Tumbleweed's 120 Rebuild

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  1. Tumbleweed

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    As some of you may or may not know I recently had a tank failure. In November the family and I decided to move into a bigger house with a little more space. The move itself went smoothly enough however shortly after the tank was moved and reset up I was cleaning up when I heard a loud pop and saw my tank crack and water start shooting out of it. I quickly started pumping the water out of the tank into some 55gal brute trash cans, I moved all of the live rock into one can and the fish an corals into another. This was the 2nd time in 2 years that I had a tank break on me, after this I was ready to give up. Luckily my family wouldn't let me quit. The next day I was in my LFS buying a new 120gal AGA tank. Over the next 3 days I made new water, cleaned out the old sand, and re-did all of the plumbing for my system. Once the new tank was set up, I moved the rock, fish and corals into their new home. Unfortunately the corals did not take well to this situation and I lost all of my SPS and most of the LPS. Fast forward 4 months and the tank has stabilized and the initial despair of loosing all my livestock has subsided, and it is now time to rebuild. And thanks to a few BAR members "Charles, Bryan, Sergio" and couple of new selections from Karson my tank is on its way. Here are a few "not very good" pictures of my new inhabitants of my tank.
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    So thanks to John and his guilting the rest of us into updating our tank threads I figured since I haven't done anything in here for the last 8 months the least I could do is show some really bad pictures of my tank and a few of the corals that are in it.
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  3. yardartist

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    What is there a Brian/Bryan competition on for bragging rights and photos to prove it?

    Glad you posted update. The islands look great. I just picked up most of the coral on the tank floor and there seems to be so much more space. Like the open sand.
     
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    The pictures don't do it justice at all Brian.

    This man knows what he's doing and the tank is going to be a stunner when those corals grow up.
     
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    Thanks Richard. Bryan has me by quite a bit but I will try my best. Like the old saying goes "Keeping up with the Joneses."

    Thanks Dave. Come by any time.
     
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    Looks nice, got something to be proud of there.
     
  7. screebo

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    It's truly a flower beginning to bloom! Nice work, Brian. It's hard to keep the faith when we are "being tested". I recognize some of that coral. The first chalice looks like "Frog in the blender" and is that a GARF Bonsai I see or a Tri-color? Can't wait to see it in person. Oh yeah, sorry about resorting to tank thread photo Guilt Trip tactics but I SO enjoy seeing updates. 0:)
     
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    Thanks John yeah that one is a Tri-color.
     

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