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Old 12-06-2012, 11:16 AM   #211
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Hey Dano can you post your blue prints, how much materials cost, how you glued it, etc please?

I'd greatly appreciate it!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #212
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If I remember correctly dano, no one is actually sure why that is the case.
Right on, just a curiosity thing. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:17 PM   #213
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Hey Dano can you post your blue prints, how much materials cost, how you glued it, etc please?

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Yeah I will send these out, give me a day or two to compile it, lots of notes lol.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #214
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Hey Dano can you post your blue prints, how much materials cost, how you glued it, etc please?

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Alright this is probably going to take a few posts so ill start with the sump and some of the basics...

The tank is a 75G custom acrylic with overflow. The sump is a approx 30G with 3 compartments. First compartment contains 18watt uv sterilizer ($65 eBay) and eshopps psk125 protien skimmer ($95 LFS). Second compartment is my fuge, I have a clip on light I picked up at the hardware store running a 5000k bulb to support my cheato growth. There is 3-4inches of live sand and an inch or two of miracle mud. As the water flows into the the return compartment (3rd) it flows through 2 bags of chemipure elite and is pumped back by my 800GPH return pump (eBay $40).

My sump contains a handful of various snails an is a great place to grow pods

I also have the grow light set to a reverse night cycle to keep my tank PH balanced.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #215
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My display tank has 2 1050GPH koralia hydor powerheads ($50 each) they are controlled by a koralia wave maker controller ($80) that is housed in the stand. I have approx 80lbs of rock 60 ($200 about half came from my previous tank) live and 20 base ($45). I do not have these glued or framed. I simply built the base rock into the sand and stacked the rock. The display tank also has a 4-6" deep sand bed. I used 160lbs ($120) of caribsea bagged 'live sand' then ordered 50lbs ($100) of live sand from premiumaquatic.com.

I am defiantly a fan of the DSB my nitrates and phosphates never seem to stray to far from 0. I think all of the live rock and live sand helped my tank cycle and mature very quickly. I had my first live stock and coral in the tank about 2 weeks after the cycle.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #216
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Live stock listing...

2 black and white clowns
Yellow clown goby
Blue mandarin
Red scooter Benny
Royal gramma
Lawn mower Benny
2 blue green chromis
Rose bubble tip anemone
Serpent star
Double tile reef star
Coral banded shrimp
Cleaner shrimp

Coral listing...

Hammer (6 heads)
Frogspawn (8 heads)
Torch (frag 2 heads)
Green acro
Pink birds nest (frag)
Candy cane (18 heads)
Green star polyps
Assorted zoa frags
Blue acro colony
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:13 AM   #217
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After a few weeks my serpent star is finally starting to come out and stay out after feeding time!
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #218
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How did you deal with the anemone vs coral issue? I want to get an RBTA but I don't want it to kill my corals as it moves!
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #219
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I have been very fortunate, I had my BTA in my previous tank for almost a year and he picked a rock that he liked and dug his way in. When I moved him to my new setup I put him in a place with about the same lighting and flow, he just hangs out there
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Any advice you'd have for me, who already has 10-12 Corals on various points on the rock?
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