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My daughter has been egging me on to get "nemo & dorry". Well Land Lord wont let me get a Big Boy tank. So in comes this beautiful 72 bow. Picked it up on ebay for a song & a 1/2.

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AGA 72 bow black trim
AGA 72 bow black stand
Versa tops

48" aqua medic (4x54w t5) light.

Pictures in the morning after it's cleaned

Edited by JBM, 21 April 2012 - 06:57 AM.

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Minor update:

Ordered the following items

30 lbs base rock
60 lbs of indo pacific (black and white) sand
2 maxi jet pro 400's (in circ mode capable of 500gph)
i've never used them in this fashion, but for 1/2 the price of a comparable koralia & 1/3 the price of a tunze, it's worth a try
300 watt eheim jager heater
coralife digital thermometer

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ideas?

Edited by JBM, 16 December 2011 - 11:56 AM.

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Rock, sand, pumps & heaters came in.

Afixed a black background to the tank.

Ordered the following

cs90 overflow
taam rio 1700
AquaC Remora Urchin (with maxijet 1200)

Picking up a 29g tank from petland & diy'ing a sump.
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Making fast progress!

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Making fast progress!


having a small amount of disposable income always helps the process.

It wont get wet till on or around january 15th (safe estimate)
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having a small amount of disposable income always helps the process.

It wont get wet till on or around january 15th (safe estimate)


well that was a bold faced lie.

Tank has been wet for a few days now. Been feeding a cube of mysis a day to get a amonia spike (which i now have)

current readings

ammonia .5 ppm
nitrites 0.0 ppm
nitrates 0.0ppm
sg 1.016
temp 80.5*

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now with 100% more sump

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and now the battle to stop micro bubbles begins. GRRRRR
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http://www.youtube.c...mp;feature=plcp

Try some of these^

Very in detail, not mine but helpful I hope :)

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http://www.youtube.c...mp;feature=plcp

Try some of these^

Very in detail, not mine but helpful I hope :)



I will try that, good thing I haven't ripped out that upper baffle yet. Also need to finish off the spray bar.
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Well it's been about 10 days now. Here are the readings.

Temp 80.4*
sg 1.017
ammonia ~0.25ppm
nitrite not quite 0ppm, but not at the .25ppm mark yet.
nitrate 0ppm (YEP)


Not going to test again till next week. It's doing it's thing. Just to dam slowly.

Anyway, havent had time to put much thought or try anything to reduce the micro bubbles. Tuesday im gonna head on down to ACE & install a TEE in the return line. Kick some of the flow back to the intake chamber, also adding in 2 more tees for expansion (wish list includes a chiller, reactor & idk). Also gonna buy some Filter pad to wedge into my baffles. Might get around to making a spray bar, unlikely, as im happy with the 3/4" outlet.

If all else fails, i will try reversing the flow of the sump (instead of left to right, i will try right to left) Beyond that, A filter sock. If that doesnt work. Tear down the sump & try again.
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well i lied.

tested the water again.

Temp 78.0 (moved the heater to the sump & dialed it back a bit)
sg 1.017
ammonia 0.0ppm
nitrite 0.5ppm
nitrate 0.0ppm

And I ordered more rock
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I find your post ironic..lol I am watching Storage Wars as we speak back episodes on Netflix. YUUUP !
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I find your post ironic..lol I am watching Storage Wars as we speak back episodes on Netflix. YUUUP !


Not a fan of the new Texas version
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look, funny colored water

YAY!
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As it sits
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nice


it gets better

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ordered a cuc from john.

lets see how crazy the cuc for a 20 high is. Im sure it will be more than enough
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CUC from Reef Cleaners.
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did a 4g water change (4g weekly works better than 8g bi weekly)

also bought a 6 line wrasse.

Whats left on the list? Mostly fish.

Flame Angel
Fire fish trio
reef chromis trio
Long Fin Fairy Wrasse
Royal Gramma
Mandarin

fuge light
Skimmer
Macro algae
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bought a super high tech fuge light. No expense was spared.

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Lost a clown fish for unknown reasons. Carcass was not found. Parameters all normal (ammonia zero, trites & trates zero). Guessing the CUC had a tasty meal.

Refugium algae came in today.

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red gracilaria isnt fairing to well. Everything else has brightened up & is growing rapidly. Yes growing even at 1 week.

newest addition to the tank is a flame angel.

Total fish count is at 4 now.

Yellow Tang
False perc.
6 Line wrasse
Flame Angel
cleaner shrimp
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