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Old 02-06-2012, 06:53 PM
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Unfortunately, just as I was moving this tank home, we set it down on the bumper of my truck. I guess due to the 50 degree temperature change this nice crack appeared instantly.

On to the next one.

The plan, at this point, is for a Mixed Reef Tank. Eventually.

Thanks to the help from The Grizz, I will now be starting a new tank build on a 90 gallon tank he found for me in Edmonton. Dimensions are 48" x 24" x 18".
Most of the equipment I had for the last tank will work here to start. May need to upgrade skimmer eventually, but for now should be fine. Upgrade needed on lights of course, so will be going with Radions.

Equipment I have:

2 Ecotech Radion light fixtures.
Quiet One 4000 pump
Nextreef MR1 Media Reactor with pump
80 lbs Aragonite sand
2 Pails of H2O salt
2 Fluval 300 watt heaters
Reef Keeper Lite controller
American DJ Powerbar
Lighting Rack (stole idea from Medhatreefguy)




SWC 160 Cone running for a month on last tank, like brand new







100lbs of Live Rock, curing in rubbermaids.



Pieces cut for stand, just waiting for paint then some screws.
Going to use CIL white Marine paint inside. Haven't decided about the skim yet.

Things I will still be needing :
I have a 30 gallon sump , but would like to get a 40 gallon. I have a trade lined up for a light fixture I'm not using but it hasn't happened yet.
Another media reactor or two.

All I can think of for now.

Fish Wish List :
Kole Tang
Mimic Tang
pair of Gold Stripe Maroon Clowns
Goby/ Shrimp pair
Starry Blennie
Barnacle Blennie
possibly a Blue Throat Trigger.
Lemon Peel Angel
Lyretail Anthias x 3
Black & White Heniochos


I will be soliciting advice as I go, of course.
Getting very excited to get the ball rolling , so the paint will be flying this week.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:56 PM
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Looks like a new camera is on the list as well, and will resize all the pics from now on.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:30 AM
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It's on my absolute must do list to get the crate built this weekend no matter what. So you need to send me the info on the shipping company & your shipping info.

How are you going to hang the Radions, Mike?
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looking good man let me know when you upgrade your skimmer im going to be in the market for one of those for my cube
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looking good man let me know when you upgrade your skimmer im going to be in the market for one of those for my cube

I'll sell mine to you for $340 plus shipping, will be well packed and double insurance ... but I have to think about it

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:22 AM
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It's on my absolute must do list to get the crate built this weekend no matter what. So you need to send me the info on the shipping company & your shipping info.
Will do check PM

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How are you going to hang the Radions, Mike?


Had one of these made for my tank (medhatreefguy's setup) and the hangers from Echotech. Why ????
What do you have in mind ???
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:18 PM
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Pretty much the same thing
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I just can't resist teasing you Mike with a few shots, hope you don't mind a few pics added to your build thread. Tank is all crated and heading to Edmonton tomorrow to the shipping company.



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Old 02-09-2012, 04:08 AM
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I just can't resist teasing you Mike with a few shots, hope you don't mind a few pics added to your build thread. Tank is all crated and heading to Edmonton tomorrow to the shipping company.



Well, that is just awesome news ,
Thanks so much Greg.
Way above and beyond ...
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:00 AM
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looking really solid so far mang......and nice box!
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