It’s done!!! BestMomEver’s new 90 gallon build!

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I hope I didn’t offend you! I just liked your quote and wanted to comment on it. I am a peacemaker too so I right there with you.
Not a single bit. I took it as a nice get to know you. I always like to gab about stuff, fish or not.

The personal chit-chat is what I really enjoy about this forum. I can’t say how many great people I have come across here.
 

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I hope I didn’t offend you! I just liked your quote and wanted to comment on it. I am a peacemaker too so I right there with you.
As implied by my screen name I am a peacemaker too, which is why I analyze conflict. If you reframe conflict as tension, then life - including our tanks - is filled with conflict and that helps us thrive!

Clearly I wasn't shopping at the same booths at Reef-a-Palooza! I had a great time and came a way with a few things I needed/wanted, but nothing like a new tank. Congratulations, that is awesome for you! I look forward to following your new build!
 
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Are the deals at events that great on equipment? 9 hour drive?!?!?!
10% off Apex which NEVER happens. Enough free food to last a lifetime. The tank we got for $700 off. For the most part, vendors would rather not haul stuff home. They would rather get rid of it. I got a flipper at regular price but free replacement blades. Near the end of the show, frags and fish were marked down. I got tons of free stuff and good discounts on the stuff I bought.

Yeah.. the 8 hour drive sucks but we’ve done it tons of times. We have gone to Disney a bunch and I also traveled there to go to dog shows. I’ve driven all kinds of places for dog shows!
 
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As implied by my screen name I am a peacemaker too, which is why I analyze conflict. If you reframe conflict as tension, then life - including our tanks - is filled with conflict and that helps us thrive!

Clearly I wasn't shopping at the same booths at Reef-a-Palooza! I had a great time and came a way with a few things I needed/wanted, but nothing like a new tank. Congratulations, that is awesome for you! I look forward to following your new build!
I actually started looking at frags. As I walked around, I saw tons of stuff I already have. That told me two things. First, a lot of stuff could be found at nearly every booth. Also, I’ve spent WAY too much money in frags in the last two years or so. ;) The frags/colonies I wanted were incredibly expensive. Yes, they were beautiful but I couldn’t live with myself if I got home with a dead $900 coral. I found three more common pieces, not that expensive, that I didn’t have already. I had zipped around before the show opened (diamond pass) and scoped things out. When hubby came down, I showed him what I found. As we walked, I pointed to the new tanks being displayed and said, “that tank is really pretty!” After that, I shut up. :) He walked over later when I wasn’t looking and inquired about it. I’m so bad....
 
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I actually started looking at frags. As I walked around, I saw tons of stuff I already have. That told me two things. First, a lot of stuff could be found at nearly every booth. Also, I’ve spent WAY too much money in frags in the last two years or so. ;) The frags/colonies I wanted were incredibly expensive. Yes, they were beautiful but I couldn’t live with myself if I got home with a dead $900 coral. I found three more common pieces, not that expensive, that I didn’t have already. I had zipped around before the show opened (diamond pass) and scoped things out. When hubby came down, I showed him what I found. As we walked, I pointed to the new tanks being displayed and said, “that tank is really pretty!” After that, I shut up. :) He walked over later when I wasn’t looking and inquired about it. I’m so bad....
Well played! and again, congratulations!
 
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So I realize now that my tank can come with either a 8” or 12” canopy. Mine, of course, is 8”. The original plan was to get the mounting track for my Radions, attach it to the canopy, then mount the lights to the track. I ordered the track and then realized that if hung that way, the lights would be about 3” off the water. On to plan B.... after reading a few older threads, we decided to cut holes in the canopy, set the lights down in the holes, then strap them on. This is my canopy with holes. ;Woot

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So I realize now that my tank can come with either a 8” or 12” canopy. Mine, of course, is 8”. The original plan was to get the mounting track for my Radions, attach it to the canopy, then mount the lights to the track. I ordered the track and then realized that if hung that way, the lights would be about 3” off the water. On to plan B.... after reading a few older threads, we decided to cut holes in the canopy, set the lights down in the holes, then strap them on. This is my canopy with holes. ;Woot
Way to improvise! It is unlikely that anyone will see it and you will likely have far better air flow!

And my dog...:)
...and a fine, inquisitive dog!
 
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Starting this morning. Biocube 32 down and contents removed. New tank in its place.

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Everything from the 32 and the 60 in buckets. Very unhappy fish and very unhappy corals.

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Sump is now running and tank has sand and water. Some of the base rock is in. I didn’t really have anywhere else to put it.

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Now I have an ocean of controllers and equipment to sort through.

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