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Old 12/11/2009, 08:48 PM   #26
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Hey felix t cat, what kind of rock is that on the right? I like it.
I believe at one time long long ago it was a huge plating coral. It has a stem on the bottom and I have it laying on it's side. It actually came with the tank when I bought it (although at that point it was a COMPLETE MESS).

Now that I've set up my 135 I have thought about moving some of the rock to it and standing that pc up.


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Old 12/11/2009, 08:58 PM   #27
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It looks good like that. Nice shelf for corals.


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Old 12/11/2009, 11:52 PM   #28
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More pics!


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Old 12/12/2009, 11:49 AM   #29
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^^ Greech I love that rockwork!


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:15 PM   #30
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Here is mine, been setup for about 3 months now. Everything was moved over from a 20gallon I had setup before.


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:18 PM   #31
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Here is mine, been setup for about 3 months now. Everything was moved over from a 20gallon I had setup before.
No sand??? Its not the same.


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:20 PM   #32
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beautiful tanks. one question. do the 40gallon breeders come from the factory predrilled or are people making this mod themselves?


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:22 PM   #33
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No sand??? Its not the same.
yah its bare bottom. I may add a thin layer of sand later on.


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:23 PM   #34
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beautiful tanks. one question. do the 40gallon breeders come from the factory predrilled or are people making this mod themselves?
Think you can just get the normal tanks that arent drilled, unless you had it custom made. Mine is just one from Petsmart that I drilled and built an internal overflow for.


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Old 12/12/2009, 08:25 PM   #35
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I have a CPR hang on back fuge / skimmer combo on mine. Not drilled at all.


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Old 12/13/2009, 12:20 AM   #36
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yah its bare bottom. I may add a thin layer of sand later on.
I think sand adds a natural look to it.


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Old 12/13/2009, 12:21 AM   #37
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I have a CPR hang on back fuge / skimmer combo on mine. Not drilled at all.
Im getting the same skimmer when I pick up my tank tomorrow.


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Old 12/13/2009, 12:22 AM   #38
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drill the tank !!
Haha Im not even gonna take a chance drilling mine. Im fine with just the way it is.


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Old 12/13/2009, 12:34 AM   #39
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i had a friend drill mine for me, came out great


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Old 12/13/2009, 04:25 AM   #40
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Just won TOTM on a local forum, marshreef.com

http://www.marshreef.com/TOTM/2009/Dec09/

Congrats on the TOTM.. awesome tank and I love those platinum clowns!


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Old 12/13/2009, 09:07 AM   #41
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Well today is the day, Im gonna go pick up my 40 gallon in a few hours.


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Old 12/13/2009, 11:51 AM   #42
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Congrats Mordoff! You're gonna love it! Post some pics asap. Now, not to hijack, but ive had a dozen people pm me about my rock so here are more pics. Most fo the rock is Marco Rocks, the rest is Tonga I got from my LFS last December.

During Cycle, 30lbs live rock in the sump


After transfering the contents of the nano, and doing final aquascaping


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And finally the current FTS with all corals back on rocks, and one happy RBTA



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Old 12/13/2009, 09:38 PM   #43
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Well I got the tank and I just have to say I am in love. It is such a perfect tank. And the guy who I bought it from hooked me up big time. Its awesome. Ill post pics once I get my camera.


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Old 12/15/2009, 11:02 AM   #44
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Krazysvede,

Did you drill your tank? Where did you get your materials?


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Old 12/16/2009, 10:52 AM   #45
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Who else had some pictures? Ill post some of mine as soon as I get home.


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Old 12/16/2009, 11:02 AM   #46
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They are a nice tank size. The footprint gives you a nice depth to work with when placing stuff front to back.


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Old 12/16/2009, 12:30 PM   #47
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Krazysvede,

What kind of rock is that? is it nuked fiji that you started with?


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Old 12/16/2009, 03:14 PM   #48
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They are a nice tank size. The footprint gives you a nice depth to work with when placing stuff front to back.
For sure. I love it. Its massive compared to my 12 gallon nano haha. Im gonna build a 20 gal sump for mine.


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Old 12/16/2009, 03:27 PM   #49
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Old 12/16/2009, 05:10 PM   #50
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Krazysvede,

Did you drill your tank? Where did you get your materials?
Yea the tank is drilled. Its drilled on the bottom in the rear right corner, and on the back in the top left for a return. Both are 1" bulkheads. My firends dad runs a sign shop here in phoenix, so he was able to order all the acrylic I needed.

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Krazysvede,

What kind of rock is that? is it nuked fiji that you started with?
Nope, MarcoRocks Key Largo; heres a link

http://www.marcorocks.com/index.asp?...ProdID=69&HS=1

the tank was seeded with some Tonga from my nano, you can see it on the left side in the first pics I posted.

Mordoff; Im loving the rock work I really like how open the tank looks/feels. Cant wait to see it with more stuff in it. I just looked at another post you made. You said you thinking about a 20 gal for a sump. Make sure you go 20 long and have slow enough flow + good baffles. I oversized my pump because I wanted to tee it to go to the refugium and my return section is in the middle of the sump and there isnt enough time for microbubbles from the drain and my skimmer to dissapate. I ran into a lot of trouble with microbubbles in my DT. Its still giving me headaches... Here is a pic of what Im talking about.


lol I guess one of these weekends I need to redo the sump.



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