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Hi all, 

 

So after today fighting with the office tank and me generally feeling down, I have had a chat with the Mrs and we both agree that we miss having Hantu at home (she hasn't seen Puaka yet) and that a single tank would be best so we have started setting up the old 5G Cube. 

 

Tank: 5 Gallon Cube

Light: Asta 20 LED

Heater: Mini Titanium 50w

Filter: Hydro Ripple HR450

Flow: Hydor Pico Evo Mag 250

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So first things first the Aquascape, I cannot take any credit was all the Mrs. She has done a great job with this. 

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I was busy hiding the heater in the HOB filter

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And faffing around with mesh and lids

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So the plan is to get this wet tomorrow, move some rock and media over from the RSM. Probably keep back some water from tomorrow's change. 

 

Stocking plans, macros and soft corals most likely. Keep it simple. 

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kimberbee

She really did great with the rock!!

 

What tank is that? I'm looking for a 5g cube but they seem so expensive... 

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Just now, kimberbee said:

She really did great with the rock!!

 

What tank is that? I'm looking for a 5g cube but they seem so expensive... 

My old Betta Cube

Ciano Nexus 25 LED

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40 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Hi all, 

 

So after today fighting with the office tank and me generally feeling down, I have had a chat with the Mrs and we both agree that we miss having Hantu at home (she hasn't seen Puaka yet) and that a single tank would be best so we have started setting up the old 5G Cube. 

 

Tank: 5 Gallon Cube

Light: Asta 20 LED

Heater: Mini Titanium 50w

Filter: Hydro Ripple HR450

Flow: Hydor Pico Evo Mag 250

IMG_20200224_205352.thumb.jpg.21ce2267dfc65e4293ca35a286462a2d.jpg

 

So first things first the Aquascape, I cannot take any credit was all the Mrs. She has done a great job with this. 

IMG_20200224_191537.thumb.jpg.f3b9f30fee9b1b426e179d9809fdfcb7.jpgIMG_20200224_191544.thumb.jpg.471e3163ca25f7e5e17767ea9e29a381.jpg

 

I was busy hiding the heater in the HOB filter

IMG_20200224_195705.thumb.jpg.d7c0e5567bcf70dc59db5d14aace819f.jpg

And faffing around with mesh and lids

IMG_20200224_201022.thumb.jpg.e19c1afeb96dfd83348964b038fe84e7.jpg

 

So the plan is to get this wet tomorrow, move some rock and media over from the RSM. Probably keep back some water from tomorrow's change. 

 

Stocking plans, macros and soft corals most likely. Keep it simple. 

I like the scape! Looks really nice :wink:

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50 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Hi all, 

 

So after today fighting with the office tank and me generally feeling down, I have had a chat with the Mrs and we both agree that we miss having Hantu at home (she hasn't seen Puaka yet) and that a single tank would be best so we have started setting up the old 5G Cube. 

 

Tank: 5 Gallon Cube

Light: Asta 20 LED

Heater: Mini Titanium 50w

Filter: Hydro Ripple HR450

Flow: Hydor Pico Evo Mag 250

IMG_20200224_205352.thumb.jpg.21ce2267dfc65e4293ca35a286462a2d.jpg

 

So first things first the Aquascape, I cannot take any credit was all the Mrs. She has done a great job with this. 

IMG_20200224_191537.thumb.jpg.f3b9f30fee9b1b426e179d9809fdfcb7.jpgIMG_20200224_191544.thumb.jpg.471e3163ca25f7e5e17767ea9e29a381.jpg

 

I was busy hiding the heater in the HOB filter

IMG_20200224_195705.thumb.jpg.d7c0e5567bcf70dc59db5d14aace819f.jpg

And faffing around with mesh and lids

IMG_20200224_201022.thumb.jpg.e19c1afeb96dfd83348964b038fe84e7.jpg

 

So the plan is to get this wet tomorrow, move some rock and media over from the RSM. Probably keep back some water from tomorrow's change. 

 

Stocking plans, macros and soft corals most likely. Keep it simple. 

So basically you buggered around in the snow having fun all day, whilst your Mrs did all the work..................... nice one!

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Picogoby said:

So basically you buggered around in the snow having fun all day, whilst your Mrs did all the work..................... nice one!

Pipe down

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EfrainChicagoDeepdish

Sorry about your day.  Glad your lady had this started for you as it seemed just a matter of time.

 

Best wishes on what you go back to work to.  As if anyone needed more reasons to dread going to the office.  

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Found the tank stand, sponge brush and suitable white paint. So will white out the bottom tomorrow to give the impression of sand while being barebottom. Or so is the plan. 

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35 minutes ago, EfrainChicagoDeepdish said:

Sorry about your day.  Glad your lady had this started for you as it seemed just a matter of time.

 

Best wishes on what you go back to work to.  As if anyone needed more reasons to dread going to the office.  

Thanks. Its a kick in the nuts but got a friend who helped out and is keeping the livestock short term while I short that mess out

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1 hour ago, Ratvan said:

Thanks. Its a kick in the nuts but got a friend who helped out and is keeping the livestock short term while I short that mess out

That's a true friend.  And it goes to show that we can plan for equipment failure or short term outages but its invaluable to have friends as other hobbyist that can either pop in to check on our tanks when we are on holiday or in this case, lend space in their tanks when needed.  

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Pjanssen
4 hours ago, Ratvan said:

And faffing around

Ha. I don't know why, but that word always makes me laugh. My youngest daughter moved to Australia a few years ago, and now "Faffing" is part of her regular lingo.

Tanks looking good. Wifey did a great job on the scape. Reminds me of ET

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5 hours ago, Ratvan said:

 

So first things first the Aquascape, I cannot take any credit was all the Mrs. She has done a great job with this. 

This is awesome! You need to let the Mrs. do all your scapes! 😂😂

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jack1978

This looks great!  Mrs Ratvan needs an NR account 

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6 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

Ha. I don't know why, but that word always makes me laugh. My youngest daughter moved to Australia a few years ago, and now "Faffing" is part of her regular lingo.

Tanks looking good. Wifey did a great job on the scape. Reminds me of ET

I initially thought of the creature from the new Dark Crystal

 

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6 hours ago, SeaFurn said:

This is awesome! You need to let the Mrs. do all your scapes! 😂😂

Well we do still have a box of rocks for my future planned Home Reef upgrade. Was nice to work on the hobby together as well

4 hours ago, jack1978 said:

This looks great!  Mrs Ratvan needs an NR account 

But, but then where would I go?

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Tempestas

That scape looks awesome. Now all you need to do is add a set of googly eye to complete the alien look.


And I'm really curious to see what a white bottom is going to look like

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Ratvan
7 minutes ago, Tempestas said:

That scape looks awesome. Now all you need to do is add a set of googly eye to complete the alien look.


And I'm really curious to see what a white bottom is going to look like

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Thanks got a bit more that I want to do with the scape, I want to make a bridge that links the two front legs might angle the scape as well more towards the rear right hand corner 

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debbeach13

Leave the scape alone it looks great. I hope this is your lucky tank.

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Pjanssen

I agree, leave the scape alone.

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Leave the scape alone it looks great. I hope this is your lucky tank.

Thanks, me too. Want at least a years worth minimum. 100% Bunny Proofed the cables last night too

2 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

I agree, leave the scape alone.

Christ, it's like being at home! Leave that alone, don't touch that, does that live there? I don't think so!

 

I have a couple of small cycled branch rocks that I want to use to kickstart the cycle

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2 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Thanks, me too. Want at least a years worth minimum. 100% Bunny Proofed the cables last night too

Christ, it's like being at home! Leave that alone, don't touch that, does that live there? I don't think so!

 

I have a couple of small cycled branch rocks that I want to use to kickstart the cycle

Don't Make Me Come Over There, Young Man!

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

Don't Make Me Come Over There, Young Man!

Is that a threat or a promise? 😉

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4 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

That a threat or a promise 😉

Hmmm. Maybe a wish

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6 hours ago, Ratvan said:

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Thanks got a bit more that I want to do with the scape, I want to make a bridge that links the two front legs might angle the scape as well more towards the rear right hand corner 

Don’t you go and #### up Mrs Ratvans tank!! 

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3 minutes ago, jack1978 said:

Don’t you go and #### up Mrs Ratvans tank!! 

Fine, I'll leave the aquascape alone 🙄

Looking forwards to getting this up and lived in, miss my clown pair

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Ratvan

Run away, I dropped the rock IMG_20200225_183608.thumb.jpg.83cc2de980b010d874c8f9dd1353fac0.jpg

 

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WHAT ROCK!

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