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    Posted: June 07 2010 at 12:28am
I got to see this tank a few weeks ago and it really is stunning. The more I think about the 3 foot depth, the more I like it.
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Nick, you need to bring your new camera over and take a few pics one night.
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no offense to the camera man but id agree it looks 10x better in person =)


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That's looking really good Curtis Thumbs Up
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Sorry for the missed compliment Shane. Thanks. I don't know if the frogfish even compare to coral...just kidding, they are freaking sweet.

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Alright, sorry for the long delay everyone. Here are some update pics of the tank and setup. I really HATE my camera. The tank was crystal clear and full of color when I took these pics, but for some reason my camera makes everything look blurry and really washed out. I have tried tons of settings and don't know what to do about it but until I get a better camera I guess this is the best I am going to get.

First off, here is what I wrapped my stand and canopy in. It is just black fabric that my fiance sewed to make it pleated as you would see surrounding a table for a booth at the fair or something. It is not my dream stand, but it looks rather nice and functions for the time being.



You can get the idea here.



And here are a couple FTS. I wish my camera was better because this tank is really starting to get some great color.








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BTW - freaking awesome corals Curtis!

They're almost as cool as my frogfish! Wink

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Curtis!  Did you forget to submit your bio?  Good catch Terrence.  I haven't looked at the presidency page for awhile!  Am I still on there?
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Originally posted by thefu thefu wrote:

These are sweet looking corals Curtis. Congrats. I am going to have to get a nice Scolymia one of these days.

Hey, I was wondering, why are you no longer listed on the presidency page - I thought I saw your bio on there before.


I dont actually think that I ever had a bio listed there. I will find out what the deal is and make sure to write a bio so that people know who I am.
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These are sweet looking corals Curtis. Congrats. I am going to have to get a nice Scolymia one of these days.

Hey, I was wondering, why are you no longer listed on the presidency page - I thought I saw your bio on there before.
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UPDATE: I cant control myself, I keep seeing amazing coral and buying it up...lol. I just picked up a sweet fish too. I have a Regal Angel in my frag tank with a variety of SPS and LPS watching it. If the fish behaves and doesn't eat corals then it will go in the display.

Here is the coral, my first Scolly. Bleeding Apple. It fades between orange and red, and has a red rim.





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Originally posted by Luckedout Luckedout wrote:

I love the deep tank! I had to go back through and look at your build posts. My favorite view of my 90 is looking at it from the side down the length. Maybe when I finally stop moving around I'll have to set up a similar tank. Nice work!


Thanks. I really like the deep tanks as well. The best deep tank I have ever seen is Steve Weast's tank.

http://www.oregonreef.com/sub_aquascaping.htm

One day I would like to have a tank like that, or maybe a really long one...like 15' long, but that is in the distant future...we'll see what actually happens.
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I love the deep tank! I had to go back through and look at your build posts. My favorite view of my 90 is looking at it from the side down the length. Maybe when I finally stop moving around I'll have to set up a similar tank. Nice work!
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Here are a couple pics of some coral as well. The acan is definitely my favorite!





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Sorry everyone for being gone so long and not updating. I took a trip to Egypt and am just getting back into the swing of things and decided to do an update on my tanks. Thankfully everything survived during my trip and I was very happy to see all of the growth after being gone. (You really notice it when you aren't looking at them every day) I am getting more and more frags and some things are growing in nicely. Some corals might have been placed too close together and are starting to kill each other off. Here are some FTS pics. I still cant get the color right, the blue seems to wash out all of the corals' color and I cant seem to fix it with my white balance.









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Ya I hear you. Costs can build up pretty quick. If I were you I would not skimp on pumps. Reeflo pumps are the best/most efficient on the market and I highly recommend spending the extra up front, and saving money in the long run with electricity. I replaced 5 pumps with 1 reeflo pump. The 5 pumps were: return for 200g, return for frag tank, skimmer feed pump, 2x recirc skimmer pumps. Good luck on the build and let me know if you have questions. FYI, there is someone selling a reeflo pump in the classified section right now.
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Working on gathering up the rest of the stuff to do a 225 in wall, with fish room behind the tank. Lighting and pumps are what's killing my budget now (besides the usual bills and girlfriend expenses LOL)
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I am here to answer questions. Plumbing can either be a major pain, or really simple and clean...depends on how you go about it. What beast are you speaking of?
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Thanks man. I have seen some of the tanks you had up for sale lately and was seriously temped to buy the big ones, but then you have to buy lights and pumps for it, and I would rather just devote my time to this setup right now. I just setup a new frag system and that has been a lot of work too. You are welcome to come check it out in person and have a beer with me if you would like.
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This is an amazing tank and a very good build thread.  These are tank setups and build threads that tempt me to try my hand at a salt tank. 
I really like the Starphire tanks and the dims of these tanks.  36" deep is a great depth.
I'll be watching the progression.  Thanks for sharing.
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