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Old 12-20-2012, 03:17 AM
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Jcdeng's Elos 120

Finally got the ELOS tank up and running, I have always wanted to set up a bigger tank since the move and break down of the 55g. But this is the longest I have spent setting up a tank, 4 long months, a lot of little bumps along the way, but I guess in this hobby patience is virtue right?

Alright, enough of the BS. Lets get to the pictures, "this thread is worthless without pictures" right? lol

quick shot of my old tank




Moved, set up new Elos in the basement. I wanted to get a bigger one, but luckily I restrain myself cuz the 120 barely fit through my back door and the staircase.



Put in egg crate on the bottom glass part


BRS eco rock, took me a good while to put all the pieces into the right place to create a somewhat acceptable aquascape.


Side shot, took extra pictures so I can remember the arrangement when I transfer the pieces into tank


Transferred, its actually very hard to put them back the way I had it, so I made a little change with few pieces. I like the new look better anyways.

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Put up light hanging bars, this is one of those bumps along the way cuz the first time one of the two bars didn't fit together, had to go back to Elos to get a replacement.


Fill up sand and salt water.


Hyperion R2 finally arrived. And that my dog, Samuel, getting bored cuz the new light took all my attention.



Light is up! Heating up the water, getting ready for cycle.




After the previous picture Sandy came and my tank was stuck in that stage with powerheads running in it for 3-4 weeks. But finally was able to continue with putting in the sump and plumbing.

**I have to Thank Jimmy and Vince at CoralTheory for taking the time out of their busy schedule of moving the store in the midst of Sandy and help build me this great looking custom sump and set up the plumbing and equipment for me.


I know, A mess of wires lol.


Clean it up the best I could


Tunze ATO


Neptune Apex. Gave me the most trouble, but after learning how to set up the programs and connect my vortechs, LOVE THIS THING.




Some final shots: (for now)





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Old 12-20-2012, 03:18 AM
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FTS with lights on





The Hammerhead, so strong that I have to replace the velcro on it with pads made for acrylic tanks

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:19 AM
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Some fish pics

naoko's fairy wrasse



Male Maldives Lyretail


ORA BlackIce snowflake (milk cow)

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Some teaser pics of some of my corals (still didn't move them over to the ELOS yet). Taken under daylights.

Scolys


Chalice:

Kratos


JF Crazy Fox



JF My Miami


Cornbred's 3G trash Mummy Eye


Cornbred's Lemonade Acan

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Old 12-20-2012, 03:32 AM
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Congrats, and enjoy.
We need to catch up.

Great tank choice!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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looking good.. I like the aquascape!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:02 PM
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Beautiful! Going to be a lovely tank! My next upgrade will be the 120xl
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:12 PM
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Very nice! I like the rockscape.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:45 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Awesome looking tank, you will not be disappointed by that skimmer it is a beast.
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