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Hello R2R, as most are in the same boat of needing approval to start a SW reef tank, I am no different. I got a great deal on a 110g tank, filter (FX6 canister), a 50” reef breeder, and two wave makers. I built my own stand complete with cabinets, and storage. I’ve completed my aquascape, now I’m just waiting for my sand (Caribsea Fiji pink) to be delivered. I just wanted to introduce myself as I will post some pictures once I get the sand. Lastly, know that I look forward to asking tons of questions, probably to the point of annoyance, and look forward to learning this great hobby!!
 

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Welcome. Though it you dont put some pictures up I take back my welcome :)
I’ll have some up by this weekend. It’s going to look kinda sad though. Just rock and sand right now. I went with white live rock, I want to see the coralline algae grow (I’m weird).
 
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I’ll have some of the whole setup this weekend. Hers a few of the stand that I built.
 

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Looks like a great start friend. Is your rock work bonded together in any way? Great job hiding the glue/epoxy if so. If not you may want to consider that before you get too much further along. In tank avalanches are not fun. Love the stand BTW.
 

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Looks like a great start friend. Is your rock work bonded together in any way? Great job hiding the glue/epoxy if so. If not you may want to consider that before you get too much further along. In tank avalanches are not fun. Love the stand BTW.
+1 on that. I’ve had a tough time with my scaping, even with putty. One time the whole rockwork crashed down during a cleaning.

Welcome, by the way! You’ll love it here, lots of expert advice and knowledge! I learn something new every day! Have fun reefing!!
 
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Looks like a great start friend. Is your rock work bonded together in any way? Great job hiding the glue/epoxy if so. If not you may want to consider that before you get too much further along. In tank avalanches are not fun. Love the stand BTW.
Thank you for the compliment, and yes, it is all bonded together minus one of the pieces that broke loose. I wasn't sure if the epoxy would cure, properly that is, in the water as opposed to out. The stand was pretty easy. I say that considering that one of my other hobbies is carpentry, and I have a small woodshop in my garage. That certainly helps.

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+1 on that. I’ve had a tough time with my scaping, even with putty. One time the whole rockwork crashed down during a cleaning.

Welcome, by the way! You’ll love it here, lots of expert advice and knowledge! I learn something new every day! Have fun reefing!!
I will admit that it took me about 4 hours of shifting, rotating, and moving the rocks to find the layout. I did mess up because I didn't wash the rocks off before using the putty, so my rocks didn't cure that well. I ended up use more than I should have, but I was able to hid it pretty well.

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Thank you for the compliment, and yes, it is all bonded together minus one of the pieces that broke loose. I wasn't sure if the epoxy would cure, properly that is, in the water as opposed to out. The stand was pretty easy. I say that considering that one of my other hobbies is carpentry, and I have a small woodshop in my garage. That certainly helps.

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My experience is it cures well under water. I typically wet it a bit while I'm working with it.
That said, I am by no means an expert on the stuff.:)
 

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