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  1. 150cube 1yr later

    Wow it's been a year already?
  2. Red Sea Max E260 Build

    I have the innovative marine rimless clips and 1/4" clear net from brs now. I just need to get to lowes and get the screen top.
  3. apex auto feeder. There are a lot of stand alone feeders as well. Just make sure you try it out for a few days before leaving.
  4. Red Sea Max E260 Build

    Getting there. Some little odd and ends to finish up. Overall very happy with this tank.
  5. I decided to move to an AIO style tank for various reasons. At first I thought about Innovative Marine, but by the time you piece all those together, you're already at the same price as a red sea system, so thats where I went. I decided on the Red Sea Max E-260, 70 gallon (including rear). Here is my build process for anyone interested in these. My expectations for this tank, mainly for the red sea tank reputation were met, plus some. These tanks are incredible in both design and quality. They seem pricey at first when you're looking at them online for the price and size, but they are such high quality that I believe them to be very well priced for what you get. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a nice tank. If you're in your 30's and not already a professional furniture builder, you're not doing it right (or your rich) haha. Getting there The cleanest it will ever be. Long way to go still Hey come here and hold this. Some rock moved over, mostly aquascaped. Now to start on all the electrical and Apex, ATO, misc electrical setup. Currently just running off a single power strip.
  6. Tank canopy

    I've seen his work a few times. Worth the price, cant really complain.
  7. Tank canopy

    Whatever you do, have the front attached to the top, and cut the top front 1/3rd laterally so you can hinge it. mine is that way and it's awesome. Lights are hung on the rear 2/3rd so they dont move, but I have loads of access when I swing the top open.
  8. Best way to go fallow

    I have around 40 lbs of rock that has always been cycling and running, I just dont have room for it in my tank but I kept it around. I guess I could drop that into the QT while not running copper. When I run copper, I'll pull all the rock and just leave the PVC. Water change the copper out then replace the rock while the fish wait while the DT sits for the weeks needed.
  9. I'm contemplating going fallow for a couple of reasons. I think there has to be ich going on or something. No white spots, but their eyes arent perfectly clear and I see them shaking and scratching. I've ran prazi through the system a few times, and I recently FW dipped my regal angel and nothing came off so I'm not sure it's flukes. Usually I'm a big advocate of just let them be and keep feeding but this has been going on for a couple of months now without any signs of letting up. What is the best way to go fallow? I have a 100g rubbermade and a 75g tank sitting empty, space isnt the hard part. I'm just worried about having so many fish going into a new system without any rock and battling ammonia. I can pull them all at once and run it like a huge QT, I'm just concerned what to do while they sit and wait for the DT to go through the 11 weeks.
  10. Low PH

    I'd be more concerned about how low your salinity is. As long as it's stable it's not really an issue but introducing new coral and fish, they might have a difficult time adjusting to your lower salinity. Ideally you would want to be around 1.025 - 1.026. What are you using to test pH? If it's a probe, have you calibrated it lately? I just re-calibrated my apex probe after 1 year and found it had drifted 0.3. I couldnt figure out why my tank pH was so high recently, it was at like 8.5 - 8.6 in the day. I recalibrated my probe and found that it settled at 8.1 - 8.2 in the day.
  11. Yes you'll most likely need support on a 200g. For water, I dont think there is much different to watch out for if you're using 5 stage RO.
  12. Top Off Container

    25g blue poly bin from walmart.
  13. Cheap Skimmers!

    for what it's worth, running my prime 200int on my 125g fowlr and it's amazing.
  14. Dr. Foster Smith owns live aquaria as well as petco, so they'll be from the same supplier. I believe the one in westfield has saltwater.
  15. KH levels

    Just dose alkalinity supplements to raise it. There is no way to decrease alk, you have to let it fall on it's own.