My First Attempt at the Big Time: WaterBox PP 230.6 Tank Build

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Ok! So I started this thread long ago “so I thought” but then I couldn’t find it. I am now 7 months into this adventure and 3 months into the tank itself. So I will bring you up to speed and then continue live. I have journaled and documented along the way. Many on my IG @Reeferstrong
I will date the entries as to when they truly happened until I catch up. As I am currently in the diatom doldrums just passed through the GHA. So here it goes!! Thanks for reading and commenting or whatever floats your saltwater boat!
I was asked to do a thread by some friends on here @crusso1993 @Hemmdog @ngoodermuth @NY_Caveman @norfolkgarden @Katrina71 and others. So here it is...

Here is me starting this larger build and on the Mediterranean last September experiencing some real salt water !! Only water i have ever been able to float!

 
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Ok! So I started this thread long ago “so I thought” but then I couldn’t find it. I am now 7 months into this adventure and 3 months into the tank itself. So I will bring you up to speed and then continue live. I have journaled and documented along the way. Many on my IG @Reeferstrong
I will date the entries as to when they truly happened until I catch up. As I am currently in the diatom doldrums just passed through the GHA. So here it goes!! Thanks for reading and commenting or whatever floats your saltwater boat!
I was asked to do a thread by some friends on here @crusso1993 @Hemmdog @ngoodermuth @NY_Caveman @norfolkgarden @Katrina71 and others. So here it is...

Here is me starting this larger build and on the Mediterranean last September experiencing some real salt water !! Only water i have ever been able to float!

So, what you're saying is you've been all swollen like that since last September? I'd get that checked out ASAP as I think you're beyond a simple penicillin prescription for a remedy!
 
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So here is where i spent hours and hours trying to map out the best way to go from an 8 and 29 g biocube... my travels had let it get to this point and I knew I wanted a lower maintenance more spectacular tank so I went to Aquashella in ChicAgo

 

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So here is where i spent hours and hours trying to map out the best way to go from an 8 and 29 g biocube... my travels had let it get to this point and I knew I wanted a lower maintenance more spectacular tank so I went to Aquashella in ChicAgo

I thought you worked in Pittsburg area? Lol.
 
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So at Aquashella I bought this RODI and tank. Along with three radion XR30w pro G4 with the arm mounts, two MP40’s, NYOS quantum skimmer, and a vectra M1, and a Reeflink (still never used it).
 

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BTW - every time I see your name, no matter where i see it, I always see "tdwaldo!" I'm not sure why.
I see it backwards. odwaldt.

 
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I have a medication for each of you and I will bring it to our first meeting!!! You may never know when I “distribute” it and the treatment starts!
 
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So it took from August until November to get it delivered..slow boat from China...literally. I was in China giving a talk last year and had the opportunity to not only workout with a Sumo team from Japan but also see the Red Sea and the WaterBox factories. And then saltwateraquarium.com had a booth in Chicago and offered 10% off that day. Sooooo... I had 3 months to buy and cure rock, build water station and install insulated pipe to run tubing for the automatic water changes all in the crawl space!
 
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All the thoughts and planning and never thought about the delivery. We live in a rural area with about a 1/3 mile driveway so guess where they drop shipped it. Luckily the truck driver was a former patient of mine from when I had a conventional office and went to Lowe’s and borrowed there hand truck dolly and wheeled it down the driveway. I hadn’t planned on how to get it into the house. I have never called on anyone to help me lift something and it was quite the joke around my sons-in-Law that I was calling them to come help lift. Bunch of redneck dufuses!! Lol... jk but they are ... [emoji2371]
Hey I chose to keep them here in KY after my time at Fort Knox in the Army! Haha
 
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