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I guess with all this time of sitting on my couch i will attempt to find all my old pictures of when i started this hobby back in 2010 with a 75 gallon reef ready deep blue tank and the upgrade to my 180 gallon with a fun filled move (ew). It will be a slow process since i have no clue if i can still access my old photos from picture bucket.
 
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Here's some pictures I found... I'll try and organize them the best I can. Or they will be a jumbled mess

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Those are of the 75 gallon. Unfortunately the bottom seam leaked and 15-20 gallons of RO water went into the tank. I lost all my coral, inverts and all my fish except for my female clown. Who I actually still have. Poor thing has made it through a lot. Tank leak, ich three different times ( Yup I didn't qt at all until recently) velvet outbreak which is why I now qt everything and lastly a heater that got stuck on. She's moved to three different tanks for homes, countless QT tanks and a few trips down the overflow.
 
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In 2017 I moved out of mommy and daddys basement and bought a house with my girlfriend who is now my fiance. Broke the tank down and moved it an hour away. Bought a nice custom stand and painted the inside white with marine boat paint. Here are some of the pictures I could find.

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I know it couldn't have been fun moving that beast.

It was awful, we called 5 different moving companies to see if they would move the tank out of the basement and into the new house. All of them said no they didnt want to be liable for it.
 
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Not the last time its going to be moving either. We will be moving to a new house in about two years so i can get on a different fire department. Luckily for me this house will have a basement and I will plan on a massive tank 700+ gallon.
 
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Started buying some marco reef shelf rocks. Unfortunaly NO ONE sells them up here so I have to buy them all online. Which kind of stinks because i cant see what I am buying and get any ideas for a structure.
 
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Finally decided to break the tank down and re do everything. Tank, sump and equipment all got a bleach bath to kill anything that could have been living on them. Ditched the durso standpipe and switched to herbie. One 1in drain and one 1inch emergency drain in each overflow box. Have a 3/4in return going up and over the back. Here is the scape that we came up with.
 
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