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Old 12/03/2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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My 180 pics - after moving

I moved a few months ago and my 180 has been up for almost 2 months. I left out alot of rock and coral this time to open up some space for growth.

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Old 12/03/2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 12/03/2007, 09:07 PM   #3
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Old 12/03/2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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You must be doing something right, because I just had to pick my jaw up off the floor. Lookin great!


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Old 12/03/2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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Old 12/03/2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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Freaking amazing!!!!! Enough said!!!!



Can anyone say tank of the month?????


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Old 12/03/2007, 09:17 PM   #7
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Thanks CUNAReefer. That's all I've got so far. I bribed a local reefer with frags to come by with his awesome camera to take some pics. My camera is not so nice.

Anyways, it's a 180bb display in a 480g total system with a remote DSB in the refugium. It was bb for a year and a half, and I could never get the alk to maintain. I am like the stability of the new setup so far. It's just been a month, so we'll see...


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Old 12/03/2007, 09:20 PM   #8
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beaupierce, thanks for looking. Check Inky's reef for the next TOTM, I think I have a few years to go, thanks though!


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Old 12/03/2007, 09:44 PM   #9
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Looking good! Future TOTM! Does Inky have recent tank pics here? His tank is the most amazing tank I have ever seen in person.


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Old 12/03/2007, 10:25 PM   #10
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What kind of lighting do you have?


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Old 12/03/2007, 10:36 PM   #11
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Wow very nice man..

What type of equipment you got?


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Old 12/03/2007, 11:09 PM   #12
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Wow, what big difference. Looked nice before, but now even better. Also, I bet the fish are loving the extra room.


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Old 12/04/2007, 12:40 AM   #13
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Nice tank! I like the open look better. It frees up more space for coral growth and some nice fish


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Old 12/04/2007, 12:59 AM   #14
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sweet looks great keep up the good work..


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Old 12/04/2007, 05:52 AM   #15
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Thanks! I have 3x 400 XM20k in LAIII, it's a bb with a remote DSB, CL Hammerhead and Dart and 2x SeaSwirls - an MJ Mod on the one on the right, ASD Dual stage Ca reactor, Kalk reactor, and Dual recirc skimmer, UV, and I use an RKII controller. There is another MX10k 400 over the frag tank on a reverse photoperiod. 480 gallons total.


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Old 12/04/2007, 06:34 AM   #16
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great job-BTW did u fit those lumenracs inside your canopy?
Or is it open?


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Old 12/04/2007, 07:13 AM   #17
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It's open. It hangs from the ceiling by wire. I'm considering making a partial light shield for the front and sides. It's just so frikkin bright. I have to have my nose on the glass to look into it or be several feet away.

It is attached with 2 pieces of aluminum angle:


This was at the old house:



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Old 12/04/2007, 10:58 AM   #18
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Old 12/04/2007, 06:03 PM   #19
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Old 12/04/2007, 09:55 PM   #20
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Great looking tank thanks for sharing.


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Old 12/05/2007, 05:06 AM   #21
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Can I hear your method of moving the tank, im doing this the first of January and need to know a stable method.


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Old 12/05/2007, 05:08 AM   #22
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Old 12/05/2007, 09:49 AM   #23
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Well, moving the tank was easy. The moving of the life support system was the PITA. I set up the fishroom with the frag tank and made twice as much water as I thought I needed for the systems additions. I framed in all the shelving. Added the sump for the skimmer, the refugium below it, and had and extra 100 g sump for the bottom.

I plumbed it all together so that it would work as a system on it's own. I drained all of the reactors and skimmers and cleaned them quickly. Then I took 50% of the old system water and moved it to the new system and did a new water change on the old system. I added the old water to the new system in the same ratio. I let this circulate for a day with only pumps running in both systems.

I set up all of the peripherals in the new system and then moved all of the corals over to the frag tank. They frag tank held all of the corals for a month as I moved and replumbed the display. Easy right?

I lost about 20 corals, 5 that I really miss, and no fish lost. Out of 150ish, I'm pleased. The frag tank didn't have the lighting or flow of the display, so I attribute the loss to this.




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Old 12/05/2007, 10:30 AM   #24
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It's open. It hangs from the ceiling by wire. I'm considering making a partial light shield for the front and sides. It's just so frikkin bright. I have to have my nose on the glass to look into it or be several feet away.

It is attached with 2 pieces of aluminum angle:


This was at the old house:
If you can tilt the lights slightly towards the back it would help with the glare.


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Old 12/05/2007, 11:44 AM   #25
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Good idea, I'll give that a shot


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