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CBDFarm
09/13/2017, 10:53 PM
We sadly i am going to have to start this thread over. It was a few months progress but I was recently banned on a forum called Fishlore for posting a google picture of a future fish i was getting and I got banned... Really trashy mods.

Anyway this is my first saltwater tank ever, I have done freshwater for a few years, and always loved salt, but never had the guts to try it. But something changed that. After months of curing and cycling I just put my first fish in a few days ago but as I wanted to document my first saltwater tank, I will show you the months of process and toys, and then finally the fish I have now and the two I got tonight.


To start, I picked up this Visio 120 gallon tank for 500 bucks,stand with sump, skimmer, sand, a couple of lights for the sump, and a few other things... I got a steal I think haha. Albeit it was a bit dirty.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/Salt%20tank/19873604_852697928215344_1849900258_n_zpsdhu17s5u.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/Salt%20tank/19578277_846507905501013_1046740313_n_zpsk3qniw33.jpg

I then went out and bought a RODI system.
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/Salt%20tank/19858592_852697924882011_793103368_n_zpsoktqefwm.jpg

I also went and got 100 pounds of live rock. Pukani,Tonga and Fiji.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/19814281_852697951548675_620906564_o_zps0mwm0ey3.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/19832713_852697941548676_1807255907_n_zps0gqa6fsy.jpg


After the rock came in I started looking into lights and doing research and I ended up getting the current-usa pro lights. 2 of them.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/19987507_855746857910451_1409627493_n_zpstjc0ugtz.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/19987319_855848804566923_1471454125_n_zps9eje7gtx.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/19894346_855848907900246_1009719219_n_zpsiutzjypp.jpg


My next purchase was to buy a few powerheads and a wave maker.
So I went to current-usa again... Pricey but worth it.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/20614320_868825073269296_1502498001_n_zpsbbwlexxr.jpg


SO I think a lot of you are seeing were this is headed...
I got a reef keeper pro....

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/20371106_864591470359323_2049674390_n_zpsslmtlcqf.jpg




to be continued....

CBDFarm
09/13/2017, 10:58 PM
So... Onto cooling...

At first I was just going to get some cheap Chinese fans and be done with it...So i got these...

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/20428277_865123506972786_1681721630_n_zpsgcy6qohv.jpg


But I was searching for a deal on a used chiller... and I luckily found one so out with the fans in with the chilllllll

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/20614085_868825076602629_1969747136_n_zpssbyufh51.jpg

So in the last few weeks i have set everything up.

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21361145_886200401531763_673145870_n_zpsadgqajht.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21325687_886200384865098_938942422_n_zps9eoqfii0.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21362761_886201041531699_2004443030_n_zpscybctghw.jpg

CBDFarm
09/13/2017, 11:08 PM
But then.... It was time....

I got my live sand...

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21322594_886174618201008_968520369_n_zps15ljpdoz.jpg

Now I place my rocks and live sand in and things get messy... and art begins... lol

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21325564_886227461529057_844544268_n_zpsn9vkctg2.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21325680_886227474862389_1579940769_n_zps0yaddduz.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21362415_886227448195725_1463036383_o_zpsomrvlmdu.jpg

I get my final design down and begin to fill her for cycling.
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21363281_886265131525290_1066032494_o_zpshkeqlo2t.jpg

The tank mostly filled

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21389086_886687838149686_1153345186_o_zps4blbfuz2.jpg

After awhile I noticed I started to get diatom bloom... so I thought... FISH TIME!
I went out and got 5 Nass snails and a yellow tang and at a great price before the ban prices hit us... (for those that dont know Hawaii is trying to put a ban again)

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21729247_890188041132999_1597975875_n_zpsts2mwcxk.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21733483_890188074466329_1679968986_o_zpsycv8o66s.jpg

http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b547/TheCoolKids420/saltwatertank/21697943_890188061132997_193229312_n_zpsulqntacf.jpg

CBDFarm
09/14/2017, 11:15 AM
Can a MOD delete the thread, apparently photobucket didnt like it lol. And im not going to retype all this up. Thanks and sorry.