110G build from India, wishful thinking ..

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Namaste y'all, Sammy here from Eastern india.
I am having another foray into reefing after a long while. I was 16 when I started my first setup, I am 27 now. I had a 3 feet, 70 gal setup with mostly Lps, a huge sebae anemone, few tridacna clams, tubastrea and nps gorgs, and few acros too, with a hang on bubble magus nac 5e skimmer, Chinese Dsuny/popbloom leds, a sump fuge with pl lights lol. I didn't have any major issues at my watch.. but to my misfortune sadly, it leaked while I was away for uni. Tank got shifted elsewhere and things went down south from onwards,
I've been wanting to start over for a while and build a somewhat low maintenance setup.
My goals are for a mixed/grow out tank, a bit heavy on NPS especially tubastrea, orange cup, sun, black sun etc. dendronephthea, umbelluifera, nps gorgs and so on too.
And this time get more of what we in India consider 'Import' and less of 'local' that is stuff collected in snorkeling depths from reefs in india. They in general are more of greener, dull pastel morphs albeit much cheaper. Some people fill out their tanks with those and I would presume mostly kill/crash the stuff out of ignorance. And officially its all illegal, all 'reef building' corals are technically banned as a schedule 1 sp. Under wildlife act. But like some things out here it's an unregulated circus haha.
That aside this is some equipment I got for my setup. Got some low iron glass cut out, and planning to diy the sump out of acrylic.
And hopefully will be mostly fun!


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Yeah I'll have to diy the tank, maybe get some help. We don't get aio's over where I live. Well maybe Cade but no one sensible gets them. The markup's just mad in india haha.
 
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Been getting horrible tds rejection from my diy Ro, my tap tds is around 100, output is between 10 and 14. It's most likely from the third rate, spurious or fake membranes we get over here, might as well call it the great Indian ro scam;Shifty
Although in hindsight I used only Ro and no Di resin previously, Everything looked dandy, got tunicates and sponges growing too, tho might have been the silica;Wacky, tds used to be much higher, It's well water, now we have a commercial de-ironing thingy.

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I didn't know I could get more output by just adding another membrane to the drain line, so I just put another 90psi pump ;Bucktooth
Might add a third membrane and housing in the reject line.
And plumb an auto flush circuit. Was thinking about a high pressure switch, perhaps later.
Got new membranes, dupont taptec plus, somewhat affordable and advertises >98% rejection for below 500 tds, app QR code for authenticity too, hopefully will check out alright and save some resin money, maintenance.
 
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Cooking time!
Got hold of some dry rock and rubble on the low, I think its better than the painted ceramic and PoP/cement stuff and way cheaper,although hard to source too, hope it stays that way.
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I can get the live stuff but I don't wanna risk the pests.
I shelved the idea of using the mined rock I had. But someone said to put it into cycling as well.
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How is it coming along?
Somewhat slow, currently seeding my dead rock, coral rubble, bio media in a vat. Getting some uncured live rock shipped tomorrow, will cure it in the same vat.
Its gonna take two months at least.
Meanwhile i will build my sump, but i need some advice in that regard. I made my display tank, was not very hard.
I am having a minor setback with my stand/table top, i used freshly milled timber, which got shrunk and warped due to drying. Will have to get removed and levelled, topped with a granite slab or marble.
 
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110g. Wow if only I had that! Good luck
Could have gone bigger, with less equipment, a slightly bigger skimmer. But i just want it in a certain way, what i assume will be enough for certain types of coral, Also i am curious about using new types of gear. You don't really need as much to get going at all.
 

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