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Old 12-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #121
 
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I love everything you've done. What kind of fish do you have in your tank. How much did it cost you? I want to start a small SW aquarium to help me you can post here http://fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=12113&start=15
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:32 AM   #122
 
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Well, it looks as though everything has made it through the move. I'll post more pics soon.
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #123
 
Piping

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Did the use of that flexible tubing help to quiet the water flow any? I am going to plumb my sump soon and if the flexible piping makes it quieter than ill use it. I was just going to use 1 inch pvc with elbows and such.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:36 PM   #124
 
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Devin, I would definately recommend using the flex hose. At least from the return pump, as it helps absorb the vibration from the pump, resulting it a quieter pump operation. I really can't say that it helps reduce the water flow noise from the overflow.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:49 AM   #125
 
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Seriously mind blowing. I wish my 55 gallon aquarium was half as cool as yours! Congrats on all the hard work!
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:44 PM   #126
 
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Ok, for those who have not heard, I recently moved to a new home. With such a move, there is always risk of loss. Well, I lost my Golden Coral Banded, And my Fancy White Brittle Star, and my firefish went MIA. Bad news aside, I think the rockwork is much nicer, The house is FAR nicer, and, though I lost a few of my favorite creatures, I'm happy with the outcome.

So without further ado, the new pics.

Full Tank Shot


Left Side


Right Side
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:34 PM   #127
 
Move

Just out of curiosity, how did you move everything? I may move in a year or so and I was thinking how hard it must be.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:09 PM   #128
 
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Well, It took about 3 hours to break down the FW 55g Cichlid tank, move it, and set it back up. I probably could have done it in my sleep.

As for the reef, well that was a treat to move (NOT!)

1. 25 gallons of new SW was made at the new house.
2. All of the smaller loose corals, fish, and inverts were moved from the display into containers and stored in foam coolers.
3. The larger fish were bagged up LFS style and stored in foam coolers..
4. The larger corals and those attached to large pieces of rock were moved into 5 gallon pails with lids.
5. The remainder of the rock and water was moved into 5 gallon pails and rubbermaid tubs.
6. Sump contents moved to 5 gallon pails
7. Plumbing disassembled
8. Tank (with sand bed undisturbed), sump, and stand seperated and moved to the Van
9. Equipment moved to the Van
10. Water, Rock, and Livestock moved to the Van
11. High-tail it to new house.
12. Unload livestock, rock and water.
13. Set up 20g and 40g holding tanks, and get livestock and rock into holding tanks and temp back up to normal.
14. Re-assemble tank/stand/sump and re-plumb.
15. Move new water to display, install temp HOB filter, and heaters.
16. Wait for temp in display to reach 75f
17. Test, Test, Test.
18. Re- Aquascape the Rockwork. Add remainder old water to get tank to capacity
19. Fire up the sump and skimmer.
20. Test, Test, Test.
21. Acclimate and reintroduce corals.
22. Test, Test, Test.
23. Acclimate and reintroduce Inverts.
24. Test, Test, Test.
25. Acclimate and reintroduce Fish.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:34 AM   #129
 
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well done on all your hard work.
it really is a beautiful display tank.
:)
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:05 PM   #130
 
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Thanks Willow! :D
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