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Old 10-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #491
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Well maybe u should get an aussy and then let us know what u think of it
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #492
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LOL. I'm still debating it but I'm kinda leaning on the side of passing on it. I can get a few other fish like more wrasses. At the rate I want to stock it will be mostly wrasses.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:18 PM   #493
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LOL. I'm still debating it but I'm kinda leaning on the side of passing on it. I can get a few other fish like more wrasses. At the rate I want to stock it will be mostly wrasses.
Sounds cool, I love Wrasses, and I would be interested in knowing which ones work together, so I can know for my future 180g!
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:13 PM   #494
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Is that set in stone?
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:22 PM   #495
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I haven't forgotten about this build . In fact it's getting closer and closer each day. I will be moving the fish in the 55g out this week into the 125g aqnd then will be getting rid of all the aiptasia in it and then its on the market! I still heave the guys email who offered me $200 for it so I will give him first dibs on it for $250 or $300 if I pick up the used 48" coralife dual T5 I found last week at my lfs.

Today I spent a good amount of time outside rinsing off about 100lbs or so of the dried base rock that I picked up a few months ago. I now have about 150lbs ready to go in the 90g. I still have at least another 50-100lbs to go though, it's just sitting in a garbage can waiting to be washed. After getting further into the container I've found that some of this rock is really really nice, theres alot of variation on the type of rock inside, some is fiji, some is tonga and some is branching, theres at least 4-5 different types it appears.

I've also decided that if I can get the $250 for the tank as is I will get the furniture grade stand that's a tad bit more money. Just eying the spot the tank will be in and I think the better stand will look nicer there.

Also been tweaking my stock list, I still look at different ideas every day but I'm getting close to a final list.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:33 PM   #496
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I haven't forgotten about this build . In fact it's getting closer and closer each day. I will be moving the fish in the 55g out this week into the 125g aqnd then will be getting rid of all the aiptasia in it and then its on the market! I still heave the guys email who offered me $200 for it so I will give him first dibs on it for $250 or $300 if I pick up the used 48" coralife dual T5 I found last week at my lfs.

Today I spent a good amount of time outside rinsing off about 100lbs or so of the dried base rock that I picked up a few months ago. I now have about 150lbs ready to go in the 90g. I still have at least another 50-100lbs to go though, it's just sitting in a garbage can waiting to be washed. After getting further into the container I've found that some of this rock is really really nice, theres alot of variation on the type of rock inside, some is fiji, some is tonga and some is branching, theres at least 4-5 different types it appears.

I've also decided that if I can get the $250 for the tank as is I will get the furniture grade stand that's a tad bit more money. Just eying the spot the tank will be in and I think the better stand will look nicer there.

Also been tweaking my stock list, I still look at different ideas every day but I'm getting close to a final list.
Sounds good, can't wait to see this come along!
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im glad to see an update. and very much look forward to future progress.
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I spent an hour or so today rinsing and cleaning the rest of the rock. I now have about 200lbs of rock ready to go, it's drying in the sun right now. I was figuring on only adding 100-150 lbs tops to the tank, I want more swim adn fish room and since it's a FOWLR I didn't think it was necessary to have an abundant amount of rock. Correct me if I'm wrong on that guys....

I also spent some time looking over the pieces and some are pretty big so I don't think i will be able to do an arch of rock like I planned unless i start drilling holes in the rock and attaching them with rods. :-(

But anyways, just need some sand and the stand and I'm ready to go. I'm getting soo excited! LOL
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I spent an hour or so today rinsing and cleaning the rest of the rock. I now have about 200lbs of rock ready to go, it's drying in the sun right now. I was figuring on only adding 100-150 lbs tops to the tank, I want more swim adn fish room and since it's a FOWLR I didn't think it was necessary to have an abundant amount of rock. Correct me if I'm wrong on that guys....

I also spent some time looking over the pieces and some are pretty big so I don't think i will be able to do an arch of rock like I planned unless i start drilling holes in the rock and attaching them with rods. :-(

But anyways, just need some sand and the stand and I'm ready to go. I'm getting soo excited! LOL
You are getting closer and closer! It msut have been a pain to wash all of that rock yesterday and today. Don't give up on the arch, anything is possible when it comes to aquascaping!
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+1 to rock work. Don't forget what u don't use in the tank can go in the sump.
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