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    My Wife's the Greatest <3

    Hello fellow reefaholics,
    For about 6 years now I have been progressing from a 14 gal bio cube to a RedSea 130 D which is filled to the Max with corals and fish. So last week my Wife took me to my favorite LFS and surprised me with a custom stand and tank she had them make for me. Holy Crap, does it get any better!.
    So I figure while I gather all the rest of the equipment needed I will chronicle this build and ask you guys for help , since I never dealt with a sump before. So here it goes
    It's a Deep Blue 90 Gal drilled tank with a nice cherry wood cabinet, she included the Eshopps 200 sump and the pump , and then proceeded to tell me she had the place order 2 78 watt Cree LED fixtures with dimmers. My jaw dropped, boy do I owe her big time. So to recap I just ordered 50 lbs of Pulkani dry rock from BRS, being that I have about 50 lbs already in my current tank to transfer over, Hopefully 100lbs should be enough, what do you guys think? and now comes the weekly ordering as I scrape together much needed Reef funds when I can. This will be tricky in this difficult economy. Placed a small order for a couple of valves and misc plumbing parts needed from Marine Depot.
    No Skimmer, yet what to buy? Reef Octopus, Bubble Magus,Vertex, ATB, I tech, etc.. the list goes on and on , I need advice so confusing.
    I figure it will take at least 1/2 months to get it up and running , then the transfer the inhabitants from the smaller tank into this one.
    So here goes.....

    wish me luck! only kidding lol...
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    OMG I love your wife! Happy valentines day!

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    Lucky you!!!!
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    Congrats beautiful new tank !
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    Happy Valentines Day eh?!! Awesome set up! You owe her diamonds and I mean BIG diamonds! *L*


    Nothing Good ever happens fast in a reef....patience! ( I need to work on this one! ) .

    Having a saltwater tank without corals is like a flower garden with just sticks

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    Now, if she got you that, what did you get for her? I think this big tank is just a big message

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    UUMM yea your wife is the greatest and boy does she have an eye for beauty! (Not you the tank LOL)

    One of my favorite woods is cherry so you bet I'm jealous. Tell her one of the boys from RS said
    Super Job!

    Congrats on the new tank and by all means keep the pictures coming!
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    Thanks guys, what did I get her, 2 dozen red roses and a promise to keep letting her go shopping when she wants to.. Also I work about 60 hours a week supporting 2 kids in college and 4 cars, a house etc... so I guess she appreciates my hard work and realizes that I love this hobby. I have been keeping fish since 1984. I wish I could afford all the elaborate tanks and equipment you guys have its amazing all your tanks and every time I read another thread about the unbelievable tanks you guys have., I just stare drooling and wishing. So I will try to the best I can with what I have..
    Thanks and I'll definitely need your help setting this up
    Rick

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    Dude. Rockstar buy. Hell kiss her from me! U can grow into this slowly just stay on top of waterchanges. Spread the cost over a few months. Fresh salty ro/di water changed weekly will buy u time. Or jump in n go nuts. Works for me! Congrats!

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    Congrats on the new Tank!!! And the great wife.
    Steve



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    250 Gallon Deep Dimension, Started 4/28/11, AI SOL Super Blue 4 modules, 50 gallon acrylic sump, 2X Reeflo Super Dart Gold return pumps, Emperor Aquatics 50W HO UV sterilizer,GHL Profilux 3.1NEX Controller, 2X Vortech MP40WES w/battery backup, GHL Profilux 4 channel dosing pump, JBJ Arctica 1/3hp chiller, Rena 300W smart heater ,Tunze Osmolator ATO, Reef Octopus BR110 Biopellet reactor, Reef Octopus MF 2000 media reactor for GAC, i-Tech 400 cone Skimmer, 2X Mocean 2000, 1" Sea Swirl, 160lbs Samoa pink #0 sand, 200+ lbs of live rock Closed 1/13/13

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    Thanks Matt, your tanks are amazing, and I love reading your threads... yeah I have the ro/di set up in the basement and religiously change 10% water weekly in my RSM 130 . I try to practice good water management My coral growth in my small 130D have been great and this is what I'll be transferring over..
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    Re: My Wife's the Greatest <3

    Your tank looks great. It's a shame to break it down but you're obviously out of room for more coral. You've got a keeper so don't let her go!

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    No problem moving things over to a bigger tank ill walk u thru it. Problem is ur gonna need more corals. Oh dear whatta ya do? Aha. I'd make Myreeftoyours a favorite site! U have skills buddy.

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    That tank is gonna be swe-e-e-et! It really is a beautiful stand. I'll be watching your build thread for sure!

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    i made my husband read this thread. hopefully he gets some good ideas from it. lol!
    just keep swimming, just keep swimming. i need to be reminded of this from time to time.

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