55gl to a 125gl

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  1. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Here are a few pics of my new 125gl I set up this weekend.

    My 55gl before I took it down

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    My boys helping drain the FW from the tank after testing
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    Here is the new 125gl rr
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    one rock pile, I need more rock

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    one more view

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    29gl sump and 10gl fuge

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  2. francisnguyen

    francisnguyen Spiny Star Astraea

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    what kind of sump and skimmer is that?
     
  3. That’s pretty sweet. :D I like how open it is, would make for a nice clam bed in the middle.
    I cant wait for my work to make their minds up were the want me to live so I can get a big tank. I just started a 75 last month but realy want to go with a 2 or 3 hundred gal. tank. got all the equipment only thing I would need is some more lights and i'm good to go.
     
  4. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Thanks guys. The sump is a AGA29gl I added baffles for a bubble trap. The fuge is a rubbermaid container with a 3/4" bulkhead
    the skimmer is an ASM G3.
    I plan on getting more rock for the right side but I am going to keep the middle open for clams and sand base corals.
     
  5. What are the dimensions on that Cajun? Let the fun begin....again.
     
  6. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    125gl megaflow AGA 72"x18"x22"
     
  7. What type of lighting are you running?
     
  8. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    440watt VHO from my 55gl for now...3 x 175MH in the works
    4 x MJ1200 PH from my 55gl for now... 2 x tunze 6000 with muti controller in the works
    ASM G3 skimmer
    Mag 18 return pump feeding my fuge and 4 x 1/2" lineloc nozzles
     
  9. Reef_Tank_Greg

    Reef_Tank_Greg Skimmate

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    I love that you got a longer/wider tank. That footprint should allow for lots of fun witht he rockwork!

    I'm jealous!!!!
     
  10. francisnguyen

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    sounds like fun with all that :)
     
  11. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Given my current setup what do yall think would be my next purchase.... my 3 x 175w MH or the tunze 2 x 6000 with controller? I was thinking of the tunze first but now I am thinking the lighting is way to weak for the tank now.
    My current fish are 1 yellow tang, 1 firefish goby, 2 green chromis, 1 mandarin, 1 un-ID'd blenny from the GOM. I think my flow is good for now and the lighting would have a more positive effect given my low bio load. what do yall think.
     
  12. I'd get the tunzes first, my reason behind this is they cost more and if your put them off to buy something else you might not get back to them anytime soon. If you have the money get the tunze, you will always find deals on 175 halides. If you took the lighting off the 55 it will be fine for now the height of both tank are about the same. 4 maxi 1200 in a 125 is not a lot of flow maybe 9X or 10X. you'll have dead spots.
     
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    Can you post a top down shot of your tank to show the bracing, if it has any? Eventually I will be going with a 6 foot wide tank, with plans of doing a clam bed in the center.
     
  14. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    Each section is 2ft
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    Being that I had to throttle back my return pump to get rid of micro bubbles in my display I might get the tunze first now.
    Here are a few shots from today with the black background

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  15. oimate842005

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    Nice tank!...that would be a sweet clam island in the middle
     
  16. jtv7471

    jtv7471 Ko-Ko Worm

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    I wouldn't worry about the lighting for now, with softies you should have enough light to keep them with no problems.
     
  17. Are you going to keep sps? I would go with the 6100's with a 6' long tank. I would get the tunzes before you get the lights, like Carl said, you can always find a deal on lighting in the for sale forums.
    Sean
     
  18. ronniem

    ronniem Spiny Star Astraea

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    thanks for the opinions. I am going to go ahead and get the tunze streams first. I figured the 6000's would be more than enough. I like that you can upgrade a 6000 to a 6100 for little$
     
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    I do want to have a few SPS in the tank one day but I will always have my softies also.
     
  20. Reef_Tank_Greg

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    Thanks for posting a top down view of the tank. It's looking great man, keep it up.
     

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