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Old 04/15/2019, 06:43 PM   #1
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Kaylee's 20G Reef

My daughter has been itching to get a tank "like daddy's", and thanks to Julie we were able to work a trade for a really nice Innovative Marine 20G, basically turn key setup. I made a few other trades to complete the setup as follows:
  • Innovative Marine 20G
  • Ecotech Radion XR30 (switching to XR15)
  • Eotech MP10 QD
  • Tunze nano ATO
  • AUQA Shield UV
  • NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer
  • Sicce Syncra Silent 0.5
  • media basket (floss,gfo, carbon)
  • BOYU Aquarium Cooling System Fan w/ temp probe and monitor




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Old 04/15/2019, 06:48 PM   #2
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Old 04/15/2019, 06:50 PM   #3
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Wow, looking good.


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Old 04/15/2019, 08:17 PM   #4
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Wow, looking good.
Thank you. It's been up for a week and she's itching to add fish and coral (a bounce mushroom, lol).

So, we're spending time reading all my old tank threads and learning about how bad I started our Solana, and how I never got the peninsula off the ground. She's beginning to understand that wanting a reef tank is the easy part. Here we go.


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Old 04/15/2019, 09:05 PM   #5
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Old 04/16/2019, 12:52 AM   #6
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Awesome! Congrats!


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Old 04/16/2019, 10:15 AM   #7
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I think many "grown ups" would want that tank with those list of supporting parts haha.

Nice set up for sure


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Old 04/16/2019, 10:43 AM   #8
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It's up I see looks good

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Old 04/16/2019, 11:28 AM   #9
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How old is she?


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Old 04/16/2019, 11:49 AM   #10
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She's 8. I started my first tank (34G solana) right before she was born. She's always loved the tank and about 2 years ago I got her a small fresh water one. She picked her glo fish and fed and made sure I kept up on keeping it clean.

Always helping me with fish selection, water tests, changes. Should would ask if she could get a fish like mine, or a cool coral someone came to trade.

I was originally going to just buy one for her bday, but once you start adding up the parts, it was tough to justify the investment. I was able to trade for 90% of her setup and she couldn't be happier.


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Old 04/16/2019, 11:53 AM   #11
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That's awesome. Maybe a future marine biologist? What kind of fish are you going to put in there?


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Old 04/16/2019, 12:10 PM   #12
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My 8-year-old hates me.

The last time he told me that he loved me and gave me a hug, it was fallowed by: “April fools!”


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"I hate that hole"

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Old 04/16/2019, 12:13 PM   #13
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She does say she wants to be a science girl and loves science experiments.

She wants HER domino clown that we got when she was 1 years old. Her favorite coral in the main tank is the Pink Nepthea and candy cane, but wants zoas that are nicer than mine. pretty sure Cory (mxreefer) put her up to that.


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Old 04/16/2019, 12:20 PM   #14
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very nice. great for you and your daughter


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Old 04/16/2019, 12:33 PM   #15
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My 8-year-old hates me.

The last time he told me that he loved me and gave me a hug, it was fallowed by: ďApril fools!Ē
sounds like our oldest.


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Old 04/16/2019, 07:12 PM   #16
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I could tell Kaylee was excited about the tank....I may or may not have told her that she should add a JB mushroom and I definitely didn’t tell her that she could take a bounce mushroom from dad and trade it for a bunch of corals at a swap.

She’s lucky to have your support and wisdom to teach her the right way to care for the living things in an aquarium.

Looks great!


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