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Bpb last won the day on April 30 2020

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    90 Gallon
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  1. Bpb

    BPB’s 150

    Yes one area of complaint and concern I’ve had with previous tanks is there WILL be splashes and spills. There will be tons of salt spray inside the stand and canopy. It is unavoidable. And every tank I’ve owned thus far has done a number on their stands and canopies. With bubbling MDF, de laminating plywood, flaking away paint from poor adhesion, and general rotting of wood. I put lots of extra attention into the sanding and application of many coats of primer and paint. Allowing for absolutely full and complete curing between coats. Hoping I can start applying polyurethane t
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    BPB’s 150

    Fortunately for me I’m still working lots of hours. No staying at home for me.
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    BPB’s 150

    I still exist! Life being what it is and uncertainty of our home situation has made for slow progress on this build thread, but slow doesn’t mean stopped. Things I’ve done in the past year or so: complete the aqua scape. It took a while but I came up with something I’m very happy with that fits my criteria using zip ties, cement, and a mixture of Tonga shelf, pukani, Fiji, and caribsea shapes rock. I took a few pictures of the finished product. I built the scape on top of the stand so I could get an idea of how it would look at real time operating level. Pictures may be hard
  4. Bunp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. I've been super inactive on here the past year it appears. I'll update the thread for fun. It appears the last bit of conversation was in regards to calcium reactor feed. I kept on with using the masterflex for a time. I had been running it the entire time with ZERO grease on the tubing or roller wheels which I realize is probably not the best idea. What would happen with each tubing change, is the fresh tubing would resist the pinch just enough to cause a knocking sound which became wildly annoying and i had to kind of bunch up a wash cloth under the roller head assembly to torque it
  6. Has it really been almost a whole year since I’ve updated this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  7. Relax amigo, he’s one of THE reefers in the city Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Me first. And wow. That’s some serious diy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. It’s interesting you all mention this. I haven’t had a spec of visible cyano in nearly 8 years, and just recently I’m seeing spots pop up on the sand (it doesn’t bother me, just an observation). I use IO Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. That’s the exact bulb combo I ran before I moved back to halides. Don’t you love it? It has the natural daylight look of a real slice of water but still maintains the kaleidoscope of coral colors. No browning out Take a crisp $20 to come arrange my electrical like yours is? We can talk Aggie football while you work Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. As an Aggie I fully approve of this joke Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Well. Been a while since this happened! Fish death! This azure damsel was AT LEAST 13 years old. 8 years in my care. A friend had it 5 years prior to me. And seeing as he didn’t hatch it himself. It was likely older. Not sure what did it in. It was acting spunky and normal when I got home today. Had a big gash on his side. With some missing scales. Could have been post mort though from rock work. No condolences necessary for me. As I feel like a 13+ year old fish is a rare win in this hobby. They all gotta go eventually. I’ll replace it with a talbot
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    BPB’s 150

    3L of siporax added to the sump of the 90 gallon. I feel like I should get about double going. Can’t decide if I should get more siporax, pond matrix, a brightwell brick, or the maxspect balls. I imagine they’ll all be about the same effectiveness. Wanting to really Get a ton of bacteria built up since I’ll be eliminating the sandbed and the mud fuge from the equation Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. Sorry man totally missed your reply. Must not have gotten that notification. Came from a Facebook seller. Random. Guy said he got it from an lfs and it had no name. I’m working on a name. It’s too pretty not to have one. Here’s a video from tonight. Just cleaned the gyres. Flow is rocking. Fish just ate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    BPB’s 150

    Been a long long time since this has had an update. I’m sure since I almost forgot about it, everyone else absolutely forgot about it. So I’ll be brutally honest. I’ve had this tank in my possession for a while now. The plan was always to wait and set it up when we move. Who knows when that’ll be. And I’m tired of it going to waste. But the move was mostly an excuse to wait. I’m mostly terrified of crashing the tank in a move. I know it’s possible to grow acros in a young tank. It’s just wildly difficult. But. I’ve decided to go ahead and attempt a switch. My biggest cha
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