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    • The Move: The tank was started as a need to combine an 18 CADlights reef with an 8 gal CADlights reef. My girlfriend had graciously given me her reef. I planned what I needed in order to move her her tank: buckets heaters air pump and stone saltwater premixed case of beer 12 hours First I used an old stand that I had for a 55 gallon fluval aquarium. I cut a hole on one side to allow for cable routing and access. I prepped the stand and location for the tanks arrival.   I put my ATO reservoir on the left shelf where I drilled the hole. My reservoir is a RODI jug that has a tap on it. This allows me to easily fill up a glass of RODI for various purposes or to use RODI water to clean salt creep.       I then mixed 4 jugs of RODI and H2Ocean salt because I knew I'd need a lot of extra salt water during the move. I planned on reusing a fair amount of the existing tank water though.       Then I disassembled her tank, putting her 2 clown fish, urchin, invertebrates and coral into 1 bucket with a heater and air stone. And all the live rock in another. The drive was long and precarious and being forced to slam the brakes at one point was not enjoyable for us or the fish!     I set the fish and coral up in their bucket with a heater and air stone with a bit of live rock and a thermometer. That way I was in no rush to set up the tank.      My girlfriends rockscape was not very thrilling (I created it, so she won't be offended). So I spent a fair amount of time creating a rockscape I envisioned. It ended up looking fantastic in my opinion. I really needed the height in such a tall tank. I used PVC legs to hold the rock off the glass. I ended up replacing these with taller legs later, which was a nightmare. I also planned on going bare bottom, which changed later on.       Filling the tank     Added the fish... Bertha and Marvin!     At the end of the first day in the tank's new home.   I will post some progress shots...  
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    • nah, but i'm down south a lot visiting friends and stuff. Live in clovis, actually looking to move to hb this year or next.
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    • Google Artfully acrylic. I literally just ordered one today for my Reefer 170. They have the option for feeding doors and custom cutouts too and they look excellent. I plan on having Wrasses and I would prefer not to find one on the floor. Give them a look. 
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