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Old 01/02/2018, 03:20 PM   #476
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Sure thing! Jeremy made the mounts himself from bicycle brake lines. If you want more details, let me know and Iíll have him chime in. We made sure they were hooked up, but removable with the clips should we need to move the lights at all.


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Interesting

I'm after something like this so I can moved up and down

And looking to move on a rail left and right

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Old 01/02/2018, 06:05 PM   #477
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Interesting

I'm after something like this so I can moved up and down

And looking to move on a rail left and right

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Unfortunately with these itís permanent for height, it has a set screw on it.


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Old 01/03/2018, 06:59 AM   #478
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Are those pieces of brake calipers in your hanging setup? How cool! Definitely a great use of [I assume] used brake cables!

The nori feeder is very cool. I am amazed at how much nori your fish are eating. I thought 1 sheet a day was a lot for my fish! :0)


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Old 01/03/2018, 08:24 AM   #479
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Are those pieces of brake calipers in your hanging setup? How cool! Definitely a great use of [I assume] used brake cables!



The nori feeder is very cool. I am amazed at how much nori your fish are eating. I thought 1 sheet a day was a lot for my fish! :0)

They sure are! We own a bicycle shop, so naturally they came right to mind. We used all new components for the build, but definitely would use used if a person had it on hand.

Iím so in love with the new nori feeders, so easy to change without a hassle.

They are consuming a ton, and would eat more if I would add it. I will slowly take it back a few sheets a day once the aggression simmers down a bit. For now, itís the only thing encouraging the Blue hippo to come out of itís small area where it stays confined swimming in. (Which is thankfully along the front, lol). Having both clips full at all times seems to alleviate a bit of the powder Browns aggression. I can tell when one clip is empty, as it (powder brown) gets a lot more protective of the other.

The desi sailfin is super super fat. Sheís a beast and already so wide.



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Old 01/03/2018, 09:04 AM   #480
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Awhile back a frag fell between the rocks, by the time I got to looking for it, it seemed to be gone. This was about April of last year. Just noticed yesterday itís about 5Ē tall now and peaking its tips out of a crevice not seen from the front! Exciting.


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Old 01/04/2018, 07:58 AM   #481
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They sure are! We own a bicycle shop, so naturally they came right to mind. We used all new components for the build, but definitely would use used if a person had it on hand.
What?! That is super cool! Do you mind sharing which one? You can PM me if you want. :0)


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Old 01/04/2018, 08:02 AM   #482
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What?! That is super cool! Do you mind sharing which one? You can PM me if you want. :0)

Of course! Danís Bike Shop in Ionia.

Invitation is still open should you ever get up this way. Would be nice to have an experienced friend to stop by and see our setup.



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Old 02/13/2018, 01:35 PM   #483
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Open invitation to anyone who maybe near us in Michigan - Free SPS frags to whomever would like. Unmounted and freshly cut when youíre here, free for the taking.

Only thing we ask in return is that when youíre ready to frag, you pay it forward from that colony and give away free as well. Hopefully we can help out some fellow reefers getting started in SPS or the hobby.


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Old 02/14/2018, 07:28 AM   #484
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What amazing progress! Looks great!


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Old 02/14/2018, 11:16 AM   #485
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What amazing progress! Looks great!

Thank you!! Just mounted 14 New SPS frags yesterday. Canít wait to see it all fill in. Although I noticed 3 of them fell overnight, 2 of which Iím happy because I realized theyíd be better in different spots, they must have known I wanted to move them already


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:11 PM   #486
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Old 02/15/2018, 10:29 AM   #487
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Looking awesome!! Your growth is great!


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Old 02/15/2018, 02:05 PM   #488
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Looking awesome!! Your growth is great!


Thanks! Need to get some more fish in for sure. With such a strict QT process, itís hard with my work travel schedule. Hopefully in the coming months. I want to get some flasher wrasses in, possibly some anthias and a few others. Definitely have some research to do on both mentioned, Iím new to both kinds.


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Old 02/16/2018, 09:08 AM   #489
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This is an intriguing thread for me on many levels. One, it's an interesting shaped tanked that's well integrated into the room. Two, it's developing into a gorgeous reef. Three, you're fellow Michiganders. And last but not least......a wife that is equally involved with the reef? A unicorn! �� Here I thought I was lucky in having a wife that tolerates my obsessions.

You two have a great looking reef and I look forward to learning much from your build as I prepare to get back into reefing after an 8 year absence. Thanks for sharing your build with us.


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This is an intriguing thread for me on many levels. One, it's an interesting shaped tanked that's well integrated into the room. Two, it's developing into a gorgeous reef. Three, you're fellow Michiganders. And last but not least......a wife that is equally involved with the reef? A unicorn! Ū*ĹŪł€ Here I thought I was lucky in having a wife that tolerates my obsessions.

You two have a great looking reef and I look forward to learning much from your build as I prepare to get back into reefing after an 8 year absence. Thanks for sharing your build with us.

Wow, thank you for the compliments. We really tried to integrate the tank into the flow of the room as much as possible, we appreciate the positive feedback on this!

It sure is turning into quite the Reef and feels so good! Iím working to slowly include more acros/milles and possibly remove some of the birds nest while everything matures. We shall see how it pulls together.

Michigander! Yayy! PM me what area you live in if you donít want to post it. Weíre near Grand Rapids/Lansing.

We have been blessed to both love reefing. Thankfully my husband loves the ďmechanicalĒ part of reefing and all of the pieces of a working system on a larger setup like ours. Itís definitely a shared hobby, and we thoroughly enjoy it. Plus we keep each other in check on the ďchoresĒ in reefing, the less fun stuff to do! Hah.

When we came back into the hobby, we just returned from an 8 year hiatus also. Sooo much has changed, so much more seems to be known. Such a great thing to see the hobby and equipment to keep progressing.


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Old Yesterday, 12:58 PM   #491
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Mr and Mrs Reef - 290g in wall build

So I believe you all have seen how we have our lights hanging. Iíve been tossing around the idea of supplementing our Radions with t5ís. I havenít started researching them yet, how to incorporate them with our current lighting in terms of mounting, etc. any pointers you want to provide, not only product suggestion but possibly hanging suggestions as well, we are all ears.

Reason for considering t5ís is the shadowing, our colonies are getting to the point of being mature, large colonies. Within them, weíre losing color on the undersides of the colonies. This is not news or surprising, we knew this coming into LEDs and I didnít think I would care. Now that Iím venturing into mid-higher level SPS, Iíd really like to turn up our lighting game.


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Old Today, 09:36 AM   #492
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Things sure have changed and I'm trying to get caught up with them. I'm considering a 6'x6'x30" high SPS tank. I'll need to get a lot of things done elsewhere in the house to get that to fly with the lady of the house!

Metro Detroit here. Since you're near GR, pick me up a 12 pack Dirty Bastard from Founders ��

That's a perfect relationship you and Mr K have.....both into reefing and a division of labor. My wife and I have developed the " don't ask, don't tell" policy and that works quite well �� So she thinks corals cost $4.99, that won't hurt her! Lol. If only she was that gullible.

Looking forward to seeing your reef progress. Keep up the good work!


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