MichaelE’s 1000L upgrade. Risky fish and sps in Sweden.

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So, first month down. Been some ups and down but overall it’s been good so far. I recently started a little YouTube channel as I find documenting these things are easier in video format.
give it a look if you’re interested :)
Thats a great looking tank !
Thumbs up mate !
 
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I managed to find the time to skin the stand last weekend. I went with a solid piece of white acrylic for the front since I basically have no need for easy access below the tank on the daily since all the equipment is my sump room.

The acrylic turned out to be a bit opaque so it was fairly funny looking before I painted the back.
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The magnet strips I got were freaking useless so I had to put some shims under it to stop it from sliding down.
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I’ve since solved that problem by getting some rare earth magnets that has a strength of 30kg each.

Unfortunately I’ve had a couple of losses the last few weeks. My idol managed to get freaked out over something, crashed in to a rock and killed itself. I also got a peppermint hogfish that’s was doing great but got sucked in to one of my octo 4’s and…yeah.

Sold of some large colonies, got a new millie and a clam as well. L

Latest YouTube video if anyone is interested
 
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Nice tank! I am eyeing the Aurora V8. What’s your experience so far?
Thank you. I like it! I’ve had it running for about two months at this point so I believe I have enough experience with it to do a more detailed review. I’ll get to it in a little bit :)
 
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Thank you. I like it! I’ve had it running for about two months at this point so I believe I have enough experience with it to do a more detailed review. I’ll get to it in a little bit.

That would be wonderful. I have my fingers on the ordering button, and not sure how long it will take you to review it, but perhaps you can give a brief 'go-for-it' or 'hold off' for the time being?
 
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That would be wonderful. I have my fingers on the ordering button, and not sure how long it will take you to review it, but perhaps you can give a brief 'go-for-it' or 'hold off' for the time being?
I’d say go for it. It’s a very good light :)
 
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Is this Viking Reef??

I follow your reef on instagram. Your reef is actually my inspiration! You have a seriously good taste in aesthetics! Bravo!
Hey dude! Yeah, that would be me.
Really happy to hear it! That must be the first time I’ve heard that…basically everyone on my fathers side is an artist in one way or another but I can hardly draw a straight line haha!

I like your proposed scape! As you might be able to tell I also like large open areas of sand. I think it gives the tank a much more natural look and frames the corals nicely.

Glad to have you along for the ride man :)
One bad thing about the IG thing is that I spend less time on the forums as time is fairly finite at the moment with a kid and a demanding job.
 
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Oh and I’m giving serious thoughts to getting a pair of these guys for the tank. I’ve been enthralled with them since diving in the Red Sea ages ago.
I know it’s one heck of a risk but I’ve seen it done and I have a lot of stuff in the tank that wouldn’t exactly be considered reef safe without any major issues.

I just need to make room for a conditioning tank in my fish room before pulling the trigger.
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