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Well this is it, the lease on this place is up and were moving to a new permanent place. This tank is too big to be moved down the narrow stairs to its final resting place so I had to let it go. I sold the tank for as much as I paid for it minus transportation fee so I got my money's worth over the past 2 years. Good thing is I still have my old tank so I dont need to spend anymore money. Just gotta clean it back up and ill be good to go.

 

I spend 2 nights clearing the tank, removing all of the corals the first day and the fish and sand and equipment the next. Man I didnt realize how much my coral grew in these 2 years. I dont think I'll be able to fit all of them into my old tank. I will be fragging a lot of them out. My iconic frogspawn in my tank broke into a million pieces as i tried to move it so thats gonna be fragged out and sold as well. Just hope people want my stuff....I have no place to put themomgomgomg

 

Heres the tank ready to be picked up

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All my frags minus the frogspawn

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Wow can't believe it.....gonna miss this build. I'm glad you're going to be moving the livestock to a new tank. 

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Well this took WAY longer than expected. Spend 2 days moving everything to the new place, another 2 just to set my tank up. My back is done for, my arms are like spaghetti, my hands are so rough by handling rocks and stone so much my phone's fingerprint sensor dont even recognize my thumbs anymore...just so I can get my tank setup 90% of the way.

 

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I mostly got all my rocks and coral inside my tank. I had to trim some down just so they would fit while a few pieces unfortunately didnt survive the move. As you can see my frog spawn disintegrated during the move into roughly 10 pieces and they couldnt all fit inside my 24" tank I have setup which could be my grow out tank or a quarantine tank depending on the needs.

 

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I have so much frogspawn in here they are just stacking on top of each there. Gonna sell them cheap

 

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Heres the look of the overall room. Still a lot of work that needs to be done, but at least I have easy access to a sink and crazy high water pressure so maintenance is a lot easier than before.

 

Thats it for now, ill update you all later

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Its been a month and a half since the move and Im happy to say my corals are beginning to bounce back. Ive kept up with water changes and been doing 50% every 2 week. All my corals seem to like it and have crazy polyp extension. The new growth have pretty good coloration and some corals are getting their colors back. Gonna be a while before my tank is presentable again, but Im positive.

 

Heres some of the more presentable ones

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These I bought after the move. They are Australian corals which costed an arm and a leg, but theyve kept their color pretty well

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Heres a quick snap of what my tank looks like right now

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Finally got off my lazy ass and did some work with my water changing setup. Its not quite finished yet as I need to add another pipe connecting the 2 pails together at the bottom. But I will wait till my next water change as they are full of water right now and dont want waste it.

 

My idea is that with them connected, water level on both pails will be the same. I have a pump on the left pail and the output of the pump is fed into the right pail via the PVC piping you see in the picture below. That way the pump will circulate the water in both pail and and mix the water when I add the salt. Once the water is fully mixed, I can shut off the valve on the right, connect a hose to the barb and open up the valve after the T and water will be pumped to my tank. Once I finish up my water change, I will fill the pails back up with fresh RODI water and I can fill up my top off water container easily by just flipping a switch and opening a valve.

 

This saves me from carrying buckets ever again, making water changes a breeze.

 

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5 minutes ago, disaster999 said:

Finally got off my lazy ass and did some work with my water changing setup. Its not quite finished yet as I need to add another pipe connecting the 2 pails together at the bottom. But I will wait till my next water change as they are full of water right now and dont want waste it.

 

My idea is that with them connected, water level on both pails will be the same. I have a pump on the left pail and the output of the pump is fed into the right pail via the PVC piping you see in the picture below. That way the pump will circulate the water in both pail and and mix the water when I add the salt. Once the water is fully mixed, I can shut off the valve on the right, connect a hose to the barb and open up the valve after the T and water will be pumped to my tank. Once I finish up my water change, I will fill the pails back up with fresh RODI water and I can fill up my top off water container easily by just flipping a switch and opening a valve.

 

This saves me from carrying buckets ever again, making water changes a breeze.

 

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Nice!!!

Tank's not looking bad either, in the last FTS. 

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Thanks Weet.

 

Give me a few months for everything to color up and Ill post up more pictures again

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Just now, disaster999 said:

Thanks Weet.

 

Give me a few months for everything to color up and Ill post up more pictures again

 

I gotta wait a few months for more pics?????

But, but, but...... how will I survive? :unsure:

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21 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

I gotta wait a few months for more pics?????

But, but, but...... how will I survive? :unsure:

Haha, fiiinnnneeeee, Ill include some progress pictures along the way just for you:happy:

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19 minutes ago, disaster999 said:

Haha, fiiinnnneeeee, Ill include some progress pictures along the way just for you:happy:

 

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On 3/2/2017 at 8:43 PM, disaster999 said:

Well this is it, the lease on this place is up and were moving to a new permanent place. This tank is too big to be moved down the narrow stairs to its final resting place so I had to let it go. I sold the tank for as much as I paid for it minus transportation fee so I got my money's worth over the past 2 years. Good thing is I still have my old tank so I dont need to spend anymore money. Just gotta clean it back up and ill be good to go.

 

I spend 2 nights clearing the tank, removing all of the corals the first day and the fish and sand and equipment the next. Man I didnt realize how much my coral grew in these 2 years. I dont think I'll be able to fit all of them into my old tank. I will be fragging a lot of them out. My iconic frogspawn in my tank broke into a million pieces as i tried to move it so thats gonna be fragged out and sold as well. Just hope people want my stuff....I have no place to put themomgomgomg

 

Heres the tank ready to be picked up

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All my frags minus the frogspawn

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That tank looks familiar, is it the iconic "A Reef In the Sky"? 

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On 5/23/2017 at 10:53 AM, Asureef said:

 

 

That tank looks familiar, is it the iconic "A Reef In the Sky"? 

Yeah, It was. Right now, not so much.:D

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On 5/3/2017 at 7:50 AM, disaster999 said:

Haha, fiiinnnneeeee, Ill include some progress pictures along the way just for you:happy:

 

Promises, promises....

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53 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

Promises, promises....

I was just about to post some updates haha :D

 

Was doing my routine water change this weekend and I would feel my corals with some fish pellets and took come pictures...I think I overfed them

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Then I noticed these weird "worms" on the brain coral...I have no idea what they are.

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 Bought a new piece of SPS coral too, It looked better in person tho. I really need to dust off my DSLR for some real photos

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A quick top down shot, a lot of the corals' base starting to have a hint of florescent green showing, I hope it means colors are starting to come back

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Those are feeder filaments!

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7 hours ago, disaster999 said:

I was just about to post some updates haha :D

 

Was doing my routine water change this weekend and I would feel my corals with some fish pellets and took come pictures...I think I overfed them

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Then I noticed these weird "worms" on the brain coral...I have no idea what they are.

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 Bought a new piece of SPS coral too, It looked better in person tho. I really need to dust off my DSLR for some real photos

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A quick top down shot, a lot of the corals' base starting to have a hint of florescent green showing, I hope it means colors are starting to come back

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Brain worms!!!!

 

You have some pretty stuffs, thanks for letting me know you're still alive. :D

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Another mini update...

 

Tank is doing ok, my corals kind of stopped getting better and they all look pretty much the same these few weeks...then this happened. The most expensive coral I bought, RTNed on me. I tried to frag is but it was too late.:rant:

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Cleaned my ATS/Fuge out also. Was expecting macro algae and stuff, but im only left with this gel like goo...There wasnt that much in there also. Not sure what im doing wrong.

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Finally upgraded my water changing system, The one I designed before doesnt work. I couldnt pump water into the other can and expect that small tube at the bottom to transfer the same amount back without a huge level different or mechanical help of another pump. So I did some rearrangement and instead of having the pump pump water from one can to another, I just put a T in the linking tube at the bottom which feeds into an externally mounted pump. Water is pumped back up into the 2 cans. Valves are installed to change from circulating mode to pumping mode. The whole systems works much better like this.

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Bah, the favorites always go.  I lost a nice pink one due to po4 dropping too low.  That also tends to turn algae into goo so perhaps that is your problem as well?

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Thats frustrating. Are any more RTN'ing?

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9 hours ago, dpoltsdsu said:

Thats frustrating. Are any more RTN'ing?

just that one for now...

10 hours ago, markalot said:

Bah, the favorites always go.  I lost a nice pink one due to po4 dropping too low.  That also tends to turn algae into goo so perhaps that is your problem as well?

my PO4 has always been undetectable with salifert test kits, i should really get the hanna checker

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Sorry to see the tank got shut down but glad to see you rebooted your old tank. Everything is looking pretty good after the move.

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On 6/29/2017 at 9:48 PM, RollaJase said:

Sorry to see the tank got shut down but glad to see you rebooted your old tank. Everything is looking pretty good after the move.

Thanks Rolla, slowly by surely things are looking up. Still got a bunch of corals whos color still look pretty meh but the ones that is bouncing back are doing nicely.

 

Just picked this up also, a little expensive but Ive always like these particular color of millie.

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probably my favorite color millie. id love to have some of that 

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Phone pics doesnt do it justice, I gotta dust off my camera and take some real pictures

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neuwave

That could be it, if your PO4 and nitrate become too low, I've seen new colonies rtn. They may need the extra nutrients to rebuild lost Zooxanthellae.

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