Diamond in the Rough

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Anthias
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#61
Well stand is ready and tank is on it all i got is plumbing and remove occupants from the tide pool to get stand in place to plumb. Refill tide pool with removing some rock to the sump then fire it up and run with it.


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Anthias
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#62
Today was a long day got a lot done. Wife had heart surgery on Thursday. These last few days have been crazy with ups downs er trips and just monitoring everything going on. But today was a better day and i decided to get it all going while within distance for her to yell at me. Hope all is well everyone.


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Anthias
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Primer finished. Sand and final paint is all thats left. First ever L shaped cabinet for me and the initial prep work was difficult but now the easy part. I


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Anthias
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Fish room is almost there. Never realized how much stuff I accumulated until I started unpacking it and sorting it out. One more red black cabinet to the basement and fill that. Pick up a biota yellow tang today from Underwater Wonders. Then acclimate and introduce. Things are really coming together.


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Anthias
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Inside is all trimmed up and siliconed in. Now wait to dry and paint the interior to seal it. Project after project lately but getting close. Can't wait for this to be done and the sump and plumbing installed. Gonna make maintenance a breeze......hope everyone is doing well. @kchristensen8064 glad the tank is going to a good home and can't wait to see the build thread.


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Anthias
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Final coat going on today and then in the house to plumb and the two tanks and get em running.

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Anthias
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#69
Just curious where you got the trim for the top of the stand, I like the way its shaped, and as I'm writing this I just realized I still have your suction cups in my car... crap!
Hahaha it is base board trim at home depot. Pvc one stick at 11$ I believe wish I would have just glued instead of nailed but hey you learn something new everyday. For the most part doesnt even need paint as long as you pick a clean one. Used same kinda base board trim for the floating canopy in the living room and probably will again for this tank. Used velcro so I can remove the trim on the canopy whenever needed for full scrub session.

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Anthias
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Tested today and man was I surprised. Nitrates 17.8ppm phos .04ppm alk 7.2dkh (dosed up to 7.8) calcium 436ppm mag 1427ppm.

Things are finally stabilizing and nitrates are dropping slowly. Last week they were testing 32ppm before wc and 23ppm after. Vinegar dosing took forever but it is finally paying off. This tank is fed heavily and stocked heavily. Finishing out some pvc home rock structures for the 220 and final nsa scapes this week. Final rinse on the tank tomorrow and final back paint and boom. Start plumbing the big bad boy.

Tide pool tank and lps frag tank is waiting on stand to have a 24hr cure on the paint then finish with polyurethane for a nice clean smooth look. Things are finally coming together. It has taken some time but was definitely worth it.

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Anthias
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Stand is all finished up and ready to go. Got the 20g tall moved to its new home. As well as got everything ready for a quick tear down tomorrow of the tide pool tank. Will get the tide pool tank plumbed and ready to go as well as drilled for returns. Get both tanks on do the pumbing move things into position amd hopefully get things back transferred in all in one day. Lmao its a lot to hope for if things dont go to plan the tide pool will be in a 40g breeder until it does. Looking good and excited to see the living room all put together. 20240713_222345.jpg 20240713_222327.jpg 20240714_213346.jpg 20240714_215345.jpg 20240714_215316.jpg 20240714_215254.jpg 20240714_215300.jpg 20240714_215312.jpg 20240714_215245.jpg
 
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