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Old 03-23-2011, 01:32 AM   #31
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Funny thing is that this is a newly bought tank! It should have warranty on it but unfortunately the store has since closed down.

I didn't get any pictures since they were almost done by the time got home and i kinda forgot . They used a utility knife to get the panel out. They said the leaky seam popped off without any effort, the other two were a lot more difficult. They then used razor blades to scrape the majority of the silicone off, then to get the little pieces wiped it down with rubbing alcohol and gasoline antifreeze. The antifreeze worked better than the alcohol. They also wiped it down with vinegar just in case. Resiliconing it looked like the easy part, just a continuous bead in a generous amount on all three sides then put it in place. A little tape held it in place as well as the stand since they pushed the tank back so the ledge would support the glass.

We added an extra 60lbs of sand today and the base rock, tank is now about half full and thankfully stilll no leaks
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:57 AM   #33
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Tonight my brother and I got the rest of the rock/corals and fish moved into the tank. We did have a leak but thankfully I'm pretty sure it is in the plumbing to the overflow box, my dad is going to take a look at it tomorrow. So the tank is not running 100% but its pretty dang close. All fish seemed fine, breathing a bit heavy but they are pretty scared. Ammonia and nitrite both tested zero which is good, did not test for nitrate. I do have lots of pictures but I'm waiting for them to upload to photobucket and need to get to bed for school, so they will get posted tomorrow.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:47 PM   #34
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Well whatever happens, even if you have some losses I guess you now can trust that tank for a while.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:14 AM   #35
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Okay picturess!...I have lots so I'll try to narrow them down haha

Added sand and baserock





Also i forgot to mention but when my dad was repairing the tank they tried to move it while it was attached to the sump still, resulting in a cracked sump! The place where we had it made gave us some glue which should melt the acrylic back together, so far seems to be working.


We also spray painted the end piece instead of adding that black piece back in



The whole mess, as you can see my family is renovating/adding on to an old house, the basement hasn't gotten much attention. The tank will eventually have a wall built around it.



There is still moreee....
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:27 AM   #36
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Looking kinda clear, time to add fish and coralsss


Tests of ammonia and nitrite before


Tank almost full with all corals and fish...not that you can see much haha


Our black long spine urchin trying to find a mate...guess we got a male one



First fishy to venture out...also was the first one in since he hides within the rocks!


Full tank shot



API test after




Okay should be only one more post of pics
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:32 AM   #37
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Tank this morning



Tank this evening


New water tank that my dad put in to store our ro/di water. No more jugs!!




Okay that's all for now
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Nice Job, thanks for the pics!
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Really pleased for you guys. Great tank.
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Thanks! We still need to get the rock arranged nicely, it was just kinda placed wherever.
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