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Old 12-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
 
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55 SOLD!! tomorrow salt and water!! can not wait to get it all mixed up and in the tank... going to pick up and get it mixing while i put in the CC and pump for my return then pump it into the tank and get the little rocks and such moved in .... pix to come as things happen !!! woooohhhooooo

Great news Bear. Someone's getting a surpirse 55 gallon tank for Christmas :)
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #12
 
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no actually the guy just broke his while moving so i cut him a deal and we both get what we want!! works good..
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #13
 
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good news / bad news... good news got some work done on tank, got my salt, and one nice piece of dry rock..

bad news my man ran out of RO and i can not get it until tomorrow... i know he was not lying because i put 7 gallons in my pal and it went dry on me LOL... oh well whats another day right for now some pix


Crushed coral


modified and rebuild return / filter




top view of it



all ready for water

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #14
 
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so as of last night 12/19/11

we have WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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Nice piece of dry rock!!



cloudy but clearing

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Old 12-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #15
 
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excellent!
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:56 PM   #16
 
I can't wait to see it when it's all done. It looks good!
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:46 PM   #17
 
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It's looking good Bear! Can I ask a stupid question? Why do you have the tank on top of the wood box?
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:16 AM   #18
 
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excellent!
thanks man!!

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I can't wait to see it when it's all done. It looks good!
all done? what is that LOL.. this will constantly evolve i think !!!

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It's looking good Bear! Can I ask a stupid question? Why do you have the tank on top of the wood box?
not dumb at all its actually a riser i built when you stand next to the desk the 30 breeder was so low that you could only look at the top (the tank is only 12 inches high) .. so i built a riser out of 5.5 x 1.5 wood and now you can look at both the top and the side ore comfortably.. it cost me a grand total with tax of 2.14 which is 15 cheaper than building a whole new stand LOL.. told you i am a cheap man LOL...


update got my salinity to 1.024 added my shrimp and currently running lights 8-10 hours per day
added 2 more pumps since the main one was not strong enough and the flow is great in there now.. when time (money) permits will switch out the pump and see if the design will be supported with one pump and my theory LOL
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #19
 
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cleared up and i forgot to post new pix

pix as of 12-21

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Feather Duster



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Old 12-21-2011, 08:48 PM   #20
 
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Looks good! I have always loved saltwater tanks. Just never been able to maintain the cost of keeping one going or setting one up for that matter. LoL
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