OceanGlassBox: Crystal Dynamics Aquarium 90G Lagoon

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Finally starting the new tank journal. Got the CDA 90G tank back in January, but have been slowly building the stand and collecting equipment for this project. I wanted to take it slow and customize it to my goals since I haven’t started a new tank from scratch in such a loooong time.

Photo dump of my progress so far. Follow my reef Instagram, OceanGlassBox for more pics! Link in signature.

Tank Specs:
Crystal Dynamics Aquarium (CDA) 90G Lagoon
48" x 24" x 18"
Eurobraced
1/2" Starphire glass

Delivery day: 01/12/2021
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DIY stand I got from a local reefer. Re-skinned and painted with Rust-oleum appliance epoxy.
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Rust-oleum Appliance Epoxy. Ended up using 6 cans.
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Added Carrera Marble peel and stick vinyl flooring tiles to the bottom of the stand for a nice smooth surface and help with water drops.
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Found a good deal on a networking cabinet for $50 so I’ll be using it to store my controller board and electronics. I’ve been told it may rust, but crossing my fingers there’s enough ventilation in the house that it won’t. I can alway get it paint it or get it powder coated later on.

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Who needs Shiba to go to the moon when you can have a Shiba go in your aquarium?! She wasn’t too amused. lol
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Took awhile to plan out the plumbing, but turned out pretty decent for my first time with fancy colorful schedule 40 pipes and gray fittings. Did a lot of price comparisons and BRS ended up being the least expensive and had the most variety. Neptunes also carried a lot of schedule 40 pipes and fittings for when I was missing parts and needed them right away.

I ended up going with the Synergy Reef 16” Shadow V2 overflow. I was a bit let down by the flimsy plastic quality but was already committed since I glued the unions and reducer on already. If I could choose another overflow I would have went with Modular Marine, FijiCube or Exotic Marine since they are made with cast acrylic. Also used the single step Oatey Fusion PVC cement to make things easier.

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Plumbed my Innovative Marine 25EXT 24x20x12” to the system with soft tubing so it’s easier to move. This frag tank will be used for frags and anemones.
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Who needs Shiba to go to the moon when you can have a Shiba go in your aquarium?! She wasn’t too amused. lol
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Careful with the DogFish. It is not reef safe ;)
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Looks like a good start
 
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