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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

well i havent updated you as of lately, cause i've been busy! the project seems to be taking forever. plumbing & wiring really eat up the time.

 

it didnt help, that i had to tear down the old aquarium and build the new at the same time. (im using alot of the same hardware etc.)

 

i'm happy to report, the reef is finally in its new home. i havent started the horse transfer yet, but i'm still waiting on plumbing pieces.

 

list of things still left to do include-finishing the canopy/skinning the aquarium (have to wait until the second aquarium is in place.)

plumbing/sealing the overflow/2nd aquarium. and of course tranfering the in habbitants.

 

here it is thus far. i haven't done any aquascaping, i was happy just to get the reef up and running. :)

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what i like best about the new system is the ledge around the top tank. its the perfect height to rest my arms on the ledge, my chin on my arms, and my nose pressed up against the glass (not literally) :)

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FUGU!!!

dddddddddamn

Nice icypost-22290-1164845842.gif

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

tanks budy. you cant imagen the smile on my face :)

 

 

btw Juanhunglo69, whats this idea i spawned and your gonna run with? inquiring minds want to know :)

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FUGU!!!

I can just imagin zoos and polyps overuning that baby.When I finish the blues on my filter/sump/fuge you will be the first to see them!

 

I will be making a setup like those expencive ecosystem setups...But better :D

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

thats sounds cool. cant wait to see the pic's

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

just incase you havent seen enough of it already

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it looks way bigger than a 30g.

the girl friend comes back from mexico tomorrow. i was hoping to have it all finished but i'm still waiting on plumbing supplies that were surposed to show up last week.

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FUGU!!!

COOL!

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clifford513

Keep 'em coming, Icy! This is my favorite set up (of this type) by far!

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FUGU!!!

Are all those your own propagated corals?

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

ii trade alot of frags. the corals are from many different places, but i have fraged a few of them.

 

i like buying the scapes on the bottom of the big al's coral tank here in london :)

 

eventually they get big :)

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travisurfer

wow, tank is looking great! deffinitely among my favorites :D

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

well heres one more budy.

 

sooooooo close!

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

well wish me luck, today the horses will be transfered int thier new home.

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PhatSOB

damn that is looking good. I love that ledge, perfect size like you mentioned to rest your arms on but you forgot to mention a beer beside you while you stare into the tanks for hours on end.

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

actually i came this close >< to building and 8" ledge and adding a couple bar stools.

 

 

then i rethunk the idea. :) drunks,beer and aquariums dont play nice together. :)

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for those of you following the progress.

 

i had some problems with silicone letting loose

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=104708

 

and had some real close calls and casulties (one carpet surfer) but i'm happy to report most faired ok.

heres the new horse/macro tank.

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my pipefish pulled through, i was worried, he was floating upside down while being stored in the bucket.

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i also released the banggai. since the old macro tank is gone, i can no longer use it to provide the little 2.5 continuos fresh water.

the little guys seem to be taking well to the new home.

they got thier urchin, what more do they need? :)

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clifford513
they got thier urchin, what more do they need? :)

Looking great. Sorry about the probs.

 

P.S. I knew they were urchinwh@res!

 

*Edited to remove pics :)

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

after 2 years, ya finally get a face, with the name. :)

this is by far my fav. part of the new system.

 

 

 

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nomatter where you are in the room you can see into a fish tank. the horse/macro tank is at eye level if i'm sitting on the couch, the reef at eye level if i'm standing.

 

i have some finish work to do, and the project will be complete (canopy trim etc, and a door for the sump)

 

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reefpeace

Hey Leigh...congratulations on your new tank being 99% complete! I guess there was "some" ;) stress involved but you and your livestock pulled through and it's lookin' great. I will have to come see you soon and trade those zoas now that you have this done.

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aquakevem

beautiful!

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proraptor2

That looks like a really sweet setup...Nice work

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formerly icyuodd/icyoud2

thanks guys, i couldn't be happier.

 

 

reefpeace, as i've said before, your welcome anytime! :)

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Fishfreak218

WOW! THAT SEAHORSE TANK IS AMAZING!

really nice.. makes me want to go ripping mine up and totally re-doing it.. my lights are just too strong for red macro (so i keep them in my refugium)

.. maybe i need to turn my Halides on only for a short while or something... get 50/50PC's and run those most of the day

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clifford513
after 2 years, ya finally get a face, with the name.

I posted a pic in the lounge. Never see you there :huh: Much too serious a reefer for that, I suppose :P Tank looks awesome. That gorgonian looks better every time you post. You look nothing like I thought you would. Much younger B)

 

my lights are just too strong for red macro (so i keep them in my refugium)

Everything I have read says red micros like stronger light. If that is not the case, I will skip the upgrade. lmk

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S.I.C.

VERY impressive!

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