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- Background -
Well, here we are... I finally succumb to a much needed tank upgrade... I purchased a system from a local reefer last Sunday (06-14-09)... I have been thinking about the tank upgrade for more than a year... I'm glad I finally did... Pls join me on this journey...

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Tank: 110g Tank (48" x 24" x 22") with custom made stand and canopy; 34g sump in the stand
Lighting: (6) 48" T5 Retros... middle 4 bulbs are overdriven w/ IceCap ballast; 2 outside bulbs are normal output
Skimmer: CS 200 cone skimmer by Royal Reef Aquarium
Pump/Powerhead: Mag 9.5 for return & Vortech MP40 (from 28g JBJ)
Controller: Reef Keeper Elite
Top Off: Tunze Osmolator (from 28g JBJ)
Birthday: 06-14-09

Fish List: to be determined... but the tank will be Fairy Wrasse dominated...
Coral List: favorite 25 z's & p's, chalices... it'll be a mixed reef tank but z's & p's dominated...


Current FTS: 01-04-2010, only 2 Blue + bulbs are on...
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FTS: 06-23-09
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Coral Highlights

FlameThrower chalice
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Raging Rivers chalice
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Wellso's
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Aussie Scollies
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Edited by MarvinsReef, 29 July 2012 - 03:46 PM.


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Woo! Marvin! Welcome to large reefs :D
I am def following this thread omgomgomg

nice canopy and stand!

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:happydance: :happydance: This is going to get good :)

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Woo! Marvin! Welcome to large reefs :D
I am def following this thread omgomgomg

nice canopy and stand!

Maria

Thanks Maria... :)

it's definitely a different world... after years of running nano's, this big tank is somewhat intimidating but then again, I'm looking forward to the challenge... it'll be a slow but fun journey... I plan on having this tank for a few years so no sense in hurrying up... I have a few nice sized colonies that I'll be moving from the 28g JBJ... at least that's a start... :)


:happydance: :happydance: This is going to get good :)

Thank you... I hope it'll be a nice one as it progresses... :)

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looks like a winner.

your 28g looks tiny! :lol: :lol:

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Well it's about time :)

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nice set up,marv!!now you could put some nice wrasses in that tank!!and chalices... ;)

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Pfff, wrong reef tank forum dude.

jk, should be a sweet setup one day.

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looks like a winner.

your 28g looks tiny! :lol: :lol:

yeah, it does... the HI Flame can't wait to go in the bigger tank... he's been staring at it the past two days... LoLz...

Well it's about time :)

yup, it was about time... :)

nice set up,marv!!now you could put some nice wrasses in that tank!!and chalices... ;)

yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...

Pfff, wrong reef tank forum dude.

jk, should be a sweet setup one day.

Thanks man... :)

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Welcome to the large section. I'll be following along!

My name is Chris, and...I...have...an......aquarium....man, this is hard............addiction.  There, I said it, that feels better.
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This is going to be sweet to follow bro! Looks amazing already!!!

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I don't think all your corals can make the move into the new tank. Lucky for you because I'm a nice guy and I'll take some off your hands for you.

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yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...


More Pink Boobies!

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yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...



Pffft! OK POOKSTREET!



hahahah j/k Im jealous.
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very nice. Keep those pictures coming.

Adolfo is the name and reefing is the game.

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Welcome to the large section. I'll be following along!

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This is going to be sweet to follow bro! Looks amazing already!!!

very nice. Keep those pictures coming.

Thanks guys...

I don't think all your corals can make the move into the new tank. Lucky for you because I'm a nice guy and I'll take some off your hands for you.

LoLz... ;)

More Pink Boobies!

believe it or not, I don't plan of stuffing the tank with a lot chalices... only the handful I have now and possibly a few that I really really like... I don't want this tank to be littered with frags, like my other tanks... LoLz... :)

Pffft! OK POOKSTREET!



hahahah j/k Im jealous.

LoLz.. me and Kenny have somewhat had the same taste with corals and fishes... he has way better corals than I do though.. maybe someday my collection will be half as good... :)

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I know man, I love wrasse and chalice. You should get some sick anthia in there first :P
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
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I know man, I love wrasse and chalice. You should get some sick anthia in there first :P

yeah... I was thinking 3-4 Borbonius... ;)

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Those guys are so ill.. pictures dont do them justice.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
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Those guys are so ill.. pictures dont do them justice.

if I find a decent price on them when the tank is ready, I might just do it... ;)

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Where are you located I might be able to help :)
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
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Where are you located I might be able to help :)

48124... MI...


well, I cleaned the coralline off the back glass last night... much better!!!

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close up of the scape... I'll be moving stuff around so I thought I might as well document this... ;)

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oh yeah, here's a pic of the skimmer doing its thing... ;)
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Wow! looks nice and clean..I like :D
the skimmer is kicking butt and there is nothing in there :eek:

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another soon to be great tank!!

great work so far!!

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