dcantucson Deco Contest

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    I just read what you wrote in Tanked's thread ... maybe the mods should change the thread titel to Dcantucson's imaginary Deco Contest lol
     
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    Oh burn.

    I'm just not that excited about doing it now that I got it. I'm kinda wondering what's the point of it. :dunno:
     
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    Haha, I really wanted to enter because I thought it would be fun and cool and I'm super competitive ... but then I thought about it and two tanks is a lot of maintenance I couldn't handle a third and a contest lol
     
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    I hear you. I've been working on redoing my Zero (since it drained and I lost everything) and now the Nano too. Only so much one can handle.
     
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    David, I've got a big tank, and I've had nano-sized tanks too.... but I'm finding new things to learn about this pico tank too. Just something to think about. :)
     
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    Thanks Amanda. I spent yesterday breaking down the Nano since Bubbles the puffer passed. Cleaned it all up and got fresh SW going to cycle it.
     
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    Today we went to the LFS and bought a bunch of Live Rock for the 12 gal Nano and I had a piece left over. Humm...... So I decided to put it in the Deco with a couple of other rocks from the Zero and get er wet! So I guess I'm officially in the contest.

    Pictures to follow.
     
    dcantucson, Jan 4, 2011
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    Damn it!!! They have changed Photobucket around. Can't find the image code.
     
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    Looks good David!
     
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    Hooray!
     
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    Thank you Biff and Erin. Guess I'm off the hook now for a little while, while it cycles.
     
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    yay! David's finally in the contest! :D

    looks good.
     
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    Thanks Amanda. I couldn't get much rock in there.
     
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    Well, I hate to be the barer of bad news but...

    Several days ago I placed my pH probe into the Deco and found my level to be at 7.8 So I got a wild hair and decided to mix up some Seachem Reef buffer and raise that pH up. After a treatment or three over the course of the week, I raised it up slowly to 8.2 Perfect!!! So I thought...

    My water cleared up quickly but I was left with this thick white ring around the tank and a thin layer all over the rest of the tank. I thought it would easy to wipe off but it didn't. I transfered everything to a bucket and took the tank to the sink to wash it off. No luck. :( So I used an acrylic scrapper on it. Got it off but it left a bunch of scratches everywhere. I mean a lot of scratches.

    Okay I thought, I'll just take my handy dandy Scratch Removal Kit to it. So after about an hour or more of sanding and then polishing it now looks likes frosted glass. :lol: :frustrat:

    So I will probably be withdrawing from the contest unless I order a new tank, but I hate to do that. Guess I'll think a bit longer on that.

    BTW who the hell wanted to get the acrylic tanks instead of the glass ones? :frustrat: Oh yeah, me. Be careful of what you wish for. :lol:
     
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    wow David, I'm sorry to hear that. :( I've got one big scratch across the front of mine... not even sure what it is from, but I had hoped this wouldn't be so sensitive to scratching.

    I need to design a fish-safe antiscratch coating for acrylic...

    don't drop out!
     
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    That sucks David, but I'm sure it's not that bad. My tank got completely scratched up on the day I set it up -- just from the sand being blown around, it seems. I hate acrylic!!! :grumble:
     
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