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    Bichirs the dinosaur in my home

    Allow me to take you back through the fog of history to a time before time even began. A time when great armored monsters once prowled the black muddy waters of ancient rivers feeding upon prehistoric fish and animals. These beast of both the land and the water adapted to there dark and murky...
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    73 gallon Vietnamese hillstream tank

    Posted this in members aquariums and pics on accident instead of in here. Just a heads up it's a long post. You have been warned. It's been a while since I last posted on here or even got on at all let alone started a new fish tank. Been about 1 1/2 years since I last posted and in that time...
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    73 gallon Vietnamese hillstream tank build

    Just a heads up it's a long post. You have been warned. It's been a while since I last posted on here or even got on at all let alone started a new fish tank. Been about 1 1/2 years since I last posted and in that time I had my 220 gallon reef tank which was a great success but ultimately I made...
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    10 Gallon Nano Reef

    I recently had to downsize my 220 gallon tank dew to moving later this year but I couldn't really give it all up lol. So I've kept a few corals and set up a little 10 gallon nano tank with a hang on back refugium. Since I can't post pics on this site from my iPad for some reason I'll post...
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    Kinda Back

    So I haven't been on in about two or three months sadly I got crazy busy with work and family and had to make a few changes. So to cut to the chase I downsized from my 220 gallon tank to a little 10 gallon reef tank and a 20 gallon frag tank. Ultimately I won't have any saltwater tanks left...
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    Diy Frag Plugs. My Experiment

    So I'm downgrading from my current 300 gallon reef tank to a 75 gallon frag tank. New job and less time made me choose to do soemthing a little smaller. But I've had a lot of fun growing and selling my corals and I'm looking forward to really focusing on getting the corals to grow fast and have...
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    Why Every Reefer Should Have A Generator.

    So last Tuesday we had a massive wind storm that blew over trees knocked down power lines and put 180 thousand+ people out of power here in my area. The power didn't come on for me again until Friday night. It's winter here so nights are getting down to 20 degrees which is well below freezing...
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    My Bangaii Cardinal Pair Had Their First Batch Of Babies

    So I have two Bangaii cardinals I added about 4 months ago to my 230 gallon reef tank they where about the size of nickel when I added them and are now about the size of a quarter. I got lucky and they paired up almost right away which is what I was hoping would happen but it's very hard to tell...
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    90 Gallon Reef Cube.

    https://youtu.be/P2-zgBrdUCo
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    My Stupidity At Times.

    So a new LFS opened up and I of corse went down to check it out. They had a great variety of new fish and all looked healthy so after looking around I set my sites on an absolutely beatiful red coris wrasse now I hadn't really read much on these guys and I knew for the most part wrasses are...
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    Visit To My Saltwater Lfs

    So took a trip to one of my LFS to pick up 10 yellow tip hermit crabs to start of my clean up crew in the 230 reef build. Anyways while I was there I figured I'd take some pics of his display tank and some of the fish for sale. They aren't the best pics but could be a lot worse ;) Copper...
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    Tips For Getting Clownfish To Pair Up?

    I currently have a little clownfish in my 25 gallon tank I believe he/she is an ocellaris he/she is the normal orange white and black of a clown. I will be putting him/her into my new 230 gallon tank but I'd like to get another clownfish and pair them up. Here's my questions have any of you guys...
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    How I'm Building My Refugium.

    I have a journal about my new 230 gallon reef build and I have pics of my whole sump and build there but I wanted to make a separate thread for the refugium because it's not only a big part of why I made my sump the way I did but also something a lot of people getting into the saltwater side and...
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    Reticulated Hillstream Loach Questions.

    Sorry this will be long. So I've always had a love for the uncommon or oddball fish that takes its own set up and requires just a bit extra care. A few years back I came across a few Reticulated Hillstream Loachs in an LFS. After watching them for a while I was amazed by there colors and how...
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    Planted Betta Tank

    So I have a 60 gallon freshwater tank I'm taking down but decided I wanted to keep some of my live plants that I'm kinda attached to lol. And since I didn't want to set up anything huge but still have a cool fish and tank to watch I decided to do a betta tank. What I have is a 10 gallon standard...
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    230 Gallon Reef Tank.

    So I found a good deal on craiglsits for this 230 gallon starphire glass tank that I decided to set up instead of my 125 gallon. It will fit on the same stand and I'm going to use the same set up idea but just with this bigger tank. Because of the way my basement is set up the sump and refugium...
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    Skimmer Help?

    Ok so I'm in the proses of setting up my new 125 gallon reef tank and it's come time for me to pick a skimmer now I'm pretty new to a large tank like this and honestly haven't had any experience with large skimmers. When finished my set up will be the 125 gallon tank with a 75 gallon sump...
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    Help With Building A Sump.

    So I have a new 125 gallon tank that I will be making into a reef tank and I need help designing a custom sump for it. I have an old rimless 75 gallon glass tank I want to turn into a sump which means I need to reseal it and get it moved into a space I can work on it. I'd like any suggestions or...
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    125 Gallon Reef.

    I've been super busy but I found a 125 gallon saltwater tank set up on craigslist I couldn't pass up. I did have to build a new stand and I'm still have to pretty it up but it's ready to hold the tank anyways here's some pics of the stand build and the tank on it. I'll have some more as I start...
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    Fluval Edge 6 Gallon Nano Reef.

    I found this fluval edge 6 gallon tank on craigslist for a good deal and couldn't pass it up so I will be making it into a nano reef tank. Hopefully I will have it set up and cycling by next week after that time permitting I will post updates once a week. So if you want to come along for the...
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