Stax of Rocks in a Glass Box

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Tank is doing so much better.
A few ICP test, slow and methodical corrections, and patience while it just does its thing.

Added a 7G waterbox tank today.

I guess I just have to many uses for the GHL and extra outlets since downgrading. Don't know what Ill put in there yet.

Have a Maxi doser to run both tanks ATO's. Decided to move the water mixing station under the tank to keep it semi - automated as well. Still working on this.

Corals are gaining colors and growth is slowly happening now. I did loose some from the Dino.
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Could you please explain what the two barrel containers are doing, and how they are plumbed?
I was setting up an AWC / mixing station under the tanks because I don't have a sump anymore, but nixed it.
Took out the left large reservoir. The right one is my ato for the two tanks.
 

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I was setting up an AWC / mixing station under the tanks because I don't have a sump anymore, but nixed it.
Took out the left large reservoir. The right one is my ato for the two tanks.
Any particular reason why you nixed it? Looks like an excellent use of space to me:)
 
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Tank is coming along swell. Having issues with green corals slowly turning yellow, but overall its consistent and very stable.

The little 7 gallon water box is fun, but still dont know what to do with it yet besides keeping inherited corals. Probably go with unique inverts and fluffy coral.
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So... the tank is well..... to well infact that I'm scared to touch it, less it's cleaning the glass. The corals are starting to entrust nicely and coloring up ok.

Switched from AF to TM salt with ATI - ICP & supplements a few months back, so far very happy.


Being said...
That means I must upgrade the little waterbox. Give me something to tinker with anyway while the corals grow out.

Debating the Nuvo Abyss panorama or peninsula.

The Panorama would fit just about perfectly with the ledge on the controller cabinet and the tank stand. Leaving just enough room to clean and for pump magnets.
But would hinder upgrading the 50G. To the SR 80G.

I desperately want a euphyllia dominated tank and this little one ain't gonna cut it.

Decisions....decisions.??

Already ordered more stax rock, e-marco epoxy and some real reef branch.

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Anyone have experience with this life rock branch? Seems odd that they are all the same shape. Gonna be a little challenging on this scape.
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Anyone have experience with this life rock branch? Seems odd that they are all the same shape. Gonna be a little challenging on this scape.
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I looked at it when I bought my Liferock Shapes but I didn’t like that they are all the same. However, I have seen a few pieces bunched together and when you do that it doesn’t look bad. You’re going to have to play with it to get a scape you like together with the Stax. I ended up pairing my Stax rock with rublezone pieces, gluing it together the way I wanted it. The Liferock is a cool product but it didn’t really work in the space I had available, at least I couldn’t make it work in a way that I liked. Someone else may have done better with it than I did.
 

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If I was hiring someone to make a nice setup/scape, it would be you chef. You have a special way with planning, organizing and seeing these things better than most. Kudos.

Yo should come to my build and tell me what I should reconsider
I looked at it when I bought my Liferock Shapes but I didn’t like that they are all the same. However, I have seen a few pieces bunched together and when you do that it doesn’t look bad. You’re going to have to play with it to get a scape you like together with the Stax. I ended up pairing my Stax rock with rublezone pieces, gluing it together the way I wanted it. The Liferock is a cool product but it didn’t really work in the space I had available, at least I couldn’t make it work in a way that I liked. Someone else may have done better with it than I did.
 
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