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Old 12-02-2008, 02:12 AM
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Queens Finally Setup my 125 gallon Reef Ready by the one and Only Bueller!!!

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share some pics from my new tank the I just setup over the holidays. I want to take a second to thank ALL the Manhattan reef members that helped me through this process and my great fish store Wonderful World of Fish. I am lucky enough to live a block away from WWOF and Steve, Eddie and the gang are always willing to help!!

With out forums like MR I really don’t think I could of lasted in this hobby. The site is great because all the member are so helpful when I post a question up or need help with something that it makes the hobby very enjoyable!!

The first picture is of my non-drilled tank. This tank was setup all wrong ha ha. I had slates of rock in the tank thinking that it will look cool, I bought a whole bunch of rock with hair algae and thought that it would make the tank more colorful, I had 25 watt florescent lights, I had only one test kit (Ammonia), and I did not have a sump or a skimmer running,

So after a lot of suggestions from people like Jeff (Custom King), Neptune, Tim (from Astoria), Alan (Lazibones), WWOF guys and John Mahoney from Reef cleaners, I cleaned up my act and started reading as much as I can about the hobbey.

Once again I want to thank everyone that helped me through this process and I know I still have a long ways to go (Getting some Corals!!).
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:24 AM
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nice..the new setup looks well thought out...and you had some great advice from some kool dudes..you need a tripod...lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:01 AM
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ha ha yeah I know some of the pics suck.

I will ask for a nice camera for these holidays!

Thanx autoponicz
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LOOKS AWESOME. Did u use a speaker cover as the vent cover for the canopy? If it is cool idea.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:05 PM
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LOOKS AWESOME. Did u use a speaker cover as the vent cover for the canopy? If it is cool idea.

Ha Ha thanks man! Yes those are speaker Grils. I am a DJ on the side so I had those pieces laying around so at about 5AM in the morning after I finished painting the Canopy I thought it would be a good idea
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:08 PM
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That looks great
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:12 PM
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After reading this UV sterilizer link today :https://www.manhattanreefs.com/forum/...rlization.html

I am planning on getting that UV sterilizer up and running first thing when I get home.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:37 PM
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Good Job! Very nice setup.
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Excellent set up. Nice job!
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:18 AM
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Thanks guys! I am going to slowly start stocking the tank.

Do you think I should start putting Corals in first or fish. Which would be a smart move parameters wise?
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