I've been slowing collecting and building this setup for a while and wanted to share my progress as the build continues.
Equipment to be used: 75g aqueon tank Modified 2nd hand DIY stand 30g long sump with laser cut acrylic baffles Red Sea filter media cups x2 Eshopps PF-800 overflow Jebao DCP-5000 return pump Icecap 3K gyre Jebao PP-4 powerhead Red Sea RSK 300 Skimmer Red Sea ReefLED 90 x2 DIY aluminum light mount 70# Fiji pink dry sand 70-80# reef saver rock
XP Aqua Duetto ATO
AI Prime Fuge LED
Cabinet for contollers/dosers/ato resevior
10g tank ato resevior
1" drain and 3/4" return with locline nozzle
Adj pc-100a 8way switchable power strip
Still shopping for:
Water is in and everything is hooked up and functioning. Dosed some dr Tim's One and Only along with some ammonium chloride to start up the cycle. Water volume ended up right around 75.5 gallons total. Now I just need to tinker and get everything dialed in.
I got in my order of shelf rock and after a few days of playing with the aquascape, I think I'm happy with it now. I went ahead and added 40lb of sand. I have 30lb more, but I think it looks about right as it is.
I ended up needing a few extensions for my return pump and gyre to reach the controllers in the cabinet. Just waiting for them to show up so I can start filling it up.
I decided to hold off on building out the front of the stand for now and went ahead and got it all prepped and painted. The tank is hopefully in its final place, for the last time, to be up and running here within the next few weeks.
Sundays project is repainting the cabinet to match the aquarium stand.
I got an open box deal on a xp aqua duetto ato, so that's marked off the list. I also had been looking for some shelf rock and ended up putting an order for 15# of large shelf rock with Addictive Reef Keeping. Hopefully it comes in soon so I can get to working on an aqua scape.
Took some time today and got the tank all plumbed up.