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well not much to show today just an empty tank. I put it on the floor to clean it.

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there will be more comming soon I just need to find someone to help me piick it up and put it on the stand. I am also still waiting on a fitting to come in from air water and ice to hook up my new 5 stage typhoon RODI. and still trying to figure out the best way to do the upgrade. Since I was going to use my 55 as my sump. I have to figure out what to do with all the livestock while I wait for it to cycle. I do however have a plan lets see what you all think. I have set up a frag set up of 5 drilled 10 gal tanks. Hooked to a 100 gal walmart tub for a sump. as you can see in the pic I made a box to hold mh lighting. If I make another one I can move the live stock over. The only problem I see here is the lighting is 3 X 250 mh all retros so they wont all be over one tank. But 250 watts is alot for a 10 gal tank. So how high do you think the light would have to be to be safe. Here is the pic of the frag setup.



 

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no I got the stand and tank off craigslist. It came with a mag 18 for a return. Not bad for 300. I am working on finding some people to get the tank on the stand and off my floor. Also need to go to home depot to get wood to make a canopy. And it is going to be a mixed reef. I am not sur at the moment if a should put another 250 mh in the middle with 2 250 mh on the sides or if I should throw a 400 over the middle. Either way I already have ballasts and bulbs and reflectors.
 

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Well got the tank done. For some reason I could not down load all the pictures to my photo bucket. But here is what I have so far.
Here is the plumbing to my sump and my skimmer.




here is the lighting for the canopy I made 3 X 250 MH Made the canopy to





Now all tanks builds will have a problem or 2. Mine was a heater exploding in my tank

A few peanut worms found tearing down my old 55 and moving everything over.

Now the infamous sand storm shot *Glasses*

I will post more as soon as I get to put all the pics on my photobucket. So far all is happy I think I will loose 1 acro due to the move Trying to get him to color up but not looking good for him. Stay tuned for more
 

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well got the rest of my pics downloaded and took some more randoms. Opinions are always welcome:)
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right side

middle

left side

full sump shot


Now a bunch of randoms









dont tell him its not a nem
 

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Nice. Hey at least he's not hosting a powerhead or mag float
*r2 guess thats true. I tried to pick up a rose nem this weekend and found one at a lfs but could not see paying 109 bucks for him when it didnt even look very helthy. but I did get a new ballast so my middle hailide is now working. I also picked up a blue tang (Dori). However I cant figure out whats up with the bulb. I have 2 reeflux 12K and I wanted a little more blue so I got a reeflux 20k for the middle but its not near as blue as my 12K's I cant figure it out for the life of me. I think I am just gonna have to order some 14K phenox bulbs. Just sad these bulbs are new. But at least I will have back up bulbs if I need them so its not a total loss.
 

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Well had to reaquascape last night due to a blue tang I got from the LFS. I always Qt everything but the one time I didnt of course it would have ich. Well you live you learn and he is now in QT a gal tank. Not sure if I like the new aquascape better or not yet. Tried to get it back the same way but when dealing with 200 lbs of rock yeah thats not going to happen. I will try to get some pics later. I also got a boold shrimp and a new fuzzy stick (acro) along with the tang. The tang is doing ok so far I am lowering the salinity for hypo in the 10 gal hopefully he will get better and be back with the other fish by christmas. Also while reaquascaping I found what appears to be 4 baby heads of pulsing zenia. Most have come as a hitchhiker on something. Not a bad score for free I would say.
 

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Very Nice !!! lotta work, and looks well done. You're well on your way to something you'll be very proud of, Thanks for taking us along on the trip. :)
 

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How big is the tang? It may be more comfortable in a large tupperware VS the 10g.
Give it a rock or 2, a powerhead, heater and occasional airstone and it will work fine.
Only difference is you only have a top view.
They deal with it better with alot of vitamin enriched food. Selcon on nori, pre-enriched mysis and brine, etc. Just keep up with more frequent small water changes when doing these things.
 

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I would say it is about 2 1/2 inches long pretty small. I have him in the 10 gal with 3 about 5 lb rocks and a powerhead and heater. he seems ok so far.
 
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