Isabella's little ocean ^_^ 90 gal mixed

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  1. Isabella rubalcaba

    Isabella rubalcaba Active Member

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    IMG_6123.JPG Hey there ! You have stumbled upon my little-big reef tank !! Going to describe my setup & share some tips ALSO looking to get some thoughts/opinions/comments going ! Here it is ! Will post some pics soon. Also, i do run a SUMPLESS system ! I know the drawbacks of going sumpless, but i cant afford one & am on a budget ! So thought i'd share this for all you budget reefers !! Lol
    • 90 gallon glass tank
    • Fluval Fx4 canister filter
    • HOB 10 gallon refugium with macros
    • reef octopus bh-1000 protien skimmer
    • aquamaxx medium media reactor
    • mixed reef
    • some tangs, fire fish, clams, frags, pipefish & ALOT more !!!
    • inch thick sand bed
    • 10-15% weekly water changes a MUST for sumpless systems to avoid your canister filter becoming a NITRATE FACTORY lol !
    Comments ? Opinions ? Again will post pics in a sec still kinda new to this !

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  2. Diesel

    Diesel String Stalker. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2018

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    Looking good Girl.

    FYI, with 10 to 15% water changes a week you doing your tank a good deed but clean that canister as well on weekly schedule as it is justva mechenical filter and will turn into a Po4 bomb if you don't.
     
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    Isabella rubalcaba Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up ! I actually clean it out weekly two days after the water change, sure its a high maintence cost but it becomes a routine ! Plus my fish are happy !
     
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    Diesel String Stalker. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2018

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    I knew you would ;Happy
     
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    Awesome tank Isabella. Sumps are so over rated and take up so much space. HOB, and canisters are the way to go. I used to run one HOB filter and one HOB protein skimmer, but to streamline my tank I removed the protein skimmer and replaced both filters with a larger HOB. Everybody seems to be happy. Also what kind of lights do you have there?
     
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    Isabella rubalcaba Active Member

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    I hear ya ! While sumps do suit certain set ups, im not too sure why people look down in HOB ?? I mean you save some cash, everything fits better & alot easier to handle ! I currently have a 36 inch fluval marine 2.0 LED .. good enough for what i have now, but i do want to upgrade to some kessils soon !!!
     
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    If you are in the market for lights, this is just a personal recommendation which I upgraded to recently and am amazed at the quality. Current USA's orbit marine led are awesome. They are very bright and It includes a controller with loads of features and preset lighting schedules. When you get into the custom lighting schedules it gets a little complex but totally worth the customization.
     
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    Fin Let the Fin Begin! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    welcome-smiley-emoticon.gif to Reef2Reef, Isabella! Nice looking 90! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Maximizer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice tank!! How about some more pictures:) I'm always impressed by sumpless tanks
     
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    Chrisfish Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful tank!!:)
     
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