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Re: 700 build thread

Postby gammer_100 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:06 am

Can't wait to see the updated pictures!
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:55 pm

slow progress on the build becuase of my knee surgery but my son has been helping me get my background/overflow covering rock in place. i used 280 pounds ofmarco rock prime cuts for it. 240 pounds on the walls and have another 40 pounds of not as interesting looking rock that i will use as bases for the reef structure that i will be building as soon as i can get back in the tank. hoping to be mobility back soon but its hard to tell at just 5 days post op. i will get some updated picks online today and maybe a few of our hawaii trip a couple weeks ago.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby meisen on Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:03 pm

Sorry to hear about the surgery buddy (well maybe it was a good thing? planned? ). Anyway, keep the updates coming and don't hesitate to lmk if you ever need someone to help with the larger projects. I still have your frags from YZ btw. All doing OK though some are getting kind of large, might need to trim them a bit :shock:
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:41 pm

yep surgery was planned, this is a slow time of year at work. i start PT tomorrow so i am regaining mobility. i will have to set up a time to hobble in and pick up the frags. also will try to get the newer tank pics up in a day or 2. not much to look at just some new dry rock on the walls.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:05 pm

ok most recent tank pics here showing the new rock
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby travis on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:35 am

cant wait to come up by u and see this beast!!!!!! :D
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby meisen on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:20 am

skanderson wrote:yep surgery was planned, this is a slow time of year at work. i start PT tomorrow so i am regaining mobility. i will have to set up a time to hobble in and pick up the frags. also will try to get the newer tank pics up in a day or 2. not much to look at just some new dry rock on the walls.

Oh no hurry, I was only kidding about fragging them :)
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:34 pm

slight delay was getting ready to put the sump under my new frag tank online when i decided to do one more check on the temp. that is when i realized that since last night my thermometer in the sump has disappeared. fearing the worst i took apart the quick connect on the inlet of my dart and sure enough i found the base in there with the sheared off remains of the top of the glass thermometer. sooooo, now im draining the sump and making another 100 gallons of salt water to fill it. picks soon.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby gammer_100 on Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:04 pm

Are there any new updates that you can share on the build?! :lol:
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:42 pm

sort of a non update update. there is fresh water in the tank so i know it holds water. i wont be getting it up and running until midwinter in all likelyhood because i am busy setting up a big vivarium right now. my desk will be built into the corner that is formed by the viv and the reef. i will put up some viv pics when i get it at least halfway up and then update when i get the rocks in the 700. going to be a busy winter because im busy with work as well as household stuff and kid stuff that my wife normally handles, she broke her hip 5 weeks ago. thanks for asking about progress, it will get done.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby Rohrermf09 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:14 pm

skanderson wrote:ok most recent tank pics here showing the new rock
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and a couple pics of the old 300
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Those are gorgeous tanks.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby SiLkk on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:09 am

any update?
Nanocube 12 gallon Deluxe started on Feb 1, 2009
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:22 pm

tank is now full of saltwater with all the pumps on and the skimmer on as well. im still deciding on what to do with the lighting so it is temporarily lit by a mish mash of old 250 watt mhs and one 400 watt mh. i do think that at first i will run the 400 watt mhs that i already have this winter and maybe make some led pendants to switch to or supplement with in the summer. i will try to get pics up by this weekend. the tank is full of rock but i need to spend a couple of days scaping it.
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Re: 700 build thread

Postby BraenDead on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:49 am

That's great - thanks for the update, excited to see pics!

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Re: 700 build thread

Postby skanderson on Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:35 pm

just a couple quick pics to show the magnitude of the clean up task ahead of me and if you look closely the need for some aptasia predators.
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