My 75 Gallon Build

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  1. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    I finally got my 75 to the point where I would like every one to see it, 4 months later than I wanted but part of that was due to the fact that I wanted to get the Aquascaping right the first time. And I think it was worth the wait, what do you think.

    Here are the spec's
    Display tank – 75 Gallon
    Fuge – 37 Gallon with an actual water capacity of 34 gallon
    Sump – 50 gallon with about 25 Gallons of water. Return pump from sump – Mag 7
    Closed loop - Sequence Reeflo Dart pump – 3750 GPH , 2” outlet with 4 – 1” returns. I figure I am getting about 3000GPH out of this since pump is about 4 inches lower than tank.
    Wave Maker – one 1” SCWD ( soon to be 2 )

    Total live and base rock – 100 Lbs in tanks and 40 in sump. All Rock structures especially the rock wall on the right end are built on a 1” PVC frame, Rocks are epoxied and wire tied together for stability.

    Lighting – Currently 4 bulb 216 watt T5 fixture. I am working on an 8 bulb 432 watt T5 hood with 8 Blue and 8 white Moon lights.

    Current residents:
    1 - Hippo Tang
    1 - GSM Clown
    1 - Fire Fish
    2 – Ocellaris Clowns (Bonded pair)
    Various Snails and Hermits.

    Corals: Mostly mushroom, zoas, leathers a few LPS and a few Monti's. I will update this with better list later.

    Now on to the photos....

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  3. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn Giant Squid

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    Very nice brother. Keep up the good work. Post some old pics too. It's always good to see a progression. K+
  4. reefman1132

    reefman1132 Skunk Shrimp

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    Great tank. I especially like the aquascaping. Got any pics of you PVC frame?
  5. gazog

    gazog Kole Tang

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    No pictures but I have some drawings I will post as soon as I get a few minutes. Unfortunately i just got my camera back from Sony after 3 months, after repairs so I couldn't get allot of pictures during the build.
  6. reefman1132

    reefman1132 Skunk Shrimp

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    That would be great. I'm doing a 75 and your aquascaping is exactly what I want to do.
  7. GuitarMan89

    GuitarMan89 Giant Squid

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    very nice, looks awesome, gives me inspiration for when I upgrade
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  9. bbsbliss

    bbsbliss Ritteri Anemone

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    I love it- there's so much to look at! Well worth waiting for...
  10. JohnnyBoy

    JohnnyBoy Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Very nice! Great job on it!
  11. Grotto

    Grotto Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Would love to see what equipment (pics) you use, maybe a shot of the sump/fuge (if you use either). Beautiful Tank.
  12. ermano

    ermano Zoanthid

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    yeah, I'd love to see how you've done that closed loop with the reeflo...where does the scwd come into play? Lovely tank my friend, i like it!!