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Old 01/24/2015, 05:49 PM   #26
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Chris - I see in the 1st picture that your crossbraces are visible at the surface. Does this bother you at all? This occurs in one of my tanks as well.


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Old 01/24/2015, 09:03 PM   #27
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What is the timing between the pictures?


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Old 01/24/2015, 10:01 PM   #28
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Chris - I see in the 1st picture that your crossbraces are visible at the surface. Does this bother you at all? This occurs in one of my tanks as well.
Actually with a little experimentation I no long have those visible. I reduced the water flow in the display and compensated by turning my powerheads up. It did bother me and the gargling noise it would make. I found that I was maxing out the drains.


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Old 01/24/2015, 10:01 PM   #29
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What is the timing between the pictures?
About a week or so. These are from mid January I need to take some new ones with the braces gone.


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Old 01/25/2015, 07:06 PM   #30
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New Pics without the cross braces:

My camera hates the blue hue my radions are in during the end of the photo period. I will try and grab a few more pics when the lights are on fully.






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Old 01/26/2015, 07:54 PM   #31
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Looks good! I am actually in the process of convincing the wife to let me upgrade my 150 gallon to this style 300 gallon. Keep the pictures and updates coming.


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Old 01/26/2015, 09:07 PM   #32
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Looks good! I am actually in the process of convincing the wife to let me upgrade my 150 gallon to this style 300 gallon. Keep the pictures and updates coming.
Thank you! Still making changes to the rock work. Trying to balance out my nutrients also. 1 week its too low and the next it is too high.


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Old 07/22/2015, 06:35 AM   #33
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Chris your just as bad as me, updates dude.


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Old 07/22/2015, 07:47 AM   #34
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Chris your just as bad as me, updates dude.
haha you know I have a list of things to add here. I have been keeping a list so I guess I need to make some time to update it. Things have gotten a lot better since the last update.


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Old 12/14/2015, 05:58 PM   #35
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Chris, you forgot about all the pic and update junkies here on RC?


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Old 12/15/2015, 09:57 AM   #36
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haha this is true. I am actually about to do the 100 gallon water change tonight I will take a pic when I am done.


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Old 01/28/2016, 08:13 PM   #37
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Time for a very sad update:

Around 4PM today I found out that the 20A breaker my tank was on tripped at 9AM. All fish except my Blue Hippo, Orange Diamond Goby, Potters Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Starry Blenny and clownfish were all dead.

I have removed almost all rock work so far. I guess its time to reboot the tank, I wont give up on this tank, this is my dream tank.

First Item is to get an electrician in to install a new circuit.


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Old 01/28/2016, 08:17 PM   #38
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Starting a new thread on here for the reboot. I want to keep these threads separate.


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Old 01/29/2016, 12:19 AM   #39
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Sorry for your loss.

Get your electrician to help you diagnose the cause of the failure (lest you be doomed to repeat it). Cheers for starting over!

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Old 01/29/2016, 06:11 AM   #40
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Sorry for your loss.

Get your electrician to help you diagnose the cause of the failure (lest you be doomed to repeat it). Cheers for starting over!

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I was doing some reading, I have heard people say GFCI breakers are problematic with constant heavy loads. I am wondering if this is it. I am just going to have my electrician run a separate circuit so I can build in some redundancy.


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Old 01/29/2016, 11:25 AM   #41
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If he's going to run one new circuit he ought to run two. That way you can halve the load and never push a GFCI to the failure point again.

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Old 01/29/2016, 02:28 PM   #42
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I may end up doing that also. I have an electrician scheduled for this week coming up.


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Old 12/14/2016, 08:42 AM   #43
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Some long over due updated Pics:

Pics are taken with an iPhone 6+ so they look crappy and do no justice.

New Sump:


Cleaned up the equipment area (Dont Mind the skimmer, shes not happy about the Amino Acids I dosed):





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Old 03/20/2017, 06:48 PM   #44
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Hi Chris,
I live in Lexington, KY. Love saltwater fish. Got a mixed reef 90G. Thinking about moving to a 300DD. Could used some (and all) advice. Any chance, I could check out your tank?


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