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Kimber's Tank Thread - Year end update

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Weetabix7
21 hours ago, kimberbee said:

Look at me with another long post!!! 

 

It was a chill spring day a year ago that I moved tanks from my old apartment to my now fiance's home. Andromeda, her 18 rock flower anemones, a handful of gorgonians, and a purple plating sponge all made the move from an IM 20 to their current home in an IM 10.

 

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I'm using the stock pump, rw-4 for circulation, and inTank media basket with polyfil and chemipure blue nano. My original 50w NeoTherm heater was acting wonky a few months ago, so that has been replaced. For top off I am using the Smart ATO Micro. I made a quick video about my equipment a few months ago, some of your might have already seen it. But for those who haven't: 

 

 

All 18 RFA's are still with me, though I am having a hard time getting the smallest 4 to grow. Cassiopeia (an OG nem shrimp from when everything was in the IM 20) shrimp passed away. And a PSW I got in May along with 2 porcelain crabs only a lasted a few months in the tank. I haven't added anything else since then other than a few snails. 

 

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Plans for the future include trying again with a PSW and spotted anemone shrimp. Perhaps some sexy shrimps as well. I do feel like the tank could use a little more movement - Andromeda isn't that exciting. I also want to add a skimmer and change to only every other week water changes. This tank hasn't had too many algae issues, so I think with adding a skimmer I will still be ok. 

 

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Happy Birthday, beautiful tank!!!

 

And as a sidenote, I love the shade of blue you have on the wall behind the tank. :happy:

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kimberbee
Just now, Weetabix7 said:

Happy Birthday, beautiful tank!!!

 

And as a sidenote, I love the shade of blue you have on the wall behind the tank. :happy:

Thanks! It's a dark blue, but looks almost purple in those pics! 

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kimberbee

Bad pic, but if I rearrange some of my plants, I might be able to fit a pico on the shelf where my watering can is... Hmmm

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Rory282

I think you want a pico tank. I say, do it! :D

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spectra
2 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

The space is 12x22 :unsure:

 

You could fit all kinds of stuff in that space :o

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kimberbee
Just now, spectra said:

 

You could fit all kinds of stuff in that space :o

yeah, but weetabix said the cool 3 container fishy waterfall tank needs 13 x 15

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Weetabix7
46 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

yeah, but weetabix said the cool 3 container fishy waterfall tank needs 13 x 15

 

I just double-checked and you really do need 13" :(

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kimberbee
13 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

I just double-checked and you really do need 13" :(

That's ok. As I was cleaning I realized I had two boxes of books under my desk from when I moved in a year ago. So I moved the plants down and am using the empty space on top for a book shelf. 

 

New tank comes when I get a new house. I should be saving for that anyway. We all know how much a "cheap" tank really ends up costing!! ;)

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spectra
1 hour ago, kimberbee said:

yeah, but weetabix said the cool 3 container fishy waterfall tank needs 13 x 15

 

Well I didn't read that one :( guess you just need to go with a normal pico then.........

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New tank comes when I get a new house. I should be saving for that anyway. We all know how much a "cheap" tank really ends up costing!! ;)

 

:haha: aint that the truth............you try to go cheap and well in the end it bites you in the ass and you pay out the ass........

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Weetabix7

My Waterfall has actually been pretty darn inexpensive. 

$40 for the tank. 

$25 for the bulb, $18 for the lamp to hold it. 

$7-10 for the live rock. 

$9 for the sand. 

$120 for the corals. 

Think that's all I've spent!!

 

No worries Kimber, I understand making wise decisions, I'm working to make sure I do that right now too. 

You can come visit my Waterfall Tank anytime you like!! :happy:

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Weetabix7

Wow, you did A LOT!!!

If I was a neighbor I'd gladly bring over some of my Miracle Creme for aching muscles, but looks like I'll just have to settle for recommending a hot bath or shower. 

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teenyreef

Nice job, looks like you did a ton of work! I hope the back is better soon, you're too young to have back problems. 

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kimberbee
4 hours ago, teenyreef said:

Nice job, looks like you did a ton of work! I hope the back is better soon, you're too young to have back problems. 

Thanks Teeny! 

 

I had a really hard time sleeping last night, and got up at 6 this morning. My back doesn't feel any better. I'm on the couch now with a heated back massager, hoping that helps some. Unfortunately, I've had back problems since high school. I've gone to a chiropractor a couple of times - never anything major. I just tend to overdo it really easily, like when moving or doing yard work. I'll power through! 

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spectra

Fingers crossed it grows.......keep it watered. Did you add any starter fertilizer ?

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kimberbee
25 minutes ago, spectra said:

Fingers crossed it grows.......keep it watered. Did you add any starter fertilizer ?

Noooo.... ? Should I have?

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spectra
12 minutes ago, kimberbee said:

Noooo.... ? Should I have?

 

It probably is not a big deal and will still grow. I just have a bag so use it when trying to fill in bare spots.

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kimberbee

Two orders placed for Friday delivery, possibly a third if the vendor gets back to me about delivery. :happy:

 

Three day weekend for me! :happydance:

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kimberbee

$225 later... I have 3 packages for my tanks on the way. Maybe I'll do an "unboxing" video this weekend! 

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teenyreef

Woo hoo! 

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spectra

So what did you order? Spill the beans :lol:

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kimberbee
12 hours ago, spectra said:

So what did you order? Spill the beans :lol:

A fish, a crab, two shrimp, and snails. The rest of the details will have to wait till Friday!! 

 

In bad news - I really, REALLY messed up my back. I can't even stand up straight - my back is a curved and leaning to the side. Very uncomfortable. I made a chiropractor appointment for Friday morning. Nick will stay home to accept my packages for me, and hopefully I'll get some relief. 

 

In worse news - My new manager has given me a project I am dreading. I don't want to give details cause it's a little complicated, but I basically have to start cold-calling managers of our locations. And yes, I consider this worse than my back because hopefully my back will feel better in a few days. This project is going to be continuous. 

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dirtrider225

Love the IM 25, seriously looking at getting one! I wonder if a single xr15 would be enough for the tank, specially since its so shallow

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