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Old 05-07-2011, 10:58 AM   #101
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I'm following your build, it seems to be going pretty well. I love the aquascaping. I am trying to use you and Greenmaster's builds as a guideline. I am starting a 250 gallon reef build next month.
Are you starting from scratch or is it going to be a conversion? I can't even imagine 250 gallons in my living room. Wow. Can't wait to see it get started.
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #102
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Everything in the tank Is looking great with one exception my rose bta just looks pathetic. Has since we moved it over. I thought it would be happier with the better water conditions (we were battling high nitrates in the old tank). Not sure what I should do. Maybe it's depressed because it's favorite clown didn't make the trip to the new tank (maroon that was slightly more aggressive than we wanted and liked to kick sand up all over everything). Suggestions?
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #103
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How long did you acclimate the bubble tip for? Also there are slight spikes throughout the day in a new tank so that may have something to do with it but hopefully someone more knowledgeable and has dealt with nems before will chime in for you
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #104
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maybe its just getting used to being in its new home, how long have you had it in there for?
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:03 PM   #105
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The nem went in a week ago. He is starting to look better today. He finally has decided to give up his rock and apparently move to a more favorable place (at least I think that's what he is doing). Glad he's looking better, unfortunately the spot he appears to be picking is not in a good viewing area.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:02 AM   #106
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So now the nem has moved again (I think). And wherever it is he has went, I can't see him. It's driving me crazy. Not sure if I should move some rocks around to look or just assume he is ok
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #107
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Are you starting from scratch or is it going to be a conversion? I can't even imagine 250 gallons in my living room. Wow. Can't wait to see it get started.
Starting from scratch, and I ended up ordering a 220. I liked the 6ft better. 6x2 and 30" tall. The only difference from a 180 is the height. I started a build thread. The tank won't be here for 6-8 weeks, custom order. I am building the sump this weekend. Your tank is looking great so far.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:08 AM   #108
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30 inches is pretty tall if you ask me, but that will look good

are you re enforcing your floor? adding some extra floor joists and a load bearing wall below it? that 220g with a 55g sump/fuge is going to weight about 2700lbs
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Only one floor in my house, and it is on a concrete pad. Gotta love FL hurricane code. lol
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One thing I have to say about tall tanks... (I got one that is 39") They are a serious pain to do anything on the sand bed.
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