Cageburn's 58

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    cageburn

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    hey everyone hows it going, im new to this site and thought id take a minute to introduce myself and my tank, ive been in the hobby for little over a year now started out with a 29 and upgraded to my 58! heres some of the progress its went through nothing extravagent but i like it. :)

    heres my 58 when first purchased, the sealing was dry rotted so i had to reseal it i also wanted it black :\ what a mission that was lol.
    here it is day one stripping the old silicone off
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    he it is cleaned taped and ready for silicone!
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    here it is being tested, tested it for 1 week and it holds great!
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    the next step was to paint the tank :)
    here it is all wrapped up and ready to go
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    heres the tank after the paint
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    next was the stand, hardest part of all! i didnt know how hard it would be to sand by hand but ya.........definitly harder than i thought. started with 60 grit then a 400 grit to make it smooth. i had to trim about 1/4 in off the back bottom 2x4 so i could fit my 20 gallon lon sump in.
    here it is all done with sanding!.......2 months later.
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    heres the stand after 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of polyurathane
    sorry for the crappy pic :\
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    and here it is all finished and moved into my room!
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    welcome to the site!!!!

    looks good
     
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    here it is from day two after transfering everything over from the 29, the water got so cloudy i couldnt see what the rocks looked like until it cleared up the next day.
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    and here are a few more current shots with it setup
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    morning and night
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    got to love moonlights!!!!
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    thank you!!!!!! it was aloooot of work
     
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    Welcome to the site...it was a pleasure meeting you today. Like I mentioned earlier, this is the best online forum EVER! If you have any questions, feel free to ask...and post plenty of pics. :)
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Very beautiful! You have so much color in that tank.
     
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    hes some shots of the corals, lets start with zoas. :)

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    easter eggs :)
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    one of my favs :) my hot tamale zoas
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    here are some devils armor
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    not sure what these are but i like them
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    blue steels
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    mystic people eaters
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    yellow deepwaters
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    deepwater fruitloops
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    i take it back. these are my favorite, flaming suns :)
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    smal frag of jokers
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    long lash eagle eyes
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    Love those zoas!!!!

    Where did you get them from?
     
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    kedds reds
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    blues
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    didnt like these at first
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    but i do now! they morphed really nice
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    purple deaths
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    purple people eaters.
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    candy apple green palys? not sure i get the names confused.
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    my wtermelons
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    small creamsicle frag
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    emeralds fire deepwaters
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    i call em chicago bears zoas lol
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    my miami vice zoas i lost the colony a few moths ago :\ waiting on a frag that made it to grow back
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    will do :)
     
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    thank you i really appreciate that! that was the goal from the getgo i wanted as much color as possible :)
     
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    thank you! yes zoas are my favorrite :)
    the eagle eyes came from juicorals
    ive got to post a pic of my spidermans got those from vivid
    also gotta few from cherry corals
    most of the rest i got from local stores when they get there shipments i try to get there quick so i can cherry pik lol, got lucky :)
     
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    what local stores do you go to? Never seen zoas those colors at the couple I usually frequent. Maybe you just get there before I do:mrgreen:
     
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    here are my lps, these are for you smitty u said ur a big lps guy :) lol

    green acan
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    my rainbow from day 1
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    few months later
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    here it is currently
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    moonlight shots
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    heres my purple n green enchinata
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    another small rainbow
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    mostly aquatica
     
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    heres some of the chalices,

    heres one of the watermelon hybrids
    attinics
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    daytime
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    heres a nice one
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    my tyree alien eye from day 1
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    here it is a few weeks later
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    and a few more weeks later
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