Sierra_Bravo's "What did I get myself into??" 120g in-wall build thread

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Whoa!! Stunning!!

I got a similar Frag. Different color.
How long did it take to grow that size? I see the original plug in the middle.

Well, I was looking back to see when exactly I got it and am not finding it. However, here is a picture taken July of 2018 showing how large (small) it was at that time. It was still on that same plug. :) It really has grown slowly.

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I use two black styrene panels to cover the rear of my tank. It makes it easy to remove them and clean the back glass. I always enjoy it because you get an entirely different view than you are used to.

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Figured out where all my Nerite snails go to get down and party. ;)

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All sorts of cool sponges and tunicates, plus I get to see where one of my brittle stars hang out during the day.

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I'm very pleased with the turnaround the tank has made. This WWC Grafted Sunfire was a centerpiece of the tank and probably close to 8-10" across with multiple plates. I lost it all except two small frags and a larger piece, each of which was nearly white. Here are what those frags look like now. Fighting through the issues and making a comeback has been a highpoint since I've started.

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I use two black styrene panels to cover the rear of my tank. It makes it easy to remove them and clean the back glass. I always enjoy it because you get an entirely different view than you are used to.

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How do you manage not to get the APex and other controllers from getting Spill Damage?
They are under the ledge of the Tank Stand. (SPACERS? or something)
If I did that they way I splish and splash when reaching into Tank, I'd ruin my stuff in no time.
Maybe I should STop Putting my Hands into my Tank :) LOL
 
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How do you manage not to get the APex and other controllers from getting Spill Damage?
They are under the ledge of the Tank Stand. (SPACERS? or something)
If I did that they way I splish and splash when reaching into Tank, I'd ruin my stuff in no time.
Maybe I should STop Putting my Hands into my Tank :) LOL

What are you doing? Taking a bath in your tank? :p I rarely have any splash or spill issues and have not had any problems with my controllers there.
 

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What are you doing? Taking a bath in your tank? :p I rarely have any splash or spill issues and have not had any problems with my controllers there.
I was just teasing you. :) Bath or snorkelling/dive would be fun, but I need a bigger tank for that.
Yet, when I do reach into my tank,and I pull out tongs, tweezer, or hands it is hard to not get drips, unless I have a towel handy.
 

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