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Re: 72 Gallon Bowfront FOWLR Build

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Go slow and take your time.., do it right the first time.., not much room for second chances here
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Sand is shipping Friday after a week delay.


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Re: 72 Gallon Bowfront FOWLR Build

Very nice.!!

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Re: 72 Gallon Bowfront FOWLR Build

RODI was delivered today. Going to setup my mixing station this weekend.

My sump is done and plumbing is test fitted.


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Cleaned and glued all my piping today. I plan to fill tomorrow and leak test. My sand should be here Tuesday or Wednesday for a saltautolinker.com autolinking image fill. then I will be ordering 10 pounds of LR rubble from PA to help seed the tank. Sorry the glass is dirty from moving around.


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Here's it full of saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image. Still a bit cloudy. Not happy with the Glass-holes overflow at this point. I'm waiting for an email back on how loud it is. Hopefully they'll send me a piece of enkamat to help. It's not my plumbing, it's in the box itself, a cascading sound.


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Got Enkamat from Glass-holes.com in the mail today. It really helped to quiet down the overflow. I think it did a wonderful job. I'll proabably end up getting spa flex when I can afford it. It's on the bottom of the list for now, but should almost eliminate any water sounds.

also have my Koralia 3 in there now, I just got the replacement washers for the impeller today. So it's in there along with the K4.

Live rock comes tomorrow. Along with uniseals and a marineland pump for my saltautolinker.com autolinking image mixing station.

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Tank is on it's way to cycling. Light should be here today.

Working on my water storage lastnight. I just need some clear tube for the pump output so I can close the loop on the saltautolinker.com autolinking image barrel and circulate it.


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Nice Job!!! Lookin good!!

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Got my Odyssea light. Overall for the price I think it is a steal. Until I want to get into corals it should suffice.

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Re: 72 Gallon Bowfront FOWLR Build

Very nice man!! That should do ya for awhile.

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added an APC 1500 battery backup yesterday
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be careful most motors in filters don't like the square wave that most consumer UPS system use.
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Re: 72 Gallon Bowfront FOWLR Build

Well, went to the LFS yesterday and picked up some food, a pair of Clowns, a Coral Beauty Angelfish, and a small CUC. The guy threw in a small head hammer coral to give a try.

All in all, I hate this tank now. I can't get a good picture for anything with the curved front glass. Nothing is sharp. I might look for a standard RR 75g and move all this over to that.

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The bigger of the two clowns. These were both TR so I hope the colors start to pop more with a better diet and home.


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saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Coral Beaty Agelfish Dwarf Angels
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family: Pomacanthidae

Just a heads up.

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saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Coral Beaty Agelfish Dwarf Angels
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
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Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Vanuatu
Family: Pomacanthidae

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As said the hammer was given to me. We'll see how it goes.
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very nice. love the black and white contrast.
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Really nice looking tank.
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