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Old 12-11-2014, 11:45 PM   #31
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:17 AM   #32
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Alright! What's the purpose of the eggcrate on the bottom floor of tank? Weight displacement of rocks of protection of glass from rocks?
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #33
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Mainly for protecting the glass. When I removed the sand from my 20, the rocks scraping against the bare bottom tank made me cringe lol


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Old 12-14-2014, 03:38 AM   #34
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Sooooo I transferred everything recently. I wish I could say everything went perfectly but that never happens.

The transfer did go well but today I came home to the skimmer cup full and overflown. That was a mess but luckily I only lost about a gallon or two of water. I'm probably going to drill the cup and have tubing go down into a bucket just in case.

Now, because all my corals are epoxied I had trouble finding a good aquascape and ended up breaking a bunch of SPS tips. It was frustrating to say the least. At this point, I think I'm going to remove all my coral and rescape the tank completely. The coral are going to be pissed and will look like crap for a while but as long as I don't get any losses and end up with a decent scape, I'm ok with it.

In good news, I traded in the anemone for a really nice and big brain coral. I'll try to get pics tomorrow. Hopefully I can get my tank sorted out tomorrow so I can take it home Monday or Tuesday.

Wish me luck guys! I'm a little down right now but I know I gotta be patient. With the bigger size, I gotta work hard once again to regain that picture perfect tank. There's always light at the end of the tunnel!


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Old 12-14-2014, 11:56 AM   #35
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Makes sense. I think I will be doing that next build.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:01 PM   #36
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Sooooo I transferred everything recently. I wish I could say everything went perfectly but that never happens.

The transfer did go well but today I came home to the skimmer cup full and overflown. That was a mess but luckily I only lost about a gallon or two of water. I'm probably going to drill the cup and have tubing go down into a bucket just in case.

Now, because all my corals are epoxied I had trouble finding a good aquascape and ended up breaking a bunch of SPS tips. It was frustrating to say the least. At this point, I think I'm going to remove all my coral and rescape the tank completely. The coral are going to be pissed and will look like crap for a while but as long as I don't get any losses and end up with a decent scape, I'm ok with it.

In good news, I traded in the anemone for a really nice and big brain coral. I'll try to get pics tomorrow. Hopefully I can get my tank sorted out tomorrow so I can take it home Monday or Tuesday.

Wish me luck guys! I'm a little down right now but I know I gotta be patient. With the bigger size, I gotta work hard once again to regain that picture perfect tank. There's always light at the end of the tunnel!


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Man, those rescapes can be insanely frustrating. Especially if you are a perfectionist! And I know your pain on the epoxy and coral breakage! A complete rescape is probably for the best if you are picky and want it picture perfect. Like you said there Is always light at the end of the tunnel! Things will grown and fill in and it shall be beautiful once again! I want to see that brain coral you got for that nem! Hopefully they gave you a decent deal, I know that most LFS don't. That nem was pretty awesome! Best of luck to you on the rebuild!
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These are the best shots I could get with this lousy iPhone camera. I work at my LFS so I get pretty good deals

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Really liking the stand! The rock work would match in my home.


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That's a nice brain man! This tank seems to e coming together nicely


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