my 70 gallons of seawater

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by bluenassarius, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. soo here we goooooOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.........................

    i bought this 70 gallon oceanic tech tank about 3 weeks ago? finished plumbing last wednesday or so... did all the rock/sand xfer last night.. here are some shots of it.. i think i'm gonna just have a nanostream and the return for flow. after xferring all the stuff over, i realized how spoiled i was w/ 48x24 foot print vs 36x18.. i havent moved the corals over yet but this weekend i will.

    the front half of the sand bed is mixed w/ aragonite and miracle mud.. i'll be getting some seagrass in about 2 weeks and planting it into the substrate.

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  2. FunGuy

    FunGuy Guest

    Cool. Always fun to set up a new tank :) Get some more pics up once u load it with the coral.
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    looks good Sam.. That thing still alive huh ;D ..
  4. yeah phong, thanks for the piece. its starting to produce new shoots. i'm getting some stargrass in march. i'll post photos of them when i get it.
  5. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Sam. I think I must have missed the reason, but why are you downsizing? Or are you setting up another tank?

    BTW, it looks like it will be great. Can't wait to see it fully loaded. :D
  6. zambavi

    zambavi Guest

    Looks like a good start man.... I believe you mentioned this was going to be a mixed reef.... how much of the tank is going to be seagrass/plants?
  7. lyn,

    this is.. the downsize.. i went from a 80g to a 70g :D (basically a 2 bathroom to 1 bathroom)


    yeah its going to be a mixed reef. softies, stonys, seagrass and macros. i really don't know how i'm gonna cram all the corals i've collected the past 6 months into this tank.

    the sandbed is going to have seagrass.. i've ordered some stargrass and it will be here the first week of march.

    i don't have a fixture for this yet but considering the lumenmax elite w/ a 250w radium 20k bulb to keep the livestock happy. either that or coralife aqualight pro, current outer orbit pro..
  8. xferring the corals over right now and i'm outta space!! theres still a bucket of coral to transfer! this sucks..
  9. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Guest

    I can come visit with my cooler ;)
  10. full of beer? how sweet :) I like budweiser
  11. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Guest

    all we have is heinekien
  12. Elite

    Elite Guest

    your tank doesn't like bud man... try Becks. Your macroalgae grows faster ;D..
  13. hiney's don't work for me :( that was my favorite brew for a while but i like bud now..

    lol.. phong.

    heres a dirty FTS


    heres a close up of the three amigos

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    i really need to get some halides over the tank. some of my corals browned during the xfer :(
  14. Roc

    Roc Guest

    WOW your tank is fragalious
  15. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Looks really nice dude. Too bad that overflow is so visible and ugly. Make a small acrylic cover with some rubble on it to cover it up or something.
  16. thanks guys :)

    it won't be fraggalicious after this weekends swap. alot of it is cluttering up the sand bed right now :( i have a separate tub of frags that isn't going into the tank.
  17. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Throw a monti on that huge ass overflow. :p
  18. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    You weren't kidding when you said you didn't have enough space. It is jammed tight in there! But it looks great. :D
  19. lol i was thinking of doing that eric or some sps ;) if i end up putting sps on there i'll throw another tunze to help w/ the flow.

    yeah the sand bed is sad.. its covered :( it'll be cleared up by this weekends mars swap. i'll be planting some halophila this week.

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