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Old 06/24/2019, 02:42 AM   #2351
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https://royalexclusiv.net/dreamboxen...lage-gr-s.html

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Old 06/24/2019, 07:11 AM   #2352
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Would like to get opinions on filter socks. Have 13 socks in my dream box and my buddy is telling to ditch the socks completely and just vacuum the sump of detritus occasionally.

Just run my big fat skimmer and UV and thatís it.

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I have ditched socks and just use quilt batting instead. Much easier as it's remove and toss. Does just as good a job as socks in my opinion. You may need to modify the filter sock hanging area to accommodate the batting though...


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Old 06/24/2019, 12:38 PM   #2353
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Iím not buying any new equipmwnt.


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Old 06/24/2019, 12:39 PM   #2354
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I have ditched socks and just use quilt batting instead. Much easier as it's remove and toss. Does just as good a job as socks in my opinion. You may need to modify the filter sock hanging area to accommodate the batting though...
There are spots between the filter sock holes where I can stuff some material in. Might try this.


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Old 06/26/2019, 06:58 PM   #2355
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Just put a blueface in. Last angel to go in. Need a school of anthias and tank is done.


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Old 06/26/2019, 07:18 PM   #2356
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Which anthias are you planning? Make sure you are extra strict on quarantine with anthias. They are uronema magnets.


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Old 06/27/2019, 12:10 AM   #2357
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Probably lyretails. Yes- planing long qt with them.


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Old 06/27/2019, 06:24 AM   #2358
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Check out resplendent’s too they are one of my favorites of the ones that aren’t super hard to keep. They may shoal better than the lyretails if that is what you are looking for.


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Old 06/27/2019, 09:57 PM   #2359
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Check out resplendentís too they are one of my favorites of the ones that arenít super hard to keep. They may shoal better than the lyretails if that is what you are looking for.
Thx. Will do


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Old 03/29/2020, 06:16 PM   #2360
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Long time no post. Tank doing great. Fowlr only. Hope everyone is safe and well during this time. My tank is keeping me sane.


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Old 03/29/2020, 06:35 PM   #2361
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Long time no post. Tank doing great. Fowlr only. Hope everyone is safe and well during this time. My tank is keeping me sane.
Glad to hear that itís doing good... main thing is that youíre happy with it!


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Old 03/29/2020, 07:30 PM   #2362
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Glad to hear that itís doing good... main thing is that youíre happy with it!
Couldnít be happier. Hope all is well!


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Old 03/30/2020, 09:31 PM   #2363
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Any pics of the angels?


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Old 03/31/2020, 09:49 AM   #2364
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Any pics of the angels?

I wish I could. The reason I stopped posting on this website is that this website sucks!

They have done nothing to update the servers or anything. Basic tasks such as posting images is impossible without using some 3rd party link, website etc.

Totally lame. I just dont have the energy to figure out something that every other website in the world has managed to do easily.


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Old 03/31/2020, 08:35 PM   #2365
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Wow wow wow thatís beautifull!!! I just viewed all the posts took me hours lol.. your house and your tank is amazing!!! Good job man, god bless!!


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Old 04/07/2020, 04:53 PM   #2366
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Wow wow wow thatís beautifull!!! I just viewed all the posts took me hours lol.. your house and your tank is amazing!!! Good job man, god bless!!


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Old 04/23/2020, 09:19 PM   #2367
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Love all these pics and detailed life of your aquarium!


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Old 04/24/2020, 08:02 PM   #2368
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Thatís awesome


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Old 04/28/2020, 05:46 PM   #2369
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I read through most of this amazing thread. To be honest, while the tank is incredible, I'm more amazed at the collection of wealth one must acquire to build a house like this.

It would be very tacky to ask how one does that, I can't lie, but I'm intrigued.


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Old 04/29/2020, 09:51 AM   #2370
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I read through most of this amazing thread. To be honest, while the tank is incredible, I'm more amazed at the collection of wealth one must acquire to build a house like this.

It would be very tacky to ask how one does that, I can't lie, but I'm intrigued.

Wealth is relative. What seems impossible for someone to imagine, is someone else lunch money. Ive done well, in the health care field and have built up a couple of companies and sold them but relatively speaking, there are plenty of more wealthy people in the world.

Im not trying to be flippant and I appreciate the comment but like I said, wealth is relative.


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Wealth is relative. What seems impossible for someone to imagine, is someone else lunch money. Ive done well, in the health care field and have built up a couple of companies and sold them but relatively speaking, there are plenty of more wealthy people in the world.

Im not trying to be flippant and I appreciate the comment but like I said, wealth is relative.

Of course, everything is relative. There is always someone better and worse off than you. People tend to compare themselves to their peer groups, so your home may not be all that to your friends. This I understand.

Money definitely doesn't always buy happiness, in fact, it often destroys it. There is responsibility to having money that those without don't understand.


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Of course, everything is relative. There is always someone better and worse off than you. People tend to compare themselves to their peer groups, so your home may not be all that to your friends. This I understand.

Money definitely doesn't always buy happiness, in fact, it often destroys it. There is responsibility to having money that those without don't understand.
The problem with money is when is enough enough. Money canít buy happinesss but the day you find contentment with your own wealth - whatever that may be- is the day you find happiness.

More money, more bills. My wife and I started with my $1400 a month salary and we were happy. But then you make more money and buy a bigger house, more expensive cars. Itís never ending.

I still remember coming home in my brand new Porsche GT3 RS. Happy but immedialty thinking whatís next. Thatís a problem. Iím happy and content.

Well- next house I definitely do a bigger tank.


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Old 05/12/2020, 12:08 PM   #2373
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@Socaltoaz, I dont know if its been asked but do you mind me asking you what you do for work? What was the turning point in your career that allowed you to have the opportunity to make the "big bucks". If im over steeping, I apologize in advance.

Anytime I meet anyone that I see as successful, I ask the same question.


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Old 05/12/2020, 12:16 PM   #2374
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@Socaltoaz, I dont know if its been asked but do you mind me asking you what you do for work? What was the turning point in your career that allowed you to have the opportunity to make the "big bucks". If im over steeping, I apologize in advance.

Anytime I meet anyone that I see as successful, I ask the same question.

Health care. Im a dentist. But I dont practice anymore. I started several companies and sold them. Most recently am involved in an education company where we educate dental professionals for continuing education. Prior I had my own practice which I bought and built up and sold as my education business started to grow. Prior to that I had a seminar business where we hosted educational seminars in Vegas for dental professionals. Along the way dabbled in a bit of real estate but that was mostly a hobby for my wife more than anything.

My suggestion- find your core and stick to it. People run around chasing every opportunity only to become unfocused. very few people are Elon Musk where they can do multiple things.


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@Socaltoaz thank you for the reply, I really appreciate the candor. Thanks for sharing the build and the insight into your life.


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