Matty 150g Cube Dream Tank

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    lilmatty5dimes

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    Well, the opportunity has come again to upgrade with a deal i really couldnt pass up on. It's a 150g Cube from marineland. It's has starphire on all sides even the back. The equipment that came with it is
    2 ecoray 112d led lights
    dual aqua medic dosing pump
    apex unit with 8 and 4 energy bar
    sca 302 skimmer
    i'm sure there's some more that i'm forgetting but i'll inform when i see it. right now the room is a huge mess. lol i'll list the fish as soon as they go into the tank and see what survives the move. thanks and heres some pics as of right now.
    Tank and stand
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    coral and rock under old t-5 lights
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    rocks and the fish
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    huge meat coral
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    alien eye chalice
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    nice size pavona
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    thanks for looking and hope y'all enjoy.
     
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    need to run to the store and grab a ball value and a union to get the plumbing done today and tomorrow grab a couple bags of sand and start filling her up with water.
     
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    Awesome!!
     
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    bad ass
     
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    Thanks y'all. I'm super excited the deal I got on this tank. Basically sold my 90g and bought this one with me spending only $150 out of pocket.
     
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    poksal Well? .. I AM trying VIP Member

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    Large cubes are so cool.. so that is about like a 95 but just as wide as long.. wooah.. I'd like that. I'll be watching.
     
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    Awesome! Congrats! :D
     
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    thanks. it's 36x36x27 and its 150g. once i make some water and mix salt i'll be filling it up.
     
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    poksal Well? .. I AM trying VIP Member

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    woaah.. that is deep.. mine is 23" deep of water and the rim is another 8" or so, and I can't reach the bottom and that is a pain in the ass. .. so..LOL ... put in lots of sand. .. if you want to.. LOL..
     
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    Poksal it's even worse when the canopy goes on top. I'll only be able to reach about the first foot of stuff and everything behind it well once it's there it's staying unless I have some ppl over to help me take the canopy off. Def looking for a way to hang the lights from the ceiling. The guy I bought it from has the hanging kit but I just forgot to grab it from his house.
     
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    My fingers to touch bottom but only about 6-7" in. Then it's set ladder time. Lol this is how it feels to be short. J/K.
     
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    poksal Well? .. I AM trying VIP Member

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    buy a few assorted grabber things.. I have a few... it takes a few... I buy about any grabber I see if I don't have it and it looks usable and is reef safe. I have baster (blaster) bulbs with long thin tubes on them. and dosers with long tubes as well. I built an acrylic plate on the end of a fiberglass rod, kind of like a putter but flat, to rake thing onto to life out.
     
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    yea i already have a few. thanks for the tip.
     
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    I finally got everything hooked up to make it run and went to fill it all the way up and saw that i freaking flip flop the drain and the return line under the stand. [​IMG][​IMG] i guess do it off of 4 hours of sleep to get up at 4 to go to work and then getting off at 3 and finally getting to the tank after the kids go to bed around 9 was a horrible idea. [​IMG] so needless to say i just took the piping behind the overflow going into the bulkhead and flipped them. put the canopy on. Sweet it worked(not) the next day FPL came and had to shut the power off at the power lines. the sump didnt overflow and the pump i guess was to quick for the drain or i forgot to add my topoff water so i put a couple of gallons in and the tank started to overfllow and then the sump overflow. WTF was i thinking. [​IMG] had about 3 gallon of water everywhere. found out water was splashing up into my led fixture which now the blue leds dont come on for the one side. but cleaned it all up and left POed at the tank. finally yesterday i fixed the plumbing got it back to where it should be and finally added the sand from cultured reef down in fort pierce. he has a great lil shop in his front yard. picked up a couple nice frags for $10 and got 80lbs of dry sand for only $45. so far everything but an acro are doing fine. i think i placed it to close to my pavona and they went to war. thanks for looking and pics are to come this week.
     
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    few pics nothing to great yet.
    tank with no sand.
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    frags i picked up
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    I like what you did with the rockwork Matt.
     
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    thanks brian. i had just enough room in the sump for that skimz skimmer. i'm not sure if i'm liking it to much. it sucks cause the coral are all encrusted on the rock and without any base rock stacking is a lil hard.
     
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    now for some pics.
    blue spotted watchman
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    favia and the arm of starfish
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    devils hand leather
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    red blood shrimo and frogspawn
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    small blasto
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    nice acan colonies
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    zoas frag
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    krytonite candy cane
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    red monti
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    coral beauty
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    duncan
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    banded coral shrimp
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Very nice. I am so tempted to get a starfish....have never had one but they look so cool.
     
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    thanks ted. just make sure its reef safe and you'll be set. they are pretty cool to look at
     
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