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TJ's Reef - The death of the...

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a.k.a. "reincarnation of the resurrection of madness...gangsta style"

 

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Planning Stages & Flip-Flopping Galore: Pg. 1-3

This section has most of the ideas that were floating around my brain before I finally settled on a 30br. I had some cool concepts for shallow 20g tanks, and diagrams to support them. Feel free to steal my ideas!

 

(The Build Begins: Pg. 3- )

- Solaris I4 repair/rebuild from 6' to 2'

- First Diagrams of the 30B Setup

- Stand Build Process: Part 1

- Love Shack Floorplan (How the tank fits into the room)

- Infamous MS Paint Diagram of Finished 30B

- Stand Build Process: Part 2

- Sump Design for Peninsula System

- Solaris Custom Hanging Kit Installed

- DIY LED Fuge Light

- Sump Completed & Plumbing Begins

- First Drop Of Water (Leak Test)

- Vortech MP10 Wave Video

 

(Livestock Begins: Pg. 13- )

- First Fish & New Corals

- First Night Shots

- Solaris Upgrade from I4 to I5

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL FIRST POST STARTS BELOW

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After a long break from reefing (well, 8 months feels like forever to me) I have decided to begin designing and conceptualizing my newest reef aquarium. My goals are more or less the same as the ones I had for my 40br, with the exception that I want to be more "green" and use LED lighting. I am still a T5 lover, but I am hoping to DIY a good LED fixture to give me the same effects as my last T5 set up.

 

My aim is always to outdo my last reef aquariums - specifically my 20g and 40br (see below). Hopefully I manage to do that with this next build.

 

I will post my plans and diagrams as soon as I can mock some up, and I will probably edit this first post to include them, and to reformat it to the same style as my 40br thread's first post.

 

Until then, stay tuned!

 

20g:

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40br:

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TJ's New Reef:

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Woooo TJ's back.

 

Post moar cool pants pics.

 

Liek dis.

 

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Good luck man on your new build. I really loved your 40 breeder i willing be tagging along

 

 

Haha i just noticed you quoted me ...freaking awesome :haha:

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Welcome back TJ... "gangsta style... LOVE IT!!!

 

This should be amazing to follow for sure!

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Good to see you building again TJ.

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WOO! Your 40 breeder was utterly fantastic and one of the nicest tanks I've ever seen. I can't wait to see what you're going to do next.

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Good to see you back TJ. I followed your last thread and am looking forward to this one. Your 40 is what inspired me to start saving for one. I will have the tank on Friday and then we start drilling!

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New thread logo ;)

Now you know I'm serious!

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Wow, it will be hard to top those two previous tanks!

 

Tuning in.

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Tagging along and hopefully I will be helping out and learning from TJ Miyagi :bowdown:

 

Then I will be the next Karate Reef Kid :ninja:

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What size tank are you going to go with this time? Stick with the 40 breeder or move up to something bigger (75? *cough cough*).

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What size tank are you going to go with this time? Stick with the 40 breeder or move up to something bigger (75? *cough cough*).

 

Actually thinking of doing a custom acrylic tank that is 24"x18"x16" - similar to my 20g but 4 inches taller to allow room for stags and sps to grow tall and get some shape.

 

I will post some pics of what I am thinking about - plumbing and sump will probably be a slightly modded or direct knock-off of my 40g system with the exception of an external overflow box built onto the tank.

 

There are two reasons I want to use acrylic for this project:

-Stability and Strength of the aquarium

-Clarity

 

I was considering glass with 3 starfire panels for clarity, but with the external box and 7 wholes to be drilled I think acrylic is the best bet. I will just have to be very anal about how I place things in the aquarium,, and about how I clean the panels.

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Good to see ya back Tj!! I'll definitely keep an eye on this one.

 

Kind of off topic, but do you have any info about your old 40g? I saw that the buyer posted a thread about it, but I don't think it was ever updated. I would love to see what it looks like today.

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Good to see ya back Tj!! I'll definitely keep an eye on this one.

 

Kind of off topic, but do you have any info about your old 40g? I saw that the buyer posted a thread about it, but I don't think it was ever updated. I would love to see what it looks like today.

 

I have no idea what became of him - he is off the map. All I know is him and his girlfriend broke up; I found out from her and she says he disappeared?!

 

Wish I knew... I am going to have a hell of a time getting all my polyps and sps etc. back...

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I have no idea what became of him - he is off the map. All I know is him and his girlfriend broke up; I found out from her and she says he disappeared?!

Wish I knew... I am going to have a hell of a time getting all my polyps and sps etc. back...

:scarry:

 

:lol:

 

That does make it tough to get some things back doesn't it!!!

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:scarry:

 

:lol:

 

That does make it tough to get some things back doesn't it!!!

 

More like IMPOSSIBLE!

 

lol...

 

I will just have to get a US shipping address and buy nice frags off of NR members.

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YAY TJ is back!!!!!!!

 

Now all I have to do is get as good as you so I can get TOTM too! ;)

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I'm glad you're back and building. Your tanks have always kicked ass and given people like me something to work towards. I imagine you already have a great concept in mind.

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More like IMPOSSIBLE!

 

lol...

 

I will just have to get a US shipping address and buy nice frags off of NR members.

 

 

i'll gladly donate a few frags if it's actually possible to get them to you.

 

that sucks that your old tank is MIA. i suppose it sucks that the buyer is too, but honestly, I'm more bummed about the tank, lol.

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i'll gladly donate a few frags if it's actually possible to get them to you.

 

that sucks that your old tank is MIA. i suppose it sucks that the buyer is too, but honestly, I'm more bummed about the tank, lol.

 

lol...

 

Yeah well to be honest I am more bummed about the tank too.

 

I really appreciate your offer; I might have to take you up on it once I have things going again. I have a friend across the border I can ship stuff too and then bring it back myself the same day.

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lol...

 

Yeah well to be honest I am more bummed about the tank too.

 

I really appreciate your offer; I might have to take you up on it once I have things going again. I have a friend across the border I can ship stuff too and then bring it back myself the same day.

 

TJ, I missed something. I thought you had sold the other tank? What happened?

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lol...

 

Yeah well to be honest I am more bummed about the tank too.

 

I really appreciate your offer; I might have to take you up on it once I have things going again. I have a friend across the border I can ship stuff too and then bring it back myself the same day.

 

 

sounds good. let me know whenever you're ready.

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