75g reef update.....(warning a lot of pics)

Discussion in 'Members Fish Tanks' started by krazyone2006, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. krazyone2006

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    So I thought I would post a update on my 75g reef tank since its been a while and now that I have everything stable(knock on wood LoL). I have brought the light right down on top of the tank and have upgraded the skimmer to a model rated for up to a 250g tank. LoL The only thing i dose/do is B-ionic 2 part every other day and weekly 10g W.C.

    Stock List(so far LoL)

    Fish and Inverts

    1 Maroon Clownfish
    1 Yellow Watchmen Goby
    1 Spotted Goby
    ! Lawnmower Blenny(this is my dude I LOVE the way he looks LoL)
    1 All Blue Damsel
    2 Blue with yellow tail Damsels
    1 All black with yellow tipped fins Damsel
    an army of blue and red legged Hermit Crabs
    4 Ceirth Snails
    8 Mexican Turbo snails
    4 Emerald Crabs
    1 Chocolate Chip Starfish (yes I know hes not reef safe but he was a gift so he lives in the sump where he can't eat my corals LoL)
    1 Pistol Shrimp

    Dragon Eye Zoas
    Whammin Watermelon Zoas
    Agent Orange Zoas
    Pulsating Xenia
    Devil's Hand Leather
    Carpet Anemone
    Purple Athelia
    Green Star Polyps
    Sun Coral
    Kenya Trees
    Tube Worms
    Purple Mushroom
    Ricordea mushroom
    Blue Trumpet Coral
    and a few I can't identify LoL

    So enough talking and on to the pics.











    more pics in next post LoL
  2. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

  3. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    Pics of the sump which I am already thinking of upgrading to a 40 breeder. LoL It's a 29g now










    If anyone knows what the coral is hanging down between the Anenome and Devils hand that would be awesome just grew out of the live rock and can't figure out what it is.

  4. Harlebleondora

    HarlebleondoraWell Known MemberMember

    Great work! Beautiful tank.

  5. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember


    So I have upgraded the lights on the reef and have had some great results with it in the first week alone thought I would post some updated pics and pics of some of the new frags I have gotten. I have also added 70 more pounds of live rock into the tank. I got a new phone too so the pic quality is way better than my other phone as you can tell. LoL

    pics of the tank



    New Neon Blue Mushroom


    Can you find the Sea Urchin LoL


    The Cabbage Leather, Hammer and Purple Athelia


    My Ricordia Mushroom which is getting huge


    My hitchicker Blue and Purple Palyothas


    The Whammin Watermelon Zoas have doubled in size


    more pics in the next post
  6. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    The Trumpet Corals I thought for sure were dead are coming back to life. I was soo happy when I seen this.


    The Cabbage Leather is exploding


    Same with the Blue Clove Polyps


    The Purple with Green Mouth Blasto heads have doubled in size


    The Green Digi frag I picked up for $10 the other day


    I also picked this Red Digi up for another $10 too


    more pics in next post............
  7. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    The Feather Duster with Pink with Purple Tips Waving Hands Xenia I picked up for $15


    The Sun Coral Eating Shrimps LoL


    The Sun Coral in full bloom after the lights go out


    The Hammer Coral has doubled in size too


    I made a videotoo. I'm waiting for it to upload to Youtube will post a link to it as soon as it uploads.

    Hope you guys/gals enjoy the pis and let me know what you think of the progress so far.
  8. 1971roadrunner

    1971roadrunnerWell Known MemberMember

    This reef tank has come a long way :). Thanks for keeping us updated and great job - especially like that sun coral. I see the new skimmer and lighting is working out and as far as a larger sump goes - bigger is always better as we all know so look forward to seeing that soon hopefully.
  9. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks roadrunner I kinda was bad and splurged a little in the last two days. LoL I have added two different brain coral colonies to the reef and some Blue Sypodium I also picked up a new refractometer finally. Told myself today no more corals till what I have now grows some. LoL

    On a bad note I came home today and Scar the yellow tang was dead in the back left corner. Kinda sad don't know what happened had a big red mark by his lower back when I found him like he had been attacked by something. He was out and pecking at the rocks when I left this morning.

    I haven't had time to work on the new sump yet probably just going to go with the 40g breeder its the the biggest tank that will fit under the tank in the sump area so I will be upgraded to the max and be done with it. LoL

    I tried to upload a video of the reef to youtube to share but it disappeared after uploading and when I try to reupload the video it says duplicate video and deletes it. I hate youtube. LoL
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014
  10. 1971roadrunner

    1971roadrunnerWell Known MemberMember

    I was going to ask about Scar, sorry for his loss and try to figure out what happened. I'm currently working on two different sumps, pumps and PVC galore - been away from FL doing this and pleasantly driving myself nuts but will be well worth it in the end. I was wondering if a 40g breeder would fit from your pics but if you can fit one, there is tons of info and youtubes on sumps built from them. One of the sumps I'm working with is a Trigger Systems Ruby Elite 36 which I found real cheap on CL, if you want to go with a pre-built sump I highly recommend it as a 40g sump.
  11. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah the 40g breeder is the exact same dimentions as the sump area so it should in theory fit under it like a glove. I'm probably going to keep it close to what I have now setup wise except one extra chamber for the skimmer after the intake chamber might just combine the two so i can use more of it for a bigger fuge. We'll see when I get to working on it. LoL Can't wait to see pics of your builds.
  12. 1971roadrunner

    1971roadrunnerWell Known MemberMember

    Heres one I have for when I started the Ruby,


    *I'm further along than this but...

    Remember (if you may need) to possibly leave some room under there for maybe a bio-pellet reactor or BRS dual reactor (GFO and Carb) unless they will be held in the sump etc..
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  13. big b32New MemberMember

    man i wish i could do a saltwater taank but im not on a concrete slab so i cant get a forgining tank like a 100 gaallon.
  14. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    you don't have to be on a concrete slab to have a saltwater tank. I live in a 100+ year old house with a dirt floor cellar (friend's call it a Silence of the Lambs cellar LoL) and I just added extra supports beams down there to compensate for all the weight of my tanks. LoL You don't have to do a 100 gallon tank either to start out with I started the reef in a 50g breeder and upgraded to the 75g after getting it off Craigslist for a steal. LoL

    I'm trying to hold off on adding reactors at the moment roadrunner I have gotten the nitrates down to 5 ppm maybe 10ppm on a heavy feed day.
    I actually got to get the two blue with yellow tail damsels and the all blue damsel and maybe the black/yellow chromos out and start working on the final fish stocking for the tank. Wanna get another Yellow Tang or at least another tang of some sort. Debating on taking the Maroon Clown out too cause it has killed the last four smaller Maroon Clowns I have added to the tank to try to pair up with it and I want a pair of clowns. Thinking of a six line wrasse to maybe I don't know yet. LoL
  15. big b32New MemberMember

    yeah sure...but im 13 so imagine this see ya mom im off to add some heavy support beams in the basement that floods a lot and that has mold fungus and everything in between. and that can kill me if i breathe in the water.
  16. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    True you could always try your hand at a nano tank they are not recommended for beginners but if you do enough research and reading you could probably pull it off no problem. Saltwater isn't any harder than fresh in my opinion. It's just a little more intimidating at first but once you get into it your hooked. LoL It's a awesome feeling when the lights come on in the tank and you get to see EVERYTHING in the tank come to life for the day I love my little slice of the ocean. LoL
  17. big b32New MemberMember

    i know i was gonna do a 29 gallon saltwater tank but at the last second at the store i chickened out and its freshwater. really i am a bit scared more stuff to buy on my parents behalf. and more expensive fish.and everything new.oh oh, and i have to get another 10 gallon tank to do water changes in the salty one.
  18. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    Some pics of the two different brain corals I added to the tank and the blue sypodium been looking forever for them and finally got them. LoL

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  19. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    I am loving the camera on my new phone some more pics from today. I really like how the shots of the trumpet corals look. I think those two might be the best shots i have ever taken. LoL

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  20. OP

    krazyone2006Well Known MemberMember

    The continious shot mode actually let me get some awesome pics of the elusive Lawnmower Blemmy. LoL Little buggers aleays faster than the camera. LoL

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