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Outragoues90

Building the Outrageous 90

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Got the eshopps sump D&D marine terminator 2 skimmer and K2R calcium reactor in place which came off my old 200 gallon system. I also put in 2 jecod cross flow pumps one on the right side and one on the back I wanna add another one on the left side but it may not fit due to the overflow box placement. And last but not least I mounted my Apex controller display one the back left corner of the canopy I might bit the bullet and upgrade to the new apex maybe or maybe not but more to come you guys I work on this build daily after work so stay tuned. 

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added some of the base rock that use to be live that came out of one of my buddies 300 gallon I also plan on using some dead oyster reef structures that I got from grand isle in the scape also.

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Off to a good start!  I've never bit the bullet and bought an Apex period.  I've been holding out forever for something even better, and I think if I'm reading the writing on the wall correctly I believe ecotech is taking the first steps in the right direction for what I'm looking for with their Mobius app.  I'm hoping they release an entire line of reef equipment all wirelessly controllable online through the Mobius app making the Apex obsolete.  We'll see what happens.  The Apex is certainly a great controller though.  I'd say if your old Apex system is working fine, maybe wait a bit longer, save up and see what comes out on the market.

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Yeah I been checking out mobius and I'm waiting to see what they have in store for it tbh I have had some problems with my apex more than once and wanted to get rid of it but didn't . But if something comes out that's way better in jumping on it.

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Got a lil plumbing work done yesterday I will put the finishing touches on it today and start working on the scape stay tuned. 

 

rodi unit installed and water is going in the most exciting and frustrating part of this hobby to me I praying for no leaks. 

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After a pump failure I decide to go all out and make this build bigger and better 

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Then it was time to do some equipment over hauling

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So I brought a ecotech radion bar and slider kit along with a vectra s1 as my ne return pump. Then it was time to overhaul my plumbing the tight way and and in some much need features

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Once that was done it was time to go to work on the top portion of the tank and this first decision I had to make was that it was time for the canopy to go I wasn't blessed with the most height in the world so removing the canopy will make life move easier for me kmsl 

 

So I hung the radions fron the ceiling 

 

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Then I made a custom hanging bracket for my t5's and came up with a custom led and t5 hybrid fixture

 

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Hold on but there's more. After looking at my aquascape and being totally honest with myself I felt that I could do more and take this build over the top so I started to do some research and noticed I loved the look of shelf rock scapes and I really loved this particular design in this reef tank

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So I decide to look around for what I really need to accomplish this work of reading art. So I brought 20 lbs of teo little fishies staxx rock from marine depot but once it came in i noticed the i need more of this sock and some form of foundation rock so i headed off to one of our local lfs  and brought almost all the shelf rock ron at reef coral had that day. But me being me that still wasn't enough so I went back yesterday and brought what he had left and some base rock. Lol but I still wanted more so we talked for awhile ron and I and come to find out the rock I brought was the same staxx rock I already had so my hungry for this rock increased and he offered to sale me some of what he had in his sea horse slash sea fan display tank. Boy my excitement went through the roof and I knew then it was time to get this thing rolling I got home and went straight to work I tried gluing some small structures together with coral glue and I also tried using cement but decided to scratch that and just free hand it and boy you guys won't believe what it came up with but here is my master piece but I most say this is the first time out of over 5 plus years of being in this hobby this has ever happened to me I'm truly thankful to ron and reef coral for it 

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Something doesn't seem quite right in this picture...

 

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Didn't think a Neptune EB8 could run a 2-3 ton AC Unit... :)

 

Keep up the progress man.  (After you figure out what the heck is drawing all that amperage)

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 5:35 PM, ericd000 said:

Something doesn't seem quite right in this picture...

 

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Didn't think a Neptune EB8 could run a 2-3 ton AC Unit... :)

 

Keep up the progress man.  (After you figure out what the heck is drawing all that amperage)

 

Lol I just noticed that I had to update it and now it's working find

 

Haven't done any updates in a while but here is why and this is what I did to bounce back from it

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I discovered a crack in the tank from the return bulk head to the front glass I guess I tighten down to hard on the bulb head I didn't notice the crack until I had the tank half way full of water smh now what to do.

 

After doing so searching and thinking I wanted to go with a large shallow tank but did I really wanna do a whole complete build or just get the tank fixed and low and behold I called ron at reef coral and he had a brand new 90 gallon

 

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Now it was time to get the ball back rolling again. Time to aquascape and get water and sand it this bad boy and cycle it with right now they say it cycles within 24 hrs but we will see

 

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After waiting a few days it was time to see how true is it to be able to cycle the tank using right now bacteria Ron told me he uses it on all his customers tanks so let's give it a try 

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So I added 3 talbots damsels and 2 pajama cardinals to start with

 

Then my addition kicked in so I acquired 2 fish I always wanted a mustard tang and china wrasse 

 

 

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I couldn't get a good picture of the wrasse but I will try to get one later on.

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Live stock list

Male lamark angel

2 pajama cardinals

3 talbot damsels

Mustard tang

Doctor tang

2 yellowhead jawfish

China wrasse

Im at a total of 11 fish things are going good besides the jawfish have been hiding since they went into the tank but i can see ther borrow.

 

 

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