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Old 01/03/2019, 07:47 PM   #76
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The Aquascape is complete!!!

Over all im pretty happy. I want to have more open swimming space than most tanks (one reason why i went so big). The Rock wall really allows me to have my corals and still have open space.

I worked on the wall Saturday and realized fast that i didnt have enough rock to finish the islands. So I had to pickup another 200 lbs of dry rock. I also put 8 five gallon buckets of sand in the tank. I might add a little more later as the sand creeps into the back of the rocks.

Time for the pictures!!!!


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Left side. Open water side
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Right Side. Island side
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Finally got the last coat of epoxy on the top wood railing around the tank and the walkway. Starting to look really good in the fish room
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Old 01/03/2019, 07:52 PM   #77
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https://youtu.be/-4gsWMZdRMM

Video walkthrough of the tank from the front.


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Old 01/04/2019, 03:14 PM   #78
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video really helps put the size of the tank and amount of open space into perspective. Swimmers should love this.


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Old 01/04/2019, 03:28 PM   #79
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Humongous! I've never seen a tank scaped that way. You wall papered with rock! I look forward to seeing it full of water and life!


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Old 01/04/2019, 06:38 PM   #80
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I see footprints in the sand....Thanks for the update, that thing is huge!


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Old 01/06/2019, 12:32 PM   #81
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video really helps put the size of the tank and amount of open space into perspective. Swimmers should love this.
TYTYTY!! I hope the swimmers will love it! Because of all the swimming room this tank has, I think im going to try to get some schooling fish. Maybe 12+ Anthias? or maybe a school of blue reef chromis.


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Humongous! I've never seen a tank scaped that way. You wall papered with rock! I look forward to seeing it full of water and life!
Thanks so much for the compliment!! I hope the "wall paper of rock" will give enough room for corals and still give the open water look that i think will be unique to this tank.

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I see footprints in the sand....Thanks for the update, that thing is huge!
TYVM! I hope those are the last footprints i make in the tank for a while! I started to fill the tank today. Its almost half full already!!!


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Old 01/15/2019, 11:37 AM   #82
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It's been over a week since the fill! Any news? Following this one for sure.


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Old 01/15/2019, 07:38 PM   #83
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It's been over a week since the fill! Any news? Following this one for sure.
I finally got it running Sunday night. Added salt monday morning and put in liverock to seed the tank today.

I installed filter socks today and the water really cleared up fast.

My pump still has a small leak, So im going to get another one and use this old one that ive had for 5 years as my backup incase of failure.

Now we wait........


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Old 01/16/2019, 07:45 PM   #84
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What type of anthias? Tbh most of the anthias won’t shoal with numbers that small in a tank that size. Put 2-3x that amount in there and they will shoal. Plus it’s more chaotic for them and they are less likely to knock each other off


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Old 01/17/2019, 08:25 AM   #85
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What type of anthias? Tbh most of the anthias wonít shoal with numbers that small in a tank that size. Put 2-3x that amount in there and they will shoal. Plus itís more chaotic for them and they are less likely to knock each other off

Thanks D-Man, I have been considering 25 of them. Im gonna go with the Lyretail Anthais, Love the Orange color of the female and the Red male is stunning. They are also the cheapest....doesnt hurt....


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Old 01/17/2019, 08:13 PM   #86
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Old 01/21/2019, 06:44 PM   #87
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Old 01/28/2019, 09:17 AM   #88
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From experience I have to agree with d-man. I first introduced 8 disbar anthias for my 300g 3 months ago and they've been slowly dwindling. I'm down to 4 and looks like another female turned male, so that one will get picked off by the super male.... GRRR!!!

Outside of money lost, it's worth it to see how the hierarchy plays out.


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Old 01/29/2019, 10:33 AM   #89
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Yeah. I agree, while my tank isn’t as big as yours (240) I have tried anthais is numbers and always had them dwindle down. I have heard that very frequent feedings through the day could help reduce the “fighting” but I have no experience with trying it.


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Old 04/10/2019, 09:43 AM   #90
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Been A few months now. How is it coming along??
I plan on doing a 400g (72x48x28) in wall and this has given me some inspiration in doing it. Ideally I want a larger one but think that one will have to wait till I get a bigger house lol.

Great work on this.


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Old 05/07/2019, 08:54 PM   #91
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Really, you got to update us. How is the tank with rock, sand and water in it? any fish and coral yet?


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Old 05/20/2019, 11:54 AM   #92
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Wow just read the whole thread! Amazing build, any updates??


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Old 08/27/2019, 03:46 PM   #93
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How's the tank coming along?


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