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    FishVixen
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    Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:37 pm

    Okay folks here it goes today have decided to do a salt tank. I will have a 55 gal drilled with a 55 gal sump underneath, Looking into used lighting from Boardroom Aquatics.

    will get live sand and Figi rock. I want to do a reef tank with purple corals and the only fish I want at the moment is a watchman gobie will figure out what other I want later. will get a skimmer also but jill can find a used one I hope.

    So I want to due this cheaply at least as cheap as I can LOL and involve DIY projects. This is where you all come in to give me suggestions on how to set up and other items that will be needed. So chime in and help me come up with a cool looking tank.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by H2O Nyck on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:39 pm

    awesome Vixen! I will watch your thread build! and then plan mine! LOL Good Luck!
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:41 pm

    cheers Now that theres 2 fish geeks in the house we have the time to play salt!
    I want gorilla nipples and purple people eaters Laughing
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:59 pm

    OMG totally awesome!!! I have salt envy now lol
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Fern on Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:17 pm

    Laughing You can come see if zeke after we get it going in a few months Laughing
    I have wanted to do salt for a long time but wasnt able to do this many fresh tanks and a salt, vix mentioned it and I said YES gonna be right by the front door!!!!
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Airborne on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:45 am

    Are you guys going to go to the extreme with rock??? if so i can get my hands on some like i mean 8 big pieces great for base for like 20 bucks all the rock in my tank i think i spent 15 dollars for it just let me know
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:36 am

    Yes we will be doing rock. Jill can get Fiji live rock from Boardroom where she works. Dry rock we can get free around here.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Fern on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:03 am

    Limestone and sedimentary rock can be found here, both pretty good as base rock, plenty enough so that we can take some mason bits to it and make it nice and fancy and not be out nothing if we screw it all up Laughing I also have some cool coral skeletons that I found when I was little that will probably be used too!
    Thank you so very much for the offer though!
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:51 pm

    change of plans going with a 33L tank with the 55 gal sump. Almost a 90 gal set up.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:24 pm

    I'll never get this stand built if it doesn't stop raining!!!!! GGGRRRRRRRRRRR
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    Post by zeketaz on Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:29 pm

    Raining where? Last I saw it was pouring lol
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Fern on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:06 pm

    Ok got a bucket of salt, no turning back now!!!!

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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by joefish72 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:39 pm

    Fern wrote:
    I want gorilla nipples
    First of all no woman should ever say that, correction, nobody at all should ever say that. The mental picture that gave me would make most men ball up in the fetal position and start saying "find a happy place, find a happy place". Luckily my mind is a terrible thing, so, no harm no foul.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:23 pm

    hey say women like mens nipples LOL
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:28 am

    Project being put on hold have to fix AC first.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by zeketaz on Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:37 am

    BOOOOO stupid AC
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:54 pm

    will get some items this month and get the rest to set it up next month
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by Fern on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:08 pm

    Joe, I am also going to get some blue orgasms!
    Ok ac should be fixed-ish on monday.
    Got a super duper massively fancy new light and now we are back with doing a 55g tank cheers
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by zeketaz on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:58 pm

    ROFL y'all are to much. Glad the ac is finally going to get fixed
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by williemcd on Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:17 pm

    Vix.. so ya won't need any lights from up here?.. I hope not as nphocus snagged most of what I have left.. Bill in Va.
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    Re: Joining the Darkside

    Post by FishVixen on Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:19 pm

    Darn I still needed that 36".

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