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Reefing Times Bullitt's 90 Gal

Bullitt519

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Decided to go ahead and post a build and grow out thread. I have been on this forum a long time but lost my account. I have been keeping tanks for years. I started in salt water around 2004-2005 and have had a tank ever since. I moved around a lot and never really got my tank to where I wanted it. I am now more stable and hope to resolve this. We have had our current tank since 2015 and transitioning to more SPS dominant system. Here are some of my older tanks moving to the current one.

Tank from 2004 / PC Bulbs / Lost most items after a vacation someone was watching my tank
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Tank from 2007 after a move / I still have the Favia, Polyps, and Red Serpent Starfish / Retro 4 x T5HO
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Tank from 2009 / Changed lighting to 8 x T5HO / moved some items
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Tank from 2011 / Moved to Louisiana and downgraded to a 58 Gal / 4 x T5HO
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Tank from 2012 / Moved back to Houston
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Tank from 2015 / Moved back to Houston / Upgraded back to 90 Gal / 2x 250w MH 20k / equipment in the garage
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Tank from 2018
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Tank from 2019 / Wife decided we need more color and to change to SPS / Lighting 36" Hybrid AL T5HO 4x39W x 2 Hydra 26 HD's / New rock work84.jpg
Frag tub above sump / plumbed into system / 1 x 250w MH
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Equipment:

2x Hydra 26 HD's and 36" Hybrid AL T5HO 4x39W ATI 2 Coral Plus 2 Blue Plus
Trigger systems ruby 36 sump
Bubble Magus Curve 5 protein skimmer
Two Little Fishies Phosban Reactor 150
JBJ chiller
Return Pump Danner Supreme Aqua-mag 12
2 x Jebao SOW-15 Water movement
Eshopps AEO19085 FV Gravity feed ATO

I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff but that is what I have for now. Its not that fancy but I work with what I have.
 

Luman01

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Richmond
I love the frag tub set up, never seen anyone do that! Dang I wish I had a taller stand to do that! How did you plumb it in?
 
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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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Its using a 1/2" bulkhead and PVC to the sump with 1/2" return with a T ............. Its about 10 gal added.. I can post a more recent pic tonight.
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sneezebeetle

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Houston, TX
Hey Shawn! Looks Great. I really like your picture timeline, thats alot of history captured in those images.

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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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Hey Shawn! Looks Great. I really like your picture timeline, thats alot of history captured in those images.

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Thanks, And yes it does. It has never been what I wanted but I didn’t really invest a a lot either. I think this time I’m more motivated and my toddler loves looking at our tank.
 
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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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That’s awesome!! That gave me some insprartion! Thank you! And I’m pretty interested in seeing what’s currently in it as well!
Not much in it othe than frags I made from the remodel. A few favia frags, sps, and softies. Mostly softies.
 

sneezebeetle

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Thanks, And yes it does. It has never been what I wanted but I didn’t really invest a a lot either. I think this time I’m more motivated and my toddler loves looking at our tank.
I think kids make it more fun for us as adults. Especially when they get just as excited about the tank as we do :)

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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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I think kids make it more fun for us as adults. Especially when they get just as excited about the tank as we do :)

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Yeah it was my wife idea to redo it. Now she’s complaining I spend to much time messing with it. Haha
 
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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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Started building a new sump, frag, and chiller stand. I am removing the 10 gal tub frag tank and setting up a new 24Lx24Wx12H 30 gal frag tank. I will be resealing the tank before setup so it will be while before I can finish. Just thought I would share this update.

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Bullitt519

Bullitt519

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Update Shot! Top photo is from January 26 and Bottom is from February 26. I haven't really noticed any growth until I put the photos next to each other. I guess when you look at your tank everyday its not a noticeable.
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