SPS Pico Surge Tank

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Good news, enjoying this thread!

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Good news, enjoying this thread!

Thanks, quite rewarding to have a little project like this that I can do during quiet periods at work or when not looking at my big tank.
Looking at the tank now wondering if i can construct a couple arches for it as well now....

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Got the awkward parts completed today, the area around the intake for the HOB Filter with its built in Surface Skimmer as well as the area for the Heater, its tight but I can remove both without affecting the rockwork. Should be ready for detail and gap filling next week (The Mrs is taking me away for my Birthday tonight)


 



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Happy Birthday mate, that's looking good man it's going to be cracking once it's all up and running

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Looking forward to seeing this come together.

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Think I may have found the stand for this build.
£9 at Ikea, now just have to survive a trip to Ikea without spending as much as I do on Corals on houseplants :glad:


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Yes, Expanding Pond Foam!!!!!! SO much quicker.
Should finish this stage tomorrow so by the weekend should be dry
Still need to paint/wrap the back and base of the tank

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So I am waiting for
- extension cable with surge protection
- vinyl for back and side of tank


Still to build
-rock structure to "hide" pump area/ or cover with Macro Algae......


Considering adding some crushed coral to block off the white of the eggcrate...

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Looking great so far, am watching eagerly to see this progress. What corals are you planning? I’ve found jbs to be cheap and love the bidding but quite often there are things missing from my wins. The frag bags are too tight sometimes and unglue zoas trying time get them out. Other than that I’ve been really happy.
I’ll start fragging myself in about six months.
 


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Looking great so far, am watching eagerly to see this progress. What corals are you planning? I’ve found jbs to be cheap and love the bidding but quite often there are things missing from my wins. The frag bags are too tight sometimes and unglue zoas trying time get them out. Other than that I’ve been really happy.
I’ll start fragging myself in about six months.

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I'm debating that at the moment, I'm currently leaning towards a Montipora Genus tank as I think I can get hold of about 11 or 12 different sub genus (Hrista, Caps, Digitata etc) and then have to have variance in colours. Possibly Greens and Oranges.... Definately SPS corals though, just need to find some cheap ones

Dunno, hopefully get it wet tomorrow and leave it cycling until I return in the new year (or more likely get called in over Christmas)

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Reply #55

Sounds ideal! I hope you do get it off! But silver lining if you don’t you get to see your tank. For me it’s a 14 hour shift Christmas Day in A&E, but again on the upside my lady has ordered me a Melanurus Wrasse as a pressie
Running out of room for corals now so left space for a Duncan, hammer, and a candy cane... but if you ever sell anymore frags I’ll be up for squeezing it in


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https://www.instagram.com/p/B53HhMFJ7b3/?igshid=x77x1cvyk4uf

The montis in this post will go in, seem to be doing well with the cheap asta 20 Led but cant keep anything branching? It all dies  :D

Pavona is going in thr 34 tomorrow see if I can bring it back, also turbipora (pipe organ coral) is real easy to frag and how do I put this "train" like you would a bonsai.... not sure how ethical that is but was a fun experiment

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Sounds ideal! I hope you do get it off! But silver lining if you don’t you get to see your tank. For me it’s a 14 hour shift Christmas Day in A&E, but again on the upside my lady has ordered me a Melanurus Wrasse as a pressie
Running out of room for corals now so left space for a Duncan, hammer, and a candy cane... but if you ever sell anymore frags I’ll be up for squeezing it in


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I will be fragging my Zoas and Palys over Christmas for hopefully Swaps/Trades in February time, i am only likely to keep a Frag or two of each colour morph myself 
I have given in with my Mrs and will be doing mostly Zoas and Palys (plus my weirder corals that I like) so need to set up a Zoa garden that I can swap into a different tank
Also need to bring that Zoa rock back into the office so Pelesit(Filefish) can tidy up the Aiptasia for me!

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Reply #58

and we are wet

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Reply #59

Well that expanding foam was crap, hopefully the rest will hold

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