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    Post by Fern on Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:45 pm

    The sumpo thing is sitting outside with all sorts of revamping notes written on it. Whom ever built it was an idiot that's for sure, needs quite a bit of tweaking before it will do what we want it to.
    Bill.... cant go too bargain on lighting, we want to do some serious corals and for what that light will do the cost is pretty reasonable!
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    Post by FishVixen on Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:46 pm

    we have to reconstruct the sump we just designed it 15 mins ago.
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    Post by williemcd on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:11 am

    My postman is named Andy.. A key member of Richmond Reefers.. I'll post his thread here if it's ok... He suplements the hobby by raising frags. One of his tanks is constructed from the bullet proof glass/whatever from a bank.. like over an inch thick.... OK to post his link? Bill in Va.
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:17 am

    sure but ask him first.
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    Post by Fern on Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:37 pm

    The tank is wet cheers even with salt!
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    Post by williemcd on Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:07 am

    Andy, my mailman has no issues sharing his link. The shame is he rarely visits due to his overwhelming involvement in salt forums. But..he is on Richmond Reefers with the same s/n. ANY questions I'm sure he can address:
    his post on our forum: http://aquaticfriendsunited.forumotion.com/t92-my-70-cube#449
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    Post by Fern on Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:50 pm

    we now have along 10 lbs of live rock, 20lbs of live sand and a yellow watchman goby! Got 2 bits of live rock with little starter corals on them, one has a tiny leather coral and one has a nice patch of mushrooms!
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    Post by Fern on Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:03 pm

    Oh and miracle mud and an ounce of cheto algae in the refugium
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:16 am

    will get pics tomorrow when it clears up some.
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    Post by joefish72 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:04 pm

    FishVixen wrote:There is a rod inside the stand to hang a curtain to hide the sump when we want to. Will buy some cheapo sheets and make curtains that can be washed easily.

    Two suggestions for curtains, either buy the fabric at joannes and sew them up, or go to Goodwill they sell sheets for like $2 and curtains for $4
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:28 pm

    bought sheets at the thrift store

    Tank today I just added additive so water cloudy
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:19 pm

    Latest pics
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    Starfish that is sooo tiny
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    Post by Finsandfeathers on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:44 pm

    Lookin' good for a young salt tank!!
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    Post by Fern on Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:49 pm

    You forgot to get a pic of the tiny leather coral Wink not that its much to look at yet Laughing
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    Post by FishVixen on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:04 pm

    Nope here it is!
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    Readings from this evening
    Calcium 480
    KH 196.9
    nitrates 20
    phosphates 0.25
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    Post by williemcd on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:16 pm

    Damn you two.. I've got too much in front of me as it is without your damnable influence!..Bill in Va.
    p.s. I guess the biggest saving grace I have is "Lack Of Room".. thank goodness! Bill Still in Va.
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    Post by Fern on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:32 pm

    Ya I'm defiantly hooked on salt Tank Build - Page 2 2113965524
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    Post by williemcd on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:35 pm

    Wench..... Very Happy
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    Post by Fern on Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:34 pm

    Laughing That I am Laughing
    here is a little video of the full set up!
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    Post by FishVixen on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:17 am

    hey that 150 would be great as salt!!!!!
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    Post by pope on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:34 pm

    Nice build. That star is Asterina, there's a HUGE number of species, and some are coral predators, and some are just annoying.
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    Post by Fern on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:37 pm

    ya I heard its a 50-50 chance on them being ok or bad, so I will just pull them as I see them...
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    Post by williemcd on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:53 pm

    My mailman stopped in to check out my angel spawn, showed him your thread here: Two comments from him, Ya should have a powerhead in the refrugium (sp) and nice job! Bill
    I wrote down the name of your forum so hopefully he'll log-on tonight. Bill
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    Post by pope on Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:54 pm

    powerhead in the fuge is a good idea, but don't go crazy with the flow. Fuge should be low flow area anyway, you just want enought o keep the crap from stickin.
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    Post by Fern on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:54 pm

    The miracle mud would blast all over the place if we did a powerhead in there. The full tank flows through the fuge and it seems like I have enough flow through there for the algae to do its job, I figure for the first month I will be needing to dust it off from time to time and I'm good with that.

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