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Old 06-27-2009, 8:06 PM   #1
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Ralph's 55 to 85 starfire upgrade & build

Ok, here's the deal.

My 55 all glass tank has served me well. It took me a year to figure out how the siphoning thing works, so the wood floor needs replacing. We are going with travertine this time.

Why only 75? It sits in my foyer, so space is limited. Plus, it keeps ME limited, and I feel I can maintain this one tank as finances & personal time fluctuate over time.

So Chris (fishscales) came over this morning and moved my 55 on it's stand about twelve feet over to allow us to redo the floor, while he builds my tank, stand, & sump. The move was very easy for me (I watched), but these guys took only 50 minutes to slide the tank after I emptied maybe 25 gallons or so. I had bought some of those ez-move discs that worked very well.

The tank is 4 years old, but needless to say, I, ummm, learned as I went, so to speak. Like a lot of you, I tried a lot of different techniques, experiments, and so forth. One of the worst & best things I did was carbon dosing. For a few years I used AZ-NO3 which worked great, but stunted my corals, so they are a few years behind in growth. Switching to Vodka this past April, wow! they love it!


I don't have any pics of my new tank! BOO! However, I thought it would be neat to post a few pics of my current "old" tank, and some of it's inhabitants. At least, this won't be as boring..........well.............we'll see.

most pics are from today (some were camera shy).



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Old 06-27-2009, 8:09 PM   #2
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of course, some more:
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Old 06-27-2009, 8:10 PM   #3
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Going to be tough breaking down that good looking tank, looking forward to your build.

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Old 06-27-2009, 8:12 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2009, 8:28 PM   #5
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It's great to see some tanks going up after all the tear downs.

Nice pictures love the Clam.

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Old 06-27-2009, 8:35 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2009, 8:59 PM   #7
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Beautiful tank, stunning pictures.

What is this one?
http://www.atlantareefclub.org/forum...9&d=1246151406

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Are those dragon face pipefish? They are amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing your new tank set up.

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Beautiful tank, stunning pictures.

What is this one?
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Old 06-27-2009, 9:26 PM   #10
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Are those dragon face pipefish? They are amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing your new tank set up.

yup, had them 3 years now. Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2009, 1:08 AM   #11
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Love macro in a tank. Do you plan on transfering it over?
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Old 06-28-2009, 6:48 AM   #12
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Ralph, all I can say is wow! That is an awesome tank, I look forward to the new build.

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Love macro in a tank. Do you plan on transfering it over?

oh yeah, without a doubt. Did you want some?
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Ralph, all I can say is wow! That is an awesome tank, I look forward to the new build.

Hey Thanks! humm ..........
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Well, my pipes were totally extroverted today and camera hogs. For the first time, they were actually doing the "dirty dancing" close enough to get off some pics, albeit horrendous since it's a spasmatic motion, underwater, behind glass.
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Old 06-28-2009, 4:39 PM   #16
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oh yeah, without a doubt. Did you want some?
Would love some in the future. I'll let ya know when I head that way or when it cools down for shipping.
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Ooh this is going to be cool

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Ok, the floor was completed in a couple of days, so now we are just waiting for Julie & Chris to get back from vacation to build the tank.

So, in the meantime, I added a new wrasse, a Halichoeres Melanurus.

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Ralph, was that the glass for your tank I saw up at Fishscales?

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I really like that wrasse. Very very pretty.

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