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#1 Trod

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:45 PM

OK, as some of you will already know from the nano forum I'm about to set up my Long awaited Lionfish tank.
My family have bought me a tank for my birthday, and seffieuk (my sister) has put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get it for me, so without her this would still only be a dream.
The big day is tomorrow, boy am I excited :yahoo: I have had the tank sitting in my dining room, all covered in sheets and table clothes for the past 3 weeks, and no I haven't peeked :rolleyes:

This is what it looks like

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It will be unveiled tomorrow at 12.00 BST, pictures will follow shortly after :nod:

I also got my new RO unit this morning, eventually, after they delivered it to the wrong address yesterday :crazy:

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This will be set up next week, Mr Trod has week off :good:

and sometime ago I bought a V2 1200 protein skimmer, bargain for 31

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But I beginning to have doubts about this after recent discussions on here regarding skimmers, I feel I may have gone to big, but will sort that out at a later date.

So my plans are to GO SLOW I have done hours of research on lionfish and am pretty clued up on them now :book:

My other tank is an orca TL550 which is a plug and play, so it came with everything included.
I am entering a whole new world starting this tank from scratch, I have great faith in all you guys and I know you will be there to help with everything, for which I am very gratefull indeed :nod:

I am hoping to aquascape using reef bones (thanks Ben, for idea) to create 2 caves, and also have LR.
I don't know whether to have a sump or refugium, this again will be decided later, after, I'm sure, much debate :blush:

So the waiting is almost over and the journey begins :yahoo: :band: :yahoo:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:49 PM

cannot wait to see this going :good:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:52 PM

woohoo can't wait :good:
still can't believe that you haven't peaked :crazy:

#4 Trod

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

woohoo can't wait :good:
still can't believe that you haven't peaked :crazy:


:rofl: Nope not once, don't want to spoil the surprise. But really really getting excited now :fun:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:57 PM

god it seems like its been sat there ages, i reckon she already has at least 1 lion in there.
I now i wouldnt have hbin able to wait.

Trod, make sure you read up on reef bones, if they are uncured it will make the tank cycle slower. They can also mess around with your PH for a while too. Wont matter while nothing in the tank, just be ready for a wait.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:59 PM

god it seems like its been sat there ages, i reckon she already has at least 1 lion in there.
I now i wouldnt have hbin able to wait.

Trod, make sure you read up on reef bones, if they are uncured it will make the tank cycle slower. They can also mess around with your PH for a while too. Wont matter while nothing in the tank, just be ready for a wait.



Cheers Ben will do :good: I'm very good at waiting :blink:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

last time i looked into any it was 2.80/kil when buying 25KG.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:13 PM

And she is off.......................Woo hoo, I am waiting nervously for tomorrow, I love the tank, (so she can always give it to me!) but will she like it :crazy: I shall be watching that face of hers intently tomorrow :unsure: just in case I have to hire a van and move the tank to my house (honest, it's no trouble!).

She hasn't told you the whole story about the RO unit :P , she also hasn't told you about the palace of a house she got the skimmer from :blink: and I haven't told her who I got the tank from ;) or about what happened to the first one :crazy:

Anyway our kid, see you tomorrow :wub: Or should I say Troderlop, see you tomorrow :hyper:

Seffie aka Stroderlop, Big Sis X

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

The thing is Trod, this is really weird, cause most of us have already seen the tank and know exactly what you are getting. :drool:

I have to agree with Ben, I have no where near your will power and would have talked the person who bought it into me having it with LR set up so I could make a purchase on my Birthday!!

By the way, same Birthday as my Auntie.

Hope you have a good one, hope Seffie takes a picture of your face when it is revealed, would love to see that. :yahoo:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

:rofl: I'm sure the stories will be told :blush: in due course.

See you tomorrow Big sis :wub:

P.S. You're not having it :shifty:

The thing is Trod, this is really weird, cause most of us have already seen the tank and know exactly what you are getting. :drool:

Hope you have a good one, hope Seffie takes a picture of your face when it is revealed, would love to see that. :yahoo:


I know its weird you've all seen it before me :look:

I will make sure I've got my face on then for the pictures :rofl:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

Someone mind explaining what these reef bones are?

Oh and happy birthday Trod :)

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

haha this is gonna be great XD

cant wait :D

I cant wait to see this journal XD what will ya be doing with your orca tl550? ^^

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:37 PM

Someone mind explaining what these reef bones are?

Oh and happy birthday Trod :)


reef bones (i believe) are dead bits of hard coral, and dead live rock I think. :)

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:48 PM

Oh! Oh! Here we go........


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:18 PM

he he yeah to me the lion fish is one of the ultimate salt water fish and as you may know i own two fuzzy dwarfs i know there not as big but they are still amazing and through the time you own them the more caricter they seem to develop and become very tame or at least mine have lol :good:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:53 AM

Lookin good. Following with glee :)

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:06 AM

:flowers: :bday: :angel: :band: :cake: :-

Happy Birthday Trod

:kana: :- :cake: :band: :angel: :bday: :flowers:

And don't forget

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and lots of

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:46 AM

:flowers: Happy Birthday!
Hope your new tank is everything you want it to be!

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#20 Trod

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:42 AM

Thank you very much Guys, you are all so kind :wub:


Well not long now :kana: Just waiting for everyone to get here.

Think its a good job I have to go to work later this afternoon or seffie and I might not be to steady with the camera :drink: :- :rofl:

Blimey, all this waiting :whistle: and waiting :whistle: and waiting :whistle:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

I cant wait to see this journal XD what will ya be doing with your orca tl550? ^^



I'll be keeping it and running the 2 tanks :good:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:26 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

:D CANT WAIT TO SEE IT!

:cake: :cake: :- :- :- :- :- :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :band: :band:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:37 AM

An hour and a Half now. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :kana: :kana: :kana: :cake: :cake: :cake:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

Happy birthday :)

#25 Trod

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:17 PM

Phew what a day ^_^

Well we got there in the end and WOW how brilliant is my tank :kana: I am so pleased with it, I would like to thank Rob (Anguilla82), It is a lovely tank :good: I have been told the story, you are a very kind gentleman :good:

Right, a picture tell a thousand words so sit back and enjoy .........................................

Seffie getting nervous before big reveal (just couldn't keep her away from the JD!!!!)
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OK now I'm really nervous too
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Here we go
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OMG
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Its my new tank
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Seffie and I trying to get lid off (and my grandson, wondering what all the fuss is about)
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and finally in its place :yahoo:
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Hope you like the pictures.
Got to go and earn the money to fill it now :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:27 PM

Really nice!!!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

Your face says it all :good:

I knew Seffie was worrying about nothing, knew you would love it.

Come on then, jump to it, now you have the tank you need to get going.

Water!!!

Might have known you would both be :drink: :drink: :drink:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

Wow lovely tank! you could have a bath in that lol :P keep us updated :good:

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:30 PM

Glad you like it :good:

now c'mon get it filled and get them preds in there!

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:44 PM

oh cool tank :cool: is anybody going to tell us the story behind it?




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