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Old 08-19-2013, 12:39 PM   #141
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It's funny how things change. I was just reading through some of the history of this thread to make sure I had followed instructions and paid attention to recommendations. After reading, I see it sure didn't take me long to talk myself into something completely different than my original intention! I went from keeping it cheap, fake decor, HOB filtration, etc. to building my own 3-section sump with refugium, adding a protein skimmer and 27 pounds of live rock in preparation for the coral that is sure to come some day!

Still, though... I'm glad I did it this way. It's just a much better looking tank. I think there are some things I could have done better, but for my first setup... I'm pretty proud of it!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #142
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That is cool, I have had ~12 hermits for a year now and haven't seen this,I have tons of empty shells. I'm just not lucky I guess. I'm glad your boy saw it.
Well, he must not have liked the new shell too much. I later found it abandoned and his "old" shell was gone. It was a bit big and bulky. We could tell he was having trouble getting around, so I'm not too surprised.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #143
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Good grief... My son has the fever. Took him to the LFS to look at fish. He wanted a dog-faced puffer. I told him his tank is too small, so he says, "maybe we could get a bigger tank." Wow...
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #144
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Good grief... My son has the fever. Took him to the LFS to look at fish. He wanted a dog-faced puffer. I told him his tank is too small, so he says, "maybe we could get a bigger tank." Wow...
It begins. Be a bit cautious as he doesn't quite know what he can keep alive and what's best left at the LFS. Glad he's into it!
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It begins. Be a bit cautious as he doesn't quite know what he can keep alive and what's best left at the LFS. Glad he's into it!
No kidding. I'm thinking fire fish and gobies. Maybe a six-line wrasse or royal gramma baslett. Not him.... He's just looking for space for a bigger tank! Lol
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #146
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Well, I just couldn't wait. One if the LFS in the are had a 30% off sale on frags. What better time to get started? Green star polyp, frogspawn and a brain coral.
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That's awesome. And don't pretend like your son was the first one to think "bigger tank". Lol! I had my 35 gal for 4 months before I got my 120 gallon...
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That's awesome. And don't pretend like your son was the first one to think "bigger tank". Lol! I had my 35 gal for 4 months before I got my 120 gallon...
That's a huge jump really quick. I gave the 10 gallon he had to my sisters family. She was asking how much it would cost to set up a 55 before I ever finished setting up the 10.
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That's a huge jump really quick. I gave the 10 gallon he had to my sisters family. She was asking how much it would cost to set up a 55 before I ever finished setting up the 10.
I know, I got an amazing deal on Craig's list....don't look at Craig's list! Lol
...I like how your son thinks...about the future!
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I know, I got an amazing deal on Craig's list....don't look at Craig's list! Lol
...I like how your son thinks...about the future!
Yeah, he told me we needed a 300 gallon last night.
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