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An addicted reefer chic's 40B w/ GHL Mitras & 2x30g display fuges

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MeanGreenEyes

LATEST FTS:

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Bored at work and decided that it's time that I put together an official tank thread for my build...

I started with the hobby doing freshwater...did it all, as many often do, and I have to admit that when I got bored and made the transition...it was love at first reef. I drive my family crazy because my free time is dedicated to reefing...yup...I'm a full blown junkie and proud. I think my favorite part is that I share my hobby with my children and my daughter has her own 5.5g pico reef...so sharing in something as educational and entertaining with them is truly an amazing feeling.


Equipment:

40g breeder w/ 2x30g display fuges (1" drains 3/4" returns)
"Petco Manhattan Metal Tank Stand"
Eshopps R-200 sump/fuge (it'll fit perfectly under the stand b/c it's 30X14X16)
Bubble Magus Nac3 skimmer
Mag 12 return pump (yes it's O.D. for this but it's plumbed in to run 2 carbon and gfo reactors as well as my 2x30g display fuges.)
Two little fishies Phosban Reactor 550 to run carbon
Two little fishies Phosban Reactor 150 to run GFO
Current Nova Extreme 6 bulb t5 w/ ATI bulbs (4x blue plus, 1 purple plus & 1 aquablue special) (**JUST PURCHASED THE GHL MITRAS LX6100 w/ HYPERVIOLETS SILVER FIXTURE WILL BE HERE BY THANKSGIVING**)
mp10wes (planning a 2nd)
Tunze nanostream (smallest) powerhead
Reefkeeper Lite v3 w/ ph & temp prob (Will be upgraded to Apex not the Jr./lite (go big or go home) & this will go back on the 5.5g that I'm keeping)
ATO ordered the one digital aquatics reefkeeper one w/ the 2 float switches
BRS 5 stage rodi (w/ all the bells & whistles including booster pump)
Fluval E heater 300W
NESTLE 2200 IV/Enteral Pump
"Litermeter Beater" 2-Channel Digital Dosing Pump

...probably more but that's all I can remember at the moment...

Livestock:

Fish:

2x Ocellaris Clownfish
1xYWG/Candy Cane Pistol shrimp pair
1x Algae blenny
1x Red scooter blenny



Current wish list:
2nd mp10wes
Apex
more live rock
display macro's

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Alkamist

sounds pretty cool, but for the sps are you getting ora? or just randoms you can get

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MeanGreenEyes
sounds pretty cool, but for the sps are you getting ora? or just randoms you can get

 

Thanks! I already have several kinds of sps in an overpacked 5.5g and a huge purple stylo in my QT tank. Honestly I buy what I like...I love color...so if it happens to be ora then yes...luckily here in the city there are is always an abundance of amazing frags to choose from between other local reefer's and local lfs's...which has been to my advantage. One of my favorite lfs's is Coral Theory...don't know if I'm allowed to name drop or not...but they're only blocks from my apartment. I have 2 Ora Bird of Paradise frags in the 5.5g at the moment...so we'll see once this tank is mature enough to sustain SPS.

 

Here's the 5.5g...please take note...I'm really horrible at taking pictures...

 

FTS

 

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Left side top down:

 

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Right side top down:

 

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surgicalsense

Very pretty

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MeanGreenEyes
Very pretty

 

 

Thank you! :)

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Esqueleto
Thank you! :)

I love your ultra-stocked 5.5g hehehe looks awesome

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jonny roks

Absolutely amazing, B-E-A-U-TIFUL SETUP!

 

If only you had a professional camera!

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KerryL.

The 40G sounds amazing and the 5.5g is to.

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MeanGreenEyes
I love your ultra-stocked 5.5g hehehe looks awesome

 

Thank you! Believe it or not I have GU10's lighting that tank...the only thing that hasn't thrived are acro's...but I think it was placement...there's a tiny half inch acro left that's coloring up and showing polyp extension but growth close to the mp10 is lackluster.

 

Absolutely amazing, B-E-A-U-TIFUL SETUP!

 

If only you had a professional camera!

 

Thank you...I have an a/c70 w/ cheato & cpe and a canister running cpe, purigen, BRS carbon, and gfo.

 

I know on the camera thing...I'm just to lazy to go through all the crap to learn...even though my skills are mediocre I still am bugging a friend to take pics of my tanks so that I'm taking seriously instead of as a joke with the windex blue pics that I'm stuck posting on a local forum. :/

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MeanGreenEyes
The 40G sounds amazing and the 5.5g is to.

 

Thank you! :)

 

Here's the other 5.5 w/ the nem/clowns, etc. that will be going into this tank...

 

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MeanGreenEyes
Absolutely amazing, B-E-A-U-TIFUL SETUP!

 

If only you had a professional camera!

 

Just realized you changed your name...I admit that I've been a lurker on your thread for a while...love ADA tanks...everything in 1 of the 5.5g's was in a 45F but it started leaking from one of the seams and had to transfer everything to the 5.5. :( You've got an amazing setup as well...

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gena

Another 40B!!! Sure are a lot of these going up lately :)

Your 5.5g mixed looks amazing. I love the over-grown look!

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miniwhinny

WOW !! Wow, just WOW !!!! Awesome !

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MeanGreenEyes
Another 40B!!! Sure are a lot of these going up lately :)

Your 5.5g mixed looks amazing. I love the over-grown look!

 

 

I got the tank undrilled, stand, live sand, snails, hermits, a few corals, clowns, nem, a crap-ton of frozen food, pellet food, supplements, a couple powerheads, bulk containers of BRS gfo, carbon, kalk, heater and a bunch of other stuff for $400 couldn't pass up the deal b/c the guy was moving...the seller even threw in a beautiful powder coated wooden stand that I moved the 2-5.5g's onto. With an offer like that I couldn't resist the upgrade and needed the room. Plus, having had sooooo many different tanks with different footprints...I love the 40 breeders. Thank you for the kind compliments! :)

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gena

I wish I could find an awesome deal like that!!!! I wouldn't pass that up either. If I ever upgrade...a 40B is what it will be :)

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MeanGreenEyes
WOW !! Wow, just WOW !!!! Awesome !

 

Thank you! :)

 

I wish I could find an awesome deal like that!!!! I wouldn't pass that up either. If I ever upgrade...a 40B is what it will be :)

 

The one thing that I stalk faithfully on these forums and craigslist is the sales sections...there are so many people that can't deal with the requirements/maintenance/dedication, etc. that come with the hobby and dump stuff for sale for dirt cheap...so you may find one after all! Plus, shopping is one of my favorite past times...lol...so I always find the good stuff at the right price. :naughtydance:

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kgoldy
Must... resist... until NYC swap... ahhhh!

 

 

I said the same thing...but living so close I feel like a bad customer for not stopping by to show my support...lol. Can't wait for the swap though...I'm ridiculously excited and so is my 9yr old son. Hopefully get to meet ya at the swap...always need more local reefing friends...

 

Hey GreenEyes-

 

Didn't wanna hijack CoralTheory's sale thread, so I figured I'd come over here. MetroKat's the social butterfly of the NYC area who organizes Lady Reefers' Bloody Mary Breakfasts and stuff (I'm a dude, so I don't get to attend despite being an "honorary member" of Kat's club). Shoot her a PM if you wanna meet everyone at the swap, I'm sure we'll set up camp with a few other NR members. I plan on being there the whole day, so I'm sure we'll bump into each other.

 

Sweet tanks, btw. Nice and crowded with coral.

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MeanGreenEyes

Ugh...I'm so f'n pissed...my weekend has been blown...literally about to leave my house to go pick up my sump that was supposed to be delivered today and something said to call first...only to get some b.s. story that it was on backorder so they sent them the Eshopps R-100 instead...I didn't order nor do I want the smaller version...I want what I ordered...what I was told was available and what I already prepaid for. This completely f'd up my mother's day weekend...I was literally going to toss it in and finish the plumbing and the build would've been completely finished today...not next f'n week...even had the extra sand for the fuge and all the extra water mixing. FML never again...I'll stick with buying from known sources so that I will get what I want when I want it...

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Singlefin

Happy early Mothers Day!! It could be worse.

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MeanGreenEyes
Happy early Mothers Day!! It could be worse.

 

Thank you! And there's nothing worse right now. :( I had my hopes up so high and was so excited...have been sitting on this build since March...hurt my back and didn't have a choice with the delay. And I'm sure you know how it feels to have someone give you their word and it ends up being a lie. :(

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Singlefin

Unfortunatly yes.

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MeanGreenEyes
Unfortunatly yes.

 

It sucks...

 

Going to go self medicate with a frag shopping trip...

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Alkamist
It sucks...

 

Going to go self medicate with a frag shopping trip...

 

self medicating with coral shopping is the best lol but nice 5.5 its packed and looking really healthy, i cant wait to see what you do with a 40 breeder

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MeanGreenEyes

My baby as he waits for the sump to arrive next week and plumbing to be finished...this turned out to be a crappy Mother's Day gift. :(

 

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metrokat
Hey GreenEyes-

 

Didn't wanna hijack CoralTheory's sale thread, so I figured I'd come over here. MetroKat's the social butterfly of the NYC area who organizes Lady Reefers' Bloody Mary Breakfasts and stuff (I'm a dude, so I don't get to attend despite being an "honorary member" of Kat's club). Shoot her a PM if you wanna meet everyone at the swap, I'm sure we'll set up camp with a few other NR members. I plan on being there the whole day, so I'm sure we'll bump into each other.

 

Sweet tanks, btw. Nice and crowded with coral.

:D

 

I call OP the instant reefer. Look at the 5.5 picture!

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