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Old 04-15-2010, 11:57 AM   #31
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yea, that was it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:54 PM   #32
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That looks really cool! I had a tank by a window with no live plants and that was a TERRIBLE idea. It had algae covering it in no time flat. I am looking to do something similar to that, but I might use lights instead of the window depending on where I live. I also want an enormous tank so the window would have to be really big. This does give me some other ideas for when I am no longer in the military and I build my own house though! My thoughts right now are to have a FW set up with a sump/fuge so that I can later turn it into a reef tank.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #33
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i know a guy who has a 125g reef tank, then a refugium, a sump, a frag tank, and a calcium reactor. i have yet to see a better looking reef tank than his.
all of that is 400 something gallons total water connected, and he only does 10% water changes every 4 months.
again, this was one of the tanks in the local reef club's little "tour of tanks", his was last, and it was for a good reason, because it made all the others look pretty sad... lol
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:47 PM   #34
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I am not sure what I will do exactly because I am trying to get moved to Washington for my last two years in the Army and then I want to move to Hawaii if I can get a job so I may just wait until I get to Hawaii to do anything bigger than my 75g tank.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:50 PM   #35
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MAN!! I wish I could move to Hawaii... I would make a sweet tank with the aquatic life
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I found out that the laws in Hawaii are crazy ridiculous on what all you can have in your tank because they don't want people to release them into the wild. There are still a decent amount of beautiful fish that you can have in your tank.
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... and you can have most of the unprotected fish you can find around Hawaii. Snorkeling at night with a red lamp
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Well, I plan on getting SCUBA certified before I move so I will definitely look into catching my own. At the moment I am trying to plan my 75g rebuild when I get back from Iraq. I am thinking of getting a 30g tank and making a sump with a freshwater tank...we shall see what progresses as my deployment moves along and I continue to frequent these forums lol
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I clicked a link somewhere for a person that had a 75g planted tank with a few red plants that was awesome. The person's name was Loren and they had a website detailing the build up and I am all fired up and had some questions for them lol. If anyone can lead me to the correct person or a link that they have posted on I would appreciate it!
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I just got a 55 gallon with stand and all the trimmings for 75.00 on craigs list. I was patient, most folks want 200.00 for a 55 gal. patients is the key.
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