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Old 01-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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My name is Rich, R I C H and I am an addict. I have been in the aquarium hobby for some time now, it all started with a free 20 gallon tank 8 years ago where my ex-girlfriend was planing to keep her hamster. Long story short, the hamster ran away in my apartment and I figured why waste a perfect tank... and it starts. I went from the 20g to as much as 6 tank ranging from 20-72 gallon fresh, brickish, and saltwater. It was fun for a while but it quickly gone outta hand with all the different types of water changes.

April 2009, we bought a house and I decided to upgrade from all my tanks to streamline into one large reef aquarium. So in comes the 210 gallons with a custom stand which I thought would be the "last" aquarium I will ever purchase, boy was I wrong about that. After many months of reading, learning, and up-grading all the equipment and husbandary, the 210 was shaping up to be a decent sps tank but it's not without flaws and issues. Those issues might have been insignificant and for most of us. It would have been okay but as merticulous as I am, it really ****ed me off.

A month back I was out at OC and saw the 300DD which I have been looking for. I was originally thinking about getting the one from porgressive reef but for the price I just could not refuse(Thanks Paul). I had a custom stand made, powder coated, and it turned out extremely satisfactory. I had everything setup and ready to move in but not with out a sense of trepidation when the thought of moving my 210 outta the way for the 300 into the same spot. So the plan was to get my buddies over for dinner and sprung this move on them. It took 8 of us to move the 210 out of the way and move the 300. Lesson learned #1, use pnuematic suction cup not the cheap princess auto ones. #2, sauce after the tank move. #3, Don't do it on Christmas day.

Anyways the switch-over was F-ING terrible. lost so many fishes including my prized Achilles tang. Mothers!!! I just don;t get it. 150 gallon tub with heater and tunze 6105, I figured that should've been okay but I guess I was wrong.

On the plus side, all the sps and clams has made it with just a few exceptions.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:36 PM
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I've always loved the look of the DD tanks. Let's see it!

Sorry about the Achilles that's rough man.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:39 PM
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No pics means it didn't happen. Good story though.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:46 PM
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OLD 210 IN THE GLORY DAYS

ready for the move. the tear down was about 3 hours, hard to believe almost year and half of hard work could be dismantled with in a few hours.

Holding tank 90 gallon and 150 gallon rubbermaid tub.

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Tough crowd...

Any pics of the new tank? The 210 looked amazing!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:52 PM
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This is a special picture for me as for the most of you that lives in the lower mainland would know this person.

I would like to use this chance to Thank this certain individual who came over during the busiest time of the year to help me move a 500lb tank FREE OF CHARGE! You have a customer for life!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:53 PM
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I like Double D's too........
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Tough crowd...

Any pics of the new tank? The 210 looked amazing!
I am just in the mist of posting pictures, thanks.
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