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About FrankTheTank07

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  • Birthday 04/22/1983

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    lake saint louis, MO
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    livin tha dream!
  1. 3 corals to be identified

    Hi all, I am fairly new to this forum and reefing in general but now that I have my tank up and running I don't wanna hesitate to ask a question because I think I may get torched over asking it. If I'm doing something wrong, yes please let me know but in a constructive manner. We have all been a beginner at one point in this hobby. For intstance metrocat I just read a thread were you bought some pistol shrimp that you didn't know what kind they were and waited till you got home to post pictures and get help. I don't think this is any different of a situation. Just something to think about when we say somethinging that may make someone feel stupid.
  2. FrankTheTank's 75G reef build

    Thanks skillz, Yeah when I first decided that I was gonna set up reef aquarium I was just planning on a small AIO set up for my first tank, then maybe a 40 breeder, then a 60 gallon cube, then threw it all out and got the biggest tank that would fit in my living room and I couldn't be happier with that decision!
  3. FrankTheTank's 75g new tank build

    An unexpected up date, I was adjusting some of my rock work when a quarter inch bright green mantis shrimp fell right out of the live rock. Luckily I was able to corner him and snatch him up and into my pest refugium he went! I have no idea what kind of mantis he is but he is bright green and what looks like a club not a spear, if anyone has any ideas I'm all ears!
  4. FrankTheTank's 75g new tank build

    Yeah my two year old cracked 3 of the latches on my electrical cabinet so I finally just had to use a padlock!
  5. FrankTheTank's 75G reef build

    Hi all, well i have been a long time nano-reef lurker trying to absorb all of the knowledge and info about all that is reef, fish, coral, and inverts before I started my first go at a saltwater reef tank and I still think I have only scratched the surface but here goes nothing. So I have been piecing together my tank for a couple months now, and I started with a Marineland 75G reef tank with a corner overflow with a 4x54 watt t5 HO lamp for lighting and 2 Hydor Koralia Evolution 1050gph with wavemaker for water flow. I added a 20L for the sump with a NW-150 reef octopus skimmer and a MAG 7 return and about a 6-7 gallon refugium. In the tank i have about 70 pounds of live sand, 70lbs of dry base rock seeded with 10lbs of live rock and to top it all off I just set up my Reef Keeper Light with ORP, temp, and ph probe. I am currently about 2 1/2 weeks into my cycle and everything is progressing nicely. Im gonna try and get some pictures up right now of my entire set up because i would really love to get suggestions, comments, and advice from people who have done this before and can maybe help me avoide some of the common pitfallsof this hobby/obsession This is just the rock work that i have done so far My electrical cabinet My skimmer and return My skimpy fuge and RKL probes My DIY netting covers The RKL (with child proof cover!) Full system shot Just a pic of some of the GREAT live rock from the local LFS