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Hey! Nice to see you man, can't wait for more updates. 😍

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On 11/12/2018 at 11:32 AM, Sancho said:

Seriously sorry to hear about the other tanks and such. 

 

But................

 

I can’t wait for the upcoming reef porn! 

Thanks Sancho, hopefully I can deliver some eye candy. :lol: 

On 11/12/2018 at 4:37 PM, DaveFason said:

Glad to see you back at it. Following you on IG has me updated on your life. 😛

Thanks Dave. omgomgomg

On 11/13/2018 at 6:25 PM, Berlibee said:

Hey! Nice to see you man, can't wait for more updates. 😍

Thanks, I'll try be better at updates, haha. fingerscrossed

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Fresh Coral Friday?

Not sure if it's a thing but I picked up a new coral on Friday and snapped a picture. It's nicer than I thought it was which is a bonus. :scarry:

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Very cool, I think this is the Acropora aculeus - Aussie Highlighter. 😉

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On 11/9/2018 at 12:31 AM, 4x5 said:

Hi All. 🙂I've been around, kind of - it's been a crazy year for me due to personal stuff, I won't bore you with all of it. tl;dr We bought a new house and spent many months renovating it. Once that was all done we moved along with the tank and everything was happy and thriving but then unfortunately the company who was trenching Fibre cables for the area hit our power line and our house was without power for many days in the middle of winter. Yes, once again I lost nearly everything - 99% of my tank died, the corals and fish I had cared for for, some for years were gone and it was extremely frustrating. I was going to just throw in the towel but I guess I'm a sucker for punishment so I've rebooted. 

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Sorry to hear about the loss @4x5, it is nonetheless good to see you back with us! :grouphug: I can't wait to see what you create next.

 

Now that you have a new home (congrats!!), have you made any plans for potential power outages in the future? Have you looked into investing in a generator and home connection on your service panel? You could always just run extension cords to the generator outside for your tank alone, as well, smaller generators have come down in price the last few years. I've been considering having an electrician wire my home to make for an easy transition during an outage, we have summer storms that take power out sometimes, but I haven't gotten any bids yet.

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14 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Sorry to hear about the loss @4x5, it is nonetheless good to see you back with us! :grouphug: I can't wait to see what you create next.

 

Now that you have a new home (congrats!!), have you made any plans for potential power outages in the future? Have you looked into investing in a generator and home connection on your service panel? You could always just run extension cords to the generator outside for your tank alone, as well, smaller generators have come down in price the last few years. I've been considering having an electrician wire my home to make for an easy transition during an outage, we have summer storms that take power out sometimes, but I haven't gotten any bids yet.

I was checking it this year, in NC the cost is around 1000$ to hook up the generator to the house. 

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22 hours ago, Berlibee said:

Very cool, I think this is the Acropora aculeus - Aussie Highlighter. 😉

Thanks! :scarry:

18 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Sorry to hear about the loss @4x5, it is nonetheless good to see you back with us! :grouphug: I can't wait to see what you create next.

 

Now that you have a new home (congrats!!), have you made any plans for potential power outages in the future? Have you looked into investing in a generator and home connection on your service panel? You could always just run extension cords to the generator outside for your tank alone, as well, smaller generators have come down in price the last few years. I've been considering having an electrician wire my home to make for an easy transition during an outage, we have summer storms that take power out sometimes, but I haven't gotten any bids yet.

Thanks Christopher, it's nice to be back. omgomgomg Getting a generator or some other power backup solution is certainly on my list of to do's now, the timing of the power outage was very unfortunate this time (as are all issues it seems, funny how things never break when it's convenient, haha) but being prepared is certainly underestimated.  

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Ive always loved your builds! Cant wait to see what happens next!

 

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On 11/26/2018 at 8:33 PM, Orangutran said:

Woohoo! Welcome back!

omgomgomg Thanks! Sorry to read about your tank woes. :somber:

On 11/28/2018 at 7:57 PM, dirtrider225 said:

Ive always loved your builds! Cant wait to see what happens next!

  

Thanks. Hopefully something good :haha:

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You can pick up a little portable inverter generator for a couple hundred bucks. 

 

The one I have is 800w can run at half load for 6 hours. So it should be able to run at least the main life support of a tank for 12 hours. 

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On 11/30/2018 at 12:47 PM, MrObscura said:

You can pick up a little portable inverter generator for a couple hundred bucks. 

 

The one I have is 800w can run at half load for 6 hours. So it should be able to run at least the main life support of a tank for 12 hours. 

Thanks, I'll look into those. 🙂

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I picked up some new buddies on Friday, happy to have a new pair. omgomgomg

 

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Also, I love how grumpy these guys always look. I admire it. :lol: 

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Yes finally some reef porn from ya!! looking great

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On 12/3/2018 at 10:00 PM, smiz said:

Yes finally some reef porn from ya!! looking great

Smiz! How are you? Thanks. omgomgomg

On 12/4/2018 at 4:19 PM, Berlibee said:

Man, that pair is amazing!

Yah they are cute man. :haha:

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Your latest FTS looks like you got rid of the MP40s in favor of a gyre. Any reason you changed things up and how you like the gyre better or worse?

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1 hour ago, Variant said:

Your latest FTS looks like you got rid of the MP40s in favor of a gyre. Any reason you changed things up and how you like the gyre better or worse?

I never had MP40s 🙂 I currently run a couple of Tunzes and a Glamorca Gyre (or whatever it's called) - the reason was just to test it on a longer tank given the price point - the flow is pretty good I must say.

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8 hours ago, 4x5 said:

I never had MP40s 🙂 I currently run a couple of Tunzes and a Glamorca Gyre (or whatever it's called) - the reason was just to test it on a longer tank given the price point - the flow is pretty good I must say.

Oof... I meant MP10s...

 

I'm guessing you like your gyres better than the two mp10 situation?

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Are those chalk bass? How do you like them? Do they swim out in the open? Always considered getting one...

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11 minutes ago, Variant said:

Oof... I meant MP10s...

 

I'm guessing you like your gyres better than the two mp10 situation?

I should probably update my initial post, I never even used the MP10s in this tank as I had planned - the design didn't translate to what I got back from the builder so the glass was too thick where I had planned to use the MP10s - I use them to clean my sump now. :lol: I loved my MP10s on the smaller tank, they rule.  🙂

1 minute ago, Orangutran said:

Are those chalk bass? How do you like them? Do they swim out in the open? Always considered getting one...

Yep, they are indeed. 🙂 They are out and about all the time yah, I really like them - they seem so grumpy. :biggrin:

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