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  1. 75G for Sale

    Pictures added of the tank and light. all i have for right now, remodeling the house so things are kind of packed away at the moment. but can get more if anyone is interested.
  2. 75G for Sale

  3. 125g for sale

    Bump. Make an offer if you're interested.
  4. 75G for Sale

    Updated- Was going to set up but changing direction due to a new addition to the family being on the way. Selling whole setup.
  5. 75G for Sale

    Selling 75 Gallon w/ stand and Canopy, Drilled with center overflow. Tank needs to be resealed. 20long sump. Dual T5 single MH, moonlight led setup, Jebao DCT8000 Return pump (NEW), 2 - Eheim Jarger 150w Heaters (NEW), Jebao RW8 wavemaker (NEW). Asking $650 OBO.
  6. 125g for sale

    I have a used 125g for sale. 72"x18"x23". Missing top trim on one of the 18" sides. Tank most likely needs to be resealed. Tank is not drilled. Asking $200. Located in Metairie. I don't have pictures at this time, but can post later.
  7. 120 build thread.

    Red Bare bottom would bring something different. exactly what I was thinking. its looking good though
  8. My First Build 75g

    So I'm almost done with the remodel on my home. With that I will be starting my first reef tank. It is a 75G with the overflow in the center, holes are drilled in the bottom. I plan on starting with a softie tank, then maybe adding some lps down the road. I've uploaded a pdf of my proposed plumbing plans. In red is my planned overflow line, and emergency line. Blue is my return line. Green is a manifold to attach to reactors, skimmer, things of that sort can be added as necessary. The squares on the lines are unions. the ovals are ball valves. and the circles off the lines are gate valves to adjust flow as needed. I have a Jebao DCT8000 for my return pump. Figured for cheaper than the 6000 off amazon I may as well get the larger one, as I can dial it down both from the controller and through gate valves as needed. I may add a filter sock to the overflow line into the sump, but I plan on filling the first chamber with some bio balls a friend has for now. then the second chamber will be for my skimmer, room for returns from reactors if added, may fill with the extra dry rock/rubble rock in the meantime to seed it and add extra biofiltration. the third will be for my return pump, heaters, and ato of course. the width of the chambers is not to scale, and I will do some more measurements to determine what is necessary on that. I have a 36" 2bulb t5/ 1 MH (in the center) fixture, 2 tao electronic blue/white led squares (one of the blues does not work, but I may open it up as the solder is most likely the problem from what I have read), or a current usa orbit 24" led that I can use for lighting. I purchased a jebao RW8 wavemaker, this should be enough, if not I have bought 4 ~800 gph off brand powerheads to use for mixing that I may be able to add temporarily til I can purchase something else. Pictures of the build and aquascaping (have about 90lbs of mixed marco and I believe real reef dry rock to work with thanks to great finds at macna) will come as I begin to set it up. All I have left to purchase is the plumbing, filter replacement kit for my RODI unit, and misc gear like buckets, nets, siphons, fish food, the little stuff. Any input on this plumbing/sump design would be great. Plumbing.pdf
  9. 75 G Stocking

    thank you, I'm guessing a goby goes into the same category?
  10. 75 G Stocking

    Thank you for the info. Just saw the Whitetail bristletooth, beautiful. or the two spot bristletooth. I will be careful with the anthias. do some more research on them. I am also interested in a red scooter blenny. would this be an issue with the goby? or would one of each in this size tank be enough room?
  11. 75 G Stocking

    So as of right now I am waiting to set up my 75g until house renovations are completed. In the meantime I have been planning what fish I will want in the long run. I know about adding them not all at once and all that. Just some questions about fish to add. I am of course going to want a clown pair, a shrimp/goby pair. an anthias or two (still need to do some research on kinds). I also like the barnacle blenny that ive seen, just haven't done much research on them. I've recently been watching on youtube and saw a couple of 75g tanks that had a blue/yellow/ other tang in it. Can someone elaborate on this? as I thought these tangs needed larger tanks to thrive. or can I have one of these? (of course my son wants a Dori in the tank.)
  12. New to the hobby

    I will definitely start a thread as my idea keeps changing. I have now purchased a 75g instead of the bowfront. The other seller backed out. So remodels on the house are coming to a close and should be done in the next few weeks. Needless to say I'm anxious to get the aquarium started. Hoping to have my first fish in around Christmas.
  13. New to the hobby

    Hello everyone, I am new to the hobby and in the process of planning/putting together a mixed reef tank. Have been interested for years and have been reading a lot in the last 6 months. Trying to do this on a budget but I'm not willing to wait to get what I need. I am located in the New Orleans area and am looking forward to getting into this hobby and doing it with my family. I was going to start with a 40b for my first tank. I have the tank and stand along with an RO system. Although I saw a used deal on a 72 bowfront, stand, t5 lights, rock, sump, plumbing, heater, and pumps that if the seller doesn't sell it to someone else, I will be getting that at the end of the week (May try to reseal the aquarium just in case as it has been sitting over a year). With MACNA this weekend I was able to get about 75lbs of dry rock (mix of marco and artificial purple of different shapes, not sure of the brand) for an unbeatable price. so I am slowly getting my equipment together. Once im done with a remodel of the house by the middle of next month, I will probably be setting it up and letting it begin to cycle. Plan to buy the live sand from lfs to help with the cycle. So hopefully if all goes well by the end of the year I will have an up and functioning beginning to a mixed reef tank.