View Full Version : A real tank after over a year!


JessPete
03-07-2009, 10:31 PM
Well, I consider our 90G a real tank now! No more wet/dry sump rated for a 75 gallon tank. Mixed in some SPS and a couple of gorgeous LPS among some softies. Gonna upload some pics, but I just have a point and shoot and the halides were out, so imagine everything ten times as pretty! lol Almost everything thatís not a softie is a frag or small colony. Weíre looking forward to watching the growth!

Current fishies: (All came from Blue Planet except GSM maroon, inherited with tank)
Yellow tang,
regal tang,
gold striped maroon clown hosting a GBTA,
15" snowflake eel, (Bulwinkle, but should be bulldozer the way he plows through food!)
4" blue jaw trigger, (My two year old son appropriately named Batman)
green wrasse, (Jose)
2" dragon goby

Only inverts besides snails (and coral :P ) : (all Blue Planet)
blue spot sea hare,
fighting conch,
coco worm, and one huge arse feather duster that seems to have a double crown now.

Softies: spaghetti leather, cabbage leather, rhodactis (brown and green), some other mushrooms (purple and brown and lumpy, bright red, frilly bright green) some brown and green polyps (soon to be sold, but still spreading), a little xenia on one rock, a little gsp on same rock. A few pretty zoa frags that will move to nano one they've grown.

LPS: Bright green brain (3-4"), (Blue Planet)
red and green open brain (2"), (Aquatic Pets)
small branching octopus frogspawn (Keen Reef),
two heads of the prettiest hammer coral I've seen,
frogspawn, (Akopley, I think)
large green goniopora (almost a year!), (Blue Planet)
3" purple/blue pagoda cup, (Blue Planet)
30 or so heads of green candycane (Jessezm)

SPS:
Very pretty pink pocci (Creation)
Hyacinth birdsnest (Keen Reef)
pink birdsnest, (Creation for 15 bucks! HUGE frag!)
tri colored valida (Jin)
orange digitata (Einsteinís)
Perry's acro (from Todd for free! Thanks!)
ORA green birdsnest (Chauwall)
Orange/green monti cap (Einsteinís)
yellow porites, maze, and another monti cap from frag meeting

Equipment:

We pulled out the wet/dry 75, that did very well for us for almost a year until we increased bio load. Made a new sump from a 30 long we got from Kirru. This was our first DIY project on the tank. One baffle leaked twice, everything else has held for three days now. The plumbing leaked the first night, but after much cursing, Rich got that worked out last night. MR-1 skimmer pulling poop. Bought this baby from Seedless Reefer. He mentioned that it was the first piece of equipment he had that made him feel like he had real quality piece of equipment. Heís right. This baby makes me feel like a real reefer. Sump is running three compartments with a sand / chaeto fuge. We need to get a higher rated return pump, but that can wait for just a second.

Curing another 20 lbs of live rock in an extra tank. We got this free from Blue Planet when it was pulled out of a clientís tank. There are a couple of really pretty pieces that I plan to swap out for some rock in the display.


Pictures uploading!

JessPete
03-07-2009, 10:35 PM
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/mushroom.jpg

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P1300267.jpg

Seedless Reefer
03-07-2009, 10:35 PM
Looks like a tank! congrats and good luck with it.

JessPete
03-07-2009, 10:36 PM
No longer have this nem, it's currently for sale by Rostato and much greener!

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/PB200340.jpg

JessPete
03-07-2009, 10:40 PM
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/frags/stockedfragrack.jpg

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/frags/Feb09062.jpg

Frag rack - I plan to plumb a 10 gallon frag tank into system and use a halide pendant for a frag tank.

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/frags/Feb09055.jpg

LeeS
03-07-2009, 10:45 PM
That's a good looking tank

Linda Lee
03-07-2009, 10:46 PM
:thumbs: Looking good...!!!

JessPete
03-07-2009, 10:50 PM
Oh, I'm not done yet, baby! lol I just have a SUPER slow connection. Wish the trigger would come out long enough for a pic.

JessPete
03-07-2009, 11:03 PM
Best looking pic yet! Nevermind redeye

http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070002.jpg

Smoothie
03-07-2009, 11:04 PM
Nice! Would love to see a pic of those trumpets wide open after a fish feeding.

JessPete
03-07-2009, 11:11 PM
<img src="http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070064.jpg" alt="" />

<img src="http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070060.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><br />
<img src="http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070038.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />15 bucks from Creation<br />
<img src="http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070045.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070007.jpg" alt="" />


http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070014-1.jpg

Seedless Reefer
03-07-2009, 11:14 PM
Look at that skimmer skim!

JessPete
03-07-2009, 11:19 PM
That was just for you!

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 7:59 AM
I like the bottles in the door-no digging through looking for a certain thing-nice tnk too-BTW

coolsurf
03-08-2009, 8:07 AM
Real nice tank and stand setup. Well planned out! Keep up the good work! :up:

BASSCYN
03-08-2009, 8:21 AM
Most certainly a REAL tank.

Looks great!!!!:up:

Linda Lee
03-08-2009, 10:30 AM
http://i381.photobucket.com/albums/oo257/fish1344/P3070014-1.jpg

First saw this and thought "wow... TWO skimmers!"

This skimmer was on my 90g -- glad you're happy with it.

MRC's rock!

:D

JessPete
03-08-2009, 10:41 AM
First saw this and thought "wow... TWO skimmers!"

This skimmer was on my 90g -- glad you're happy with it.

MRC's rock!

:D

No doubt! This thing IS like having two skimmers. My yellow tang got too close to the overflow and had all his poo sucked right out! Well, not really, but he always dumps during feeding when I have my nose pressed up against the glass. You reckon that's personal?

Linda Lee
03-08-2009, 10:51 AM
No doubt! This thing IS like having two skimmers. My yellow tang got too close to the overflow and had all his poo sucked right out! Well, not really, but he always dumps during feeding when I have my nose pressed up against the glass. You reckon that's personal?

Oh, that's funny!

Hey, snorting tangpoo. Maybe you're onto something!!

rostato
03-08-2009, 11:08 AM
Wow jess. Can't wait to come see how it looks now on wednesday morning. I think I may even have christine, and Jade with me too.

JessPete
03-08-2009, 5:10 PM
Yay! I've almost got the tank room cleaned back up. Just a couple of buckets left now.

Seedless Reefer
03-08-2009, 7:33 PM
OMG are these velcro'd on?

I need to know right now are these velcro'd?


I like the bottles in the door-no digging through looking for a certain thing-nice tnk too-BTW

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 7:35 PM
I believe that I do see a velcro strip behind them-lol

JessPete
03-08-2009, 8:14 PM
Jeez Loren. We put that pic up for you too. I had a bet with Richard you'd be the first to spot it!

YES, they are velcro'd on!

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 8:35 PM
cool-still looks organized better-

JessPete
03-08-2009, 9:19 PM
Yeah, it's just the top four in the door. I made Rich build me a little shelf too so I could set some up top and put my "buckets" underneath. I actually really like the sump being behind the tank. If it hadn't worked out that way, we were getting a cabinet on the wall. I hate all the fish stuff all over the house.

There is still a drawer in the kitchen with garlic and some feeding stuff. But that's also where the nano is.

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 9:21 PM
cool-whenyou get done you can come organize my house here in rome--haha--it's in MAJOR need-lol

JessPete
03-08-2009, 9:37 PM
How much does that pay in frags? Hey don't forget my hammer coral!

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 9:38 PM
ok-YOU were the one I promised some to? sorry, I just can't remember and i was gonna start a thread b/c I forgot who all I'm am sapposed to bring what to-lol; I clean my PM's out nearly daily and I get confused/forget what all I said-lol

JessPete
03-08-2009, 9:40 PM
I save a few in organized folders, lol. Go figure. Yeah, I'm bringing you that monti. Got anything else interesting for me, since I'm so good looking? How bout some zoas. You know you wanna give me some zoas for the nano.

ericmcj31
03-08-2009, 9:43 PM
that's right, I remember that conversation now-lol; and sorry, no zoas yet--I've got a TON of xenia, though