*d2mini's 200g Reeftastic Reef - Part Deux!*

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  1. mocika

    mocika Active Member

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    Wow!!! Cant belive...Good luck man, waiting for the new project. This one was my favorite :(
     

  2. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thanks everyone.
    You can definitely count on a new build at some point in 2016.
    If you know me, you know I don't just slap a tank in a corner of a room and call it a day.
    First thing's first, but once we are settled in a new house there will be lots to think about and contemplate before starting a build. Gotta get it just right! ;)
     
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  3. Txdragonslayer

    Txdragonslayer Well-Known Member

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    Well i know how taxing the long commutes can be, and i know you are very active in the forums, on all your threads, so maybe you can impress us with another cube, or built in, or lagoon, or what ever floats your fancy for the next build. (a drop off tank perhaps?)
    I hate moving, and i hate moving with a fish tank even more, but i wish you the best of luck to you and your family.
     
  4. TaylorPilot

    TaylorPilot Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Sorry to hear your are tearing it down. Where are you wanting to move in Houston? My sister lives on the corner of Waugh and West Dallas. It is a nice part of town, except for the 2 hours when people are coming and going to work. LOL

    BTW, Where did you get your dinner table. It looks really nice!
     
  5. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thanks! I'm sure I'll think of something. ;)

    Ah, by Jack in the Box. haha
    My office is one block over at dunlavy/west dallas. ;)
    We are looking at timber grove and oak forest areas.

    Table came from Macys.
     
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    TaylorPilot Valuable Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    LOL, Dude! She lives in that apartment complex right next to the Whole Foods. I was over there one night at around 2am and they wouldn't let me in the Jack in the Box to eat because only the drive thru was open. But when I tried to walk thru and order they said I had to have a car.....I wasn't about to drive down from the top floor of that complex for a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger.

    What is the name of your business? Is it your photography?
     
  7. VJV

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    It seems like the year of the iconic tank tear down.... First v1rotate A Reef in the Sky, now yours... What's next?

    All the best for you and your family. As the (80s) saying goes, "when the going gets tough, the tough gets going". Hope to hear from you soon!
     
  8. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    LOL!
    Ya, i watched them build that place. I go to whole paycheck for lunch occasionally.
    I used to commute to work by bicycle some days when I was only 12 miles from the office, not 33. lol
    I did the same thing... rolled through the drive through for breakfast. hahaha They gave me a hard time but I got my food anyway.
    My photos stuff is freelance. I work for a place called CMA. It's a Graphic Design studio. Mostly packaging graphics. Tell your sister that the new Coke bottles with Italy graphics sold at Kroger are mine. haha
     
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  9. Boa1277

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    Looking good d2 glad to see you get the props that you deserve man. I still remember when we switched back to the Cebu Halides and you diddnt want to upset the Radion guys cause you were a tester for them. Oh well it looks like you made the right move. You are truly one of the hobbiest that have put some real money into this never ending hole we enjoy so much!
     
  10. dyates442

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    Amazing build I'm so jealous mayb one day I'll get to turn one my kids bedroom into a fish room lol
     
  11. Txdragonslayer

    Txdragonslayer Well-Known Member

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    hey Dennis, I was curious...I know i have followed your last couple of builds, and you always do things right. Are you planning on going with another or with the same life reef skimmer for "the next one?"
     
  12. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    haha, thanks! Stay tuned for more... ;)

    lol, dang kids... always getting in the way!

    I would definitely use a lifereef again. Whether i can use this specific model i have on the next tank will depend on the size of the next tank and stand.
    The only other skimmer I would consider, which i think is a similar size, is the MVX line from MTC (Marine Technical Concepts). The only thing they don't seem to have is the airline running to the cup to draw moist air into the venturi to keep it from clogging but that's an easy mod to do.
     
  13. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Here's just some of the colonies that I have been selling off.
    Amazing when you think back to getting small frags and ending up with these colonies after a year or two or three, even with some fragging here and there.
    If anyone is in the houston area let me know... still have a few bigger pieces of sps left.

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  14. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    *dupe post
     
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  15. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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  16. sheldonjjessup

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    Awesome thanks, I'll look into those skimmers too.
     
  17. Black Pearl

    Black Pearl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    You have been an inspiration. Thanks for your many contributions. My Fishroom was designed after yours. Here's to hoping that your transition goes smoothly. Good luck
     
  18. kattz

    kattz Old surfer dude... R2R Supporter

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    Dennis, I've started on my fish room design for the 300DD. As Black Pearl said, you've been a huge inspiration. Copying that cube stand design for my 150DD was 6 hours of AutoCAD modeling alone!

    If you had it to do over again, would you have started with the 400W X 3 Cebu Sun fixture?

    Best,

    Kevin
     
  19. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thanks guys!

    Kevin, no... i definitely would have stayed with the 250w since my tank was only 24" deep, and also I could only go so high with the fixture due to the rearward slant. The cebu is around 10" off the water.
     
  20. kattz

    kattz Old surfer dude... R2R Supporter

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    So in the 300DD, what's your opinion - 400W or 250W? I personally plan on keeping my acros up higher and supplementing with blue LED's. I know 250W units would be easier on the utility bill. LPS on the bottom along with my ginormous 16" squamosa...
     
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