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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by anathema, Sep 24, 2015.
Posting a few quick photos since the black background is clean and probably never will be again...
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.
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.
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.
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...
A few photos of the overflow build.
Handy weights for gluing in a black background.
Stand and rubbermaid sump below. Partially-built-in?
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!
Nice work man! I remember when you had a tank in your bedroom, been a long evolution. Looked great in person.
wow! I love your fungia collection!
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.
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?
Mold seems easier to avoid downstairs.
That fungia was a nice shade of tan when I bought it. I saw potential.
Niiice... I need to stop by 6th street aquarium!
sand looks clean - you need more clams - helps reduce algae
I do need more clams.
yeah... I need a bigger one too!
Beautiful tank, nice work.