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Old 03-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #111
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They had the glass ones too but i can't cut that myself i don't think. :-( I'm only competent to a degree LOL
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #112
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I know at Lowes they will cut some for you if you buy it there then it's like 50 cents for additional cuts.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #113
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In two words, "tang gang" LOL. These guys are pretty rough on newcomers. They abused the anthias for a night same for the female anthias. Though the male actually stood up for her when I put her in so she didn't get beat on too badly, the male was doing alot of chasing that night to keep her safe. True gentleman. HAHA

The engineer actually dose some swimming in my tank but most of the time he's on the sandbed in a corner. He was evicted from each rock overhang by the barnacle blenny and then the lawnmower on the other side. I think because of their eventual size is why they are rated for a 125g without too much regard for behavior. LA is great but sometimes they miss the mark.

I paid another $50 yesterday towards this setup, so now it's under $200 that i owe. I also listed my metal halide fixture on CL and am hoping someone will buy it very soon. here's hoping anyway

OH yeah. BAd news on the sump for this tank. They have discontinued 15g high tanks so I am stuck with a 10g sump now without a doubt. The only other option is a 20g XH which is 20 inches tall and wouldnt allow me to remove a skimmer cup or do anything inside the sump pretty much. :-(

Still looking at sumps online, may get lucky. But if I don't I was at home depot last night buying extra fittings and stuff for the plumbing and they have the thick acyrlic sheets in small pieces that i can buy to make my baffles in the 10g. Even cheaper than cheap cutting boards I was gonna use. lol

Since I'm so close to the "ACTUAL" build I've been thinking about a lot of stuff. Like a skimmer. I am gonna be hard pressed to fit a skimmer in the 10g sump, at least one that I want. I've been looking at the bubble magus nac7 but not sure it will fit. I might be able to fit the eshopps skimmer from the 125g, plan on trying that maybe this weekend to see.
Also still plan on a single MP10 for circulation, will probably use the koralias for a month or so til I get it all together.

Also been thinking on how I want this tank to look at the end. In my head I envision a top of the line, clean and sleek looking tank. With a ton of colorful SPS and clams and a RBTA with schools of little tiny fish. So hard to verbalize what i see in my head. But I have such high aspirations, I know I'm gonna be disappointed at some point but I am dying to try. LOL

Any ideas, comments or even critiques are welcome. I love talking to all of you guys!

Thanks for reading all this drivel!
I like the "final picture" for this tank. Are you going to try to keep the coralline off the back wall and what not? I think that would look good for the look you described .
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #114
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Yeah, I guess I will have to. I'm even thinking of leaving the back wall clear, I havent decided 100% yet. I will have the single powerhead so it should be easy to clean the algae daily and scrape where needed. I will however get it on my overflow cover. That may end up looking stupid, with a tall column of purple amongst all clear glass. Might have to paint the back glass to make it seem not as drastic.
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I think clear or painted it will look good. I love the look of rimless tanks, they look so clean and stylish! They are more expensive though, so that kind of leads me away from them. Maybe one day I will get a rimless pico or something.
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My rimless Pico was what got me to thinking bigger, then I got the 20g rimless and quickly found out it wasn't big enough. lol Rimless tanks are really nice but more work i think. To keep that pristine look you need to be on the algae on the glass all the time and you have to have an ATO, it's a must or it ends up looking crappy as the water evaporates.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:31 AM   #117
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My rimless Pico was what got me to thinking bigger, then I got the 20g rimless and quickly found out it wasn't big enough. lol Rimless tanks are really nice but more work i think. To keep that pristine look you need to be on the algae on the glass all the time and you have to have an ATO, it's a must or it ends up looking crappy as the water evaporates.
Yep, I definitely understand what you are talking about. I can't wait to get the JBJ ATO for my 125g. I think I will hook it up to a huge garbage can so I can fit a lot of water into it. Was it difficult to setup?
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The JBJ is one of the easiest things I have put to work. lol I use a 10g tank for the water reservoir, it fits under the sump quite nicely. You can have it set up in about 5 minutes or so.
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The JBJ is one of the easiest things I have put to work. lol I use a 10g tank for the water reservoir, it fits under the sump quite nicely. You can have it set up in about 5 minutes or so.
Sounds nice and simple! Thanks, that is great news.
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So I was daydreaming my rockscape today and I picked a few rocks in the 125g that I am going to take for it, about 40lbs.

I also think I want to get 10lbs or so of the tonga branch rock from BRS and try to get some height out of this rockscape. I think I will be using epoxy to get a good structure, I do have almost 24 inches of depth. If anyone is interested here are the rocks I am moving over, full of purple coralline for the most part and pretty porous.





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