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Very cool!
Pictures do not do them justice as I suck with a camera. But I will bring you a few polyps of each Sunday. I have some in the frag tank, so it’s no biggie. Do you want on a plug or just the rock rubble they are on?

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Pictures do not do them justice as I suck with a camera. But I will bring you a few polyps of each Sunday. I have some in the frag tank, so it’s no biggie. Do you want on a plug or just the rock rubble they are on?

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I prefer rubble
 
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Today will be very busy!

I have a supply order coming with pumps, heaters, canister filters, sponge filters (for QT) and nets from one supplier. Bulbs for the demo T5 fixture coming. T-shirts from Queensboro (they overnighted them). And Sherry and I are going to a couples card party.

I have no clue what that is really. But, it's something she wanted to do and you all know how much she sacrifices for me so this is a tiny way to say thank you to her.

Sherry has off Fridays and is spending her day off cleaning the store getting ready for the meeting. Her sister is coming down tomorrow to help as well. I did a whole bunch of cleaning Sunday and Monday but, this has been a family effort from the word go and I couldn't be more blessed.
 
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I am torn about what to use for frag tanks (for grow out not for display).

I thought about 50 gallon rubbermaid troughs but then you can't see in from the side. I have a 1/2" 29 gallon but, that would require a bunch of work to get them all in a rack, drilled, plumbed and lighted.

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I am torn about what to use for frag tanks (for grow out not for display).

I thought about 50 gallon rubbermaid troughs but then you can't see in from the side. I have a 1/2" 29 gallon but, that would require a bunch of work to get them all in a rack, drilled, plumbed and lighted.

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Plywood tank with glass viewing ports? Cost friendly compared to all glass and you can build it to the size you want. Doing glass ports, you could use old tank glass. Also, if it is for grow out, it may not need to be that deep. That makes things even easier.
 

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Plywood tank with glass viewing ports? Cost friendly compared to all glass and you can build it to the size you want. Doing glass ports, you could use old tank glass. Also, if it is for grow out, it may not need to be that deep. That makes things even easier.
I also wonder if you could add view ports to stock tubs? cut a thin long section out of the tub, affix acrylic to that and have a view port???
 
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Plywood tank with glass viewing ports? Cost friendly compared to all glass and you can build it to the size you want. Doing glass ports, you could use old tank glass. Also, if it is for grow out, it may not need to be that deep. That makes things even easier.

I am building plywood tanks for frags that are getting sold in the store.

They are going to be 96 x 36 x 11" with 1/2" thick glass long sides.

At first there will be two of them end to end. we will have room for more as we grow.

I could have bought custom glass tanks this size for about $1000 each. This way it will cost under $600 for both of them. :)

I guess I could build a couple more for the back room at the same time as the ones for the show room.
 

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I am building plywood tanks for frags that are getting sold in the store.

They are going to be 96 x 36 x 11" with 1/2" thick glass long sides.

At first there will be two of them end to end. we will have room for more as we grow.

I could have bought custom glass tanks this size for about $1000 each. This way it will cost under $600 for both of them. :)

I guess I could build a couple more for the back room at the same time as the ones for the show room.
The back room ones do not have to be pretty either. Just water tight.
 
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The back room ones do not have to be pretty either. Just water tight.
Yeah, but, I plan on having visitors in the future that will want to see the facilities so I better make them purdy to start with. LOL!
 

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Yeah, but, I plan on having visitors in the future that will want to see the facilities so I better make them purdy to start with. LOL!
True. I will be in the same boat this fall or winter. I am looking to build a macro grow out system since I love them as much as corals. Still planning this, as I have a dry 500g tank sitting where the macro growout would go lol. Too much stuff to do after our move lol.
 
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True. I will be in the same boat this fall or winter. I am looking to build a macro grow out system since I love them as much as corals. Still planning this, as I have a dry 500g tank sitting where the macro growout would go lol. Too much stuff to do after our move lol.

Oh! I almost forgot. The guy that's going to be running the PTSD non-profit side of Main Street Aquariums would like some different macros if you can bring some it would be most appreciated. Also, want to carry your pods and macros in the store so we need to discuss that as well.
 

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Oh! I almost forgot. The guy that's going to be running the PTSD non-profit side of Main Street Aquariums would like some different macros if you can bring some it would be most appreciated. Also, want to carry your pods and macros in the store so we need to discuss that as well.
I will bring cheato and graciliria with me, as that is all i have right now. As for the pods, we can discuss that for sure, as there have been some changes, but they dont really affect anything on your side.
 
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I will bring cheato and graciliria with me, as that is all i have right now. As for the pods, we can discuss that for sure, as there have been some changes, but they dont really affect anything on your side.
Thanks bro!
 
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I need to cycle 25 air driven sponge filters. How would you do it?

I was thinking putting them all in a large tub of saltwater and run air to them like normal but do a super concentrated cycle of ammonia and microbacter 7 and just let it run for 30 days while testing and dosing ammonia and bacteria as needed.

Thoughts?

Feel free to refer this question to someone with some experience if you are aware of them.
 

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Question:

I need to cycle 25 air driven sponge filters. How would you do it?

I was thinking putting them all in a large tub of saltwater and run air to them like normal but do a super concentrated cycle of ammonia and microbacter 7 and just let it run for 30 days while testing and dosing ammonia and bacteria as needed.

Thoughts?

Feel free to refer this question to someone with some experience if you are aware of them.
I cannot think of an idea better than what you suggest. Especially if you are looking to make sure the is 0 chance of any baddies that may hitch a ride.
 

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Question:

I need to cycle 25 air driven sponge filters. How would you do it?

I was thinking putting them all in a large tub of saltwater and run air to them like normal but do a super concentrated cycle of ammonia and microbacter 7 and just let it run for 30 days while testing and dosing ammonia and bacteria as needed.

Thoughts?

Feel free to refer this question to someone with some experience if you are aware of them.
What are you calling a "super concentrated cycle of ammonia"?
 
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What are you calling a "super concentrated cycle of ammonia"?
I will raise the ammonia to 10ppm for a week. Then as soon as nitrites are measurable back it down some for another week then let it finish
 
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