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  1. Oh s[emoji90][emoji90]t!!

    Not knowing the history of this tank im going to say maybe it might have a prob and maybe not. The silicone between the 2 pieces of glass are what holds the tank together. The piece you see thats come off might have been a second bead added after the first. If the glass was not "absolutely" clean water can get under it and it will come loose. Also if the first bead got the least bit tacky, the second bead will not stick to it very well. Keep an eye out for what look like tiny bubbles in the seam. If you see those I think something will need to be done. The current trend is to not have that second bead in designer tanks now days , for that super clean look. Along with black silicone. Understand i dont know your tanks history so these are just my thoughts on what I have experienced over the years.
  2. Marco Rock since hurricane

    Has anyone got any Marco Rock since the hurricane? I would like to know if im going to have to dose it with lanthanum chloride for a long time to get rid of phosphate or an acid bath will be enought. Also since I dont know where it is quarried, is there any other nasty stuff on it that might have come from flooding there. I going to get the 1250lb box if there are no known issues.
  3. Planet Aquarium 130g

    Hahahaha Make bad decisions, not me. Just really stupid ones like building my own tank. Love watching glue dry. I'll be old and gray before its done. Oh, I am old and gray. :)))
  4. The Money Pit

    Wow Great stuff. How will i ever convince any live stock to move into my tank with all this fancy real estate out there.
  5. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Thanks, Very helpful was you.
  6. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    What is your avergage tank temp, 76 to 78 or 78 to 80? I heard they like it a bit cooler.
  7. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    What size/kind of sand do you have? What kind of Jawfish? Where in the tank is their home? Do you have a picture? Too many questions?
  8. Planet Aquarium 130g

    Is the screen sandwiched between 2 layers?
  9. FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    Is that a screen kit or do you buy parts?
  10. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    I will hit you up for sure. Might even have to pay you for a boarding fee while you make sure he is good to go. I have very little experience, unless you count aptasia. Just 1 bubble in my 125. It was very small when I got it and decided the back side of the rock work was best like yours. Tank diving humm dont clothes have soap residue in them? :)))))
  11. Planet Aquarium 130g

    Nice tank. Gonna be a good one. Tropic Eden Reeflakes sand. Do they bag different sizes for different fish requirements?
  12. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Livestock and aquascaping tank layout questions. I need some ideas on this one. I love the way Jawfish pop up out of the sand. I also love the look of Urchins. Anemones will be a must. I like a lot of wavy things in a tank. I have been doing some thinking about their homes and territories. The Jawfish need about 10" of deep sand and im only putting about 1" to 2" in the tank. Anybody seen or done any type of retaining wall or round rock structures to hold back that amount of sand. I was thinking a 12" dia. ring 10" tall with some sort of rock or something to hide it. Since the tank is a 5' square visible from 2 adjacent sides could have 1 home in the front corner and one across the tank. I dont know if piling up 10" of sand against 1 end of a tank is a good thing? I would like to do 3 rock islands. 1 being tall spires near the front and the other 2 weaving their way from the front right corner to the back left corner. Forming a sand path between them for some depth. They will be riding on pvc pipe platforms for stabiltiy. I could try to build something between them to hold back some deep sand Any ideas on Anemones other than bubble tip and where they might like to be placed? (not that they will stay there). Any high temperature requirements with them? Has anyone kept a Diadema antillarm urchin with success? Did it bother any softies? I dont want it to starve to death so it will be a late addition to the tank. I did have a rock boring urchin and do not want to go that route. .....ok out of breath like ty and gig 'em diving a tank I saw on another forum.
  13. RODI recs and question

    Thanks. I have a rainwater collection system for the house. No well or city water. With a tds meter it reads 18ppm. This is out of the tap (drinking water) after going thru 4 sediment and 1 charcoal filter and the UV unit. I was just curious what northerners were drinking.
  14. RODI recs and question

    Just because inquiring minds want to know, what is the TDS of Austin water out of the tap?
  15. Tank - Sump Build 500 gal +

    Thanks; My 15 gal top off tank should work for now. I did a little more work on the tank. Overflow box is ready. Picture of the glue up. Don't do this in the kitchen when your wife is home *_* Now on to the tank. First seam is done. Praying to fish gods for no seam bubbles. While i was laying the bead a maintaince guy pulls up from the Fish Gallery. Funny how word gets out.
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