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About ry05coupe

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  • Birthday 07/31/1989

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  1. I dare it to explode. I'll sue everyone, including myself.
  2. I woke up this morning to a clear tank! I used Marco Rock dry sand and rock, and washed both extensively. I think that helped a lot with the quick clear-up.
  3. I was thinking that too lmao. I had the main tank set up and thought "thank god I don't have a sump to plumb now."
  4. Thanks! I like it a lot more too. It doesn't create any noice by being up against the overflow like I was kinda worried about, and there's no way it would have fit in the center chamber with the bracket for the light. I'm glad I did it You're telling me. The whole process took about two hours, including modifying the tank.
  5. If you chance your mind, here are pictures of what I did. Not too messy at all and took about 10 minutes. No need to modify the skimmer now, either.
  6. First, I had to remove one of the baffles that separates two chambers in the back to allow me to put the Tunze 9001 skimmer where I wanted it. People commonly put them in the middle but it causes issues with light brackets as well as the return pump plumbing. After separating the silicone that held the baffle in, it came out in one piece. Here re is the modified chamber: A comparison of the standard setup: And here is the skimmer in place!: Now to the set up. It was super easy to get together and I am very happy with the tank itself. Aquascape: With water added and the AI Prime mounted! I have a few more pieces of equipment to hook up but it is almost done.
  7. It's gong to me a mixed reef with mostly LPS and softies, some SPS. I would like for it to be relatively low maintenance. Tank and a bunch of other packages came today!
  8. bummer! You could potentially drain the water in the back and cut it out that way, but that would be a bit more work :/
  9. Both my Nuvo 20 and Tunze 9001 are set to be delivered today. I plan to knock one one of the baffles separating the far left and right sections in order to fit the skimmer in there, as I would not like to mess with the return pump plumbing. I'll take pics as I do it and try to remember to post them here for you.
  10. Played with the dry rock on a dish towel that had been folded to the dimensions of the tank and came up with this. I can't wait to set this thing up tomorrow!
  11. Haha! I was getting a little impatient, and since my rock and sand from Marco Rocks has already come in, I decided to start the cleaning process. I ordered their nano package, which came with 20lb of Carribean sand and 20lb of dry rock, plus a tank cycle booster thing. I've included pictures of the before and after process of cleaning the sand as well as a picture of my helper through the whole thing. His name is Rio.
  12. Not yet. Everything should be delivered tomorrow, apart from my RO/DI seems. I ordered it on the same day as everything else with 2-3 day shipping, but according to the USPS tracking info they haven't received the item yet.
  13. Hah. Rock and sand came in yesterday. Also picked up another heater, maxijet and a few buckets for water changes and ordered a Cobalt Aquatics Maxijet 900 for the return. I've heard that the stock pump can be a little loud and this tank will be in a bedroom. Everything else is set to be delivered tomorrow. Should be wet tomorrow night or Tuesday!
  14. After taking a few years off from reef keeping, I'm back. Aquarium: Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20g Lighting: AquaIllumination Prime w/ AI tank mount. Skimmer: Tunze 9001 Water Movement: Vortech mp10 QD Heater: Cobalt Neotherm 75w ATO: Tunze Osmolator Nano Return: Cobalt Aquatics MJ900