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Benny Z
08/01/2007, 03:20 PM
just thought i'd share the "end" result (quotations because as we all know we're never "done" changing things in this hobby).

now i just need to sit back and wait for her to grow in. :)

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/bnarctotm/tank.jpg

jgs107
08/01/2007, 03:33 PM
looks great.keep the pics coming

jasert39
08/01/2007, 03:49 PM
any pictures leading up to this point? looks amazing.

Benny Z
08/01/2007, 04:10 PM
here are some.

this rock was about 75% dead, dry rock that a coworker gave me, the remaining "seed" rock was rock i had collected over the years.

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/addedrock/fulltankside.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/120406/fishlooking.jpg

some of the build:

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/skimmerday2.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/backoftank.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/120406/pipes.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/120406/plumbingfront.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/071007/controlboard.jpg

beginnings of the light setup...

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/onelightup.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/alllights.jpg

Benny Z
08/01/2007, 04:11 PM
played around w/ some different colored bulbs reeflux 12k on left, xm 10k in center, and evc 14k on right.

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/noactsfront.jpg

starting to mature.

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/031007.jpg

drywall tacked up.

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/051307/walldone.jpg

some of the fish.

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/051307/fishpop2.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/051307/fishpop1.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/tankprogress/051307/tangmunching.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/fish/redseasailfin/1.jpg

http://www.bnarc.com/bennyz/images/fish/pbt/frontright.jpg

Benny Z
08/01/2007, 04:13 PM
most recently i added a window ac (controlled via the rk2), ditched the large return pump/penductors and dart for a pair of vortechs and small return pump, and redid the light rack - which i intend to redo yet again as a fellow reefer has offered me a set of rails to make a mobile rack.

http://reefclub.home.insightbb.com/img/bnarc7-28-1.jpg

http://reefclub.home.insightbb.com/img/bnarc7-28-9.jpg

hawaiianwargod
08/01/2007, 04:18 PM
Very impressive! Your scaping looks so natural! Great job.

Red Sea Purple Tang
08/01/2007, 04:19 PM
Sweet! How big is the Desjardini?

Benny Z
08/01/2007, 04:22 PM
a bit smaller than the pbt. i'd say 4"ish.

i feel bad housing a sailfin in an 80" long tank. it was a rescue from a fellow reefer. fortunately, i think i have a 1200g home secured for him when he outgrows my tank. ;)

LegoZ81
08/02/2007, 11:43 AM
wow that electrical board is amazing!