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RockChalk

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  1. RockChalk

    Coral Giveaway!

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    PVC Fittings, Barbs, & Valves

    Before I call and wander out into every plumbing store in Portland, I wanted to check and see if you guys have a local source for all your PVC Fittings, Barbs, & Valves. I've exhausted my local Home Depot and Lowes. They seem to be good for normal things and standard sizes, but are lacking when it comes to specific things (in my case schedule 80, barb fittings & gate valves). So is there somewhere local or do I always have to bow to the BRS gods?
  3. So my maiden voyage into drilling my own tank ended while drilling my final bulkhead hole. I never knew a cracking sound could feel so devastating. So, I'm now flush with gear and without a tank. The stand I have is the one from Petsmart for the 75 gallon - Stand Dimensions: 20"L x 50"W 29"H - it will fit any tank that's 48" long, 18.5" wide. Does anyone have a lead on a tank (preferably pre-drilled, ideally for a Shadow Overflow!) that is currently without a home? My perfect scenario is a tank that will fit the stand I have. Here's hoping. P.S. Just discovered that peppermint shrimp like to eat daisy clove polyps. Thought the polyp was dead, nope, just overly groomed. If anyone wants a peppermint shrimp, I've got one I'd love to send off to reform school.
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    I love what you've done here. Pretty awesome from the stand to the tank. I'm curious about how you like the position of the return. I'm going to be drilling my tank soon and am using the same overflow. If you could do it all again, would you put your return there, if not where do you think it'd work better? Thanks for documenting your build, it's been awesome to follow.
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    60+ tank for a new project

    Thanks. Just came from the meetup, cool to be around so many people with (horror) stories to tell. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    60+ tank for a new project

    Thanks for the support, I'm notorious for bonehead mistakes, so I will look here before I leap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    60+ tank for a new project

    Just sent you a PM. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I'm the living embodiment of a DIYer (chicken coop✅, playground ✅, keeping the house from falling down ✅). I've been really inspired by all the stories on this site and others to take on a new tank setup from the ground up. So I'm looking for a tank that is at least 60 gal (I'm not stuck on this size and am curious about everyone's thoughts on an ideal size) to begin. I'd also love to hear recommendations (and horror stories) that might help guide this spring/summer project. My goal is to build the stand to fit the tank and then add all the equipment and plumbing (slowly since my money tree died). This will be my first foray into sump land. I've used every other type of filter out of fear of all the components involved in a sump, so I'm going to try and overcome that fear. Thanks for being a great resource and creating such a robust community.
  9. Hey everybody, So I caught the bug after an almost 20-year hiatus from reef keeping. After deciding a while ago to set up a little reef tank and filling it with water it leaked all over my floor. The next day I went out determined to fix the problem and accidentally bought a Red Sea Max Nano. Needless to say, it's awesome. My only problem I have now is a lack of patience. Right now I'm happy with a couple of shrimp, 2 clowns, a torch, zoa colony, hammer and a polyp I can't remember the name of. I am pretty excited to find this community here in Portland and looking forward to Sunday's meet-up. Cheers!
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