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Atomic last won the day on April 9

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About Atomic

  • Birthday 09/07/1981

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    Rushville IN
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    800 Gallon In-Wall Reef Tank

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  1. Since im hosting the August meeting.....it might be a little cramped in my basement...... Kidding aside, cuddos to those making the decision. Its the right one. Things are gonna get worse before they get better. Ross
  2. I'm unable to access the buy sell forums also. No clue why. Ross
  3. Name: Ross Winters Gender: Male Age or Age Range: 38 Instagram: Rossmwinters Where are you from? Rushville Indiana Type of Tank(s): 800g Photo(s) of you: Full Tank Shot(s): How long have you been in the hobby? 14 years. (13 years in INDMAS) What do you like most about the hobby? I enjoy the tank build as much as i do the enjoyment of a finished tank. Other pets: 1 Dog Other hobbies: Golf, Snowsking, Bowling Work: Owner - Winters Homes, Custom home building
  4. I tried to get something like this started a few years ago. I would be in for something like this!! Ive also wondered if people wanted to go in on a growout system. everyone pitches in 100-200 bucks a year for tank costs and electric. Then if you give 2 frags to the system, you can take one frag for yourself. Or have some sort of a point system. you can always get back a frag of something you have donated in case of a disaster. I would donate a frag of everything i have as insurance all day long!!
  5. Are you interested in the large Vlamingi Tang I have for sale?

  6. welcome!!! Ive enjoyed following your build on Reef2Reef!!
  7. awesome theme tank!!!! Be thankful that the colts wear blue....and you dont live in cleveland and have browns tank
  8. I'm gonna start to come to alot more of the meeting and was planning on making this my first since Christmas 2008. Unfortunately I have a lucky seat for the colts game and cannot mess up the good luck. I guess I'll see you all at the February meeting!
  9. Floors looks great! Takes a little bit of artistic ability to make them look that good. Great job.
  10. The Aquascape is complete!!! Over all im pretty happy. I want to have more open swimming space than most tanks (one reason why i went so big). The Rock wall really allows me to have my corals and still have open space. I worked on the wall Saturday and realized fast that i didnt have enough rock to finish the islands. So I had to pickup another 200 lbs of dry rock. I also put 8 five gallon buckets of sand in the tank. I might add a little more later as the sand creeps into the back of the rocks. Time for the pictures!!!! FTS Left side. Open water side Right Side. Island side Top View Port holes Finally got the last coat of epoxy on the top wood railing around the tank and the walkway. Starting to look really good in the fish room
  11. The tank is drained and ready for the rock this weekend. I also am going to put another coat of pond shield on a few areas and the walk board. Hopefully by this time next week I will be making water.
  12. WE ARE MOVED IN!!!!!! Christmas also gave me a little time to work on the tank this week and evening after the kids go to bed are my fish tank time (unless its wife time :love1:) I was able to move all the live rock that was outside inside my "safe room". Its a room off my fish room that has 8" of concrete on all sides. In all actuality, it was cheaper to make the room than it was to fill it up with pea gravel to pour the front porch. So i have plenty of storage. I then put 3 of the 55g barrels in the final resting place. I then got the back of the tank skinned and the foldable walkboard installed. Also added plugs on the wall on a GFCI. These will be for my powerheads. Got some Salt for Christmas!!! Still need more though Finally a FTS in the basement Family room. I still am going to build a bar behind the couch that the 4 bar stool sit behind. This should give eating space during ballgames or watching movies. Last but not least!!!!! My new MERMAN!!!!!! Not really, its just me in the tank before I drained the freshwater leak test. 3 weeks and no leaks, not even a hint of bowing in the walls or glass.
  13. Hey Tim, Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely take your advice on this. I had not thought about the heat issue, its been a while since ive had MH lights!!!
  14. The tank was running with fresh water in it this weekend. I had to replace a seal on the reeflo hammerhead and there is still a small leak, i hope to fix it soon. I got a new GFCI circuit on a switch for the powerheads. I had to use a GFCI because there are plug in on the wall surrounding the tank. I aint takin no risks!!! I installed the cabinets in the fish room to create a nice working area and storage. I hope to someday paint them gray like the color on the stands. We move into the new house this weekend. So i hope to have alot more time after the kids go to bed to work on the tank. Things I still need to do: Put a plywood skin around the back side of the tank and paint it gray. Put another coat of black epoxy on top of wall. Build water changing station in corner between sink and refugium with the 4 55g barrels that are holding rock and sand. Make a walkway around the tank that folds down when not in use. This should be high enough that i can reach most of the tank when walking on it. Build light racks for main tank and frag tank. (recommendations for blue actinics to go with my MHs?) Build rock wall
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