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Old 03-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #31
 
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I don't have much to share. I spent the last couple of days starting to fill the tank and designing the sump. My sump should be ready by this weekend, so hopefully I have some fun pictures then.

Here are a couple of shots I took with my cell phone.

First, I learned this trick many years ago. I use cable ties to attach the electrical outlet under the aquarium, tied to the center cabinet brace at the top of the stand.
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Here is a shot of my aquarium as it sits today. It is full about 1/3 of the way, with about 60 pounds of live rock curing and a couple of power heads for water movement.
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Just waiting on the sump...
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #32
 
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Tank looks great. Can't wait to see it when it's complete.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:40 AM   #33
 
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That link to the base rock is going to serve me well. I'm partial to the idea of using a good bit of base rock for the uh... base, and just using live rock for the outer visible portions. Since you should take it slow in a salt water aquarium anyways I figure the base will eventually become live.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:38 PM   #34
 
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That link to the base rock is going to serve me well. I'm partial to the idea of using a good bit of base rock for the uh... base, and just using live rock for the outer visible portions. Since you should take it slow in a salt water aquarium anyways I figure the base will eventually become live.

this is true, and i can say that is some great rock.

i havnt ordered personally but have seen plenty of it first hand. good stuff.
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:06 AM   #35
 
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Not a bad price... I'm book marking that

The placement of the circuit is a great idea, i don't know how many hobbiest have burned or short circuited something because of placement.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:59 PM   #36
 
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Next round of dry rock has arrived!

I have to tell you, it has been many years since I've received a suggestion that has actually changed my life as a fishkeeper. But OF2F, I will give you credit every chance I get. The quality of rock that I have received from Marco Rocks has changed the way I approach this hobby. I can not imagine any reason why I would ever go to another vendor for rock. Today I received 50 pounds (closer to 60) of Key Largo rock. It is amazing.

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The rock is just curing for now. I should have the sump ready by this weekend. After I get it in place and fill the tank up, I will create the permanent live rock structure. For now, I just set it in the aquarium to start the curing process.

Wow, this is fun stuff. 8)
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:32 PM   #37
 
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thats some nice lookin rock!
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:59 AM   #38
 
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That's some great looking rock. Looks just about perfect in terms of shape and size.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:12 AM   #39
 
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forget the sizes, those rocks have more nooks and crannies then thomas's english muffins.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:06 AM   #40
 
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the beginning of the aquascapping...

This is not complete, but it is starting to resemble what I have pictured in my mind:

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I want plenty of open swimming space for larger fish, such as an Achilles Tang, without taking away from the structure of the reef. This display has been a huge challenge to create. I spent a good 5 hours getting this together, and I am still not at all happy with the left side of the tank. I may have to order another 50 pounds of Key Largo...
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