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Kat's METROpolitan: Retired May 2018

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Merry Christmas, and what a Christmas it is. :)

 

Introducing the very first, and one-of-a-kind, Front Facing Starphire Drop-Off Aquarium:

The METROpolitan.

By MODE Aquariums.

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I wasn't planning on it, and then this happened. If you recall I wrote an article on MODE's drop off peninsula, a tank I sadly turned down for various reasons. MODE said we heard you don't want a tank wider than 36 inches. This is nearly the same footprint as my current tank 36X24X20 so I'm really happy that I can continue to use the light that Dave built for me. It is 2 inches taller and violates my soaking armpit rule but how could I say no to this beauty. Volume wise I believe it is 55G so a tad more than my current tank.

 

Finding aiptasia in my current tank on all those rocks and branches that I used to create height may have been fortuitous because I am ditching nearly all the rock that doesn't have a coral on it. With the natural shelf that this tank has, the height I need is built right in.

 

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I'm still not sure how to aquascape this - it is challenging with a capital HOLY MOTHER OF CORALS! But one that I am looking forward to. I might have to try to cajole Johnny Ciotti for some advice. Were I starting from scratch with frags, I probably would have an easier time, but I have colonies - my babies that I have grown for 2 years in the current tank, and many that I have had for 4-5 years.

 

I've been looking at the drop-offs out there and I love the cascading look. That's so easy to have happen with softies. I made that YUUGE magnet attached dong with the SPS on it - where is that doing to go?!

 

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I am going to install a Reef Octopus Modular sump instead of the one that comes with this tank. It has repositionable baffles and it's just a simple open space. I have some new equipment and things to try out and having a compartment restricts the usage. I was actually going to put the RO sump in the the current tank - after taking the fuge offline as I was planning, the custom sump became limited in it's use.

 

Thank you to Mode Aquariums for making my Christmas. :wub:

 

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spectra

Will be interesting to see how this evolves.

 

Will be waiting to see it get wet.

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Rehype

Im too late! But i cant wait to see how this one progesses! I have something similar in the works!

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RIP Sebastian

Yay!

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teenyreef

Woo hoo! omgomgomg

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the scape. Any other changes besides the modular sump?


Im too late! But i cant wait to see how this evovles! I have something similar in the works!

Wait, what? Did I miss a new thread? :D

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Mariaface

Following for sure! :wub:

 

also I called drop off

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Dan R

OK you have my attention.

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Acielot

:omgomgomg: Another one! I cant wait to see this one grow too.

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marko

this should be an interesting tank to scape. its got a very cool look.

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Indiana Reefin

Meow

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Sharbuckle

Woof

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Sharbuckle

Sick tank tho. Followed.

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Rehype

 

Wait, what? Did I miss a new thread? :D

 

I plan to start one next week :D

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Indiana Reefin

This tank is so $

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StinkyBunny

Damn spiffy looking tank Kat, damn spiffy!

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metrokat

Im too late! But i cant wait to see how this one progesses! I have something similar in the works!

Thanks E :wub:

Damn spiffy looking tank Kat, damn spiffy!

Thanks Stinky

Woo hoo! omgomgomg

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the scape. Any other changes besides the modular sump?

Wait, what? Did I miss a new thread? :D

It just so happened that the last 3 tank threads had him as the first poster. I call ReHype my lucky post. :)

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Sancho

Pure sex right there!!! This is gonna be awesome!

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metrokat

Yay!

 

omgomgomg

Pure sex right there!!! This is gonna be awesome!

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Two levels of aiptasia, that's the way uh huh uh huh I like it uh huh uh huh :P

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teenyreef

 

omgomgomg

 

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Two levels of aiptasia, that's the way uh huh uh huh I like it uh huh uh huh :P

Lol! I just picked up a little torch to take care of the ones that just started growing in the backs of the rocks in my 10g. Burn baby burn!

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metrokat

Lol! I just picked up a little torch to take care of the ones that just started growing in the backs of the rocks in my 10g. Burn baby burn!

I've heard that can make them proliferate. They're like gremlins, they spawn just before death.

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Sancho

 

omgomgomg

 

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Two levels of aiptasia, that's the way uh huh uh huh I like it uh huh uh huh :P

keep your glass clean on this one :lol:
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sangheili

Excited to see this.

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