93 Cube for under a grand. It can be done... I think. UPDATED GRAND TOTAL! :)

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  1. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    I've never used 4, I'll have to research the pin method. I used 3 and a hypodermic needle, made two 30 ish gallon tanks and it worked well. Only thing I didn't do is flame polish the edges, I want to try that next time.
     

  2. dantimdad

    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Tell me about it. We finalized the reception menu last night. Only a couple small changes.

    I am no longer building the arch because the venue did! :)

    That is a huge weight off
     
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    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    That would be awesome.
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    I don't trust flame polishing. I have heard too many times that down the road it crazes.

    If I polish this, I'll do it by hand.
     
  5. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    you can breathe easier :p
     
  6. mch1984

    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Acrylic is fun to build, odd that I like to mess with it. I have my salamander in one of the tanks that I made but other than that, I don't know that I would own an acylic aquarium.
     
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    Cool!

    But not necessary
     
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    crusso1993 Valuable Member Partner Member 2019 Hospitality Award

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    Does this mean you can't light the arch on fire now? Bummer!
     
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    mch1984 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Hub City Reef Club

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    Such a let down.
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    I have been thinking about this and I have a final wishlist for the tank.

    3 x zebra bar gobie
    5 x azure damsel or 5 x long spine cardinal
    1 x kole tang
    1 x canary blenny

    forest fire digi (Getting this from brew12)
    Bali green slimmer
    pompom xenia
    pulsing sinularia
    la lakers zoas (or something similar)

    The hardest part is going to be getting the bar gobies. They have gone up and are only available from a couple vendors that I have found.

    Once I have this list filled, I will sit back and let it mature.

    :)
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    We broke a thousand posts on my thread and I missed it!

    :(

    It's not @Katrina71 thread but hey, I am pretty proud of a thousand!

    :D
     
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    You have been kinda busy with the wedding!
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    you were the 1000th post!
     
  14. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman secretly in love with a chunky Lobophyllia R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    All of Katrina’s posts are memorable. ;)
    Congratulations on a great thread @dantimdad !
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    LOL! Yes they are!

    Thanks!
     
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    This weekend was insane.

    I got a lot done on the wedding stuff. Also rescued the 4 other large koi (was only expecting 3 more). I am definitely going to have to rehome some of the gold fish.
    My buddy Ryan and I worked on the filter system for the pond yesterday and got it running correctly. He also planted moss all over the waterfall rocks. Looks much nicer even though I need more flat rocks.
    We planted a bunch of horse tail rush and cut it back. It'll look fantastic when it grows in.

    Next is the clean out of the bottom of the pond in a couple weeks.

    If the water is cleared up this evening I will take pics.

    I ran out of time to work on the reservoir. I think I will get to it this weekend.
     
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    Oh, btw, I ordered new glasses Friday so I will have decent looking ones for the wedding. LOL! I absolutely hate the eye doctor. Being diabetic it makes them more drawn out and irritating.

    But, it's a necessary evil.

    I go for a teeth cleaning soon as well and, being diabetic and on a blood thinner, you guessed it, it causes it to be different than other folks.

    Ya know, I think I will just stop being diabetic and forget I had a stroke. :confused:
     
  18. NY_Caveman

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    Well, at least on your wedding day forget it. We need you healthy after that.
     
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    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Oh here's something weird: I want a straight razor shave for the wedding. I am bald and it looks much nicer to have one done. No one in my area will do it because I am diabetic and on a blood thinner. They don't want the liability. I could lie, but, that's not my style. There is only two places that are licensed to do it to begin with.
     
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    And here I thought a lot of doctors were already irritating! :p
     
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