I joined this forum right after I purchased my first salt tank. Its been a long road, with a number of scares...same as everyone i guess
. Maybe you all might appreciate a few photos of the tank through the months. There's no love left in Getting Started (that's where my build thread is). Here we go:
This is the picture the tank was listed with on craig's list. I didn't expect to get any corals, the previous owner had already told me he sold them all.
Set up process November 2011
a pic of the new tank through my 29g
Just finished getting all the rock in. 200 lbs or so, and way too cloudy to aquascape
January 29, 2012. First few corals, and a little live rock arrangement. Lighting currently by a coralife cf
4 bulb fixture (free from the LFS
January 2012 building a canopy
January 2012 canopy finished
Two pillars look, plus a new coral or two. Gave some rock to a friend that helped me move the tank. Still January. Those are GSP on the top left hand corner. Check out how big they get at the end.
February 12, 2012
Now i've got a 2 bulb current t5ho and that coralife on the tank. Seems to be better, but the bulbs are way too old. April 1, 2012
Added a purple bulb, really makes things pop. April 21, 2012
June 18, 2012 before everything goes wrong
New Tek Elite 6 bulb t5 light. Still using that diy hood i built, but with some cardboard to get a nice picture. Really blows me away, thinking this tank is awesome!
can't look at the tank without getting a crazy reflection from that fixture in the hood. I've got a tan line halfway up my face