Epic Fail Tank Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by leslie hempel, 25 Nov 2011.

  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I came across this thread on RC and thought i would start a thread the same here.

    Epic Fail Tank Thread

    I think it can be constructive for people to see what is not considered to be a good reef setup. filtration and scaping taken into consideration..

    please post your experiences and photos if you have..
     
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  3. Evo R

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    Great idea Les!! :thumbup:
     
  4. Tremayn

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    If we want epic fail tank pics we gotta head on down to the LFS. Thats where you see the worst tanks known to man
     
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    Tagging along
     
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    Dude Idol Marines set up is awesome would love one of those. Another LFS near me is setting up an insane tank. I believe Dorry Pets has a cool tank
    Not all LFS are bad;)
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    my first salty tank, didnt end well...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Lovely GHA you have there Singu ... How many moons ago was this .... Coz you have really turned full circle from that classic ....
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    end of 2007 :p
     
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    oo gonna have to post pics of my first tank- yikes!
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    Epic!!

    My first tank in '09, was a 3ft, started with tap water:whistling:and mixed with salt from a "pet shop"


    Was really impressed with all the colors especially those lovely stones.....:lol:
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    and the air curtain.....:blush:
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    The pajama cardinal is still with me in the current 5FT...
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    then I found MASA and started slowly making changes....first was the substrate...
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Haha, +1, and that was advice from a guy the LFS highly recommended, wasted allot of money on that tank...
     
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    lol not all are bad but most. Geez the places I have walked into!
     
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    Got the Tank the morning at the LFS...told me Crushed Coral and Base Rock...:thumbup:...got home...Surfed the Web and found MASA...only to find out both was wrong...:p
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    why do they keep selling crushed coral ???
     
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    They didn't have the Aragonite, but the guy told me "both is basically the same, just the size and shape is different.."..:biggrin:
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    my 1st tank... day 1... and it lasted for about a week only lol

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    2nd tank,sad actually coz i listened to masa guys telling me to buy sugar fine arag,had non stop san storms and sand sifters didnt make it easier and it has WAIT FOR IT........ 6 tangs who later all died,lfs said no limits to tangs im a 1.2x450x450

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  20. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Bump
     
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    Before bashing LFS, remember these setups are not for your viewing pleasure, but rather to sell livestock quickly. LFS need to keep stock healthy and ready for selling, YOUR responsibility is to keep fish, corals and inverts healthy in an appropriate environment that was not intended for animals from the sea.
     
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