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Biggest worry is moving all of the sand and water.  I really do not want to have a big cycle in the new tank and I have heard some bad things about moving sand beds.  Any suggestion would be awesome for this.
 
Pics coming soon...
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I would suggest scooping up some of your existing top layer of sand for use in the new setup, then either use all new sand or throughly wash all of your old sand in fresh water repeatedly. Simply place a five gallon bucket under the faucet while stirring up your sand. Continue until the run over water is clear.
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Here are a couple more.  The tank is done and we are just diong some water test on the plumbing.  Should be very soon that the move starts!
 
Pretty excited to have this ready to go.  More pics will come as we start the rock scapping and everything else. 
 
3 fish are getting an eviction notice upon the move. 
My yellow tang, coral beauty, and bicolor blenny(Devil Fish)
Yellow tang is leaving because he is rather aggresive towards my sailfin.. And I like my sailfin a lot more.
Coral beauty is leaving because I am trying to move away for "with caution" reef fish
Bicolor is lucky he does not get a funeral... This is a Devil spawn in a fish.. Eats clams and other soft coral..
 
 
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How much for the yellow tang? I would be interested

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That's a great looking tank Quickness! You must stay up late working on them, all your new tank posts are late at night. Smile
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Jared this new set  up is going to be amazing! I know you are very excited about it, I look forward to watching the process.
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Thanks guys!  And no I just get off work at 11 so I have to do my stuff later in the evening. 
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Looking really good! 120 gal is probably my favorite tank, this is going to be awesome!






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Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier. I don't know if you've decided on a plan of action for moving the sand bed yet or not. DLindquist's ideas is solid. There may be another safe way to do it that would save a little more of the good biology. Also, the age and maintenance of the sand bed is critical. If it's relatively new, and/or you've done a lot of gravel vac-ing, then it's already fairly safe. If not, and even regardless of the age, I would do a few good water changes before the move, and make sure you gravel vac really well. You could even do this after you remove the livestock and rocks to make sure you get the pockets you couldn't get to.
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Okay so here is an update of the tank.  Sorry it has taken me so long to do this.. 
 
All Pics were taken with my old iPhone.. So quality is not there.. Anyone know someone up north with great camera skills please let me know..
Also all my lights were on for pretty much every shot.. Like to present what it actually looks like.
 
Some of the pictures are already old and coral has been moved around a bit, but you will get the general idea of what is going on for now.
 
Oh and almost forgot.. I did not have anything pass away with the move from the 90g to the 120g!Clap
 
Here is what you come to the threads for!Star
 
Full shot
Left Side
Center
Right Side
 
And here are some pics of various Coral and Fish that I have in my system right now.  I am pretty stocked on fish, but really enjoy watching them interact with one another. (I'm addicted to Tangs)
Sail-fin Tang
Blond Naso Tang
Clown Tang
My Blue Hippo and Kole Tang were being a little camera shy.. Sorry no pics of them at the moment.
 
Here are a couple of my newest additions.
Solar Wrasse
Mystery Wrasse
 
Here are some of my current Chalice frags.  I have another on my frag rack, but unable to get a good picture of the rainbow of colors in it so I am leaving that out.   I got it from Gonzo at the reef fest.
And the biggest one that I have to date..
 
My welso (A large portion of this was bleached when I purchased it.  Happy to say colors are coming back in great.)  And there is my Powder Brown Tang
 
Can never remember what exactly these are called.. It is a type of Acan.. Acan Maxima
 
Clams
 
Here are some of my Zoas and frags on the frag rack (Some of which are for sale)
Can't remember what these are.
Red People Eaters
Spider-mans
Candy Apples
Armor of Gods and my Aussie Blastos
Blue Tubs
Purple Death Palys
Here are some that are on the frag rack..
Eagle Eye, Sunny D's, Magicians, Lunar Eclipse, Chocolate Mint, Cat Eye, and Tyree Space Monsters
Here is a better picture of the Tyree Space Monsters..
Some of the SPS that I have right now, but can not get good pics of are..
Green Garf Bonsai, Pearl Berry, Tri color Vilda, Red Planet, Poker Star Monti, Orange Monti, Green Monti, Purple Haze Monti, Couple different types of Birds Nest one of them starts with a P and I can never remember how the heck to say it or spell it.. lol It is a rainbow color.
 
There will be more to come as I keep going
Here is my fish and invert List
Watchman/Pistol Pair
Blond Naso Tang
Blue Hippo Tang
Kole Tang
Clown Tang
Sail-fin Tang
Powder Brown Tang
Cleaner Wrasse
Six-line Wrasse
Mystery Wrasse
Solar/Clown Wrasse
Mandarin
Fire Fish
Rainfords Goby
Blue Eye Anthias (I think)
Blue Spot Jawfish(MIA Fear the worst)
Cleaner Shrimp
Fire Shrimp
A bunch of snails and crabs
Cucumber
And I am probably forgettin something, but when I remember I will update..
 


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Nice update:) Stuff is looking good!
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Jared my friend, it looks amazing!
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Tank looks awesome man! I recently upgraded to a 120 also and love it.
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things are looking sweet man.   Nice work
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Thanks.  The tank is still pretty new as tank standards go right now, but so far so good. 
Need a good underwater camera and some picture lessons.
 
Still working on getting my controller up and working the way I would like and soon plan on purchasing a  Calcium reactor to help maximize my corals health!
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I will for sure be working on getting better pictures.  Any suggestions on how to take better shots of tank and coral? 
 
Only digital camera that I have is a older Canon SD750 ELPH
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Originally posted by Quickness Quickness wrote:



I will for sure be working on getting better pictures.  Any suggestions on how to take better shots of tank and coral? 
 
Only digital camera that I have is a older Canon SD750 ELPH


I used to have the same Canon ELPH, and could take decent pics of corals with it.

Things that worked for me. Turn off all other lights in room. Use a tripod. Whenever possible, use the macro setting, but for corals that are further in the tank, turn macro off.
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Ok so I think it is time for an update.  I have been able to take some better pics with my new phone.  These are the first that I have shot with it so I will learn more about it and get better as I go.
 
Full Tank Shot
 
And I'll just throw in some other misc pics.
CARs
This one will be super sexy when it gets bigger!
This one also
I will call him MINI me
My first welso
Hell Fire Chalice
The new baby
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Jared, this is looking good.  I can't imagine the probs would have been delivered wet, but maybe I guess? I am sure you are fine.  Looks like I need to bug you for some frags :)
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