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Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:46 pm

I better get my 75G on here. So this is what i got for 75G Oceanic drilled the back glass and is plumbed to the basement to a 90g custom sump with baffles. It housing some live rock with a ASM G5 skimmer, fluidized bed filter using as a phos reactor, Marineland 300W heater, also a JBJ ATO. Pump is a Blueline 70HD that is tee'd off to a Tradewinds Super 1/3 chiller then back to the sump. Also have tee off for my 180G whenever i get to it.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:05 pm

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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:12 pm

Added Yellow Tang July 19, 2011. And is getting fat. So Sunny is doing great. Need a tank mate soon I think, he has gave me some attitude lately.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:17 pm

And the latest addition Dragon Soul Favia. Just minutes after I put it in.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Fragtastic Reef » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:28 pm

Matt, looks good!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Korrine » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:00 am

looks good! Glad to see it running!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Pallan » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:48 pm

looking very nice
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Fragtastic Reef » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:10 pm

Out of curiousity what made you decide to do the sump in the basement?
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:50 pm

There is a few reasons.
1. Less noise upstairs.
2. Water changes can be down stairs. No need to haul buckets upstairs.
3. Expansion for 180G downstairs that will be against the staircase.
4. Even though I got a chiller plumbed in, the sump stays cooler on the basement floor. So less electricity. The chiller is not plugged in at the moment cause the tank has been steady at 79.4-80.1 Night/Day. I should be looking at getting a back-up heater or running two together.

Cons that may happen would be.
1. Clogging the pipe. I got a strainer with a 90 degree elbow in the overflow box. So less chance of anything big going down.
2. Leaky joints. I have not had one yet, so its going good so far.
3. (optional) And my wife won't let me forget this, was to drill holes in her floor. But wasn't a con for me! :mrgreen:
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby lil-reefer991 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:59 pm

I had a 120 gallon DT with a 125 gallon sump in the basement and it was so nice . I now have my sump in the stand and don't really care for it. I would do a basement sump again if I could. I would rather heat my tank off the basement floor than run a Chiller. Sorry for stealing your thread. Love the sump in the basement.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby mike » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:50 pm

i also had a sump in the basment on my first tank and loved it. was easy to keep cool and to do the water changes. now with the 125 i carry 5g pails upstairs.. oof. lol they each have there pros and cons though. but its just up to what works best for your situation.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Fragtastic Reef » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:48 pm

That is one thing if I decide to keep my 180 gallon at home I am thinking of changing the sump around. The tank is in the basement already but have though about drilling the 40br sump to make water changes easier.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:26 pm

A few photos on Dec. 18th. Thought I would add some, its been awhile. Couple new fish - Solarensis and Lubbocks wrasse.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby beresfordmike » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:12 pm

Two tangs in a 75 Matt? LOL Just kidding you.

It's looking very nice!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:40 pm

beresfordmike wrote:Two tangs in a 75 Matt? LOL Just kidding you.

It's looking very nice!

HA Ya I know it. Just another reason to get the bigger tank up and going right!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Tat2demon » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:46 pm

Lookin great. I love that clam.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby beresfordmike » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:37 am

wichers wrote:
beresfordmike wrote:Two tangs in a 75 Matt? LOL Just kidding you.

It's looking very nice!

HA Ya I know it. Just another reason to get the bigger tank up and going right!


I'm of the opinion that if you want to cram as many fish as you can in your tank go right ahead because it's yours. I've never been a tang cop, never will be. :)

Your tank looks very good and I have to agree with Nate on the clam. The dragon soul is BA too.
I'm actually jealous of the Hippo, the only one I ever tried got MI while in quarantine and never kicked it.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby isu712 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:18 pm

Looking good Matt. Those rocks on the left side appear to be a little bare though. You better make another trip to Omaha so you can fill them up.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Korrine » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:09 pm

looks great Matt!! Lovely wrasses.

The Solorensis is documented as peaceful, but I've read of quite a few occasions where they become the dominant wrasse. One even called his the "Master of his tank" lol. It was mod on another forum.

now off to do a wc on my tank b4 the kids get home!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Tangdiver » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:03 pm

You guys and your darn wrases.....making me want some.


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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Korrine » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:30 am

c'mon. You know you love'em. So bright and festive :D
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Tangdiver » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:14 pm

move pics....hee hee, gotta love them wrases.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:35 pm

Boy does this sucker need a update!

Well nothing to new besides more coraline algae on the back glass. Have the calcium reactor online now too. Keep the alk at around 10.5 dKh and calcium at 430ppm. Chiller has also been hooked up. The water temp has been creeping up on me now, since sump area is all enclosed now. But also the blueline 70HD got hotter than hadies, need to take it apart, clean it up, and make sure it is working properly. Water temp had reached 85.5 degrees, had a few corals start to bleach on me. Once I post up some pics later this week hopefully, they are nothing to be proud of. The temp now stays at 79.5.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:11 pm

A few photos from tonight.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:18 pm

Some more...
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:27 pm

Got some more...
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:35 pm

That is about it for awhile.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby mike » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:44 am

looks nice! love your clowns!!!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby iced98lx » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:06 pm

Looking nice!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby beresfordmike » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:54 pm

Tank is looking great Matt.
I've wondered how that Neon Green Yuma I gave you is doing?
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Korrine » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:48 pm

wow, you do have a lot of coralline going on! Love the corals. Any chance of getting a stocking list of current fishies? Looks like you still have the lubbock's wrasse?
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:11 am

beresfordmike wrote:Tank is looking great Matt.
I've wondered how that Neon Green Yuma I gave you is doing?

It's doing great got a little bigger. Not much though, it is in biocube.

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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:19 am

Stock list has been the same since nov/dec.
Pair of Black Ice Occelaris
Pair of Black Occelaris
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:42 pm

Just got this tank setup a year from today. 1yr bday woot woot!

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Postby Korrine » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:14 pm

yay! 1 yr :) Glad you still have the wrasses too. They are hard to get pics of, huh!
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:51 pm

Thanks everyone! Wrasses can be difficult to take photos of, YES. No expert photographer anyway.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Pallan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:21 am

Looks great.. look better if it was about 300 gallons tho.. get to work :)
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:57 pm

Pallan wrote:Looks great.. look better if it was about 300 gallons tho.. get to work :)

That maybe the longest build ever. lol I'll get to it. Eventually! :lol:
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Pallan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:18 am

hows the buffing going
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:59 pm

Novus 3 all done, Novus 2 inside done, worked one novus 2 outside and the backing plate that holds the pad ripped off and the pad and backing plate flew off to the other side of the garage perdy quickly lets say and didnt hurt anything. So Grant got a new one ordered today. Wait till another day to finish I'll be up in Brainerd, MN next weekend, will see after that if I can get to it then.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:27 am

WOWSERS JULY 14, 2012 last post! Getting into some really dusty files now! Quick livestock list.

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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby wichers » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:58 pm

New look to the tank that I did last month. Ditched my very 1st light setup, it worked well for the 4.5 years I've had it. It was a 150w DE and Power Compact fixture. Now running Ecotech Marine Radion Gen 3 Pro.

Also upgraded the old MP40W that was 4.5 years old as well with the new MP40WQD. There is a quite abit of difference. More Flow and Quiet! The fans in the Radions are now the loudest part of the tank.
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Tangdiver » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:02 pm

Better pics please
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Re: Wichers 75G

Postby Korrine » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:42 pm

/\ I concur
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