Finally, I get to be a Reef Aquarist again

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by sihaya, 30 Sep 2011.

  1. sihaya

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    It's sad when you write articles, and answer questions, etc. etc., and yet, don't have a reef aquarium of your own. I had to give all mine up a couple years ago. It was heart breaking for me. :(

    Now, finally, I get to start all over again. My husband got me a brand new 75g tank. :thumbup: It's awesome.

    I'm so friggin' excited and it doesn't even have water in it yet! I'm determined not to make all the same old stupid mistakes I made last time. This time, I'm going to make all NEW and intelligent mistakes.

    Stay tuned, pics to come
     
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  3. crispin

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    wonderful news :) congrats on the tank you and the little un will get many hours enjoyment out of it :)

    any ideas on what you plan to keep?
     
  4. Anemone

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    Congratulations Sara! Can't wait to see pics!
     
  5. Dlaria

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    :1: Time to celebrate!
     
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  6. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awsome congratulations on the new addition..

    dont be stingy with them pic's :)
     
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    Congrats...wow..I can't believe you didn't have a Tank all this time...:eek:..Like a non-smoker sitting in a room full of people smoking and drooling for a puff...:p..would love to see pic's...:biggrin:
     
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    Now let me explain the nitrogen cycle to you. . . . :).
     
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    lovely
     
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    :bigthumbup:
     
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    Congrats!

    Any stocking plans or ideas yet?
     
  12. Seabass

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    Take it slow. Ask as many question as you like, also LFS will sell you anything just to make a fast $$$...
    No jokes, going to be fun:)
     
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    Wow that's great news you must be over the moooooon good luck and salt be with you lol
     
  14. sihaya

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    LOL

    You know, I took the tank to the LFS today to get drilled. Much to my dismay, we discovered that the tank is all tempered glass and can't be drilled. ::sigh:: Apparently 75g non-tempered glass aquariums are hard to find these days. I could have returned the tank and ordered a pre-drilled reef ready tank, but I just didn't want to do that. So, long story short, I've decided to have a simple sumpless set up with a Reef Octopus HOB, combo filter and skimmer. I'm going to have a DSB with lots of live rock and a ton of circulation. I'll use the space under the aquarium to age water for water changes and store top-off water.

    Of course, not having a sump has its disadvantages, but I don't plan to keep more than a three or four fish, and I'm not going to do SPS. I just want some zoas and clove coral, and a few lower-maintenance LPS.
     
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    Hey! Waycool
    Look forward to see it progress

    Sumpless sounds interesting
     
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    @sihaya .... No need for a sump dear , coupla guys down here running huge successfull sumpless system, and yes, they stocked wit livestock an even sps corals, ...... Who said you can't use a canister filter....u get the best of both without a sump.... Goodluck on your build an welcome back to reefkeeping :thumbsup:
     
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  17. mandarinman

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    Good stuff! You never get rid of the addiction. Im glad to see you havent lost the passion!
     
  18. RiaanP

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    At long last. Fingers itching?

    where? where?
     
  19. Mauritius-aquarist

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    Congrats Sihaya..................;)
    Don't forget to post some pics..:peroni:
     
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    Cant wait to see some pictures.

    Are you going to do a syphon overflow since you can't drill it?
     
  21. Irma

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    May I ask exactly which HOB Reef Octopus skimmer are you planning on getting? I'm in the process of planning my new tank of around 300L and will also be going sumpless. I was considering the Deltec MCE600 or the Tunze Comline 9006. I want the best HOB or in-tank skimmer I can get hold of.
     
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