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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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My 75g Split shrimp tank project

So after setting up three 20g longs and four 10g I figured I would break down and do a journal on this project. It is a 75g Oceanic tank I have had in storage alittle while figured my first step was to get it filled with water outside and let it set a few days to make sure it is still in good shape before I bring it in the building and go full blown on it lol better for it to leak outside then inside.
Going to have a peice of glass 1/4 inch thick cut and silconed in for the divider in the middle planning on have CBS on one side and CRS on the other I know the divider is not needed but it makes catching them alot easier then haveing cbs/crs all in the same tank and the glass was only $19 lol.
The stand will be a DIY made to fit the tank and have room below it for four more 10g down the road and will have a light bar made across the top to hold a 48" diamond plate shop light from home depot.
The substrate will be Akadama and I am going to build Mordalphus DIY UGF for both sides and instead of useing a powerhead I am going to hook my HoB (Fulval C-3) right in to the UGF. Also going to have a large sponge filter which will be air driven on each side too.
Since it will be a shrimp only tank I will jus have driftwood and java moss for plants.
Hoping to have it up and running by the weekend will update the post as I go along and welcome any suggestion or comments on it.

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Well woke up this morning to a small pin hole leak so ..... I have no choice but to scrape and reseal the whole tank not something I am looking forward to never done it before but luckly its an Oceanic 75g with 3/8 glass so I am thinking (hoping) it wont be to bad but certainly not something I am looking forward to. Will post pics of the reseal job.
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So resealed the tank (used RTV108 GE silicone) let it cure for 48 hours then filled it for 48 hours and just drained it today and added the divider glass in it and plan on refilling tomorrow (figure 24 hours cure time is enough for the little bit of silicone I used on the divider glass) and let it sit for 3 or 4 more days before I bring it inside.

Did get the stand built for it heres a picture tell me what you think.


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What happened to this tank? I was looking forward to more then as I scroll down.. BOOM! Nothing


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What happened to this tank? I was looking forward to more then as I scroll down.. BOOM! Nothing
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Will be doing this when colonies are set. Currently have a few 75s divided down middle, just have to wait.
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