View Full Version : 90 gallon fowlr

04-04-2015, 02:47 AM
been a while since ive been on here, my other account is "gottafindnemo"

i posted my very first sw tank build on that account

a few weeks ago i shut it down to start up a 90 i bought in edmonton but decided on fowlr since wer gunna be buying a house hopefully this summer so makeing the move would be a little easier.


makin the sketchy trip back to gp from edm with 2 90gals 2 sumps and 1.5 stands in my little titan haha

only one cassualty. took it in to a glass shp and they put a new peice on for me :)

got it home and put some baffles in (shoulda done them different) (it was baffleless when i got it)

so. got impatient... and started setting everything else up before the sump silicone could dry.


order came in with 80lbs of sand, some filter socks, some bulk heads for the other 90 bow front i brought home, some rowaphos and the jager heater

shoulda ordered a pump with better head pressure then mh crappy maxijet lol

picked up 40lbs of live rock from a buddy here in town that has been keepin it in his sump forever now

sump was good and cured by now so ripped appart my 25 gal
some nasty stuff livin in that sand haha

put the rock and everything from it into the 90

04-04-2015, 02:50 AM
why am i not allowed to add any more pictures!?!
says i exceeded my quota :s :(

Skimmer Juice
04-04-2015, 02:55 AM
best to upload through photobucket for this site :biggrin:

04-04-2015, 02:55 AM
Because Canreef isnt a photo hosting service.
Upload the pictures to photobucket then copy the IMG link into your post

04-04-2015, 02:57 AM
ugh. dont wanna! haha this sucks.

ill do that later i guess

04-04-2015, 03:02 AM
i dont understand this photobucket thing

04-04-2015, 03:04 AM

04-04-2015, 03:04 AM
got the stand half built for my bow front

04-04-2015, 03:07 AM
new skimmer came in. reef octopus nwb 150

built a little stand for my skimmer cuz my sumps 11" deep and skimmers gotta be in 8" water lol

04-04-2015, 03:09 AM

04-04-2015, 03:12 AM

added a cheesy background that i might take off. is it just cuz im on a big tablet or does pic quality really crap the bed once uploaded to photobucket...? :(

04-04-2015, 03:14 AM
so far stock list thats in there is
1 scopas tang
1 false perc
1 banggai cardinal
1 orchid dottyback
sandsifter star
peppermint shrimp
and w.e cuc i had in the 25 gal

on the 12th im getting a flame angel and orange diamond goby :)

04-04-2015, 03:19 AM
will be ordering another 50-70 lbs of rock soon. only about 65lbs in there right now

04-04-2015, 03:35 AM
still have to setup my tlf phosban reactor to and finish the eggcrate block for my fuge as well to keep cheato from flowin into my return

04-05-2015, 10:23 AM

debating trying to put together an auto water change system

so for example

all 3 pumps will be on seperate timed outlets.
ones i have i can set for any day of the week, on and off time (obviously)

so if i set pump 1 (return pump) timer to turn pump off for 35 mins

pump 2 timer to turn on for 15 mins 5 minutes after pump 1 turns off (herbie over flow, box takes about 5 mins to fully drain once power out)

pump 3 turn on 15 mins when pump 2 turns off.

then pump one turns back on once pump 3 turns off.

those times are just random example times. ill have to actually spend a while dialing the times in perfect.

any thoughts or advice? plan is to use maxi jets (not sure size yet) and just tubeing.

now my second thought is, haveing my waste pump in my return chamber will only allow me to pump out 10-12 gallons of water before that chamber is dry. so then if i made my pre mixed tank and water tank to hold 25-30 gallons, i could set it up to do 2 water changes a week. right?

equaling approx 25 gal wc a week, 100 gal a month. plenty for my system?


04-05-2015, 04:06 PM
I read a lot on auto water changes before I decided on mine. What you have posted is doable, but would have to be monitored extremely closely. Which IMO, defeats the whole purpose of an auto change system. Take for example a couple scenario's which could potentially go wrong.
1) your waste water pump isn't EXACTLY pumping the same as your new SW pump. This will cause your salinity to drift. Either by taking too much out, making your ATO pump just fresh water in, or taking out too little, and filling your sump higher than normal. This could potentially mess with your skimmer.
Film buildup, or a myriad other factors could potentially cause one pump to no longer equal the other.
2) your away at work, vacation, etc. one pump fails, or for some other reason doesn't turn on.