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Old 07-31-2010, 12:55 PM   #11
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Thanks all. Going to try and get more work on it done later today. I am really hoping to have water in it by the end of the weekend. I've been slowly working on this for a while and i started cycling my rock in a 55 gallon trash can a few months ago so that is ready to go to.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:02 PM   #12
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Wow buddy! Great job on that stand! I am impressed!!!

The reseal job looks good too!

Guess I have to tag along for your build don't I?
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:02 PM   #13
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I think you should start yours ziggy and it can be a race
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:08 PM   #14
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I am in Tennessee right now. I am getting the build started when I get back to town. Next week I will start laying out the LEDs and getting that going. Jimbo has given me some pointers, dos and don'ts. I still need a soldering iron and I have to pick up some wire, I can't find the wire I got when I started this project over a year ago. I also have to pick up my tools from Pat since he has had them for a month.

The build is on very very soon!!!
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I've been bugging him for months to get his lazy butt moving on his build. I want to see those LEDs burning! I'm done with the tools. Thanks so much for letting me use them. You started your build over a year ago and me and jimbo are still winning... better get going...
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I'll be taking notes from your build. I plan on upgrading my reef to a 90g eventually....hopefully in the Spring.

I love that stand! Very nice!
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:45 PM   #17
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I know my build has been ongoing for a year but you also know that when I get going I rock! Watch out!!! Ziggy is on the way!
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I'll be taking notes from your build. I plan on upgrading my reef to a 90g eventually....hopefully in the Spring.
I really like the 90 gal. Of the 4 foot tanks i think it has some nice dimensions for a reef. Looking forward to your upgrade.

Ziggy you are a pro i will give you that. It will be sweet to see how your and jimbo's tanks do with the LEDs.
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Looking really good. I'm looking forward to the build.... particularly if you will be keeping stony coral which I'm sure you will be. I don't use any sand or refugium in my sump or anywhere, but I have a question. Did you say that the Protein Skimmer is after the refugium section? I would think it would be best to have the Skimmer before the refugium.... unless it is on the opposite side of the return pump.
Well at least more pods would survive that way... I think.
But if the fuge is just for the biodiversity and using the macro algae to help keep nutrients in check, then I think you are good.
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I considered putting the skimmer on the other side of the fuge. I am going to have a remote deep sand bed in my sump and so i wanted it before the skimmer because then extra food and nutrients will go towards feeding all the creepy crawlies in there. Kind of no good way to do it. fuge before skimmer gives more food to the life in the DSB but then you risk sucking up a few pods. skimmer before fuge puts more pods into the display but then many of the nutrients/food that i want for the fuge is skimmed out. I don't think it will make to much of a difference either way. The fuge is mainly going to be for nutrient export.

I will be keeping plenty of SPS. I have lots of frags already picked out that i want. I also like zoas a lot. Other then that it will be a mix of what ever catches my eye.

Got more work done but have not had a chance to take pictures for another update. Hopefully tomorrow after work i will get on that.
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