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Old 12-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #941
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #943
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It's packed!!! Looking great though!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #944
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Tank does look great. I really like the look of the rock caves and overhangs. Much nicer than a pile of rock.
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Thanks. That is the big benefit of Caribbean lr imo. It is either just a flat piece or large chunks full of holes. You should see the one in my 36. It's one piece, prob around 10 lbs, and is as long and almost as tall as the tank. Totally flat. Just couldn't break it up!
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:28 PM   #946
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Looks aweaome!!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #947
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Beautiful tank!! Great job!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #948
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I am glad you guys think so. I neglect it and it needs more attention, more specifically my getting off my butt and getting my ro/di operational again. Hopefully do that tomorrow and start making several gallons. This distiller from Walmart is just feeding the algae.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:34 PM   #949
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Just want to say it has taken me a week to read this thread. And I want to say threw all that u have gone threw with these tanks and lights and skimmers and reactors and algae. Your corals look amazing and that you done a great job and keep it up I'm living my reef fantasy's threw your pics your tank is my dream only other thing I would want is an archer urchin good luck and keep the pics coming
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #950
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Well, at one point in time I was going to add an urchin. Most just aren't reef safe. The one that I liked that was is the tuxedo urchin. The issue there is that it will steal polyps and such to wear. Yeah, I'd be upset if he ripped my blue symphodium up to wear. So no urchin.

As for today, I fixed my ro/di and mounted it. Currently down to .04 tds and slowly dropping. It was at .44 before I changed the resin.

All through this I have been rambling at my gf about resins, tds, my tank, what I want from my tank, and so on. God love her for listening to what it took you a week to read lol. It is going to be an odd feeling that here on Wednesday the tank will be done...just from lack of property.

The only current issue is once again the skimmer. It stopped skimming this week after it freaked out and overflowed. I believe I have adjusted it back to the correct spot, but we shall see.

I have had thoughts on adding another heater to the system. This one in the tank again. It was scary when I checked the temp when the sump went down and it was at 75 degrees. If it was actually cold and snowy outside I would have been in serious trouble.

The only other discussion is with the future tank. My mother works with glass, mostly stained. So I asked her to utilize her friends about drilling through tempered glass and if its possible. My dad believes that it is as long as you have the right drill bit. So if it comes down to me needing to, I will simply get a diamond tipped bit from brs and drill a tempered tank...prob run water over it while doing it to keep things cool. Either way, prob over thinking things and should focus more on maintaining what I have currently and enjoying it. I started a discussion with another member on her tank as it went from her display and flowed into another before going into the sump. I like the idea and could use it to flow into a frag tank. If my coral are going to grow this fast ill need it.

Here is hoping that Wednesday's order arrived alive and that I'm happy with the colors. If not, I'll need to find someone to trade with lol.
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Yes u can drill a tempered tank diamond hole saw and have a hose wetting and go slow if u was closer I u could buy my spare 55 and drill it
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I would not try to drill tempered glass as its a huge risk but if you do here's a little info on it including drill speeds.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6813902_dril...red-glass.html
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Also check you tube I have wached a lot of let's just say not so smart people on there do it with out problems
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #954
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If my father could help engineer oil pipe lines we can get a tank drilled. Back to Craigslist.
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So, as I continue to dose my tank for alk...it is now 81...by dosing my tank for alk my alkalinity has gone down from 89...
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How are you dosing for alk? I was using vaking soda and havinf samw problem
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I'm not using vodka. I'd drink it. I'm using stuff ment for raising alk.
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Argh my fat fingers no no no i would def drink vodka also I have been using baking soda
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No, I'd rather drink it. Anyway, picked up 2 emerald crabs and a double headed feather duster along with some more frozen food tonight. The emeralds were the size of my pom poms, never seen them so small. The dusters were amazing and white. They are a necessary purchase...totally not spontaneous...I'll post pics later but it was extremely healthy. It even opened up while acclimating.
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The dt almost overflowed again today. I think the vibrations of the pump cause the ball valve to slowly open. Issue currently resolved...want drilled tank badly.
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