My 90 gallon reef build…1 year birthday 8/1/21

MaximusReef

NJRC Member
Hey, figured I’d post some pictures of the tank build. I should have done Some things slower, and thought a couple of things out more, but I don’t have the best patience or time anymore haha.

I built this over a long weekend this past august. Several trips to Lowe’s and the fish store. I over built the tank stand so I could sleep soundly at night. The last picture is the tank on its 5 month anniversary last week.

I never cycled this tank. I found someone who had a 40 gallon tank with live rock...I added fresh live sand to my tank. I used all of his live rock and all of his water. I then added the additional 80 gallons of system water. Once it was up to temperature, I added fish and frags.the light bracket is just 1/2 squre stock I welded and bolted To the back of the stand.

90 gallon aqueon reef ready
40 breeder petco tank
Aquamaxx cones skimmer
Marineland Magnum water polisher
Hydor seltz D 2400 GPH return pump
Nero 5 powerheads
Current usa 1050 powerheads
Hygger dosing
Current usa marine LED
Kessil h80 refugium
Agrobrite 6 T5 bulb fixture
3 blue plus
1 Coral plus
2 Actinic

Current tank stats
77.5-7
1.026
Alk 8-9
Cal 440-500
Magnesium 1500
Nitrate 15ppm
Phosphate .1

LED lights come on at 8am and off at 10pm
T5 run from 9:30-6pm
Moonlights 10pm-4am
 

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it really looks great in my tank. Hoping it gets along with the frogspawn it’s kinda touching. I might be able to move the frog down a little if they fight but I’m hoping not.
 

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MaximusReef

NJRC Member
it really looks great in my tank. Hoping it gets along with the frogspawn it’s kinda touching. I might be able to move the frog down a little if they fight but I’m hoping not.
I would move it a little further away if possible...those torch’s will sting!
 

MaximusReef

NJRC Member
Some more pictures over the past few months.ever changing.
 

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MaximusReef

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One year today! Happy birthday to the reef! It has changed many tomes
Over the year, still learning every day…added two additional t ask to the system As well….need to get
Rid of diatoms in display!
 

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