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BBMarlin

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About BBMarlin

  • Rank
    Zen Reefer
  • Birthday 07/08/1977

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  • Location
    Lakeway
  • Tank Size
    80g
  • Gender
    Male
  1. I have around 20-30lbs of fiji live rock left over from my tank refactor. It has been cooking for over 6 months. 2$/lb. Large pieces of dry rock 1$/lb. In addition to the large dry rock, I also have several smaller pieces of dry rock available which are similar in size to the live rock in the photo also 1$/lb. Large dry rock pieces are 25lb, 15lb and 10lb. Also open to trades for interesting SPS.
  2. I'll take the Joe the Coral frag
  3. PM'd #1
  4. Still looking
  5. Sent you a PM.
  6. Haha, ok thanks. Let me know, I'm interested.
  7. Maybe 3" or so? How big is your accident frag?
  8. I miss my Green Slimer. Let me know if you have a nice size frag for me.
  9. Alright this update (pics) were from about a month ago. Things have progressed nicely but currently I have a major diatom outbreak going on that I’m working through. My rock has been cycling for like 5 months so it must be the new sand that has an abundance of silicate. Other than that, things are going great and are beginning to stabilize. My sump area is now water proof, accessible and simplified, stand is no longer about to crumble, and the OR LEDs are AMAZING! I’m ready for some frags! Who wants to take my money ??
  10. Update! I finally started to tear things apart and decided it’s going to be best to drain the tank to be sure that I have eradicated the cloves and give the tank a good cleaning with a vinegar bath. I’ve moved all my fish and coral to a 29G tank while I work through the rebuild. I hope to keep loses to a minimum and I’m inspecting the corals daily to make sure I get all the cloves before anything is reintroduced into the display as they are everywhere! Once I removed the sump and had a look at the stand it is not looking good at all. The particle board is swollen and is concerning, I figure any day now it could have collapsed as the bottom of the back wall has completely separated from the floor panel. I’ve decided that I will add 1x4’s across the back wall to reinforce it and 2x4’s in the corners and at the front (tri-pod). The sides panels and front of the stand are in good shape. After I finish this, I’m going to add shower pan liner to water proof everything underneath. Previously I had soft plumbing into the sump. I removed the old barbed bulkheads and will be hard plumbing everything with a manifold to further simplify my setup. I had 4 maxijets running in the sump prior to the tear down which was cluttering my sump and taking up way too much space! I’m glad I am finally getting around to this project, I think if I would have waited much longer I would have had a catastrophic failure of the stand on the second floor!
  11. Light rack came in yesterday. I think it turned out great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I'm using this link as inspiration for my mount. My objective was nothing hanging...the ceiling in the room are too tall and I don't want a shelf on the wall. I have no experience with metal work so I'm working with local sponsor to help build a steel frame that will attach to back of stand to mount the two fixtures yet offer a telescoping mount to detach for easy access to full tank top. http://www.salt-city.org/showthread.php?33906-Ocean-Revive-S026-dual-light-mount That is a sweet looking stand and great idea for the detachable portion. I've spoken with the folks at eztube and the lip inside those tubes is either 1/4" or just over 1/4" depending on if you choose the "recessed" model or not. The knob on the light is at 1/2" so I should be good with the smaller design. No metal working experience required for this, they cut all the pieces and you use their composite (or metal) connectors to adjoin the pieces.
  13. Lights arrived a few days ago! Now it’s time to start thinking about how I am going to hang them. With my half circle tank, I do not have the luxury of lining up the lights end-to-end. This issue is compounded by the fact that I only have a ~18”x24” opening for these two lights to hang over. I think trying to hang them independently from the ceiling is going to be troublesome given how close they need to be together to minimize light spillage and also I plan at some point to add in moon lighting or maybe a T5 or two. So, I think I’m going to try to order some tubing from these guys and see if I can make a light rack: eztube.com, this rack will give me a place to attach additional lighting over time while still maintaining a small footprint. I worked up a few sketches so I can get an idea of how much tube I will need and if the exterior knob on the T247 should reside “within” the rack or “above” it. It will come down to how far the lip is positioned on the tube wall so I don’t end up with the light resting high on the knob end. I'm waiting to hear back from them with details.
  14. Binswanger
  15. Christmas update: Rocks continue to marinate in 85 degrees and are looking fantastic. PO4 has been coming down since adding the GFO and performing water changes. So far, I’ve done two 100% WC’s and latest PO4 test was 26PPB, not bad in the limited water volume I have the 50lbs of rock in. I picked up an acrylic rod online, and also some of those drive way markers for supporting my rock structure. Are these ones that I bought at Lowes “reef safe”? Feels like they are fiberglass. For lighting I think I’m going to go with two of the Ocean Revive lights. Ebay is looking like the cheapest place to order from, anyone had any issues with these lights from Ebay?