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Paleoreef103

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I think that says it all.

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calvin415
Very nice.....always like new toys ! And I knew you wouldn't fly to Chicago to help me . LOL

 

Yeah, new toys are always fun. :D Now I just need to get some moolah saved for a votech... It's not that I wouldn't fly to Chicago to help, it's that I can't take that much time off from work. :(

 

I got my $99 RKL1 as well. Too cool. B)

 

Sweet! I love this thing! I'm trying to keep everything simple, but with the automation available with the RK products, it makes it tough to not want to keep adding stuff! :D

 

Gotta love new toys!

 

Yep, hopefully I can get some more toys soon...

 

:bowdown:

 

 

 

I think that says it all.

 

LOL! Thanks! Don't think it's called for, but appreciate the gesture. ;)

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Sea Slug

Calvin , I was just kidding about flying to Chicago , that would be insane just to build a tank . I know you would help if I was local .

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DCG1286

WOOOOOWWWWWWWW ... it's been a while since I checked this thread ... it's coming along so nicely ... I just saw that big a$$ clam you had back a number of pages ... D@MN bro ... it's sooooo sweet!!!

 

So if I fly you to NY will you build a tank for me? :D I am thinking maybe 16ft'er ;)

 

 

ALL HAIL CALVIN!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

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nanoty

Hey Calvin, tank is looking great. Forgive me for not looking back in the thread but what are the plans for the hood?

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Cyclo

Great tank, I love the videos. Hope to see some more! :lol:

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calvin415

Thanks everyone! Here's some more pics and another video... Hope you like Tom & Jerry. ;)

 

First, the lighting sequence:

 

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They turn off in the same order starting at 10...

 

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Marteen

Amazing! Let's get a video of feeding next!

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Atlantis Reef

THAT IS AWESOME I so should have done this in my basement

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121a

wow, really nice, i love the open rock work. :)

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tyty22

awesome

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dreboogie

can you show more of the Tom and Jerry cartoon?

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calvin415
Amazing! Let's get a video of feeding next!

 

I'll see what I can do... My photobucket acct is now full and the doubled the price of going pro... :( I'll see what I can figure out.

 

THAT IS AWESOME I so should have done this in my basement

 

Thanks!

 

wow, really nice, i love the open rock work. :)

 

Thanks!

 

awesome

 

Thanks!

 

can you show more of the Tom and Jerry cartoon?

 

Take your pic:

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video...ss&ei=UTF-8

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Needreefunds

Great vid Calvin! Thanks for posting that!

 

That PBT seemed to be swimming forever at the end there :P

 

Awesome tank with Tom and Jerry too. This thread delivers!

 

:lol:

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calvin415

Thanks bro! Yeah the PB already owns the tank, not sure what if anything I'm still going to be able to add... Lots more fish still in my head. Glad you like the T&J too. LOL!

 

 

Update:

 

I came home tonight and dumped in a ton of mysis in the tank as it is the favorite food for my Bangaiis. I want to make sure they are fat and happy as 2 have paired off and the female has been giving the male some serious dance moves the last few days. Well, the male didn't take a single bite! I'm hoping I can see some babies in the next 3-4 weeks! Now to switch out my frag system from frags to nursery! Oh yeah, did I mention I also setup a closet frag system? ;)

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Needreefunds

Would love to see pics of said system when you can spare the time. :)

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calvin415

Sure...

 

Here's the setup:

 

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Starphire front 30x12x6-

 

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Drilled for a strainer drain (strainer has since been removed)

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Sump (by me) with ATO:

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MH which just burned out:

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Frags started:

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Lots of plugs and this is just a handful:

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Everything is expandable, I already have the next shelf ready to go for another tank and all the plumbing able to be connected, if/when I fill up the first tank. ;)

 

Status as of tonight, I pulled the frags and put them in the display tank for now, pulling the eggcrate and added a an eggcrate basket full of chaeto to help with pod populations to help as a nursery.

 

Also since my MH ballast went out, I traded out the light for a PC... I also have a 2x24" T5 Setup ready to go.

 

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Again, it's all in a small closet!

 

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Tigahboy

Awesome! At first I thought all of that stuff was in your stand (it's certainly large enough). When I set-up my first prop tank, it was also in a small closet. :)

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N0FX_J0E

Hey calvin first time looking at this tank. great work man looks amazing.

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Jasoncgnu

:o

I just read/skimmed all 63 pages and wow! A long tank like this is my dream tank once I have a job/money.

 

I think I saw something about a wavebox back 10 pages or more. Is that still on the agenda? It seems like with a tank that long you could get a nice slow rolling wave to move down and back which would help increase circulation and more importantly you might get some cool rippling effects in the sand. :D

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Awesome! At first I thought all of that stuff was in your stand (it's certainly large enough). When I set-up my first prop tank, it was also in a small closet. :)

 

LOL! Thanks, yeah I remember that setup! Unfortunately that's all the room I have so I have to stack the tanks... I figure I can fit 3 up the wall if needed, but we'll see what the future holds. :D

 

Hey calvin first time looking at this tank. great work man looks amazing.

 

Thanks!

 

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I just read/skimmed all 63 pages and wow! A long tank like this is my dream tank once I have a job/money.

 

I think I saw something about a wavebox back 10 pages or more. Is that still on the agenda? It seems like with a tank that long you could get a nice slow rolling wave to move down and back which would help increase circulation and more importantly you might get some cool rippling effects in the sand. :D

 

Yep, I borrowed a Vortech MP40 for a few minutes and loved it! It's still on the must have list, but need to get some moolah to get one. :( I may offer some more frag packs in the next few weeks, there are a number of items I still need to get including a backup generator...

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Needreefunds

Love the frag system as well! :o

 

Thanks for posting those too.

 

Great stuff!

 

BTW, are those DIY plugs?

 

While its been a few years I see what looks to be that old baby bottle/nipple pattern on the plugs :P

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sammy113

I wish that was my closet...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...oh Yeah, obviously with the frag system :lol:

Insane little system

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calvin415
Love the frag system as well! :o

 

Thanks for posting those too.

 

Great stuff!

 

BTW, are those DIY plugs?

 

While its been a few years I see what looks to be that old baby bottle/nipple pattern on the plugs :P

 

Thanks! Yep, DIY plugs, nips work great as a mold are cheap and releases very well! :D

 

I wish that was my closet...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...oh Yeah, obviously with the frag system :lol:

Insane little system

 

LOL! Thanks!

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