John's SPS Shallow 90g Peninsula-Lagoon build

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Looking really nice!

Two questions;
Who made the lid?
Where did you get the magnets for the cabinet door/side?
Thank you! The lid is from Octo Aquatics @cromag27, Matt does great work and his customer support was awesome! I believe the magnets are from magnet4less? But there was another place that I might've bought a few from as well? They are 1/4" N52, so they are very strong and can easily rip off flesh from your fingers if you're not careful.
 

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Thank you! The lid is from Octo Aquatics @cromag27, Matt does great work and his customer support was awesome! I believe the magnets are from magnet4less? But there was another place that I might've bought a few from as well? They are 1/4" N52, so they are very strong and can easily rip off flesh from your fingers if you're not careful.
Nice! Playing with the idea of a removable door for my stand. The opportunities are endless with a DIY stand :)
 

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@Smite this one is taking off.
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This one is slowly getting its pink back.
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T. noae snuggling up under my forest fire.
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You're pulling my favorite part out of that ASD Doomsday. I love that teal color it gets on the base/new growth. What in the awesomeness is that baby blue with pink polyp acro?
 
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You're pulling my favorite part out of that ASD Doomsday. I love that teal color it gets on the base/new growth. What in the awesomeness is that baby blue with pink polyp acro?
That's a smooth skin I picked up from unique. It browned out on me (of course) but its slowly coming back. It looked like loripes when I picked it up. I had a blue one too, but the red bugs did that one in. I need to go back to unique soon to cash in some credit that I have. I'll give you a piece when it grows out more.
 
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I love your photography, giving back a realistic view of the colours and growth of the corals.
That carpenters wrasse (if not mistaken) is gorgeous as well.
Thanks! I just use an iPhone with the Orphek filters on it, out of simplicity. I actually have a nice DSLR, but I don't want to spend a bunch of time post processing with software to match what I see in person, so the iPhone does the trick for now. One day, I'll actually take the time and get some nice macro shots, but for now, the iPhone will suffice.
I have two flashers at the moment. Filamented and McCoskers. I did have a super nice carpenters, but he succumbed to a spinal injury. I'm gong to add a trio of Ignitus anthias soon, so I'll have more activity on what little upper water column I have. I'm also on the hunt for another Tanaka possum wrasse. Wetmorella's are my absolute favorite wrasse family, being there are only three members, it's easy enough to have them all in a large enough tank. I'll probably get a yellow banded for my 25g lagoon build.
 
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Great fish selection and perfect for a 90g tank.
The Tanakas are on my list for the future tank as well.
They're awesome! I actually know where I can get a fully QT'd yellow banded, so I might pick one up? It's only 1 1/2", so a great size.
 
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No filter iPhone pics. The contrast between the gold and purple on my maxima doesn't really show in this pic, but it's really cool in person. I've been slowly increasing the color on my Kessil's during peak times and I think I'm going to increase the color to 100% and see what colors I can pull from some of these pieces?
I finally settled on a name for my blue/purple acro, I'm going to call it Valkyrie's Moon. Not that it's going to be a thing, but I figured why not?
 
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IPhone photo dump.
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Pink caddy
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This no namer is starting to go crazy.
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Close up of my Valkyrie's Moon
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This one is courtesy of @Smite. Super cool piece!
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Confetti in two parts because it's too big for one pic.
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Doomsday, another piece courtesy of @Smite
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Pikachu and Ultra Violet
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No name pink table.
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Blue goni
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Top down with ripples.
 
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Looking awesome. That ASD Doomsday is looking insanely happy, reef pets too! I'm glad you got a piece of that malaysian one, I think you're gonna get some cool growth and colors from that one.

That confetti is outstanding man, well done!
Thanks man! Yeah, the confetti is going crazy. I actually had a piece of red planet next to it and it's completely covered it. I think its growing faster than my monti cap?
 

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I just ordered a battlebox from Adam. I sold one of my old Deltec skimmers, so it's completely funded. I decided to go with a 4pc box, figured I'd go for quality over quantity. So now I really need to sell some stuff.
That's awesome, did you leave it full mystery or did you request a certain piece?
 
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That's awesome, did you leave it full mystery or did you request a certain piece?
We haven't discussed that part yet. But I'll probably just leave it up to him. It's not like he has some duds in the mix, so I'm sure it'll be a cool batch regardless. As much as I would like some true yellow pieces, I'm not gonna hold my breath. Hopefully I get a smoothie or two? Those are the ones I really like and most of them are less than $100, so who knows?
 
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Here's my first battlebox. Some pretty cool pieces. I'll probably pass the fox flame to a local reefer, as my colony is really starting to take off. It was an extra piece Adam threw in, so that's pretty cool. I can't wait until these pieces start to grow. Now I really need to get rid of duplicates and pieces I don't want. Problem is, no one has offered anything on the pieces I have for sale. I guess I'll try to post on the market place here on R2R? I mean a 3" + frag of WD for $80 and no offers?
 

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