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Offline sscherin

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65g Tank project
« on: December 23, 2010, 02:10:14 am »
Hey folks..

I'm back with a new tank to play with..
It's a 65g I got from a friend on the motorcycle forums.

He was nice enough to throw in a 5 stage RO/DI system too..


I need to get lights, pumps, powerheads, heaters, well everything :)

The plan so far..

Find a sump I can build a refuge into.
Quiet One 3000 return pump.. (say 450-500 gph @ 5')
A pair of Hydor Koralia Evolution 750's for flow
DIY recirc skimmer

I'm still debating between T-5 or 2 x 175 Halide lights
Halides are great but I don't think I can afford a chiller to fight the heat.

That is it for new.. back to hunting equipment..


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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 05:40:25 am »
I love tank builds, I'm looking forward to seeing yours come together! :)

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 11:18:18 am »
Hey Ron,
       I love that size of tank.   What are your plans, Fish only with live rock or Reef with fish?
come over and see..:)

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 04:31:38 pm »
So far it's looking like it will be FOWLR..
My wife Niki has wanted a trigger since we started but we never had an aggressive tank..

I ordered a Marineland Double Bright 36" LED light.. Amazon had them on sale with free shipping..
Should be good for a FOWLR tank..


Just for fun we set it up over the weekend as a freshwater tank with a few goldfish for my son..
He loves it.. Better than an empty tank sitting there while I wait to buy equipment.

When I get all the salt gear together the goldfish will move into a 30G tank I've had stashed out in the shed..
That will be set up in my son's room.

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 12:32:48 am »
The light came in today..

This is the Marine Land Double Bright 36"-48" light..
http://www.marinedepot.com/Marineland_Double_Bright_LED_Light_Fixture_Flexible_Mount_LED_Light_Fixtures_for_Aquariums-Marineland_Instant_Ocean-AS32990-FILTFILDFX-vi.html

It's 16 1w daylight (guessing 6.7k) LEDS and 8 lunar LEDs (no spec given)

The fixture with the legs stuffed all the way in is 36.5" wide.
Just  enough to fit inside my 65's hood.
Price was $140 shipped from Petco.. They had a good end of year sale going.

It's not the brightest thing in the world but should work well for a FOWLR tank..
They claim it's equal to a 2x40 T12 NO lights..
I'd agree it's about like that type of output.

It's a little thing.. thin and light..


Lights are on..


My little gold tank guests until I get all the salt gear together (it's going to be a long wait folks)
Ohhhh shimmer lines!!! (you can't see it in the pic)



Marineland has a "reef" model of this light coming out soon..
the 46-48" will have 36 10k 1w LED's and 6 460nm blues.
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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 02:58:35 pm »
i have a sump and skimmer if you want to check it out. I posted it in the b/s section but it measures 15"deep 24"wide 15" tall. It is all acrylic so you could add a chamber for a fuge if you wanted but the way it sits there isnt alot of room in it for much more than the skimmer heaters and pumps for reactors and what not.
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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 09:42:53 pm »
i have a sump and skimmer if you want to check it out. I posted it in the b/s section but it measures 15"deep 24"wide 15" tall. It is all acrylic so you could add a chamber for a fuge if you wanted but the way it sits there isnt alot of room in it for much more than the skimmer heaters and pumps for reactors and what not.

It won't fit in my stand.. The door is only 12x21" and the interior is 26" tall..

Getting anything bigger than a 10G in there will be a trick..

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 02:47:29 pm »
How does the tank look? I hope not full of goldies!

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 02:03:18 am »
Little lesson here.. Don't let the kid talk you into keeping goldfish in your tank "just until you can get the salt equipment together"

2 years later lol.. The goldies and Koi are a little bigger..  Thinking of upgrading them into a 150.

Someday I'll go salt again

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 07:52:30 am »
lol but they are looking good.

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2012, 09:40:23 am »
I like the volcano!   :)
come over and see..:)

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Re: 65g Tank project
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 12:01:15 am »
They just keep growing! Another year later we most off the goldies but one is hanging tough with the Koi.





New home on the way for them.. We have a 90 in the garage. Just nee to finish some work on the stand and hood.

I still dream of salt :)
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