Vincent's 1st Big Tank

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  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Dendros are nps but I have them in a relatively high flow area and they do manage to feed themselves pretty well. I do spot feed once or twice a week. Usually when I'm feeding corals and anemones.

    This is just an interim tank. Everything will go into the DSA190 and should have room to grow.
     
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  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I'm projecting water to be added to the tank in 2-3 weeks. I probably won't have livestock in the tank till July. While the live rocks are curing in a 55g drum right now, I have a 2 week overseas trip coming up and I don't want to leave a brand new tank unattended for that long.

    Will be in Phuket for a few days, gonna see it I can squeeze in a dive or 2!
     
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  3. RobMcC

    RobMcC Guest

    Looking good. When do you expect the big tank be set up and put first stock in?

    [edit] this is a double post - my son hammered the keyboard as I was typing and I thought we deleted the previous question....
     
  4. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Setup should be soon. Livestock will be after July I think
     
  5. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Wow -- is this the tank my live rock donation is going to be in? I figure that may be as close as I'll ever get to some of those chalices.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yup! And it will be used by @jestersix to make, what I'm sure will be, an awesome aquascape!

    Don't be so sure Bruce, I may start a dbtc for them! Would b useful if I had backups!
     
  7. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Put me on the list! :)
     
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol, then you better hone your chalice keeping skills! These babies are not going to be just handed out to anybody! + I will make it a condition that they can NEVER be sold. I want these to go to someone who will put them in their tank and enjoy them rather than someone looking for a freebie to potentially profit enormously from.
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I'm honing. And I'm always more likely to give things away than to sell. It's a hobby -- not a business for me. And that holds doubly true for DBTC. Just not my style.
     
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Progress!

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  11. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Nice. Are you for no door look?
     
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yup. Open sump


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  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

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    Mocking up the skimmer and return.


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  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Why you make us wait? Damn smart guy not making a big change right before a trip!
     
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  15. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Looking good! Beautiful stand, nice work @Flagg37
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Are you still going to fit the ato reservoir next to the sump?
     
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yup. Should have enough room


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  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yay, more toys.... I mean equipment for the tank!

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    Titanium strainers for my skimmer n return!




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  19. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Doesn't the water already filtered through sock before it get a chance to hit skimmer?
     
  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Snail, hermits, fish, chunks of macro algae. The sump is never clean of stuff!

    Had 2 snails decide to have some alone time in the overflow box. Apparently they got too excited n ended up in the sump, crawled out the sock n made it into the intake of my skimmer.

    I do keep snails n hermits in the sump as well.


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