Hello everyone!

Discussion in 'Welcome!' started by a stray cat, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. a stray cat

    a stray cat Supporting Member

    Hi everyone! I've had a 40G tank for years out here (recently upgraded to a 75G earlier this year though, yaaay), but didn't know there was a dedicated forum for hobbyists out here.

    I'd post pictures of my tank but I recently committed the cardinal sin of trying to change too many things at once and have a bit of an algae bloom at the moment. Whoops.

    Hopefully I'll get to come to some of those monthly events, though I'm going to have to miss the August one due to previous plans. Looking forward to future ones though!

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  2. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Very few of our tanks are perfect, and none are perfect all the time.
  3. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Welcome to our place in space
    and thank you for becoming a $upporting member

    Best fishes and happy reefing
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Welcome to our sometimes happy little club :)
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Welcome. Tell us more about your tank. What kind of livestock and equipment do you have?
  6. Kremis

    Kremis Guest

  7. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    Welcome! Have you taken pictures of your tank and equipment before it was filled with water?

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  8. tankguy

    tankguy Supporting Member

    welcome to the club
  9. a stray cat

    a stray cat Supporting Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    The tank was picked up second-hand off of craigslist, a 75G with stand.

    I seem to have somehow not taken any pictures of the tank itself before anything was put inside, which is pretty silly since it sat there cycling and then cycled for months (I was lazy in moving things from the 40G)!

    I do have some pictures from planning though. Here's the sump:


    It's got a large refugium chamber and then a section for the skimmer, with a bubble trap before the return pump. I kinda haphazardly glued it together myself. I got the acyrlic from TAP plastics, didn't save any money over just buying a premade but it was fun to put it together.

    Here was my planned scape, that I took a picture of try to recreate in the tank:


    Came out mostly okay in the tank, and then a few rocks from my previous 40G found their way in.

    I'll see about posting a picture of the tank as it is now later.
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  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


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  11. Reefatosis

    Reefatosis Guest

    Welcome. And nice hardscape.
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well the sump looks spiffy as all hell. I really like the white acrylic.
  13. a stray cat

    a stray cat Supporting Member

    Thanks! I wish it ended up looking just like that in the tank -- unfortunately I mixed up some rocks in the live scape.

    Thanks, I like the look too. I had this idea that the white walls would reflect more light on to the tumbling chaeto -- as it turns out the chaeto didn't tumble, and quickly grew to fill the entire chamber like one of those expanding dinosaur sponges. Oh well. I'm pulling out a huge bunch every time it starts to hang off the output side.
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    Yeah, I never found tumbling to be very realistic.

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