Kyle's Super Awesome 40 Gallon Reef

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    That's great, Kyle! I can't wait to see how the build goes!
     
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    Thanks, I'm really excited. Any opinion on Reef Octopus skimmers? Specifically a DCS-150 with a Diablo 3500 pump. I'm also looking at a JBJ Tru-Temp heater system (500w).
     
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    Got 42 pounds of rock from my LFS (he buys Marco Rocks) and I got to hand pick it all and even play in an empty tank! Hopefully I can rebuild this at home, now.

    I also ordered 40 pounds of Fiji Pink fine Aragonite, 2 Hydor 850's, a pH meter, and an ATO. I think before bed tonight, I'm going to order my light and refractometer, and were going to get paint right now. Everything from him should be here Thursday. 1392512768174.jpg IMAG0750.jpg IMAG0748.jpg IMAG0749.jpg
     
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    Awesome I can't wait to see the new build
     
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    Good luck with the new building, Kyle! :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to be moving everything in the 20 to a 10 soon and setting up the 40 where the 20 is. Should be wet and cycling next weekend.
     
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    Painting stuff. Behr Artesian Water (S-G-550). 1392521695143.jpg
     
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    Painting time!

    Here we go:
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    And it is cold outside, but we stayed in a well ventilated area.
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    Pouring the paint: IMAG0759.jpg
    Rolling it on: IMAG0760.jpg
    And I guess it takes a couple passes... IMAG0761.jpg
     
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    Getting closer: IMAG0762.jpg
    Still rolling it on: IMAG0763.jpg
    Finished with first coat: IMAG0765.jpg
    And the inside of first coat: IMAG0766.jpg
     
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    kbuser92 updated Kyle's Super Awesome 40 Gallon Reef

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    IMAG0776.jpg Got a couple goodies today. There's another powerhead and a pH meter en route for Monday delivery and my backordered light.
     
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    Pictures of sand. 40 pounds of Samoa Pink #0 size from Nature's Ocean. With 42 pounds of rock. IMAG0777.jpg IMAG0778.jpg IMAG0782.jpg
     
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    And I'm finally getting her wet! IMAG0779.jpg IMAG0780.jpg IMAG0785.jpg
     
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    It looks great, I can't wait to see it full of corals
     
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    Ha. That'll be awhile. I'm going to get more salt and water now. Bad news is I lost my peppermint and I think my scarlet skunk is going to die, too. He's acting stressed, just lying on his side.
     
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    Lookin good! Can't wait to see this tank in action.
     
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    Thanks Matt. She's full bow, just gotta dial down the salinity, then I'll toss a light on and get a decent picture.
     
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    That sucks, sorry. I hope the scarlet pulls through.
     
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    Here she is. The light is meant for a 10 gallon so it looks a little dull and its still cloudy. But its full and that's what matters. IMAG0786.jpg IMAG0788.jpg IMAG0790.jpg
     
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