EVB's Red Sea Max S 650 LED

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    More shots of the trauma.
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    And it is my birthday week so I should be allowed to order something from WWC right?



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    Today they move the generator so it will pass inspection. An amazing lack of coordination. Try one - we sent them away because they were going to cut a decorative tree down. Had landscaper move tree. Try two- sent them away because they hadn’t arranged for the plumber to move gas at same time. Third time a charm? We will see.


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    How much of a fluctuation did you have in salinity?
    Happy birthday! Have you got your eye on a specific coral for the spot?
     
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    Happy B-day - post pics of order received :crowd:
     
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    Happy B-day @emvanburen!


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    It went from 36.5 to 34.25 conductivity. I may have picked out a few for that spot! Arrive tomorrow.

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!


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    Frags arrived. They even sent a bonus acro. No idea what it will grow up to be. It’s the one on the right. [​IMG]


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    Nice!


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    New video - bit of a tank tour of corals! Hope you enjoy


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    New friend! McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse!
    He hid for a few days and now is quite happy in there.

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    Hello Amigo, it has been a while, everything ok?


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    Hello! Yes things are fine. Will post a FTS shortly. Have been very busy with work, sending a kid to college, etc but I did go to MACNA this year and dodged a big hurricane.

    I have some exciting news now that my tank has stabilized! It’s time to Stretch it! When we launched this tank it was a gently way back into this addictive hobby and we did not go ultimate. Since inception I have proven my commitment to keeping the tank looking good so got green light to upgrade. 8’ - about 340 gallons in the same location but built in and plumbed to the basement. Should be fun!



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    Sounds great ! looking forward for the new build !
     
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    Here is a shot of the tank from a few days ago. I’m getting scared to rip it all apart![​IMG]

    Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better!


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    Picture under the tank of the floor joists. Will be reinforcing this area for the upcoming expansion...


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    Will also have to route two tank drains, the returns and a data conduit through here.. along with all this domestic plumbing...


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    A very large and structurally irrelevant beam has now been installed between the tank and the wall directly underneath. This beam was required because the engineer is unable to acknowledge the wall directly under the tank - a so called demising wall- and thus has to prevent this critical joist from sagging (it can’t). With this done, they can move on to reinforcing a spanning joist and installing a secondary joist which will actually carry the load of Potomac Reef 2. Progress! [​IMG]


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    Structural work done! Now attacking plumbing. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Snakey pipes are return and drain lines.


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    We now have 2 drains , 2 emergency drains, a return and a data conduit from tank to fishroom. Now I just need a new tank and fishroom!


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    Plumbing completed to the fishroom and the ceiling is back together. November / December will be about getting the fish room ready for equipment. [​IMG]

    Also now have 2 dedicated 20amp circuits run in.
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    Small stuff, like:
    Plywood walls
    Painting
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    Also wondering how best to handle my livestock while the new tank goes in and cycles. Planning to house fish / corals in a temp 120g I’ll set up shortly. I’ll hopefully be sending frag backups of my good sps to local hobbyists as well. Anyone move a reef lately?



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