My Next Step: The Drop Off Tank

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  1. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Legend!
     
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    Beautiful
     
  4. Legendary Corals

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    Beautiful tank! Makes me want to try a drop off as well.
     
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    Sweet mother load!
     
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    Your tank is gorgeous I don't know I used to think the large cubes were the way to go but now looking at your step down tank I am starting to think differently I'm probably going to have to carry some at my shop beautiful gorgeous words don't describe it you did a great job
     
  7. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you David

    Thank you buddy

    Thank you buddy :)

    LOL Thank you I think!!

    Thank you buddy your very kind :)

    Thank you all,,,
    The start of this year was a bit of a shock, On the 2/1/16 I had a heart attack.
    Five weeks ago today,I have been off work since and have started rehab, I have at least another 6 weeks off work.
    Yesterday was my first trip out to the LFS on my own, and what a trip it was.
    Here is my new addition

    [​IMG]DSC_1636 by Michael Choppen, on Flickr

    I fell in love the minute we met lol, I have also acquired a Apex but not set it up yet.
    I will update more over the next week all being well.
     
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  8. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Man what an awesome fish!
     
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  9. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you David


    image.jpeg
     
  10. revhtree

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    Simply stunning! One of my favorite tanks!
     
  11. Lilly45nano

    Lilly45nano Active Member R2R Supporter

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    I just found your thread....you have created a reef heaven in your dining room...BRAVO:) You must have the best LFS ever ...just incredible

    God speed to your recovery.
     
  12. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you yet again David :)

    Thank you Lilly you are very kind :)

    Few pictures
    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  13. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Great shots!
     
  14. bknapp

    bknapp Has been left unattended MTRCMember

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    Incredible. Tank and inhabitants are absolutely stunning, amazing photography as well.

    Hope your recovery from your heart attack is going well.
     
  15. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Whoa I missed the part where you had a heart attack!! How are you buddy?
     
  16. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Hey Brandon
    Thank you buddy your very kind regarding both my health and tank, Yes I feel so much better now thanks.
    Bit of a shock as I thought it was just a little indigestion hey ho.....:)

    Hi David
    I am very well thank you, I have kinda let the tank just tick over and ignored it but not neglected.
    I took a big decision to remove all the animals off the lower sand, I did not feel it was fair to keep them when I have been paying the tank no attention.
    LPS need tlc more so than sps so I have no lps on the sand, My tank is relatively simple to look after now.
    Check top up
    Check dosing salt containers
    Feed fish
    I feel I can now ignore the tank for a little while and not worry as much, I love lps but i can't honestly say i want the added hassle and care at this moment.
    The tank imo looks better, less is more

    [​IMG]DSC_4682 by Michael Choppen, on Flickr
     
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    The tank looks amazing :) your photography rocks:D

    so happy you are feeling better;)
     
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    Amazing...
     
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    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful tank!
     
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    Wow awesome great looking tank . Glad to hear you are feeling better enjoy!!!
     
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