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Tons of great images, but this one is the best!
Thank you!! He's my little helper. I have three boys. He is my youngest. My other two boys enjoy looking at the tank but my youngest loves helping me. He is always following me into the garage to help fill up the ATO, etc. He will be my little reefer when he gets older.
 
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Finally had a chance to order the Trident. I ordered it today with an extra reagent kit. It will be in early next week!! Will be working on the fish room this weekend getting ready for it. I also have plans to move my controller and EB832 to a new spot with a mounting board, etc.
 
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Starting to get some bubble algae throughout the tank. Had to pick up a small army of Emerald Crabs to help conquer this war. These are little man's favorite!

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Look what majestic beast just showed up on my door step today!

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Got it installed in 30 minutes. Currently running my tests now.
 
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Calibrated the Trident tonight and the results are spot on with my Hanna Checkers. Loving the results so far!!

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Coral growth update. Growth really starting to take off now. Good growth weekly. Newly added dry rock has delivered a lot of GHA. I picked up a Sea Hare to help.

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Coral growth over the last 4 months. Really taking off now. Also full tank shot as of today. I moved one of the rocks on the right to the middle today. I like the look of it as it breaks up the middle a little bit.

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Busy weekend. Moved my calcium reactor to it's new location. Set up the stand for my new frag tank setup. Nothing crazy, just a 20 gallon for now. Need to finish plumbing this week and get the light installed. Always a good thing when you need to install a frag tank.
 
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Should I go for the 20 gallon or something bigger like a 40 breeder for a frag tank?
 
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of course bigger lol ! ;Clown

(those aussie acros are in my 70 gal frag tank)

and something very shallow, way easier to clean.
Lol. Now you tell me after I built my stand. Lol. I am leaning more on the bigger side. Do you have a Lowboy?
 

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Lol. Now you tell me after I built my stand. Lol. I am leaning more on the bigger side. Do you have a Lowboy?
my brother got me a used tank off craigslist, you want biggest cause it's handy, like pretty dang important, to put stuff in different lighting n flow zones ;Cat

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my brother got me a used tank off craigslist, you want biggest cause it's handy, like pretty dang important, to put stuff in different lighting n flow zones ;Cat

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Awesome! What a nice brother! That tank looks awesome. Going to keep my eye out for deals now.
 
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Off to Tennessee for the weekend. My oldest son has a baseball tournament. Got my plans and cameras in place. Ready for the weekend!!

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Leaving for Cape Hatteras today for some needed vacation. Tank is getting used to running on it's own now. Love my Apex, cameras, and automation. Hopefully when I get back next week I will find some good growth.

I will be stopping by in Raleigh on my way back and picking up another 10 sticks. My tank is going to be filled in no time.
 
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Returned from vacation and all is well. Apex and Trident kept me in check and up to date.

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Hey wondering if some one could help me out I have set up a 300 gallon acrylic tank I was told it's ok to put fish in then been told no dont half to let it cycle well I bought another 180 gallon an it had a shark as well with a bunch of clown fish I have them in my 300 they seem to be doing good but my ammonia level is high an my nitrite is 3.0 if been useing prime an I have a bunch of algae it is brownish green this is my my first set up as saltwater I just started the first of this month thank you

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