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Bayou

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About Bayou

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    Reefaholic
  • Birthday December 5

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  • Location
    Cedar Park
  • Tank Size
    112g
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Support Aquaculture
    and
    GEAUX SAINTS

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  1. Bayou

    The cube

    Been a while, a lot has happened. Never a good start to an update.... My second son was born in November and I've been busy with that. So that is my excuse for not posting anything. And here is the bad news... tank has been broken down and moved. I could not convince my wife to stay down here in Austin so we are moving back north to Denton County at the end of the month. Turns out my boss down here really liked the tank... so its his now. Mason has been servicing it and he moved the tank and will continue to service it... so I'm bummed about not having a really kickass tank but at least
  2. Bayou

    The cube

    teeth cut into the back, it works well but does produce some splash
  3. Bayou

    The cube

    Got some updates. Nem has settled I to a good spot. It is in he temple but reaches up to light and you can see it on top. It is colored up really nicely and no longer bleached. If it stays there a little while longer I will remove the pads covering the powerheads. Got Royal to make a cover for the overflow. Came out pretty good. Black acrylic. No more salt spray on the wall and less noise. Still have not installed auto top off or reactors. Added a bag of carbon to sump. Skimmer has settled in pretty well. Finally. Still need to attach corals. Added some fish. A pair of Bangii cardi
  4. Bayou

    The cube

    I moved it 2 years ago and it took me a month. Literally. 1 system a week with several volunteers each Saturday. And that was only 15 miles from the old location to the new one. The farm has a move in its future but it will not be to Austin. We are really close and really friendly with the big fish wholesaler in DFW. If possible I'd like to stay near them. Good to have friends.
  5. Bayou

    The cube

    Been busy but have a few updates. Lost the box fish. It was eating well and very active. Not sure what happened but I came in a few Saturdays ago and he was no longer with us. I got him out quick before he polluted the tank. Nem has taken a few walk abouts and is still finding a happy place. He is in the rocks behind the temple. Probably going to stay there. pH and Alk was low. I am now dosng on a regular basis to get numbers up and to keep them up. Did first water change after the box fish died. Messy but went well. Need to put a cover on the external overflow box. I need to find
  6. Bayou

    The cube

    I did have a chiller, a BEAST of a chiller. It was too big and so I sent it North to the farm. We are wanting to set up an SPS system there next year and it will be perfrect for that.
  7. Bayou

    The cube

    is a chiller an option? sounds like a better use of your valuable time to spend a few hundred on a chiller than to go up to the office every three hours over the weekend like you're nursing a child :/ Chiller is an option for sure. Luckily now that temps have come down to the lower 90's I do not have an overheating issue anymore..... until May/June of next year.
  8. Bayou

    The cube

    Thanks! I'll admit I bit off more than I could chew. Between moving and trying to settle into a nw office and building a new tank.... it was a bit much. Should get easier now...... oh no.... i keep forgetting I have a baby due in Mid November. Nevermind.... no rest in my future! LOL
  9. That is too cool. Does the speed change from the controller measuring the water temp or from a sensor in the light measuring the temp in the fixture? C'mon....hook a geek up
  10. Bayou

    The cube

    Got a few updates I knew it was gonna happen but still bummed me out.... Lost the first corals this week. Pom Pom Xenia melted, dragons breath was consumed by the foxface and the blue cespitularia is on its last leg. Temp over the weekend got way too high(84) and I think I dosed too much alk on Sunday. And the levels rose too quick. I am used to much larger systems. After 5 days of staying in the barnacle the nem grew legs. At 7:00 this am it was on the temple and at 8:15 it was on the powerhead. I got it quick so damage was minimal. Foam covers are now on the powerheads. Nem was repla
  11. Bayou

    The cube

    Added some corals! Last week Ben shipped me a few from the farm to bank in another location. Krypto candycane, blue Xenia, blue cespitularia, sympodium, dragons breath macro algae, a pink birdsnest and a Pom Pom Xenia. Then over the weekend I picked up a few from club members. A sherman rose bubble tip anemone, a setosa and a few digi frags. Here is a pic of the nem, bleached out from being in a sump for a while but has acclimated pretty good so far.
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