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Old 07/17/2007, 11:19 AM   #226
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dude i want one...how much are tho guys?

and whats like the smallest octo u can buy???


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Old 07/17/2007, 11:54 PM   #227
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Glad to see you are back and stronger than ever! Your tank looks great. Put up some new pics as everything "grows up"


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Old 08/26/2007, 12:38 AM   #228
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Tagging along ...

I read from page one .. got to the crash and my heart dropped... I could not imagine being on such a high and feeling that ... Sorry for all of your losses..and all of your hard work ...

I am inspired by your turn around here ... Please keep us updated ... had to revive this thread...


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Old 08/26/2007, 11:34 AM   #229
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I came home from vacation with my powerhead un-attached from the wall, spraying water into the light system, and trickeling down into the surge protector. It must have happened moments before I entered the door, because it was on fire. The heater was shattered from being turned on out of water. I reached into the tank to grab the powerhead and pull it out (I couldnt touch the outlets) and I was electricuted. Lost everything, fish, corals, LR, lights, eh.

Good for you for starting up again its such a great hobby, not worth giving up for any amount of loss. Good luck, I cant wait to see your tank after its matured a little. Especially after seeing how great your previous tank was. On the positive side, you did get an extra 90 gallons on your new tank.

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Old 08/26/2007, 03:13 PM   #230
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Matt, you sound like you're lucky to be alive. Good thing you got home when you did.


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Old 08/27/2007, 08:17 PM   #231
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Thanks everyone, I still deeply appreciate your interest and will gladly update you upon your request. It's funny though that it's been a year since that tank accident happened and I was supposed to be in Mexico this week but cancelled due to Hurricane Dean and just recently set up the ATO again. But I planned to have an experienced tank sitter at that time, maybe it was a good thing my vacation was cancelled.?

This is almost 8 months, the SPS are just starting to intensify. I had to move my Zoas and Palys into the sump cause the Goldspotted Rabiitfish I added a couple months ago started to munch on them and also taught the Magnificent Foxface to eat it as well. I got rid of the Goldspotted but left the Magnificent under surveiliance.



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Old 08/27/2007, 08:31 PM   #232
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the tank is looking great!


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Old 08/27/2007, 08:41 PM   #233
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awesome... Yeah I think finding someone to watch the tanks is a good idea... We took a trip to Baltimore last month and one of the local reefers was nice enough to keep an eys on our tanks..He fed the cat too ...very nice of him =0)


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Old 08/30/2007, 12:52 AM   #234
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future tank of the month!


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Old 09/04/2007, 08:07 PM   #235
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how big would you say he is. Real nice looking octopus, btw.


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Old 09/09/2007, 02:36 AM   #236
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Buddy Pine, I lost my 37 gal over a year ago and I've been having a really tough time trying to come back to reefing. But I've been really thinking about starting up again and after seeing reading this thread, I'm absolutely going to be coming back to reefing.

This time I'm gonna spend a little more money and get a back up power generator, buy an RO/DI system, a chiller, and decent test kits. I'm not gonna let what happened to my old tank happen again. We had a power outtage early one day but nobody was home. By the time we got home that night, my anemone had died and started fouling the water. The tank had a slow death over the next few weeks even with water changes. I just gave up after that.

But I think I'm ready to get back on the horse and give reef'n another go at it. Thanks for the inspiration!


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Old 09/09/2007, 07:44 AM   #237
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Originally posted by Pinecone_Jeff
Buddy Pine, I lost my 37 gal over a year ago and I've been having a really tough time trying to come back to reefing. But I've been really thinking about starting up again and after seeing reading this thread, I'm absolutely going to be coming back to reefing.

This time I'm gonna spend a little more money and get a back up power generator, buy an RO/DI system, a chiller, and decent test kits. I'm not gonna let what happened to my old tank happen again. We had a power outtage early one day but nobody was home. By the time we got home that night, my anemone had died and started fouling the water. The tank had a slow death over the next few weeks even with water changes. I just gave up after that.

But I think I'm ready to get back on the horse and give reef'n another go at it. Thanks for the inspiration!
That is good to hear ... And I think you are doing the right thing to spend a little more time and money in the beginning to make sure things work out down the line...


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Old 09/23/2007, 02:50 PM   #238
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Keep truckin man. Very impressive


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Old 09/28/2007, 06:47 PM   #239
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talk about a rebound! great work


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Old 10/16/2007, 12:01 AM   #240
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I remember reading this thread many months ago and feeling devastated even though I didn't (and still don't) have a tank yet.
I'd really like to try my luck someday but I just don't know if I have the patience. I don't even have any FW experience.

Anyways, I just wanted to say your new tank is looking great!

Best of luck to you and looking forward to watching the progression.


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Old 10/22/2007, 03:07 PM   #241
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This is most impressive thread I have even seen!


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Old 10/24/2007, 08:06 AM   #242
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http://www.warbabiesbr.com/id55.htm

here was website that has some great pictures of this octopus you have to scrool through the pictures though


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Old 12/01/2007, 11:05 PM   #243
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way too cool!!!!!! i give it 3 thumbs up!


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Old 12/05/2007, 10:00 PM   #244
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Very nice. This thread was emotionally draining. Thank goodness it has gotten great again. Congratulations on your perserverance. super nice tank. keep the updates coming every so often


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Old 12/10/2007, 07:46 AM   #245
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Impressive thread from beginning to now. Tagged for future updates. New tank is really filling in nicely.


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Old 12/26/2007, 09:20 PM   #246
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Buddy,

Congrats on the new setup. I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw comments asking how much or if you'd sell them the octopus, obviously using the quick reply box.


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Old 01/03/2008, 09:34 PM   #247
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Just found this thread. Very nice to see that you were able to turn your misfortune around and didn't bail on the hobby. I wish you the best on your current setup.


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Old 01/05/2008, 05:55 PM   #248
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I cought this link off Melevs site, that is the most spectacular thing ive seen. Never heard of such a thing, your a lucky one

Give him a good home, and a top!(i saw this thing where they climbed out of the tanks, and into the feeding tanks at an aquarium :shock:, college, or something..)


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Old 01/05/2008, 08:27 PM   #249
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I cought this link off Melevs site, that is the most spectacular thing ive seen. Never heard of such a thing, your a lucky one

Give him a good home, and a top!(i saw this thing where they climbed out of the tanks, and into the feeding tanks at an aquarium :shock:, college, or something..)
I know the thread's like 20 something pages long, but you only had to read to the 3rd page of the thread to see that not only does he no longer have the octopus but his system had to be pretty much completely scrapped.


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Old 01/06/2008, 08:33 PM   #250
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That seriously sucks, I havn't had time to read through the entire thing, but its bookmarked, so ill come some other time. That makes me sad :*( It was a cool creature though, so sorry things didn't work out.


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