Mike's 150G SC Aquarium Build

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  1. chimmike

    chimmike Active Member

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    WWC is awesome. They have a ridiculous sale around black Friday every year too
     

  2. BfishLpond78

    BfishLpond78 F.U.P.A. R2R Supporter

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    Yea they are pretty awesome, hoping to get involved on that sale as well.
     
  3. evolved

    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor

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    You've got it, and @gcarroll was a part of that.
     
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    gcarroll Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I wasn't part of the $500 origin however, my friend was the online seller that sold it to Steve Weast for $500. At the time it was a crazy high price for a 6" colony. Look how far we have come.

    I was the originator of the Ultimate Stag and the Ultimate Efflo. The Ultimate Efflo is in WWC's showroom display. Not sure they even sell frags of it.
     
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    I love the history here, glad to be able to grab some of these pieces, hopefully I can achieve the success others have had.

    Would love to get my hands on that Ultimate Efflo
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Expert Contributor

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    Ok Greg; I didn't have it quite right but knew you know the history. :)
     
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  7. BfishLpond78

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    So I needed a frag rack to get my newly acquired WWC SPS packs out of the sand bed. I was tossing the idea back of forth of making your standard egg crate super glued to a mag float, but I wanted something clean and low profile. A lot of the other racks are huge and stick out into the tank too much. In addition I've read negative reviews about those companies magnets and not being able to hold up to the weight of corals.

    So during my search I stumbled upon a company that had what I wanted. Frag-a-rack had all black, low profile, sufficient room and super strong magnets.

    Right now I'm holding 18 SPS frags with extra room. Very happy with this frag tank.

    Few pics

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    Cool, i gave up the idea of a frag rack in the tank so got a frag tank :)
     
  9. BfishLpond78

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    Thank is newer so no coral colonies to frag and put into a tank. I'd like to do that someday. Just wanted to clean up sandbed and not have snails and crabs all over everything.
     
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    GlassMunky Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Not to hijack the original thread here, but what are the differences between the $500 efflo and the ultimate efflo? is there a thread or writeup somewhere already? i cant seem to find anything
     
  11. BfishLpond78

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    Not many write ups, but a lot of discussion between the two. I believe just by googling each piece, you'll see the Ultimate Efflo has much deeper coloration. Greg or Hunter may know more...
     
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    drernesto Well-Known Member Platinum Sponsor

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    Great build! Can't want to see it full of eye-candy!
     
  13. BfishLpond78

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    Picked up a trio of clowns today...buddy of mine has had them for awhile like this...said I had to take all 3. Seems that they have all taken a liking to each other. Time will tell though. Premium Picasso and two Grade A Snowflakes.

     
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    Little update to my build..here's a little video.

     
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    Culater94 Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Looking real good Mike!
     
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    I too am looking at the 150, how's it going so far? Post some pics!
     
  17. BfishLpond78

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    Tank is doing really well at the moment. I've had my fair share of struggles though. Big battle with an algae that seems to be under control now...couple issues with the doser. I will post some recent pics soon!
     
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    Couple of pictures of the tank

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    In an effort to post better photos I decided it was time to pick up a decent lens.

    Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro

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