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Time to downsize. 180 to a 120.

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Well I just realized it had been 6 years almost since i updated my old build thread. And all the pictures are gone, thank you photobucket.  My 180 has been neglected pretty bad for a while now, pretty dirty, equipment broke down, mostly me being lazy.  Fish and nems are happy though. A kitchen remodel has prompted me to get motivated again.  I need to tear the 180 down and move the beast, so I decided to downsize a bit.

I picked up a really nice 120 marineland from Steve( zechirian ) last week. That is where im gonna begin.  Trying to get things in order, figure out a new location for the tank. Once i get the tank up and running I will start the tear down of the 180.  So much to do.  I for sure got the itch again though.  just a few pics of the 180 and one of the new tank.  Much more to come im sure. Im excited.

 

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Good luck with the move/reboot!  Seems like we all end up losing focus once in a while but it is nice when you get re-energized and dive back in full throttle.

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Looks like your clown fish has quite a choice of nems to chill in. How many anemones did you start out with?

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1 hour ago, freddyk said:

Looks like your clown fish has quite a choice of nems to chill in. How many anemones did you start out with?

just one. it split the day after i got it, and has not stopped since.  Crazy.

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Hey Gradth....GO 49ERS! 

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Well I have not got the tank moved in yet, but I got a little 20 gal long frag tank set up today, with a 10 gallon sump.  My goal is to park some of my nems in there.

Charles(Wannareef) made me a new sump for the 120, its pretty sweet.  Just need to get some muscle to get the tank and stand into the house.

Some pics of the 20 frag.  Dodge hooked me up with a skimmer today as well(not sure what hes doing with all those nems) :)

 

 

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So I had my hand forced. Pump died on my 180. Water is in the 120, skimmer is in. Have a slight ammonia spike, not sure why.

I tore my sump out of the 180 today since it’s not doing anything. Found this in the muck.7c92ca33230a241490c9bd62982f6681.jpg
Looks to be a Phillips drill bit. Been there a while. Could be some of my issues.

Now I need to figure out how to get all my nems and crap over. My tank is so nasty that I’m weary of transferring things. Any ideas?
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Well it’s up and running. Got the Nem tower moved over and my first set of clowns.
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Nems are a little pissed off right now but quickly bubbling up. Clowns are not sure what to think, they have been in the same tank for close to nine years. Try to get the rest of my fish and a few more odds and ends over soon. Then I have to figure out what to do with all my left over nems and softies that I don’t want to transfer over.

Going bare bottom for now, not sure how I feel about it.

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interested in the 180 if you are looking to sell it.  looks like it a marineland 180 with the corner overflows and not the aqueon 180 with the mega overflows, right?   tried to send a pm but it couldn't be delivered for some reason.  

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Yes it is a marineland with corners. ill check my mailbox.

 

Yeah i should keep an eye on that, i had messages from 9 years ago.

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Well I have most everything moved over.  Either in the display or the 55 i set up in the garage.  Fish seem to being doing well.  I even found a peppermint shrimp, crazy.

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My sump brought to you by Wannareef, thank you Charles.

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My 55 makeshift frag tank, mostly just to hold all the junk i didnt want in my display.

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And my old tank, dirty as hell after pulling the last bit of rock out.  Btw, if anyone needs any leather frags, kenya tree(i tossed a bunch of it) let me know.

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Now i have to figure out my lighting and how im gonna hang them.  I dont like the mounts on the artics, so I am gonna hang them some how.  I like not having a hood so some thought needs to go into it.

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Hippo tang(Dori) who I have had about 9 years.

mated pair of egg laying ocellaris  clowns. 

pair of skunk clowns

Tomini tang

1 peppermint shrimp

1 crab

more RBTA's then i can count.

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