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The Dr. Has gone insane Re-build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by Dr.DiSilicate, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Bajamike

    Bajamike Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I dont think so......Your first tank gave me so much inspiration it was not even funny.....I would have put that tank in my top 5 favorite tanks. Looks like this one is well on its way as well.
     
  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Crap dude! Kinda funny as yours was my inspiration for this one! Lol
     
  3. Bajamike

    Bajamike Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    To even be talked about in the same league as Dr tutu, is an honor. :stoked:
    Now I just let mother nature take care things
     
  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Your tank looks amazing! You're inspiring me to get the junk out of mine.
     
  5. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Was great to see you. We need to get the families together in the next couple weeks! Thanks for the compliment.
     
  6. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

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    Dirty glass in all it's glory. Pics with my phone from each end of the tank. Looks really full from these views.
     
  7. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Holy stix bat man!! Looking awesome man!!
     
  8. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks man! Getting the itch to do another tank. Maybe a 30ish gallon in the entry way tied into this system. Maybe do all lps in it. I wanna build the tank. I'd need a bigger return pump too. Need to sell more frag plugs I guess. Lol
     
  9. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Wow Mike! Give me a minute while I pick my jaw up off of the floor. Looks spectacular!!
     
  10. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks awesome Mike!
     
  11. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    So finally this tank looks pretty good, stable, mostly dialed in with some operator error now and again. My wife and I decided to move across town to a better neighborhood (hopefully). Sooooo moving the tank? What to do, sell all the corals... Frag what I want and sell the rest? Try to move everything??? Anyone have suggestions?


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  12. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Move it! Well I guess it depends on distance, but I'd say move it.

    You could set up a large rubbermaid stock container with your lights and pumps for a short time (like at my house) while you get everything non-reef related moved over and settled in and then move the reef in?
     
  13. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    It's only 1.5 miles. The larger colonies are sure to take a beating trying to get them places again, not to mention the mini cycle that's bound to take place. Bacteria in a bottle will surely be used. I think I may take huge Frags of everything and put them in my sump. Then sell everything in the tank.... Get new rock and let the tank cycle then connect the sump and tank (large basement sump) so maybe a sale on the corals... I'd probably set a date and have a sale open house and sell the coral, rock and such at really great prices. Just would need enough to get the new rock and rescale... Too much rock anyhow! Lol


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  14. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    For a mile and a half I wonder if you could almost take a piece out put it in the lap of one of your kids in the car, drive it over, and put it in the sump at the new place? It would be in the air for what, 10 minutes? Just tell the girls to hold it secure and drive fast! It might not be the most efficient way, but your SPS won't get all banged up against the side of a bucket...

    Found this on RC, SPS at low tide:

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  15. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member




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  16. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

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    Started work on new fish room stand. Getting a new sump. Having this stand powder coated red(I think) to match the bubble King skimmer and painting the top and shelf white.


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  17. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

     
  18. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Get frags to a reliable friend just in case - 2 of each is a good idea. If you can move the corals into a holding tank with light by themselves, that can work.

    Try and not disturb too much of the sand and you should be OK. The bacteria die off is your big worry.
     
  19. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    For sure man. And yea, not touching the sand. Our mover was pretty confident that they could handle the tank with the sand in it. I'm doing the rest of the work.

    I'm also setting up the sump, shimmer and calcium reactor the day ahead of time. The homeowner where we are moving has been super helpful letting me get into the house to make plans. He's actually kinda interested in the entire process. I think he may show up on move in day. Lol


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  20. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    You will likely mini-cycle, like you did when you moved tanks... keep the corals out until this is over. It could take a few weeks.
     

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