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The Rainy Day Aquarium

Starting to all come together! Love it! 

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Ratvan
7 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I haven’t decided yet but the orange pops though. Plus the tank already has a green bottom, Irish flag? 🇮🇪 😆

 

I have a large scrap bin full of mirror acrylic with minor cosmetic scratches. What’s wrong with hiding all the lights?2E921666-C2CB-4D2B-A9C4-5A8E9273B2C8.thumb.jpeg.b05bb50f72cf1a4590ef204ce3fded8f.jpeg

That made sense last night. I swear.

Not a fan of your teasing and want to see the mirrors 😄

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debbeach13

The light rack along with every thing else came out great.

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9 hours ago, Ratvan said:

That made sense last night. I swear.

Not a fan of your teasing and want to see the mirrors 😄

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I know I love the shiny too!

 

5 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

The light rack along with every thing else came out great.

Thanks 🙏 I still have to build the AIPrimehd mounts 😭

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So I decided to turn on the T5’s 

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ef4life

The orange rfg is so cool.

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26 minutes ago, ef4life said:

The orange rfg is so cool.

That is what I’m thinking. I have an extra set just in case I get tired of the obnoxious orange 😂 

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SaltyGallon

My retinas!!!! 😂😍

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ChristopherDido
On 2/25/2020 at 9:13 PM, This guy is extra salty said:

sweet! I was wondering when a local was going to drop in..

 

are you going to the frag swap next weekend?(3/7)

Definitely! I'll be bringing the little one with me, we'll see what kind of trouble we can get into while momma works. You going?

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8 hours ago, ChristopherDido said:

Definitely! I'll be bringing the little one with me, we'll see what kind of trouble we can get into while momma works. You going?

Yes I will be there haven’t decided on being a vendor 😂 

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1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Yes I will be there haven’t decided on being a vendor 😂 

Awesome! Maybe I'll see you there! Not sure what time I'll get there... His nap time has been falling at noon lately and usually sleeps for 2 hours... Thinking I'll go early, eat out that way and then if he falls asleep on way home so be it 🤣

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On 2/27/2020 at 9:58 PM, This guy is extra salty said:

So I decided to turn on the T5’s 

😅

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😎😎😎

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My god you do truly amazing work!! 😳😳😳 And Im over here with my little store bought AIO with only the ATO and lid rim DIY’d. It’s no contest!

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3 hours ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

My god you do truly amazing work!! 😳😳😳 And Im over here with my little store bought AIO with only the ATO and lid rim DIY’d. It’s no contest!

Thanks 🙏 I still have to aquascape 😩 but I have a few things up my sleeves 😉

 

Ok so I finally got the plumbing finished and I’m praying it doesn’t tragically fail. And I have the partition welded in placeA4CD3C78-2AE1-464F-B498-8C4CE6CB4B3E.thumb.jpeg.4f85d336c9f54af981888081154bf0de.jpeg
 

while that cured Friday/Saturday,  I finally have it looking they way I wanted it to be. Also back into its final resting place for another photo with it ready for water. 
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so I was thinking for sand/substrate I’m going to go with koralLagoon by Brightwell Aquatics. I have been wanting to use some Fiji mud as benthic layer for bacteria. I haven’t decided on what kind of rock to use.

as for stocking list 😅

 

I have a small orange ocellaris clown fish that is currently getting picked on by my phantoms and ole lady’s “big mama”. He must’ve got kicked out cause the phantoms were originally getting bullied. Anyways my other stocking ideas is maybe some zoanthids and mangroves. Of course for other filtration is going to be some sort of other macro algae that will be incorporated too. And lastly will this tank have a protein skimmer? I have been throwing something at the wall and nothing has been sticking lol
 

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10 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Thanks 🙏 I still have to aquascape 😩 but I have a few things up my sleeves 😉

 

Ok so I finally got the plumbing finished and I’m praying it doesn’t tragically fail. And I have the partition welded in placeA4CD3C78-2AE1-464F-B498-8C4CE6CB4B3E.thumb.jpeg.4f85d336c9f54af981888081154bf0de.jpeg
 

while that cured Friday/Saturday,  I finally have it looking they way I wanted it to be. Also back into its final resting place for another photo with it ready for water. 
And another condiment photo470C2C81-E7C3-4766-92ED-09E4D553B502.thumb.jpeg.12c7c96a3466450d253aea04fbbe4c63.jpeg

so I was thinking for sand/substrate I’m going to go with koralLagoon by Brightwell Aquatics. I have been wanting to use some Fiji mud as benthic layer for bacteria. I haven’t decided on what kind of rock to use.

as for stocking list 😅

 

I have a small orange ocellaris clown fish that is currently getting picked on by my phantoms and ole lady’s “big mama”. He must’ve got kicked out cause the phantoms were originally getting bullied. Anyways my other stocking ideas is maybe some zoanthids and mangroves. Of course for other filtration is going to be some sort of other macro algae that will be incorporated too. And lastly will this tank have a protein skimmer? I have been throwing something at the wall and nothing has been sticking lol
 

Lookin good! 

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Zoa's, cliffs and mangroves, sounds awesome, maybe toss a few euphyllia in for movement higher up towards the mangroves? There's too much coral out there lol, trying to figure out what's goin' in an empty box is impossible XD

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8 hours ago, banasophia said:

Lookin good! 

Thanks 🙏 still trying to catch up to everyone 😂 

 

2 hours ago, Amphrites said:

Zoa's, cliffs and mangroves, sounds awesome, maybe toss a few euphyllia in for movement higher up towards the mangroves? There's too much coral out there lol, trying to figure out what's goin' in an empty box is impossible XD

thats true the possibilities are endless with an empty tank. I’ll have to see what there is out there for stocking maybe I can get a LFS to sponsor me 🤔

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So this week I started on my aquascape.

the ole lady approved that I can spend 60$ for rock and sand. 

this is what I have going so far

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i also made a new mount for an AIPrime

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Also today there was a local frag swap that I attended and sold some stuff. But I I got home the real work started. And @inland_reef dropped by with some beer for a discounted torch rack. 
 

I have been putting off the tank transfer for some time. But today was the day!

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i have a mixture of live and new dry rock hence the different colorations. I used about 5lbs of Fiji mud as a benthic area for bacteria plus I know the macros will love it too.BEE428D4-D444-4B91-ABC3-BBF0C317A19F.thumb.jpeg.8ac52521c5017349ab990f916a6d0e7f.jpeg

starting to add more koral lagoon by brightwell aquatics.0F5174A1-888D-4958-A61E-358BA9403EF1.thumb.jpeg.b3fd2a521e85646709550591b96761de.jpeg

i found out the tank holds a little more than 15g I think 18ish. I used the dirty water from the 160’s WC. 41F01E8B-64DF-4CC7-8A9D-F3C0881FF972.thumb.jpeg.3b9330a1b3f5b983920f8de6bf72ba65.jpeg
nice and murky also I found out the little pistol shrimp made the transfer too!43FD365A-CA51-4ECB-AE3B-17800F608487.thumb.jpeg.66999ab5d81bb0c11b856aa979c05f50.jpeg

here is just the T51570FBD8-FB9D-4D79-9987-F3653B0FB085.thumb.jpeg.6ea4544a9f130d99edce936685d8246d.jpeg

 T5hybrid

 

 

ill take a picture tomorrow once water clears up

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Looking good salty 

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8 minutes ago, ef4life said:

Looking good salty 

Thanks 🙏 

Even though I’m super late in getting water into it lol

 

After three hours of running, water is almost crystal clear149659BD-F22C-4C91-A09E-9D9523D28DC9.thumb.jpeg.7beb3c94facafc227eb122c5ae4e9615.jpeg

 

BTW @SeaFurn the two mangroves in the front were from you they’re literally growing like weeds it’s been 4months?

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That came out fantastic!

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GraniteReefer

Glad you are also rocking the t5’s, tank looks great just a slightly smaller version of the IM25 lagoon

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12 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:


 

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glad the tank transfer when over great.

I am so digging the mangroves in the 4 corners! 

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8 minutes ago, devaji108 said:

glad the tank transfer when over great.

I am so digging the mangroves in the 4 corners! 

There’s 7 mangroves three on each side and one in back. I am still worried about the mangroves since they can be temperamental when rooted and replanted. 
 

 

2 hours ago, GraniteReefer said:

Glad you are also rocking the t5’s, tank looks great just a slightly smaller version of the IM25 lagoon

i wanted to try something different, all of my systems are LED. Had it sitting around so why not? 
 

 

3 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

That came out fantastic!

Thanks 🙏 now I just got to stare at it for the next year 😂 

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