Anathema's 155G

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by anathema, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. anathema

    anathema Guest

    PicsSmall.jpg Posting a few quick photos since the black background is clean and probably never will be again... :p
     
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  2. anathema

    anathema Guest

    PicsSmall2.jpg Middle
     
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  3. anathema

    anathema Guest

    PicsSmall3.jpg Right Side
     
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  4. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Fairly happy with the rockwork, it's basically the same aquascape as the 120G stretched out two more feet. I didn't add any new rocks, and I'd always thought it looked too cramped in the four foot tank.

    Quite a few more corals to place. Considering a few tweaks to the rocks here and there too. Might add one small rock to the middle structure.

    Tank is now hitting the one week old mark. I'm quite nervous about this upgrade for some reason. Just starting to show some dino on the new sand. Argh! I just beat dino a few months ago. :confused:

    It's still plumbed to the 120, and all the bigger fish are still in the 120 too. Giving the shy fish a little time to pick some hiding spots before they get evicted.
     
  5. Seaslugteam

    Seaslugteam Guest

    It's funny because when I was looking at the photos, I was thinking "Hey that's a lot of 'swimming' room unlike most reef aquariums." I like that it doesn't look cramp also.

    Looking good.
     
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  6. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Thanks, I appreciate that. This rockwork is the result of almost 8 years of evolution starting in a 58G. A couple of the rocks are so old they predate reefers using Emaco and are stuck together with plain old quikrete. Plus a lot of growth...
     
  7. anathema

    anathema Guest

    A few photos of the overflow build.

    build1.jpg build2.jpg build3.jpg build4.jpg build5.jpg
     
  8. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Handy weights for gluing in a black background. build6.jpg
     
  9. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Stand and rubbermaid sump below. Partially-built-in? build7.jpg
     
  10. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Last photo before I moved everything over. Took me four days. I'm still finding snails in the 120 and plucking them out. It's nice to have the tanks plumbed together, no acclimation needed! build8.jpg
     
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  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Nice work man! I remember when you had a tank in your bedroom, been a long evolution. Looked great in person.
     
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  12. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    wow! I love your fungia collection!
     
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  13. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Thanks Mike and Boun. I appreciate the kind words.

    I enjoyed having a tank in my bedroom, but can't forget the mold that tried to eat my furniture...

    Downstairs just makes more sense in this old house.
     
  14. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Watch out for mold build up downstairs too.

    Super nice fungia collection. That orange one looks like it has a purple rim wonder if its just the shade making it look purple?
     
  15. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Mold seems easier to avoid downstairs.

    That fungia was a nice shade of tan when I bought it. I saw potential. :cool:
     
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  16. humu

    humu Guest

    Niiice... I need to stop by 6th street aquarium!
     
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  17. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    sand looks clean - you need more clams - helps reduce algae :rolleyes:
     
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  18. anathema

    anathema Guest

    I do need more clams. :D
     
  19. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    yeah... I need a bigger one too! :p
     
  20. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Beautiful tank, nice work.
     

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