300 gallon financial sinkhole

Mpdan

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Looks great. I like the three islands, want to do something similar to open up swim room and separate corals.

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DKST227

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It’s funny how this 8ft tank makes me feel my 6ft is so tiny. I need to upgrade. That’s a beautiful tank. Enjoy!
 

fishyfish22

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More picks of the setup. I really like how clean the wood skin came out to be

you can also see the canopy in action, and the doors which were surprisingly difficult to add.

I ended up finding soft close hinges that didn't have to be on the inner frame of the door, it closes and opens super smoothly.

also pictured, you can see what the Radion DIY light track looks like from a distance.

side note: these WAV's are POWERFUL, i'm running them at 50% and they still do quite a bit

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fishyfish22

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also picked up this cam at a killer deal from Costco and the Porthole from Avast marine, I really look forward to try them out and finally be able to take some decent coral pics!

Still not ready to jump the $1k macro lens though, so i'll have to make do with the one I have.

It's an EOS Rebel T7, lens is a EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, no idea what that means but I'm about to learn!

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fishyfish22

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Looks great. I like the three islands, want to do something similar to open up swim room and separate corals.

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it's easier to do as you're filling up the tank, using E-marco Cement locks everything up nicely
 

Mpdan

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it's easier to do as you're filling up the tank, using E-marco Cement locks everything up nicely
Thanks I will give it a shot. Still waiting on the tank to come in and the cold has slowed me down on the stand build.

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fishyfish22

Premium member
It’s funny how this 8ft tank makes me feel my 6ft is so tiny. I need to upgrade. That’s a beautiful tank. Enjoy!
It's never a bad time for an upgrade 🤔😁 6 feet is definitely still a lot of room though. What made me really notice the difference was using the same rock from the 180, but I actually ended up having to get more because it wasn't enough!
 

fishyfish22

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Thanks I will give it a shot. Still waiting on the tank to come in and the cold has slowed me down on the stand build.

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yeah stand building definitely took a good amount of time, I was fortunate to get it done during the summertime but I can imagine the winter slowing things down by a lot
 

fishyfish22

Premium member
One of the more interesting challenges I had with the tank was finding away to feed nori. Because of the tank being acrylic and having such a thick brace, I wouldn't be able to just reach in and grab a magnet or clip on the wall. Furthermore I wanted a way where the front of the glass wasn't obstructed.

An additional issue I noticed was when using a clip, usually the lead tang would rip off a large chunk of it and then the rest would ignore it when it was in the water column. Boom, half a sheet of nori wasted.

My response to this was simple.

I took a 4-6" segment of 2" pvc. I drilled four holes into the top and tied it to the canopy with fishing string. I would then attach the algae sheets with two Rubberbands on each end. The result was an easy way to drop nori into the tank and then hang the pvc to dry when I'd pull it out.

I noticed the tangs became much more active in grazing this way, having access to it from all angles, than they were in the previous tank when I'd use a clip.

In addition to this, tangs would only rip off smaller chunks at a time and they'd graze on it all day. Usually I'd use two sheets folded in half, one on each end.


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Chase_Nano

Active member
One of the more interesting challenges I had with the tank was finding away to feed nori. Because of the tank being acrylic and having such a thick brace, I wouldn't be able to just reach in and grab a magnet or clip on the wall. Furthermore I wanted a way where the front of the glass wasn't obstructed.

An additional issue I noticed was when using a clip, usually the lead tang would rip off a large chunk of it and then the rest would ignore it when it was in the water column. Boom, half a sheet of nori wasted.

My response to this was simple.

I took a 4-6" segment of 2" pvc. I drilled four holes into the top and tied it to the canopy with fishing string. I would then attach the algae sheets with two Rubberbands on each end. The result was an easy way to drop nori into the tank and then hang the pvc to dry when I'd pull it out.

I noticed the tangs became much more active in grazing this way, having access to it from all angles, than they were in the previous tank when I'd use a clip.

In addition to this, tangs would only rip off smaller chunks at a time and they'd graze on it all day. Usually I'd use two sheets folded in half, one on each end.


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I love this idea I’m gonna try it out
 
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