Fudsey's 135.4 Box of Water

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  1. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Just starting this thread for future installments of the @Waterbox Aquariums 135.4 that I won in April's giveaway.

    *****Updated*****

    Most recent pic... 5-11-19

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    Day 1

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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    List of Equipment:

    Tank - Waterbox 2017 135.4 plumbed to Waterbox sump in basement
    Lights - (2) AI Hydra 26 HD with 48" AquaticLife Hybrid T5
    Skimmer - Reef Octopus Classic 150SSS
    Return pump - Current Eflux 3170
    Water flow pumps - (1) Koralia Evo 1150 (1) CoralBox QP-9+
    Heater controller - Finnex Digital Temperature Controller w/ 300 watt heater
    Reactor 1 - BRS Deluxe Media reactor w/ GFO&GAC
    Reactor 2 - Aquamaxx TS-1 Denitrator (offline)
    Bio - (2) Brightwell Xport-Bio plates
    ATO - Sentry ATO

    Corals:

    Green Hammer
    Green and Blue Frogspawn
    Green Tip Torch
    Trachyphyllia Geoffroyi
    Trachyphyllia Radiata
    Red Goniopora
    Green Trumpet
    Purple Gorgonian
    Raptors Peace Favia
    Green Star Poylp
    Idaho Grape Montipora
    Rainbow Montipora
    Neon Green Clove Polyp
    Orange Mushroom
    Green Bird's Nest (RIP)
    Superman Digi
    Purple Bonsai
    Purple Pavona
    Zoas/Polyps - Sunny D's, Purple People Eaters, Gorilla Nips, Blue Hornets Plus a couple more unnamed

    Christmas Montipora
    Rainbow Bubble Tip Anemone
    Purple and Green Frogspawn

    Fish:

    (2) Frostbite Clowns
    Melanurus Wrasse
    Long Nose Hawk
    (2) Pajama Cardinals
    2 Spot Bristle Tooth Tang
    Canary Blenny
    One Spot Foxface
    Filefish
     
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    Very nice! Congratulations!
     
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  5. Fudsey

    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    So I have a question:

    Should I put my skimmer in with the corals and live rock in the 40B?

    I hope to only have the corals in there for a week or 2. Only as long as it takes me to get the tank set up. I am saving the rock and water but replacing the sand with Ocean's Direct. I hope it doesn't have a cycle using what I have for rock already. I will be putting some new rock in the tank as well but I will use all the old rock before I put any new in. I hope it doesn't cause a mini cycle.

    @jsker @Brew12 @GoVols @DSC reef @Lovemyreef2015 @crabs_mcjones @Robin Haselden @dbl
     
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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Almost everything is out of the 90. Sad to see :( But I am getting pumped to get the Waterbox up and running as fast as possible ;) ;)

    All rock removed and most coral too. Only thing left is Sunny D's, 2 Trachys, Frogspawn, Hammer and Gorgonian. They are all sitting on the sand waiting for me to get with the program.

    I ran into a little snag moving everything else. When I got downstairs with some of my frags, the water felt warm as I was putting them in. Thermometer showed same temp as DT but I knew it wasn't. Took thermo from DT and checked.... 3 degrees warmer.... Took my Finnex controller out of sump and put it on the heater in the 40. Placed a fan blowing across the top to try and cool it off quicker. Hopefully I didn't shock my other Zoas...

    Figured I'd take a break and let the water cool off a bit before I move the rest. Don't want to kill off these guys as the are the best looking and doing very well.
     
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    OK everything is out except a few snails in the sand I have to find. Lights are now hanging over the 40B and everyone looks comfy for now :)

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    Fantastic!!!

    I wouldn't bother with the skimmer on the 40B since it won't be running long and shouldn't have much bio load. If this is a new skimmer, you are better off running it in a bucket with 1/4 vinegar to help remove any manufacturing oils.
     
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    It's the skimmer from the 90 so should be fine. I took it out of my sump and cleaned it yesterday.
     
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    This is exciting! I can’t wait to see this take shape
     
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    Me too... :)


    Well looks like tank won't be here today:(:(
     
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    Alright its Monday, is it wet yet?

    Congrats and looking forward to this!
     
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    Unfortunately it is still in PA.... Been there since Friday at 11 AM. Called A.Duie Pyle to get a status and they said it's in "Transit delay" because it missed the truck???

    They said it "should" be delivered tomorrow..... ya right, we'll see as it's 3:30 edt and it's still in PA.
     
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    Fudsey,
    This is so exciting are we are pumped you for you :)

    Freddie
     
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    It’s tomorrow. Is it there yet? Lol.
     
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    Nope, but it is on the truck. No time specified but before 3
     
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    Well it seems someone in the trucking part of this delivery messed up (not the words I want to use). One piece came today @3:00 and it was damaged. But the tank was not among it. The stand came but the packaging was damaged through to the stand. The stand had a dent and a scrape on it.... Not Waterbox's fault at all but the trucking companies. Let alone that the tank itself was not even there....

    A little frustrated right now to say the least.

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    Tank was found and will be delivered along with the stand. Waterbox said they will replace whatever is damaged once I can inspect the whole thing. Just easier this way.

    Thing is, the 90 is drained and everything is in a 40B, just going to have to stay there a little longer. I hope they make the transition well.
     
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