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.It all started way back in the 90s ( yeah half of you wernt even born yet............) with a TruVu tank and VHO lighting :lol: then progressed to gymnasium MH lights.............then bailed for a while and came back with a Nuvo 20.........then upgraded to a Cadlights 42.........well not big enough so had a custom 100 gallon made............was great for about a year and then came this tank...........was purchased from my local dealer at a great price so could not pass it up...............brought it home and the first thing out of the wifes mouth was well thats stand sucks................:lol: so it began..............

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Love this way more than some factory stand..............and turned out great.............anyway am still sort of old school and wanted T5s so picked up a Geissman Stellar and added 4 RS90s to it..........wanted to go MH but could not find a Spectra.........but of course one came up after I set this up :rolleyes:

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Yes pic stinks but you get the point..............

 

Running an Apex for dosing and to help control a few thing.............

 

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Skimmer was used but works great.............not your normal nano skimmer :unsure: but works great so far.................would not fit in a 5 gallon bucket................

 

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So tank has been going for almost 2 months maybe more............some rock almost a year old and the rest new when the tank was started............so far everyone is doing great and fingers crossed...........

 

Stocking as for fish well..............get ready.............:lol:

Wrasses........Melanurus, Blue Star Leopard. Radiant and a Black Leopard

Tangs.........Achilles, Yellow and Yellow Eye Kole

3 female and 1 make Lyretails

Pygmy Hawkfish

Spotted Mandarin

Diamond Goby

Randalls Goby and shrimp

Foxface

 

Most of the fish have been with me for a while and went from tank to tank.............well here are a few pics of what it is today................maybe someday I will work on my picture skills :unsure:

 

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Hopefully this is it but doubt it.....................

 

 

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1 minute ago, spectra said:

It all started way back in the 90s ( yeah half of you wernt even born yet............) with a TruVu tank and VHO lighting :lol: then progressed to gymnasium MH lights.............then bailed for a while and came back with a Nuvo 20.........then upgraded to a Cadlights 42.........well not big enough so had a custom 100 gallon made............was great for about a year and then came this tank...........was purchased from my local dealer at a great price so could not pass it up...............brought it home and the first thing out of the wifes mouth was well thats stand sucks................:lol: so it began..............

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Love this way more than some factory stand..............and turned out great.............anyway am still sort of old school and wanted T5s so picked up a Geissman Stellar and added 4 RS90s to it..........wanted to go MH but could not find a Spectra.........but of course one came up after I set this up :rolleyes:

IMG_7790.jpg.d4e569cc8382e26b0c9f636dc81ba708.jpg 

 

Yes pic stinks but you get the point..............

 

Running an Apex for dosing and to help control a few thing.............

 

IMG_7672.jpg.4e3b93c3779f97da820aa80b77694452.jpg

 

Skimmer was used but works great.............not your normal nano skimmer :unsure: but works great so far.................would not fit in a 5 gallon bucket................

 

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So tank has been going for almost 2 months maybe more............some rock almost a year old and the rest new when the tank was started............so far everyone is doing great and fingers crossed...........

 

Stocking as for fish well..............get ready.............:lol:

Wrasses........Melanurus, Blue Star Leopard and a Black Leopard

Tangs.........Achilles, Yellow and Yellow Eye Kole

3 female and 1 make Lyretails

Pygmy Hawkfish

Spotted Mandarin

Diamond Goby

Randalls Goby and shrimp

 

Most of the fish have been with me for a while and went from tank to tank.............well here are a few pics of what it is today................maybe someday I will work on my picture skills :unsure:

 

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Hopefully this is it but doubt it.....................

 

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Looks great.......Thought you weren’t doing a thread. 

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Just now, WV Reefer said:

Looks great.......Thought you weren’t doing a thread. 

No just have not had time.............Hell have to have something showing what the hell I have been up to.............plus Mitten Kitten cant complain anymore now..................:lol:

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17 minutes ago, spectra said:

It all started way back in the 90s ( yeah half of you wernt even born yet............) with a TruVu tank and VHO lighting :lol: then progressed to gymnasium MH lights.............then bailed for a while and came back with a Nuvo 20.........then upgraded to a Cadlights 42.........well not big enough so had a custom 100 gallon made............was great for about a year and then came this tank...........was purchased from my local dealer at a great price so could not pass it up...............brought it home and the first thing out of the wifes mouth was well thats stand sucks................:lol: so it began..............

IMG_7314.jpg.feb899afb363cf99a79b94152f38e89d.jpgIMG_7543.jpg.f1d151ba908af0e780862e0915a0dce7.jpg

 

Love this way more than some factory stand..............and turned out great.............anyway am still sort of old school and wanted T5s so picked up a Geissman Stellar and added 4 RS90s to it..........wanted to go MH but could not find a Spectra.........but of course one came up after I set this up :rolleyes:

IMG_7790.jpg.d4e569cc8382e26b0c9f636dc81ba708.jpg 

 

Yes pic stinks but you get the point..............

 

Running an Apex for dosing and to help control a few thing.............

 

IMG_7672.jpg.4e3b93c3779f97da820aa80b77694452.jpg

 

Skimmer was used but works great.............not your normal nano skimmer :unsure: but works great so far.................would not fit in a 5 gallon bucket................

 

IMG_7586.jpg.7966fcbc6f1cc1e396f15e2ae687e8db.jpgIMG_7584.jpg.041a54498c8db6fad74360f8c6010abf.jpg

 

So tank has been going for almost 2 months maybe more............some rock almost a year old and the rest new when the tank was started............so far everyone is doing great and fingers crossed...........

 

Stocking as for fish well..............get ready.............:lol:

Wrasses........Melanurus, Blue Star Leopard. Radiant and a Black Leopard

Tangs.........Achilles, Yellow and Yellow Eye Kole

3 female and 1 make Lyretails

Pygmy Hawkfish

Spotted Mandarin

Diamond Goby

Randalls Goby and shrimp

 

Most of the fish have been with me for a while and went from tank to tank.............well here are a few pics of what it is today................maybe someday I will work on my picture skills :unsure:

 

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Hopefully this is it but doubt it.....................

 

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YAAASSS a tank thread!!!!!!! 
 

 

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kimdawg

I love the tank and great fish list!

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jack1978

The finished product looks great ol man! 

Nice job ...... it's about time. 

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Justind823

Nice work on that stand, nice setup and great looking reef already! 

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spectra

So got a new toy today.....................

 

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Figured with all the ich magnets in the tank I better get something soon.........:lol: its just a matter of time.,........

 

also picked up a few new fish and yes we have issues already :lol: its a tang fight....................

 

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Shot of the tank after cleaning socks and adding the UV...............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worth the tease, and the wait. 👍

 

well done sir. 

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5 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

Worth the tease, and the wait. 👍

 

well done sir. 

Just need it to grow corals now.................not much more room for fish :lol: as it is now I feed a cube of brine.....cube of mysis.....and a chunk of LRS...... added some nori today but no one seems interested.........

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kimdawg

Your tank looks great.  It is time to set back and watch health fish and a nice selection of coral mature!!!

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26 minutes ago, kimdawg said:

Your tank looks great.  It is time to set back and watch health fish and a nice selection of coral mature!!!

Yes but still need a few more pieces on the right side.................its a little bare compared to the left...........all rock on the right side is new. Left side was rock in my previous tank and had coral on it already.

 

 

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Added a new fish today........... Red Tailed Tamarin Wrasse.................sweet fish and have wanted one for a while...........am almost full for fish :unsure: anyway a few pics............. and the dendro...........that coral was one head in my Nuvo 20...............been with me from the start when I got back in the game................

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, spectra said:

Added a new fish today........... Red Tailed Tamarin Wrasse.................sweet fish and have wanted one for a while...........am almost full for fish :unsure: anyway a few pics............. and the dendro...........that coral was one head in my Nuvo 20...............been with me from the start when I got back in the game................

 

 

 

 

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Lookin good in there. 

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Just now, WV Reefer said:

Lookin good in there. 

Still need more coral........................want a duncan..................miss my one I had before.............not the branching kind either it was a ball....................

 

Heading out tomorrow morning hoping to find a big stick colony,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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1 minute ago, spectra said:

Still need more coral........................want a duncan..................miss my one I had before.............not the branching kind either it was a ball....................

 

Heading out tomorrow morning hoping to find a big stick colony,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I have a giant ball of Duncan’s that I’m going to have to deal with soon. How do you even frag that kind? 

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Just now, WV Reefer said:

I have a giant ball of Duncan’s that I’m going to have to deal with soon. How do you even frag that kind? 

Not sure.......but I think you need a saw.......,

 

I got mine from a colony that was the size of a basketball...........came out of a 300 gallon tank...........I sold it off when it was softball size as I did not have room...........well now have plenty of room and loved that thing.........I like movement and well it moved in the flow..........

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kimdawg

I love your tank, especially the fish.  It looks active like a real reef.

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I found your build....

 

Updates? 

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4 minutes ago, Matteo said:

I found your build....

 

Updates? 

still running :lol: has a lot of fish and some expensive coral...............:wink:

 

I suck at pics ask @mitten_reef :lol:

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19 hours ago, spectra said:

still running :lol: has a lot of fish and some expensive coral...............:wink:

 

I suck at pics ask @mitten_reef :lol:

Pics or it didn't happen 

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On 10/16/2019 at 8:10 PM, spectra said:

.It all started way back in the 90s ( yeah half of you wernt even born yet............) with a TruVu tank and VHO lighting :lol: then progressed to gymnasium MH lights.............then bailed for a while and came back with a Nuvo 20.........then upgraded to a Cadlights 42.........well not big enough so had a custom 100 gallon made............was great for about a year and then came this tank...........was purchased from my local dealer at a great price so could not pass it up...............brought it home and the first thing out of the wifes mouth was well thats stand sucks................:lol: so it began..............

IMG_7314.jpg.feb899afb363cf99a79b94152f38e89d.jpgIMG_7543.jpg.f1d151ba908af0e780862e0915a0dce7.jpg

 

Love this way more than some factory stand..............and turned out great.............anyway am still sort of old school and wanted T5s so picked up a Geissman Stellar and added 4 RS90s to it..........wanted to go MH but could not find a Spectra.........but of course one came up after I set this up :rolleyes:

IMG_7790.jpg.d4e569cc8382e26b0c9f636dc81ba708.jpg 

 

Yes pic stinks but you get the point..............

 

Running an Apex for dosing and to help control a few thing.............

 

IMG_7672.jpg.4e3b93c3779f97da820aa80b77694452.jpg

 

Skimmer was used but works great.............not your normal nano skimmer :unsure: but works great so far.................would not fit in a 5 gallon bucket................

 

IMG_7586.jpg.7966fcbc6f1cc1e396f15e2ae687e8db.jpgIMG_7584.jpg.041a54498c8db6fad74360f8c6010abf.jpg

 

So tank has been going for almost 2 months maybe more............some rock almost a year old and the rest new when the tank was started............so far everyone is doing great and fingers crossed...........

 

Stocking as for fish well..............get ready.............:lol:

Wrasses........Melanurus, Blue Star Leopard. Radiant and a Black Leopard

Tangs.........Achilles, Yellow and Yellow Eye Kole

3 female and 1 make Lyretails

Pygmy Hawkfish

Spotted Mandarin

Diamond Goby

Randalls Goby and shrimp

Foxface

 

Most of the fish have been with me for a while and went from tank to tank.............well here are a few pics of what it is today................maybe someday I will work on my picture skills :unsure:

 

IMG_7620.jpg.ead91eab4f45013aabc2e411c5f3e16d.jpgIMG_7631.jpg.d9caecf734e503b94f320895dfbcbc8a.jpgIMG_7683.jpg.94af67f4dd44df5b914260963f27d8c9.jpgIMG_7705.jpg.b23a832f4885e7a00378edc150de1158.jpgIMG_7750.jpg.c94d63b7fa5c91c202396d94d49e1c74.jpgIMG_7779.jpg.df1aaa04b4a0d081ea62a9c25be66be4.jpgIMG_7781.jpg.ddfb05ae2c75602fd162dc1c66ddf1d2.jpgIMG_7782.jpg.22619645e8e9cd3fc4fa95b714447418.jpg

 

Hopefully this is it but doubt it.....................

 

 

Could use more coral.... 

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Let’s see the Black Friday haul. I know you got some. How about the clam, did you get it?

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26 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

Let’s see the Black Friday haul. I know you got some. How about the clam, did you get it?

yep just grabbed the clam and a single head of a gold torch.............nothing special really..............clam is only 2" or so it kind of gets lost on the sand :lol:

 

pics soon.............:unsure:

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