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      04-10-2011 08:40 PM #71
      Reading this makes me want to fill my 220 gallon back up and acutally put fish in it ....

      Its been empty for 3 years ?

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      06-18-2011 11:15 AM #72
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      06-20-2011 02:00 AM #73
      Couple of older shots from my 47g Reef-in-Progress:







      And my latest project (just set-up tonight) - 180g Freshwater:




    4. 07-21-2011 11:06 PM #74
      New marineland reef capable LED on my 12g aquacube











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      07-22-2011 01:20 AM #75
      Sweet, let us know how you like that fixture. I remember hearing mixed reviews about the original "double bright" set-up but never looked much at the reef version, just went with t5HO.

      Awesome skunk cleaner shrimp I love mine, very entertaining. Only downside is the heart attack I get everytime he molts. "OMG hes dead! NOOOOooooo! Oh wait there he is...."

    6. 07-22-2011 08:37 AM #76
      The light has only Been running for oneday and i love it. The damsel and cleaner shrimp love it too. They ate both swimming around alot more.

      Also the 'shimmer' effect everyone says LEDs have is nuts. It looks so awesome. I highly recommend this as a budget light for a smaller tank.

      The whole light was a little too big but the legs are thick metal wire so i bent them to fit the tank, now it fits perfect

    7. 07-22-2011 08:42 AM #77
      Some iPhone editing








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      07-25-2011 07:27 PM #78


      This picture is a couple months old, but this is my SPS reef.

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      08-21-2011 07:58 PM #79
      220 Gallon Fresh Water .
      Not sure whats going it in .
      Just put the stones and sand in today


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      08-21-2011 09:13 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      220 Gallon Fresh Water .
      Not sure whats going it in .
      Just put the stones and sand in today
      African Cichlids? Or maybe just something big and mean. I always end up going the big and mean route with FW tanks. fun.

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      08-22-2011 08:43 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Surfing On A Rocket View Post
      African Cichlids? Or maybe just something big and mean. I always end up going the big and mean route with FW tanks. fun.
      I had africans last time .

      Kinda thinking a tropical tank and some discus .....

      (wishing on snakeheads or piranahs )

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      08-22-2011 08:27 PM #82
      Not that my opinion matters at all... But I say get an Arowana, or a Midas.

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      08-24-2011 10:03 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Surfing On A Rocket View Post
      Not that my opinion matters at all... But I say get an Arowana, or a Midas.
      from what I ahve seen arowana are a hard to maintain and are retardely expensive.

      I did see some Prehistoric Monster Fish at the store almost bought those

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      08-24-2011 10:50 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      I did see some Prehistoric Monster Fish at the store almost bought those
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      09-06-2011 01:31 PM #85
      1st of this year,things were starting to out grow the 20


      29 bow just moved from the 20


      red monty started as a frag about the size of a 50c piece


      sadly the toadstool had to go


      good stuff

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      09-06-2011 05:22 PM #86
      Nice ricordea!
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      09-06-2011 05:53 PM #87
      I was actually thinking about setting up a ric species tank a while back. Still wanna do it. The colors in that tank would be nuts. just cover all the rocks in rics.

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      09-06-2011 06:45 PM #88
      That's not a bad idea. The cool thing is, you could probably run the entire tank on actinic T5's and it would look spectacular. And you wouldn't need much in the way of complex filtration either. A little nitrates wouldn't faze them at all.
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      09-06-2011 07:09 PM #89
      Precisely. I just wanted to make an amazing looking low maintenance tank. Probably just a cool looking little custom nano with rics, a couple easy fish... maybe some sexy shrimp. Would be cool I think.

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      09-06-2011 09:22 PM #90
      I had sexy shrimp for a while. For something so small huge personality.
      Get a bunch and watch your little world
      A tank full of ric's would br dope but could get real expensive
      But if you're patient they will spread like mad, I got one and now have 6
      Everything in my tank is happy and growing under t5 lighting
      In my opinion still the best light for the money

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      09-07-2011 01:53 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.slowduo View Post
      real expensive
      Only type of reefing there is right?

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      09-07-2011 12:05 PM #92
      i got a 29 gallon, and all the fish in it died from ick i tried treating them but the stuff i did didnt seem to help them, i am trying to get the tank working and clean for my oscar. what should i do to clean the water to get the ick out? should i boil the big rocks again i have in there for decorations?

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      09-07-2011 07:53 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by JarreT329 View Post
      i got a 29 gallon, and all the fish in it died from ick i tried treating them but the stuff i did didnt seem to help them, i am trying to get the tank working and clean for my oscar. what should i do to clean the water to get the ick out? should i boil the big rocks again i have in there for decorations?
      Sorry to hear about your fish. You shouldn't have to boil the rocks or anything, though its as good a time as ever for a thorough cleaning I guess. My recommendation would be to raise the tank to 86 degrees for at least 2 weeks. I was skeptical when I read this solution online, but my Odoe Pike arrived with ich, and it worked for me. Just be patient and wait the full two weeks and add an airstone to help oxygenate the water. Here's a good read....

      http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_ich2.php

      Might as well show him off while I'm here


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      09-08-2011 02:55 PM #94
      x2 on the raise the temp, it has worked for me too

      that pike is awesome,how big is he and how big will he get?
      very big I have to guess

      predator fish are cool as sh!t

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      09-08-2011 03:12 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfsburgfanatic View Post
      Nice! Odoe are sweet. My buddy had one in a 350G planted tank, it was huge! It would attack anything that touched the water.

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      09-09-2011 06:52 PM #96
      ill try that thanks. i do not have any fish in the aquarium right now, how will i know when it is ok to put my oscar in?

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      09-09-2011 08:02 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by JarreT329 View Post
      ill try that thanks. i do not have any fish in the aquarium right now, how will i know when it is ok to put my oscar in?
      Treat the water. Let it cycle for a few days. Toss some small goldfish in. If they live you are good to go and your other fish have some food.
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      10-26-2011 08:45 PM #98
      Aquapod 24 with a ton of dremel work. Skimmer and fuge in the back wall, running for about two months now. Waiting for my ATO. I'm out of town for 36-48 hours at a time due to work (Train Conductor), and usually have to top off about 1/4 gallon in that time. Used to house my mated Tomato Clowns and anemone in Florida, but had to move for the job and leave them with a friend.



      New to me LFS in South Bend hooked me up with some nice live rock. The rocks had a large button, some form of a short tentacled green plate, two small colonies of Zoas, and a mess of five star and daisy that I am currently fighting to get rid of. They took over an entire rock the first month.



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      11-29-2011 09:46 AM #99
      150g display with 300g sump (about 200g of actual water in the sump)









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      11-29-2011 11:47 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by SoFlaTurbo View Post
      150g display with 300g sump (about 200g of actual water in the sump)
      Color me jealous, that's a kick ass setup.
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      11-30-2011 05:53 AM #101
      i had a custom 500g tank 10 years ago, all i'll say is that i was a shark fan..

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      12-03-2011 08:17 PM #102
      beautiful pike.what size tank?

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      12-04-2011 10:23 AM #103
      Any good info on pico reefs? 4ish gallons is what I am looking for. I have done plenty of fresh water stuff in the past but just don't have the size for anything huge right now. Small fresh water tanks are boring to me. I had a five gallon a few years back.

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      12-04-2011 02:04 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by kenny301 View Post
      Any good info on pico reefs? 4ish gallons is what I am looking for. I have done plenty of fresh water stuff in the past but just don't have the size for anything huge right now. Small fresh water tanks are boring to me. I had a five gallon a few years back.
      http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=180570

      Keep in mind that the major downside to a pico reef, is that it WILL need daily attention.
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      12-04-2011 03:08 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by SOAR View Post
      http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=180570

      Keep in mind that the major downside to a pico reef, is that it WILL need daily attention.

      Thanks!

      Yeah I realize the smaller you go the more attention the tank needs. Depending on cost I may decide to go with a Nano but we'll see. My dog already requires daily attention so I'll just incorporate that into my daily routine

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