Lonely with out my reef

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  1. Pete

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    So on Friday I got home to see that my system was useing more water than usual, so I did a little round about check and was shocked to see that the base was cracked and leaking :( . I had bought two orange spot cleaner gobies from Lanzo about a month ago and they cleaned the substrate too well and moved the reef... So a big thank you to Lanzo for putting up all my live stock in one of his caral tanks :thumbup:. So now this has led to me going to be upgrading again :yeahdude: the tank size I am looking at is 2000 x 800 x 650 or 2000 x 600 x 650 will just have to check what will fit in the space..This will all be a new DIY so watch this space.:slayer:
     
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    sorry to hear about your misfortune pete :(...at least it gives you an excuse for an upgrade:thumbup:
     
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    Eish, sorry to hear Pete. At least you caught it inb time before everything burst
     
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    Pete

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    Yip gives me the chance to do the upgrade I was pondering about and best of all the wife was suggesting 2000 x 1000 x 650 ;) so she is all for the upgrade
     
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    Tony it is a good thing, but it has become a habbit of checking my water level in the mornings and evenings so some habits are good
     
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    sorry to hear about the mishap but upgrades are so worth it and those dimensions are awesome! a lot of glass and rock needed there hey! some lovely depth you have there too!
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    It's nice and half the battle won when our wifve's are behind us. Mine drags me to the pet stores
     
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    Sorry to hear
     
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    Nice wide tank you planning. Will be good for scaping
     
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    Mine also suggests us going to the pet store now that she see's the lovely fish we could keep... I think what helps me is I have gotten a few of our friends in to the hobby aswell and she will always say to me that there tank cannot look better than ours:p
     
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    Yip got some nice ideas already
     
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    Ask Sims for a pic of his tank. Really nice pinacles he created in his wide tank
     
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    sorry to hear about the crack. Great news on the upgrade mate.
     
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    Lucky for finding the crack before you had the tank all over the floor.

    New setup sounds very cool. Waiting with bated breath :thumbup:
     
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    sorry to hear
     
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    Pete sorry to hear
     
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    Good to hear that the crack has not discouraged you.
     

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