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Old 04-18-2010, 11:40 PM   #51
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Did a good job on it. Nice craftsmanship. Do you get that room all to yourself? I am so jealous.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:04 AM   #52
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Thanks Etunes,

YES, it's MY room!!!! Well, my girlfriend comes down to watch the tank and movies, but rarely without me. I wake up in the morning and go down to the room. Before I go to bed, I'm in the that room. Other than the odd tea in our sitting room, or eating in the dining room, I pretty much live down there. I'm pretty lucky. But I earned it. I pretty much killed myself the last two years to get the house looking like it does. The whole house is as nice as that room. well...almost

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Nice tank. Too bad you didn't have the room you wanted for all the "behind the scene" stuff.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:58 AM   #54
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Thanks.

Yes, it is a trade off with a Peninsula on the lowest floor. The only thing I feel I will regret not having is a calcium reactor. Other than, I wanted to keep it somewhat simple.
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A calcium reactor doesn't achieve anything a 2 part solution can't.
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I agree Mitchell. It's just easier, I guess. I'm using B-Ionic 2 part now. However. I am concerned it is making my PH too high - 8.6. And I can't seem to get my numbers where I want them.

I don't plan on having a lot of SPS. But I want a few.

Trying to sort it out.
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That overflow lid looks great. Nice job.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:09 PM   #58
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Thanks Kevin!
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Woohoo! i FIIINNNAAAALLLLYYYY had the ambition to fix the noisy durso drains. I set up the Herbie drain method, as suggested and oooh how beautiful the sound of silence is!!!:woohoo:

Of course, when I was playinf around to see if it was worth going to buy new plumbing parts, etc., I overflowed the tank.:wink-grin About a gallon or so ended up on my new wood floor! YIKES! Regardless, I have it working now with the emergency stand by pipe. The only sounds I hear now are my skimmer, the Vortech and the low hum of all the pumps. (very low humm, they are Red Dragons, after all, hehe) The setup now is way quieter than my 46 gallon tank was, and had no sump.

Also, I decided I didn't like seeing the returns for my closed loop, so i decided to bury them as much as I could under rock. I have a really nice layout now for lots of corals to sit. The top rock has a big bowl in the middle for a nice torch or anemone (if I could get it to stay) or any thing nice and big. Here's before and after of each side :









You'll notice 3 new acros (there's a fourth not visible) and a couple of zoos. I got a killer deal on all 5 corals - $90. they are reeaallly nice! Took a bit of a beating trying to get them secured to the rock. Took 4 bottles of Krazy Glue! I'm hoping they do well. My girlfriend LOVES them. You know what they say...Happy wife.....happy life!! HAHA

The zoos and Monti frag are not staying where they are. i just wanted to see a little life on the new rock. It's SO white compared to the rest and sticks out like a sore thumb.

Well, that's all for now. Water parameters are perfect, fish and corals seem happy. It's all good!

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Old 05-06-2010, 12:41 AM   #60
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My girlfriend LOVES them. You know what they say...Happy wife.....happy life!! HAHA
lol, so funny.

Looks amazing i cant wait for this thing to just be full of corals, i mean it is just SO cool.
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