Ok...Tank update time
I haven't done much in the way of adding anything to my system. When I went a couple of weeks ago to get my new ballasts I picked up a frag of Green Eflo at the same time. It's a very nice tabling coral.
I've finally figured out and planned how I'm going to redo my lighting with the dual 250w MHs and keep all my other lighting (VHO
and T5s). That project is slated to begin Saturday after I get my parents on a plane back to Nashville.
The major change to my system is the frag tank. I spent most of the day and night this past Saturday redoing the rack and cleaning up the tank. I had a very angry pair of clowns in the tank and was bitten at least a dozen times. I had used the excuse "well they have eggs on the tile so I'll wait to mess with the tank" long enough. I took out all the old stair-step racking and replaced it with 2 shelves. The left side is lower in the tank for my LPS
and misc. corals, the right side is about 6" below the surface and is for my SPS
corals. I have not fragged anything as yet getting the tank cleaned up and the racking in place was time consuming enough.
Here are a couple of poor shots of the frag tank:
Sunday I had a very near disaster with the very frag tank I had spent all day the previous day making look pretty. I was sitting at my computer and kept hearing a popping/cracking sound. With the history of my system any time I hear those kinds of sounds I check everything. Well I looked over the 120 from top to bottom and every where else I could see and I still heard the sounds. I walked over to the frag tank and almost had a heart attack. The plastic center brace was breaking before my eyes. I FREAKED out. I grabbed my measuring tape and checked how far the glass was bowed out, 1/4-3/8" in the center as compared to the ends. Quick as a flash this is what I came up with to solve the problem until a more permanent solution can be put in place:
This bit of engeneering genious closed the bow/gap to about 1/8". I've got to come up with a better option but for now it is doing the job very nicely. Oh and yes the PVC
is glued together.
That's about all for now....