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Old 12/26/2018, 11:59 AM   #1176
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Trying to think through a few things and right now trying to figure out plumbing... Torn on hard/soft plumbing. Likely do a mix with the runs from the frag tank as hard so I can have union and valves and then soft into 150 stand... Its all 1/2" so lower flow all things considered. ALso need to see if I can get enough flow from my manifold off of my SP6 or if I have to find some area to house another pump in my sump. One of those things I wont know till things are setup for test runs.

For flow in tank thinking of a gyre 230 (or likely a 330 if out in time) but concerned a bit about the amount of flow in a 24x22x8 tank. Might just do some smaller Jabeos to start and see where that leads me.

I built my 80/20 stand last night but need to add the light bar and figure out its position before I send some pics. Not keen on putting it in front of my electronics cabinet but at the moment it is the only spot for it. Of ALL the things for my fish room and items I did not expect to be looking to spend money on is a love seat today. I am going out to see about getting rid of my sectional couch in the basement to have just a love seat and in doing so I could move a dog crate to other side of room (if not both) and rearrange the room some affording me plenty of room to have the frag tank on other side and have space to store my frag show gear.


Might even move the mini fridge to that side of the room so that the fish food and beers are closer!!!


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Old 12/27/2018, 12:40 PM   #1177
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Stand for frag tank is built...need some eye hooks or such to hang lighting from and 3/4 ply for top that tank will rest on but otherwise finished.

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Old 12/27/2018, 07:03 PM   #1178
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Got this baby in today. Excited to get this cranking shortly...

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Old 12/27/2018, 08:56 PM   #1179
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Old 12/30/2018, 07:53 PM   #1180
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Pic from today after cleaning...

Mav- the eb8 is still working fine

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Old 01/02/2019, 05:54 AM   #1181
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Still jealous of your tank!


Let me know how you like the kh director, been thinking about picking up one myself. Sick of waiting for the trident.


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Old 01/09/2019, 02:24 PM   #1182
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Hah, I'm in the same boat on the KH guardian. I actually almost went after the Alkatronic after seeing the low cost of reagents, and yes, of course because I want the Trident but it is still nowhere to be found.

Let us know about the KH guardian.

I watched the live cast from Neptune this afternoon (was presented yesterday). It sounds like they're close... but they've been close for a year.... so who knows. It sounds like their 2 month reagent refills are $40/ 2 months, and they will have "signfiicantly discounted" 6 month refill kits (I bet it's like 25-30% less expensive), but that's $240/year to perhaps $200/year with discounts. Though the upfront cost is lower at "Definitely under $600" so $599.

You guys coming to RAP in April or May, whenever it is? Soul, you're probably going to have your own table this time


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Old 01/09/2019, 04:40 PM   #1183
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All depends on when rap is and if I am not traveling but I would like to be there. Just flying back from turks and caicos today after a site visit. Some pics to make ya jealous are below.

I should have my new couch in next few weeks and then will expand. I also need to get tons of brownouts going before I ever do a real show plus those tables are EXPENSIVE.

I wont be setting up the kh director till after I can get the frag yank running. I want to pull my samples from it.



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Old 01/11/2019, 04:49 PM   #1184
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Eh, those pictures look like when people spend $$$ in the town that I'm from. It doesn't do much for me.

But, your partial FTS looks fantastic. Tank is so grown in! Is that a really thick stylo in the middle? Also the frag tank T-Slot stand looks great. I'm curious to see your thoughts on building and long-term use of it. I think it's a brilliant idea for a stand, though the skinning is tough because it's so custom.

I can't wait until (my tank can grow any SPS) my tank is grown in....


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Old 01/11/2019, 05:52 PM   #1185
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Eh, those pictures look like when people spend $$$ in the town that I'm from. It doesn't do much for me.

But, your partial FTS looks fantastic. Tank is so grown in! Is that a really thick stylo in the middle? Also the frag tank T-Slot stand looks great. I'm curious to see your thoughts on building and long-term use of it. I think it's a brilliant idea for a stand, though the skinning is tough because it's so custom.

I can't wait until (my tank can grow any SPS) my tank is grown in....
Back middle is a large chunky purple stylo yes. Tank 8s getting a trimming this week as I prep for a frag swap. Going to be tight on time as I leave for San Diego sunday night till Thursday so the swap will have some fresh cuts. So be it.

The stand is amazing thus far and not planning on closing it in so no worries there for me. I will likely put a shelf under the tank for the kh director to sit on and for a reactor to be moved to from out of my stand.

Bit of sad news in that I lost my blue throat trigger. No signs of distress but came down last night to him barely hanging on. I put him down so as to not have him suffer. Sucks.



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Old 01/11/2019, 06:40 PM   #1186
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That sucks about your Blue Throat, they are nice looking fish. I was always partial to the Clown Trigger or Undulated Trigger but they can't really be in reef tanks.

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Old 01/11/2019, 07:02 PM   #1187
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That sucks about your Blue Throat, they are nice looking fish. I was always partial to the Clown Trigger or Undulated Trigger but they can't really be in reef tanks.

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I will replace with another most likely. Already asked for one to be ordered in. Also need to decide what I will have in my frag tank. Thinking dragon pipe fish.

Got in my pipe for the frag tank today and the fittings. Now need bulkheads and some valves and unions to finish her off when I am actually ready to go. Also still need to decide on powerhead for it. Still thinking gyre but who knows. Might start with some smaller jabeo for a bit till I start selling.

Fragged some items today so they can heal and will be doing more tomorrow. Likely also take a few of the nicer pieces to my LFS as he will get more money for me then I will make at the swap. I still dont have the name yet so people will walk past or balk at my reasonable prices which are at least 30%less than I get from my lfs. Such is life though.


Mav- what are you looking for? I have various items ready to go and owe ya for the eb8. I'm thinking you need a striking sunset milli at a minimum. What else interests you? Pic for reference of milli. Second and third pic is my UC ssc...

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Old Yesterday, 03:52 PM   #1188
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Woot made almost a grand this past weekend at a swap with my new setup and that was still with me coming home with some frags I bought and 3 acan colonies.

Pics of corals to come

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