Matty 150g Cube Dream Tank

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    lilmatty5dimes

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    well, i had a couple sps colony die for no reason which sucks cause i've got a really nice pack coming for a semi-(90min)close reefer. all my parameters are sable. only thing i can say are starfish eating the colony. i'll get some pics once i upload to PB. BUT

    good news is i scored a great deal on a new tank. oceanic 57g rimless. came with starboard bottom and an overflow kit. I'm thinking I'm going to try my hand at breeding banngai cardinals and have it a lil frag tank. still thinking about it. it wont be until we buy our house. hopefully end of march is closing date. heres so dirty picks before i cleaned up cause it went in storage :( so the wife didnt see it.
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    Nice..."what that old tank I have had that one for years dont your remember"....lol.....
     
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    haha. i dont think that will be the case. i've got everything planned out for equipment and stuff just need to move into the new house and of course move this 150 again
     
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    ***Update Time***
    i finally took my canopy off to look at my fixture that hasnt been working for a lil over a month. basically some water got sprayed up there and fried a connector connecting the driver and leds. heres a few pics of the connector.
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    all it took were 4 end cap and a lil twisting. and got this LIGHTS!!!!
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    some pretty pics
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    sorry about the sand bed. i found out the lobster(above( likes him some snails so im getting some more to clean the sand
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    That's just amazing Matt I love this tank.
    Love the coralline rock and the leathers
     
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    thanks kurt. you should see the acro pack i've got coming my way once it all heals up.
     
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    just fragged my ora bird of paradise
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    Well it's been awhile since I've updated so here we go. Nothing new has really happened. I'm going thru a lil algae problem so I'm going to start doing 15g WC every 4-5 days until it's gone. To help with that I hooked up my tlf reactor with 2 cups of gfo. Of course it'll be looking nice again right in time for us to close on our house. Here's some pics.
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    Finally got my clown it's an extreme bl misbar clown
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    Found her stud
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    Got these this weekend for a killer deal
    Ora joe the coral still needs to color up
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    My mazaratti chalice
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    Sweet steal of the week meat coral for $50
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    Poker star monti needs some coloring up.
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    Also got a tequila sunrise, Jedi mind trick monti.
     
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    Fts
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    Alien eye chalice I'm about to sell
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    Here's a rainbow scoly I'm holding for a friend I'm trying to buy it from him.
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    well, we finally bought our house and after the move this was the outcome.
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    move the tank two weeks ago and after leaving the rocks in drums with no water circulating for a week after being sick from exhausted from moving and painting i made some fresh saltwater to dip the rock and soak it a lil in fresh saltwater placed it all back in the tank and basically the next day everything was R.I.P. i think it caused a ammonia spike from the rocks cause it had the whole house smelling like a bad river.
    now i'm going to be selling the tank stand sump, ecoray 112d and the live rock and hopefully buying a pair of radions and a mp10 for a 57 rimless.
     
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    wow sorry for lose that really sucks
     
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    thanks it sucks bad. hopefully it'll sell at good enough price so i can get all the new equipment for the 57g
     
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    good luck hope everything works out for you
     
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    Sorry for the loss; the rocks sitting in standing water will definitely do it. Got to keep it oxygenated or you will have a lot of die off; to be honest dipping it in fresh water probably didnt help and if anything, made it worse by killing whatever was left over. If that was the case, it was definitely an ammonia spike.

    Good thing is youre not over the hobby and want to start over; bad news is that you learned the hard way like most of us have through trial and error.

    Looking forward to the new build in the future.
     
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    So sad. You had some gorgeous pieces. :( Glad you're starting another tank.
     
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    Sorry to hear about the tank bro I'm not looking forward to my move because this is just my luck. But can't wait to see what comes of the rimless.
     
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