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Old 10-22-2004, 08:32 PM   #81
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Very nicely done, thanks for taking the time to post all the updates!

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Old 10-27-2004, 04:19 PM   #82
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Jim: Thanks. It great that we can share our fun with everyone in the same hobby.


Can't wait to continue to work on the tank setup again, but we are expecting our 2nd child anytime now, and thus have to delay setting up the tank, but cleaning up my house ready for the baby.

On the side note, I just joined the membership of the shedd aquarium for $76, sounds like a good deal to me.
I attached another pic here that showed a bigger picture of the entire living room.

The good thing in taking your time to setup the fish room is that you learnt patience and patience is all we need for this hobby. I had a 46g tank for over a year. With this tank, I was determined not to add any corals to it and see what I can get from my LR. As the months evolved, fan worms, mushrooms and some stony stuffs started to grow on my LR. It is really exciting just to watch the LR. I loved my Yellow Tang as well. Also, I am surprised how much debris the LR will "split" out
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:06 PM   #83
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Very pretty. I may have to build one myself!!!
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:05 PM   #84
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Just an update. Purchased my MR2 skimmer and Blueline HD70 pump last week. I am planning of doing my pumping over the holiday season.

I am still debating whether to have a check valve on the return path? Anyone, any advice? The check valve are expensive, so not sure I want to spend that money or not.

Also debating whether to use Bulkhead threaded inside for easy removal if the bulkhead crack or the slip in type for better leak proof at the overflow?? Any opinion on this?
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:14 PM   #85
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As far as the bulkheads go, I suggest the slip. When I set my tank up I went through more than what I was suppose to because they kept cracking. I think it was from overtighting them. It didnt take much for that to happen.

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Old 12-21-2004, 01:40 AM   #86
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that is a georgeous tank!
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:04 PM   #87
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GrndHog: A friend of mine had the similar thing happened to him. Good thing for him is that he had the threaded bulkhead and thus it just took him 5mins to replace the whole thing. If the slip one is use, then it probably have to replace the whole line up up till the union. But from some readings, it seem like the threaded connection is prone to leaking.

mle421: Thanks. can't wait to fill it up with water.

Setup my RO/DI system but have to go back to drawing board to design my auto-topoff system. Also, had my starboard cut out for the overflow. Tried it last night and found that it doesn't fit the overflow. Have to cut another 1/4"
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:05 PM   #88
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looks really nice boxster

i think its awesome that you are going with the starboard, i really like the clean look it provides, and no messy hair algae! what are you plans for livestock in the tank?

keep up the good work and keep us updated
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i think its awesome that you are going with the starboard, i really like the clean look it provides, and no messy hair algae!
Starboard?
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Bok, Sorry I missed your call. Drop me a PM.

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