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    Lesely, Dec 12, 2014
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    That is how reefer addicts roll! No space? No prob! Just tear down a wall!
     
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    Kids are so annoyed. When they lived home just had to cope with house. They both leave home & we build extra room for darn tank !! L ol
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Kids don't need extra rooms to live. Fish do lol
     
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    that's exactly what we thought....lol
     
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    Hope the transfer goes smoothly! Following :)
     
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    Thanks for the best wishes.
    Day 1 - 9am through to 2am following day only rocks & some equipment moved. All fish and corals still in old tank. urghhh !!!
    Day 2 - corals & fish slowly moved over. Skimmer & reactors & hanging lights
    Todays jobs - power boards, heater controllers, ato controllers, skimmer controllers sump light & dosing unit. Empty & remove old tank, sump and stand.
    back óf tank.JPG front of tank.JPG
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    What are you doing with the old one? Moving it to another room?
     
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    Here is a really quick video of the new build.
    Fish and corals seem to be doing well so far. They have all been in just short of 24hrs. The water is a little cloudy I believe after researching that may be the stability I am using to help withe the cycle we may get.
    The old tank is being pulled apart as we speak so will be gone soon.
    The house is a mess, trouble with peninsular you can see through, but its been a very hectic few days. Sorry !
    The powder blue along with 2 x blue tangs were added yesterday with all the other, no aggression displayed yet !
    Hubby is not 100% happy with scape, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated & hopefully any moves now will be little ones !
    Hope you like.

     
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    ITs been sold all as one, guys picking it up in a couple of days.
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    I wouldn't change a fricken thing. It looks absolutely amazing! The island aquascape...... fantastic.
     
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    I agree with Mario. I'd leave it exactly how it is.

    Also, how are you liking the gyres? Are they as good as they are advertised, in your opinion?
     
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    Yes I like them a lot. It takes a bit of getting them set the way you want them ( swapping A & B paddles out to do different things) to create back & forth movement but certainly do the job. They are more aesthetically pleasing than the 4 tunzes we used & for the price point I think they are fairly good value. We always had trouble keeping sand bed clear of detritus with the tunzes but have found the water movement does now reach to the very bottom of the tank with these. I used to blow my rocks off every week & wow the crap that used to come off, I try to blow them off now and just about nothing comes off, so they do a good job.
     
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    Are you running both on the same side? Or opposite sides? I used 2 Wp-25s and 2 Wp-10s to create the gyre effect in my tank by placing all four on the same side towards the top and facing them right at the top of the water. They are quite bulky in the tank and diminish some of the aesthetic value in the tank, so I've been toying with the idea of getting one of these. If you don't mind, I'll probably nag you about how they are performing over the next few months. This way, I can have a reliable source on whether or not they are worth the investment :)
     
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    In the video we had one either end because we hadn't set power boards up yet and were running out of plugs. But we now have them on the one end. Happy with the flow so far, they are reaching the far end without a problem and seem to be bouncing back to underneath themselves too. The corals aren't quite opening to their fullest yet (still sulking after move) so once they start extending properly I suppose we will be a much better gauge on how they are doing.
     
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    Sounds good! Keep me posted :)
     
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    Looks awesome Lesely
     
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    Thank you. Just hoping we can only have a little mini cycle and not have too many problems, particularly with the stock, everyone doing fine at the moment besides a few corals sulking a little.
     
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    Woke up this morning with some amazing clarity in the water and the mini cycle over.
    Nitrates have come down from 1ppm to 0.05 on their own in the last 24 hours so very pleased with that.
    The clarity of the water has improved 100% also which suggest the stability has done its job well. While cloudy it is establishing the bacteria, when clear means its worked.
    Cloudy tank yesterday - crystal clear today.
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    Looks great!
     
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