Sit back and enjoy!

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  1. authentic

    authentic Well-Known Member

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    I am SPS addicted!my tank is just over 2 years old(150 gal)and i have spent ALOT of time buying corals both online and at my LFS.but i have finally reached a plateau.I scaped my tank very specifically with negative space and have finally run out of room for any new additions.I have collected alot of sticks from my wish list and they have grown out from frags to nice size colonies as a matter of fact i have just begun to trim things back !I am finally coming to a point where i am just sitting back and enjoying my tank as it is without looking for that next piece to purchase.It is a relaxing feeling and I feel that the tank is doing so well thats its basically on cruise control and i am sitting back and enjoying the ride. FullSizeRender(9).jpg
     
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    Wow amazing tank. I got 150g as well. Awesome
     
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    azbigjohn Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful tank! I love the different colors and textures!
     
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    Looks great! I am planning a 150 upgrade. After seeing that...now I really can't wait :)
     
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    I sadly cannot sit back and enjoy my tank for too long, I start getting the itch for a new coral or critter pretty quickly! I'll even bargain with myself, like telling myself I can get this one awesome coral by trading in these two other ones so I have even more room for corals later on down the line!
     
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    Upgrade time, bigger tank? I am close to being in the same boat and it gets frustrating as I can't really upgrade to a bigger tank. :(
     
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    When I upgraded to my red sea 525 the only place I had left was by the dining room table. It also happens that it is in full view while I'm cooking in the kitchen. Now I take time to sit in front of it all the time! Having a seat in front of the tank (rather than the couch with TV and tank to the side or back) reminds me to sit and enjoy the tank.

    Now if mine only looked as great as yours!
     
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    pluikens Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks awesome! What's the large black item on the left side of the front glass?
     
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    What kind of lights are you using?
     
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    Porthole for my viewing pleasure...ive had it for a long time,recently saw one in my LFS and commented how much i enjoy it and the owner said it had been in his display for a long time and no one even looked at it.
    I too can not get a bigger tank..its in my mancave and when i had it built i didn't check the doorway and turn in...i think i had about 1/4 of an inch leeway,definitely the biggest tank i will ever get into the room.

    ATI 8 bulb 60in with 2 reefbrite xho blues
     
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    i wonder how long the nirvana will last till you reach into your tank to change something..... not to jinx you, but I've long ago accepted the fact that if it wasn't actually a hobby, I'd be like a slave to my fish tank...
     
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    pardon my ignorance...what the heck is a 'porthole'...can you let me have a link pls
     
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