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  1. Banana Rama

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeez...... That's a good one!
  2. GB Krakatoa Fire

    Ouch... That'd officially be the most expensive frag in history! Truly beautiful though Rudy.
  3. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    Thanks for being a part of it! It made a huge impact being able to see the exact tank we were looking at already set up in your shop. The whole family is really excited for this. The wife and kids all really love the hobby and have been very supportive of me pursuing it. I'm obviously beside myself with excitement at this point.
  4. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    It's starting to sink in at this point. I'm super excited by the encroaching reality of my dream tank. I actually matched the tank to the room and decided a peninsula would be best. Since that decision and subsequent research and reading I've really come to love the aesthetic. Two giant viewable sides is great. Jeff at C&C definitely pushed me over the edge when I saw his. After he offered me a deal I couldn't refuse we took the plunge and bought it. Rock shipment (100 lbs) from reefrocks.net is on the way. Really excited to build and have some cool aquascape ideas to work with. My main idea is one big arch with a little built up around the bases. Hopefully 1/4"-1/2" acrylic rods in drilled holes filled with IC-Gel will make this possible. Reefrocks is cutting three large rocks in half for me so the base of the arch will sit completely flat on the bottom.
  5. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    I think we have enough hands but here's hoping. We're going to pick it up on Saturday. So excited!!!
  6. Hi everybody and thanks for checking out my thread! First step, tear down to the subfloor and put hardy board down. I'm going to place and level the tank and tile around it. No need to ask for problems putting it directly on the tile. For those wondering about the weight and joist questions in a previous thread, the tank will mostly evenly straddle two engineered joists so no worries. Big thanks again to @spectra for helping to solve that issue. Gear: Return - Vectra M1 Skimmer - Reef Octopus Classic 200 Internal 8" Flow - Unsure, will start with what I have on hand but probably a Gyre XF-270 and whatever else if that's not enough. I am trying to avoid putting any pumps on the far wall. We'll see if that's realistic. Water Mixing/Changing - I have a closet under the stairs down in the garage where the reservoirs will go. RO/DI and top-off peristaltic pumps will also be down there. These will be hard plumbed up through the floor of the office and be a permanent fixture in the stand. There is a utility sink that is being installed in about two weeks right outside this closet where the drain for water changes will empty into as well as the waste line on the RO/DI. What this means is that hopefully I can turn on a small pump upstairs for a few seconds to start the drain siphon, empty the sump and then turn on the pump downstairs to refill it with new saltwater. How this is going to work is largely dependent on how the sump is configured etc. The main gist is that water changes are going to be soooooo much easier.
  7. Really good input and discourse here! @albertareef - I completely agree with the 'boy in a bubble' argument and have seen and heard several anecdotal cases of pristine QT gone wrong when one pest finally slipped through and annihilated everything. From a biology perspective this sort of lack of immunity response is obviously a bad thing and I appreciate your insight here. Things that make sense in science don't always come off as intuitive to the layman so it's helpful to the community hopefully to expose some of these more cryptic insights. @Flashy Fins - Wonderful write-up! Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. Tank transfer method is something that interests me more than the typical QT/HT setup but despite reading the process about a hundred times, I still am not clear enough to feel comfortable doing it. I suspect it's because I am primarily a tactile learner and someday I need someone in my face, saying words and gesticulating at me to do the right thing. That said, I've read more success stories out of this approach than any other, especially when it comes to our water-filled friend the Anemone. I know you posted a comprehensive link but for the sake of locality in the thread, would you mind posting a few pictures of your bucket process and QT? If you don't have any perhaps I've at worst given you an excuse for a new piece of livestock?
  8. Red Planet Frag - Large

  9. Great scores at Paradise corals!

    Let's see them pictures!
  10. December 2017 Holiday Meeting Pics

    Thanks for taking pictures Bert! We all had a great time hanging out and catching up. Lunch at the courtyard resteraunt was delicious.
  11. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    I guess the mixing station wasn't the part you wanted to talk about?
  12. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    Thank you! That is indeed a wonderfully simple design that I will probably steal wholesale from you. Offhand question, do the bulkhead pipes that enter the top of each reservoir reach the bottom?
  13. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    I know where they came from lol. Can you explain how they're built and how they function?
  14. 280g Barrel of monkeys build

    Super cool! Can you go into elaborate detail about that mixing station? Looks super slick and since I'm about to build one, may as well model success!
  15. Blue face angel

    Bill, can you post a picture of that beauty so my wife can see?