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Old 08/17/2017, 03:08 PM   #26
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Thanks. I just got my RO/DI system in. Hopefully get it hooked up this weekend and filling some cans to start soaking some rock. Plumbing almost done, pics to follow. Then on to my lights. Have t5 fixtures, but needs some modification to go in a hanging canopy.

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Old 08/20/2017, 07:21 PM   #27
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Quick update. RO/DI hooked up and running. Making water. Rock and sand ordered and on it's way. Went with Marco rocks. Plumbing almost finished, just test fitting right now. Then need to paint some of it to hide. Let me know what you think about the plumbing. Running 1" drains and 1" return split to 2 @ 3/4".

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Old 08/22/2017, 09:16 AM   #28
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Update?

Any new updates here? I love your cabinet and am anxious to see it all completed with the tank up!


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Old 08/22/2017, 09:17 AM   #29
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Any new updates here? I love your cabinet and am anxious to see it all completed with the tank up!
I didn't see the last post which was just updated 2 days ago. Ignore my question.


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Old 08/22/2017, 09:25 AM   #30
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Soon. I am waiting on orders. I also have some out of town business next month. This will give my rock some time to cure.


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Old 08/24/2017, 06:18 PM   #31
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Rock showed up. Still waiting on sand. Need to finish gluing pipe. What do you think? Also this is dry rock from Marco rocks and it's nice. Should I cure for some time before filling tank?

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Old 09/21/2017, 09:05 PM   #32
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Getting some light in the sump area for working. A cheto light will go in as well but on a timer. Plumbing is done. Now need to move the stand and tank to final spot. Get gfci and new break installed.

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Old 09/21/2017, 10:12 PM   #33
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Old 09/23/2017, 09:30 AM   #34
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How did you attach the wood pieces of your "door"? Wood Glue? Or is there a thin piece of something they are attached to. I have been thinking of making a similar door for my tank but unsure of how to make the door


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Old 09/23/2017, 11:43 AM   #35
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Pieces of vertical wood behind glued and nailed together.

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Old 10/04/2017, 08:42 PM   #36
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Water is going in. Will need to build my light fixture, but that will be soon. Only got 32gal in. Need to make more water....any donations for a ro booster pump would be appreciated. Not sure how I like the scape but a 55gal is hard to scape. Got some good hiding spots and 2" from front glass.

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Old 10/04/2017, 08:43 PM   #37
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Yes that is old shag. Tank took priority over new carpet. Hahahah

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Old 10/20/2017, 08:57 PM   #38
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Almost cycled. Nitrites slowly going down. Then a nice water change and some cuc.

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Old 10/22/2017, 07:49 PM   #39
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Added some clean up crew today. Think I need more. Only a dozen small hermits and two snails.got a hitch hiker brittle star it looks like in some extra shells.

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Old 10/22/2017, 08:06 PM   #40
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Good job so far, I'm really digging the stand. What is the wood above the tank though? Is that the canopy?


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Old 10/22/2017, 08:08 PM   #41
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Good job so far, I'm really digging the stand. What is the wood above the tank though? Is that the canopy?
Canopy. It has a t5 fixture built in. Needs centered. Same wood as stand.

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Old 10/22/2017, 08:19 PM   #42
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Ah cool, makes sense now


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Old 10/22/2017, 09:24 PM   #43
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Star decided to come out when light went out. I'm sure it will be a while till I see him again. I addicted now!

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Old 10/23/2017, 03:24 AM   #44
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Old 10/25/2017, 07:52 AM   #45
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Finally a Fish. He is doing well in his new home. Hasn't eaten yet. Was interested just spot it back out.

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Old 11/10/2017, 07:06 AM   #46
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More fish

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Old 11/11/2017, 09:46 PM   #47
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Just a few quick pics. All are eating well and Coraline is starting to cover rocks. Wife is almost more excited than I. She is stoked to go to LFS tomorrow to look at fish. She wants a sea horse and I told here we would need another tank for that and she said well let's look into it. So possibly another build soon. Need to get another T5 ballast so I can run my antics for an hour before lights out. The blues are so pretty and the clown looks amazing. Cheato is on the docket for tommorow as well. Need to start an export since I am out of NOPOx although I like a little algea it makes the tank seem more natural.

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Old 11/15/2017, 10:47 AM   #48
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Some new pictures.

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Old 11/18/2017, 01:19 PM   #49
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Pods emerged today. Not bad for a fairly new tank. Dino was starting. Dosed some kh Coraline grow to bring dkh up and turned down the light and no more dino. Hair algea is going down since I added chaeto. I think I need some coral...http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5a108775...8-14-16-13.mp4

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Old 11/18/2017, 07:52 PM   #50
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If memory serves me right. You want Ron take those little starfish out ASAP forgot their name. But they could and will eat any zoas you put in the tank. Peppermint shirt will do the trick too.


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