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5.5g of Fun new fts 4/25/18

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Lost absolutely everything to a house fire back in February. I mean everything, tank clothes, food, memories. EVERYTHING. Family and I are fine. We have a new place to live......SOOOOOOOO

 

 

Back at it again. No name 5.5g tank. Cheap wal-mart filter. Cheap Amazon Par38 bulb.

 

how it all started

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Tank is cycled, cuc has been ordered already. Time for some frags this weekend.

 

 

FTS SECTION

 

 

FTS 5/30/2017

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2/12/18

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3/20/18

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Some uglyness

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more updates later

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Weetabix7

This makes me happy. :happydance:

 

You know, it's actually because of you that I came back to N-R and got back into tanks, and now I'm doing all kindsa fun, Reefy stuff!!!

So thanks. 

Oh, current tank thread is in my Sig if you feel like stopping by. 

There's actually two tanks on that thread, cos, y'know, I just gotta be different. :P

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JBM

That makes me all squishy inside. Seriously!

 

I ordered a cuc, and some fern caulerpa from Reef Cleaners. Sadly, they were out of the caulerpa. YAY for escargot!

 

At some point this week, I'll be fabricating a lid, to combat 3 things.

 

1) accidental toy dosage (toddler)

2) unwanted fishing expeditions (cats)

3) water evaporation

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debbeach13

So sorry for all your troubles but glad your back.

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Lula_Mae

Man that sucks but I am glad you're all safe and able to start over!  I have a 5.5 also so I'm following along because 5.5's rock. :happy:

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JBM
1 hour ago, Lula_Mae said:

Man that sucks but I am glad you're all safe and able to start over!  I have a 5.5 also so I'm following along because 5.5's rock. :happy:

Hopefully it turns out 1/2 as well as my first 5.5g. I loved it. I plan to apply many of the same routines and husbandrys i learned.

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JBM

Mini update:

 

Was walking around A.C. Moore (its a crafty kinda store). Happened upon some very thick colored paper. Asked the wife which color she wanted as a background for the tank. This is what we settled on.

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Finished results

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JBM

As a side note, I've been toying with several idea's in my head. The water flow from this filter is entirely inadequate. Yes I could get a ac70/110 and call it a day, but that's boring imo. I'd like to make some sort of pico closed loop using a maxijet, and a reactor. I'll post more when i have definitive plans.

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Weetabix7
8 minutes ago, JBM said:

As a side note, I've been toying with several idea's in my head. The water flow from this filter is entirely inadequate. Yes I could get a ac70/110 and call it a day, but that's boring imo. I'd like to make some sort of pico closed loop using a maxijet, and a reactor. I'll post more when i have definitive plans.

 

Lotsa cool ideas!!

 

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Geek

Get a 240 nano pump for better flow. I did something similar on my backgrounds. 

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Lula_Mae

Ha, I'm using plain white paper for my background! :lol:

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JBM

Went to Lowes over the weekend, to have a lid cut from glass. In that right, i was successful. Fitment, not so much. The gentleman cut the glass 1/8" to wide. So it doesnt 100% fit.

:sigh:

 

Ps: Snails and penny macro from Reef Cleaners is doing well. Water change thursday

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JBM

Nothing to report, other then diatoms. Tank is still lacking corals. Snails are doing snail things.

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Weetabix7
14 minutes ago, JBM said:

Nothing to report, other then diatoms. Tank is still lacking corals. Snails are doing snail things.

 

Mebbe you should add a bubbly diver to the tank for interest. 

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MGDMIRAGE

Waiting :) always loved the 5.5.

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JBM
18 hours ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

Mebbe you should add a bubbly diver to the tank for interest. 

 

 

:lol:

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JBM

Well, looks like there will be some sort of life coming to this little pico (finally).

 

A local reefer from another board has pachyclavularia & cespitularia frags.

 

Also placed a order at a lfs for a small ptilocaulis & a T. maxima

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Geek

The AC 70 filter on my 5.5g is probably to much flow sand gets kicked around a bunch. 

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Lula_Mae
On 7/17/2017 at 8:18 PM, Geek said:

The AC 70 filter on my 5.5g is probably to much flow sand gets kicked around a bunch. 

I put the AC20 impeller on mine and turned flow way down.  That helps a bunch.

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JBM

So, shortly after my last post. My family and I got hit with another bomshell.....Turns out the insurance company is suing us to the tune of 400k for the damages to the house we rented. Needless to say, I didn't have a desire to reef. I cancelled all my orders & pulled the plug on the tank. It sat stagnant until wednesday.

 

Fast forward 6 months later, I managed to beat the insurance company in it's own game & financially come out ahead.

 

So time to reboot this tank. Im only gonna give y'all a single word teaser

 

 

barebottomed

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JBM

picked up a bunch of rubble rock. Gonna be playing around with aquascapes tonight.

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Lula_Mae
On 1/6/2018 at 5:38 PM, JBM said:

So, shortly after my last post. My family and I got hit with another bomshell.....Turns out the insurance company is suing us to the tune of 400k for the damages to the house we rented. Needless to say, I didn't have a desire to reef. I cancelled all my orders & pulled the plug on the tank. It sat stagnant until wednesday.

 

Fast forward 6 months later, I managed to beat the insurance company in it's own game & financially come out ahead.

 

So time to reboot this tank. Im only gonna give y'all a single word teaser

 

 

barebottomed

Holy cow, that sucks!  Hope things will finally look up for you guys.  My 5.5 is barebottom, unless you count the forest of frags littering the bottom. :lol:

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Ranjib

Happy that you got that sorted . Tugging along , I’ll call this build “hope” :)

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JBM

Tank is wet. Pictures to follow.

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crappy fts 

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