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ReefNewby82

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  1. Here is my first hammer pinwheel after 48 hours or so. I used the orange baby wall hammer elevated in the center. 24k up front, splatter hammer back left and the gold tip top right. I didn't want to over crowd the wheel...so I will be doing a second wheel as well. This one will have the purple tip, the baby blue and the purple hammer. When I get the peach octospawn I will do one of those as well. So in the end when this baby step (get it) build is done and ready we will have three euphyllia centerpieces for the new system!
  2. I'm taking baby steps 🤣 I think I am going a different route for the light being hung or mounted. I ended up going with the Reefbreeder 42 photon LED v2. I have had a lot of luck with these lights and Logan has always been helpful over the 7 years I've used them. I think we are going to do the industrial piping to hang the LED. We are also considering having a custom patchwork welded LED casing made to mount the LED inside. I have a sketch drawn up and a welder reefer that I know that should be able to make it no issues. It will have vents up top and hopefully a way to lower and raise the assembly if needed.
  3. https://www.4ocean.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwlvT8BRDeARIsAACRFiWGwh9wlMz-FX8tXcRCMKI6_h01-ihQNFDp2Ch0j8l8xIocue3KlIkaAglTEALw_wcB Pretty cool operation here. Check them out and consider getting a bracelet for a loved one this year...you can be helping the environment more than you know! I think the club reached out to them in the past to try and work out a group buy and they weren't interested. But doesn't mean we can all spend $20 to help the fish and corals we all live with and love.
  4. I have been collecting hammers to make a centerpiece for the new build when and if it's finally wet lol. Right now I have gold, orange, baby blue, splatter hammer and purple. It should be really cool when I get it fragged and set up.
  5. Got the plumbing done! Looks pretty sharp...it's a little tighter than I wanted it to be for the equipment but I'm digging it! What do you think?
  6. I have the Smart ATO...great little system. Small sensor and pump...reliable. has an audible and visual alarm too...so it beeps when it's out of water in the reservoir as well as when it back siphons (you need to add an inline siphon check valve). It's pretty well priced too...easy to set up
  7. Holy smokes! Put it in a blender with tank water and pour it back in both tanks haha
  8. Hey club...I'm sure a lot of us are into DIY for the reefing hobby when we can. However when it's not possible I wanted to let everyone know about Matt at Clear Constructions. He has been doing acrylic work for me for a few years for screen tops, signs, sumps and more. Custom stuff and he does have a CNC and just made a part for a ski doo last week for a referral of mine. He lives in Daleville but comes to Indy for work and does ship as well. Give him a shout for anything acrylic you can think of. A few members have used him for work in the past as well. Nice prices, nice work and always has great communication during your project as well. Matt Poorman [email protected] Thanks for looking! Make sure to mention INDMAS for 10% off of your first custom acrylic project!!
  9. I will take the orange turtle earrings for Jenn! Nice stuff here everyone. Scarlet made us a custom Colts baby jersey onesy and a bandana for our dog Niko. Reach out to her for anything custom even if you don't see it here. Thanks again Scarlet and Alan "the Bedazzler"!
  10. Had my plumber stop by to take a look at what colored plumbing I had ready. Glad I did, thought I did a pretty good job of getting all I needed. Pfftt...had like half of what I needed lol. Using colored plumbing can get expensive. Amazon sells Formufit PVC but most of it is 4 packs for $16 on elbows etc. So I ordered direct through the manufacturer and saved some money. Got the rest of what I needed for around $40...but those suckers charged me $23 to ship. Oh well...looks like the drain will now be red PVC with black fittings, and the return will be red PVC with black fittings. Going to have a T off with a valve to run the Somatic phosphate reactor. The stand isn't level and needs shimmed, and should be fixed this weekend and then can get the tank fully cleaned out and ready for plumbing. Jeesh this build is taking longer than I wanted for sure!
  11. Is there a reeftrader page set up for this event yet by chance?
  12. Looking good D. One slick stand and Bashsea!
  13. I can't seem to load any more pics...prompt says I've uploaded my max of 665kb or something. Any ideas?
  14. Wow very cool stuff there you Crafty Clowns! I always knew that Alan had a bedazzler hiding in his back pocket! Lol In all seriousness, this is some nice stuff and Jenn and I already have a really cool custom Harry Potter coffee mug Scarlet made. Jenn loves it and it is totally unique. Everyone should look at giving these two a chance at earning your business. Neat stuff for an especially neat cause. Good luck you two! Jenn and I wish you both nothing but luck and success in your endeavor toward such an amazing goal!
  15. Aww man sorry to hear on those fish. May just be me...but that seems like an awfully large bioload for a 22g tank?
  16. Thanks! This is likely the last upgrade and system we will have going for quite some time. So trying to do it right and make it look nice. The 58g is a Frankenstein system...
  17. It was two boxes @chac317...so 40 lbs total. Each box seemed to have pretty close to the same pieces with small variations. (2) arches, one cave and a nice size rock with a hole or pass thru I believe so 4 nice pieces.
  18. We will be using red PVC for the drain and return, have a few unions, ball valves and a swiss check valve too. Hopefully will be getting plumbed up this or next week after we fix a slight issue with the stand top.
  19. https://www.hobbylobby.com/Home-Decor-Frames/Knobs-Hardware/Hardware/Flourish-Corner-Accent/p/80833038 We found these corner accents we are going to put on the front corners of the stand to add some rustic elements to the modern-ish stand. Jenn and I like to blend our two styles into one in our house and those rustic/antique pieces should help tie it all together!
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