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Stella's Sixty-Six

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FTS August 2016:

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FTS - April 16, 2016:

 

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6 month tank video:

 

 

 

So, originally I was just going to continue this new build in my existing Biocube thread. Then I figured this tank was worth a new build thread :)

Tank DOB (AKA Water Date): 11/4/2015

Equipment and such:
SCA 66 PNP system
Lighting: ATI Nanobox Retro - 4 Nanobox Arrays and currently running the following T5 bulbs: 1 Geismann 6500K, 1 Fiji Purple, 1 Blue+ and one Coral+, Fuge light TBD but something cheap

Fuge Light: Coral Compulsion Par30 grow bulb
Circulation: MP40

SCA 302 Skimmer

Sicce Syncra 2.0

2 IM Desktop Mini reactors

Finnex analog heater

Livestock:
Current:
Two DaVinci Clowns - Vit and Mona from my biocube
Two hybrid gobies, Foby (Fat Goby) and Skoby (skinny goby) from my biocube

Midas Blenny - Bert

Two Bangaii cardinals

3 green chromis
Three anemone porcelain crabs

1 scarlet hermit
Two skunk cleaner shrimp - from my biocube
1 fighting conch from my biocube - Sparky
1 Hawaiian feather duster from my biocube
Various snails - banded trochus, astrea, nerite, dwarf cerith, dwarf plan axis
Rock flower anemones

Coral:
Various softies - Yellow Fiji leather, toadstool leathers, spaghetti leathers, clove polyps, cespitularia, polyps, etc.

Various LPS: cynarina, blastos, acans, favia, leptastrea, etc.

Some SPS: monti caps, spongodes, encrusters like cyphastrea, etc.

Gorgonians and sponges


Tank Delivery Day! 10/23/2015 :happydance:

HOLY CRAP that's a big truck
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How do I get this crap in the house?

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Got it in the house :) Unloaded the sump etc.

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Sump plan:

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More to come!

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Very nice.

 

Hows the quality, i was looking at their tanks.

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A new thread is perfect for your new build. Looking forward.

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Very nice.

 

Hows the quality, i was looking at their tanks.

Really nice from what I can tell! Of course there is no water, the DT is still in the box and the sump is still on the dining room floor :)

YAAAY!! :happydance:

 

A new thread is perfect for your new build. Looking forward.

I'm looking forward to it too :) SO MUCH TO DO. SO LITTLE TIME ;)

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Awesome :happydance:. I LOVE the sound of mostly LPS!!!!

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Beautiful stella. So new, clean and full of promise!

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Awesome :happydance:. I LOVE the sound of mostly LPS!!!!

:) ME TOO!!!!!

Beautiful stella. So new, clean and full of promise!

Thanks Dawn! Let's see how long that promise will last ;)

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I'm in need of a tank upgrade and this company is local for me...I keep telling myself that it's too big but every time I see one I'm like "That totally works", lol

 

I'll be following a long

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I'm in need of a tan upgrade and this company is local for me...I keep telling myself that it's too big but every time I see one I'm like "That totally works", lol

 

I'll be following a long

Do it!!! :)

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Even though I'm not planning to upgrade for another year, this tank has my interest for sure!

 

Looking forward to this build!

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Following!

 

I seriously considered getting a tank from SCA. Starfire glass, but not that expensive compared to some builders. Quality seems good. Zia's softie tank was a SCA tank, and that was drool-worthy.

 

Depending on the type of fuge light you are looking for, I could hook you up with a used AUQA Gadget MagnaFuge...

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SCA does a nice job. I just received a custom tank from them this week and it is perfect.

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SLACKER.

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How does this tank not have corals in it yet?

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following!

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I hear nothing but good things from SCA. I am following.

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Even though I'm not planning to upgrade for another year, this tank has my interest for sure!

 

Looking forward to this build!

Thanks niQo :)

I hear nothing but good things from SCA. I am following.

Thanks Mike!!!! I'm appreciating all the support :)

following!

Yay Ninja!!!!

How does this tank not have corals in it yet?

Well, it needs water in it first :lol:

SLACKER.

:slap::slap:

Yup, double slap for you, Jackie :)

SCA does a nice job. I just received a custom tank from them this week and it is perfect.

I am LOVING how your new build is turning out. I bought 10 mangrove seedlings as I want to do something similar to what you're doing in one corner of the tank :) Thanks for the inspiration, Brad

Following!

 

I seriously considered getting a tank from SCA. Starfire glass, but not that expensive compared to some builders. Quality seems good. Zia's softie tank was a SCA tank, and that was drool-worthy.

 

Depending on the type of fuge light you are looking for, I could hook you up with a used AUQA Gadget MagnaFuge...

Thanks Mirya!!!!!!

 

I LOVED Zia's softie tank. The quality does seem good from what I can tell - unwet :) I'm impressed. I actually am planning on doing a fuge in the sump! So i'm thinking of a clamp type. I love those little fuge lights though! I had thought about one for my biocube but then nixed the chamber fuge idea and went with a simmer and reactor instead :)

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Thanks Dawn! Let's see how long that promise will last ;)

 

I'm not worried, I've seen your aquariums and they speak for themselves.☺

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Thanks Dawn! Let's see how long that promise will last ;)

 

I'm not worried, I've seen your aquariums and they speak for themselves.☺

:wub: You're awesome. That's all :) I hope it looks as good as yours some day!

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Are you going to plant the mangroves in anything or just stick the roots in your sand?

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Well, it needs water in it first :lol:

Details....

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Are you going to plant the mangroves in anything or just stick the roots in your sand?

I think I'll stick the roots in the rock work, rather than the sand as it is a deep tank. I was doing some research and read that they'll do well either in rock or in sand. What's your experience? think that will work?

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I think I'll stick the roots in the rock work, rather than the sand as it is a deep tank. I was doing some research and read that they'll do well either in rock or in sand. What's your experience? think that will work?

 

I have mine in an 8" cube that I filled with mud (from ebay), then a top layer of sand. Mangroves can really survive in anything, I've seen people just throw some in a glass vase and put them next to a window and they survived and grew, but didn't thrive.

 

I know some people put the roots in their sand and put freshwater fertilizer tabs in the sand (I think Giga might do this), which helps encourage growth.

 

You can't really go wrong with mangroves, its just whether you want them to really thrive or just survive.

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If you haven't considered it already, you may want to look into something like a CPR Sock-It 4 Inch Adjustable Filter Sock Holder

 

My friend had a smaller tank from SCA and there was a fair amount of splashing and noise without a filter sock holder. The CPR one is nice since you can extend the pipe below the waterline which makes it really quiet.

 

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