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Only got to page 14 before getting distracted. Yum!
Most of this thread is a distraction with a bunch of great people and a few misfits.

Thank you for stoping by and feel free having cookies and a drink during your visit.

Feel free to ask questions, tell me I’m doing it wrong or tell a joke. Anything goes here as long as it follows R2R rules a little bit
 
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Boring update but felt the need to post since I was here
No filter socks just little strip of Pink floss to catch some macro algae before the return pump, fuge and bag of ROX carbon. 4’ of tank, 1” total glass and 13’ to other side of room. Glass has slight haze of algae. Most of the haze on my great nieces chairs and unicorn tree is the iPhone camera.
Not the clearest or cleanest water but not bad
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Over the weekend took a trip to vist a few great friends @RichtheReefer21 let me crash at his house. Tank looks great! Big difference from a frag tank. Was greeted by @Raege wearing his reef attire and we all headed to vist @Scurvy. I’m still blown away seeing scurvy’s system in person. All the wrasse and SPS. Now I have a goal. We headed to vist @Fudsey for pizza and reefing. Beautiful tank with some big colony’s. Fuds took us down to the dungeon to show us his big Cheeto ball and sump. Love the basement sump idea after seeing one in person. Trip was much needed and I thank you all for inviting me in your homes.

Now for some pictures
I never get a pick of this guy. He comes out grabs food and takes off to his cave. Always dark or can’t focus fast enough.
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Always perched in the front left corner looking like a stud.
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Daddy when are you going to get more snails? We don’t build our home with empties. Now we are stealing egg crate with frags
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Over the weekend took a trip to vist a few great friends @RichtheReefer21 let me crash at his house. Tank looks great! Big difference from a frag tank. Was greeted by @Raege wearing his reef attire and we all headed to vist @Scurvy. I’m still blown away seeing scurvy’s system in person. All the wrasse and SPS. Now I have a goal. We headed to vist @Fudsey for pizza and reefing. Beautiful tank with some big colony’s. Fuds took us down to the dungeon to show us his big Cheeto ball and sump. Love the basement sump idea after seeing one in person. Trip was much needed and I thank you all for inviting me in your homes.

Now for some pictures
I never get a pick of this guy. He comes out grabs food and takes off to his cave. Always dark or can’t focus fast enough.
45146740-39C8-4253-A14D-10378EE6257A.jpeg


Always perched in the front left corner looking like a stud.
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Daddy when are you going to get more snails? We don’t build our home with empties. Now we are stealing egg crate with frags
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Sounds like a fun trip! If you ever make it wisconsin way hit me up :D
 
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Sounds like a fun trip! If you ever make it wisconsin way hit me up :D
Lucky for you it’s little cold up there for me now. Would be honored to shake the mayors hand and see his reef. Us crabs need to stick together
 

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Over the weekend took a trip to vist a few great friends @RichtheReefer21 let me crash at his house. Tank looks great! Big difference from a frag tank. Was greeted by @Raege wearing his reef attire and we all headed to vist @Scurvy. I’m still blown away seeing scurvy’s system in person. All the wrasse and SPS. Now I have a goal. We headed to vist @Fudsey for pizza and reefing. Beautiful tank with some big colony’s. Fuds took us down to the dungeon to show us his big Cheeto ball and sump. Love the basement sump idea after seeing one in person. Trip was much needed and I thank you all for inviting me in your homes.

Now for some pictures
I never get a pick of this guy. He comes out grabs food and takes off to his cave. Always dark or can’t focus fast enough.
45146740-39C8-4253-A14D-10378EE6257A.jpeg


Always perched in the front left corner looking like a stud.
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Daddy when are you going to get more snails? We don’t build our home with empties. Now we are stealing egg crate with frags
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Great pics, love the goby !
 
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Over the weekend took a trip to vist a few great friends @RichtheReefer21 let me crash at his house. Tank looks great! Big difference from a frag tank. Was greeted by @Raege wearing his reef attire and we all headed to vist @Scurvy. I’m still blown away seeing scurvy’s system in person. All the wrasse and SPS. Now I have a goal. We headed to vist @Fudsey for pizza and reefing. Beautiful tank with some big colony’s. Fuds took us down to the dungeon to show us his big Cheeto ball and sump. Love the basement sump idea after seeing one in person. Trip was much needed and I thank you all for inviting me in your homes.

Now for some pictures
I never get a pick of this guy. He comes out grabs food and takes off to his cave. Always dark or can’t focus fast enough.
45146740-39C8-4253-A14D-10378EE6257A.jpeg


Always perched in the front left corner looking like a stud.
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Daddy when are you going to get more snails? We don’t build our home with empties. Now we are stealing egg crate with frags
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That is a beautiful fish Crabby!
 

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Was great catching up with you Don, I only wish I had the day free to head North with you guys too. Glad you enjoyed the tank, As I said I feel like it's still got a ways to go which I guess is the downside of seeing your own tank every day :)
 
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Great pics, love the goby !
Thanks goby loves his picture taken

That is a beautiful fish Crabby!
Thank you goby was your idea and LNH was Fudsey. I recommend a LNH for the miracle tank.

Was great catching up with you Don, I only wish I had the day free to head North with you guys too. Glad you enjoyed the tank, As I said I feel like it's still got a ways to go which I guess is the downside of seeing your own tank every day :)
Always trying to improve is how we get better. Not sure if we are ever fully satisfied with results knowing it could be better.
 
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The pictures were great! I wanna go on a road trip so stinking bad!
Road trips with friends are so much fun. So many people I would love to visit from R2R but hard with how spread out we all are.
 
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Yes totally agree. I hope MACNA 2021 is something I can manage. Not this year because we have two large trips in 2020. Maybe we can start working on a loose hope so plan?
Do you know where macna will be? As long as it’s not during my busy time for work I might be able to work something out. Would be nice meeting you and others during a great event
 

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Do you know where macna will be? As long as it’s not during my busy time for work I might be able to work something out. Would be nice meeting you and others during a great event
No idea where it will be yet. But it is usually in later August early September.
 

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