Sas's cesspool

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  1. sasquatch

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    much as I hate reefing just can't seem to stop building tanks, tank dejour? 53 gal shorty, 34''x30''x12''
    Need to invent new names for some of the things going on, display is in the front and equipment behind,almost a AIO, the chamber has 2 flow heads with its own pump, water is drawn through the inlet on the right side out the pump through the flow heads on left, the chamber will house live rock in blackout condition, the overflow is dedicated to the skimmer there is a pocket built into the back of the tank that houses the skimmer feed pump, skimmed water returned to rear area.
    Im going with glass bead for substrate, size is similar or smaller than oolitic, bare minimum rock in display, my old rock is getting bleach,acid washed and recycled.
    Lighting will be 6 t5ho's waiting for some powdercoating to be finished next week.
    Skimmer designed and to be built shortly.
    Today was fun but oh so stinky! couple of pics for now and lets see what kind of mess this turns into lol
     

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  2. BLADEYAMAHA

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    Nice! That's a pretty cool tank! The back chamber wall is acrylic right?


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    So what kinda tank is it going to be?
     
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  5. sasquatch

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    Thanks Blade

    Thanks Catran, tank is all 1/2'', divider is 1/2'' with acrylic cover

    Hi jj, minimalistic,breeding clown pair, Royal Gramma and 3 anems
     
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    Sweet buddy. Well get to cracking n add water!

    Woohoo Matt has tapatalk back
     
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  7. sasquatch

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    lol, patience is needed! have to scrub all that glass bead, acid wash rock,build skimmer, cycle old and new rock, pooped allready
     
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    1psh that should all be in a good days work haha! nice looking tank can't wait to see the progress!
     
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    This will be a fun build...well, anything with nems and clowns is fun to me:) What type of anemones are we talking about here? Good luck Sas!
     
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    lol yesh! didn't mention the glass cutting day or 2 days of removing silicon, or brown nosing the Missus and the additional honey dew list additions grrr

    Its a rescue tank for my Sebae, rbta and flower anems, the aiptasia seem to have won the tank wars, pretty disgusting sight really
     
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    pulled a bunch of rock from the garden today , its spending the night in the bleach hotel then tomorrow into the acid bath
     
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    awesome dimensions!!!
     
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    Wow, you're making me tired just talking about it! Good luck!


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    Cool!

    However, we're going to have to impose a few rules just for you.

    1. No foam.
    2. Gloves. Do you have fireproof ones?
    3. There will be a timeframe.
    4. You must include discussion of T's latest trips in the thread.

    Rules are subject to change depending on the injuries sustained.
     
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    :LOL: aah,those pesky rules...
     
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  16. sasquatch

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    real estate! soon to be algae acres lol
     
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  17. sasquatch

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    no pain no gain, and she was busy watching movies haha
     
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  18. sasquatch

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    omg, no mental shortcomings from you!
    1)NO NO NO NEVER AGAIN!
    2)shark proof mesh ok?
    3)quick,quick,quick
    4)hmmm, she is a trip lol, but there have been a few excursions, forced Granmotherdom duty trips, pilgrimage to the goldsmiths, same old crap, I just work as a human wallet
     
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    Willie, you have no idea lol
     
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    ok! more naughty and nice for the week HA! today was the day of liberation, today I threw acid in the face of PHOSPHATE! my oh my what an adventure, soaked dead rock in bleach and water for 2 days, rinsed it well then put it in a 20 gallon garbage can with 10 gal of water, held breath and poured in a ltr of muriatic acid, instand cloudy water, then foam, then more foam then after 45 minutes the brown scum of defeat! drained and rinsed, brown filth was really hard to rinse, just seemed never ending, finally left the hose in the bucket and let it run for 2 hrs, tomorrow Ill check ph.
    Also got my powder coat stuff back and assembled the hood, wiring and fan to come this week. Pics???
     

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