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  1. #1
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    Thank you AQUAVALLEY - New Live Rock for my new system


    after a long 4 years brake, i finally got the OK from wife to start a small
    system ... (cost me a week in Cayman Island but... you know)

    Couple of weeks ago, i started buying right and left stuff for my new small 65G tank (36 x 18 x 24)... personnaly, it's just the right size for a small system.

    I made the stand myself (with wood) so at least i save there...

    when i got to LR... i got that deal from Aquavalley on Fijii Totoka XL..

    woah... i was really really impressed

    my old system was with Vanuatu (direct uncured unopened) and it was real great rocks but now...

    let me tell you, that rock is 3 steps over my old rocks!

    I though they deserve a high five for that one... Thank you very much.

    Regarding my other stuff...well... Jeff from J&L is always a pleasure to deal with.

    sad part is... need to wait 3 more weeks for curing... sight.... :b1:

  2. #2
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    forgot to say... got 70 pounds of Rocks

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    Former Moderator liv's Avatar
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    congrats on the start of a great setup.
    tagging along this thread

    post pics if u can

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Congrats. I see the pull of the hobby was too strong yet again :b2: Glad to have you back.

    Now we will need pictures of the new setup and rocks.
    Upgrade in the works! Keep looking for an update.

  5. #5
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    yep yep for pictures... (probably this weekend)

    i got my Skimmer today (coralife 220) ...

    installed it insump

    personally i think it works very good for 250$!!!
    almost broke up after only 8 hours

    VERY eazy to install ... doesn't have USB plug (sorry for Windows user)

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    Former Moderator a4twenty's Avatar
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    thats awesome, looking forward to the pics. the next few weeks are going to fly by and it'll give you time to play with the aquascaping. :b15:

    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor

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    PICTURES .... and more

    first, my (in making) Sump... need Miracle Mud, some green algae or mangrooves or more rocks... i will see

    Skimmer after only 6 hours of work... good investment in my opinion

    Back of Tank

    From Side

    Front view

    Well i am not fan of Bonzai architecture (i know some like it and i respect it)
    I am more for 'let's do lot of hidden spot' for fishes

    with my past experience i learned that Tangs are real shy specimens and since i will probably get some, i tried to create 2 huge caves (right and left)

    also, lot of arches so fishes can swim around...

    I made lot of great spot for corals or anything else i will add

    rocks is curing so there is some weird colors and white spot appearing... wish all will be back to normal soon

    All rocks seem solid (even it doesn't look that way)

    I will add one more powerhead next week...(alreadyin the mail)

    water is pretty cleared and I do not have huge peak (nh3) since i got lot of lviing sands who probably helped a lot

    I am thinking getting the base Tangs (again) as Hyppo, Yellow and maybe one more exotic (i had Clown Tang in the past but was really aggressive)...
    what do you suggest?

    Also FireAngel, and probably Butterflyfish (colors are so nice)

    I was thinking of Gold Flake Angel but when store gave me the price i cough a bit and say I'll wait (about 350-425$)

    comments appreciated
    (but not about my aquascaping)...hehehe


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