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update time, finally filled with RO/DI water, salt and rocks! let the cycle begin!

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using remote flash and just messing around
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Sump
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skimmer getting a workout
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i dont have an overall shot since i lent my wide angle lens to my friend. ill take more when the water clears and when i have the lens back. this tank is screaming for a light and MP40. it will finish it off nicely

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I like the scape like that. Lots of places for corals and open places for fish to swim. Keep it up

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more skimmer pics =) starting to skim something

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That is one slick sump!

As for the skimmer i can smell it from here... oh wait nevermind i just cleaned mine and the smell is just stuck in my nose.

God that stuff is foul!

going during daywalker hours is tough for me to do

My Nessarius are like nuke powered sand submarines.

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thanks =) i have some regrets on the sump...if i can do it all over again, i would completely change out the design (larger skimmer and return pump area. swap the skimmer and return position so theres less bends and distance for the return pump to travel and shallower baffles)

other than that im quite happy with the setup so far. now i just need lights and MP40 to finish the tank off.

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wow that tank looks gorgeous and i love the stand. do you have any worries that when you turn off the pump or power outage that the water in the sump might overflow?

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no problem there. good thing the sump is large enough to accommodate water flowing back

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wow that tank looks gorgeous and i love the stand. do you have any worries that when you turn off the pump or power outage that the water in the sump might overflow?


Drill a hole in the return outlet into the main tank just below the water level. If the pump shuts down and the water gets below the hole it breaks siphon.

going during daywalker hours is tough for me to do

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yup nemmy is right. this will allow the nozzles to be aimed into the tank instead of at the surface and still wouldnt empty out your tank and overflow the sump

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its been less than a week and my tank cycled already. its nice to buy rocks from an established system. some hitch hikers survived. i have an extremely nice BROWN mushroom, some other clear shrooms, around the tank as well as a snail roaming around my tank. tested my parms and everything checked out. ammonia is zero, nitrate is aorund 0-5, ph is 8.2. havent checked calc and alk yet since they are not important right now.

as soon as im done with finals (monday) i will start to build the light for the tank and get a few fish to test out the water.

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pictures of the hitch hikers
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FTS of the tank totally crystal clear
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i bought a tomato clown today to see if it survives. i cant find any reason for it not to since test shows everything is a-okay and the shrooms and snail all survived.

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This is a gorgeous tank and its nice to see something so modern in design. I LOVE your rock work. I just set up a similar tank a couple of days ago and you have inspired me to re-scape. I'm totally in love with your set up and can't wait to watch it develop!

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thanks megan. i couldnt of pulled it off if it werent for my friend who helped. it helps to have an extra pair of eyes. you going to have a build thread on your new tank?

update on the clown. so i didnt find him dead this morning. still swimming in this corner he now calls home. gotta find a way of feeding him. so he doesnt starve. i will be setting up lights very soon

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can i has lights?

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the little guy is still alive in my tank!!
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sweet rock scape i love it. :)

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Yummy! Looks beautiful!

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Things are looking great! The system and the scape rock! Can't wait to see this tank mature. :happy:
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sweet rock scape i love it. :)



Yummy! Looks beautiful!



Things are looking great! The system and the scape rock! Can't wait to see this tank mature. :happy:


thanks all :happy:

i cant wait till the system matures as well.but that requires lots of money for new corals and fish :lol:

right now im dealing with high PO4 (1-3ppm), probably leaching from the rocks or the 20 cubes of frozen food...im leaning towards the food more. i added a bag of phosban to the tank so i should see it go down in a day or 2. my other tank had some po4 in there as well and it was gone within 1 day when i added the phosban

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where are the halides??? :o

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Now you're talkin.

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went with the more energy efficient T5HO...besides, a TON more bulb choices

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thanks =)

went and bought more fish yesterday..didnt take any pictures but ill take some tonight. also i started to move some corals over. the zoas are reacting pretty good to the new tank, as expected. ill move more softies and LPS over later. ill let the fish settle in their new home. the started eating when i dropped pellets in. i guess they are really hungry.

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wow now I always love your stuff but wow!!!!!

how did i miss this!

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Tank is so sweet. Need to put it in your sig.

Now you need to tell me how you got that skimmer for 100 bucks.
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I just sold some Noob 25 yellow polyps for $100 :ninja: