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Plumbing is done.

 

One small leak from the overflow box. Easy fix. Mixing water tonight! 

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Sharbuckle

Here it is. The first look.

 

These rocks need to be cured so this wont be the exact scape. It will be similar though. Waterfall may not happen. Warned about craziness. 

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Rybren

That's going to be awesome Shawn. It's almost time for a visit.

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Sharbuckle
15 hours ago, Rybren said:

That's going to be awesome Shawn. It's almost time for a visit.

For sure Jerry. Ill be home on wednesday if you want to pop by

Well the idea of a waterfall was nice but @ReefWeeds convinced me it may be a bad idea. Mangroves and air plants it is. 

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Rybren

I can do Wednesday.

 

Why would the waterfall be a bad idea? Salt creep and airborne salt particles?

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kimberbee

Very nice!

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Sharbuckle
1 hour ago, Rybren said:

I can do Wednesday.

 

Why would the waterfall be a bad idea? Salt creep and airborne salt particles?

Salt spray and creep. Too much hassle. Im a lazy reefer so I dont like anything that creates more work. 

1 hour ago, kimberbee said:

Very nice!

Thanks Kim :) 

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Sharbuckle

Light is hung. Going for a very industrial look. I think the contrast between it and the corals/plants is gonna be amazing. 

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burtbollinger

very neat, following

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Sharbuckle

Ugh. Lighting dilemma. The halides are drawing too much power and flipping a breaker for the fish room...... 

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Rybren

Is everything in the room on the same breaker? What size are the halides?

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Tamberav

Cool tank! Also inspired by some of my very favorite tanks of all time...

 

Ugh breaker issues, one I know all too well :(

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Sharbuckle
1 hour ago, Tamberav said:

Cool tank! Also inspired by some of my very favorite tanks of all time...

 

Ugh breaker issues, one I know all too well :(

Please do tell, did you get passed it? 

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Sharbuckle

Well. 

 

Light issues aside. The eshopps overflow has a leak.

 

had to cut my plumbing and take a look, the gaskets must have been bent or something, as soon as i reassembled the box and leaked tested again, everything was fine. Off to get some coupling to reattach my plumbing. Filling up display tonight. Very excited. 

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Rybren

The build is looking mighty fine Shawn. Thanks for the frag and thanks? for getting me to buy even more corals today.  You're a bad influence. :)

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2 hours ago, Rybren said:

The build is looking mighty fine Shawn. Thanks for the frag and thanks? for getting me to buy even more corals today.  You're a bad influence. :)

It was a fun morning!! I got a bit to excited and chopped the t5 out of the fixture by accident..... oops! So now the fixture is just holding two primes...

 

oh well. Now i plan on adding one more prime and that should do the trick! Live and learn 

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Rybren

You should be able to add the T5s back without too much trouble. They'd fill in around the primes quite nicely.

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Sharbuckle

Its getting wet. Oh my god. This is finally happening. 

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Sharbuckle

Now I just gotta scape the sucker. 

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Sharbuckle

Its aliiiiiiive. 

 

 

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Sharbuckle

Made a video so you guys can get a closer look.

 

 

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Hmm. Didnt think id have much of a cycle considering the rock has been curing for almost 3 months. However, testing today shows

 

Ammonia .20

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0

 

Gotta monitor that ammonia so I can add my splitface clownfish to the display. Theyre tired of my dark sump. 

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Well. My light fixture fell and into the tank overnight. One of the primes is shot and im at a loss. Why me? I guess im going to have to sell some coral from my 40 to be able to afford a new light :( 

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Cannedfish
4 minutes ago, Sharbuckle said:

Well. My light fixture fell and into the tank overnight. One of the primes is shot and im at a loss. Why me? I guess im going to have to sell some coral from my 40 to be able to afford a new light :( 

Huge bummer! I'm sorry about the set back. On a brighter note, the tank and its dimensions are simply bad ass. I'm super jealous... even with the lights taking a swim.

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kimberbee
49 minutes ago, Sharbuckle said:

Well. My light fixture fell and into the tank overnight. One of the primes is shot and im at a loss. Why me? I guess im going to have to sell some coral from my 40 to be able to afford a new light :( 

Oh sh!t! At least you hadn't put in livestock yet so nothing fried, though losing the light really stinks. 

 

Do you know why the mount failed so you can be sure it won't happen again?

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