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    Spartanman22's Fluval M90

    Due to a losing battle with cyano, resulting in a mini-crash, and an upcoming move I have decided to retire the 80 gallon setup. I designed and setup that system with the mindset that my wife and I would be at our current apartment until we were prepared to purchase a home (3-5 years). However, life had different plans and we will now be moving. So, I will be downgrading into a Fluval M90. I was very close to just calling it quits entirely for a while, but I just couldn't walk away from my clowns and gig. I've had both for almost 5 years now, and they are a breeding pair. Since I'm keeping the nem and clowns I might as well keep all the SPS that survived the crash as well! This setup will be either in the dining area or living room area of our new condo. My goals for this system are simplicity and for it to look like a piece of furniture. Here's a breakdown of the system:

    • Tank: Fluval M90 tank and stand
    • Filtration: Tunze DOC 9004 Comline Skimmer
    • Brains: Apex Gold w/ autofeeder, wxm, and ALD
    • Flow: EcoTech Marine MP10wQD x 2
    • Lighting: ReefBreeders Photon V2
    • Dosing: GHL Profilux Doser 2
    • Miscellaneous: Finnex Heater, Magnafuge Refugium Light, Artfully Acrylic Screen Top, Sicce return pump, and InTank Media Basket


    This AIO has four chambers. The first will house the InTank Media Basket, second is about 4"x10" and will house chaeto, third is about the same at 4"x10" and will house marinepure blocks, and the last chamber will house the skimmer, heater, and ATO (apex). Hopefully I can get some pictures of my progress thus far tonight. I hate to see the 80 go, but hopefully I can find success with this new setup. Unfortunately just as I'm about to start tearing down the 80, the cyano starts receeding and the surviving acros are starting to really color up and look good again.

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    always been a fan of the Fluval M90 for the price. good luck with the new tank.

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    i call dibs on the black leopard.

    All kiding aside (not kidding)
    Glad you decide to continue reefkeeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #theMatrix View Post
    i call dibs on the black leopard.

    All kiding aside (not kidding)
    Glad you decide to continue reefkeeping.
    Haha really didn't know you wanted it....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjamyst View Post
    always been a fan of the Fluval M90 for the price. good luck with the new tank.
    I like it a lot. I was looking at an IM Nuvo 20 and just was not pleased with the display volume nor the filtration space. The M90 is a decent sized display and the filtration sections are quite large.


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    hey buddy

    good luck with the new build .. knowing you its gonna be an awesome Build



    keep the pics comming
    Dumbest of all is always the one that thinks he is smarter than everyone ..

    Dont be a smartass
    all you get from me is :thefinger:

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    Got some of the final pieces in today. All I'm still waiting on is the Artfully Acrylic screen top and the Reef Breeders Photon V2.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanman22 View Post
    Got some of the final pieces in today. All I'm still waiting on is the Artfully Acrylic screen top and the Reef Breeders Photon V2.




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    How long did they tell you it would be to ship the top?

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    Well they said lead time was 4-6 weeks but I'm not sure if that's from when I ordered it 2 weeks ago or from when they contacted me yesterday...


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    They told me the same thing yesterday as well, I'm in front of you

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