20. neil82

    neil82 Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Updated pics. Still running without a skimmer. It's been 3 months now. 20190908_095056-1600x1200.jpg 20190908_095219-1200x1600.jpg 20190908_095305-1600x1200.jpg 20190908_095349-1600x1200.jpg 20190908_095404-1600x1200.jpg
     
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