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Old 07-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #51
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I have a 220. I bought some extra long grapples that I use to move things around. I have no regrets. There were $15 on eBay. They are strong enough to pickup rocks.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:16 PM   #52
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I am prepared to buy the tank brand new if needed but will be scouting craigslist of course for a deal. lol New the tank is about $700 or so, drilled woth dual overflow. Now I know there have been deals for $700 or less even on full setups for a tank that large but sometimes they are there and sometimes you cant find one. lol
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:18 PM   #53
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I have a 220. I bought some extra long grapples that I use to move things around. I have no regrets. There were $15 on eBay. They are strong enough to pickup rocks.
I have some long tongs that can pick up rocks already BUT the length of the tongs is so long I have trouble with it because of my small arms. LOL Plus there is a finesse to placing corals and I prefer to do it with my hands, you get so much better placement and feel with your actual hands. hehe
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Here is a video of the skunk tilefish I added yesterday. Really short one. The long video of all my tanks is currently uploading to youtube so I will add that when it's done.

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Old 07-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #55
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Here is a video of the skunk tilefish I added yesterday. Really short one. The long video of all my tanks is currently uploading to youtube so I will add that when it's done.

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Very cool! And the Tang Gang doesn't seem to be bothering him!
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Nope, he wasnt bothered by anyone which makes me happy. But he went right back into hiding after he ate. Hope he gets used to the tank soon, he is awesome to watch swim.

As promised here is the whole video of the tanks

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #57
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Great video! I had a Dottyback in my 55g up until Hurricane Irene in 2011. She was my only fish that didn't make it until I purchased a generator.

Dottybacks have attitudes, but their colors are amazing. I may try one in my next build (which I want to start really soon.).
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Will be watching and waiting for your next build thread Red! I loves me a good build thread! lol

yeah, that dottyback was mean in the biocube. Sh epretty much killed my wheelers goby and almost got the chalk bass too before my b/f said enough is enough and took her out himself. He never really gets involved with the salt tanks other than to help me do water changes by turning the pump on and off for refilling and emptying. lol She was that mean that he couldnt stand it. She doesnt get chased by the tangs either, she must have shown some dominance with them for them to not bother her. They always chase the smaller fish, now they have the lawnmower blenny to chase around. lol

Thanks for viewing the video, I appreciate it.
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No problem, I love videos/pictures of people's tank. As we always say, us fishkeepers live vicariously!
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Man what an awesome vid!! Can't wait till I start! Just out of curiosity with all your tanks combined how much water are you using to top off?
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