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Everything posted by Arsonmfg

  1. My 120...

    Weird, I know the images and the tags are correct... You can right click on where the pic should be and open it in a new window... at least I can on both of my Mac's. Maybe a mod can help out here, cause the hosting is fine from Imageshack. I'm clueless as to why they aren't working in the thread. Ron its really weird, its a berlin and the pump with the fitting blows plenty of bubbles into my sump when it's disconnected from the skimmer, but once I hook it up to the skimmer it just pumps water through the skimmer and the suction on the air hose stops... Again, I'm clueless. I tested it out in the kitchen sink and its pulling air and blowing bubbles when I had it in there, but nothing in the tank...
  2. Rent me your RO!

    So I feel like a total lame *** even asking this but maybe someone will come through. Being Christmas time I've found myself broke as a joke between buying x-mas presents and getting this tank ready. So... Would anyone be willing to rent me your RO for a few days to get my tank up and running? It's pretty pathetic I can't afford the 150 + gallons of water "buying it from the LFS" I need to get my tank cycling. So, if anyone has a good sized RO they would be willing to rent me or even let me borrow for a few days you would be a life saver! Thanks for taking the time to even read this. Chris
  3. Rent me your RO!

    Jay, Thank you for the offer. Everyone around here is so nice, I'm really so happy I stumbled across PNWMAS! Doran from The Fish Tank People actually offered to let me borrow his 100 gpd Ro so it's looking like I'll set the tank up on Wednesday or Thursday and start filling! The hardwood floors are almost finished in the house! I'm so excited to get this tank up and running! I've had live rock sitting for weeks in tubs with pumps, a mixture of sugar sand and 20# live sand. I'm thinking I'll run one of the dirty filter bags from our in wall tank and take a little substrate from the nano and the in wall to help speed up the process of the tank. Hopefully things will move along well and I'll be able to start adding my fish soon enough. Thank you again to Doran,
  4. Sohal Tang...

    Has anyone had any experience with these fish? I have grown quite the infatuation with tangs. Right now I have a small blue (about 2 inches) and a Med Yellow eye (about 3.5 inches) My girlfriend asked me what I wanted for christmas and I said another Tang... I'm really having a toss up between getting a Sohal or an Achilles Tang. I've read a lot about both of these fish with a lot of conflicting information it seems. Anyone thats had experience with either of these fish would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Sohal Tang...

    Kilmca, Yes the tank is 4x2x2. Once I buy my house I'll be building an in wall 210 or possibly bigger, so all the kids from the 120 will be moved to that tank. Thats why I've tried to keep to the smaller tangs so they can grow and then get moved to a larger tank when they will need more room. I think once things are up and running solid I'll try to pick up a small Shoal and see how they all get along. Hopefully I'll have things running soon enough. Sadly I'm broke as can be right now cause of the holidays so I'm going to have to wait a little longer to get my tank up and running unless I can find someone to rent me their ro for a few days. Cause I cant afford $70 worth of water right now... [language filter] that sounds lame!
  6. Sohal Tang...

    Reefboy, I appreciate the response. It's nice to have some input from someone who's had some substantial experience with both of these fish. I'd really love to have the Sohal just because they are such a beautiful fish. I too have a passion for tangs, I thought about getting a Tomini just because of their excellent cleaning habits, my yellow eye is a cleaning machine! I have two giant pieces of live rock that are covered in green hair that he's going to get to go nuts on once the new tank is ready for him, he's going to be stoked! It makes me sad when people get Tangs and put them in these little tanks, I was talking to one of the local lfs the other day and he got two beautiful Naso's that are both really big, like 7+ inches! IMO 98% of the community doesn't have to tank space for a fish that large. The saddest part is that the larger of the two has refused to eat anything at all for the past two weeks. Ultimately the fish will probably die and thats pretty sad something so beautiful has to be taken from the wild and then die. I love having corals but all in all fish are my passion because of their interaction. Thanks again for all the input, maybe once I have the tank stocked the way I want it I'll think more about adding a Sohal for the finishing touch.
  7. Sohal Tang...

    Michael7979 I've pretty much given up on the Sohal due to them being so aggressive, I might try an achilles down the road. I want to make sure the 120 is up and running really solid before I try either fish, I've heard a lot of mixed results on acclimating the Achilles as well. For now its looking like I'll just pick up a Clown Tang since they are really available and seem to have a better temperament.
  8. Sohal Tang...

    Both are beautiful, and somewhat difficult to get, I really like the Sohal but I'm really worried about getting one with an attitude problem cause I've read they can be quite aggressive and I don't feel like loosing my blue or my Kole.
  9. Eugene's 300 Gallon Cemetary

    Glad to hear that your tank is starting to become stable. Once it's all cleaned up its going to be a beautiful tank... I've learned this hobby will cost you a ton of money and a lot of time. But the enjoyment of having a chunk of paradise in your home is pretty hard to put a price on.
  10. Eugene's 300 Gallon Cemetary

    Good to hear! You should snap off some pictures!
  11. Figured I would say hello to everyone, I actually stumbled across pnwmas while researching about how to setup my first tank. My roommate has been into the hobby for years and gotten me into the addiction of reef keeping. After taking care of the nano in the house for the past six months or so I figured it was time for my own tank. A few months ago I purchased a used 50gal truvu from craigslist... while in the process of collecting all the parts I needed to get the tank up and running I ended up purchasing Dave's 120 from the classified section. So now my 50 gal is in the process of being converted to my sump and I'm just about done refinishing the stand and canopy for the 120. Hopefully I'll get the RO setup tomorrow and start filling some barrels of water. If all goes well I'll have the tank setup and filling with water by the weekend! I'm stoked to have access to the wealth of knowledge from all the great people on here! I'll get some pictures of the nano on here pretty soon as well as the 85 we just got done putting in the wall a few weeks ago and hopefully my 120 up and running! Chris
  12. Let me introduce myself...

    Jay Oak Grove is between Milwaukie and Gladstone... its pretty much Portland. Here are a few pictures... Most of the kids in the nano will be moved to my 120 once it's cycled. The in wall 85 The nano My tank when I bought it... Almost done refinishing the stand and canopy So thats it for now... more to come soon once I'm done building the sump and getting the tank finished up... ANYBODY know an easier way to remove calcium from the overflows than just using a scrubber and vinegar? Getting all this calcium off is going to be the life of me!
  13. WTB Return Pump

    I'm looking for a decent sized return pump for my 120, something that can do at least 300gph with a 5ft head. Thanks, Chris
  14. WTB Return Pump

    Dara-leek! Get in line buddy! Just kidding... This is Chris from Omen. See you at Zak's Christmas party this weekend? El Salvador has an external pump, it was just a little more than I was looking to spend right now. Dstoneburg, that would probably work. I'll let you know this weekend, more than likely I'll pay you to ship it if you don't mind considering it would be cheaper than driving down and back from Portland with these [language filter] gas prices!
  15. WTB Return Pump

    Yeah that should work pretty good, what do you want for it? Also did you have any problems with the pump running really hot? The tank is a 120 gal / 55 gal sump with a single 400w halide and 4 55w power compacts. I'm hoping I'll be able to keep a safe temp with fans and not having to drop more $$ on a chiller that I cant afford. As you can see I'm still a total newb.
  16. WTB Return Pump

    Either or... I have things kinda setup for a submersible right now but the tank and sump arent quite finished so I can go either way... The biggest thing is that I'm looking for something inexpensive cause I'm pretty strapped for cash being the holidays and all. I'm hoping someone has something lying around they wouldn't mind unloading for cheap... Wishful thinking I guess. It's looking like I might just end up going with one of the $60 AquaVia submersible pumps.
  17. WTB Return Pump

    Still looking!
  18. LOTS of tanks for sale

    I'm interested in your 55 with the black stand. Shoot me an email or just give me a call. Chris Cdesgeorges@gmail.com 971.506.9708
  19. Getting out!

    I'm interested in some of your live rock and your hammer, tried sending you an email but I'm not sure if it went through my email is on the fritz lately. Shoot me a pm and let me know when I can come out. Chris