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    55 gal.

    Not aquascaped yet..

    Gobies are in the 20gal
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    You gonna put a background on that tank to hide all that mechanical octopus of stuff?
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    Is that white plumbing a closed loop or sump return.
    if its a sump return, you will have some troubles when power runs out.
    that left pipe is half-way in the tank, so will drain back 1/2 that tank in your sump.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    Background will have to wait.

    It's a sump return, there are holes drilled in the pipes just below the water line. We've simulated a power outage and don't have a swimming pool in our basement so all appears good.
    It's not an ideal plumbing setup, in my other post I pointed that out. Will be contacting BWI..
    I didn't design the setup of this tank, it was purchased as a package, for a VERY reasonable price. Upgrades are needed though.
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    OK Update time..

    Tank is doing well after the move. Everyone made it and things have been stable since (4 weeks).
    While unpacking, I found a large white coral skeleton I purchased years ago (some stuff has been in storage for a while) so I rinsed, boiled it and put it in the tank. The critters love it and it's now not nearly as bright was when I first put it in, hoping the coraline will take it over soon!
    Gobies have been busy trying to knock the rocks over, I think I finally got them good and stable now.
    The plan is to set up the 130gal (in wall) and turn this tank in to a sump so I'm not going to bother with upgrading anything with this setup. I'm hoping to start construction on the new set up Dec/Jan.
    I'm finally posting some pics, it's about darn time too!

    The first pic is the future location of the in-wall setup.
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    A few more pictures..
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    What kinda fish is that in the first set of pics. Black and yellow eel like creature. Is it reef safe??

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    That would be one of the two engineer gobies. (aka convict blenny)
    Yes they are reef safe as long as your rocks/corals are nice and stable Mine are appx 8" long..

    The aiptasia in that pics has since been eradicated
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    tank's looking great !! :b2:

    what is that macro in the middle??

    i've always wanted and engineer goby or two but they makes such a mess and can de-engineer the rock.
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    I also have an engineer goby, he's amazing to have in the tank, provided your rocks are on the tank bottom and not on the sand i learned the hard way that he can cause major collapses if the rocks arent sitting solid on the bottom. Ive had mine for over 3 years, and i love it, its one of those fish that really adds character to the tank i think.

    As for background, what i did with mine was paint it, i used stone texture paint from home depot and sprayed it. turned out 100 X better than i thought it would

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