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Old 10-24-2006, 12:30 PM
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My 29g Work-In-Progress

So, I've met a bunch of you at various MR activities (drinks at Cedar, Tank Girl's party, and most recently at the Fall Frag Swap - which was so much fun, btw) and everyone keeps telling me I should start a tank thread. And thus, though I have no fish and no invertebrates and my only two coral frags are currently being housed in digitalreefer's tank, I thought I would oblige.

Everyone here at MR has been really invaluable as far as advice and help with various things for my set up. I think the only things I didn't get from an MR member are the actual tanks, a couple of test kits, and my RO/DI. So a huge thanks to all of you.

Here is the bare bones of my set up:

- Tank is 29g w/ 10g sump
- custom built hood and stand (courtesy digitalreefer and drilling courtesy bad_coffee - thanks guys! )
- AquaC EV 120 skimmer
- PC lighting - 65W 10K and 65W actinic (not planning on any SPS corals) and I may upgrade eventually to 2 50/50 bulbs.
- 32lbs live rock (hand picked, thanks Sean!)


So far the hood has been built. it has been stained since this photo was taken.




Eric (digitalreefer) in a rare industrious moment. (I was urged to include "action shots" by some members at Leslie's party)



I'm still trying to convince Claudius that fish are friends, not food!! (Don't worry, I'll thoroughly clean the tank before I put any water.)


I'm hoping to get the tank cycling as soon as my RO/DI shows up in the mail. And I'm also looking forward to my extra pure drinking water.

More pics as works continues.

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Last edited by ellebelle; 10-24-2006 at 01:48 PM.. Reason: I'm technologically deficient.
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:38 PM
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liisa you can upload or attach the pics fromyour desk top to our server.

to attach go to the "go advanced" option and click the paperclip icon, pic the photos you want to upload then click the same icon again to attach them.

to place the pics on our server go to the photo gallery link and then click upload, choose your photos, select the place in members folder option then upload. go to your folder and then use the BB links to place in your threads. call me if that does not make sense :P
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:47 PM
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It makes perfect sense. I am apparently still learning the ways and means of bulletin board technology. Thanks Jon.
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:20 PM
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nice start. i have a 29gal also no fancy hood or stand but i love it.keep up the good work.
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:47 PM
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Wow! That canopy looks amazing! They guy who built that must be very talented!
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Eric,

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Wow! That canopy looks amazing! They guy who built that must be very talented!
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Lissa,

Excellent! Glad to see that you are getting off the right start.

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Old 10-28-2006, 06:15 AM
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Lisa.. you are starting off on the right foot. The tank looks great with Eric's canopy on it. Can't wait to see more!
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:40 AM
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Claudius is cute! There should be a thread titled "show us your cat inside your empy tank" LOL
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:54 AM
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Looking good so far.

How about some updated pics! when I was there the top was stained! in the *hot* action shot with eric, it's not done yet!

And here you go leslie! (does the cat look familiar?)
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