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Bare Bottom........ something different

Posted 12/06/2009 at 10:47 PM by Konadog

Now I don't really like the look of the bare bottom, and after reading a thread on Rubble Bottoms I really liked the idea. So off to pick up a few boxes of small rubble rock and fill in the bottom.

After looking through all my rock, I decided I liked the tonga branch pieces the best. Here's my first bucket of rubble for the tank,

Its about 30# of rubble, and after putting it in between all the rock,...
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Aqua-scaping

Posted 12/06/2009 at 10:45 PM by Konadog

Now on to the fun part, Aqua-scaping! This is where all your planning and hard work pays off. It's show time!

After cooking the rocks from my 100 gallon tank and the rock I picked up when I got the tank for months, I sorted them out and started playing.

Here is the batch of small rocks, that's a 4 x 8 sheet of plastic:

I wanted to make things a little different than a rock wall, so after asking...
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The big day, time for the tank move!

Posted 12/06/2009 at 10:40 PM by Konadog

The big day, time for the tank move!

Now that the stand is in the house, it's time to find a few crazy reefers that are willing to help lift a large glass box up a few steps, into the house, and put it on a 40" stand.

Luckily in socal there are plenty to chose from I made things very easy on everyone, I rolled the tank up to the sliding glass door (5' opening) and had the stand just inside the door. I also had a few extra people just in case someone didn't show....
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Konadog's 225

Posted 12/06/2009 at 10:39 PM by Konadog
Updated 12/06/2009 at 10:48 PM by Konadog

Thought I'd move this over from the old blogs...

Originally posted: Tuesday, Dec 26th, 2006 at 12:47 am

Well, it's been a year since I shut my 100 gallon mixed reef tank down and started collecting parts for my new dream tank, a Lee Mar three sided starphire 225!It just so happened one day that a friend decided to take a break from the hobby, and he just happened to have the tank I wanted.

Tank dementions are, 72"L x 30"D x 24"H.
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