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Old 03-03-2019, 08:46 AM
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March 2019 update

Past summer, I had a issue with my 300DD display tank. One of the corner seams started to visually look white like the silicone was starting to fail. I thought it was just me looking into things too much. I kept a eye on it for a few months, but one day, the area I was keeping an eye on started to put out a bead of sweat every few seconds. HOLY CRAP !!!.


I took down the tank
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:06 AM
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Not going to restart a new display tank.

I was able to isolate the sump, and keep it running with liverock, skimmer, and a few fish

I did take the opportunity to reconfigure some plumbing on the prop tank
(empty due to the issue with my display tank)

replaced a circa 2003 pan world pump that was on my MTC calcium reactor - it never failed

added a 4th pump tp my deltec skimmer now making it a AP1004.

This past week I started the refill on the prop tank with hopes to have it running so I could go to the FFM. I got it going Saturday AM -- just in time !!

I went to the FFM and picked up a few frags to get the system going again.

Hope things go well..........
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:20 AM
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Sorry to hear that polywise. The last time I saw your setup in person it was doing quite well. It must hurt to see the tank empty.
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yea.. I was getting a bit anxious. First time since 2003 that I had nothing in motion

I'll be rebuilding coral in the tank through the spring
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its too bad that gills closed. great looking tank
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:55 PM
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Sorry to hear that Jim. This is the one bad thing about this hobby. You spend money and time. Do everything right for years. So many things that can go wrong. From equipment to power outage, and simple defect in tank. Did you lose all your coral. We're you able to save Walt Disney. Your growing system we grow coral super fast.
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The 300dd was a beautiful tank......what a bummer. So what happened to all of your colonies that were in there? Did you transfer them to the sump and grow out tanks?
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editour2,
I found many homes for the Coral. Then.... I saw it as a opportunity to work on some plumbing that was needed on the prop tank. It had been running for 9 years. I could never schedule the work - too much time and I did not have have enough time to do it all in one time period. I am back on track now

salpet,
I had not heard of them closing. When did that happen?

Jim C.
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editour2,
I found many homes for the Coral. Then.... I saw it as a opportunity to work on some plumbing that was needed on the prop tank. It had been running for 9 years. I could never schedule the work - too much time and I did not have have enough time to do it all in one time period. I am back on track now

salpet,
I had not heard of them closing. When did that happen?

Jim C.
Hey Jimmy come by and grab some frags whenever you are ready. Glad you go the tank back and ready. Also smart move on doing this peace meal man.
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