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Old 04/13/2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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My last tank.. for real this time... 120

Well I honestly believe this to be my last one for a really long time.. I absolutely love the dimensions and think a 120 4x2x2 is perhaps the perfect size 4 foot tank..

So I had my 74 tower for 6 months.. cool tank, but I missed the lateral swimming of the fish... caught my wife on just the right day and she said do it haha...

So went from this:


Bought this (150):


Decided I didn't want the 150 and wanted a brand new tank.. bought a 120 and got to work...

Thanks to my wife (who did all the painting, sanding, filling etc) ended up with this:


Took last weekend to transfer everything over, get the plumbing done etc. To get to this point:






Thanks to my LFS Tiki Corals on the suggestion on full syphon. Which is awesome and so quiet..

Sump:


Lights: (gonna add some T5 eventually)


Now it's time to stock it!!!


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Old 05/12/2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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Took a few new shots that came out well..




















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Old 05/13/2016, 12:09 AM   #3
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OH man love it! I know what you mean about length in tanks..I move way to much but I decided on a 3' 90 as my last tank for a while...haha sure bud we hear that all the time..

love the aquascape.

what gorgs is do you have? there becoming one of my fav. corals.
great to get the wifie in on the hobby now she is invested in the tank

what are your stocking plans?


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Old 05/13/2016, 01:28 AM   #4
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Old 05/13/2016, 03:00 AM   #5
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OH I forgot to say I think should my the 74 tower in to a sea horse tank...
it could be the wife's tank.


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Old 05/13/2016, 05:45 AM   #6
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OH man love it! I know what you mean about length in tanks..I move way to much but I decided on a 3' 90 as my last tank for a while...haha sure bud we hear that all the time..

love the aquascape.

what gorgs is do you have? there becoming one of my fav. corals.
great to get the wifie in on the hobby now she is invested in the tank

what are your stocking plans?
Thank you... yea the 120 is perfect for me.. love the size..

I have 6 different gorgs right now.. all photosynthetic variety... there are several more I want to add...

As for stocking so far I have:
Pair of clowns
Orchid dottyback
Chalk bass
Bangaii card
Firefish

I plan to add a bristletooth tang (coming today actually), a blenny and/or goby, maybe a trio of anthias, and perhaps a wrasse or two... like to have about 10-12 fish when I'm done..


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Old 05/16/2016, 04:55 PM   #7
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A few more that turned out pretty cool..
















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Old 05/19/2016, 10:04 AM   #8
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Beautiful. I love the simple aquascape and open space! I've been interested in getting a "harder to keep" gorgonian... Do you find they are easier to keep than the descriptions on LA?


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Old 05/19/2016, 11:37 AM   #9
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That rock work is amazing! Probably a dumb question but what is the last picture? It appears to have a mouth like a mushroom or LPS.


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Old 05/21/2016, 07:12 AM   #10
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Beautiful. I love the simple aquascape and open space! I've been interested in getting a "harder to keep" gorgonian... Do you find they are easier to keep than the descriptions on LA?
Thanks.. these gorgs are all photosynthetic... they are what I would call almost easy... require no feedings etc.. most of the gorgs on the LA are the non photosynthetic ones that are tricky..
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That rock work is amazing! Probably a dumb question but what is the last picture? It appears to have a mouth like a mushroom or LPS.
Thanks! The last picture is a space invaders pectina.. one of my favorites in the tank..


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Old 05/21/2016, 06:21 PM   #11
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love it! (sorry about the typos in one of the post above. not sure what that was about)
I am a big gorg. fan I get my from KP. where do you get yours?


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Old 06/05/2016, 07:04 PM   #12
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Couple new pics.. have added a few small pieces...








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Old 06/05/2016, 09:30 PM   #13
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Beautiful tank. I like the 120 as well. Maybe someday I'll upgrade.


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Old 08/30/2016, 03:39 PM   #14
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New FTS... added a few things and tank is about full now... time to let it grow in!






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Old 08/31/2016, 07:21 AM   #15
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Wanted to also update my fish list.. I decided with this tank i wanted a lot of action and small fish... so you will notice all my fish are less than 3" although one or two may top out larger... I might add a flame angel otherwise I'm pretty much done for fish...

Black snowflake occy
Regular occy
Firefish
Chalk bass
Orchid dottyback
Starry blenny
3 saphire damsels
Green clown goby
Eyebrow barnacle blenny
2 stippled clingfish
Banggai cardinal
Masked goby


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Old 09/17/2016, 02:40 PM   #16
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Snapped a few pics today that came out pretty cool...

Blasto, gorg and red macro algae in background..



Tubbs stellata montipora.. love this piece.. lavender with yellow green polyps..






Space invaders pectinia.. growing pretty good..



Toadstool and red macro algae..




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Old 10/30/2016, 06:43 PM   #17
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Latest FTS... water was a little cloudy as my snails had a spawning event...



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Old 12/26/2016, 06:56 PM   #18
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Old 12/26/2016, 09:41 PM   #19
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Great tank and pictures. Those two leds giving all your light still?


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Old 12/26/2016, 10:30 PM   #20
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What brand is the tank?


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Old 12/27/2016, 09:35 AM   #21
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Great tank and pictures. Those two leds giving all your light still?


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Thank you... nah I changed it up.. now running 4 T5s in the canopy and a 144w blue LED strip down the middle...
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It's just a standard marineland 120

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Old 12/27/2016, 12:22 PM   #22
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Nice looking tank, growing out nicely and love all the gorgonians!
I'm looking to do somewhat similar w/ my own 120g.
Nice job on stand, looks clean!


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Old 12/27/2016, 08:43 PM   #23
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Old 12/27/2016, 09:08 PM   #24
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Those are some great photos!


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Old 12/28/2016, 01:05 AM   #25
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Is that white starboard in the bottom? If so do you know where I can order some. Beautiful tank!!


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