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update?
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update?

I haven't seen him on here in a while. Hopefully all is okay!
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Well, here goes. I know it's been a while since I have updated this, but I finally am getting things back in motion. Got my skimmer going and my rock in the tank, I probably will hunt for one more piece of live rock, but that will come later, I finally have room for coral




Here's my skimmer after two days, I had emptied the cup once due to over-tuning and pouring a bunch of clean water in the collection cup, so this was about a day and a half worth of skimming with the skimmer still breaking in.




And here's a picture of my new rock, I'll get some better pictures as soon as I clean the glass up and move a couple more rocks around. Need to remove the diy jawfish house too, if I can ever get my blenny to come out of it for more than a minute.



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Bump, here's the first update in a long time, finally starting to get somewhere
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I like the new scape! That rock looks nice, thats probably what Ill use when I upgrade after the holidays.  Skimmer looks like its working well, whats your impressions of it? Is it quiet?
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I love the new skimmer, it's extremely silent, I had my return pump off and I had to try really hard to listen for it. It actually officially broke in about 10 minutes ago so i'll post some more pictures tomorrow of the skimmate

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cool looking forward to seeing it
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Looking good Clap
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Looks great! Clap
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Here's a couple pictures of the skimmate I pulled. I dumped out the skimmer right after I took those pictures, and this was up until about an hour ago.


Please note that the "bubble line" was about 65% the way up the neck, so it was an even skim, not too dry, and not too wet (from what I understand)


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That looks really wet to me. Mine doesn't pull out an inch of gunk in like 7-8 days but it coats the collection cup lid and neck with a thick slime. I would lower where the bubbles break if that makes sense.
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Makes perfect sense, I need to figure out a good level though because with how low the bubbles were the neck is completely black    I lowered it a little more though just to see what it would do since that seemed really wet to me too

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Originally posted by Ryan Thompson Ryan Thompson wrote:

That looks really wet to me. Mine doesn't pull out an inch of gunk in like 7-8 days but it coats the collection cup lid and neck with a thick slime. I would lower where the bubbles break if that makes sense.


That is how mine is as well.
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the skimate in my collection cup is as thick as mud!

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Nice stand looks very clean and neat. I just got a 40 Breeder and was wondering if you had the measurements that you had home depot cut for you or any build plans I might be able to use to do the same stand? Thanks for sharing tour tank thread!


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Well, with great excitement and a bit of sadness, I will be moving forward with phase 2 of my tank.

First thing worth mentioning is that I took a trip to San Diego and trusted a friend to take care of my aquarium while I was gone. I ended up coming home to all of my fish dead except for one (Which were all left in my tank for however long they were dead), glass I could not see in, and a skimmer that was 75% full of black tar. I'm glad that my Skimmer at least saved my corals if anything, but now I am down to one extremely small clown, and the rest of my inverts. So out with the old and in with the new. I guess if anything I can really stock my tank with the fish that I truly want.

This phase will be correcting any previous things I did not like about my tank (this includes things that my wife wanted changed as well)

My stand didn't turn out exactly how I wanted it, the paint job is pretty horrible and I will actually be selling this or pretty much giving it away for someone that wants to spend the time on it as soon as everything is moved over

Without further ado, here is my list of improvements for my tank

1- I purchased flex PVC for my drain line, this along with a couple of other things will make my tank extremely silent.

2- I purchased a new stand

3- This one is a possibility, but not really a necessity. I may be changing my 20g High Sump to a 20g Long, but thats only if I can find one by the time I switch everything over, which will be Thursday

4- And for the last thing, I purchased a new light, I absolutely loved my fishneedit fixture, but it wont fit in my new half canopy (All sides and a partial top), this brought a perfect option into the realm - The 6 Bulb 36" Tek Elite, which should be here on Thursday.


So pretty much I just need to buy a few pieces of PVC from Home Depot, find a bulb combo I really want, and push forward with the rest of the plans. I'll post pictures of everything when I am done, and also post the ad for the Stand.
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Pm sent about your old stand, I am interested. Sorry to hear about your fish dude.
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not a very good friend... sorry to hear about the tank
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Oh that sucks, sorry to hear:(
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Well, off to a new start, spent the majority of my day yesterday, and a little bit today (Re-Aquascaped twice ) working on my tank.

Anyways, I got my stand done, plumbing complete, Tek Elite 6x39w Fixture installed, and everything moved over, these shots are a little dirty, and were taken with a cellphone, but i'll take better shots as soon as my tank clears up completely.

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