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Billy’s Ultum Nature Systems 90L

BillyW

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So I am in the process of starting a new tank. Been in the hobby for about 10 years. Currently in the Army, and sold everything when we came to Fort Hood, long story short, we were supposed to go to Hawaii and I was going to use that time off to actually see the ocean. Fast Forward two years of being without a tank, and I am starting another one. Keeping it small because I hated moving with a big tank, and we’re going to be moving a lot in the next 5 years. It’s also just easier for the wife if I am not here taking care of a smaller tank as well. Because the tank is small I want to keep it sleek so it will be drilled on the back center with a return on both sides. Going to try the SCWD to alternate flow between the sides so that I won’t need any power heads.

My wife has a Planted Tank, and I really like the quality of stand and tank so I went with the UNS 90L stand in piano white and the tank. Specifications:
+ 45° Mitered Edges
+ 91% Clarity with Diamant Glass
+ High Quality German Silicon
+ Laser Etched Logo

Dimensions:
Length: 35.43"
Width: 11.81"
Height: 11.81"
Volume: 21 gallons

I ordered the tank and because of Covid still haven’t gotten it yet. We have the stand already. When the stand arrived it threw a wrench in the build because of the center brace, so I had to get a custom sump. Did a lot of research and ended up going with @modularmarine because I went with his overflow, and also had him make an ATO container that was super narrow for behind the stand.

Equipment will be:
Apex for the controller/monitor
NYOS 120 for the skimmer
COR 15 for the return pump
ATK for the ATO
BRS Titanium heater
For the lighting 3 of the OR3 bars: Blue Plus, Reef Day, and UV
Marcos rock - Bought way to much because we broke it all up to make a NSA like on the BRS video. Glueing complete still need to mortar it!

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BillyW

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Four holes drilled, took forever, second hole with the same bit always takes forever! Glad that’s done, wouldn’t want to wait on another tank!!!
OR bars look really good in my opinion, just need to plumb it all now and get it wet!

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Well it’s all plumbed and wet!!!!
Going to clean up and then add the Fritz-Zyme Turbo Start and nitrocycle.
the SQWD Wavemaker seems to be working, it makes a clicking noise when the current switches, currently have the COR set at 57% so we will see how that works!
Need to invest in a gel filter.

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