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Old 12/24/2007, 12:11 PM
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Don't forget to peel off the film before you fire those up.

Welcome back to the dark side.
I won't forget. Good to be back.
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Old 12/24/2007, 12:54 PM
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wow just read through this whole thread looks like a great tank cant wait to see every thing grow
One ? how long did u wait untill you put fish in and one other is ur Powder Brown ever agressive
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Old 12/24/2007, 02:22 PM
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wow just read through this whole thread looks like a great tank cant wait to see every thing grow
One ? how long did u wait untill you put fish in and one other is ur Powder Brown ever agressive
Thanks. Fish were introduced within a couple weeks. Sand and rock were all from several smaller systems that I basically combined into 1 so they were already established. The powder brown has only been aggressive when i attempted to add a powder blue a while back. Not a good idea in a 150g (maybe a 300g) Otherwise he's a model citizen.
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Old 12/24/2007, 02:28 PM
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Lol thanks great tank
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Old 12/24/2007, 02:29 PM
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did your powder blue die because of the powder brown
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Old 12/24/2007, 02:39 PM
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pretty much
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Old 12/24/2007, 03:06 PM
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lol sorry to hear that i might be getting a PBT for my 90
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Old 12/24/2007, 04:14 PM
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It's a really nice fish.
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Old 12/29/2007, 06:43 PM
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Some updates/changes. Frag system expanded. 38 gal tank removed and a 50 gal tub installed. Lumenarc III 250w MH.




And swapped in the (2) Luminarcs w/250w HQI Phoenix 14k's Man I really got to clean up those wires.


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Old 12/29/2007, 06:51 PM
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check out my build thread
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Old 12/29/2007, 06:52 PM
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also looks great by the way
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Old 12/29/2007, 07:05 PM
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That looks great!
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Old 12/29/2007, 09:36 PM
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WOW! I am just amazed and a very inspired. I have no room for anything like this but someday will come. Right now my 72 will have to do.

I did read that there are tank tours? Is this in fact true and if so how often do they happen? I live in East Granby and have never seen anything like this set up and would love too someday. I was hoping to make it to the reef club meeting tommorrow but I am unfortunalty not going to be able to make it. Hopefully next month.

Take care and thanks for the inspiration.

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Old 12/30/2007, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Melev and birmy.

birmy, CTARS usually does a couple tank tours a year. Next one will likely be sometime in spring. Check out ctars.org for upcomming events.
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Old 12/30/2007, 07:59 PM
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I know it was a long time ago, but is your overflow drain feeding you skimmer directly?? Do you have any problems with that setup...Does everyone pretty much do it this way with the recircing skimmers. A lot of ?? I know, sorry
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Old 12/30/2007, 10:28 PM
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I know it was a long time ago, but is your overflow drain feeding you skimmer directly?? Do you have any problems with that setup...Does everyone pretty much do it this way with the recircing skimmers. A lot of ?? I know, sorry
Yes, my overflow is feeding my skimmer. No problems at all. Can't speak for everyone. I know many do feed this way. Saves elec on a feed pump. Mine is plumbed with a ball valve to reg flow input. No apology necessary.
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Old 01/01/2008, 09:51 PM
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Few more of new tub. Like the surface area of these. Light is all wired. 250w Reeflux 12k. Nice color. It will have a shallow sandbed for light reflection mostly. Water is mixing up now. I also broke down the refugium from the top shelf. The drain needs to be replumbed. Just waiting on a bulkhead.





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Old 01/01/2008, 09:58 PM
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Also modified a drop bracket on the light bar to bring the T5 supps to the same level as the Halides. Moved a second fan from the sump area . Made it a side by side setup. They blow heat toward the ventilation fan then to the outside. Works good. At some point I'll remove the rest of the T5 end caps but for now they'll stay.



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Old 01/01/2008, 10:21 PM
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wow a lot went into this tank. Great work!
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:11 PM
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It is really coming along nicely.

What's the plan with all the other T5 sockets mounted above?
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:38 PM
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now where hve i seen a frag tank like that?

looks awesome bro!
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:51 PM
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how are you getting water to your fuge?gravity fed? Your blueprint looks like the fuge is a little high for gravity.
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Old 01/02/2008, 04:09 AM
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wow wow so sick i wana be just like u when i grow up (i wana go alot bigger doh 800gallons here i come hehehe) keep up the great work, thanx so much for the killer thread
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Old 01/02/2008, 10:48 AM
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Thanks again for all the compliments everyone.

Marc, no plans for all the T5 sockets at the moment. Will likely disassemble them all soon.

dover101: The fuge is fed by "T" off the main return pump. I run a Dart that supplies plenty of flow needed. I even have to dial it back some.

HaloStalker: thanks and welcome to RC. It's a great place.
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Old 01/02/2008, 10:51 AM
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now where hve i seen a frag tank like that?
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