90gal mixed tank! (bought used, already running 9 months)

Jocey76

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Hey everyone! I was told all the cool kids are making threads to tell the story of their builds, so I didn't want to miss out on the fun!

A local guy sold me his tank, full of fish and live rock (no coral), plus a TON of awesome gear for a sweet deal ($2800 for everything :cool:). I'm new to reefing but my partner has 3-4 years of experience. I'm having a lot of fun learning so far and this forum has been a huge help!

So here's my setup...

Hardware:
- 90 gal glass tank (single overflow plumbed with Herbie method)
- Flow: Ecotech MP40 + MP10
- Lights: 2 x Ecotech Radion Gen 3 Pros
- Sump: Elite Aquatics w adjustable depth baffle and probe holders
- Return: Ecotech Vectra M2
- Heater: BRS Titanium 300W heater
- Skimmer: Reef Octopus Regal 150-INT
- ATO: Tunze Osmolator 3155 and Synergy 5 gal reservoir
- Dosing: Bubble Magus T11
- Skimz MBR127 macroalgae reactor
- Pentair/emperor aquatics 25W UV sterilizer
- Dual BRS media reactor GFO/Carbon
- Apex controller

Fish:
- Pair of Mochavinci clowns
- Midas blenny
- Royal gramma
- Helfrichi firefish
- Diamond goby
- Banggai cardinal
- Spotted mandarin (our new addition)
- (there was initially a yellow-belly tang but she was picking on others so she had to go to the LFS)

Inverts:
- Cleaner shrimp
- At least 2 emerald crabs
- Long tentacle anemone
- Pistol shrimp (bonded to the helfrichi firefish and we never see)
- 2 feather duster worms
- Lots of snails, including mystery snails, conches, and turbo snails
- Handful of hermit crabs

Coral:
- Rando yellow zoas
- Green star polyp

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The fish transport cooler! An Otterbox outfitted with a heater, pump, and bubbler - kept the fish happy for about ~10 hours during the move.

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The tank finally setup! Fish ready to go in!
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The sump! The ATO has since been moved to the exterior for easier fill and replaced with the dual media reactor. We added the doser above the return compartment.
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The fish are happy and exploring their new home! I have tons more fish pictures and videos that I can post later. :)
 
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So awesome! I love the color of your stand! I can’t wait to see lots and lots of coral in there. You’re definitely one of the cool kids now haha :)
Thanks! The previous guy painted it so I can't take credit but I love it too! Looks a little classier IMO than stained wood. The plan is that coral will be a slow, deliberate process as we decide what we want, but so far looking so see how the couple little frags go.
 

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Yea, I think it looks better than stained too. That sounds like a plan with the coral. Researching, and figuring out what you want is half the fun.:)
Thanks! The previous guy painted it so I can't take credit but I love it too! Looks a little classier IMO than stained wood. The plan is that coral will be a slow, deliberate process as we decide what we want, but so far looking so see how the couple little frags go
 

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