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Old 03/22/2014, 09:02 PM   #976
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The Power outage in ontario wreaked some havoc, were restocking his fish now, Multiple Tanks but Purple Tang Helfrich Fire Fish and other beauties are in his tanks again
You're saying you're working on hcrk's tanks?
Pics???


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Old 03/23/2014, 11:32 PM   #977
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I sell fish.. Ive never seen his tank in person. I couldnt get him to buy any moyers dragonets tho says they dont live the long life hes looking for


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Old 04/18/2015, 07:28 AM   #978
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Looking forward to your future posting. Very Impressive history


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Old 05/13/2020, 04:58 PM   #979
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23 Years of Continuous Operation!

Well folks, would you believe that this aquarium has now been in continuous operation for 23 years now (that is since 1997).
Iíve spent quite some time & effort over that past year or so upgrading this tank and will shortly be posting pictures of how it looks now.
Wondering whether there is anyone out there who actually remembers this thread started in 2003


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Old 05/13/2020, 05:02 PM   #980
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Wow, thatís great to hear! Talk about commitment, kudos to you! I remember this thread when it started and I enjoyed watching the progress. Looking forward to your posts!


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Old 05/13/2020, 06:05 PM   #981
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Well folks, would you believe that this aquarium has now been in continuous operation for 23 years now (that is since 1997).
Iíve spent quite some time & effort over that past year or so upgrading this tank and will shortly be posting pictures of how it looks now.
Wondering whether there is anyone out there who actually remembers this thread started in 2003
very nice! congrats!

how about an updated picture?


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Old 05/13/2020, 08:05 PM   #982
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Wow! I haven't gotten an email from Reef Central in years and then this pops up - I both remember this thread and am looking forward to an update!

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Old 05/13/2020, 08:18 PM   #983
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Well folks, would you believe that this aquarium has now been in continuous operation for 23 years now (that is since 1997).
Iíve spent quite some time & effort over that past year or so upgrading this tank and will shortly be posting pictures of how it looks now.
Wondering whether there is anyone out there who actually remembers this thread started in 2003
I do remember!

I joined in fall 2003 and remember this thread. Thatís a long time to stay committed to your tank!

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Old 05/14/2020, 12:35 AM   #984
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Great to hear. I've been around since then! Tore my tank down in November after 20 years!


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Old 05/14/2020, 06:14 AM   #985
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Well folks, would you believe that this aquarium has now been in continuous operation for 23 years now (that is since 1997).
I’ve spent quite some time & effort over that past year or so upgrading this tank and will shortly be posting pictures of how it looks now.
Wondering whether there is anyone out there who actually remembers this thread started in 2003
I do recollect. (This being my second profile, after the first was lost due to forgetting the password and my e-mail account being reclaimed by the pay-for-services ISP.)
It's nice to see a system in continuous operation for so long.


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Old 05/14/2020, 12:27 PM   #986
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Misc. Insights Based on my Experience with this Reef Aquarium

Thought it may be useful to communicate some insights based on my experience in dealing with this one reef for 23 years:
For example:

On the issue of durability, the fact is that I have been using and continue to use 5 Iwaki pumps (with Japanese manufactured motors) on my system..
Incredibly, 4 of the pumps have never been taken off-line and have been working nonstop (24 hours a day) for 23 years.
When I recently noted that the amount of flow being produced by the fifth pump was limited, I took it off line, opened it up and cleaned it. What I discovered was that a small round rubber washer was obstructing flow. Other than that, the unit was absolutely perfect.
In this day and age with disposable everythingĎs, this is just amazing to me.
Frankly, I donít know if the Iwaki pumps that are currently available are being manufactured with the same Quality of work and materials. However, if I were to buy another pump it would definitely be one of these.

On the issue of the longevity of fish in my aquarium, the fact is that I actually still have a couple of fish that have been in this reef tank for in excess of 20 years, including, one convict tang and two blue Chromis. I also have a number of other fish that have been with me for 15 or more years including an assortment of tangs.

On the issue of disease and, specifically ich, The fact is that I have experienced a couple of outbreaks of ich over the past 23 years and Iíve tried several remedies. Nothing really worked all that well and noticing, that the fish weíre not actually very bothered by the ich, I finally just left it alone. It disappeared over time, and I havenít seen any ich for several years.


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Old 05/14/2020, 07:57 PM   #987
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It was a pleasure to see this notification today. Like others, I haven't been here in years, but I'd love to learn more about how the tank is doing.


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Old 06/02/2020, 06:17 PM   #988
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Wow, a ghost from the past! Thanks indeed for checking in after all these years, hcrk. We look forward to current photos.


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Old 06/02/2020, 11:43 PM   #989
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So great to hear from @hcrk.
Can't wait to see some updated pictures!


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