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Tamberav's IM 25 Lagoon - Added some clams!

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Tank is ordered as of today. Now I have to painfully wait for it to arrive....

 

 

 

 

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It's here! But I have to go run some errands.... :closedeyes:

 

 

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Got home late but got a little work done on the tank project. 

 

Cats are convinced people buy big things so we get big boxes... 

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This is the stand... I think it is an older style JBJ stand. It's not perfect but we have some furniture rules... 

 

1. No furniture that is so expensive we would feel bad donating it - my husband finishes school in two years and we don't know where we will move for his residency. He wants it so we can get rid of most of our furniture just in case it is far. 

 

2. My rule: Avoid particle board! When I was fresh into college I got the cheap college furniture and it left a bad taste.... Now I shop used furniture and Craiglist for steals and deals on real wood items. 

 

I bought a precut 2x2 foot board for the top as the stand is made for an edged tank and is hollow in the middle. The board is smaller than the top but should blend in okay enough once painted. I don't have tools to cut one to proper size and didn't want to risk the free rough cuts the store does. 

 

Also saw some precut boards that were perfect to reinforce the back of the stand. I have no doubts this can hold the tank as it was made for one much larger but it just really annoyed me that they didn't brace all sides.... I don't know why.. 

 

I got a coat of primer on the top to dry overnight and will touch up the stand with black paint. 

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Also here is Onyx inspecting and testing out the new tank 

 

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Your kitty makes the tank look tiny! 

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Nothing like watching paint dry.... :closedeyes:

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Progress is being made... slowly... I worked a lot last week and work a lot this week too! I have a sicce pump that should be here later in the week. Slowly gathering the supplies.

 

I was going to put together and paint a light hanger today but it was raining... :closedeyes:

 

 

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6 hours ago, Tamberav said:

Progress is being made... slowly... I worked a lot last week and work a lot this week too! I have a sicce pump that should be here later in the week. Slowly gathering the supplies.

 

I was going to put together and paint a light hanger today but it was raining... :closedeyes:

 

 

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Do you know if I had the gfo reactor working properly? I see that you have one too. I’m looking forward to seeing your tank get wet! 

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Trying to get tank wet... cat thinks it is her pool....

 

 

 

 

On 3/27/2018 at 7:11 AM, CarolinaShoreReef said:

Do you know if I had the gfo reactor working properly? I see that you have one too. I’m looking forward to seeing your tank get wet! 

 

Missed this message, I haven't even tried to set it up yet. May not use it unless I need it.

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1 hour ago, Tamberav said:

Trying to get tank wet... cat thinks it is her pool....

 

 

 

 

 

Missed this message, I haven't even tried to set it up yet. May not use it unless I need it.

I found that I didn’t need it. All a function of how much you feed/ do water changes I guess. 

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On 3/27/2018 at 5:11 AM, CarolinaShoreReef said:

Do you know if I had the gfo reactor working properly? I see that you have one too. I’m looking forward to seeing your tank get wet! 

Ran one with carbon, then changed to purigen,  then switched to chemipure. Now I no longer have it in the tank lol.

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1 hour ago, Segalplayer said:

Ran one with carbon, then changed to purigen,  then switched to chemipure. Now I no longer have it in the tank lol.

Lol same here. 

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Me too. I have two reactors sitting in the great big box of everything fishy. 

 

@Tamberav is your cat going to let you fill the tank all the way up? Or is it being converted to permanent swimming pool status? :D

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22 minutes ago, teenyreef said:

Me too. I have two reactors sitting in the great big box of everything fishy. 

 

@Tamberav is your cat going to let you fill the tank all the way up? Or is it being converted to permanent swimming pool status? :D

Lol! I kept having to remove her. She should stay mostly out once it is full, mixing up more water right now. I am going to have to come up with a decent top. 

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Okay so corals and algae added last night. Stuff starting to open.... Sand bed a mess of zoas atm. Some bad cell pics to share where I am at now. 

 

Tank is going to be macroalgae... A few favorite corals... Some left over frags I have from previous tanks... and a bunch of freebies I have acquired. It will end up as a hodge podge of stuff. Will pass on freebies to other hobbiests to make room as we go. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Okay so corals and algae added last night. Stuff starting to open.... Sand bed a mess of zoas atm. Some bad cell pics to share where I am at now. 

 

Tank is going to be macroalgae... A few favorite corals... Some left over frags I have from previous tanks... and a bunch of freebies I have acquired. It will end up as a hodge podge of stuff. Will pass on freebies to other hobbiests to make room as we go. 

 

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That leather is ginormous. 😲

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Just now, micoastreefing said:

That leather is ginormous. 😲

 

yeah it is a beasty! It's supposed to be fiji yellow but I got it off a guy who's tank was on hard times and it was all browned out and had some rotting areas. It healed up and started to turn yellow again but then my macroalgae in the 10g went crazy and blocked out the 'sun' and it browned up again. Should be nice once I can get it back to yellow. 

 

Can see 'hints' of color starting to show in this pic. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

 

yeah it is a beasty! It's supposed to be fiji yellow but I got it off a guy who's tank was on hard times and it was all browned out and had some rotting areas. It healed up and started to turn yellow again but then my macroalgae in the 10g went crazy and blocked out the 'sun' and it browned up again. Should be nice once I can get it back to yellow. 

 

Can see 'hints' of color starting to show in this pic. 

 

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Nice, still trying to get my Fiji yellow to color up too. Mine has even less hint of yellow than yours, hahaha. 

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tank is looking good !

 

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