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Old 12-21-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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cujarrett's 75 Gallon High Tech Project


Hello all!

I am upgrading from a 29 to a 75. The 75 system specs are as follows:

Planted 75 Gallon Project Plans:
Tank & Stand:
Aqueon 75 Gallon Aquarium
Marineland Newport Stand

Substrate:
120 lbs Eco-Complete Substrate

Lighting Setup:
48 Inch Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture
Bulbs:
Coralife 67k (2)
Coralife Colormax (2)
LED moon lights (4)

Filter Setup:
Eheim Professional 3 (2073)
Aqueon QuietFlow™ 55/75 400GPH HOB

CO2 Setup:
Milwaukee CO2 Regulator MA957
5lb CO2 bottle
Max Mix CO2 Reactor (Large)
Glass Drop Checker
One way valve

Heater:
Eheim Jager TruTemp 200 Watt

Livestock:
Mated pair of German Blue Rams
Angels
Tank raised Sterbi Corey's
Panda Corey's

Pictures:

IMG_6068 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr


IMG_6070 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr


IMG_6072 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr


IMG_6075 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr

Picture of current 29 gallon:

IMG_6066 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr

YouTube Channel:
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I am looking forward to the project.

Questions Concerns Comments welcome!

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Old 12-22-2011, 01:15 AM   #2
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Update from tonight:

Four of the six bags of Eco-Complete arrived today. I purchased a little over four feet of black vinyl that was tall enough for the tank background and put that on with my wife tonight. The vinyl looks much better than the normal black background you tape on in my opinion. I still like the look of a painted background on the outside of the glass, but with this being a new tank I couldn't bring myself to paint it.

I ordered the CO2 regulator, Fluval 406 filter, CO2 drop checker, CO2 check valve, CO2 tubing, ISTA Mix Max CO2 reactor last night.

I think that is about it.

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IMG_6083 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr


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Old 12-22-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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Looks good so far. I really like that piece of wood. Where did you get it?.

I'll be keeping an eye on your progress as I am also going to start a 75 gallon here soon.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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Thanks! My wife and I picked up the drift wood at our LFS.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:58 PM   #5
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Nice tank! If you paint the background on and want to change it, you can just scrape it off with a razor, does no damage to the tank. It comes off easily because the paint can't really stick to the glass
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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Nice tank! If you paint the background on and want to change it, you can just scrape it off with a razor, does no damage to the tank. It comes off easily because the paint can't really stick to the glass

Good to know, thanks!
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:01 AM   #7
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where did you get the vinyl? bout to redo my tank and i HATE the ones you tape on back
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #8
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I purchased the black vinyl from my local sign store. Four feet by two feet was only $10.00!
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #9
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Cujarret, the 406 is a good filter from what I hear, but you may want to have an additional souce for flow. I have about 450 GPH flow from canister filters and an additional 200GPH from a UV sterilizer on my 75 and sometimes I wonder if I need more.

Just a thought! Definitely following this!
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:21 AM   #10
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Cujarret, the 406 is a good filter from what I hear, but you may want to have an additional souce for flow. I have about 450 GPH flow from canister filters and an additional 200GPH from a UV sterilizer on my 75 and sometimes I wonder if I need more.

Just a thought! Definitely following this!
Thanks for the advise! I believe I am going to use a second filter in the way of a Marineland dual bio wheel HOB. I appreciate the help!
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:26 AM   #11
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Some progress on the tank tonight! I changed my filter plans a bit and 86'd the Fluval 406 and instead decided to use a Eheim Professional 3 (2073). I like this option for many reasons but really like the filter tubing for ease of use when it comes to my CO2 reactor. I installed the heater, filter inlet and spray bar, and the light this evening. I like the light a lot!

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IMG_6094 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr


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IMG_6096 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr

Close up of the right side of the tank. I put the heater behind the driftwood, and put the Eheim inlet and spray bar on this side.

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Thoughts, Comments, Questions, let me know!
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:22 PM   #12
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Seems like money is no issue here lol. I like the progress. Can't wait to see what it looks like "finished"

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Seems like money is no issue here lol. I like the progress. Can't wait to see what it looks like "finished"

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I assure money is a thought I have had good luck with prices! The tank was $114 new, the Eco-Complete was 15.99 per 20lb bag with free shipping. Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:54 PM   #14
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The regulator and CO2 came in the mail today. I should be able to start some assembly on the tank mid week.

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IMG_6102 by cu_jarrett, on Flickr

A quick picture from my 29:

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:25 PM   #15
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Looks like you are off to a good start on all the equipment! Can't wait to see it up and running!
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